Pack Newsletter – April 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Our Pack Meeting is at Rose Hill Middle School this month. We will be outside on the track and field, so dress for the weather!

Need more things to do? Well, you are in luck! This newsletter is jam packed with activities to get you through this busy and beautiful spring and summer! Know any boys who may be interested in scouting? We welcome visitors to all our pack meetings! Invite them along and let them join in and see what it is all about.

The Pinewood Derby was a smashing success and congratulations to our speedy racers! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! For those who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective dens, you are eligible to compete in the District Pinewood Derby at Redmond Town Center on May 6th. Racing starts at 10am and runs until 3pm. Dens race separately starting with Webelos and end with the Championship Race! Come and cheer our racers! For more information, contact David Williams.

We had a successful Scouting for Food event this month. Thanks to Colleen Rutherford and the scouts who collected food for Hopelink. They collected hundreds of pounds of food and $80 in cash from our wonderful neighbors and the clientele at Red Apple Market.

Remember to refer to our new website at for all this newsletter information and more!

Quickly approaching….SIGN UP: Earth Day Bridle Trails Clean Up

It is time to register online for the Twilight Session of Day Camp! This camp fills quickly and runs July 10-13 from 2:45-7:45pm. Cost is $80 for the week. A parent is required to volunteer for 1 of the 4 days, but it is not difficult and is fun!

Register here starting April 12th:

More information here:  Cub Scout Day Camp at Hans Jensen State Park

April Pack Meeting: Bing Bong Bang it’s Boomerangs!

Wednesday, April 19 7:00pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION CHANGE: Rose Hill Middle School Track & Field
13505 N.E. 75th St., Redmond, WA 98052

Boomerang Exhibition!

Ever wondered how it comes back to you? We have a couple boomerang experts who have been to the World Championships coming to teach us! We will learn about different types of boomerangs and their uses. And we will learn how to throw them!

This should be an amazing and fun event! Bring your friends!

Each scout will get a boomerang to take home. Additional boomerangs for guests and siblings are $5.

Camping Opportunites

It is time to pay for those upcoming camping opportunities! Bring your checkbooks or checks written out to Pack 428!

May 19-21- SIGN UP: Tolt MacDonald Camp Out! – $35 per family. Finish those badges!!

July 27-30 – SIGN UP: Residence Camp at Camp Edwards – $250 per scout, $165 per adult. 4 full days of meals and activities including pirates, songs and a relay race!

June 23-25 – SIGN UP: Bowman Bay Family Camp – $75 per family. Summer fun starts in the San Juan Islands!

Need a scholarship?  If the fees are a hardship for your family, please contact Gina Rose.

April Pack Outing: Earth Day Stewardship Event at Bridle Trails State Park

Saturday, April 22 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

We will be participating in an Earth Day 2016 event at Bridle Trails State Park on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to noon. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate Earth Day and help our community!

We will meet at the main parking lot area off 116th Ave NE. There is plenty of parking but because this is

state park property, a Discover Pass is required to park. If you don’t already have one I encourage you to purchase one, as the sale of $30 Discover Passes provides much of the Parks’ revenue.

Be sure to bring your boots, gloves, and hand pruners – The plan is to remove blackberries and ivy!

A free pizza lunch will be provided for those who want to stay after their hard work. There will be water and snacks during the event as well.

All scouting ranks require community service or a community clean-up project ~ this is a fun way

to get those projects in. The boys love pulling ivy and digging in the dirt!


Please contact Jeff Nelson with any questions.

Pack 428 2016-2017 Calendar

Below are the currently scheduled pack events.  Changes from month to month will be marked with an asterisk * and highlighted in RED. We still have many events without a volunteer to help organize. Please contact me if you are interested!

April 2017
19       Pack Meeting 7:00pm–8:00pm: Rose Hill Middle School Track Awards Presentation, Boomerangs!
22       Pack Outing: Bridle Trails Earth Day Restoration Project
24       Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

May 2017
17     Pack Meeting 7:00pm-8:00pm:  Awards Presentation and Rocket Building Workshop
19-21  Pack Campout: Tolt MacDonald Park
22     Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm
28     Pack Outing:  Rocket Launch and Optional Picnic at 60 Acres Park

June 2017
7      Pack Meeting:  Picnic & Awards Ceremony
23-25  Family Camp: Bowman Bay at Deception Pass State Park – Need Volunteer Organizer

July 2017
–      No Leader Meeting in July
–      Pack Meeting: No Pack Meeting in August
10-13  Cub Scouts Day Camp Cubs at Sea, Hans Jensen State Park
27-30  Pack Outing:  Camp Edward Residence Camp in July or August – Need Volunteer Organizer

August 2017
–      Pack Meeting:  No Pack Meeting in August
TBD    Pack Outing:  Hike
TBD    Pack Outing:  Swimming @ Strattonwood – Need Volunteer Organizer
28       Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

September 2017
22-24  Pack Campout at Renton Lions Youth Camp in Renton, WA