Pack Newsletter – November 2017

Welcome to a new month of Scouting! We have a new cubmaster to announce! Chris Gray has volunteered to lead our pack as we move into the new year. Chris was an eagle scout back in his day and his son, Logan just joined our pack last spring and can be found in our Wolf Den. We are very excited to get to know them both as well as all our other new scouts and new leaders. Jeff Patrick will be helping Chris get started in coming weeks and will slowly drift off into the blue and gold sunset officially come February.

We have been very busy recruiting this fall and have 11 new scouts and several new leaders. We are welcoming Brad Hallisey as a new Assistant Cubmaster, John Weale as an assistant den leader for the Wolf Den, and Mark Nelson and Christy Higa are now officially brown shirted committee members. We still have many more spots to fill in our leadership team, so if you would like to get involved whether it be for one event or as an official leader, please let us know! Our boys depend on us!

November Pack Meeting at Rose Hill Elementary:

Fitness Skills to Build Strong Scouts

November 15 7:00-8:00pm


Welcome to the Scouting Olympics!

Join our leaders as they take the boys through a myriad of exercises and skills as we create our own Olympic Games. Think long jump, high jump, 20 yard dash, shot put and more! The boys will move through stations and tackle tasks with their dens. We will need several parents to help time events and note progress on the scout score sheets.  Please contact Jeff Deinhard if you are available to help!

At the end of the night we will regroup for an exciting chariot race around the gymnasium.

It looks to be a fun event for all!

December Service Project at Food Lifeline in Seattle

Pack and Sort Food

Saturday, December 9th 9:00am-11:30am


Pack 428 has an opportunity to help serve our community by helping pack and sort food at Food Lifeline on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00am to 11:30am. 

We have spots for 30 people, so we will begin by limiting our sign up to 15 scouts and an accompanying parent so the most scouts can participate in this activity. Unfortunately, volunteers must be 6 years old and 3 of our Lions are not quite old enough to join in this one, but we will have other service projects this year that they will be able to participate in!

There are 3 necessary steps to signing up:

1: Pack 428 signup for awards, tracking the number of signups and making sure everyone is accounted for:


2: Food Life line has its own volunteer page for adults to login and sign up

FOOD LIFELINE  : This is the website link for FOOD Lifeline. Click on the December 9th date on the calendar and then click the ‘Sign Up’ button in the pop up window.

3: A consent form is required for all participants under 18. The link is below. You must print and bring this consent form with you to the event.


The Food Lifeline warehouse is now located at

Hunger Solution Center

815 S 96th St 
Seattle, WA 98108

Online Map

Help feed your

hungry neighbors!

Last year Food Lifeline rescued more than 40 million pounds of healthy nutritious food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants. This food often arrives in large quantities that can’t be directed immediately to the more than 275 food banks, shelters and meal programs that we serve.


Make an impact by helping us sort and repack the food we rescue every day. It’s easy, fun, and you can make a huge difference in just a few hours.


Food Lifeline is an industrial food handling facility which means certain procedures need to be maintained to keep everyone safe.

• Closed-toed shoes are required, no exceptions.

• It is often cold in the warehouse. For your comfort, please dress in warm layers.

• Your work will be physical in nature and includes long periods of standing. You may be asked to lift up to 40 pounds.

• Please arrive 10 minutes early and plan to work the full session.

Sort & Pack Ages 6+

Repack bulk donations into family size portions. Individual volunteers are welcome, as are children aged 6 years or older.


Hundreds of children volunteer with Food Lifeline each year to help those in need. Our volunteer sessions are fun, rewarding and empowering for all children ages 6 and older. We have these guidelines in place to keep them safe and insure that the projects they work on are successful.

• Children must be 6 years of age or older to volunteer.

• Children under 18 must bring a completed Parent/Guardian Consent Form to each volunteer session.

• Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, with at least 1 adult for every 5 children.


Each of you should have received an invitation to login to This is how we are tracking rank advancements this year and it allows parents to login to their accounts and add achievements as your scout completes them. This should make things much easier for your den leaders so please take some time to familiarize yourselves with the website and begin tracking your son’s progress.

No December Pack Meeting

January Pack Meeting at Rose Hill Elementary:

The Reptile Man

January 17 7:00-8:00pm

Pack 428 has its own website at

Keep up to date on events and activities! Our calendar and all the pack events and activities will be posted on this site. This year we will be making an effort to get the individual den events and activities posted as well.

If you are interested in helping maintain this website, please let us know, as we could use the help!


Pack 428 is on Facebook!!

Our FB page is a “Closed” group, so please request permission to join!  We would love to see you all there! We also frequently post photos from our various events on our FB page.  We encourage you to check them out!

Pack 428 2017-2018 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!

November 2017

4        Pack Outing: 3:30pm-5:30pm Vertical World

15      Pack Meeting 7:00pm-8:00pm:  Awards presentation, Fitness Skills to Build Strong Scouts

27      Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

December 2017

9**      Pack Outing: 9am-11:30am Sort and Pack Food at Food Lifeline

–          No Leader Meeting in December

–          No Pack Meeting in December

January 2018

17        Pack Meeting 7:00pm-8:00pm: Awards Presentation and the Reptile Man

TBD     Pack Outing: Overnight Adventure Sleeping with Sharks!

29        Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

February 2018

23 (Friday) Pack Meeting 6:00-8:00pm: Blue & Gold Dinner, Friends of Scouting & Awards Presentation

TBD     Pack Outing: Snow! – HYAK Sledding Hill – Need Volunteer Organizer

26        Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

March 2018

21       Pack Meeting 6:30pm-8:00pm: Pinewood Derby!

TBD    Pack Outing:  Scouting for Food

26       Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

April 2018

18       Pack Meeting 7:00pm–8:00pm: Awards Presentation, Paper Airplanes

TBD    Pack Outing: Bridle Trails Earth Day Restoration Project

30       Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

May 2018

16        Pack Meeting 7:00pm-8:00pm:  Awards Presentation and Rocket Building Workshop

TBD     Pack Outing:  Rocket Launch at 60 Acres Park

June 2018

4         Leader/Committee Meeting @ Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Rm 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm

13       Pack Meeting:  Picnic & Awards Ceremony

TBD    Pack Outing:  Family Camp- Need Volunteer Organizer

July 2018

–          No Leader Meeting in July

–          Pack Meeting: No Pack Meeting in August

TBD    Pack Outing:  Day Camp- Need Volunteer Organizer

TBD    Pack Outing:  Camp Edward Residence Camp in July or August – Need Volunteer Organizer

August 2018

–          No Leader Meeting in August

–          Pack Meeting:  No Pack Meeting in August

TBD    Pack Outing:  Hike

TBD    Pack Outing: Bike Ride

TBD    Pack Outing:  Swimming @ Strattonwood