November 2018 Newsletter

Pack 428 Newsletter 

November 2018 

Welcome to a new month of Scouting! We have a lot of fun activities coming up, so please read below. An important reminder about Sleeping With the Sharks is that the sign up is already open, and the deadline is in December. See below for more details.

First up:

November Pack Meeting at Ben Rush Elementary:  

First Aid 

November 14, 6:00-8:00pm (moved to the 2nd Wednesday because of Thanksgiving) 

Although our official meeting will still begin at 6:30, we have a Redmond fire truck and first aid car coming from 6-7pm before the start of the meeting. Families can arrive ahead of time for plenty of time with the firemen. Then we will head inside as a group for the first aid stations and build a first aid kit activity.

Families should finish paying their dues and extra family member fees for MoPOP at this meeting if they have not already done so. We will also begin collecting money for extra siblings for Sleeping with Sharks (see details below).

Don’t forget that our monthly pack meetings are now at Ben Rush Elementary!

December Service Project: Snack Bags  

December 8, 9-11am, Lake Washington United Methodist Church 

Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland is our pack sponsor and also houses the Safe Parking program for women and families. Laurie Boyd has arranged for us to meet there and pack snack bags. Here is a sign up for items needed for the snack bags:

Lake Washington United Methodist Church

7525 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033 

January Pack Outing: Sleeping with the Sharks at the Point  

Defiance Zoo!  

Friday night thru Saturday morning: 1/25-26 OR February 1-2 

Enjoy an evening of adventure at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma! Explore the secret world of the Zoo after dark, dive into hands-on activities, and learn more about your favorite Zoo animals. Due to the popularity of this event in the past, we have booked two separate dates to accommodate all our scouts. Space is limited to 40 individuals. At each event the zoo will be providing a light snack in the evening and a continental breakfast the next morning. Each event runs from 7pm on Friday until 9:30am on Saturday. We will all be sleeping in the shark tank dome area together. Siblings 5 years old and older are welcome.

Sign ups are open now and will close on December 15, so do not delay! Payment is due by the January pack meeting. Scouts and their parents are free; siblings are $60 each. As always, if financial need is a reason why you can not attend, please contact Gina Rose at to see if a scholarship is available.

January 25-26:

February 1-2:

Any questions, or to indicate food allergies, please email or text Rebecca Deinhard at 425.652.9203 or

Pt Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 5400 N Pearl St Tacoma, WA 98407

No December Pack Meeting 


All our new families should have received an invitation to login to This is how we are tracking rank advancements each year, and it allows parents to login to their accounts and add achievements as your scout completes them. Please take some time to familiarize yourselves with the website and begin tracking your scout’s progress. There are some very helpful YouTube videos if you are having any trouble navigating the site. Please contact your den leader if you are having any trouble logging activities.

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.

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!