April 2021 Newsletter

April Pack Meeting – Wednesday, April 21, 7pm, Marymoor Soccer Field 1

We had such a great time together at our last meeting. We are looking forward to our next meeting where we will have the boomerang guys! Each scout will receive a boomerang to take home (suggested donation $5, if you are able). We will be meeting at Marymoor Park, soccer field 1 – different field than last time (map: marymoor_park_map_web_16.pdf (kingcounty.gov)). Similar to last time, we will have our flag ceremony, warm up with some noodle tag and then get into the boomerang activities. Masks and social distancing are required.

Upcoming meetings:

Wednesday, May 19, 7pm, Marymoor soccer field 4

Cub Scout Residence Camp – Camp Edwards, Snohomish WA, Thursday August 5-Sunday August 8

Come explore Camp Blazing Saddles at Camp Edward this summer!  Eight large campsites have tents (or you can bring your own), sharing two restroom facilities with private showers. Highlights include a climbing tower, a mine to explore, and Cub World featuring a fort and nature activity center! Sign up now for 4 days and 3 nights of fun!

General Camp Information including FAQs can be found here: https://www.seattlebsa.org/camp-edward Do not register on the site! Our pack has reserved spaces and will register as a group. However, you MUST signup to the pack via our signup genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044EA8AC2BA46-cubscout

Cost: $300 per scout, and $197 per guardian, due by our May meeting (check payable to Cub Scout Pack 428). Space is limited, and we will need a final number by May. Sign up quickly, and you can sign up even if you are a “maybe.” We can maintain a waitlist for now.

Questions? Chris will be hosting an informational Zoom meeting about camp. Details to follow.

Canoe to Alaska Virtual Race – Congratulations!

Congratulations to Wyatt (scout) and Jeff N and Jeff S (parents) for completing the course – all the way to Alaska!

A big shout out to all of our runners:

Pack 428 Scout Canoe: 23.95% Complete

Ankit D., Caleb S., Evan S., Kenji H., Wyatt N.

Pack 428 Leader Canoe: 52.97% Complete

Christa H., Melinda G., Miriam S.

Pack 428 Parent and Older Sibling Canoe: 75.25% Complete

Jeff S., Jeff N., Kai H.

Here’s some statistics from the event:

Total miles run: 179,827

Total number of runs logged: 47,089

Total time spent running: 1949 days, 5 Hours, 17 minutes

Average Completion Rate: 92.2%

Youngest participant: 6

Oldest participant: 83

Total donations: 

Alaska Native Heritage Center: $3,780

Oceanwise: $3,930

Spirit Bear Foundation: $3,618

Summer Day Camp is Back!

Yes! We missed day camp last summer, and are looking forward to it!

Key Details: Our pack usually attends the Twilight Session, July 12-15, but you can register for any session you wish. You must individually register your scout. Registration opens April 1 and fills up fast! Keep reading below for details about how to register and parent information sessions. See flyer at the bottom of this email, including the note about volunteering.

G’Day Cubmasters and Committee Chairs,

Exciting news! Cub Scout Day Camp will be back this summer at Hans Jensen Group Campsite in Issaquah as we go down under with Cubs in the Outback! Lets get all these “ankle biters” back outside for amazing Scouting fun in the bush.

There will be two walkabouts (sessions) to choose from:

TWILIGHT (approximately 2:45pm – 7:45pm, July 12 – 15) or

DAYTIME (approximately 8:45am – 1:45pm, July 13 – 16)

Registration will be limited so that safety protocols can be put in place.  All current (at the time of the event) WA State/Scouts BSA COVID-19 safety guidelines will be strictly followed, including reduced attendance.  

Cost is $100. Registration opens April 1st. Partial scholarships are available. Fair Dinkum! That’s a great deal.

Crikey!  This camp sells out in a normal year. With reduced space it will go even faster. So let your families know to Be Prepared!  The Day Camp website is  www.lakesammcubdaycamp.org . Registration will also be on this site.

Pack 428 Resources 
Our public website is https://pack428.com/.
Our private Facebook group is a place where we celebrate events and achievements of the scouts and post more photos. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pack428/