Scouting for Food: November 8 and 15, 2014


We had a great turnout for food collection at Scouting For Food!  Scouts canvassed the Brookvale neighborhood, collecting several vanloads of donated foods!  Thanks to all the scouts and families who participated in collecting, sorting, and transporting all the donated food.  This was a huge success, and goes directly back to the community to feed the neediest of all during the hardest time of the year.  Thank you all for making a difference!

Scouting for Food is the largest community service food drive in the Bay Area involving Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers and is part of Good Turn for America.

Good Turn for America is a national call to service by the Boy Scouts of America that will help provide adequate food and shelter and to develop good health habits in our nation. To address these issues, we are collaborating with some of the most respected service organizations working in each of these areas. These lead organizations, and thousands of other local groups, will work to provide volunteer opportunities for youth and adults to fight hunger, provide shelter, and teach the habits of healthy living.

Pack 163 Scouting for Food Collection Area
Pack 163 Scouting for Food Collection Area

Next Pack Meeting: Tuesday, November 18, 7:00pm at American High School

Pack 163 families:  Our next pack meeting will be on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00pm-8:30pm at American High School (36300 Fremont Blvd- the corner of Alder and Fremont).

We will have our annual Rain Gutter Regatta!

Please park in the parking lot behind the school (the Student Parking Lot off of Alder. Please park farthest from the street. Follow the paths between the 700 building and the 900 bldg/weight room back towards the gym.).

We will meet in the multipurpose room / new cafeteria.  (See map.)

Flag ceremony and task assignments will be updated soon.

See you there!


Renewal Fees for 2015

Hello Scouters,

It’s that time of year when we must pay dues to Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for the year 2015, plus Pack 163 dues.
For 2015, our renewal fee is $76.  This includes:
  • BSA dues for 2015 (good for Scout membership for the entire year, even if you transfer units)
  • Boy’s Life magazine subscription – monthly
  • Pack 163 t-shirt
  • Pack 163 dues (including book, scarf, slide for new rank after June)
We would like to see all Scouts continue with our Scouting program and renew for 2015.
  • Deadline: due by November 1st
  • Where: provide check to your den leader, at the Pack meeting, or arrange a drop-off/pick-up time.
  • How much: $76 with checks payable to BSA Pack 163.  Checks to be cashed at end of the month
Any questions, please contact me.  If you know you are not renewing please send me a note.
Yours in Scouting,
Ruth Dalton


Scouting For Food Dropoff Event, November 8, 2014

SFF2014We had around a dozen scouts turn out for Scouting For Food to drop off door-flyers in the Brookvale neighborhood on November 8.  Here’s photographic evidence that our scouts were there, intently focused on listening to instructions, and not at all completely absorbed in contemplating donuts!
Special thanks to Carl Allison for bringing donuts!



San Jose Sharks Scout Day: October 25, 2014 at 1:00pm, San Jose Sharks -vs- Buffalo Sabres

San Jose Sharks Scout Day: October 25, 2014 at 1:00pm, San Jose Sharks -vs- Buffalo Sabres

Many Pack 163 scouts and families took advantage of great discounts on tickets to see the San Jose Sharks play the Buffalo Sabres for Scout Night on October 25.  The Sharks lost the game, but everyone still had a lot of fun cheering on our team!




Trail Trek – October 18th at Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Six scouts from Pack 163 did the Sycamore Grove hike on October 18, hiking five miles along paved and unpaved trails.

We saw red ants, red-tailed hawks, red squirrels , deer, butterflies, dragonflies, crows, and dogs (on the trail).

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More information about Sycamore Grove

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