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

Click the headline link to save over $40 per ticket on tickets to the San Jose Sharks Day: Saturday, October 25 at 1:00pm at the SAP Center in San Jose. TICKETS PRICED AT $35 (upper reserve) and $65 (lower reserve).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Girls Scouts of Northern California! Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and availability is limited.


Click the headline link for more information and to order tickets!

Next Pack Meeting: Tuesday, October 28, 7:00pm at American High School

Pack 163 families:  Our next pack meeting October 2014 will be on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00pm-8:30pm at American High School (36300 Fremont Blvd- the corner of Alder and Fremont).

We will have our annual costume contest, so scouts and parents are encouraged to COME IN COSTUME!

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!


Scouting for Food: November 8 and 15, 2014

Coming up in November is our annual Scouting for Food Door Hanger/Flyer Drop Off event on November 8, and our Food Donation Collection on November 15.   Please bring your Scouts and enjoy doing a good deed for others in the Bay Area!

Pack 163 will distribute food drive donation flyers Saturday, November 8 to houses in the Brookvale neighborhood. These flyers talk about the program and invite residents to put out canned food items the following Saturday. The following  Saturday, November 15, we will pick up food donations and take them to a local Scouting distribution center.

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.

The more participants we have, the quicker and more efficient we’ll be.

  • November 8 – 9 am – Noonish at Brookvale School (Flyer distribution with Boy Scout Troop TBA)
  • November 15 – 9 am – Noonish at Brookvale School (Food pickup with Boy Scout Troop TBA)
Pack 163 Scouting for Food Collection Area
Pack 163 Scouting for Food Collection Area

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


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

Den 1 Bears visit local Ardenwood Farm and historic Patterson House.

On October 12, Rebecca Christman led Den 1 on an educational outing to Fremont’s historic Ardenwood Farm.

Rebecca writes:
Den 1 learned about the history of our local Ardenwood Farm, then we got to see it come to life during their Harvest Festival! We picked Indian corn, learned how apple cider was made in the 1800′s, toured the Patterson House and learned what it was like to cook in a kitchen of the 1800′s. These were just a few things we did to see what it was like living in the late 1800′s. What a fun day!

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