First Pack Meeting of the New Season: September 29, Saint James Episcopal Church, 7:00 p.m.

Pack 163 families: Our next pack meeting will be on Tuesday, Septemebr 29 at 7:00pm-8:30pm at Saint James Episcopal Church (Corner of Thornton Avenue and Cabrillo Terrace; 37051 Cabrillo Terrace;
Fremont, CA 94536).

We will meet in the church sanctuary. (See map.)

NOTICE: We will be taking orders for new Pack 163 T-shirts and Cub Scout jackets at the meeting. Shirts will cost $18 each, and Jackets will cost $38 each. There is a new T-shirt design especially for proud parents of Pack 163 scouts! Order forms for shirts and jackets will be available at the meeting, but can be downloaded here, and please remember to bring $18 per shirt and $38 per jacket as cash, check (to BSA PACK 163), or VISA/MC to turn in to Rebecca.

See you there!

End of Summer Pack 163 Picnic: Saturday, August 29

Please join us on Saturday, August 29 at Los Ceritos Park (next to Brookvale Elementary School) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for our annual Summertime Pack Picnic!This is a potluck picnic.  We will be cooking hotdogs and have lemonade and water; just bring a picnic snack to serve around 10 people. NOTE: There is limited seating so BRING A CAMP CHAIR!

We will have fun games and activities for the scouts.  Siblings and family members are all welcome to attend!

Pack 163 at the Fremont 4th of July Parade

Pack 163 was represented by 7 scouts from 4 dens as we marched with the other Fremont scouts, just in front of the old-time cars.  It wasn’t too hot, and there was plenty of free water, and everyone had fun!

Pack 163 marches in the parade!

Pack 163 marches in the parade!

Pack 163 in the staging area.

Pack 163 in the staging area.

Injured scout with a 1930 Ford.

Injured scout with a 1930 Ford.

Proud Pack 163 at the parade!

Proud Pack 163 at the parade!

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


First Trail Trek: Sunday, September 20, 1:00 p.m., Sycamore Grove, Livermore

Our first hike of the year will be at Sycamore Grove in Livermore on Sunday, September 20th. We will meet at the parking lot on Wetmore road by 1:00 p.m. and start our hike at 1:10 p.m. This is an easy hike for Scouts of all ages. The hike is about 5 miles long and is mostly level, some of the path is paved, some dirt. Remember to bring a healthy snack and drink plenty of water!

Key info:
- Meet Time: 1PM Sunday, Sept. 20th.
- Meet Location: Entry on Wetmore Road.
- There is a $5 per vehicle daily fee for parking, payable at machines near the park kiosks.
- The park website

See you there!

Trail Trekker Coordinator
BSA Pack 163
Cell# 408-772-7294

Fremont Independence Day Parade, July 4

Fourth of July Parade – Saturday morning (9:00-12:00)
This year the parade has a new route in central Fremont. The parade starts at the Fremont Main Library parking lot at Stevenson Blvd and proceeds north on Paseo Padre  Pkwy to Capitol Ave (see attached map).
Click HERE for Map

All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Scout Leaders, and parents are invited to march in the 4th of July Parade. 
As is our tradition since the first parade, all Mission Peak units march together as the largest entry in the parade.

Come Join the Fun
The Mission Peak Scouts are unit #20. We will assemble in the parking lot.

Please wear your uniform. Parents and siblings can accompany their Scout. Wagons 
or other non-motorized items are encouraged. Individual scouts can participate. Units should bring their flags. and banners.
No backpacks are permitted in the parade area.
Plan to arrive in the assembly area between 9:00 and 9:15. The parade starts at

10:00 sharp. How! ever, units will be moving into position by 9:45. Also, Fremont 
Police will be closing the roads in the parade area by 9:00.

No vehicles will be allowed to stop on Stevenson Blvd nor in the staging area to unload.
Parking is available on Stevenson, east of the library (near the ball fields), in lots along Liberty St., and south of the library at Lake Elizabeth. There will be a shuttle bus every 15 minutes from Capitol Ave and Hastings to the staging area before (8:45-9:45) and after (11:30-21:30) the parade.

We will be waiting at least an hour in an open parking lot then walking one mile 
(20-30 minutes). Remember sunscreen, hat, and to drink plenty of fluids. Water 
and portable toilets will be available in the assembly area.
The parade will end and disperse on Capitol Ave (by Fremont City Hall).

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