Next Pack Meeting: Tuesday, January 27, 7:00pm at American High School

Pack 163 families:  Our next pack meeting will be on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00pm-8:30pm at American High School (36300 Fremont Blvd- the corner of Alder and Fremont).

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


Pinewood Derby: Saturday, January 31, 2015

This year’s annual Pinewood Derby will be held at the Cedar Blvd Neighborhood Church in Newark, (same place as last year).  We have the facility from 11:00 to 5:00 pm.  Set up will start at 11:00 am and takes about an hour with set up and race trials.  Hoping to start racing at 12:30 to 1:00 pm range with the clean up and replacing the furniture ending no later than 5:00 pm. Exact time will be coming out early next week.

Reminder, on Tuesday Jan 27th, we will be holding the Monthly Pack Meeting at which time your scout’s car may be registered/checked in.    We had a long line last year at the event and it took a long time standing there getting cars checked in. Lets try to avoid that same thing this year and get those cars in early.

Trail Trekker Hike: Saturday December 6: Little Yosemite, 9:45am

This month’s Trail Trekker Hike is at Little Yosemite canyon at Sunol Regional Wilderness.

This is a rain or shine event.   The waterfall should be running with big water this time!

This another great hike with an added bonus when we get down to the creek!
The Rainy days will make this hike great!
Let’s meet at the Visitor center on the left when you first come in to the park, it is sometimes called “the old green barn”.
We will cross the footbridge and take the Canyon View Trail to begin.

The hike will begin Saturday, December 6th at 10:00 am, so please be there by 9:45 am
“Be Prepared” for any kind of weather and bring water and snacks to enjoy when we get the the Little Yosemite area.
This hike is about 4.5 miles and is open to all ages of Cub Scouts.
From the Fremont area,  I-680 North and exit at Calaveras Road, or take Niles Canyon Road to Calaveras Road.  Turn right on Calaveras and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

Check out info on
Additional info at website:

Call me if you need to, and see you there!
Carl Allison
Trail Trekker Coordinator
(408) 593-1076

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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