Pack 163 will be hosting a wonderful family event on April 27th from 2:00 - 4:30 pm.
We will start off with a BBQ. There will be a nominal cost associated with this.
Next comes “Messing with your bikes” where the scouts will learn how to fix their bikes, tires, etc.
To finish off , we will have the East Bay Bicycling Coalition lead us through a Family Cycling Workshop. This event is free. Each kid must have an accompanying adult, both outfitted with their own bikes and helmets.
Please register on their webpage with your family’s information.
Our next hike is Redwood Creek. If you google Redwood Regional Park in Oakland and look around, You will see that its not that hard to get to from the Fremont Area. The hike has only mild hills and there is some pavement mixed with some good dirt trails as well.
We will park and meet at the Canyon Meadows Staging Area. Please arrive around 1:00 pm so that we can get together and start our journey at 1:15 pm.
There are large trees and wildflowers everywhere to enjoy. There is shade in the canyon, then partial shade/sun along the ridge trail on the way back.
As always, “Be Prepared”, and have water,snacks and weather appropriate clothing. The suggested age is Bears and Webelos, you may bring your Wolf, Tiger or Scout’s siblings as well only if you think they are up to the task. Please keep in mind that a stroller MAY NOT be appropriate for this hike.
Remember, these hikes count towards our LEAVE NO TRACE award!
Distance: 6 miles
Please see more details at our pack website
Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Road
Oakland, CA 94619
By Car: From either Highway 580 or Highway 24, turn only Highway 13 (the Warren Freeway). Take the Redwood Rd. exit. Drive east on Redwood Rd., up the hill, cross Skyline Blvd., continue on Redwood Rd. approximately 2 miles, turn left into Redwood Park. Park in large parking lot at end of park road. A parking fee of a few dollars is sometimes collected at the entrance kiosk.
Trail Trekker Coordinator
BSA Pack 163
Now that you’ve recovered from the excitement of the Pinewood Derby, time for our next extravaganza!
PACK 163 BLUE AND GOLD BANQUET
Fri. FEB 22, 6pm
Warwick Elementary Multi Use Room
- Set up at 5pm.
- Event starts at 6pm
- A fun show by Mad Science at 7pm
Pizza for kids and Drinks provided by the pack. Potluck for all!
Please RSVP to your Den Leaders with No. of Adults, No. of Kids and your Potluck Dish. Please bring enough for your family plus ten. Please also volunteer for one of the following: Set up and Decoration or Clean Up.
This another great hike with an added bonus when we get down to the creek!
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 foorbridge and take the Canyon View Trail to begin.
The Little Yosemite hike will begin Sunday, February 24th, at 1:15 so please be there by 1:00 PM
“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.
Whether you have not started, or just finishing, my workshop will be available for cutting, shaping, painting, weigh-in, measurements, or almost any kind of stuff that needs to be done before next week’s derby.
There is no time schedule for Saturday, Jan 19 so drop in whenever you can come after 10 am.
If possible, bring any left over weights so that others may be able to use it. We went through almost $30 of weights and I know less than half of the scouts came at the last workshop.
My address is 3344 Surry Place.
See you Saturday.