Pinewood Derby: Saturday, February 6; Noon

Our annual Pinewood Derby will be held Saturday, February 6, at the Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church in Newark. Check-in and weigh-in start at Noon, and racing starts at 1:00 p.m. Hotdogs and snacks will be available for purchase in the lobby.

Scout Sunday, Flag & Charter Presentation: Sunday, February 7

Sunday, February 7 at the 10:30 a.m. service at Saint James Episcopal Church, our pack will be presenting our charter to Saint James, and they will be presenting us with a new pack flag. Pack 163 scouts and families are encouraged to attend and represent our pack. Scouts should wear class A uniforms. There will be a special part of the service devoted to honoring the birthday of Boy Scouts of America and showcasing our scouts. See you there!

Next Pack Meeting: Tuesday, January 26, Saint James Episcopal Church, 7:00 p.m.

Pack 163 families: Our next pack meeting will be on Tuesday, January 26 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.)

———Den Assignments———
• The Den 4 Wolves will perform the opening and closing flag cermonies.
• Den 3 & 6 Tigers will handle raffle ticket sales before the meeting.
• The Dens 7 Webelos II’s will bring desserts for the raffle. If you are a Den 7 family, please bring a dessert (cookies, cupcake, etc.) for the raffle!
• Den 2 Webelos II’s will perform an entertaining skit. (PRACTICE!)

See you there!

Upcoming Events

There is a Trail Trek hike scheduled at Wildcat peak on Sunday, December 20.  For more information about the Wildcat Peak location and details go here:  http://www.bsapack163.org/events/trail-trekker/wildcat-peak/ 

Our December Pack Meeting is Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Brookvale Elementary School [PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING.] We will have our annual Snowball Fight, so bring your paper snowballs!  Adults and siblings can participate too!

Renewal Fees for 2016

Hello Pack 163 Families,
Once again it is time when we must pay dues to Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for the year 2016, plus Pack 163 dues. For 2016, our renewal fee is $76. This is one of the lowest fees for any scouting unit in the area. this includes:
• BSA dues for 2016 (good for Scout membership for the entire year, even if you transfer units)
• Boy’s Life magazine subscription –monthly
• Pack 163 dues (including neckerchief and slide for new rank at June bridging ceremony)

We would like to see all Scouts continue with our Scouting program and renew for 2016.
• Deadline: due by November 1st.
• Where: provide a check to your den leader, or at the Pack meeting to Mark Barnes, or arrange a drop-off or pick-up time.
How much: $76 with checks payable to BSA Pack 163.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Barnes. If you know you are not renewing, please send an email note.
Mark Barnes

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