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


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).

June 6-7 Bridging Ceremony & Overnight Camping at Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park, Hayward

Our annual bridging ceremony and overnight campout will be held this year at Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park in Hayward, on Saturday June 6, overnight to the morning of Sunday June 7 at the Arroyo Flats Campsite. The parking lot is a bout a quarter mile from the camp site. Wagons are a great way to transport your gear if staying overnight. There is a $5.00 per car East Bay Regional Park Fee to be paid at the park gate.

Our dinner will be POTLUCK. Please bring a dish to feed around 10 people. There is a GOLDEN SPOON award to the person who brings the most popular dish!

Please SIGN UP on our Google Doc for a potluck dish to bring to feed 10:
Visit our Potluck Signup Google-Doc HERE

Our Pack 2015 Bridging Ceremony and Camp Out is almost here! Our logistics are figured out, but know we need confirmed numbers for food purchasing. Thursday evening is the cut off for our numbers. We will be buying food on Friday and will need accurate numbers. Please let your Den leaders know by then: how many adults & kids for BBQ, and how many adults and kids for overnight. Den leaders please send that info to me by Friday Morning. These numbers will help keep the cost down by purchasing the right amount of food. Please remember to help with the cost of the event, a $5.00 per Adult charge can be paid to your den leader or to Mrs. Allison at the Event. There will be no charge for scouts and siblings. Also, we will be raffling off the Cloverleaf Bowling Party at the Ceremony, so you still have a chance to purchase tickets. $5.00 each. It’s a great package – a $120.00 value.

Please bring a chair for all members or they will be sitting on the ground. Please also bring a water bottle or reusable cup for the water or lemonade. Please expect the weather to be similar to today. Highs: low 70′s and breezy and lows in the upper 40′s at night.

We will be at the Arroyo Flats Campsite. The parking lot is about a quarter mile from the camp site. Wagons are a great way to transport your gear. It is less than a 5 minute walk. 1320 Garin Ave, Hayward, CA 94544 r East Bay Regional Park Fee of $5.00 per car to be paid at the park gate. Best directions: from 880 North to Industrial Pkwy to Mission Blvd to Garin Rd. Follow Garin road up the Hill, Park is at then end of the road.

TENTATIVE TIMES: for Saturday June 6th
Family Arrival/ tent set up 3:00 pm
Scout Activity: 4:00 pm
Ceremony: 5:00 pm
Potluck after 6:00
Non-overnight guests out by 8:00 pm. (Gates locked at 8:00 by Rangers)
Overnight Campers – bring marshmallow roasting tools. We will be making s’mores.
Sunday – must exit campsite by NOON

Here is a reminder on some of the equipment/clothes you may need for our Bridging Ceremony on Saturday, especially for those of you spending the night.

Tent and accessories
Sleeping bags
Sleeping pads
Pillows (extra clothes also work)
FLASHLIGHT, headlamp and/or lantern!!! (don’t forget batteries)
**Camping chairs**
Insect repellent (we will have some, so no need to go out and buy this if you don’t already have it)
Sunscreen (we will have some of this available too)

Jackets (windbreakers can be used with layers, or a nice heavy jacket) It will get chilly in the evening
Long pants (you may want shorts during the day when it is warmer)
Sleep clothes
Closed toe shoes or hiking boots

Potluck items (including serving utensils if needed)
**We plan on having s’mores for dessert and will provide the ingredients, but we need people to bring things to roast the marshmallows on, as there aren’t many/any sticks around the campsite.**

Fun Stuff:
Smartphone with night sky app (remember this is an outdoor activity, so please try to limit the games)
GPS device

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

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

See you there!

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