Troop 301 Free Falls Into Fall!

Troop 301 is having one of the best falls the scouting universe has ever seen! First, we had campouts at Dos Picos and William Heise, which were both a blast. At Dos Picos we worked on scout skills with the new scouts. They all finished their skills for First Class. Congrats! We also played several awesome games of capture the flag. We had a bike ride around the Miramar Lake area, and a five-mile backpacking prep hike at the lake.

We continue to work on merit badges. Many scouts are working on the Eagle- required Family Life merit badge and older scouts are working on the Cinematography badge. In addition, several of our scouts helped at the Cub Scout Tiger Safari and others helped at the Cub Scout Bike Rodeo.

We look forward to a backpacking prep campout at Lake Jennings, as well as building rockets and launching them in the desert.

In October we had another Court of Honor where many scouts were recognized for their achievements and advancements. Troop 301 scouts earned more than 300 awards!

Ranks awarded at this Court of Honor included:

  • Second Class Scout–Joshua Kang, Andrew Kuypers, Will Van Duren, Drew Juergensen, and James Boldt;
  • First Class Scout–Joshua Kang;
  • Star Scout–Kevin Francisco, Zach Killam, and Clayton Cassidy;
  • Life Scout–Justin Todd, Nick Simmons, and Matthew Kang; and,
  • Silver Eagle Palm–Kyle Fisher.

Troop 616 Has Fun

in the Sun

Last month our troop had a blast at the beach at Camp Pendleton. We went on a 25-mile bike ride, played in the waves, and camped out on the beach. The weather was perfect, and everyone had a great time.

Also last month four scouts and two adults passed the Order of the Arrow Ordeal. Congratulations to scouts Max Audick, Sam Gherrity, Nick Pickett, and Charlie Wong, and adults Mr. David Audick and Mr. Glenn Pickett.

In addition, several scouts worked at the Chargers vs. Falcons game by handing out the Tailgate Times newsletters.

Finally, our scouts took part in a rocket build. This was in preparation for our upcoming Agua Caliente campout and rocket launch. We can’t wait to go!

Max Audick, Troop 616 Scribe

Troop 664 Stays Active

Troop 664 had an exciting start to the fall season. In September scouts went to Fiesta Island where they participated in many activities such as swimming and canoeing. Later in the month scouts went hiking at Torrey Pines beach. This was an awesome opportunity for the scouts to get some physical activity and to admire the natural beauty of Torrey Pines.

In October scouts had their annual Fall Court of Honor, which honored all of the achievements they earned over the past six months. Scouts also had a Dutch oven cook-off.

Younger scouts went to Troop 664’s advancement camp, where they got to work on their Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class requirements.

Casey Aguinaldo, Troop 664 Scribe

Pack 614 Learns About $$$ and Sense

During the October pack meeting Pack 614 cub scouts learned about managing their money from past cubmaster and current financial advisor Earl Wong. Mr. Wong spoke about how money works and showed the scouts how to budget through kid-level examples and fun games. Developing new mental skills such as calculating and learning to make values-based decisions to assist the boys in their adult lives is a key goal of the cub scout program.

Pack 614 looks forward to its annual fall campout at Indian Hills, which will include the ever-popular favorites of gold mining, zip lines, BMX derby, pumpkin carving, swimming, hiking, campfire songs, s’mores, and skits. If you or your son would like more information about our pack, please visit []. We welcome new boys and parent volunteers.

Busy and Fun Times for Pack 616

Pack 616 held its third annual Bike Rodeo, an exciting event to kick off the scouting year! The rodeo included skidding, a speed station, "How Slow Can You Go?," newspaper toss, figure "8," learning to ride, and cone weaving. The cub scouts all wore their helmets to practice safe cycling. It was great seeing the enthusiastic Tiger recruits. We hope to see you all at a pack show or den meeting. A special thanks to the parents who helped with this event, and a big thank you to Juan Barba for coordinating it.

Much thanks to our neighborhood Vons’ customers for stopping by our booth and buying popcorn at our annual Popcorn Sale. A big thanks goes to our Popcorn "Kernel," Peter Killam, for his time and effort coordinating this sale. The scouts did a great job practicing great salesmanship! A portion of all sales goes to scouting in Scripps Ranch.

Last month our cub scouts had an opportunity for a fun and educational day at the Vulcan Materials Company’s open house at the Carroll Canyon Quarry. Activities included rock and mineral identification, a map reading workshop, geology workshop, and a special behind-the-scenes tour of the quarry. Cub scouts earned their Geology belt loop and activity pin.

Please visit [] for more about our pack! Until next month…happy Scouting!

Pack 1216 Breaks in a New School Year

What a crowd! Scripps Ranch Cub Scout Pack 1216’s Tigers, Wolves, Webelos, and Bears met for the first time this school year in September at Miramar Ranch Elementary School to welcome in the new year and new boys to the pack.

Shihan Brian, a former Eagle Scout and now chief instructor at We Love Kempo, gave the boys a motivational speech on what it takes to become an Eagle Scout. He also selected two scouts to break boards, karate-style, by maximizing their focus and determination. Much to the boys’ surprise, they did it!

Each pack meeting will help give the boys a strong foundation in core values such as cooperation, compassion, fitness, responsibility, and citizenship. Each of the pack’s six dens has activities each month as well.

Some of our upcoming events are:

  • November–cheering on the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk teams;
  • December–taking part in the Holiday Bowl Parade; and,
  • February–Pinewood Derby and the Blue and Gold Dinner.

If you have a son in grades 1-5 interested in Cub Scouts, contact Cory Anders, committee chair, at 774-3471 or visit [].