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Cub Scout Pack 566
(Saratoga/Cupertino, California)
 
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When all ages of Pack 566 Cub Scouts meet


Currently the the Pack is meeting 
outside at Kevin Moran Park in
Saratoga, far left end next to tennis
court.  We sit in socially distanced
family units.
Just a Cub or Den at a time comes up to 
stage.  Every Cub usually gets a chance.
Even shy Kindergarten Cubs soon loose
there shyness and our eager to talk to
the group. (part of leadership building).

What is a Pack Meeting?

A Pack meeting includes all the members of the Pack: Cubs, parents, siblings, and leaders. Typically, at least one parent attends with the Cub Scout but often it is a family affair.  The meetings run an hour or so with some special events lasting longer.

What is the format of a Pack Meeting?

An opening flag ceremony.
Announcements.
Den performed skits (short plays)
Recognition of Cub Scout Advancement (skills or activities completed)
Main activity
Game or Raffle
Closing Flags

When and Where are Pack Meetings Held?

As part of Pack 566's Covid 19 conservative re-entry into live in-person scouting we are meeting outside in the open.  Currently Kevin Moran Park in Saratoga, far left end next to the tennis court.  Meetings are at 7pm and we have our own power and lighting systems to bring daylight to night. 
When the rains come we will move location to our sponsor Menlo Church (next to Saratoga High School).  Note we have no religious affiliation with Menlo Church.   In fact, what ever religious requirements are done in our program they are done in the home and not discussed in group settings.
Special event Pack meetings and summer pack meetings may be held in other locations and at different times. Specific information about these meetings will be included in email communications to Pack families.
What are some examples of the Main Activity at a Pack Meeting?
Cub Scout Carnival - events created by the Dens and Pack Committee.
Bike Rodeo - Bike inspections, adjustments, riding events, and prizes.
Pinewood Derby - Cub built model car race.
Blue & Gold Dinner - Annual awards potluck dinner and show.
Neckerchief Ceremonies - Presentation of rank neckerchief & slide at start of the Scouting year.

Some Pictures

Fifth Grade Pack 566 Cub Scouts bridge into Scouts, BSA (Formerly Boy Scouts) March 2019:

Our 5th graders earn the Arrow of Light,
Cub Scout's highest rank!
Our 5th graders about to cross the bridge:
They step onto the magical bridge as Cub Scouts
and step off as Scouts.
Troop 566, our sister group of older Scouts aged
11-18 sends a few members to receive the new Scouts.


Annual Potluck and Awards Meeting, February 2019.

Potluck dinner for 110+ in Pack 566. Start of our Talent and Awards show: Tigers act out the "Light better under the streetlamp" skit.

Wolves demonstrate Sign Language. The Webelos I gives us a song. A den gets their awards.


Pack 566 Pinewood Derby, January 2019. Build and race 7" wooden race cars.

Our "Staff of Experts" judge        
2 tables of cars.

Cars Rejected from Race:
Not made of wood!
Perhaps next year we race lego cars.      
Car Rejected for Race: Too Big!
Perhaps soon we will find a bigger track
and race these Cubmobile sized cars.


Calm before the Storm.              
Get ready to RACE!

A Troop 566 Den Chief
controls the start of each heat      
of the race.
Pack 566 Pitstop.
Where Cubs and Parents can fuel
up while funding the Pack.


Dec 13th,  2018 - Pack 566 Monthly Pack Meeting.

Pack Meeting. Rotated representative from each grade
gets up and tells everyone what they did
last month. Public speaking makes
future leaders.
Cubs are recognized for things they did,
accomplished, or learned since the
previous's months pack meeting


Cubs and Visitors assemble
Homeless Kits
Contents so far Cubs write a personal note for
each Kit


Cubs and Visitors create a craft to be used
as a gift.
Parents and leaders always jump in
to help as needed.
This craft originates from the
Ojo de Dios (Eye of God) cultural
symbol made by the Huichol
Indians of Mexico. The four
points represent earth, fire,
air, and water, and provided
God's watchful eye over their
people.



The pack meeting audience.

Pack meetings entertain Cubs.

A den recognized at a Pack meeting for the completion of advancement requirements.

Pack Activities - Cubs & siblings build working Periscopes as our Pack Science Project



Sometime we have Pack Events that are not normal Pack Meetings:


Dec 8th,  2018 - Pack 566 Pinewood Derby Car Building Clinic.Each Cub builds a 7 inch wooden race car to race in January's Big race.  Fast 2 cars advance to next level.

 Build Table, Side Sanding Table, Routing-Drilling Table,
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Coping Saw, Bandsaw (Not shown are check-in, planning/design, sanding, and snack tables)