This weekend the Pack had two outings. One was for the Summertime Pack Award, and the other was Cubmaster Hike #4 to the Portland Audubon Society. Both actually counted for Summertime Pack. Our family was not able to go to the Bike Outing due to Rachel’s accident and the fact that both of the Kids bikes are broken. We opted yesterday to do yard work.
The Bike outing only had the now Wolf Den Leader and her two kids and another Wolf Cub. Hey, it’s an event! They cycled at Champoeg State Park.
Meet at 1pm at Pioneer Mother’s Memorial Cabin. Note there is a $5 Park Day use Fee per vehicle. We will bike 4 miles to the Historical Butteville Store, eat ice cream then head the four miles back to Mother’s Cabin. Bring water and a helmet for sure and any money for snack purchases at the store. There will be some .6 miles of the route where we will be on Schuler Rd to get to the store for prepare your Scout for biking safely with traffic. Most of its flat with rolling hills for part of it.
I really wanted to do it.
Today was the Portland Audubon Cubmaster Hike. I had visited this area when I took the Wilderness First Aid class a couple of weeks ago. The Cubmaster Hike events are setup to get my family out of the house and to a place that we have not been to before. I put it out for the Pack for the same reason. I blogged about the reason earlier.
It was a good hike/walk for 60 minutes. It’s an easy family hike. I like that a couple of places for teaching. Some trees and plants have markers on them so they can be identified. To me, this is a great place to take a Scout unit to work on requirements.
We only have one more month for the Summertime Pack Awards. There is another hike that is on Mt Hood and also Mud Cubs put on by the Council. These are on Aug 24th & 25th. Then Summertime Pack Awards is over and I can submit. I pretty much know a couple of Scouts who have earned the Pin. We should get the Den Award based upon the June event. Overall, the July events were not really attended at all by the Pack. The Webelos I Den actually got back on Saturday from their 3 night camp. The Webelos II off this following Sunday for 4 nights 5 days of Camp. The Wolves/Bears are soon to go. So, we are busy at the Den Level. Even three of our new Tigers got to a special one day Day Camp! So, that’s a bonus!
This will make four years of earning the Summertime Pack Award during my total of five years as Cubmaster. So, I am pretty proud of what we have accomplished overall.