May 2017

posted May 17, 2017, 9:25 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 22 Committee Chair

Whew weee! Pack 22 has been and will be super busy! It's the end of the scouting year and we got a  lot of awesome-ness planned! 

*Big thanks and shout out to all those helping with recruiting! A lot of you have been at the schools' open houses trying to recruit new scouts for the up and coming year. Scouts please give a warm welcome to any new scout coming into your den!

*Rain Gutter Regatta is May 20! You can get the time and location from your den leader. Scouts have been working hard at making their boats. Best of luck to all of you!

*May 27 we will be placing flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day. Location and time TBD. We need lots of volunteers!

*May 29 the pack will be participating in the William L. Gilmore parade! Contact your den leader or Bernie for details!

*June 3 will be our bridging ceremony. Details TBD

*June 13-16 is Twilight camp!

March 2017

posted Mar 25, 2017, 7:11 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 22 Committee Chair   [ updated Mar 25, 2017, 7:21 PM ]

Greetings, scouts and families! It has been a while and the pack has been pretty busy!  March is almost over and we got a lot coming up in the next few months. I am working on updating the site, so BEAR with me. Since I am new to this if anyone has something they would like me to add or suggestions please let me know.

 Creek week is April 29 and family camp out is in the works. Everyone has been working hard at selling those camp cards! The end of the scouting year is right around the corner, so I know a lot of the dens are working hard at advancements! 

More to come!

Chelle Epling (better known as Seth's mom)

Much has happened since we last spoke!

posted Nov 10, 2015, 12:59 PM by Rodney Sparks   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 10:10 AM ]

Hello, families and friends of Pack 22!  It's been a busy year, and everyone has been doing great things.  Our pack has grown slightly, parent involvement is at an all-time high, and most importantly, the scouts are growing and learning as fast as ever!

Sacramento Musical Theatre Visit, 9/18/2014
In each den, we routinely go on field trips to businesses, government agencies, etc. in the community to learn how these facilities work.  That den usually extends an offer to the other dens for those scouts to join in, so all of the scouts can benefit.  In September of 2014, one of the dens organized a trip to the Sacramento Musical Theatre, and many other scouts visited as well.  As you can see below, fun was had by all!

Pack Meeting, 9/23/2014

Each month, we hold a pack meeting, where awards are handed out, rank advancements are presented, and pack business is taken care of.  
Here, we see Mr. Kramer and Mr. Bernardi, ever the dynamic duo, presenting a
Tiger Cub Scout with his Bobcat rank.
 Den 3 Bears, receiving belt loops and other awards for achievements.
 The Webelos I and II dens, receiving awards for achievements.
 Den 5 Tigers, receiving awards for achievements.

Halloween Pack Meeting, October 2014

During the October pack meeting, we hold our normal Pack Meeting, with a twist:  We dress up in our Halloween costumes, each den brings a game to contribute, and we have a carnival!  The scouts had a blast last year, as did the parents and leaders.

Half of our group sitting, well-behaved, through the normal Pack Meeting in anticipation of candy and games. 
Den 1 Webelos II scouts, receiving awards. 
Den 3 Bears receiving awards.  
Den 2 Tigers receiving awards.  
Den 5 Wolves (Wolf?) receiving his award.  The den only had 2 scouts at this point... it has since grown! 
It's party time! 
Games of skill abound!  This is a bean bag toss...
...and this is what the bean bag is being tossed at!  Your wild-eyed, blue-haired, disco-hippie webmaster!

Kids making faces at their dad, the photographer.
Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has arrived. 
What exquisite technique!  What perfect follow-through!  
One of the scout siblings about to make a basket! 

Other 2014-2015 Highlights

Scouts and leaders being recognized for attending the 2014 Eternal Flame Weekend.  This is a campout, activity fair, and ceremony held by our district, Pioneer Express, each year.  The ceremony consists of a respectful retirement of used and damaged American flags through incineration in a fire pit.  The scouts get to have fun, learn new things, and discover the great feeling of showing heartfelt respect through ceremony.  The scouts were definitely very receptive and rose to the occasion!

Weighing in cars prior to the 2015 Pinewood Derby
Cars entered in the 2015 Pinewood Derby
Cars entered in the 2015 Pinewood Derby

Cars entered into the 2015 Pinewood Derby

A really wiggly looking 2015 Pinewood Derby car!

 Mr. Anderson helping a scout and his sister with their Pinewood Derby cars

 We had some really creative cars this year!

More 2015 news to come!

Let the 2014-2015 Scouting Year Begin!

posted Aug 26, 2014, 11:19 PM by Rodney Sparks   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 1:02 PM ]

Today was the first Pack Meeting of the 2014-2015 scouting year, and what a turnout!  Thanks to our ongoing weekly gatherings at Freedom Park throughout the summer, scouts and parents remained engaged and enthusiastic, and we really hit the ground running.  Over the summer, while I was cooking about 250-300 hot dogs and at least 100 hamburger patties, they were learning and having fun by participating in elective activities.  The number of belt loops, pins, patches, and rank advancements earned by these boys since May is a testament to the dedication of parents and scouts alike.

Congrats, everyone!  It's going to be a great year!

Dante Bernardi receiving his Bobcat rank.

Photo: A new Tiger Cub Scout receiving his Bobcat rank, and presenting his father with a Bobcat pin.

Cub Scout Pack 22 Round-up; Interested in Scouting?

posted May 19, 2014, 9:14 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 22 Committee Chair

There are two Round-ups for new scouts this week where there will be some fun activities and introduction to the skills we practice in scouting:

Dudley Elementary, Tuesday May 20th, 6:30 PM
Oak Hill Elementary Wednesday, May 21st, 6:30 PM

Creek Week Clean-up Day in Antelope

posted Apr 12, 2014, 6:51 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 22 Committee Chair   [ updated Apr 12, 2014, 7:15 PM ]

Pack 22 again participated in Creek Week Clean-up!  Creek Week is an annual event organized by the Sacramento Area Creeks Council.  Pack 22 has participated since 2009.

This year, the pack cleaned an area of creek starting at the corner of Red Water and Chamonix and continuing out to PFE Rd

And did the Junk-n-Gunk sculpture get just a mention?! It got an *Honorable* Mention!

Twilight Camp 2014

posted Mar 31, 2014, 12:10 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 22 Committee Chair

Pack 22 scouts, be sure to sign up for Pioneer District Twilight Camp - 'Knights of the Roundtable'

Twilight Camp is June 23 - June 27th, 4:30 - 8:30 PM in Citrus Heights.  An Overnighter for Webelos scouts is June 27th-28th


Adult Volunteers

2014 Pinewood Derby

posted Feb 15, 2014, 11:05 PM by Cub Scouts Pack 22 Committee Chair   [ updated Feb 26, 2014, 9:12 PM ]

Pack 22 has completed its 2014 Pinewood Derby!  Scouts from Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos dens got to race their hand-made derby cars on a state-of-the-art track.  The scouts enjoyed seeing their cars times and speeds (to scale) as well as cheering each other on.  Congratulations to the Top 3 who will have a chance to compete in the Pioneer District's Pinewood Derby hosted at Mel Rapton Honda.

The Pinewood Derby Track starts to take shapePinewood Derby about to beginCub scouts eagerly awaiting the race

Downtown Sacramento Santa Parade

posted Feb 6, 2014, 2:12 AM by Cub Scouts Pack 22 Committee Chair

In December, 2013 Pack 22 marched with the Pioneer District in the Downtown Sacramento Santa Parade.  Great scout spirit from all Pioneer Distrct packs and troops

Afterwards, scouts from Pack 22 and Troop 22 visited Downtown Plaza, and were pleasantly surprised to find some fun events held by the Sacramento Kings

Santa Parade 2013

2013 Eternal Flame Weekend

posted Sep 29, 2013, 9:58 PM by Christopher Anderson

Pack 22 had a great time at the Eternal Flame weekend.  Families camped out in a section of Gibson Ranch, along with other Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs and Venturing Crews from around the Sacramento area.  The Pack participated in the retirement of American flags that were no longer suitable for display (e.g. ripped, faded, or damaged).  When not participating in the ceremonies, there were activities around to learn skills, teamwork and have fun!

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