Pack 227 is chartered by St. Bonaventure Church located in Huntington Beach, CA. We have spring and fall recruitment events, but new scouts may join at any time (hint — get in on all the summer fun!). Many of the Scouts come from St. Bonaventure School, but not all. We encourage any boy or girl who wants to have a fun time to join our pack wherever you are from, and adult leaders, too! To join, use the new online application to sign up, or youth and adult applications are also available in the St. Bonaventure School office, in the Cub Scout folder. Additionally, dues may be paid online via Paypal at this page. For more information, please call our Recruitment Chair, Dani DeGrood (714-653-0002) or email her at email@example.com. Continue reading
College Park East’s Liam Byrne recently collected items for a massive donation drive for Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos.
He is 10 years old and a Fifth-grade student at St. Hedwig’s.
Inspired by his Webelos Thanksgiving drive, he wanted to do one on a larger scale.
Thanks to his diligently passing out 400 flyers in College Park East and the residents of CPE, he amassed quite a haul—enough bags to fill a van and a pickup truck.
Asked why he did this, he said, “I just like to help people.” And clearly help them he does.
Casa Youth Shelter staff were grateful for the donations of food, office supplies, school supplies and teenage toys (board games).
Casa is such a necessary and vibrant part of the community and Liam was glad to do what he could.
Liam lives in College Park East with his parents Leo and Nancy Byrne and older brothers Aidan, Declan and Ciaran.
Besides scouting, he is also an avid soccer player and a budding chef.
On July 23, Pack 227 held a “Virtual Lemonade Stand” in honor of World Castleman Disease Day. We were able to raise a whopping $7,107 in support of our annual charity – Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). Thank you to everyone that supported this worthy cause. For more information about Castleman Disease and the great work of CDCN go to www.cdcn.org/about-us/
Congratulations to the 2020 bridging class of AOL scouts who bridged to Scouts BSA at the Pack 227 Annual Blue and Gold Dinner on Saturday February, 22nd. Continue reading
The Pack 227 annual Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, February 8th. Thank you to everyone who built a car and participated. Congratulations to all the winners including our three overall winners Andrew Do(3rd), Daniel Varner (2nd), and William Rasmussen (1st).
Recently Liam Byrne and Connor Vu received the St. Francis of Assisi Award from the Diocese of Orange Catholic Committee on Scouting (DOCCS). This award is presented to youth in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting or Venturing who have gone above and beyond just being a Scout in the Catholic faith. Presenting Liam and Connor with the award was Bernie Kilcoyne, chair of the DOCCS. Congratulations to Liam and Connor!
Bill and Amy Rasmussen were each presented the Unit Exceptional Scouter award from Pacifica District at this year’s Orange County Council’s Annual Appreciation Dinner, held on Saturday 1/25, at the Great Wolf Lodge. Bill has been our Pack Treasurer this last year, while Amy has been the den leader for Den 2 since 2016 and was also the primary organizer of the activities surrounding our pack charity last year, Wags Pet Adoption. Please join us in thanking Bill and Amy for their service to the pack!
Pack 227 has once again received the Pope Paul VI National Catholic Unit Excellence Award. Cooperation, development, and program are the key words in the recognition of Catholic chartered units in earning this annual award. The adult leadership responds to training not only in Scouting lores, but training in Catholic National Catholic Leadership Development, and religious counseling. The Scouts in each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew/Ship respond by participating in the religious emblems program respective of their status in Scouting.
Our year of giving to WAGS wrapped up at the pack religious retreat on Monday (11/18). WAGS commemorated the event with a post on their Facebook page.
The Pacifica District’s Lion and Tiger Float won the “Firecracker Award” at this year’s Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade. The float was organized by Pack 227’s own Craig Brown. Here are photos of the float including Pack 227 Scouts with the trophy. Congratulations!
Our annual Raingutter Regatta was held on Saturday, June 15th. Thank you to all the Scouts and family members that participated. Congratulations to all the winners including the three overall winners: Reed Chappelear (1st), Ryan Van Sambeek (2nd), and Cash Miars (3rd).