The 2018 Pack 228 Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, January 20th at the Huntington Beach Elk’s Lodge. This year we had 58 racers compete in seven divisions. Congratulations to our top three racers, Roman Pfau, Aiden Baer, and Justin Tolly. Click here to view the complete results from all divisions. Also, congratulations to the special awards winners:
- Most Realistic – Thomas Do
- Most Colorful – Parker Chiu
- Most Creative – Kai Parks
- Most Unique – Roman Pfau
- Most Patriotic – Antonio Lopez
- Most Futuristic – Conner Smith
- Funniest – Emmett Nguyen
- Sportiest – Joshua Clarke
- Judge’s Favorite – Gavan Skifstrom
On Monday, Nov. 13th, Pack 227 was pleased to present Erin Runnion, founder of the Joyful Child Foundation with checks totaling $1,100. The Pack also raised over $200 through fundraisers at Chipotle and Boudin Restaurants. The Joyful Child Foundation was our annual charity for 2017. Its BRAVE Programs are empowering and interactive life skill lessons for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The goal is to develop each student’s ability to reduce the risk of victimization by providing knowledge and skills about safety. For more information go to www.thejoyfulchild.org.
Many of you know the Haertsch Family, who were very active in our pack, but recently moved to Texas. They recently sent us this photo of them making a food donation to the victims of Hurricane Harvey wearing their Pack 227 t-shirts. Well done!
On Thursday, Sept. 21st 4:00 – 8:00 pm, we will be having a fundraiser for our Pack charity this year: the Joyful Child Foundation – in Memory of Samantha Runnion. It is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities.
The fundraiser will be held at the Chipotle Mexican Grill (16241 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach). All you need to do is print or show this flyer. Chipotle will then donate 50% of the proceeds to Joyful Child. Please forward this e-mail and mention it to neighbors, friends and family so that we can raise as much money as possible!
Webelos leaders and parents should know that there is a program for 4th graders (home schooled or public) to get into national parks for free for one year. Parents can sign up at this link.
Pacifica Day Camp will be held from July 12-14 at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. Continue reading
DJ and Rose Clarke were awarded the Unit Exceptional Scouter award at the Pacifica District Dinner on Friday, March 24th. DJ is the former Cubmaster of Pack 227 and the current Den Leader of Den 1, and Rose has been the pack treasurer for many years. Congratulations and thank you to DJ and Rose for all that you do!
We hope everyone who participated in this year’s Pinewood Derby enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to our top three overall finishers, Roman Pfau, William Rasmussen, and David Howarth. The complete results from all heats and all divisions are available here:
2017 Pack 227 Pinewood Derby Results
Den Leaders and Parents,
As you know our Pack charity this year is the Joyful Child Foundation – in Memory of Samantha Runnion. It is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities. For more information on this great organization please go to www.thejoyfulchild.org
We have scheduled a one hour Parent Information Meeting for Saturday, Feb. 18th at 3:00 pm at the St. Bonaventure Parish Hall. We hope that you can attend.
We have also scheduled two separate “BRAVE” workshops for Scouts and siblings. BRAVE is an acronym for:
- Be Brave- Be Safe
- Be Ready by planning ahead
- Be Aware of your surroundings
- Be Victorious and stand up for yourself
- Be Empowered to stop violence
The goal of the BRAVE Programs is to develop each child’s ability to reduce the risk of victimization by providing knowledge and skills about safety. Rest assured that the workshops are fun, educational and age appropriate. As an added bonus, your Scout’s participation in the “BRAVE” workshops will fulfill various requirements depending on his rank! Continue reading