Tait Skifstrom was presented with the George Meany Award at the Pacifica District Dinner on April 12th. This is a national recognition approved by the AFL-CIO Executive Council. It is presented to an adult union member who has made a significant contribution to the youth of their community through Scouting. Each AFL-CIO city central labor union and each AFL-CIO state federation is permitted to give only one award annually. The purpose of this award is to recognize the recipient’s outstanding service to youth through the programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Tait was recognized for his many contributions as den leader, religious emblem chair and this year’s beach cleanup coordinator. Congratulations Tait!
Last Sunday, Den 7 hosted a lemonade and cookie stand on Heil Ave. to benefit the pack charity, Joshua’s Journey of Hope.
The lemonade stand was a HUGE success, and they raised $376, which is incredible!!! Pack 227 salutes Den 7 and encourages the other dens to do what they can to raise money for this great charity. In addition, Den 7’s efforts were also documented in this article on the Huntington Beach News Website. We thank them for their support publicizing our pack. Joshua’s Journey of Hope is a charity which raises money to find a cure for Cystinosis, an incurable metabolic disease. More info can be found on their website, Joshuashourney.org.
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!