May 12th, 2018. County-wide Scout Carnival and Demonstrations. Pack Meeting
Thursday, May 10th, 2018. Pack Meeting Carnival and BBQ
Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Over a dozen carnival games and yummy food Kite Flying
Sunday April 8th, 2018. Everyone got a free 54" kite and flew it to the end of the 150ft string. Barracuda Hockey Game
Sat March 24th, 2018. Include getting on the ice after the game and shooting pucks into goals.Bowling
Sunday March 18th, 2018 Pack Meeting
March 8th. 2018Blue and Gold Potluck and Awards Night
Feb 10th, 2018. Fellowship and Annual Rank Awards and Scout Skits. Web II Camping Trip with Troop 566
Jan 20-21, 2018. Our oldest Cubs Camp with the big kids of Boy Scout Troop 566, our sister unit Pack Meeting - Pinewood Derby Race
Jan 13th, 2018. Rounds of racing to determine fastest and best designPinewood Derby Trials
Jan 12th, 2018. Assembly help, Perfect 5.000oz weight adjustment, practice runs, tune-upsPack Meeting
Dec 14th, 2017 - Build gift kits for the homelessPinewood Derby Car Workshop
Dec 9th, 2017 Get help building your pinewood race car at a local woodshop.Kite Flying
Dec 3rd, 2017. Everyone successfully built a kite an easily flew itPack Meeting Raingutter Regatta
Nov 9th, 2017. Cubs blew their assembled sailboats along a 10ft rain gutter filled with water.Fall Pack Family Camping/Hiking Trip
Nov 4-5, 2017. Rain did not scare us. All stayed warm and dry.Pack Meeting - Halloween Themed
Oct 2017. Snacks, Costumes, and Pumpkin Contest.Park Summer Games Day
Aug 26th, 2017. Old time park games. 3 legged race, water balloon and egg toss, tug-of-war,etc. Plus the Bill Segarini Memorial Monkey Bridge.Coyote Creek Bike Ride
July 8th, 2017. Family bike ride on protected paved bike trail with bagged lunch at half way point.Niles Canyon Railroad Ride/Tour
June 11th, 2017. Ride a full size steam train through Niles Canyon (Sunol to Hayward)Blue Hills School Ice Cream Social
Mar 5th, 2017. Pack game booths. Box Hockey, Marbles, Pick up Sticks.Pack Family Camping Trip
May 6-7, 2017. Overnight camping trip at Camp Cheesbrough.Tilden Park Adventures
Mar 5th, 2017. Ride 2 different steam trains, petting zoo, and botanical garden tour.Overnight on USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier.
Mar 5th, 2017. Tour a dozen areas, eat in the mess, sleep overnight in crew bunks, free day admission to public program.Polaris District Pinewood Derby Race:
Feb 11th, 2017. The 3 fastest and 2 best looking cars from each cub Scout Pack in Saratoga, Cupertino, & Sunnyvale competedBowling:
Feb 4th. Pack Bowling event. Everyone who participated got to take how a real bowling pin.Pinewood Derby Clinic:
Jan 28. The big Pinewood Derby car race.Pinewood Derby Trial:
Jan 27th. Come test your pinewood derby car and tweak for speed.Pinewood Derby Clinic:
Jan 14. Come build your pinewood derby racecar with help and supervision at a woodshop.Field Trip:
Sunday Dec 11th. Trolly Ride, Christmas in the Park, Ice Skating, Amusement Park All-in-One Adventure.Pack Meeting:
Thursday Dec 8th. Monthly Pack Meeting featuring Space Derby Rubber Band Powered Rocket Races.Service Project:
Week ending Dec 3rd Menlo Church Saratoga Campus. Spreading Bark in Orchard.Fire Station Tour:
Saturday, Nov 12th at West Valley Firestation on Cox. Learning to be safer from fire and tour.Campfire:
Thursday, Nov 17th at 1:30 pm at Murphy Park in Sunnyvale. Skits and melting marshmallows for Samores.Pack Meeting - Care N Share:
Thursday, Nov 10th at 7:00 pm at Latimer School MU Room. Donate Children books. Toy Exchange & Donation.Pack Family Camping Trip w/ Lions:
Sat/Sun Nov 5-6 at Mt. Madonna Indian RockParent Committee:
Tuesday, Nov 1st at 7:30 pm at Lisa home Joining Night:
Tuesday, Oct 18th at 6:30 pm at Blue Hills Playground, Center Lunch TablesPack Meeting - Paper Airplanes:
Thursday, Oct 13th at 7:00 pm at Latimer School MU Room Day Hike:
Saturday, 10/8,at Daniels Nature CenterBlue Hills Rocket Day 2:
Tuesday, 10/4, Blue Hills FieldSaratoga 60th Anniversary Parade:
Saturday, 9/18, Downtown SaratogaPack Meeting - Olympics Theme:
Thursday, 9/8, Saratoga Presbyterian ChurchBlue Hills Rocket Day 1:
Tuesday, 8/30, Blue Hills FieldPack Meeting - Games in the Park:
Sunday, 8/14, Kevin Moran Park Overnight at the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
7/30 - 7/31, MontereyCoyote Creek Bike Ride:
Saturday, 7/9/2016, Coyote Creek bike trail, San Jose
Aug 26, 2018 - Cubs & Siblings build 2-liter Soda Pop Bottle Rockets powered by Air and Water
Our first female Cub Scouts take her last trip of the day across the Bill Segarini Memorial Monkey Bridge
Jul 15th, 2018 - Pack Hike to the edge of Saratoga to discover the forest
Pack 566 Raingutter Regatta, Nov 9th, 2017
Part of a longer Pack meeting. Luckily the next day was a holiday.
Pack 566 Fall Camping Trip, Nov 4-5, 2017
Santa Cruz Mountainsl
Four hikes from base camp to different destinations. Cubs prepped and help cook the 4 meals for both carnivorous and vegetarian menus. With CA fire danger, no open flames were allowed. Also it was a rainy evening. Cubs enjoyed the 45,000 BTU Heaters in the 30 degree temperature under a pole barnwith one half the group taking turns performing skits for the other. If you can sing, please join as we seem to be lacking in this area. Each family camping in their own tent or as day-trippers.See what a 5 year old Cub Scout write in his journal after the trip.
Pack 566 Pinewood Derby Track hosts run offs between local Pack Winners
Feb 11th,2017 at Westgate Mall
Finalists from Cub Scout Packs from Saratoga, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale raced in friendly competition.
Pack 566 coordinates Menlo Church Saratoga Campus Bark Distribution Service Project
Week ending Dec 3rd, 2016. Help from Scouts, Siblings, and Parents of Pack 566, Troop 566, and Jensen from Girl Scout Troop 61251
Pack 566 Camping on Mount Madonna Nov 5th and 6th, 2016
*** Thanks, All, for a wonderful trip... You guys are great and have set a very high bar for us. Looking forward to the next one in the Spring.
*** This was an amazing 1st camp experience for our family! Kids have learned so much from it and many thanks for making this a wonderful learning and fun experience.
*** We went just for the day but my son really wanted to spend the night by the time we left.
*** We loved it! My son especially wanted to go camping for his birthday and he particularly enjoyed it. We also learned something new. The retiring of a flag.
Monte Bello Open Space Hike and Daniels Nature Center
Saturday afternoon, Oct 8th, 2016
A family hike to near by Black Mountain area on the mountain top behind Palo Alto.
We met up locally and then carpooled to the trailhead parking lot where we started with a short hike to the pond and nature center. A nature center volunteer helped us learn about the diversity of the area using discussion and interactive displays including skulls, bones, and skins of local animals.
After taking a lap around the pond, we came across a work and play area of the former residents, the Ohlone Indians. Here the moms ground acorns while their children played on the nearby rock slides.
We then hiked uphill to the mountain top. After a kinda steep climb, we were rewarded with the best view of the day. We could see all the way to the Pacific Ocean and the many forested valleys in between. It was hard to believe that we are in the midst of a drought when we saw so much dark green. However looking at the green trees under which there was tall dry brown grass, we realized that all we could see far away was the canopy of tree tops. Our view back to civilization (Palo Alto) was blocked by Black Mountain, the tallest mountain in the south bay.
The return trip was almost all down hill. We stopped around a bench under a shady tree along the trail and enjoyed are trail snacks. Our view alternated between canyons with rolling hills of dry grass and heavy green areas. We knew we were almost back when we crossed over the trail leading from the dam to the mountain top.
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE !!!
Saratoga 60th Anniversary Parade
Saturday , September 17h, 2016
We did not go to watch the parade, but to be part of it.
We met up at our meeting place parking lot where we found the older Troop 566 Boy Scouts who were marching with us. Troop 508 Scouts as were also on hand practicing their drumming! We carpooled to a parking lot strategically located near the end of the parade route to allow for a quick get-a-way then made the short hike to the staging area.
At the staging area we practiced with our Colors (American Flag and Pack Flag) . When the parade started we had to wait quite awhile as we were group number 34 so we played a few games. We marched up Big Basin Way through downtown Saratoga waving at the spectators. We were the first Cub Scouts in the parade and thankfully were ahead of the horses!
The parade route involved no turns until the end. Turning as a big group takes coordination to keep everybody in sync. A block after the turn and it was over.SURPRISE - The City and Parade Organizers treated us to cookies and ice cream. Marching in the parade was a fun and unique experience. We hope to do it again.
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE !!!
Blue Hills Schools Rocket Days
After School Rocket Construction & Launching Aug 30 and Oct 4th, 2016
Fun with Science. Fun with Cub Scouts. Open Event K-6
From after school on "Blue Hill Early Dismal Day" we built and shot of rockets for 4 hours.Although for all K-6 students we had many parent try their skills as well.We started with two empty 2-liter soda pop bottles.One simply had its label removed and the other was cut had its top cut off to form a nosecone.Our astronaut looked suspiciously like a tennis ball.Next came 3 or 4 fins we cut from cardboard.Next came a mile of box tape and duck tape.
Are rockets were loaded by some older Boy Scouts onto the launch pad.The owner of the rocket received safety glasses and got to move closer to the launch pad than the rest of the rocketeers. Rocket fuel turned out to be a mix of water and air.The old Boy Scouts readied the rocket by filling it full of rocket fuel.First they added about 1 liter of water into the rocket.Then they added 100 PSI of compressed air.
When the countdown approached the rocket builder was given the launch control and the countdown started.3...2....1....BLAST OFF!!!You had to be ready and have your eyes on the rocket as the rocket left the launch pad at over 100 miles per hour!Depending on design, construction, and luck the rocket flew straight like an arrow, wobbled in flight, tumbled head over tail.The straight flights could fly incredibly hight, hundreds of feet in the blink of an eye.The rockets were shot not straight up, but into the school field so we were safe from rocket landings.
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE !!!