Our recent Cub Scout recruitment event was an incredible day of adventure and bonding, uniting both our dedicated scouts and newcomers in the spirit of Cub Scouts. Set against the backdrop of the park, the event showcased the core values, friendships, and the thrill of discovery that defines our pack.
The aroma of s’mores filled the air as scouts and guests gathered around the grill, setting the stage for laughter and meaningful conversations. Our tent-pitching station offered a taste of the camping adventures ahead, sparking curiosity among our young adventurers. However, it was the water-powered bottle rockets that truly captured hearts, soaring into the sky with teamwork and enthusiasm.
At the information station, parents engaged with experienced leaders, exploring the myriad benefits of Cub Scouts. While the pinewood derby generated excitement, it was the rocket launch that stole the show, creating exhilarating moments for all. As we look forward, our pack is thrilled to continue sharing the journey of growth, learning, and camaraderie that Cub Scouts provides.
With gratitude to everyone who made this day remarkable, we eagerly anticipate the adventures to come as we welcome new members into our Cub Scout family.
Cub Scouts from across Ventura County recently experienced an action-packed day of fun and adventure at the Shooting Sports Event hosted at the Ventura County Sheriff Camarillo Airport Station. The event, held on 7/22/2023, brought together young scouts and their families for a memorable day of marksmanship and skill-building. Let’s dive into the exciting activities that made this event an absolute hit!
What Activities Were Featured?
The event offered a variety of shooting sports activities, providing a well-rounded experience for Cub Scouts of all ages. From BB guns to archery and even slingshots, the young participants had the chance to try their hand at different marksmanship challenges under expert guidance and supervision. With safety as a top priority, trained instructors ensured that every scout learned proper techniques and safety protocols, making it a memorable learning experience for all.
How Did Our Pack Engage?
Our pack was thrilled to be part of this fantastic event. We gathered at the Ventura County Sheriff’s shooting range at Camarillo airport and joined the camaraderie with fellow Cub Scouts from the area. Our scouts eagerly participated in all three shooting sports activities, demonstrating excellent focus, determination, and a keen sense of sportsmanship throughout the day.
The Sheriff’s Involvement and Community Connection:
The partnership with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department added an extra layer of excitement to the event. The sheriffs were not only instrumental in ensuring the safety and security of the event but also actively engaged with the Cub Scouts, imparting valuable lessons on teamwork, leadership, and community service. It was heartwarming to witness the positive rapport between law enforcement officers and our young scouts, reinforcing the values of trust and respect within our community.
Uniting Scouting Families:
The event was not just about shooting sports; it was a fantastic opportunity for scouting families to come together, bond, and create lasting memories. Parents and guardians participated alongside the scouts, cheering them on and sharing the joy of each successful shot. It was evident that the spirit of camaraderie extended beyond our pack, as families from various packs mingled and encouraged one another throughout the day.
The Ventura County Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Event at the Camarillo Airport Station was an absolute triumph. Our pack is immensely grateful to the organizers, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, and all the dedicated volunteers who made this incredible experience possible. As we reflect on this event, we cherish the memories of our scouts challenging themselves, making new friends, and embracing the values that scouting instills. We look forward to future events that unite our scouting community and provide our young adventurers with opportunities to grow, learn, and thrive together.
Join us in celebrating the spirit of scouting and community as we embark on exciting journeys like this. Together, we continue to shape the future leaders of tomorrow, one unforgettable event at a time.
This past June, the eager Cub Scouts of Pack #3789 had an unforgettable camping experience at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Filled with activities, laughter, and some well-earned S’mores, this weekend was a true testament to the spirit of scouting.
Cachuma Lake, known for its diverse recreational activities, served as an ideal backdrop for our adventure. We kicked off our journey with a disc golf challenge, an exercise in focus and teamwork that had all the scouts excited.
Next, we attempted fishing. Despite the lake being well-stocked, the fish proved elusive that day. Yet, our scouts took it in stride, viewing it as a chance to learn about patience and the unpredictability of nature. The experience, though fish-less, was still filled with anticipation and fun.
Our day continued with a delightful boat ride across the calm waters of the lake. The shared stories, laughter, and unforgettable moments on this boat ride truly exemplified the camaraderie and joy of scouting.
As twilight fell, a naturalist joined us for a fascinating session about bats. The scouts watched in awe as these nocturnal creatures took flight, a spectacle that not only piqued their curiosity but also fostered respect for these unique animals.
The evening culminated in a quintessential Cub Scout experience – a campfire gathering. Surrounded by the warmth of the fire and the starry sky, we roasted marshmallows and crafted the perfect S’mores, all while sharing stories and hearty laughter.
Our camping trip to Cachuma Lake was more than just an outdoor excursion. It was an enriching experience that combined fun, learning, and the invaluable lessons of teamwork and respect for nature. It perfectly encapsulated what being part of Cub Scouts, particularly Pack #3789, is all about. We’re already looking forward to our next adventure!
On Aug 7th, Sunday, Cub Scouts and families of Pack 3789 visited Dodger Stadium and watched a baseball game. This was the last weekend of Summer vacation before a new school year starts in Oak Park. Our pack has returned to regular activity schedule.
Pack 3789 had the annual Pinewood Derby race on Mar 27. Our state-of-the-art 35-foot race track recorded that most racers reached sub-3 seconds results.
However, the only objective of the race is to have fun doing it, and as long as you are in it, you are a winner. The Ventura County Council will have a county-wide Pinewood Derby on June 25, and everyone is encouraged to participate. Please visit the below link for details:
Popcorn season is finally here, which will run only 3 weekends. Boy Scout Popcorn sale is our traditional fundraising program. It’s a great opportunity for Scouts to learn about “work to pay their own way”, and pick up some soft skills.
This year’s popcorn sale uses Trail’s End App that can help to sign up storefront time slots, run cash or credit card transaction, and do online and wagon sale – all-in-one. If any question, please contact our Popcorn Kernel, Eva.
Tip: Asking “would you like to support our Scouting program?” is much more effective than “would you like to buy some popcorn?”.
Current Conditions and Impact of California Drought:
How much water do I use at home each day?
Estimates vary, but, on average, each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day. In 2018, two laws were passed that built on California’s ongoing efforts to make water conservation a way of life. The laws establish a standard of 55 gallons per person per day until January 2025, and then to 50 gallons per person per day in 2030.
The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has adopted a “water budget system”. Every household’s water budget consists of Indoor Need, Outdoor Need and certain Adjustments. Indoor water budget is calculated with 55 gallons per person per day.
Is that any change or restrictions on water usage in effect?
Not yet. As California’s drought worsens amid scorching heat across the state and challenging water supply conditions in Northern California, California Governor has called on all Californians to reduce water use by 15 percent.
Pack 3789 had the first Pack Meeting of the new school year on Aug 19, Thu, at Oak Canyon Community Park. We were welcoming our new Scouts and their families. It will be a great new Scouting year now that we are back to in-person meetings and activities.