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Need Volunteers for Popcorn Show and Sell!

Posted on Jun 27 2015 - 7:52am

Our pack's sole fundraiser, Trails End Popcorn, is coming up in September.  We need volunteers to help make our Show and Sell a success.  For our new families, Show and Sell is when each scout sells popcorn in front of a local store for 2 hours - boys are partnered up with a buddy at each entrance to the store.  As this is our pack's only fundraiser, we rely on its success to pay for the majority of our pack events and advancements throughout the year. If you can help with picking up/returning popcorn from the Council warehouse in September, replenishing product during the site sales, counting $/reconciling sales, please email Louise (arias.louise@gmail.com). THANK YOU!

Pack Summer Pizza Party - July 25 - 5:30-7:30 PM - Orangavale Community Center Pool

Posted on Jun 27 2015 - 7:33am

Save the Date!  Please RSVP by 7/20! Join us at the Summer Pizza Party on Saturday, July 25 5:30-7:30 PM at the Orangevale Community Center Pool - 6826 Hazel Avenue, Orangevale 95662.  Please RSVP and let us know how many will attend from your family so we can order enough pizza.  Please bring a salad, fruit/veggie side, or dessert to share! 

Welcome Brayden W. and Family!

Posted on Jun 19 2015 - 9:35am

Welcome to Pack 281 Brayden W - our newest Bear!  Please introduce yourselves and welcome Brayden and his family to Pack 281 at an upcoming event!  Earn your "recruiter" badge! Please encourage any Fall 1st graders or 4th graders to join the pack! We are actively recruiting for our new Tiger and Webelos I ranks!

Fall Overnight Aboard the USS Pampanito - Sept. 26-27!

Posted on Jun 19 2015 - 9:26am

Spend the night aboard the historic World Way II submarine USS Pampanito (SS-383) Sept. 26 (6:45 PM) to Sept. 27 (9 AM)! The USS Pampanito is located at Pier 45, at the foot of Taylor Street, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (More about the Pampanito.)  Registration limited to the first 48 participants!   RSVPs will close once the limit is reached and all final paperwork and $ will be due at the Aug. 21 Pack Meeting.  While on board, you will have both a self-guided tour and personalized instruction by our staff on the history and operation of submarines. During the course of your visit, each camper will complete a submarine qualification worksheet and earn a special certificate from the USS Pampanito commemorating his/her overnight stay.  Please see attachments for more information.

Thanks for a GREAT Family Campout and Graduation!

Posted on Jun 12 2015 - 11:25am

Boys and families had a BLAST at last weekend's Family Campout and Graduation! Thanks for joining us for loads of fun games, a yummy BBQ,  watching Paddington Bear under the stars with s'mores and popcorn, a morning nature hike, and watching the boys promote to the next rank in Cub Scouts!  Special thanks to Drew, Gabriel, George, Jenna, Louise, Mike, Rick, Royce, Trish, Vince, Wendy for your help in prepping, shopping, transporting, organizing, BBQ'ing, and leading the boys in activities - and, of course, thanks to everyone for lending a hand when needed to make the event memorable and fun for the boys! Also, thanks to all families for participating in our Annual Planning Meeting and taking a look at our 2015-16 Pack Calendar.  Attached is an updated copy of the calendar - please print it out and refer to it for upcoming events! You can also synch the Pack Calendar to your phone/desktop using the "Calendar Sync" link above the "Menu."

Be Our GUEST - Pack Meeting

Posted on May 8 2014 - 12:11am

ALL boys in Grades 1-5 are invited to be a GUEST at our monthly Pack meetings 6:30pm on specified Friday nights in the GRDC multipurpose room. Please use the "Contact Us" link.

Cub Scout Pack 281 is located in Gold River, CA, near Sacramento. Our Pack of more than 40 boys is chartered to the Gold River Discovery Center (GRDC) elementary school. 

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