Pack 700 participated in the annual Forth of July Parade though Morgan Hill again this year. It was a lot of fun with a repeat visit of our red, white, and blue float courtesy of Mike F.! Thanks Mike!
Join Pack 700 at the annual Lion’s Pancake Breakfast. It will be held Sunday, January 8th, 8:00AM – 12:00 PM at the
Morgan Hill CRC in the Senior Center Masonic Hall at 380 W. Dunne Ave in Morgan Hill. Scouts from the Pack help the Lion’s, our charter organization, with setting up and bussing tables and any other help they may need. Plus… it’s pancakes! Who doesn’t love pancakes? See you there! Tickets are $10, and $4 for seniors and kids (Over 60 or under 12). Children under 3 ar free.
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Pack 700 is ramping up for another great year of scouting! Many dens have already had their first den meeting! Our first pack meeting is on September 21st at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center.
If you are interested in joining Cub Scouts, or just looking to get some questions answered, please stop by. Our pack meetings are from 7PM to 8PM the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Or Go Here to contact our Cubmaster by email.
Our annual water rocket derby was a blast! Pack 700, new scouts, and even a few folks just passing by the park launched water and air rockets at our annual rocket derby. The scouts, siblings, and guests, contruct a rocket from a plastic soda bottle, some poster board, and packing tape. Water and air are used to propel the rockets up to 100′ or more! The kids learn a little physics, and what happens when they change things like nose cones, fin placement, and how much water they put in the bottle. Plus it is just a lot of fun!
Our annual Water Rocket Derby blast off will be Sunday, June 26th at 1PM, at Paradise Park. Pack 700 Scouters and anyone interested in joining scouting should come out for this really fun event! Please bring a 16-20 oz carbonated beverage bottle to use in the construction of your rocket. That’s right! You build your own rocket! The walls of regular water bottles are too thin and will burst when pressurized for launch (It looks spectacular, but makes for a very short flight time).
We will provide the other materials for rocket construction, paper board for tubes, packing tape, scissors, stickers, markers, and the materials for fins and a cone. Siblings are also welcome.
Bring your bottle, a folding chair, some sun screen, and maybe a snack and something to drink, so you can enjoy the event.
Check out our list of activities this summer! The water rocket derby will be rescheduled soon. It is shaping up to be a very fun Summer of Scouting!
June-July – Cub/Webelos Day, Twilight, and Resident Camps
June 25 – Raging Waters Boy/Cub Scout Challenge Family Day!
June 25 – Scout Night at the San Jose Giants Stadium
July 4 – Morgan Hill 4th of July Parade
July 9 – San Jose Earthquakes Scout Night
July 29 – San Jose Giants Baseball Night
September – 16-18 Pack 700 Family Camp at Big Sur!
October 10 – Gilroy Gardens Boy/Cub Scout Overnight
The rocket derby is postponed due to rain. A new date will be choosen later and sent out to our Yahoo Group list and will also be posted here. Check back for future updates!
Pack 700 visited the historic USS Hornet this weekend and participated in their awesome Over Night Crew program. 60 scouts and parents from Pack 700 stayed aboard. There were nearly 500 scouts present. Tours of the ship include the engine room, bridge (complete with red hot-line phone), the brig, catapult room, and many other spaces that are normally off limits to regular visitors. At the end of the evening there are also ghost stories! You eat in the regular mess hall aboard the ship and sleep in the same birthing areas the original crew did when the ship was alive with 3,000 active crew during her long and highly decorated service. In this photo, Christopher D stands guard over the most important piece of equipment on the bridge – the coffee machine.
Sorry for the delay. Somebody actually came looking for the results for the Quicksilver District races. They are now posted under the Quicksilver PWD link over there on the left. This year was a mixed bag. We had more packs participating, but fewer overall cars. BUT!!! Everybody that didn’t participate missed the air powered open classs car that was as fast going down the track as it was going back up! It was crazy cool.
A huge thank you to everyone that helped set up and run the race!
Pack 700 just completed another awesome year of our P W D! We raced 80 cars this year on an absolutely beautiful Saturday morning. 60 Scouts and 20 Family and Open Class races battled it out on 32 feet of extruded aluminum track. We had a lot of races with sub- 2.5 second runs this year, which is really fast for our track. I would like to thank my pit crew:
- Paul M. – Our most awesome MC
- Dave H. – My “wheel man” that comes out of retirement each year to help tech and inspect cars
- Laura D. – Keeper of the donuts, bagels, and coffee. Good call this year. (Even though I didn’t get a donut)
- Johnathon D. – A good scout who helped keep the start gate running smoothly and helped the young scouts get their cars onto the track.
- Kim M – Who saw a need and filled a need. Thanks Kim for jumping into the pits area and helping the boys!
- Track crew – Tom B, Everett K for helping haul in the track (that thing weighs over 100 lbs), Mike F.
- Everybody that helped with the clinic, set-up, decorations, and especially the clean up!
- And of course, all the cubs, den leaders, mom, dads, grandparents that made all those awesome cars for us to race!
Let’s do it again next year! Click here to see all the race results!