Summer Activities 2018

Hi Scouts, Scout families and future Scouting families! Please join us for some fun pack activities throughout the summer. As you know the scouting year normally slows down a bit when school is out. Your dens may not meet as frequently and we won’t have the more formal pack meetings, but we will be doing plenty of fun activities. I hope you’ll try to make all of them and please bring your friends and family along.

Please bring water, sunscreen, adequate footwear and a light snack to all hikes.

Check back here often, subscribe to our calendar or follow us on Facebook. We hope to add even more fun activities throughout the summer. Here is the upcoming events flyer we passed out at the June 10, 2018 Pack meeting. If you have suggestions or would like to lead an activity please contact us through this feedback form..

National Summertime Pack Award: Scouts who participate in three summertime pack events (one each in June, July, and August) are eligible to receive the National Summertime Award pin!. Dens with an average attendance of at least half their members at the three summer pack events are eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon.

1. Orcutt Hill Hike COMPLETED

Family Hike. Moderate 2.25 mile loop. We’ll be learning to identify some of the more common native plants along the way.

Update: Attendance was good and the kids had fun. Thanks to all who joined us!
We had 32 people on the hike (18 children & 14 adults)!

2. Rocket Building and Launching COMPLETED

Materials provided. Another chance to build your own air powered rocket. These things fly about 200 feet! Bring a friend!

Update: Phew! We made a lot of rockets! Thanks to all who joined us!
We had over 25 kids at this one

3. Intro to Geocaching at Los Flores Ranch COMPLETED

This outdoor treasure hunting game uses GPS or your SMARTPHONE to locate hidden containers called geocaches. Learn how to find them in a fun setting. GPS’s (limited amount) provided or please download the free app at There will be some off trail hiking. Each participant will receive a cool geocaching swag courtesy of MicroGeoCaches.

Update: The volunteers at LFRP did a great job teaching compass, mapping, and GPS skills to the young crowd. Most scouts who reserved one of the limited spots showed up. We all had a great time.

4. Huck Finn Fishing Derby COMPLETED

Sponsored by Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary & Santa Maria Valley Sportsman’s Association during Family Day In the Park/ Healthy Kids Day at Waller Park.

Update: They call it fishing not catching but I did see one of our scout families haul in a big catfish. SMV Sportman’s Association was very welcoming and helpful to provide gear and free entry to our scouts.

5. Los Flores Ranch Hike COMPLETED

Family Hike. Moderate 2 mile loop. We should find dinosaur bones!