REMINDER: Pack 1015 Hike – Hayward Regional Shoreline on Sept. 9th at 10:00 am (this weekend)

Hello Pack 1015,


Join Pack 1015 hike leader MikPlocek and co-leader Caryn Hoadley on Sunday September 9th  for a hike at the Hayward Regional Shoreline. We will hike out along the marshes out to the edge of San Francisco Bay. We should see lots of birds, the remnants of the old salt production, and explore the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center.


It should be a nice warm day so scouts should dress accordingly.with layers, closed-toed hiking shoes or boots, and a sun hat. Pack lunch, a snack and plenty of water.

WHENSunday, September 9th, 10AM – 1PM (tomorrow)
HIKE DISTANCE: Approximately 5 miles
WHAT TO BRING: lunch, snack & water bottle
TERRAIN: Flat, gravel & dirt trails with limited shade
CONTACT:  Michael Plocek

Any scout who does three hikes this school year will achieve the Golden Boot Award, so get an early start with the first of the year!


USS Hornet Overnight Signup – September 28-29, 2018 (Friday – Saturday)

Pack 1015 –


Our first ship overnight this year will be right here in Alameda on the USS Hornet Museum, a National and State Historic Landmark. Please come and join the Pack for a fun and unique experience aboard the USS Hornet September 28-29, 2018 (FridaySaturday).  A great thing about the Hornet Overnight is that it is not space limited, while our spring ship overnight likely will be.


Who: Pack 1015 Cub Scouts, Parents and Siblings – this is a family event.  Each scout must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult.  Minimum age is 5 yrs.  The ship is made of steel, the decks have rivets and bumps, there are narrow metal steep stairways & raised doorways… adult supervision is required at all times.


What: An educational overnight on a Historic Ship.  This event includes dinner and breakfast in the original crew’s mess hall, personalized tours, shared berthing in the original crew’s compartments, a ride in the flight simulator.


Sign-up/Deadline: Event registration and payment are due by Thursday, September 13thPlease sign-up using the following link:  and provide payment via PayPal (



September 28th, Day 1

5:30pm Meet on the pier – there is plenty of free parking at the base of the pier

6:00pm Board the Ship with your overnight gear

Crew introduction, Orientation, Ship rules

Set up quarters, the Pack will be assigned one of the ship’s berthing compartments

Mandatory Fire & Safety Drill

Dinner – eat a delicious meal in the ships mess hall

Evening Tour follows the meal.  This is where we will travel with a docent and hear stories and details about the inner workings of this massive ship

At the end of the Tour, Optional ghost stories or a video

11:00pm Lights out


September 29th, Day 2

7:00am Reveille (Rise and Shine)

Pack belongings, Breakfast

Muster out ceremony

10:00am Folks need to clear their gear off of the ship, however, if you keep your wrist band on, you may return onboard as the Museum will be open to the public and you can continue exploring or shop at the gift store.


Meals: The Ship will feed us Dinner and Breakfast.  They do order “nut free” from their vendor but do not make any promises that there is no trace of nuts in the food.  Any guests with food allergies / requests are encouraged to bring their own food.


Sleep?  We will be in “Racks” – bunks 3 high – they have a pad – Guests are to bring sleeping bags and pillows – flash lights – toiletries and a small hand towel


Please don’t bring: Any kind of electronic you don’t need to survive, cell phones don’t work in the bowels of the ship, but there is a security desk and phone number if you need to be reached in the middle of the night.  For grown ups – no alcohol, no open flame of any kind, no weapons (pocket knives)


Please do bring: Honor and Respect for this wonderful National and State Historic Landmark & Your Cub Scout behavior reflecting our highest standards of rules and ethics.  To keep our selves safe in this unforgiving environment of steel diesel and roaming ghosts, no running or rough play, adult supervision required at all times, and no exploring closed areas


Cost: $72 per individual, which includes 2 meals, a bed, a patch, and a ticket to the flight simulator, and a certificate & coupon for a future visit!  This time we are trying to be 21st century and collect payments via PayPal.  Once you have signed up using the link, please send $72 per person registered to Pack 1015 via PayPal (  Please e-mail Andrew if you would prefer to pay by check.


Questions?:  Contact the event organizer Andrew Massey


Santa Cruz Boardwalk Overnight – October 12-13

Hi Scouts and Families!

Pack 1015 is going to the annual Boardwalk Scout Overnight at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  We will camp in tents right on the Boardwalk the night of Friday, October 12.  Cost is $79.95 per person if registered by September 11, or $89.95 if registered later.  It includes dinner, breakfast, free arcade play, a movie on the beach, and unlimited rides on Saturday.  The website for the event with many more details:


  1. Boardwalk Registration.  Click on “Register Now” at the site above to register your family/group and pay online with a credit card.  Be sure to fill in 1015 for our “Pack/Troop #” and choose one adult’s name and phone number to be the Main Contact while there. Save your order number to put in the authorization form.
  2. Boardwalk Authorization Forms.  Each person attending (including adults) must have an Authorization Form filled out after registering.  There’s a link on the main page or go directly to
  3. Pack Signup Form.  Fill out the form at to let us know you are coming, so that we have a list of participants, and can communicate beforehand and at the event.


  •  Sign up early for the cheaper rate and to ensure a spot.
  • Scout medical forms must also be turned in to your den leader before the event.

Feel free to contact Dave Latham with any questions or concerns at e-mail


Hike self reporting link – work in progress