Happy Camp Cub Scouts Buddies Meet

Wolf Den awards and Weebelos awards during Scout Buddy month.

The Happy Camp Cub Scouts met for the monthly Pack meeting. The theme for this months program is Scout Buddies!

Awards were also presented for recent Pack activities. August was a busy month with the Raingutter Regatta and riding in a boat for the Bigfoot Jamboree Parade. First place in the Raingutter Regatta was won by Jeffrey Kanawyer and second place by Frank Davis. Maddie Davis won the non-scout category when the families were also allowed to race sail boats they had made.

The boat for the parade was kindly lent to the Cubs by a kindhearted soul. Quentin Peterson rode with the boys and mascot “Dana.” Veronica Salvage drove the truck pulling the float.

Webelos Bridge to Boy Scout Troop 52 Patrol 2

                           Webelos become Scouts

By Judy Bushy

Webelos are the highest Den level in Cub Scouts. Webelos who are ending 5th grade are John Cook, Cody Sindle, and Ryan Wilson. Along with Jeffrey Kanawyer, they have had a great year of new experiences and learning! Having completed the requirements, they bridged to Boy Scouts at a special Pack Meeting June 1st.

 Alex Eadie, James Simmons and Patrol 1 Leader Pihneftuuf Elston welcomed them into the Troop. Friends and Family gathered for hotdogs and hamburger fellowship and to wish the boys well.

Pack#52 Cub Express Down the Track!

Cub Express Train Ride

by Judy Bushy

Happy Camp Cub Scout Pack #52 Celebrated the September Cub Express with a ride on an old fashioned steam engine. The boys gathered early in the morning to take a ride on the Yreka Western Railroad to Montague.

The engineer called out the sites as the train rolled past; a buck next to the tracks, turtles sunning in the creek, a coyote in a rush away from the clattering train, hobo camp, mills and a view of Mt. Shasta off to the south.

The train arrived just in time for a picnic lunch before the Balloon Fair parade in Montague. there the boys gathered candy to give them plenty of energy.

Next stop was the Railroad Museum. By the time they had looked at all the old Railroading gear from time gone by, the whistle of old Engine #19 could be heard and it was time to head back to the train for the ride back to Yreka and the ride home to Happy Camp. It was a great family outing for the Cub Scouts, leaders, parents and siblings who went for the train ride on an old fashioned steam engine.

Happy Camp Cub Scouts Race in Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Race

Saturday the Cub Scouts of Happy Camp had their Pinewood Derby Eleven boys had made racecars and came out for the event.

Louis Tiraterra, Webelos Den Leader, and his dad, Louis Sr. were there to help Cub Master Dan Bushy set up and get the track in working order early. They checked it out and Dan and Louis enjoyed trying it out as much as the boys did later.

When the Cub Scouts and their families arrived for the opening, after the pledge and a song the races began. The kids were so wide-eyed watching their cars race down the thirty-foot track powered by gravity.

Greg McDonald, Duane Armbruster and Josh Hambrick were the Judges to make sure which car arrived at the finish line first. First place was the car made by Carl Mayton, who is a Tiger. Second place was Silas Silas Yamamoto is also a Tiger Cub Scout in the first grade. Third place was Casey Tiraterra, who is in the Webelos Den.

The judges decided that the most creative was Dakota Lawrence’s car, which was a large yellow car. Best looking was Doug Elliot, which had neat paint job. It also had flames painted on it that were supposed to glow in the dark (although we didn’t look at it in the dark.) Doug and Dakota are both of our Wolf den. I

When the racing was finished and the awards presented, Louis Tiraterra was cooking hotdogs for the hungry appetites. They were all happy with their cars that had been only a block of wood and set of wheels in the beginning. The ribbons didn’t seem to be too big a deal. It’s amazing how much physics can be learned from seeing how the cars weight and shape influence the effect that the gravity has on the cars speed down the racetrack.

Thanks to the Happy Camp Lions for opening the building for the Pinewood Derby. The tiger Cubs are meeting every other Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church with Jody Lohn. The Wolf and Bear Cubs meet at the Lions Hall on Tuesdays right after school and are making birdhouses. The Webelos are preparing to go to summer camp and be promoted soon to Boy Scouts.

The next pack meeting will be last Friday in April, the 29th at 6 PM and all Scouts and their families are welcome. The Theme will be all about our Feathered Friends. Several of the boys will have earned their Bobcat badges and receive Popcorn patches for popcorn sales.

Cub Scouts Back Row: Doug Elliott (Wolf Scout- best looking) Jacob (Webelo Cub) Alex (Webelos Cub), Chauncey Lloyd (Bear) and Carl Mayton (Tiger)  Front Row: Skyler Bunnell (Bear) Dakota Lawrence (Wolf-most creative) Casey Tiraterra (Webelos- 3rd place), Silas (Tiger 2nd place) Quinn Horvath from Scott River Tiger Cub) and Webelo Cub Scout.