Meetings & Events

模型船 Raingutter Regatta 1 – building the boat @ HOC5
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

2:00pm – Opening ceremony
2:10pm – 2nd semester programs and events overview
2:20pm – Raingutter Regatta overview
2:30pm – Building the boat
3:30pm – Closing ceremony

The raingutter regatta is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America that is the sailboat equivalent of the pinewood derby. The sailboat kit consists of a seven-inch (178 mm) long balsa wood hull, a 6-1/2 inch mast, plastic sail, plastic rudder, and metal keel. Within the basic design rules, Scouts are free to paint and decorate their sailboats as they choose. Modifications for speed include the placement of the keel and rudder and the size, shape and location of the sail. A catamaran is an exceptionally fast design, although this modification is not allowed in all races.

Buy boat decals

Magic Day – Theme: Positive Attitute @ HOC5
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

2:00pm – Opening ceremony
2:10pm – Announcement
2:30pmMagic Show
(performed by the Magician, Mr. Doug Jones)
3:00pm – Den meeting
3:30pm – Closing ceremony

Tiger Den needs to work on the Tiger Elective 19 – Magic Fun “Learn a magic trick and show it to your family or den.” (Tiger Badge Requirements)

Bear Den needs to work on the Item e in the Bear Achievement 22 – Tying It All Up is “Learn a magic rope trick.” So this is great chance for Bears to learn a magic rope trick. (Bear Badge Requirements)

For other dens, although you won’t be doing any requirements for this topic, you can still enjoy the magic tricks and learn to have fun or use the 30 minutes den meeting time to work on other requirements.

Having a positive attitude means that we think about the good and not the negative things we do or face in our lives. While learning magic tricks and puzzles, it can be frustrating, especially when we don’t get the trick or puzzle figured out right away. That negative “I can’t do it” may come more easily to us than trying again with an “I-think-I-can” positive attitude. That “I think I can” just might quickly turn into “I can!”

“Positive Attitude” is one of Cub Scouting’s 12 Core Values. Cub Scout leaders should strive to use Cub Scouting’s 12 core values throughout all elements of the program—service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at den and pack meetings

模型船比賽 Raingutter Regatta 2 – Racing @ HOC5
Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Let’s race!

1:00pm – Boats check in
1:30pm – Opening ceremony
1:45pm – Boat design judging
2:00pm – Racing
3:20pm – Award ceremony

參觀寵物中心 Animal Shelter Tour @ Humane Society Silicon Valley
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

參觀寵物中心共有四個時段任選,10:30-11:30, 12:00-1:00, 1:30-2:30, 3:00-4:00,請大家上網登記。當天中文學校4:00要上課,有參加中文學校的孩子請選擇參加前面三個時段的參觀。
We are visiting Humane Society (Animal shelter) on 3/9. We have booked 4 sessions for our tour. Please click on the button to sign up online.
(Due to the limited space, siblings are not allowed in this tour.)

Sign Up Online 網上登記 (Registration deadline: 3/2)

Humane Society Silicon Valley
901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA


  • Cubs should wear uniform B (orange t-shirt)
  • den leaders can arrange car pool