Events

September 9, 2022

7pm @ St. Victor

September Pack Meeting/Parent Orientation

Our first pack meeting of the year is also our fall recruiting event! If you have friends with scout aged kids or your scout has friends that might be interested in joining our pack, please invite them to this event. We will have a fun activity for the scouts to do while adult partners learn more about our program, get all their questions answered, and hopefully complete their registration to join.

We will also have an opportunity to orient parents to our program and our plans for this program year. If you are a new family to our pack, you won't want to miss this meeting! Hope to see you there!

The potluck assignments are as follows:

Wolf Den 1 - Pizza

Tiger Den 2- Plates, Utensils (forks & spoons), Napkins, Hand Sanitizer

Bear Den 7 - Appetizers/Snacks, paper bowls

Girls Den 6 - Fruits

Webelos Den 4 - Ice Cream and toppings

Webelos Den 5 - Main Dishes & Serving Utensils

October 8-9, 2022

3pm-10pm (Sat), 11am-3pm (Sun) @ St. Victor

St. Victor Parish Festival

Help us kick off each day's events with a flag ceremony and stay to help operate the soda and water booth! Sign up here to volunteer!

October 14, 2022

@ St. Victor

October Pack Meeting

​Please don't forget to bring potluck items as assigned below:

TBD

November 11, 2022

7pm @ St. Victor Parish Hall

November Pack Meeting

We will be conducting a UNIFORM INSPECTION at this meeting!

​Please don't forget to bring potluck items as assigned below:

TBD

November 2022

Drop off door hangers

Scouting For Food

Do you know about Scouting for Food? It’s been a project of the BSA for decades. Held in November each year in our council, Scouts drop off door hangers no later than the 1st Saturday of November and return the 2nd Saturday of November, taking the bags of food to local food banks.

View den zone assignments here.

November

Rechartering

Scout re-registration

December 9, 2022

@ St. Victor Parish Hall

December Pack Meeting

In order to help others in need during this Christmas season, we would like each scout to bring a pack of new white athletic socks (rolled up in balls), which will be donated to weHOPE (www.projectwehope.org)

​Please don't forget to bring potluck items as assigned below:

TBD

January 6, 2023

@ St. Victor Parish Hall

Pinewood Derby Workshop

Use this time to work on your Pinewood Derby car! Please bring tools and snacks you would like to share!

February 4, 2023

TBD @ St. Victor Parish Hall

Pinewood Derby

5pm setup, 6pm car inspection, 7 pm - 9 pm: race + dinner + clean-up + award presentation. Download the flyer here!

Car Registration: LINK TO BE PROVIDED

February 5, 2023

TBD @ St. Victor Church

Scout Sunday

All scouts and scout families are welcome, you do not have to be a parishioner to attend! Attendance at this mass can be an opportunity to fulfill some Duty to God rank requirements. All scouts and scout leaders will have the opportunity to walk in the procession, but if your scout would like to participate in the mass as a gift bearer, reader or usher please submit volunteer names to Erin Santos.

February 10, 2023

TBD @ St. Victor Parish Hall

Blue and Gold Banquet

You are invited to attend Pack 165's annual birthday party celebrating the birth of Scouting in America! This year's theme is comic book heroes. Scouts should be in uniform for this meeting but family and guests are welcome to attend dressed in comic book hero related attire.

Sign up for potluck here.

March 26, 2023

TBD @ St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica

Prayer Service and Recognition Ceremony

The 2023 Prayer Service and Recognition Ceremony will be held Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph with Bishop Oscar Cantú presiding.

March 10, 2023

@ St. Victor Parish Hall

March Pack Meeting

​Please don't forget to bring potluck items as assigned below:

TBD

April 21, 2023

7pm @ St. Victor Parish Hall

April Pack Meeting

We will be conducting a uniform inspection at this meeting! Please help your scout ensure that all awarded badges are sewn onto their uniform in the proper place.

Cub Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet

Webelos Uniform Inspection Sheet

​Please don't forget to bring potluck items as assigned below:

TBD

April 29, 2023

@ St. Victor Field

Bridging Ceremony

All Cub Scouts will be honored in a ceremony to be held at TBD on the St. Victor Field.

The Cub Scout program year culminates in the time-honored Bridging Ceremony. In this memorable event, Pack 165 will recognize the accomplishments of each scout over the course of the program year by presenting rank badges the scouts have earned through their completion of rank requirements, and confer their promotion to the next higher rank through the scouts' symbolic act of crossing a bridge.​

Please sign up for potluck here!

May 13, 2023

10am-4pm

@ History Park San Jose

1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

Scout-O-Rama

Over 120 interactive, hands-on “booths” filled with fun and play hosted by local units and community partners and local food trucks on standby. We expect over 4,000 active participants from young children to the young at heart.

A few ways you will have fun being a Scout for a day:

Make & Blast off a water rocket * Walk a Monkey Bridge * Play life size Chess, Box Hockey & Jenga * Make Crafts Galore * Shoot a Bow & Arrow * Throw a Tomahawk * Shoot a BB Gun * Race a Pinewood Derby Car * Check out some camp-fire cooking *

May 19, 2023

@ St. Victor Parish Hall

May Pack Meeting

​Please don't forget to bring potluck items as assigned below:

TBD

May 27, 2023

10am @ Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

Memorial Day Flag Placement

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park invites Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to help place U.S. Flags at the graves of military veterans for Memorial Day. This is an opportunity for the Scouts to understand the importance of Memorial Day and to pay respect to the military veterans who so bravely helped to protect our country.

Following the flag placement activity, the Oak Hill staff will host a BBQ for all those who volunteered.

Download details here.

June 8-11 or June 15-18 2023

Camp Chesebrough

Webelos Resident Camp

Cub Scouts who are ready for the chance to try real Cub Scout camping can participate in our Cub Scout Resident Camps. Campers will spend 3 night participating in fun stations like BB, archery, hikes, knot typing, crafts, games and more. Click here for more information. Resident camp is only for scouts completing third and fourth grade this year.

Fulfills CS Outdoor Activity Award requirement to "attend a Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos resident camp.

June 10, 2023

10am @ Cataldi Park

Bike Rodeo

Kick off summer with a bike rodeo! Cub scouts will learn bike safety, bike through different obstacle courses, and have fun with their dens! There will be helmet checks and if your scout doesn't have a helmet, come to this event to get one for FREE! Siblings are invited as well! Bring a friend who is interested in joining our pack! This will be a great event for them to come meet us, hang out, and get a free helmet!

This event will cover adventures for Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. Webelos can join in the fun and also work on earning the Sportsman and Readyman Activity Badges.

June TBD 2023

8am-4pm @ Lake Cunningham Park

Cub Camp Lake Cunningham #2

Lake Cunningham Cub Camp (TBD) continues to be one of the most popular cub camps at SVMBC. Our focus is on fun, scout skills, Cub Scout elective adventures, and shooting sports.

We commit to delivering opportunities for each rank to earn at least 2 elective adventures and we help Cub Scouts earn shooting sports patches and pins for all three sports (BB, archery, and slingshots) for each rank.

Friday we spend at Raging Waters for a day of fun in the sun and water slides.

Fulfills CS Outdoor Activity Award requirement to "attend a Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos resident camp."

July TBD 2023

6pm @ St. Victor Church

St. Victor Feast Day

Details to follow...

Fulfills CS Outdoor Activity Award requirements to "participate in an outdoor interfaith or other worship service."

Summer 2023

6pm @ San Jose Municipal Stadium

San Jose Giants Scout Night Camp Out

Camp out on the outfield grass, watch a movie on the video board, participate in a pregame scout parade around the warning track and enjoy a light breakfast in the morning. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts welcome. Call 408.380.4518 for more information. If you would like to be included in the Pack 165 group ticket purchase to ensure you sit with the pack, please sign up here! Download the flyer here!

Fulfills CS Outdoor Activity Award requirements to "participate in an outdoor sporting event" and "attend a pack overnighter."

September 2023

6pm @ St. Victor Field

Campout Activity on St. Victor Field

The scout campout on September TBD starts at 6pm behind St. Victor Church! The entire St. Victor community is invited so the Pack and Troop will be in the spotlight. We will put on a flag ceremony at 6pm and then serve dinner which will be provided the church. After dinner, we will set up some scouting activities for guests to enjoy. At dusk, we will make smores over a campfire and put on a campfire program. All scouts (and siblings) are invited to campout on the field after the campfire program with their adult partners who have completed all mandatory volunteer requirements. If you are camping out, I recommend you finish setting up tents before 6pm. The restrooms in the Parish Hall will be available for our use before bedtime and will be kept open for any overnight emergencies.

-It will be dark on the field so make sure you and your scout are equipped with a flashlight, headlamp, lantern or other illuminating device.

-Be prepared for the nighttime temperature drop and dress appropriately!

-Bring something to sit on (e.g. camping chairs or blankets).

***Registration by September 21st is required to participate whether you plan to leave at the end of the evening or sleep overnight on the field.***

Register online at this link:

Adult campers staying overnight must complete mandatory training and background check requirements. Requirements can be found here.

In addition to the training and waiver requirement, if you have not already been fingerprinted by St. Victor Church or the Diocese of San Jose for another volunteer role, you may obtain clearance through online background check free of charge. Participants who have not registered in advance or who have not completed these mandatory requirements will be asked to leave the field at the end of the evening. For questions about the mandatory training and background check requirements please contact Ali Dumanig at 408-9285-1635 or email her at azaleah.dumanig@dsj.org. For all other questions about this event please contact James at james.mayled@svtroop41.org.