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Cub Scout Pack 566
(Saratoga/Cupertino, California)
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Cub Scouts Explore the World

Den and Pack Field Trips (aka "The Go and Do!" )

Both individual Dens and the entire Pack may go on a field trip. Part of the Cub Scout mission is to explore the local area and to find out how things work.

Here are some examples of the field trips 566 Cubs have taken:  & = done in 2022,   $ = done in 2021, 
+ = done in 2019   % = done in 2018, # = done in 2017, * = done in 2016

Pack Camping &
Angle Island Explore &
Castlerock Hike &
Pinewood Derby Clinic $
Scouting for Food 500+ homes $
Bike Ride - Shoreline +
Miniature Golf +
Kite Flying +
Sanborn Hike $
Covid Era not tracked
Ferry ride and tour of Alcatraz Prison +
Nature Hike at Daniels Nature Center in Palo Alto +
Overnight Camping Trip at San Luis Reservoir +
Games in the Park +
7 mile Bike Ride from Shoreline Lake. +
Overnight Pack Camping Trip at Joseph Grant +
Overnight on the USS Pampanito. +
Scout O Rama. + The "Disneyland of Scouting with 6000 Scouts and 120 activity booths.
Hike around or to the top of Angle Island. +
Castle Rock State Park Hike. +
Planetarium Visit. +
Ardenwood Farm Trip. +
Fire Station Tour. %
Recycling Center Tour. %
2 hour Sheriff's Dept Tour. Officers, Canine Unit, Squad Cars, Motorcycles. %
Horse Back Trail Riding for 8 and older and Pony Rides for under 8. %
Construct 2-Litter Soda Pop Bottles and launch hundreds of feet high. %
Trip to the Beach % 
Hike through forest at edge of Saratoga. % 
Kite Flying again by popular demand % 
Bike Rodeo %
ScoutARama. Hundreds of Cub/Scout aged events %
Bowling %
McCellan Ranch Preserve %
Kite Flying #
Old Time Summer Picnic Games in the Par #
Bill Segarini Memorial Monkey Bridge#
Coyote Creek Bike Ride#
Niles Canyon Real Steam Engine ride and tour#
Tilden Park Steam Trains, Farm, Nature Center, and Botanical Gardens#
Overnight on USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier#
Go Bowling #
Build a Pinewood Derby wooden Race car at a woodshop #
Christmas in the Park Display, Ice Skating, Carnival Rides *
Trolley car public transportation *
Tour local fire station *
Take a hike * *
Overnight Camping Trip *
March in a Parade *
Build and shoot a rocket into the sky* *
Picnic games in the Park*
Build and Climb across a Monkey Bridge* *
Community Service Activities*
Bay Marine center*
Take a bike ride*
Visit aquariums *
Visit Millions of Butterflies in a single grove of trees*
Visit a Planetarium to explore the night sky*
Visit the projection booth in the local theater*
Touch the ocean and play on the beach and/or tidepools*
Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
Visit a TV Studio
Visit the San Francisco Exploratorium
Visit museums
Visit the Post Office
Day trip to Alcatraz Island
Day trip to Angel Island
Train Town
Visit Bonfante Gardens
Christmas Caroling
Figure out the Mystery Spot
Winchester Mystery House
Visit a farm

Here are some pictures

Pack 566 Shoreline Bike Ride July 2019

After our safety / courtesy talk we being our bike
adventure from Shoreline Lake. Apparently we
need work on our single file line concept.
We stop occasionally to view nature at the

Our group photo after our 7 mile bike ride.

A Hike on Angle Island our April 2019 "Go and Do":

We left from the Tiberon Ferry Station and took the ferry to
and from Angle Island.
A view of San Francisco
from the trail.

Battery Ledyard had cannons aimed at possible Confederate Ships
entering the Bay during the civil war. Part of Fort Reynolds.
This group of Pack 566er's made it to the tippie top of Angel
One building in Ford McDowel East
East garison. Fort McDonald active from
the the turn of century through WWII.
One half of the immigration center (the other half)
burnt down. Active 1910-1940 processing over 1 million emigrants.

Dec 15th,  2018 - Pack 566 Webelos Den and Siblings visit the local Fire Station.

Pack 566 Webelos I Den (4th Graders), Siblings,
and their Den Chief Advisor ( A Scout from
Troop 566). Parents not shown but there too.
Cubs learn about the life of
a fireman.
Cubs tour each part of the
firehouse and learn fire
Every part of the fire engine
is gone over in detail.
The pump is the heart of the
fire engine.

Oct 3rd, 2018 - Bear Den & siblings tour the local sheriff's office. Wolf Den repeats the following week.

Sep 23 2018 - Pack 566 Hits the trails around the Saratoga Hills by Horse and by Pony

Saratoga 60th Anniversary Parade

A hike in the forest.

Broadcasting at the local radio station.

Visiting the prision on Alcatraz Island.

Visiting a local farm.

Investigating the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot.

Christmas Caroling at the retirement home.