Cub Scout Pack 227
Den leaders and parents,
We are pleased to offer you and your Scout a unique opportunity to visit Camp Pendleton where we will go horseback riding, visit the Marine Corps Mechanized Museum and have lunch. The event will be held on Saturday, July 20. We will have 2 groups of 10 Scouts and parents. This is necessary because only 10 at a time can go on the 1 hour trail ride though the back hills of Camp Pendleton. Please note that Scouts must be at least 7 years old to ride a horse. I can tell you from experience that it is an easy, safe and relaxing ride that is perfect even for a child that has never been on a horse before. However, for safety’s sake, your Scout needs to bring and wear a bicycle safety helmet. Everyone should wear long pants, sneakers (no flip flops, etc.) and the Pack’s red activity shirt. Bring bottled water, sunscreen and definitely your cameras!
According to the Mechanized Museum’s website, “Ordinary military vehicle museums are usually cold and sterile, comprised of vehicles that haven’t turned a wheel or track in many years. The Mech is not your ordinary collection. The majority of our tanks and trucks can roar into ground shaking life!... Managed under the auspices of Camp Pendleton’s Museum Division Office, the collection of over 50 vehicles ranges from World War I to the first Gulf War. It includes Patton tanks, armored wheeled and tracked vehicles, trucks, jeeps and amphibious vehicles.” For more information about the museum as well as photos of their collection of vehicles go to http://www.themech.org/
Here is the tentative schedule (in military time!)
0730 – Meet at St. Bonaventure Church parking lot
0800 – Depart (caravan in 4-5 cars)
0930 – Arrive Camp Pendleton
1000 – “Alpha Group” horseback riding at Stepp Stables
“Bravo Group” tour of Mechanized Museum
1130 – “Alpha Group” tour of Mechanized Museum
“Bravo Group” horseback riding at Stepp Stables
1300 - Lunch at McDonalds
1330 – Return to Huntington Beach
The cost of the each 1 hour ride is only $45 per person. Payment can be made at the time via credit card. The museum is free. Pay for your own lunch. Space is obviously very limited. Therefore, it is only open to Scouts and their parents (no siblings). Here is a link to the sign up sheet. First come, first served!
Yours in Scouting/Semper Fi!
Colonel, USMCR (Retired)
Cubmaster (Not Retired)
7:30am - 1:30pm PDT