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At the time my boys were just becoming cub scout age, the current Cub Master wanted to retire to an advisory position.
I agreed to take on the position of Cub Master to keep cub scouting active in the area.
Some very talented and dedicated parents stepped forward for positions of leadership as advisors and Den Leaders.
Through recruiting and word of mouth, Pack 53 grew from one den of five or six cubs to six dens with over 30 active cub scouts.



  
Cubmaster recognizes Pack Leaders of the Year, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1988-1989.
Pack Leaders of the Year: Victor Bayley (1988) and Laura Walters (1989) honored for outstanding work for Pack 53.
("South Lincoln News" and "Newport News Times")



Annual Pine Wood Derby, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1987.
Pinewood Derby is a big annual competition where cubs build and race miniature cars made out of pine.
"South Lincoln News," February 4, 1987.


  
District Campout, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1989.
(left) Graphic art for camp logo and t-shirts. (graphics by d holmes chamberlin jr)
(right) Regional Camp Sasquatch - cubs learn camping, fishing, archery... ("News Times," Wednesday, July 19, 1989).


  
Annual Pack 53 campout, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1988-1989.
(graphics by d holmes chamberlin jr)


  
Annual Halloween Haunted House, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1988.
(left) Historical skits add to knowledge and Pack meetings.
(right) Halloween Haunted House event. (graphics by d holmes chamberlin jr)


  
Annual Blue and Gold Dinner, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1989.
(South Lincoln News, April 1, 1987).
(graphics by d holmes chamberlin jr)



Pack 53 members volunteer for beach clean-up, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1989.
(Top L to R) Dave Chamberlin, Jill Tierce Bappe, Lynn Chamberlin, Mark Walters, Dave Blakely.
(Bottom L to R) Dakota, Tyler Bappe, Sara Bappe, Justin Walters, Ryan Chamberlin, Bobby Adams, Michael Blakely, Luke Walters, Wyatt Chamberlin.




Annual Christmas Party, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1989.
In 1989, Pack 53 helds its annual Christmas Party at Sa-Da-Mun Apartments so the older members of the community could be involved.


In 1987, the Pack 53 leaders designed a treasure hunt to take place at beautiful and rugged Haceta Head.
The leaders used natural features of the land and vegetation to create stories about the "magical" powers of Deadeye,
a pirate who was said to have sought refuge at Haceta Head back around 1887.
The cubs had to use skills they learned through scouting, mapping, compass building, and physical and mental challenges
to solve clues they found along the way.
The all-day event included "invisible ink" clues, and an incident with Big Foot and the ghost of Deadeye himself before cubs finally
found the treasure chest by deciphering various clues and puzzles.
In 1988, leaders staged the "Return of Deadeye" with new tales, clues, and puzzels.


  
Treasure Hunt, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1987.
(left) Clipping from "South Lincoln County Courier", August 26, 1987.
(right) Deadeye's treasure map. (graphics by d holmes chamberlin jr).



Deadeye's treasure chest, Cubscout Pack 53, Yaquina District, Oregon Trail Council, 1988.
The chest contained coins, miniature cannons, jewelry, maps...,




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