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Posted 4 days ago by Dan Hoang


Chào Phụ huynh và Sói con,

There is no meeting this Sunday in observance of Tet Viet Nam!!!

Parents, if your kid can participate in the off-site event at IROEC on February 29th, please submit permission slip online prior to February 2nd (the sooner the better). Scouts will be subsidized $40 for the event, parents will need to pay for a non-reentryable parking fee of $5. There will be pizza for lunch (please bring water for your family). There will be more details to come later. And scouts will be off on the following Sunday 3/1.

Just a heads up, for families to plan their vacation this Summer, in addition to LD’s off calendar, Lac Long will be off on 6/28, 7/26 and 8/2. The calendar for Lac Long will be updated later to reflect these changes.

Have a happy lunar New Year!!!

Posted 1/16/2020 10:00:00 AM by Dan Hoang


Chào Phụ huynh và Sói con,

This Sunday we will have LDHV Hội Tết Xuân Canh Tý 2020 and 15th Birthday, here is the schedule:
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Plaza Vista School, Multi-Purpose Room
·       9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Unit time
·       9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Chào Cờ Liên Đoàn
·       10:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Hội Tết Celebration
·       11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Lunch
          Ø  Adults: Bánh ướt chả lụa *** Please bring your own drink
          Ø  Scouts: Fried rice, egg rolls. Boba drinks
          Ø  Desert: Dưa hấu
        12:45 PM - 2:00 PM:
          Ø  LDHV 15th Birthday Celebration
          Ø  Văn Nghệ
          Ø  Chúc Tết và Mừng Tuổi
          Ø  Game Prizes
·       2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Clean up
Important thing to prepare for Sunday:
1- Because we have Chào Cờ Liên Đoàn, all scouts are required to wear class A uniform. After Chào Cờ Liên Đoàn, all scouts and parents are strongly encouraged to wear “ao dai”, but it’s not required. Scouts do not need to bring backpacks to this Sunday event.

2- Lac Long Scouts need to stay 15 minutes after the event to fulfill Clean-up Civic Duty. If scout cannot stay for this task, parents please contact LL leaders to arrange a different task on your own to fulfill this Clean-up Civic Duty for your child.

3- Lac Long will have a performance on stage and to prepare for this, we already practised a song with scouts last week. Please review this document link here and print out to practise with your kid at home to prepare for performing on stage: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11FUikJiNPSX86Rc3pqNjAJkfo0Uifq8Cc2d5EnJOT0M/edit?usp=sharing

See you all this Sunday and let’s celebrate Lunar New Year!!!

P.S.: If scout cannot make it to this Sunday event, please let us know in advance. Any questions, please ask LL leaders.

Posted 1/9/2020 5:00:00 PM by Dan Hoang01/06/2020 Chào Phụ huynh và Sói con, Hope you all have a great New Year celebration. On t


Chào Phụ huynh và Sói con,
Hope you all had a great New Year celebration. On the first meeting of the year 2020, we would need to take care of scout fee first, so if you have not pay the $87 BSA fee yet, please bring your checkbook (payble to "Jenny Lam") and do so this Sunday. Any question regarding BSA scout fee, please contact us individually.

Also, we need to finish Vietnamese program before starting American Program the week after Tet, so please work with your child and sign off for them as soon as possible.

Coming back this week, we have a full scheduled activities, and we need your help to do some work at home with your child/children. As you know Tet (Lunar New Year) is approaching fast, and we want our cub scouts to know this most important celebration in the Vietnamese community. This Sunday’s meeting is all about Tet, we will teach your child to “chuc Tet” in Vietnamese, and make Tet’s cards (thiep Tet), etc. But first, can you read the following information “TET NGUYEN DAN” and explain to your child about Tet from the reading. Please feel free to add in additional information you think is important for your child to know.

Tet is the biggest traditional festival in the Vietnamese calendar, celebrating Lunar New Year. Technically, "Tet" is a shortened (thank goodness!) form of Tết Nguyên Đán, a way to say "Lunar New Year" in Vietnamese.
The Vietnamese Zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These signs in order are the Tí (rat) Sửu (ox)Dần (tiger) Mão(cat) Thìn (dragon) Tị (snake) Ngọ (horse) Mùi (goat) Thân (monkey)Dậu (rooster) Tuất (dog) Hợi (pig). This year is the year of the rat.
The food: There are many dishes Vietnamese cook during Tet, but the most popular ones are bánh chưng bánh tét
The decoration Of all the Tet decorations, hoa mai (Yellow Apricot blossoms) in the south or hoa đào (peach blossoms) in the north are most iconic ones because they only bloom once a year on lunar new year.
The tradition: During Tet, people mừng tuổi (New Year wishes), it's a tradition where younger people wish older people longevity, health, wealth, etc. And in return, the older people give younger ones bao lì xì
(red envelope - monetary gift for luck)
The game: Pháo (firecracker) is most popular among kids because it's fun. But people also believe the loud noise chase away ghosts and bad luck. And the more red remains of the firecracker the more luck because people believe red is a lucky color.
People also gamble for fun, there are so many gambling games like: bầu cua cá cọp, cá ngựa, kéo co etc.


09:00 - 09:30: Attendance and exercise

09:30 - 9:45: Learn songs and loi hua

9:45 - 10:15: Game

10:15 - 11:00: Tet performance pratice

11:00 -11:45: Learn about Tet celebration and do a project

11:45 - 12:00: Reflection, cleanup ‘Leave No Trace’, and dismiss

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