Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Fwd: Pack722 Newsletter: May 2024


Pack722 Announcements: May 2024


Pack Crossover (Last meeting of the year) 

May 17th at 6:30pm 

Pack Crossover, our final pack meeting of the year.  This is always an exciting evening as we recognize the scouts for their year of working on adventure requirements, culminating in earning that next rank and progressing along the scouting path. 


The plan is to run this evening of scout recognition outside in the parking lot (weather permitting) and there will be some post event activities, snacks and social hour and Q&A table for the upcoming camping trip.


Date: May 17th

Time: 6.30pm to 8:00pm

Location: United Methodist Church at 273 Vernon St, Wakefield, MA

Dress: Class A Uniforms!!!


We could use help with the setup of chairs.  If any parents/scouts would like to get there 10-15 mins in advance would be awesome.



Flags by the Lakeside

May 20th & May 24th at 4pm 

The Memorial Day Flag Placement at both Lakeside Cemetery and Forest Glade is a town wide event.   Pack 722 will be attending Lakeside Cemetery and/or Forest Glade Cemetery.  So you should see people you recognize at each location.   


For those going, please come in your Class A uniform and if it's hot, be sure to bring a water bottle.  A screwdriver is helpful to bring as it can start the hole for the flagpole.  We do our best to see every grave gets a flag.


Lakeside by the Chapel

Monday, May 20 at 4 p.m


Forest Glade Cemetery 

Friday, May 24 at 4 p.m.


More info will be posted on the town website shortly, https://www.wakefield.ma.us/calendar/month


If you have any questions or need more details, please reach out to your Den Leaders. 



Spring Campout at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA!

June 1st - June 2nd

A weekend of adventure awaits us at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA! Get ready for exciting program activities like Archery, BB Gun Range, Rock Climbing, and more!


Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd

  • Location: Blue Hills Reservation, 411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186. Link to Map

  • Parent or Guardian Required: Yes, unless specific arrangements have been made with the Pack

  • Food and Meals: The Pack will provide optional dinner; please see the form below.

  • Program Activities: Absolutely! We'll have Archery, BB Gun Range, Rock Climbing, and more! Here is a sample program

  • Pool: You bet! The pool is booked but spots are limited to 20 Scouts. All Scouts must pass an onsite swim test and we will figure out how to best do this with first come, first serve. 


🔍 Need more info on Milton Base Camp? Check out the website  Website Here  




Festival by the Lake: Scouts to Sell Candy

June 8th, 10am to 2pm 

Pack 722 will be attending this year, but we won't have a booth. Instead,  Look for us at the Gazebo with our Pack 722 banner. Our scouts will be out with some candy bars to sell and will also be sharing information about scouting with anyone interested. It's a great opportunity for us to engage with the community and showcase what scouting is all about.


Date: June 8th, 10am to 2pm

Location: Town Green, 1 Church St, Wakefield, MA 

Dress: Class A Uniform 

What to bring: Water bottle 

Where to meet:  Look for us at the Gazebo at 10am!!!


If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to reach out to Mandy or Andrew at  cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com



Camp Carpenter Sleep Away Camp

July 7th to July 11 

 

Get ready for summertime adventures – Camp Carpenter! Nestled on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire, Camp Carpenter offers a 250-acre wooded escape, serving as the Daniel Webster Council's Cub Scout Summer Camp and the home of Granite Base Camp.


Date: Sunday, July 7th to Thursday, July 11th 2024 

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Activities: Archery, arts and crafts, BB gun shooting sports, field sports, nature exploration, scout skills,  Fort Friendship, Pirates Cove, and the Indian Village. 

Website https://nhscouting.org/outdoor-programs/camp-carpenter/ 

Cost: ~$600 per Scout, see website

 


If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to reach out to Mike Festa at msfesta@gmail.com or cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com



Do you want some FREE Pack 722 Swag???
Take the End-of-the-Year Survey Now for a chance to win!!!

Hey Scout Families… Fancy a chance of snagging a free Pack 722 shirt or Hoodie? Well, guess what? We're all ears for your genius ideas and epic feedback! Your thoughts are pure gold as we plot our next big adventures, meetings, fundraisers, and campouts to keep our scouts and pack rocking.

So, take a break from the daily grind, spend a breezy 8 minutes on our survey, and let your voice be the compass guiding our pack's epic journey!


 Take the anonymous survey (see emails)  Winner will be announced at Crossover 


Future Save the Dates & Upcoming Events & Links to Keep Handy 

  • July 4th Parade 

  • July Pack Event TBD 

  • Aug Pack Hike, Freedom Trail 

  • Pack 722 2024 List of Events this is an active list. Once it is finalized, the dates will be loaded into the Pack calendar.

  • Frequently asked Questions at kick-off, both new and returning scouts and parents.









Saturday, April 27, 2024

Fwd: Pack722 Announcements Newsletter: April 2024



Spring Clean up at the Church

April 27th, 9:00am - 11:00am  (Yes there will be Donuts) 

Please join us for a spring cleanup at the church on Saturday, April 27th at 9am for a Pack 722 service project! We will be raking and trimming the grounds at our Pack headquarters as a thank you to the church community for utilizing their space all year. Be sure to bring (labeled) rakes, clippers, tarps, and leaf blowers if you have them. Gardening gloves are helpful for all to wear. Rain or shine, we hope to see you there! Donuts will be provided for all scouts that participate!!!


Date: April 27th

Time: 9:00am to ~11:00am

Location: United Methodist Church at 273 Vernon St, Wakefield, MA 01880

What to bring: 

  • Outdoor Dress, no uniform. 

  • Rakes, clippers, saws, tarps, and leaf blowers if available.

  • Gardening gloves recommended.

  • Rain or shine event.


Note on Parking: Please park cars at the back of the church lot. At 10 am, some church parishioners may  be arriving with items to set up in the church hall for a special event after the worship service on Sunday.


For more info please contact Mandy T



Pack Crossover (Save the Date)

May 17th at 6:30pm 

Pack Crossover, our final pack meeting of the year.  This is always an exciting evening as we recognize the scouts for their year of working on adventure requirements, culminating in earning that next rank and progressing along the scouting path.  Scouts wear Class A uniforms.


The plan is to run this evening of scout recognition outside in the parking lot (weather permitting) and there will be some post event activities, snacks and social hour (more info as the date approaches) 


Date: May 17th

Time: 6.30pm to 8:00pm

Location: United Methodist Church at 273 Vernon St, Wakefield, MA

Dress: Class A Uniforms!!!


We could use help with the setup of chairs.  If any parents/scouts would like to get there 10-15 mins in advance would be awesome.



Spring Campout at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA!

June 1st - June 2nd

A weekend of adventure awaits us at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA! Get ready for exciting program activities like Archery, BB Gun Range, Rock Climbing, and more!


Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd

  • Location: Blue Hills Reservation, 411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186. Link to Map

  • Parent or Guardian Required: Yes, unless specific arrangements have been made with the Pack

  • Food and Meals: The Pack will provide optional dinner; please see the form below.

  • Program Activities: Absolutely! We'll have Archery, BB Gun Range, Rock Climbing, and more! Here is a sample program

  • Pool: You bet! The pool is booked! Don't forget your bathing suit. All Scouts must pass an onsite swim test.


🔍 Need more info on Milton Base Camp? Check out the website  Website Here  





Camp Carpenter Sleep Away Camp

July 7th to July 11 

 

Get ready for summertime adventures – Camp Carpenter! Nestled on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire, Camp Carpenter offers a 250-acre wooded escape, serving as the Daniel Webster Council's Cub Scout Summer Camp and the home of Granite Base Camp.


Date: Sunday, July 7th to Thursday, July 11th 2024 

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Activities: Archery, arts and crafts, BB gun shooting sports, field sports, nature exploration, scout skills,  Fort Friendship, Pirates Cove, and the Indian Village. 

Website https://nhscouting.org/outdoor-programs/camp-carpenter/ 

Cost: ~$600 per Scout, see website

 


If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to reach out to Mike F  cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com




Committee Parent Planning Meeting 

May 5th at 7:00pm 

Do you have some ideas or feedback for Pack 722? If so, we want to hear about them! Each month, our pack leaders gather to discuss upcoming events, pack meetings, fundraising, and camping trips. These meetings are crucial for ensuring the success of our scouts and pack. We highly encourage parents to attend and share their feedback and insights. The meetings are open, friendly, and typically last for about an hour. You can join us virtually or in person, and you're welcome to attend for any part of the meeting. We meet on the second Sunday of each month, and the details are provided below:


Details: See emails


Yours in Scouting, 


Pack 722 Committee





Friday, March 8, 2024

Fwd: Pack722 Announcements: March 2024


Pack722 Announcements: March 2024

Email: cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com

Website: www.pack722wakefield.com 

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Archived Newsletters: See pack Website


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Adventure at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA

March 16th-17th 



Payments should be completed by now. If you haven't already, please check your email for more information from Dan. If you haven't received the email, please reach out to us at cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com for assistance.


Date: March 16th-17th

Location: 5 Water St., Fall River, MA 02721

Website: https://www.battleshipcove.org/



Pinewood Derby District Championships -  Cheer on Our Scouts!

March 23, 2024

Join us for an exciting event as we cheer on our scouts who have qualified for the District Derby at the United Methodist Church in Wakefield. Winners will have the chance to compete at the National Derby!


Racers:

Lion: Lucas S

Tiger: Derek C

Wolf: Parker C

Bear: Alex F

Webelos: Oliver A

AOL: Calvin S


Race Day Schedule 

Date: Saturday, March 23 

Location: United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon St., Wakefield

  • Lions: 9:00 AM

  • Tigers: 10:00 AM

  • Wolves: 11:00 AM

  • Bears: 12:00 PM

  • Webelos I: 1:00 PM

  • Webelos 2/AOL: 2:00 PM


This will be both a live and virtual event. A link will be emailed out to the pack a day or so in advance 


Questions: Please feel free to reach out to us at cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com   



Pack Meeting: Take it Apart Night!
April 12th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

Join us for an evening of hands-on exploration and discovery at our Take it Apart Night! We'll take things apart, figure out how they work, and then put them back together in interesting and creative ways. Bring along any old toys, small appliances, or electronics you no longer need, and let's dive into the world of engineering.


→ We need Donations!!! ←

Got any junk lying around that you want to get rid of? We need things to take apart! Toasters, mixers, blenders, phones, radios, typewriters, computers, VCRs, tape players, kitchen faucets, speakers… Items don't have to be operable, but please, no CRTs, toxic materials, or anything too greasy or oily (no gas engines) .


What to bring:

  • Safety glasses 

  • Screwdriver

  • Pliers

  • Any other tools you can think of…

  • Use masking tape to label your tools with your name or initials


Date: April 12th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: United Methodist Church at 273 Vernon St, Wakefield, MA 01880


Questions: Please feel free to reach out to us at cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com 



Spring Campout at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA!

June 1st - June 2nd

A weekend of adventure awaits us at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA! Get ready for exciting program activities like Archery, BB Gun Range, Rock Climbing, and more!


Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd

  • Location: Blue Hills Reservation, 411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186. Link to Map

  • Parent or Guardian Required: Yes, unless specific arrangements have been made with the Pack

  • Food and Meals: The Pack will provide optional dinner; please see the form below.

  • Program Activities: Absolutely! We'll have Archery, BB Gun Range, Rock Climbing, and more!

  • Pool: You bet! The pool is booked! Don't forget your bathing suit. All Scouts must pass an onsite swim test.


🔍 Need more info on Milton Base Camp? Check out the website  Website Here





Camp Carpenter Sleep Away Camp

July 7th to July 11 

 

Get ready for summertime adventures – Camp Carpenter! Nestled on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire, Camp Carpenter offers a 250-acre wooded escape, serving as the Daniel Webster Council's Cub Scout Summer Camp and the home of Granite Base Camp.


Save the Date: Sunday, July 7th to Thursday, July 11th 2024 (Stay tuned for additional information in upcoming newsletters)

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Activities: Archery, arts and crafts, BB gun shooting sports, field sports, nature exploration, scout skills,  Fort Friendship, Pirates Cove, and the Indian Village. 

Website https://nhscouting.org/outdoor-programs/camp-carpenter/ 

Cost: ~$600 per Scout, see website



If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to reach out to Mike F or cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com


Future Save the Dates & Upcoming Events & Links to Keep Handy 

  • April 5th  - AOL Crossover 

  • April 12th - Pack meeting

  • April 27 - Spring Clean up at the Church

  • May 17th  -  Pack Crossover & Party 

  • June - Summer Camping Trip, Basecamp overnight in Milton MA 

  • July - Flags by the Lake & 4th of July parade

  •  Pack 722 2024 List of Events this is an active list. Once it is finalized, the dates will be loaded into the Pack calendar.



Community Opportunities for Scouts 

Saturday, March 9th, 2024 - Maple Sugarin' Program at Breakheart Reservation 

Join the friends of Breakheart Reservation in Saugus this Saturday! Visitors will have the opportunity to learn all about the process of producing maple syrup firsthand.

Program Highlights:
Learn about the history and process of maple sugaring at four different stations

Discover how Native Americans began extracting maple sugar and how the process has evolved over time 

See how to identify and tap maple trees to extract sap

Explore the evaporator, which boils the sap to produce syrup

Watch a demonstration of how to cut wood using a two-person saw

 Fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages!


Details:

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Breakheart Reservation, Saugus, MA

Cost: A $5 donation to the Friends of Breakheart Reservation is appreciated



Yours in Scouting, 


Pack 722 Committee