Friday, September 8, 2023

September 2023 Kickoff - First Pack meeting

Hello Pack 722 Families,

This is a reminder that will be kicking off our new scouting year next Friday evening, September 15th, at 6:30 PM at the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon Street

The meeting is packed with important information for both our Scouts and parents, so please make every effort to arrive on time.

More info below from the August newsletter.

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Committee

Welcome Back! - Kickoff is September 15th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

September Pack meeting:   It's time to kick off another exciting year of adventures, learning, and fun with our Pack 722 Cub Scout family!

Whether you're a returning member or joining us for the first time, we've got all the important topics and questions covered. This includes discussions about upcoming trips, details on our Candy Fundraising initiative, registration information, and of course, some exciting fun and games to kick-start our time together.

Date: September 15th

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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

Returning Scouts, a friendly reminder to wear your Class A uniforms. 

As for our new Scouts and friends, there's no action or sign up required on your end – just come as you are, we will have more details on site. 

Some additional info to click on: 

Questions: Please feel free to reach out to us at

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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Pack722 Announcements: June 2023 


Spring Round Up / Festival by the Lake – June 10th (Help needed for 2 hours)

It's the Spring Round Up!  Our last big Pack event before the Summer hits. Come stop to see what we have in store for the day. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Lakeside, Lake Quannapowitt 

Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM June 10th 

The Pack needs some HELP, looking for parents to hang out with the pack leaders for only 2h, see below.

Time Slots to sign up for:

  • 10am - 12pm - Mandy + parent needed for 2h  

  • 12pm - 2pm  - Matt + parent needed for 2h  

  • 2pm - 4pm - Eric + parent needed for 2h  

Event Details 

  • Mandy, Matt, Andrew and Eric on site to help with questions and logistics.

  • Troop 701, Webelos & AOLs are also there to help 

  • We have a 10x10ft Tent to hang out at

  • There is a FUN, hands on activity for visitors

  • Pictures of past trips help showcase what scouting is all about. 

  • More info on Craft vendors, local organizations, live entertainment, and great food comprise the day on


Base Camp – June 24-25th Weekend (Sign up below)  

Spring Camping weekend, June 24th-25th. 


There are carts available to bring your camping equipment to the campsite which is relatively close to the parking lot. The contact for this trip is Mandy Theisen (617-335-8690). Our tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Arrival 10:30 am - Set up and relax

  • *Bring your own lunch*

  • 12:00 pm - Lunch

  • 1:00 pm - Hike

  • 2:00 pm - Afternoon Game

  • 5 pm - Dinner (ordering pizza for purchase or bring your own)

  • 6 pm - bedtime - Campfire

  • 6/25 - wakeup - 9 am - Pack 722 Provided Breakfast


411 Unquity Road Milton, MA 02186 (link for more information)

New England Base Camp in Milton, MA.  They have a great campsite which scouts get to use  

How did we do in 2023? & Future Pack 722 Planning meeting Thursday, June 29th

How Did We do?

Did your scout have amazing adventures this year?  Were there things that your family would like to see us do as a Pack?  

Please click here and fill out our end of year survey.   

Want to share in-person and eat some great food? 

On Thursday, June 29th at 5:30pm, a group of adults will meet and plan the pack calendar of events for all 2024.  If you cannot attend in person, we will have an e-meeting option available  


If you are interested in joining us, please email below so that we can know you are coming.  

4th of July parade – July 4th!

Pack 722 is again walking in the 4th of July parade. If you haven't been to the parade before, it is amazingly fun. Being in a parade is a requirement for some scout ranks and will count as a July activity toward your Summer Pack award. 

Basic info below, but more details are here and in future emails

Dress Code:

  • Class A uniforms. Generally, it's hot so dress for the weather.

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Water

  • Maybe a snack

  • Wear your scout hat if you have one

  • Good walking shoes


  • You should plan to come around 3:00 PM to catch the shuttle to the top of the lake. Sometimes these can take a little while to show up. Alternatively, you can walk up North Ave. You may want to come earlier to make sure you can park at MG Fitness or the Galvin.

  • Line up for the parade is at 4:00 pm and the parade starts at 5:00 pm.



Camp Carpenter – July 16th to 20th 

We are getting close.  Get a head start on all Health Forms (kids as well as the adults) who are attending. Mike Festa will send a detailed email out directly to the contacts, but feel free to submit here. Medical Forms submitted here.


Want to join or learn more about this event, Contact Mike  

Camp Carpenter Website 

Located on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire, Camp Carpenter is a 250-acre wooded property that is the Daniel Webster Council's Cub Scout Summer Camp and home of Granite Base Camp.

Future Save the Dates & Upcoming Pack Events 

  • TBD - Details on National Summertime Pack Awards and how to participate 

  • July 4 - Wakefield Independence Day Parade, 4pm

  • July 8 - Base Camp WooSocks Sleepover (Worcester Red Sox game + optional sleepover on field), 4pm DETAILS

  • July 16 - 20th - Camp Carpenter

  • July 22 - Pack Hike - TBD

  • Aug 2 - Pack Hike, 6pm - TBD

  • Aug 13 - Scout Day at Fenway, 10:30am DETAILS

  • Aug 20 - Pack Kickball, 9am 

Community Opportunities for Scouts 

If you have a Program or town event, please let us know and we can post it here for next newsletter  -  Thanks

Yours in Scouting, 

Pack 722 Committee

Committee for 2023-2024 

Andrew Gentile, Committee Chair 

Matt Theisen, Cubmaster 

Mike Festa, Treasurer

Mandy Theisen , Communications 

Den Leads and/or Committee Members: James Turner, Michael Lew, Daniel Lander, Scott McCarthy, Eric Nickerson, Sothear Nou



Sunday, May 21, 2023

Flag Placing

Flag Placing at Lakeside Cemetery

A quick reminder that tomorrow at 3:00pm, Pack 722 will be placing flags at grave sites in Lakeside Cemetery on North Ave.

Be sure to wear your Class A uniform and bring a large, long screwdriver to create a hole for the flag pole. 

The scouts have a great time helping out with this every year and it only takes an hour. 

Your Pack Committee

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Pack Crossover, Friday

Hi - Quick reminder for tomorrow night.  Pack Meeting, Advancement and Cupcakes!

Pack Crossover .  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 cupcakes

United Methodist Church

Friday, May 19th at 6.30p.m

We could use help with the setup of chairs.  If any parents/scouts would like to get there 10-15 mins in advance, please reach out to Matt Theisen.

Yours in Scouting, 

Pack 722 Committee

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Information about the Ecotarium Trip (w. attachment)

Hi All,


As we are getting closer to April 28th, I want to share some additional information about the Ecotarium trip for those attending.  Attached is a full listing of FAQ provided by the museum, but I'm including some highlights below.  Please review and feel free to reach out to Michael Lew if you have any questions.


  • The EcoTarium is located at 222 Harrington Way in Worcester, which is about 60 minutes from Wakefield with no traffic.  I'm guessing it's 90+ min from Wakefield in traffic on a Friday afternoon.
  • Arrival time is 5:15-6:30.  However, you should aim to be there as close to 5:30 as possible as programming starts promptly at 6:30 and we need to eat dinner before then.
  • We will be serving pizza for everyone for dinner on the evening of the 28th.  Planning to have it delivered to the Ecotarium at 5:30 or so.
  • The Ecotarium is still strict with their COVID policies and while masks are not required, everyone will be required to test prior to entering the museum.  If you test positive you will not be allowed to attend the overnight, so I recommend testing in advance before you leave your house to prevent having to turn around after you've arrived in Worcester.
  • Bedtime varies, but is between 10:30 and 11:00. 



 On behalf of Michael, Pack 722 Committee