Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Fwd: Pack activity Survey - Response needed by 8/15/2020

Just a reminder that we need your help by filling out the survey  below.  We want to be able to plan a great program but need to know your comfort level.  If you have not already done so, please respond by 8/15 so that the committee and den leaders can review the responses.

Thank you!

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From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:54 PM
Subject: Pack activity Survey - Response needed by 8/15/2020
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


Good Afternoon Pack!


Below you will find a quick survey to get some feedback regarding what everyone is comfortable with regarding meetings this year.  Please give your honest feedback - one per family.  We are all in different places, so some may feel fine doing outdoor activities while others may feel like zoom meetings would be a better option.  We'll do our best to accommodate as much as we can.  Please feel free to email with any specific questions.  


Looking forward to a great year in Cub Scouts with you all!


Yours In Scouting (YIS)
Your Pack Committee

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Pack activity Survey - Response needed by 8/15/2020

Good Afternoon Pack!


Below you will find a quick survey to get some feedback regarding what everyone is comfortable with regarding meetings this year.  Please give your honest feedback - one per family.  We are all in different places, so some may feel fine doing outdoor activities while others may feel like zoom meetings would be a better option.  We'll do our best to accommodate as much as we can.  Please feel free to email with any specific questions.  


Looking forward to a great year in Cub Scouts with you all!


Yours In Scouting (YIS)
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Advancements/Yard Signs/Summer Activities/Aug 15th Hike Change/USS Consitution

We hope everyone's summers are going well!  We wanted to give some updates regarding the Pack.

Advancements

They have finally arrived! We are working on getting them to you den leaders and they will be reaching out soon.

Yard Signs

We are in the process of obtaining yard signs to show everyone we are proud of our scouts and help promote the pack.  When your den leader arrives with your Scout's advancements, they will be asking if you are ok with the sign in your yard. We are getting enough for one per family.

Summer Activities

Hopefully, your families are enjoying the outdoors.  Just a reminder about our Summer Activities and the possible Outdoor activity awards, we have a lot of opportunities to get out and be active in our communities while being socially distant.  Don't forget to take photos of your activities and share them with your Den Leaders and our Cubmaster - Mark.  We want to make sure everyone gets credit for the awesome adventures they take this summer. 

August 15th Hike Change

We will no longer be doing the Pilgrim Trail on August 15th.  Instead we will be doing the Freedom Trail.  More information to come but we will start at 9am.

USS Constitution

Some of you may have seen on our Summer activity list that there was a potential of a sleepover on the USS Constitution early in July.  Some of you may have even seen some pictures.  Due to COVID, we were restricted to a total of 25 people.  So we decided it was best to offer this trip to our oldest scouts first and then in a future year try to have the same trip for those scouts who were not able to go the first time.  We hope to host this event again very soon.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Saturday, July 4, 2020

BSA recalls Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Pins

BSA recalls Cub Scout Outdoor Activity pins sold between April 2016 and January 2020

July 1, 2020  

The Boy Scouts of America today announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout Outdoor Activity pins that depict a gold animal paw painted on a blue background sold between April 2016 and January 2020.

The pins were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at scoutshop.org. About 78,000 pins are affected although about 12% of the affected units are in inventory and have never been sold or distributed.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the affected pins, and the BSA has identified and fixed the problem that led to the recall. The recall was prompted when a regular quality assurance the BSA implements through a third-party testing lab indicated that parts of the pin's face and shaft contained levels of lead above limits set by the federal government.

Families with a recalled pin should stop using it immediately. They're entitled to an exchange or refund, even if they no longer have a receipt or the original tag.

How to tell whether you have a recalled pin

The recall applies to Cub Scout Outdoor Activity lapel pins. Other activity pins are not included in the recall.

If you threw away the receipt, that's OK. If you purchased the pin between April 2016 and January 2020, follow the instructions below or visit your local Scout Shop.

What to do if you have a recalled pin

Families with a recalled pin should stop using it immediately.

Even if you no longer have a receipt, you are eligible for an exchange or refund.

Return the product to any Scout Shop or directly to the BSA's National Distribution Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Instructions for returns can be found at this link.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Update for Hikes and a new one added for this weekend


We had a couple of people attend last Saturday's Hike.  I heard it was a great time.

Please note - if you plan on attending the hikes, we are changing the deadline to contact Mr. Pothier to Thursday night at 5 pm.  This will ensure that he has time to coordinate the car rides.

On these hikes - there will probably be no public bathrooms.  

We have added another hike this Saturday June 20th called Leslie's Retreat. We will meet in Salem at the parking lot on Federal and Church St across from the Peabody Essex Museum at 7:45 am.  Plan to leave some cars there and drive others to the start in Marblehead.  It is approximately 5-6 miles long, with no public bathrooms and we anticipate it taking 4-5.5 hours to complete.  Again, if you wish to join us, please email Mr. Pothier at guggins@yahoo.com so that he will know whom to expect.  Make sure to be prepared for the weather and carry enough water.

Don't forget this weekend is our Spring "Camping" in our own backyards.  

YIS,
Your Pack Committee