Friday, January 21, 2022

Camp Carpenter Sign Ups - DUE BY 1/31/2021


We are so excited to be able to offer the chance for Pack 722 (including our Pack 712 friends) to go to summer resident camp at Camarpenter in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Our week of camp will be June 26th through June 30th.  Leaders, Jessica Belyea and either Brad or Julie Wagner, have volunteered to go.  The cost will be $550 at this time, but is subject to change once we know how many are going.  If the only reason you cannot attend is due to financial restrictions, please let us know as there are potential scholarships available.

If you would like to join us, please know these important dates.

By 01/31/2022 - Fill out the attached form https://forms.gle/CehY8HpNHTQFnRev5  Please fill it out for each person who will be attending - scout or adult.

By 03/04/2022 - Bring your deposit of $100 to the Pinewood Derby Checkin in an envelope.

By ASAP - Completed parts A, B and C including portions to be filled out by your child's doctor's office.  https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf



For any scouts who want to know about what Camp is like, let us know and we can have either a previous camper or a leader discuss it with you.



As always, if you have any questions, please let us know.  We hope you are as excited as we are.

Yours In Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Pack 722 Updates

Hello Pack 722,

With the ongoing surge in COVID, the pack committee has determined it is best to proceed with caution and for that reason, we are canceling the January Pack meeting originally scheduled for this coming Thursday.  HOWEVER, the folks from Camp Carpenter up in New Hampshire want to meet us all on Zoom (See meeting invite below) so that we all can learn about a week at summer camp.  The Pack has already reserved the week of June 26-30th (Sunday through Thursday).  I know the group that went up last summer had a great time.  Scouts who go, in addition to all the fun and great experiences they will have, will complete some requirements towards their next rank and earn some shooting sports awards.  Please join us this Thursday (January 20th) evening at 7:00PM on Zoom - see invite below.


In Pinewood Derby news, the usual workshop at Mr. Pothier's house is canceled due to a hectic weekend schedule for Mr. Pothier and the cautious approach we are taking to the pandemic.  If you need assistance with your car, please reach out to your den leader or anyone in a Pack leadership role and we can assist in finding a resource you can use to work on your car.  We do want to point out that the Scout Shop in Woburn is able to cut cars (initial rough cuts) and are running hours most days from now through March 1st; Saturdays, 10AM-3PM and Mon-Fri, 10AM-5PM.

Another email will be coming with Pinewood Derby details such as rules, schedule, etc.  We do run a family race in addition to the scouts racing, so any sibling, parents, etc. that want to build a car, they can put their efforts into a car of their own that can run on race day!  Pinewood derby car kits can be purchased from the Scout Shop.  The Pack does have a few extra car kits that we offer for $5 per kit, as well, though we have very limited supply.

Hope you all are staying safe and healthy.

YIS,
Pack 722 Committee

PS - CAMP CARPENTER ZOOM MEETING INVITE



Pack 722 Wakefield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Camp Carpenter  - Summer 2022
Time: Jan 20, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Friday Movie Night - Postponed



Due to the uptick in COVID cases, we have decided to postpone the movie night until the spring.  We wish to err on the side of caution.  Please be on the lookout soon for more information about upcoming events.

Yours In Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Monday, December 27, 2021

Rewards

Hello Pack 722,

The rewards points are now available in order to be claimed in the popcorn system. 

Here are some instructions on how to claim your reward from the app (it is basically the same online at the website), https://support.trails-end.com/support/solutions/articles/17000093326-how-do-i-claim-my-rewards-within-the-app-


Remember that this year, prizes only come in the way of Amazon gift cards. If you earned enough points for a gift card, it will show you when you log in. The minimum number of points needed to get a $10 gift card is 500 points  if you would like to review the prize system points and how they are earned as well as the prize levels, follow this link: https://www.trails-end.com/rewards

Thank you everyone for your hard work selling popcorn this year!

-the Kernel

Monday, December 6, 2021

Upcoming Pack Meeting Reminder

Hello Pack 722,

This is a reminder for our upcoming Pack meeting on Friday, December 10th at 6:30PM, which will be held at First Parish Congregational Church.  This meeting is our annual Pie-a-Palooza and promises to be very exciting.  If you may be in danger of getting pie'd, we recommend wearing clothes you might not mind moving on from if they don't clean up very well after the event.



Please also remember that the Wolf Den is running a food drive on Friday for donation to the Wakefield Food Pantry.  Please see the attached flier.

At the meeting, we will also have the Holiday Ornaments available for purchase and please remember that we are still currently running the holiday ornament fundraiser, albeit lower pressure than the popcorn fundraiser.

Friday will also be the night we pass out Pinewood Derby kits.  While the Pinewood Derby is not until the first weekend of March, it is coming fast and we want to get the kits into your hands so your scouts can start planning out their cars.  Please keep track of your kits and remember that part of the rules (to be sent out at a later date) include using BSA wheels and the axles included with your kits, as well as using the provided axle slots on the pinewood derby block.



Lastly, the Pack will be hosting a movie night on Friday, January 7th - 5:30PM.  Pizza and popcorn will be provided.  More information to come but we usually have a movie in the basement for the younger scouts and a second movie in the first floor area for the older scouts.  Siblings, as always, are welcome!



See you all Friday!  Yours in Scouting,

Pack 722 Committee