Sunday, February 18, 2024

Fwd: Pack 722 Announcements Newsletter: February 2024


The BIG EVENT: Pinewood Derby (All Dates and Times Below)

Welcome to that special time of year... A combination of creativity, craftsmanship, and friendly competition that makes the Pinewood Derby a highlight of the scouting experience! To assist both new and returning scouts and families, here are the key dates you need to be aware of:


For more details on the rules, cars, race, and trophies please see the 1 page hand out here… link 


Workshop (Optional):

Pre-Race Day Car Workshop, help with final car prep and weight, no paint or cutting.

Date and Location: Wednesday, February 28th at the UMC 273 Vernon St, Wakefield

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Check in Event (Mandatory):

Car Weigh-In and Registration. If you can't make check in please make arrangements to have your car dropped off giving that person permission to make any necessary alterations needed to pass inspection.

Date and Location: Friday March 1st at the UMC 273 Vernon St, Wakefield

Check in Times

Lions 6:00 - 6:20pm

Tigers 6:20 - 6:40pm

Wolves 6:40 - 7:00pm

Bears & Webelos 7:00 - 7:20pm

AOL 7:20 - 7:40pm

Help Needed: Asking for one parent volunteer from each Den, you will be partnered up with a leader to help with track and race day setup. This is a fun time as we all pitch in. Please reply to this email if you can help out with meet and greet, track build, inspection, computer AV. 


Race Day:  

The racing kicks off at 9 am and wraps up by 2 pm, with winners and trophies announced at the end of each round. There will also be baked goods and hotdogs courtesy the UMC volunteers.  

Date and Location: Saturday March 2nd at the UMC 273 Vernon St, Wakefield

Race Times

Lions 9:00 - 9:45am

Tigers 9:45 - 10:30am

Wolves 10:30 - 11:30am

Bears 11:30 - 12:00pm

Webelos 12:00 - 12:30pm

AOL 12:30 – 1:30pm

Family Race/ Leader Race 1:30pm


Live Video Feed: We will plan on a live video feed

Dress: Class A uniforms


For more details on the rules, cars, race and trophies please see the 1 page hand out here… link 


Or reach out to us at cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com



Adventure at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA, March 16th-17th 

 


Update: As of Feb 12th, 2024: We've reached a solid registration count, about 40 scouts and 40 adults, totaling around 90 attendees. With the offset of Candy Sales, we've reduced the trip cost to $65 per scout and $75 per parent/sibling. 

 

Accepting Payments now Venmo or in cash/check directly to Mike Festa or your Den Leaders at your next den meeting. 


Date: March 16th-17th

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

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

Parent / Guardian required - Yes

Siblings invited - Yes 

Cost: $65 per scout and $75 per adult/siblings. This inclusive fee encompasses dinner, breakfast, activities, and sleeping quarters. 


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


 

Project Linus -  Saturday February 24th, 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

Project Linus Blanket Making Day on Sat. Feb. 24 from 10-1 pm! Join us for a FUN event that helps those in need. We'll create traditional knotted fleece blankets, learn to use sewing techniques, and explore various blanket-making skills. For more info see Link1 and Link2


Date:  Sat. Feb. 24 from 10-1 pm

Location:  Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church

Website: https://www.projectlinus.org/about.php 

Parent / Guardian required - Encouraged. The ideal ratio is 1 adult to 3 Scouts so parents are invited. 

Siblings invited - Yes 

What to bring : 1 yard of Fleece, labeled scissors, lunch, and water

Sign up by January 19th →  https://forms.gle/QQXajziMcJckxw1a9


If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to reach out to Mandy Theisen  


 

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: We are still working out details, but based on last year ~$530 per Scout

Sign up link - see news letter 


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


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

  • March - No Pack meeting, Pinewood Month

  • April - AOL Crossover 

  • May -  Pack Crossover 

  • 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.

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



Community Opportunities for Scouts 

The Quannapowitt Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program (YSP) provides a safe, encouraging environment for students to learn to sail, to develop sailing skills, or to learn to race. The YSP focuses on the fun, enjoyment, accomplishment and self-confidence that comes from learning to sail. Our instruction is based on the US SAILING curriculum, and is carried out in age- and skill-appropriate groupings. We also plan whole-group activities that encourage social interactions and friendships among the students. Students learn skills that will form the foundation for a lifelong love of sailing. They will also learn the proper use and care of boats, sails, moorings and the docking area. Safety standards are taught and strictly enforced.


The program is open to children ages 8-13 (entering 3rd - 8th grades). Our fleet includes boats appropriate for various skill levels. Children are placed in a boat according to their size and sailing experience. For complete information visit https://sailqyc.com/page/youth-sailing-2024-dates-announced 




Yours in Scouting, 


Pack 722 Committee


Committee for 2023-2024 

Cubmaster - Matt Theisen

Assistant Cubmaster - Daniel Lander

Committee Chair - Andrew Gentile

Treasurer - Mike Festa

Activity & Communications -  Mandy Theisen 

Registration & Online Scout Book  - Sothear Nou 

Den Leaders: James Turner, Michael Lew, Daniel Lander, Scott McCarthy, Eric Nickerson, Sothear Nou, Robyn Gentile, Kevin Crain

Fundraising -  Assistant help needed, please reach out

Website/Facebook - Assistant help needed, please reach out

Advancement - Assistant help needed, please reach out

Shirts/Quartermaster - Assistant help needed, please reach out




 Email: cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com | Website:www.pack722wakefield.com | Google Calendar  


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Monday, January 1, 2024

Fwd: Pack722 Newsletter: January 2024


Pack722 Announcements: Jan 2024

Email: cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com

Website: www.pack722wakefield.com 

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Pack Meeting: Blue and Gold Celebration & Pinewood Kick Off
January 19th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

Excitement is in the air as we gear up for our Blue and Gold Celebration! This traditional Cub Scout celebration marks the anniversary of the BSA's founding on February 8, 1910


Meeting Details: 

  • Blue and Gold Birthday of Scouting Celebration with Cupcakes

  • Special Guest: Sports Zone will be joining us to host an activity for the Scouts (Class B Uniforms) 

  • Pinewood Derby kick off  . Registered scouts will receive their cars at NO COST, marking the official kick-off to the March Race. Families and parents are encouraged to participate by purchasing a car for $7 that night (cash and Venmo accepted).

  • Pinewood Derby Info: Additionally, we'll be hosting some Pinewood Q&A for scouts and parents who are new to this event. Official Rules and more details to follow. 


Date: Friday, January 19th

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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


Class B uniforms (Scout T-shirt) are encouraged because the scouts will be active. 


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


 

Adventure at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA, March 16th-17th 

 


Update: As of January 9, 2024: We've reached a solid registration count, about 25 scouts and 25 adults, totaling around 50 attendees. With the offset of Candy Sales, we've reduced the trip cost to $65 per scout and $75 per parent/sibling. 

 

Sign up Link -->  https://forms.gle/L3ZuWUTnp52RAgEK6 

Accepting Payments now until January 31st deadline Venmo  or in cash/check directly to Mike  or your Den Leaders at your next den meeting. 


Date: March 16th-17th

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

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

Parent / Guardian required - Yes

Siblings invited - Yes 

Cost: $65 per scout and $75 per adult/siblings. This inclusive fee encompasses dinner, breakfast, activities, and sleeping quarters. 


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


 

Project Linus -  Saturday February 24th, 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

Project Linus Blanket Making Day on Sat. Feb. 24 from 10-1 pm! Join us for a FUN event that helps those in need. We'll create traditional knotted fleece blankets, learn to use sewing techniques, and explore various blanket-making skills. For more info see Link1 and Link2


Date:  Sat. Feb. 24 from 10-1 pm

Location:  Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church

Website: https://www.projectlinus.org/about.php 

Parent / Guardian required - Encouraged. The ideal ratio is 1 adult to 3 Scouts so parents are invited. 

Siblings invited - Yes 

What to bring : 1 yard of Fleece, labeled scissors, lunch, and water

Sign up by January 19th →  https://forms.gle/QQXajziMcJckxw1a9


If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to reach out to Mandy Theisen  


 

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: July 7th to July 11 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: We are still working out details, but based on last year ~$530 per Scout

Sign up link (see new letter email) 


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


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

  • February Pack Meeting: "Take It Apart Night" - Begin collecting interesting items to deconstruct with the scouts..

  • Feb/March - Pinewood Workshop: Prepare your car for the upcoming race day.

  • March - Pinewood Derby: The main event, where your finely tuned cars will face off.

  • March - Spring Event: Battleship Cove Sleepover

  • 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.



Community Opportunities for Scouts 

None for this newsletter. However, if you have any opportunities to share, we would greatly appreciate hearing about them!  




Yours in Scouting, 


Pack 722 Committee


Committee for 2023-2024 

Cubmaster - Matt Theisen

Assistant Cubmaster - Daniel Lander

Committee Chair - Andrew Gentile

Treasurer - Mike Festa

Activity & Communications -  Mandy Theisen 

Registration & Online Scout Book  - Sothear Nou 

Den Leaders: James Turner, Michael Lew, Daniel Lander, Scott McCarthy, Eric Nickerson, Sothear Nou, Robyn Gentile, Kevin Crain

Fundraising -  Assistant help needed, please reach out

Website/Facebook - Assistant help needed, please reach out

Advancement - Assistant help needed, please reach out

Shirts/Quartermaster - Assistant help needed, please reach out




 Email: cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com | Website:www.pack722wakefield.com | Google Calendar  


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