Thursday, August 15, 2019

Last 2 Summer Pack Events Sunday the 18th and Saturday the 24th

Hello Pack 722,

First Event - Blue Hills Hike

This Sunday August 18th is the Blue HillsTrail Hike......the trail is a 8 mile hike (all off road) with elevation changes in the terrain.   There are no bathrooms, so digging cat holes would be our only course of action and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike isn't intended for the younger Scouts.   They have their hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

We will be stopping approximately half way through the hike to eat.  

Due to the length of the hike (5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8am.   The meeting spot is the Blue Hills Trailside Museum 1904 Canton Ave Milton, MA.  We will send word to those attending if we switch the meeting spot.

If you plan on attending, please reach out to Mark Pothier via text with your name as well as email address to 781-454-8214.  He will be organizing the event and will need to be able to contact you in case of severe weather.

Second Event - Moulton Park Clean Up

On Saturday, August 24th we will be having a Town Park clean up service project.  This is perfect for any aged scout.  We start at 9am and will meet at Moulton Park off Cedar Street.  Please remember to wear appropriate Footwear and Dress According to the weather.  In addition, don't forget your Water, Snacks, Bug spray, Sun Screen, Gloves, Trash Bags.  There is no requirement to wear your uniform.  

Looking forward to finishing this summer out strong.

Yours In Scouting
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Marblehead Hike - Saturday August 3rd

Hello Pack 722,

This Saturday August 3 is the Marblehead Hike......the trail is a 6 mile hike along pavement through historical Marblehead and finishes in Salem.   We are not sure what the bathroom options will be during this hike (anticipate none for at least the first 3 miles) and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Also, the weather for Saturday  morning is sunny and 86 degrees.....hot.  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike is not designed for younger Scouts.   They have other hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

Due to the length of the hike (4.5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8:15 am.   The meeting spot is in the long term parking lot at New Liberty St. and Essex St in Salem.  It is across from Peabody Essex Museum and East India Square Mall.  Once all have arrived, we will carpool to the start in Marblehead.  

If you plan on attending, please reach out to Mark Pothier via text with your name as well as email address to 781-454-8214.  He will be organizing the event.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee  

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Town Forest Clean Up - Saturday July 27th 9am

Good Evening Pack!

On Saturday, July 27th we will be having a Town Forest clean up service project.  This event include taking a small hike into the town forest.  This is perfect for any aged scout.  We start at 9am and will meet at the Mapleway Park off Oak Street.  Please remember to wear appropriate Footwear and Dress According to the weather.  In addition, don't forget your Water, Snacks, Bug spray, Sun Screen, Gloves, Trash Bags.  There is no requirement to wear your uniform.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Fwd: Lowell Spinners August 10th 5:05 Game

Just a reminder you have until Friday to register for this activity.  

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 8:10 PM
Subject: Lowell Spinners August 10th 5:05 Game
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


We have booked a Lowell Spinners game on August 10. We need to give  a final headcount by July 19th.

The overnight is $34pp. It includes a meal voucher for  hot dog, chips and a drink. (no breakfast)
- Theme is hockey night.  Charlie Coyle will be in attendance
- Pre-game scout parade
- Every scout gets a badge
- Movie (TBD) is shown on the big left field scoreboard

Another option is the game only for $10 pp or if they want the meal voucher with the game, its $21.25. 

Please fill out the attached google form so that we can give the head count.  All payments must be made by July 31st either by Venmo or handed to a leader.  https://forms.gle/jZrwjNkYMFfpDDi29

We will send out more specifics about the event as it gets closer and we receive them from the organization.

Play Ball!
YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fwd: Fellsway Hike Saturday July 13th

Just a friendly reminder to respond if you will be joining us on this Hike.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 7:41 PM
Subject: Fellsway Hike Saturday July 13th
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


Hello Pack 722,

This Saturday July 13 is the Skyline Trail Hike......the trail is a 7 mile hike in the Fellsway woods (all off road) with elevation changes in the terrain.   There are no bathrooms, so digging cat holes would be our only course of action (been there, done that on this hike......just ask my oldest) and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Also, the weather for Saturday is sunny and 89 degrees.....hot.  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike isn't intended for the younger Scouts.   They have their hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

We will be stopping approximately half way through the hike to eat.  

Due to the length of the hike (4.5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8am.   The meeting spot is a dirt pull off, on South Border Road (right side heading to Winchester), across from Governors Ave in Medford (this is very near Lawrence Memorial Hospital).    If for some reason there is a larger than expected turnout, we would meet at the Sheepfold parking area which opens at 9am and is located off the Fellsway west (Route 28 adjacent to Route I-93).  This is where the dog park is located.  We will send word to those attending if we switch the meeting spot.

Please respond to this email if you will be joining us with a contact number so that we know who we can be expecting.

Mark Pothier
Cubmaster 
Wakefield Pack 722
781-454-8214 cell