Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Who Love's Chocolate! Its Fundraising Time

Good Afternoon Scouting Families,

This year Pack 722 has decided not to sell popcorn.  Instead, we will be passing out boxes of chocolate bars to each scout.  Each bar is $2 a piece.

There are no limits to the number of boxes you can sell.  The only limits are your imagination and window of time - October 1-November 4th.

Your Den Leaders will have your boxes by this Sunday and will reach out to you about distribution.  By Friday November 4th we are asking for all funds to be returned to your Den Leaders.

We are accepting cash and checks made out to Pack 722 only.

Attached is a flyer with all the important information.  A few ideas for selling: Family, Friends, Neighbors, promote as a Halloween Candy idea, Sell at fall sport events.  As always - we also accept donations.

Don't forget - the top seller gets to throw a pie in their leader/family members face :)

Can't wait to see what everyone can sell.

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Fall Camping Trip

Hello Pack 722,

We are still working to finalize the dates for our fall camping trip but it will not be this coming weekend, Sept. 30th to Oct. 2nd.  The weekend we are targeting is October 14th-16th. We do apologize for not having this nailed down already and will send out confirmation of the dates as soon as possible.
Our camping trip will be to Sudden Pond in Harold Parker State Forest up in Andover and is open to siblings and family.  We will have a Pack campfire Saturday evening and Dens will run activities during the day.  Scouts and families do not have to stay overnight to participate in the activities and likewise, scouts and families can leave and return during the weekend for things such as sports.

We will send out confirmation and additional details for the camping trip once we receive notification from the DCR that we have the site for our requested weekend and again, apologies for not having this solidified already.

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Pack 722: Kick-Off Pack Meeting

Hello Pack 722,

We kick off the scouting year on Friday, September 16th - 6:30PM @ the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon Street.  This will be our first official year as a merged, single Cub Scout Pack here in Wakefield and as you can see, we now have two very supportive congregations and facilities.  Much thanks to First Parish Congregational Church and Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church!

Join us at the meeting and learn about all the adventures and service work our scouts completed over the summer, and hear about what we have planned for the coming year.  We have some changes to fundraising this year as well to share with you.

Invite a friend to come as well to see what scouting is about and perhaps join us!

We are excited to get the Pack together again.  See you there!

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack 722 Committee

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Freedom Trail Hike Update

Hello, Scouting Families,

After consulting with some Cub Scout folks who have done the Freedom Trail hike before, I am going to change a few things about the hike to make it go more smoothly. 

  • Instead of meeting at the Bunker Hill Monument, we will be meeting at the Oak Grove Orange Line Station at 9:15 am
  • We will take the Orange line from Oak Grove to Downtown Crossing
  • Everyone should download and print out the Cub Scout Freedom Trail Hike Worksheet to bring with them
  • The hike will take about 3+ hours to complete
  • Because this is a historic hike, scouts are required to wear their Class A uniform
  • Scouts should pack their 6 essentials
  • We will hike out of the City and conclude at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Freedom Trail Hike

Hello, Pack 722!

On August 13th, at 10:00 am, the Pack will be hiking the Freedom Trail starting at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown and ending in Boston Common. There is parking in front of Whole Foods near the T entrance about 4 blocks from the Bunker Hill Monument. This is a 2.5 mile hike through mostly flat neighborhoods. Click here for information on the Freedom Trail or visit this website

There are many historical sites along the trail that we can visit if the scouts are up for it, however, it may take a long time to tour all of the sites. I would like to keep the hike to around 2 hours max. I'm thinking that maybe we can tour 1 or 2 of the most important sites along the way. Let me know your thoughts in this form:

I plan to picnic on Boston Common after the hike but feel free to head back or get lunch elsewhere. After lunch, the easiest thing for everyone to do is take the T back to Charlestown where you parked. The shutdown on the Orange line do not start until the 19th. 

This is a historical trail so there is a special patch that you will get for hiking it.