Thursday, October 10, 2019

Popcorn Updates

Take Order Sales:

  • This is a reminder for you to begin selling popcorn door to door and to family and friends, if you haven't already done so, using your Take Order forms.

There are four things that I want to mention in regard to selling online:

  • There is no pressure to sell online, it is your choice. Over the weekend, I had the chance to fully explore the online sales site and realized that the prices online are far higher than in previous years.

  • Secondly, if you do want to sell to family and friends online, the best method might be to tell them that it is a donation to scouting that comes with a bag of popcorn.

  • Thirdly, if you do want to sell online but don't want to sell to family and friends, consider sending out the link to your scout's page via email to addresses of local businesses.  

  • Lastly, I heard a great tip for selling popcorn online: record a video of your scout asking for folks to buy popcorn to support the scouts. Then, upload it to the online site or attach it to an email with the link to their page.

Order Forms:

  • Popcorn order forms and filled out Prize sheets are due to your den leaders by the 25th of October.

  • Money collected from your order form customers will be due on November 30th

Yours In Selling Popcorn,

The Kernel

Camp Nihan Parking/Service Project

First of all, we have been informed that there should be enough parking at Camp Nihan, but people should know not to block the road.  Please make sure to let your Den leaders knows if you will be attending.

Secondly, a small service project between this weekend and our Pack meeting.  The Troop helps us when we ask, so we are asking the Pack to help the Troop.  Their annual fundraiser is wreath sales.  They need to collect pine cones in order to decorate the wreaths.  There will be a box at both the camp on Saturday as well as the Pack meeting on Thursday.  A description of what they are looking for: " Eastern White pine cones to be exact. This year looks to be a bumper year for pine cones unlike last year. I will include a photo so everyone knows what we are looking for. Good places to look for pine cones are during the upcoming camping trips, local parks, cemeteries, Pine banks park, Breakheart, the Middlesex Fells, Walden Pond, your neighbors yards, etc."

Hope to see you all this weekend.

Your Pack Committee

Monday, October 7, 2019

Weekend Camping/Bruins Tickets/Pack Meeting

Good Morning Pack!

I apologize for the delay in this email.  We were waiting to see what was the best course of action with regards to this weekend's event.  We also have a few additional announcements.  Please take the time to read through this email.

Due to the still heightened EEE threat, we have made the hard decision to not go camping at Sudden Pond this weekend.  Instead!!!!!! We will be having a campout at Camp Nihan in Saugus on Saturday.  This is now a DAY event only from 11-3.  Dens will be having separate activities from 11-1:30 and we will finish the day with a campfire program from 1:30-3.

Camp Nihan is located at 131 Walnut Street, in Saugus (just before the Kohls plaza entrance).  We may have to be creative with parking but look for a separate email about that.

Unfortunately, since there will not be much down time, we are not having any whittling station for this event.  Den's might have whittling projects, but that is up to each Den Leader.

This is a Class B event, no uniforms are required.  

Some Den may be cooking lunch as part of their activity.  Leaders will be sending out information soon if that will be the case.  If you Den is not, please bring a lunch with you.

Make sure to bring enough water for everyone in your family.

If you cannot make it this weekend, please make sure to let your Den Leader know.  

At the campout this weekend, we will be handing out Class B T-Shirts to those who do not already have one.  Lions through Bears should have a Blue pack shirt.  Please make sure to size the shirt so that they can wear it all 4 years.  Webelos and AOL scouts should have a Yellow pack Shirt.  Make sure to find your Den leader at the event and they will make sure to get you a shirt.

If you have already ordered Bruins tickets, our Cubmaster, Mr. Pothier, will have them at this weekend's campout.  If you will not be able to attend this weekend, please let us know so that we can determine a way to get you the tickets before Monday's game.  We are asking scouts to wear their class B uniforms.

Our next pack meeting is Thursday October 17th.  Please note we will be starting on time, so consider arriving a few minutes early so that you don't miss anything.  Unless it is stated in an email, all scouts should attend all Pack Meetings in their Class A uniform.

We are asking everyone to please pay their registration fees by the next pack meeting.  Fees are currently $95 per scout and $85 for each additional scout in your family.  You have multiple options to choose from.  
     1. Hand either check or cash to your Den Leader.
     2. Hand either check or cash to Jessica or Rose at the "Campout".
     3. Venmo to the pack account.  Please make sure to mark the payment is for registration fees.  The handle for Venmo is:

If you have any questions about any of the items in this email, please let us know.

Your Pack Committee

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Online Sales

Pack 722:

We've done an awesome job at the Show & Sells so far. Thank you to everyone who has participated, or will, in a Show & Sell. I would very much like to keep the momentum going with selling popcorn online.

Online sales are a great way to reach family, friends and enemies who do not live in the area or are not close enough to deliver popcorn ordered through a take order form. The popcorn is delivered directly to the person who orders and you get prize money. Boo yeah!

The top online sales scout will receive a gift card worth $50!!!

Yours In Scouting,
The Kernel

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bruins Game - a few additional tickets available

We have had a few additional Bruins' Game tickets become available.  The game is Monday October 14th at 1pm.  Tickets are $50 each.  This is first come first serve as long as the availability lasts.  Currently only 9 tickets are available.  Money must be given ASAP to cover pre-paid costs.  


Your Pack Committee