Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pack Olympics

Our annual Pack Olympics was held at our January Pack meeting. Check out these great pictures! The boys had a great time and we're all ready for the District Olympics in February. Game on!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pack Meeting tonight is on

Despite the snow day,  our Pack Meeting tonight is not canceled.   We're still on for 6:30 pm at the Greenwood Union Church.

At this meeting, we will be having our annual Pack Olympics, in preparation for the Cub Scout Olympics in February.  Because the boys will be quite active this time, uniforms are not required -- there's no sense in losing hats and neckerchief slides if you can avoid it!

We will be distributing the Pinewood Derby cars and popcorn prizes at this meeting.   This year's Pinewood Derby will have a new feature -- an "open" division where each family can, if they wish, race a car against other (non-Scout) cars.  We'll have more details at the Pack Meeting.

Finally, as mentioned earlier, we will be collecting donations to the Pack's contribution to the Tom Nestor scholarship fund. We will also have a card for all Pack families to sign.  

See you there

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tom Nestor Scholarship

Tom Nestor, an Eagle Scout from Wakefield's Troop 701, tragically passed away last month in a skiing accident.  Many of our boys met him last year when he came to a Pack Meeting to teach the boys about proper handling of the American flag.   Tom was an exemplary Scout and a terrific young man.  In his memory, the Tom Nestor Scholarship has been started has been started under the auspices of the Wakefield Citizen's Scholarship Foundation (CSF). 

Our Pack will be making a donation and we ask all of you to consider donating as well.  We will be collecting donations at our Pack Meeting next week -- no amount is too small.  We will also have a sympathy card available for all Cub Scout families to sign.

There will also be a fundraiser for Tom's Scholarship at Kelly's Roast Beef in Saugus (Route 1 at Lynn Fells Parkway) on Monday of next week, January 10. With the attached coupon, 25 percent of your purchase will be donated to the Scholarship fund.  Please consider attending -- it's a "dinner out" for a good cause.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Caroling

Christmas Caroling at the Harborside Nursing Home was a lot of fun, and got us all into the Christmas spirit. Some of our sisters and their fellow Girl Scouts joined us, too. It was great to see the smiles on the faces of the residents!