Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Pack 722! The scouts had another fun night singing Christmas carols at the Wakefield Center last night.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Caroling Alert!

Christmas Caroling Alert!

Christmas Caroling tonight at Genesis Healthcare Wakefield Center, 1 Bathol St at 6:00pm! Wear Class A's and bring your best singing voice!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Pack 722's 6th annual Pie- Palooza is this Thursday night. Wear your best rain gear as the scouts get their just desserts for all their hard work selling popcorn this year! We have a few extra pies this year. No telling where they could end up.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pack Meeting Reminder!

Pack Meeting Reminder!
Our next Pack Meeting is this FRIDAY, November 18 at 6:30pm.
We have a special guest speaker to honor our veterans.
If you've been saving cardboard papertowel and toilet paper rolls please bring them to the Pack meeting so we can assmeble our Christmas Crackers.
Our popcorn order is being delivered to the church on friday and will be distributed to the Scouts at the end of the meeting. Also, the winners of the pie-toss will be announced. If you're unable to attend, contact your Den Leader about getting your order.
Also, if you have an outstanding balance on your dues, please see Jessica during the meeting.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Awesome camping trip this weekend to Sudden Pond! We hope everyone had a great time. Da Bears did some cooking while the We1's learned about building a campfire.
See everyone at the Pack meeting this Thursday. The deadline for handing your Popcorn sales forms is approaching. The last date to turn in order forms in October 30, but if you have forms ready, you can bring them to the Pack meeting or get them into your Den Leaders.
Also, keep Saturday open as the We1's will be leading another clean up effort, this time at J.J. Round playground. Meet in the parking lot at 1:00pm and wear good footwear as Mr Pothier will be leading the scouts on a short hike up Hart's Hill for the clean up.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sudden Pond Camping Alert!

It's time to get ready for our Fall Camping trip to Sudden Pond in Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover. This is always a fun trip and the scouts have a great time. Arrival time is anytime after Noon on Saturday, October 15 and we break camp by Noon on Sunday. Even if you cannot come for night, consider showing up just for a few hours to enjoy the activities we have planned such as fishing canoeing and a hike. Bring your own fishing gear. The Pack will try to provide some bait. Following the afternoon activities we will have a potluck dinner and campfire.

There's no cost to the trip, but we ask you to sign up in advance so when know how many people will be attending. Let us know how many people will be attending and what you'll bring for our potluck dinner. The Pack is providing hot dogs and buns as well as water, plates, napkins, silverware and sanitizer:

While the weather looks good, you should always be prepared for cold or wet weather. Avoid cotton as much as possible, especially socks. Click here for a list of camping checklist:

Directions to Sudden Pond are:

From Wakefield, proceed through the 129 rotary and follow Haverhill Street through Reading to North Reading Center. Go straight through the light for approximately 1.5 miles, and take a right at the blinking yellow light onto Marblehead Street. Follow Marblehead Street for about 1.5 miles, and turn left onto Salem Street -- you should see a small brown sign on the right pointing Left to Harold Parker State Forest.  If you pass a sign that indicates the border of North Reading and Middleton, you've gone too far.

From Salem Street, you will be turning right at Gate 7. If you're setting your GPS or an App like WAZE, the closest street address to the gate is the Forest Riding Academy, 33 Salem Street, North Reading, MA 01864-1513, or Sudden Pond Fire Road, North Reading, MA  Turn right at Gate 7 and follow the road to the campsite, which will be on your right. The Pack banner should be located right at the gate. If you pass the horse farm, you've gone too far.

Total drive time about 20 minutes.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pack 722 is kicking off their annual Popcorn fundraiser and you're all invited!
Our fundraising is a vital part of the Pack activities and helps support Scouting in Town. It funds programs like our annual Pinewood Derby race, field trips and camping trips. The Scouts we be at various locations this weekend and next weekend, so drop on by an say hello. If you don't want popcorn, that's ok, you can make a donation to help support the troops instead.

On Saturday, September 24 we will be at:

Hart's Hardware: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Honey Dew Donuts: 8:00am - 12:00pm
The Savings Bank:  8:00am - 12:00pm

On Sunday, September 25 we will be outside Caporale's Liquors and Early Harvest Diner from 8:00am to 1:00pm

Weather and scheduling permitting, we will be out next weekend as well.

On Saturday, October 1 we will be at:

Hart's Hardware: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Honey Dew Donuts: 8:00am - 12:00pm
The Savings Bank:  8:00am - 12:00pm

On Sunday, October 2 we will be outside Caporale's Liquors and Early Harvest Diner from 8:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Continuing their efforts to Conservation and Nature Community projects, Pack 722 kicked off their new scouting year by helping to clean up Sullivan Park off of Salem St this weekend. Lead by Webelos 1 Den Leader Mark Pothier, the boys collected several bags of trash. As long as the weather holds, the Pack plan to do more of these clean ups.

Monday, September 12, 2016

We're gearing up and looking forward to seeing our returning scouts and welcoming in our newest scouts this Thursday night, September 15, downstairs in the dining hall of the First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield.

Doors open at 6:00pm for any new scouts looking to register and the Pack Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm.

We'll be discussing registration, Pop corn sales and our Fall camping trip.

While Pack 722 is open to any boy interested in joining scouts, we suggest that boys who attend the Dolebeare school contact Pack 712.

Boys who attend Walton are also encourage to contact 712 as well, but we understand that many of you have friends and relatives with 722 and are always welcome.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Attention all Scouts! A new Scouting year is about to begin and we're ready to go! Our first Pack Meeting of the year is Thursday, September 15 at 6:30pm in the dining hall of the First Parish Congregational Church.
Due to conflicts with Back to School nights, we will not be hosting our annual Fall Round Up. Instead, leaders will be on hand early at 6:00pm to help sign up any new Scouts.
Check the calendar on our website for a full listing of upcoming events.
We look forward to seeing everyone on September 15!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

JJ Round Clean Up

A key part of Scouting is Community Service.
On Saturday, August 27 Pack 722 will be at JJ Round Park, located on Main Street, to help clean up the area.
Webelos I leader Mark Pothier will be on hand to coordinate the clean up. Any attendees should bring a pair of gloves, and if possible a couple of trash bags.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 4th of July Weekend to everyone!
The Pack will be marching in the Parade this year.
We'll be meeting at the Lakeside Office Park on North Ave.
If your scout is interested in marching, let us know and plan accordingly. North Ave will be closed by 4pm, but there is a shuttle bus that will bring marchers from the Galvin Middle School to Lakeside. It runs from 1pm to 4pm, so you want to be there early.
Parents are welcome to march along side, but for those who don't we can escort your scout back to your location when we finish.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Spring Round Up Success!

A fun day this afternoon on the common at our annual Round Up. We had hotdogs, slush, kickball and a rain gutter regatta. The year hasn't even ended and we've alreadyhad lots of inquires about next year!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Congratulations to our very own Charles for becoming a published author!
Check out the most recent issue of Boy's Life to see the joke that he made up and submitted himself!
Way to go Charles!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Our scouting year is winding down, but we still have a lot of activities to go. This past weekend's camping trip to New England Base Camp was fun.
This friday it our annual Blue & Gold banquet to honor the Cubs for all the hard work they've done all year long.
As usual, dinner is a potluck with the following dens providing these dishes:
•Tiger: Dinner Entrees
•Wolf: Desserts
•Bear: Appetizers
•Webelos: Salad/Sides
The evening's line-up is as follows:
•5:30 - Arrival
•6:00 - Dinner
•6:45 - Advancements, crossovers, recognitions
•7:30 - Entertainment
•8:30 - Closing
Please contact your den leader if you have any questions.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Arrow of Light Ceremony

Just a reminder that we do not have a scheduled Pack Meeting in April. Instead, we are holding our annual Arrow of Light Ceremony and Crossing Over ceremony for the Webelos 2 as they prepare to leave Cub Scouting and become Boy Scouts.
The boys have spend the lats five years working towards achieving Cub Scouting's award, the Arrow of Light.
the ceremony will held upstairs in the vestry, on Friday, April 8 at 6:30pm. We'll have several guest speakers, so please arrive early.

Friday, February 26, 2016

It's Pinewood Derby Weekend!
Weigh-in is tonight from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Once your scout's car has officially been accepted, it will spend the night at the church until race time on Saturday.
No further modifications can be made to the car once it has been impounded, except in case of wheels falling off during the race when the scout will be given a few minutes to make repairs.
Race times are as follows:
Tigers - 9:00am
Wolf - 9:45am
Bears - 10:30am
Webelo I - 11:15am
Webelo II - 12:00pm
Family Race - 1:00pm or earlier.
Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms for the race.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Special thanks to Sgt Bossi and his partner Maya from the State Polic Fire Marshall office for coming to speak to the Pack last night! The Scouts did a great job listening and asking some really good questions.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Greetings all,
Just a reminder that our February Pack meeting is tomorrow night. Thursday, February 11 at 6:30pm. Please begin arriving at 6:15 so that we can begin the meeting right on time.
Our guest speaker tomorrow night will have a dog with them.
When the Scouts are leaving at the end of the meeting, we ask that they be respectful of other groups that using the church.
Upcoming Pack events:
February 11 - Pack Meeting
Friday, February 26 - Pinewood Derby Weigh-in
Saturday, February 27 - Pinewood Derby Race
Saturday, March 5 - Mystic Aquarium Sleepover
Friday, March 11 - Pizza & Movie night
Thursday, March 17 - March Pack Meeting

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The WEBELOS 2 worked on their Communication pin this week by paying a visit to the Wakefield Daily Item.

(credit Wakefield Daily Item photo - Maureen Doherty)

Monday, January 4, 2016

January reminders

It's hard to believe that we're already half-way through the scouting year. We still have many fun activities planned!
Monday, January 18  - Dutton Center - 10:30am - 11:30am
Thursday, January 21 - January Pack Meeting - Pinewood Derby kick-off.
Saturday, January 30 - Pinewood Derby Workshop - Details to be provided later
Friday, February 5 - Popcorn Pizza & Movie night