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!