Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pack Meeting this Thursday

Thank you to all who were able to make it to Camp Nihan this weekend.  It was a great time.

PACK MEETING
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.


REGISTRATIONS
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 at the meeting.
     3. Venmo to the pack account.  Please make sure to mark the payment is for registration fees.  The handle for Venmo is:


SERVICE PROJECT
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 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."  



YIS,

Your Pack Committee

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."
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Hope to see you all this weekend.

YIS,
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.


CAMPING TRIP
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.  


CLASS B SHIRTS
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.


BRUINS TICKETS
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.


PACK MEETING
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.


REGISTRATIONS
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.

YIS,
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.  

YIS,

Your Pack Committee

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Show & Sell Spots now open

You are now able to sign up for multiple spots for your scout on the Sign-Up Genius site. The address to the Sign-Up Genius is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ca9ac2ba0f58-2019

Yours In Scouting,
The Kernel


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sign-up Link

In case you missed it, here is the sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ca9ac2ba0f58-2019

-The Kernel

Show & Sell Spots first choice still open

The Show & Sell time slots are still 1 slot per scout at this point. If you expect to have a conflict due to your scout's weekend activities, you should sign-up now before we open up the calendar to multiple slots! It can get very difficult trying to find a spot that works for you after the whole pack sings up.

YIS,
The Kernel


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Popcorn Follow-up and Sign-up

Hello Folks,

The Sign-up Genius for popcorn Show & Sell spots for the weekends of Sept 28th and 29th as well as Oct 5th and 6th is now open. 

Things to keep in mind when you sign-up your scout:
  • Try to match younger scouts with older scouts. Older scouts have more experience selling so they can help younger scouts. 
  • Please sign-up for just one time slot at this time. 
Click on this link to go to the Sign-up Genius site: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-2019

YIS,
The KERNEL

Monday, September 16, 2019

Registration NIght & 1st Pack Meeting of the year

Good Morning Pack!

This week we are starting our year with 2 events:

Monday September 16th from 6:30-7:30
We will be hosting a fall scout registration drop in night - this is a great opportunity to bring your friends who are interested in signing up.  Make sure to spread the word.  It is also a good night to pay your dues for the year.  Again this year, dues will be $95 for the first scout and $85 for each additional scout.

Thursday September 19th at 6:30
Our First Pack Meeting of the Year!  We also kick off our fall popcorn fundraiser.  If you signed up for the Bruins event, please make sure to bring your payment.

Uniforms/Scout Store
Just a reminder - we only require the shirt, neckerchief, slide, belt and book.  The hats and pants/skorts are optional - however, please make sure your child shows respect with their uniform including tucking the shirt in.  A reminder to all that the Scout Store moved this summer to 2 Tower Office Park, Woburn MA 01801.  Drive around the building and the door is near the loading dock.  Expanded hours – For September and October, our hours are Monday & Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Wednesday thru Friday 9:30 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.   Closing for Remodeling – from September 16th through September 20th remodeling the store and hope to be reopening on Saturday the 21st.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Fwd: 1st Pack Meeting/Calendar for Year/Bruins Game tickets

Just a reminder to all that the sign up for the Bruins game ends at 5pm on Thursday.  We don't want you to miss out on this great opportunity.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 9:58 PM
Subject: 1st Pack Meeting/Calendar for Year/Bruins Game tickets
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


Good Evening Pack!

We are getting ready to start our year and wanted to share some important information with you.  In addition, you will find a pdf attached with the calendar of the Pack Events for the year.  All dates and times are subject to change.  Your den leaders will have additional meeting times for you.

Monday September 16th from 6:30-7:30
We will be hosting a fall scout registration drop in night - this is a great opportunity to bring your friends who are interested in signing up.  Make sure to spread the word.  It is also a good night to pay your dues for the year.  Again this year, dues will be $95 for the first scout and $85 for each additional scout.

Thursday September 19th at 6:30
Our First Pack Meeting of the Year!  We also kick off our fall popcorn fundraiser.

Monday October 14th at 1pm
The Boston Bruins are hosting Scout Day on Monday, October 14th at 1 PM (Columbus Day) vs. Anaheim! We have special priced $50 Balcony tickets available for all scout groups and families. Signups will only be live until 5pm on Thursday September 5th as we do not want the game to be sold out.  Money is due no later then the first pack meeting on Thursday September 19th.  Cash, Check or Venmo will be accepted.  Please sign up at this link. 


Uniforms/Scout Store
Just a reminder - we only require the shirt, neckerchief, slide, belt and book.  The hats and pants/skorts are optional - however, please make sure your child shows respect with their uniform including tucking the shirt in.  A reminder to all that the Scout Store moved this summer to 2 Tower Office Park, Woburn MA 01801.  Drive around the building and the door is near the loading dock.  Expanded hours – For September and October, our hours are Monday & Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Wednesday thru Friday 9:30 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.   Closing for Remodeling – from September 16th through September 20th remodeling the store and hope to be reopening on Saturday the 21st.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, August 29, 2019

1st Pack Meeting/Calendar for Year/Bruins Game tickets

Good Evening Pack!

We are getting ready to start our year and wanted to share some important information with you.  In addition, you will find a pdf attached with the calendar of the Pack Events for the year.  All dates and times are subject to change.  Your den leaders will have additional meeting times for you.

Monday September 16th from 6:30-7:30
We will be hosting a fall scout registration drop in night - this is a great opportunity to bring your friends who are interested in signing up.  Make sure to spread the word.  It is also a good night to pay your dues for the year.  Again this year, dues will be $95 for the first scout and $85 for each additional scout.

Thursday September 19th at 6:30
Our First Pack Meeting of the Year!  We also kick off our fall popcorn fundraiser.

Monday October 14th at 1pm
The Boston Bruins are hosting Scout Day on Monday, October 14th at 1 PM (Columbus Day) vs. Anaheim! We have special priced $50 Balcony tickets available for all scout groups and families. Signups will only be live until 5pm on Thursday September 5th as we do not want the game to be sold out.  Money is due no later then the first pack meeting on Thursday September 19th.  Cash, Check or Venmo will be accepted.  Please sign up at this link. 


Uniforms/Scout Store
Just a reminder - we only require the shirt, neckerchief, slide, belt and book.  The hats and pants/skorts are optional - however, please make sure your child shows respect with their uniform including tucking the shirt in.  A reminder to all that the Scout Store moved this summer to 2 Tower Office Park, Woburn MA 01801.  Drive around the building and the door is near the loading dock.  Expanded hours – For September and October, our hours are Monday & Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Wednesday thru Friday 9:30 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.   Closing for Remodeling – from September 16th through September 20th remodeling the store and hope to be reopening on Saturday the 21st.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Last 2 Summer Pack Events Sunday the 18th and Saturday the 24th

Hello Pack 722,

First Event - Blue Hills Hike

This Sunday August 18th is the Blue HillsTrail Hike......the trail is a 8 mile hike (all off road) with elevation changes in the terrain.   There are no bathrooms, so digging cat holes would be our only course of action and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike isn't intended for the younger Scouts.   They have their hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

We will be stopping approximately half way through the hike to eat.  

Due to the length of the hike (5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8am.   The meeting spot is the Blue Hills Trailside Museum 1904 Canton Ave Milton, MA.  We will send word to those attending if we switch the meeting spot.

If you plan on attending, please reach out to Mark Pothier via text with your name as well as email address to 781-454-8214.  He will be organizing the event and will need to be able to contact you in case of severe weather.

Second Event - Moulton Park Clean Up

On Saturday, August 24th we will be having a Town Park clean up service project.  This is perfect for any aged scout.  We start at 9am and will meet at Moulton Park off Cedar Street.  Please remember to wear appropriate Footwear and Dress According to the weather.  In addition, don't forget your Water, Snacks, Bug spray, Sun Screen, Gloves, Trash Bags.  There is no requirement to wear your uniform.  

Looking forward to finishing this summer out strong.

Yours In Scouting
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Marblehead Hike - Saturday August 3rd

Hello Pack 722,

This Saturday August 3 is the Marblehead Hike......the trail is a 6 mile hike along pavement through historical Marblehead and finishes in Salem.   We are not sure what the bathroom options will be during this hike (anticipate none for at least the first 3 miles) and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Also, the weather for Saturday  morning is sunny and 86 degrees.....hot.  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike is not designed for younger Scouts.   They have other hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

Due to the length of the hike (4.5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8:15 am.   The meeting spot is in the long term parking lot at New Liberty St. and Essex St in Salem.  It is across from Peabody Essex Museum and East India Square Mall.  Once all have arrived, we will carpool to the start in Marblehead.  

If you plan on attending, please reach out to Mark Pothier via text with your name as well as email address to 781-454-8214.  He will be organizing the event.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee  

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Town Forest Clean Up - Saturday July 27th 9am

Good Evening Pack!

On Saturday, July 27th we will be having a Town Forest clean up service project.  This event include taking a small hike into the town forest.  This is perfect for any aged scout.  We start at 9am and will meet at the Mapleway Park off Oak Street.  Please remember to wear appropriate Footwear and Dress According to the weather.  In addition, don't forget your Water, Snacks, Bug spray, Sun Screen, Gloves, Trash Bags.  There is no requirement to wear your uniform.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Fwd: Lowell Spinners August 10th 5:05 Game

Just a reminder you have until Friday to register for this activity.  

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 8:10 PM
Subject: Lowell Spinners August 10th 5:05 Game
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


We have booked a Lowell Spinners game on August 10. We need to give  a final headcount by July 19th.

The overnight is $34pp. It includes a meal voucher for  hot dog, chips and a drink. (no breakfast)
- Theme is hockey night.  Charlie Coyle will be in attendance
- Pre-game scout parade
- Every scout gets a badge
- Movie (TBD) is shown on the big left field scoreboard

Another option is the game only for $10 pp or if they want the meal voucher with the game, its $21.25. 

Please fill out the attached google form so that we can give the head count.  All payments must be made by July 31st either by Venmo or handed to a leader.  https://forms.gle/jZrwjNkYMFfpDDi29

We will send out more specifics about the event as it gets closer and we receive them from the organization.

Play Ball!
YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fwd: Fellsway Hike Saturday July 13th

Just a friendly reminder to respond if you will be joining us on this Hike.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 7:41 PM
Subject: Fellsway Hike Saturday July 13th
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


Hello Pack 722,

This Saturday July 13 is the Skyline Trail Hike......the trail is a 7 mile hike in the Fellsway woods (all off road) with elevation changes in the terrain.   There are no bathrooms, so digging cat holes would be our only course of action (been there, done that on this hike......just ask my oldest) and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Also, the weather for Saturday is sunny and 89 degrees.....hot.  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike isn't intended for the younger Scouts.   They have their hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

We will be stopping approximately half way through the hike to eat.  

Due to the length of the hike (4.5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8am.   The meeting spot is a dirt pull off, on South Border Road (right side heading to Winchester), across from Governors Ave in Medford (this is very near Lawrence Memorial Hospital).    If for some reason there is a larger than expected turnout, we would meet at the Sheepfold parking area which opens at 9am and is located off the Fellsway west (Route 28 adjacent to Route I-93).  This is where the dog park is located.  We will send word to those attending if we switch the meeting spot.

Please respond to this email if you will be joining us with a contact number so that we know who we can be expecting.

Mark Pothier
Cubmaster 
Wakefield Pack 722
781-454-8214 cell  

Monday, July 8, 2019

Fellsway Hike Saturday July 13th

Hello Pack 722,

This Saturday July 13 is the Skyline Trail Hike......the trail is a 7 mile hike in the Fellsway woods (all off road) with elevation changes in the terrain.   There are no bathrooms, so digging cat holes would be our only course of action (been there, done that on this hike......just ask my oldest) and there are no places to replenish water bottles (carrying potable water for entire hike).  Also, the weather for Saturday is sunny and 89 degrees.....hot.  Class A uniforms are mandatory because this is a historical hike.

Its been said before but I'll say it again,  this hike isn't intended for the younger Scouts.   They have their hiking opportunities during our Town Forest cleanup hikes and will have an opportunity to complete longer hikes when they are older.

We will be stopping approximately half way through the hike to eat.  

Due to the length of the hike (4.5-6 hours), we will meet promptly at 8am.   The meeting spot is a dirt pull off, on South Border Road (right side heading to Winchester), across from Governors Ave in Medford (this is very near Lawrence Memorial Hospital).    If for some reason there is a larger than expected turnout, we would meet at the Sheepfold parking area which opens at 9am and is located off the Fellsway west (Route 28 adjacent to Route I-93).  This is where the dog park is located.  We will send word to those attending if we switch the meeting spot.

Please respond to this email if you will be joining us with a contact number so that we know who we can be expecting.

Mark Pothier
Cubmaster 
Wakefield Pack 722
781-454-8214 cell  

Monday, July 1, 2019

Lowell Spinners August 10th 5:05 Game

We have booked a Lowell Spinners game on August 10. We need to give  a final headcount by July 19th.

The overnight is $34pp. It includes a meal voucher for  hot dog, chips and a drink. (no breakfast)
- Theme is hockey night.  Charlie Coyle will be in attendance
- Pre-game scout parade
- Every scout gets a badge
- Movie (TBD) is shown on the big left field scoreboard

Another option is the game only for $10 pp or if they want the meal voucher with the game, its $21.25. 

Please fill out the attached google form so that we can give the head count.  All payments must be made by July 31st either by Venmo or handed to a leader.  https://forms.gle/jZrwjNkYMFfpDDi29

We will send out more specifics about the event as it gets closer and we receive them from the organization.

Play Ball!
YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Pack 722 July Activities

Happy July Pack! In addition to sending a reminder of our July Activities, we wanted to send out some important information regarding the 4th of July Parade.

 

First of all, our July activities are:

 

4TH @ 3:30PM

4TH OF JULY MARCHING IN THE PARADE

13TH @ 8AM

HIKE THROUGH THE FELLS. THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE FOR YOUNGER SCOUTS SINCE IT WILL BE APPROX 7 MILES

22ND – 26TH

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTRATION CUT OFF IS JULY 8TH AND THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT.

27TH @ 9AM

TOWN FOREST CLEAN UP AT MAPLEWAY W/ SHORT HIKE.  GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

 

 For those of you who will be walking in the parade, please plan to be at the staging area by 4pm (see details on how to arrive below).  Full scout class a (field) uniforms are required.  We will have some water on hand, but be aware of the weather - sunscreen, hats, and water bottles.  We will have the youth have a small snack just prior to walking so please pack something.  This is a long time for them to wait - make sure they are prepared for it since the parade doesn't start until 5.  

 

Once we have reached the end of the route, please plan to meet us at the Galvin.  DO NOT wait until the end of the parade. 

 

Please respond to this message if you will be joining us with your child's name, and a name of an adult and phone number of who we can reach during the parade should we need to reach you.  Parents are always welcome to walk in the back of our group if you wish to join your child.

 

There is some important information directly from the parade committee.  

 

How to Get Here 

If you are being dropped off at the staging area by car:
Use 607 North Avenue Wakefield, MA 01880 for GPS directions. As you approach the staging area you will see signs and receive instructions for drop-off at the Lakeside Office Park.  All non-float groups MUST be in the staging area by 4:00pm for line up and the streets along the parade route and I-95/128 exit 39 will be blocked off starting at 4:00pm. Groups arriving after 4:00pm will not be allowed to participate.


If you are driving your own vehicle and need parking:
Groups arriving in multiple vehicles are asked to take the shuttle buses from the main parking lots at the end of the route at the Galvin Middle School or MG Fitness. Two shuttle busses will depart from the front doors of the school and gym making loops between the end and beginning of the parade starting at 12:30pm and the last shuttle will leave for the staging area at 3:45pm. If you plan to use the shuttle, please arrive early and meet the bus at the front of the school and the gym. There will be porta potties at/near the lots and also at the main staging area.

 

 

Staging Area Information

  • Upon arrival at the staging area, a volunteer will assist you in finding your designated location. We shortened the distance between check in and the staging spots this year and participants are expected to walk to their staging location. A golf cart will be available on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you are taking the shuttle from the end to the staging area please arrive in the parking area BEFORE 3:30pm in order to be in the staging area for 4:00pm. The last shuttles will leave the parking areas at 3:45pm. Once the roads start to close it will be very difficult to get to the staging area or the end of route parking area.
  • Bathroom facilities will be available in the staging and parking areas
  • No alcohol is to be consumed in the staging area or during the parade. The police will be contacted and violators will be ejected from the parade and not be invited back for future events. There are no exceptions to this rule.


Parade Information

  • The parade is 1.9 miles long and ends at the Galvin Middle School. The route is mostly flat and takes approximately 1 hour to the finish line once you are on the street.
  • The parade is held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather you will be contacted.
  • The parade starts at 5:00pm and is expected to conclude by 7:00pm. The Line of March is made the week of the parade. Please do not request to be placed at a certain point in the Line of March.
  • There is absolutely no stopping along the parade route and please stay with your group. We must complete the entire parade within 2 hours with minimal gaps. This rule applies to all groups. 
  • Throwing candy or water balloons, using squirt guns, or passing out literature of any kind is strictly prohibited. You can interact with the crowd but cannot hand anything out. Violators will be ejected from the parade and not be invited back for future events. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Looking forward to an awesome summer!
YIS
Your Pack Committee

Saturday, June 8, 2019

First Town First Cleanup Tomorrow 6/9


Tomorrow Sunday, June 9th we will be having our 1st Town Forest clean up service project at the entrance of JJ Round on Main Street.  

These events include taking a small hike into the town forest.  This is perfect for any aged scout.  

We start at 9am and will first meet at the dog park on the corner of Main and Railroad.  There will be an Eagle Project for a Scout in Troop 701 happening and we would like to be able to recognize this former Pack member's hard work.  We will then, cross the street to complete our service project.

Please remember to wear appropriate Footwear and Dress According to the weather.  In addition, don't forget your Water, Snacks, Bug spray, Sun Screen, Gloves, Trash Bags or any other essential items.    

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer Activities Scehdule - 1st Event Thursday.

Attached you will find a flyer briefly detailing out our summer activities.  More information will be coming out over the summer regarding these events, but wanted to get the schedule out to everyone.

Here is some details for our June events.

This Thursday, June 6th, is our Spring Registration.  You are not required to re-register you children at this time.  For those of you who were new to the Pack last year, there is no new registration process after the first year, simply pay annual dues in September.  This is our opportunity to invite more youth from Wakefield to join our Pack.  If you child has a friend who might be interested, this would be a great opportunity.  It is a drop in event.  We will be having hot dogs and slush at the field as well.  It would be great to see you there.  There is no need to be in Class A uniforms - Class B or other scout T-Shirts are appropriate.

We realize that not everyone has received a Class B Pack T-Shirt.  The order has been placed and as soon as they are in, we will be reaching out.  We apologize for the delay in getting these out to all the youth.

On Sunday, June 9th we will be having our 1st Town Forest clean up service project.  These events include taking a small hike into the town forest.  This is perfect for any aged scout.  We start at 9am and will first meet at the dog park.  There is an Eagle Project for a Scout in Troop 701 happening that weekend at the dog park and we would like to be able to recognize this former Pack member's hard work.  Please remember to wear appropriate Footwear and Dress According to the weather.  In addition, don't forget your Water, Snacks, Bug spray, Sun Screen, Gloves, Trash Bags.  

The last event for the Pack in June is our Spring Camp Out at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA.  For those of you who have registered, I will be sending more information out soon.  If you wish for more information, there is a portion that can still be attended if you did not pre-register, please reach out to me so that I can explain.

Looking forward to an amazing summer!

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Memorial Day Flags

The Memorial Day Flag Placement at both Lakeside Cemetery and Forest Glade happen this week.  This is a town wide event and not just for the Pack.   The Wagner Family will be at Lakeside Cemetery.  The Belyea Family will be at Forest Glade Cemetery.  So you should see people you recognize at each location.  

For those going, please come in your Class A uniform and if it's hot, be sure to bring a water bottle.  A screw driver is helpful to bring as it can start the hole for the flag pole.  We stay until all of the graves have a flag.

Lakeside:  Meet at the Chapel
Arrive by 3:45 p.m.
Monday, May 20th

Forest Glade
Arrive by 3:45 p.m.
Friday, May 24th

If you have any questions, please let us know.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Friday, May 10, 2019

Re: Spring Campout Sign Up and Pack Crossover

Just a reminder about tonight's Pack meeting.  Looking forward to seeing all our scouts at 5:45.  Please remember to wear your Class A uniform as well as bring a water bottle.

YIS,

Your Pack Committee

On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 8:29 AM CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com> wrote:
Scout Families,

We have 2 items due by Friday May 10th.

First of all is the sign up and payment for the spring camp out (Saturday June 15th).  If you have not already signed up up, please use this google form. https://forms.gle/YvP8QV2JVrCMhvwC7  .  Payment for food and activities is due at Friday's Pack meeting.

The second item is our Pack Crossover this Friday May 10th.  Your child(ren) will be receiving their rank!  This meeting is a Pot Luck, please sign up with what you are bringing for food here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-crossover2 .

For Friday's meeting - please try to arrive around 5:45 so that we can start dinner promptly at 6pm.  If you will not be able to attend, please send word to your den leader.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Spring Campout Sign Up and Pack Crossover

Scout Families,

We have 2 items due by Friday May 10th.

First of all is the sign up and payment for the spring camp out (Saturday June 15th).  If you have not already signed up up, please use this google form. https://forms.gle/YvP8QV2JVrCMhvwC7  .  Payment for food and activities is due at Friday's Pack meeting.

The second item is our Pack Crossover this Friday May 10th.  Your child(ren) will be receiving their rank!  This meeting is a Pot Luck, please sign up with what you are bringing for food here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-crossover2 .

For Friday's meeting - please try to arrive around 5:45 so that we can start dinner promptly at 6pm.  If you will not be able to attend, please send word to your den leader.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Spring Camping Trip - June 15

We are planning our Spring Camping Trip for Saturday June 15th (Father's day weekend).  This is an optional trip for the pack but it does count towards the summertime pack award.  Please review the attached google form to sign up for the trip.  We need responses by May 10th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.



YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Troop 701 to welcome girls to Scouts BSA Program - Tonight's informationation meeting.



Please come to this meeting so that you can ask questions about how a Girls Troop will be run.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Friday, April 12, 2019

Important dates for April and May

Good Morning Scout Families,

We wanted to send out information about our upcoming events.

Saturday April 20th



Since we do not have a Pack meeting in April, we will be having an optional Pack Hike through the trails of Breakheart.  Please meet at the Voke parking lot entrance at 8:45 am , we will be starting promptly at 9 am. We anticipate to take at least 3 hours for our hike.  Make sure to pack snacks, plenty of water, and any hiking essentials (all listed in your handbooks).  Make sure to dress for the weather.  At least one guardian must be with your scout.  

Friday May 3rd



Our Arrow of Light scouts will be receiving their highest rank in cub scouts and crossing over to the troop.  We are asking that all Webelo 1 (Den 2) scouts attend the event.  It begins at 6 pm.  All other scouts, this is optional.  It will be a longer ceremony with speakers which may not be best for some of our younger scouts.

Friday May 10th 



This is the event we have been working on all year.  Every scout will crossover to their new rank (Tigers become Wolves, etc).  We start the night off with a potluck dinner.  Dinner will start promptly at 6 pm, please arrive at 5:45 so that we can be ready for dinner.  Please sign up for your food choice on the attached sign up genius.  Remember we have nut allergies within the pack, so please make an effort not to bring something with nuts in it.  


Friday May 10th



This is the date that money will be due for the spring camp out happening on Saturday June 15th.  A separate email detailing out the event will be coming out later next week.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

BSA Girls Troop - For girls 11 years old and older

BSA Troop 701 is hosting an informational night about girls joining the troop On Tuesday April 30th at 7pm. If you are interested, please come and ask questions. There will be a chance for new sign ups for both Cub Scouts and the Troop in June.  

TROOP 701 TO WELCOME GIRLS TO SCOUTS BSA PROGRAM Informational Meeting to be held on April 30 Wakefield Troop 701 is pleased to announce that it plans to welcome girls who want to join the Scouts BSA program. The troop will be open to all girls ages 11 to 17. 

An informational meeting will be held for all girls and their parents or guardians on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Congregational Church. All youth and adults interested in learning more about the Scouts BSA program are invited to attend. 

As of February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America launched a program to allow girls to join troops and engage in the same scouting program as boys. This will enable girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Girls will enjoy the same curriculum and the same program as boys. The girls will be in a girl-led troop with its own Scoutmaster, but will otherwise share the same resources as the boy-led troop. The new program is called Scouts BSA, and will enable girls to enjoy the same activities that boy scouts have engaged in for more than 108 years, to deliver character development and values-based leadership training. The mission of Scouts BSA is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The girls will run the same Scouting program, earn the same merit badges, and achieve the same ranks, up to and including the highest rank of Eagle Scout. 

Troop 701 is chartered to the First Parish Congregational Church, the stone church by the Lake, at One Church Street in Wakefield. For further information about the troop please visit www.troop701wakefield.org. Questions can be emailed to troop701wakefield@gmail.com.  




Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Re: District Derby Update

PLEASE NOTE!  The Pack as already registered all of our 1st place winners.  No registration is needed.

YIS,

Your Pack Committee

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com> wrote:
  • District Pinewood Derby is this Saturday, March, 23rd 2019
  • It will take place at Woburn Toyota 394 Washington St, Woburn 
  • Only first place winners from each rank are allowed to register to race at the District race
  • If you are a first place winner from your rank in Pack 722, please go to this website to register for the event: http://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/flintlock-district-pinewood-derby/2492714
  • Registration is $30 (to the Spirit of Adventure Council) 
  • Woburn Toyota will be shuttling people from 15 Commonwealth Ave, Woburn, MA 01801 to Woburn Toyota which is located after Lowes on commerce way.
  • Disabled attendees can go directly to Woburn Toyota
2019 Race Schedule
 
Check-in Times:
Lions: 8:30 - 9:00
Tigers: 9:15 - 10:00
Wolves: 10:15 - 11:00
Bears: 11:15 - 12:00
Webelos I: 12:15 - 1:00
Webelos 2/AOL: 1:15 - 2:00
 
SCOUTS MUST ARRIVE DURING THE TIMES LISTED. NO LATE CHECK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RACE.
 
Start Times:
Lions - 9:15
Tigers - 10:15
Wolves - 11:15
Bears - 12:15
Webelos I - 1:15
Webelos 2/AOL  - 2:15
 
Concessions will be available.
The Scout Shop will have all kinds of Race Extras!

YIS,
Your Pack Council
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

District Pinewood Derby 2019

District Pinewood Derby 2019

Information from http://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/flintlock-district-pinewood-derby/2492714

  • Disabled attendees can go directly to Woburn Toyota
District Pinewood Derby Saturday, March 23, 2019
Woburn Toyota
394 Washington Street, Woburn, MA
2019 Race Schedule
Check-in Times:
Lions: 8:30 - 9:00
Tigers: 9:15 - 10:00
Wolves: 10:15 - 11:00
Bears: 11:15 - 12:00
Webelos I: 12:15 - 1:00
Webelos 2/AOL: 1:15 - 2:00
SCOUTS MUST ARRIVE DURING THE TIMES LISTED. NO LATE CHECK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RACE.
Start Times:
Lions - 9:15
Tigers - 10:15
Wolves - 11:15
Bears - 12:15
Webelos I - 1:15
Webelos 2/AOL  - 2:15
Concessions will be available.
The Scout Shop will have all kinds of Race Extras!



Monday, March 18, 2019

Pack Meeting Thursday March 21st @ 6:30 pm

Good Afternoon Scout Families,

This Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 pm we will be having our next Pack Meeting.  A couple of quick points.

1.  Please make sure you child is in their Class A uniform. 

2. Please remember to bring a water bottle with your name on it.  There will be some activity and we want to make sure they stay hydrated.

3. All 3 Tiger dens will be doing skits at the meeting.  We are asking all Tigers to arrive at 6:15 so that they can practice with their leaders.

4.  We are asking that all participants of the Family Race to bring their cars to the meeting.  We would like to recognize all of their hard work and show the pack their cars. 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

YIS,

Your Pack Committee