Monday, September 14, 2020

Welcome Back Cub Scouts - Important 2020-2021 Information

We would like to welcome all of our new and returning Scout families for a great year of Scouting!  We have some important information to share with you, so please take a few minutes to read through the information below.  

     Our First Pack meeting is only for parents.  It will be held this Friday evening at 6:30 p.m.  We will be using Google Meet - you can either find the link here  or on our Pack 722 Calendar.  We will be covering:   
  • How we plan to operate in the midst of this unusual year
  • Dues
  • Volunteer positions
  • And, most importantly, POPCORN!  
Please try to have at least 1 adult attend the meeting.  The Scouts are more than welcome to attend, but it will not be geared toward them.

     Scouting is all about making real life fun. So we want to encourage you to bring a friend to Scouting! It can be a natural, easy and super simple thing to do. If your child has a friend who is interested, please spread the word.  In addition, the month of October will be "Bring a Friend" whether it is over zoom or in person to a den meeting.  Our only request is that you run it by your den leader first to make sure we are maintaining appropriate health precautions. 

     The dues for the 2020-2021 year will be $155.00  This can be by check, cash or venmo (@pack722wakefield).  If you use Venmo, please make sure to write your Scout's name and Den Number in the description.  As in previous years, there is a discounted rate if you have additional children in the program, that rate will be $145.00.  This is up from previous years, due to the increases at the national level and because we have decided not to do show and sell popcorn sales.  The $155 is broken down into $87 for National fees, $30 for local council for the adventure card and $38 toward the Pack.  We are asking for all dues to be paid to your den leaders by October 15th.  If for some reason you are unable to pay, we do have scholarships available, please talk to your den lead or our committee chair (Jessica Belyea). 
     Just as a reminder, the adventure card gives free or discounted rates towards various scout and non-scout related activities - here is a link to the council page for reference: .

As always, we hope you are enjoying your scouting journey and am looking forward to a great year.

Yours In Scouting (YIS),
Your Pack Committee