Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Cub Scouting Pack Meeting

   

The first Pack Meeting of the year is this Friday, September 17th at First Parish Congregational Church by the lake. Come join us at 6:00PM as we kick the year off!  Please note the time change from what was on the calendar earlier.

Cub Scouting is Outdoors!  We are planning for our first pack meeting to be outside.  Because we are planning to be outdoors, scouts are asked to wear their class B uniforms so we do not have to worry about losing those neckerchiefs and slides.  Please come prepared with chairs for all those that wish to have a seat.  Den leaders will be bringing blankets for their dens to sit together on during the first half of the meeting.  If it does rain, we will meet inside the church and everyone will be required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.

We will recognize the scouts that were active with the pack during the summer including participating in service work, completing historic hikes, and attending residential summer camp.  We will also discuss our upcoming pack camping trip (after a 2 year absence) and some beginning of the year business, including dues and fundraisers.  Please do your best to attend to find out about all the things going on with the Pack - lots of adventures ahead.

Lastly, please find below a link to a flyer that we hope you will share with your friends in the area.  Cub scouting is open to all kids in grades K-5.  Bring your friends!


Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Leadership



Monday, August 23, 2021

Bring a Friend to fish Lake Q - Saturday 8/28

Bring your friends and come fish with us at Lake Q.  Kids under the age of 15 do not need a fishing license.



Saturday August 28th 8:30am-10am.  We will be over by the playground on the lower common.

Please dress for the weather, however if the scouts could wear their Class B uniforms or their scout hats that would be great.

Bring your fishing gear - if you have any extra, we may have some scouts who are in need to borrow it.  Please let us know.  Also, Walmart does have some cheaper poles for approx $10.  Wakefield also has a local store, Boats and Motors, on North Ave near the dinner.  A stick with string works as well!!!.

Make sure to bring your own drinking water.

The Pack will be providing corn and worms for bait - however, feel free to bring what bait you like to fish with.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Re: Bedford Flag Trail

Hi All,

A reminder that if you plan to hike with us this Saturday on the Bedford Flag Trail, please RSVP to Geoff Sheau no later than noon tomorrow so that we can arrange the requisite car shuttle for this hike.

YIS,
Pack Leadership

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 12:17 AM CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com> wrote:
BSA Historic Hike, Bedford Flag Trail
Saturday, August 14 - 8AM
Bedford, MA to Concord, MA

Our upcoming Pack hike this Saturday is the Bedford Flag Trail, which follows the route the Bedford Minuteman took from Bedford to Old North Bridge in Concord on April 19th, 1775.  The Bedford Flag is the oldest complete flag known to exist in the United States.  This is a recognized BSA Historic Hike.  Scouts and Scouters should wear class A uniform for the hike.  Completion of the hike, including the requisite questionnaire, will qualify all participants to receive a patch and medal.

 

This is a 5.5 mile one-way hike following roads and will require a car shuttle. There are 1.5 miles of this hike in the middle portion that are without sidewalk and will require walking single-file on the shoulder of the road.  The roads are primarily residential and it should be assumed that there will be no restroom facilities along the hike. Hikers should come prepared with good shoes for walking, appropriate clothing for the weather (current forecast is high of 92, 50% chance of showers), snacks, plenty of water, and sun protection.  Please bring a mask, as well.  Estimated time for completion of this hike is 3 hours - hopefully before the heat sets in.

If you plan to go on this hike with the Pack, please contact Cubmaster Geoff Sheau via email with # of hikers and # of extra spaces in your vehicle so the car shuttle details can be determined.  Please note that the car shuttle will require either riding in someone else's vehicle OR providing a ride to others in your vehicle; depending on numbers, we may need to shuttle drivers only but hoping we can avoid this.  Windows can be lowered and masks worn during the car ride for the comfort of participants if requested.  It is a 10min car ride from the end to the start of the hike.

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Bedford Flag Trail

BSA Historic Hike, Bedford Flag Trail
Saturday, August 14 - 8AM
Bedford, MA to Concord, MA

Our upcoming Pack hike this Saturday is the Bedford Flag Trail, which follows the route the Bedford Minuteman took from Bedford to Old North Bridge in Concord on April 19th, 1775.  The Bedford Flag is the oldest complete flag known to exist in the United States.  This is a recognized BSA Historic Hike.  Scouts and Scouters should wear class A uniform for the hike.  Completion of the hike, including the requisite questionnaire, will qualify all participants to receive a patch and medal.

 

This is a 5.5 mile one-way hike following roads and will require a car shuttle. There are 1.5 miles of this hike in the middle portion that are without sidewalk and will require walking single-file on the shoulder of the road.  The roads are primarily residential and it should be assumed that there will be no restroom facilities along the hike. Hikers should come prepared with good shoes for walking, appropriate clothing for the weather (current forecast is high of 92, 50% chance of showers), snacks, plenty of water, and sun protection.  Please bring a mask, as well.  Estimated time for completion of this hike is 3 hours - hopefully before the heat sets in.

If you plan to go on this hike with the Pack, please contact Cubmaster Geoff Sheau via email with # of hikers and # of extra spaces in your vehicle so the car shuttle details can be determined.  Please note that the car shuttle will require either riding in someone else's vehicle OR providing a ride to others in your vehicle; depending on numbers, we may need to shuttle drivers only but hoping we can avoid this.  Windows can be lowered and masks worn during the car ride for the comfort of participants if requested.  It is a 10min car ride from the end to the start of the hike.

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Friday, August 6, 2021

August Pack Events

Hello Pack 722,

Here are our August Pack events. As a reminder, participation in a Pack event each month through the summer qualifies scouts for the National Summertime Pack award.  Additionally, participation in one of the park cleanups qualifies scouts for recognition in Scouts BSA's Summer of Service.  And for those scouts that complete one (or more) of the historic hikes, there are patches and medals that will be awarded.

Saturday, August 7 - 9:00AM - Park Cleanup, Paddy Heights (https://goo.gl/maps/WK7YLo2tFwYKn2aq5) - Bring gloves and a trash bag. Class B uniforms.  We will spend an hour tidying up this park that not only has a veterans memorial but is also the recent site of an Eagle Scout Project.


Saturday, August 14 - 8:00AM - Bedford Flag Trail - 5.5 miles from Bedford to North Bridge in Concord, MA.  More details to follow but this trail includes 1.5 miles of on-road walking and is recommended for the older scouts in the Pack. Contact Geoff Sheau with any questions.

Saturday, August 28 - 8:30AM - Fishing at the Lower Common on Lake Q: Bring a Friend!!  We are encouraging you all to bring a friend along for some fishing fun at Lake Q.

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Reminder: Park Cleanup Today - Mapleway, 9AM

Hi All,

Quick reminder that the Pack will be out at Mapleway this morning for a park cleanup at 9AM. We will hike into the town forest a little ways and then pickup trash on the way out. We should be done between 10:30 and 11.

Please bring good shoes for walking through the woods, a trash bag, and gloves if you have them.  Water and a snack will be good to have as well.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, July 15, 2021

July Events

Hello All,

Reminder that we have an outing planned to Saugus Iron Works this Saturday, July 17th at 9:00AM - please note the time difference from the document previously sent out.  This outing will be led by Neal Ellis - see his message below.

Hello Pack 722,

The Pack has organized a hike at the Saugus Ironworks located in, you guessed it, Saugus. This will be a short hike on the grounds as well as a fantastic opportunity to learn about the old-timey history of making metal in our country's oldest ironworks! 

The buildings on the site are closed due to COVID-19 at this time but we can get a view of all of the old-timey buildings and grounds. 

The Saugus Ironworks is located at:
244 Central Street
Saugus, MA 01906

We will meet in the parking lot at 9:00 am on Saturday July 17th. I will be leading the hike so look for me when you get there. 

Depending on the weather, you may need sunscreen and water. We will be next to the Saugus River so there could be a few mosquitos.

There will be one more opportunity in July to join in a Pack event on Saturday, July 24th at 9:00AM at a park cleanup at Mapleway Playground.  We will hike into the south part of the Town Forest a little ways and pick up litter that we find on the way back out.

Participating in at least 1 Pack event each month (June, July, August) during the summer qualifies scouts for the National Summertime Pack Award and this year, participating in at least 1 service project over the summer such as a park cleanup will qualify scouts to earn a patch through the BSA Summer of Service.

Please reach out with any questions.

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Monday, July 12, 2021

PACK HIKE - SAUGUS IRON WORKS - SATURDAY

It appears that Den 5&14 got tagged onto the front of my last email subject but this hike is for the whole pack. 

Hello Pack 722,

The Pack has organized a hike at the Saugus Ironworks located in, you guessed it, Saugus. This will be a short hike on the grounds as well as a fantastic opportunity to learn about the old-timey history of making metal in our country's oldest ironworks! 

The buildings on the site are closed due to COVID-19 at this time but we can get a view of all of the old-timey buildings and grounds. 

The Saugus Ironworks is located at:
244 Central Street
Saugus, MA 01906

We will meet in the parking lot at 9:00 am on Saturday July 17th. I will be leading the hike so look for me when you get there. 

Depending on the weather, you may need sunscreen and water. We will be next to the Saugus River so there could be a few mosquitos.

One last thing: If you haven't done anything for July with the Pack and you want to get the Summertime pack award, this may be your chance to reach that goal! Usually, scouts will march in the parade to accomplish their July activities but not this year.

YIS,
Neal

PACK HIKE - SAUGUS IRON WORKS - SATURDAY

Hello Pack 722,

The Pack has organized a hike at the Saugus Ironworks located in, you guessed it, Saugus. This will be a short hike on the grounds as well as a fantastic opportunity to learn about the old-timey history of making metal in our country's oldest ironworks! 

The buildings on the site are closed due to COVID-19 at this time but we can get a view of all of the old-timey buildings and grounds. 

The Saugus Ironworks is located at:
244 Central Street
Saugus, MA 01906

We will meet in the parking lot at 9:00 am on Saturday July 17th. I will be leading the hike so look for me when you get there. 

Depending on the weather, you may need sunscreen and water. We will be next to the Saugus River so there could be a few mosquitos.

One last thing: If you haven't done anything for July with the Pack and you want to get the Summertime pack award, this may be your chance to reach that goal! Usually, scouts will march in the parade to accomplish their July activities but not this year.

YIS,
Neal

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

RSVP NEEDED - Saturday, July 10th - 8:00 AM - Isaac Davis Historic Trail, Acton to Concord

Please respond to Geoff by email by Friday the 9th @ 5pm if you plan on going.  We need to make sure we have enough shuttles from the beginning to the end.

The Isaac Davis Trail (Historic Trail - Acton and Concord, MA).  This is a great hike for older scouts or those that are experienced with longer trails.

This is a  7 mile  trail that runs between Acton and the North Bridge in Concord. This is the same trail that the Acton Minutemen followed to fight the British Red Coats on April 18-19, 1775 in the Battle of Concord. Scouts and Scouters will earn the special hiking patch by completing this hike, shown below.




We will meet at 8AM at the parking lot adjacent to the TJ O'Grady Skateboard Park in Acton and walk over to the start of the trail at the Isaac Davis House along Hayward Road.  From there, we will make our way through Acton and Concord to North Bridge.  This hike is primarily alongside roads with a portion along a town easement through the woods.  There will be limited (if any) bathrooms along the trail.

Weather looks decent with highs in the upper 70s and a slight chance of showers. Come prepared with good walking shoes, sun protection, water and snacks -- think Cub Scout 6 Essentials.  Plan on the hike taking 3-4 hours not including the shuttling back to the starting point.

Yours in Scout,

Your Pack Committee

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Town Park Cleanup Saturday 6/26 and Summer Activity documents.


Saturday, June 26th 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.

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.    

Also attached are our Summer Activity Calendar as well as the Summer Camp Options document.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Are you looking for a Cub Scout Day Camp?

Even though this year's Wakefield Cub Scout Day camp is not able to be available.  The Topsfield day camp still has openings.  It is running July 5-9th.  If you are interested, here is the link  https://experiencebasecamp.org/products/topsfield-youth-day-camp-7-12-7-16

Yours In Scouting

Your Pack Committee

Spirit of '76 Trail Saturday June 12th

On Saturday, June 12th, 9:00AM - we have an exciting hike in Marblehead planned, lead by Geoff Sheau.  Please contact Geoff if you plan to attend (email above).

Spirit of '76 Trail

The purpose of the 2 mile loop trail is to tell the story the townspeople of Marblehead played in the Revolutionary War.

This is a self guided walking tour of downtown Marblehead that starts at Abbot Hall. Abbot Hall is the present day Town Hall of Marblehead and doubles as a historical museum that we may be able to tour to start the hike.

There are 15 points of interest to see on the hike and a 17 questionnaire to complete. We will see historical houses, an old Fort, an old burial ground for revolutionary soldiers and learn of pirates, ghosts and witchcraft.

This is a historic trail and completion of the trail qualifies participants to receive a patch and/or medal. 

All scouts and leaders are to be in class A uniforms for the hike.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Cemetery Flags and Crossover

Cemetery Flags


The Memorial Day Flag Placement at both Lakeside Cemetery and Forest Glade happen next 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 screwdriver is helpful to bring as it can start the hole for the flagpole.  We stay until all of the graves have a flag.

Lakeside:  Meet at the Chapel
Arrive by 3:45 p.m.  Starts at 4
Monday, May 24th

Forest Glade
Arrive by 3:45 p.m. Starts at 4
Friday, May 28th

Pack Crossover


On Friday June 4th we will be hosting our annual Pack Crossover.  We are doing a few things differently.  First of all, we are asking that only immediate family attend as we will be hosting this outside in the church parking lot.  Second, we will be staggering the times to support social distancing.  After your group is done, please safely leave the parking lot; remember there will be a lot of scouts arriving and departing.  If you will not be able to attend, please let your den leader know so that they can make arrangements to meet up with you another time.

Please make sure your scouts are appropriately dressed in their Class A uniforms

- 6-6:20 tigers
- 6:30-6:50 wolf
- 7-7:20 Bear
- 7:30-7:50 Webelos

It is time to award you for all of your hard work this year.

Yours in Scouting
Your Pack Committee

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Here fishy fishy....

Come fish with us at Lake Q.  Kids under the age of 15 do not need a fishing license.

Saturday May 15th 8am-9am

Please dress for the weather, however if the scouts could wear their Class B uniforms or their scout hats that would be great.

Make sure to wear your masks.

Bring your fishing gear - if you have any extra, we may have some scouts who are in need to borrow it.  Please let us know.  Also, Walmart does have some cheaper poles for approx $10.  Wakefield also has a local store, Boats and Motors, on North Ave near the dinner.  A stick with string works as well!!!.

Make sure to bring your own drinking water.

The Pack will be providing corn and worms for bait - however, feel free to bring what bait you like to fish with.

We will be spreading out around the lake.  Please see the picture below as to where each group will be.  Pack Leadership will be around to help you.

Lions, Tigers and Webelos - The Red X

Bears - The Blue X

Wolf and AOL's - The Yellow X



Hope to see you all there!

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sumer Camp Information Needed and Deadline approaching

Just a quick update for those who are considering summer camp.

If you have already or plan to register, we need the following information for all going including leaders:
Name, Gender, Birth Date, Parent Name, Address, Primary Phone Number, Primary Email


Secondly, a reminder that we only have 5 days left if you are interested in camp.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,

Your Pack Committee

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Change of Date - Resident Camp Q&A with leaders and former participant

While Scouts love rainy weather - most parents do not.

We have decided to move our Q&A session with leaders Brad & Jessica as well as former Camp Carpenter participant, Ben Belyea, to Sunday May 2nd at 4 pm.  Still at the Wagner's home at 8 Cedar Court.  We hope anyone who has questions, parent or scout, comes to learn what camp is all about.  We already have 4 scouts signed up.  Once we have our 5th, we get to reserve our site.

Yours In Scouting,

Your Pack Committee

Friday, April 23, 2021

We are going to Summer Camp!


We are so excited to be able to offer the chance for Pack 722 to go to summer resident camp at Camp Carpenter in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Our week of camp will be June 27th through July 1st.  Leaders, Brad Wagner and Jessica Belyea, have volunteered to go.  The cost will be $400 at this time.  If the only reason you cannot attend is due to financial restrictions, please let us know as there are potential scholarships available.

If you would like to join us, please know these important dates.

By 5/10/2021 - Reply to this email with your scouts name.

By 5/10/2021 - Bring payment to the Wagner's home at 8 Cedar Court in an envelope.

By 5/25/2021 - Bring completed parts A, B and C including portions to be filled out by your child's doctor's office to the Wagner's home.  https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf


For any scouts who want to know about what Camp is like, Boy Scout Ben Belyea, who attended Camp Carpenter for 3 summers, will be at the Wagner's home this Thursday 4/29 at 7:30pm to answer any of their questions.

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know.  We hope you are as excited as we are.

Yours In Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Re: Summer Camp Survey

Just a reminder - tonight is the information meeting at 7PM.  We might even have a representative or two from the Camp joining us!  Please come, ask us your questions and learn more about this camping opportunity.

Yours in Scouting
Your Pack Committee

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 8:56 AM CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com> wrote:
There seems to be enough interest to host an information night.  On Wednesday, April 21st at 7pm we will be hosting a virtual meeting to answer your questions.  Please click this link: 

Resident Camp Information Night
Wednesday, April 21 · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zqm-czac-fzt

If you have not already done so, please fill out the survey listed below.

On a side note, scouts who are currently AOL with Mr. Spaulding or Mr. Sheau - you will be considered Boy Scouts for the summer and unfortunately not eligible for this opportunity.

Yours in Scouting
Your Pack Committee

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 7:07 PM
Subject: Summer Camp Survey
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


We may have the opportunity to participate in a week of resident cub camp.  Please complete this survey by Tuesday April 20th.



Yours In Scouting
Your Pack Committee

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Fwd: Summer Camp Survey

There seems to be enough interest to host an information night.  On Wednesday, April 21st at 7pm we will be hosting a virtual meeting to answer your questions.  Please click this link: 

Resident Camp Information Night
Wednesday, April 21 · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zqm-czac-fzt

If you have not already done so, please fill out the survey listed below.

On a side note, scouts who are currently AOL with Mr. Spaulding or Mr. Sheau - you will be considered Boy Scouts for the summer and unfortunately not eligible for this opportunity.

Yours in Scouting
Your Pack Committee

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 7:07 PM
Subject: Summer Camp Survey
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


We may have the opportunity to participate in a week of resident cub camp.  Please complete this survey by Tuesday April 20th.



Yours In Scouting
Your Pack Committee

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Summer Camp Survey

We may have the opportunity to participate in a week of resident cub camp.  Please complete this survey by Tuesday April 20th.



Yours In Scouting
Your Pack Committee

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Derby Winners and Voting for Pack Best in Show

WOW! What an amazing day of racing!  We can tell all of our scouts spent so much time on their cars.  You should all be very proud and we hope you had a lot of fun.

We would like to apologize for those who signed on right at 9am.  You were given the wrong link.  Once again, technology got the best of us.  But we were able to resolve it and continued with racing.

Congratulations to our winners:

AOL
1. Nicholas Hurley
2. Jake Garfield
3. Caitlin Pothier
4. Benjamin Hatheway

Webelos
1. Hunter Jennings
2. Jonathan Lannen
3. Mason Hildonen
4. Ben Hubert

Bear 
1. Jace Maier
2. Owen Morriseau
3. Christian Guild
4. Stella Fowler

Wolf
1.  Liam MacRobbie
2. Alex Turner
3. Bruno Hubbard
4. Chance Newman

Tiger
1. Salvatore Constantino
2. Clayton Maier
3. Cadance Jennings
4. Owen Sawyer

Family Race
1. Morgan MacRobbie
2. Teagan Guild
3. Jim Turner
4. Cole Hildonen

As a reminder, cars and trophies will be sent home with the den leaders to pass out to the scouts.  Any registered scout who took first place for their den level will be contacted later about the District Derby currently scheduled for April 10th.  Please make sure to keep your cars in a safe place.

Best In Show

The voting for Pack Best in Show is still live until midnight tonight.  Each scout gets 1 vote.  You can vote on the Pack Best in Show award here: https://forms.gle/XxemetPC6P7wGmUZ9

Our Den winners for Best in Show are:
Tigers - Owen Sawyer
Wolf - Alex Turner
Bear 5 - Sylvan Sheau
Bear 8 - Ben Niles
Bear 14 - Leah Ellis
Webelos - Ben Hubert
AOL 3 - Josh Spaulding
AOL 6 - George Carroll

Every year our Derby Commissioner (Mr. Pothier) selects one car which he feels most represents a car  with scout spirit.  This year's winner is Nolan Fox from Tigers with his car "Oinkers Express".  Congratulations Nolan.


New Link for Pinewood Derby Live

Sorry folks! We had an issue with the live stream. It is working now. The link is https://youtu.be/VGFPOcA6XWQ

YIS,
You Pack Committee

Friday, March 5, 2021

Pinewood Derby Best in Show and Where to Watch!

Hello Pack 722!

Tomorrow morning will be the Pack's Pinewood derby that you will be able to watch on YouTube live as we run the race. If you want to watch the live races, Click on this link:https://youtu.be/2lsBLpAQcPs

·         AOL 9-10

·         Webelos 10-10:45

·         Bear 10:45-11:45

·         Wolf 11:45-12:30

·         Tiger 12:30-1:15

·         Family 1:15-?



You can also vote for the "Best in Show" award. This is the award given to the best looking or most creative car. Each car was selected after being selected and voted on by a selection committee. You can vote on the Best in Show award here: https://forms.gle/XxemetPC6P7wGmUZ9

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Pinewood Derby 2021

It's finally here, next weekend (March 5th and 6th) is our big Derby Race.

Weigh In
The Derby Weigh In will be Friday March 5 from 6:00-8pm (sorry no early check ins).  In order to help socially distance, we are assigning time slots by rank.  If you have a child in multiple time slots, feel free to come to just one of them.  We will be having a check-in outside.  Please make sure to dress for the weather.

Tiger: 6:00
Wolf: 6:25
Bear: 6:50
Webelos: 7:15
AOL: 7:40

All family cars must be checked on Friday night.

No cars will be allowed to be checked in on Saturday March 6th (derby day).  All cars will be kept overnight at the church.  If you personally cannot attend the weigh in, please give your car to someone who can check it in for you.  No Uniforms are required.

No car can weigh more than 5 ounces. The Pack uses one scale to record the Official weight. All cars are checked in using that one scale to keep things even.  We will have a few tools and graphite to make minor adjustments to your cars if necessary.  

Best in Show
We will be sending out a link to a virtual voting system late friday night /early saturday morning to choose the Pack Best in Show.  All voting must be recorded by midnight on Saturday March 6th 

Derby Day
Our Annual Derby will be held at the Church on Saturday March 6th.  

Our race will be virtual this year.  Here is the link for the 2021 Pinewood Derby stream on YouTube.  https://youtu.be/2lsBLpAQcPs

Races are held by rank.  Please make sure to log on 5 minutes prior to your start time, we do not wait for everyone to arrive.  Even if you cannot attend the day, your car can race!


·         AOL 9-10

·         Webelos 10-10:45

·         Bear 10:45-11:45

·         Wolf 11:45-12:30

·         Tiger 12:30-1:15

·         Family 1:15-?



See you all ready to race!


YIS,

Your Pack Committee

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Pinewood Derby!

Good Afternoon Pack,



Attached you will find this year's Pinewood Derby rules.  If you have any questions, please first go to your den leader.  If additional information is needed, please let me know.  

At weigh in, if your scout's car does not meet one of the requirements, we will ask you to fix it prior to being allowed to finalize check in on Friday night.  These rules are important so that if everyone is on an equal playing field.  In addition, should you win for your rank level, you will then be able to move on to Districts and maybe Nationals.

Derby Workshop
Our annual Pinewood Derby Workshop is Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24.  No Uniforms are required.  The address is 38 Wiley St, which runs off of Water St. Go around back to the basement bulkhead.

Ideally your scout should have a design in mind, but we can help with ideas if necessary.  You won't finish the car at the workshop but you'll get a head start on it.If you did not receive your pinewood kit check with your Den Leader so we can get it to you.  For anyone interested in racing in the family race, we do have a few extra kits available for sale or you can purchase one at the Scout Shop.

If you would like to attend, please SIGN UP HERE https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-derby .  To make sure that we are keeping a safe atmosphere, sign up for a 20 minute slot. We are allowing only 2 scouts per time slot.  Please show up on time, with your design ready and only the scout and 1 adult in attendance.   If none of these times work , please reach out and we will work with you.  

Weigh In
The Derby Weigh In will be Friday March 5th.  Time information will follow but please note, no cars will be allowed to be checked in on Saturday March 6th (derby day).  All cars will be kept overnight at the church.  If you personally cannot attend the weigh in, please give your car to someone who can check it in for you.  No Uniforms are required.

No car can weigh more than 5 ounces. The Pack uses one scale to record the Official weight. All cars are checked in using that one scale to keep things even.  We will have a few tools and graphite to make minor adjustments to your cars if necessary.  

Derby Day
Our Annual Derby will be held at the Church on Saturday March 6th.  Races are held by den.    Currently we are looking at holding a virtual race, but the details are still being worked out.  



Looking forward to a great race season.


YIS,

Your Pack Committee

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