Thursday, September 30, 2021

Pack 722 Camping Trip

Hello Pack 722,

Our annual pack camping trip to Sudden Pond in Harold Parker State Forest returns this year on Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10, after a 2 year hiatus!  We are excited to be back at Sudden Pond as a pack after such a long time.  For those of you that have been on this trip before, there are some changes but the weekend promises to be as fun as previous years.  For those that have not been on this trip before, this is a Pack 722 tradition and we are thrilled to have you join us!

Here is a link for the location of the entrance to the Sudden Pond camping area:  The gate at this location is generally closed but will be open for us and we will have the Pack banner up as well at the entrance. There is generally enough parking for everyone but advise that in can get tight, so let's please keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.

Den activities will take place on Saturday along with our pack campfire/meeting on Saturday night, and potentially a den activity Sunday morning; Den Leaders will provide those details. Scouts are not required to spend the entire weekend to participate in any of the den and/or pack activities, but we do ask that each scout planning to camp has a parent/guardian accompanying them.  Scouts and families can attend as much as their schedule allows, and siblings are welcome to attend as well.

Scouts and families can arrive as early as 3PM on Friday.and departure is after breakfast Sunday morning.  We ask that before setting up your tent upon arrival, everyone check in with a scout leader so that they can be directed to the area their den will be using for the weekend so that the dens are camping together.  Camping gear is by family but if you do not have your own gear, please reach out as we may be able to find gear for you or at least direct you to wear it can be gotten.

The Pack covers the permit costs for the site, provides porta-potties with a hand-washing station, and will also provide water for refilling water bottles.  Meals will be per family or per Den, with the Saturday evening meal no longer being a Pack wide potluck but rather a potluck at the Den level.

Attached are 2 helpful documents that Den Leader Julie Wagner sent to her den with a FAQ and a packing list. Please note that some of the notations are specific to her Den but the documents are useful for everyone.
Yours in Scouting,                                                                               

Your Pack Leadership

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Popcorn Reminder

Hello scouting families,

Just a reminder to sign up for some storefront sales this weekend. There are still quite a few slots that need filling. We are expecting all scouts to volunteer to sign-up for at least two slots.

We try to keep our fundraising to just one major fundraiser for the year so it is important to sign-up to keep the costs low for all of our activities, camping, trips etc. for the year. Also, every slot that your scout signs up for is a chunk of money for prizes and a chance to throw a pie in someone's face!

Yours In Scouting,
the Kernel

Monday, September 27, 2021

Popcorn Show & Sell Storefront Sales

Hello scouting families,

I just wanted to get an email out there as a reminder to sign-up for popcorn selling slots that are still available. Most of next Saturday still needs scouts for most locations. 

Just a reminder that all scouts should wear masks as well as parents and leaders when they are at the selling locations. 


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Fwd: Second Slots for Show and Sell


Please see the message below from our Popcorn Kernel regarding Show & Sell signups.  Show & Sells start this weekend and there are still plenty of slots open for scouts to sign up.  Popcorn sales are our primary fundraiser for the year and help the pack provide the year-round programming for the scouts.  In addition, participating in the Show & Sells at least twice this year is a requisite for scouts to be in the running for our annual Pie-a-palooza where scouts get to pie a pack leader or other adult of their choosing.  Each slot is an hour and we will have a scout leader at each station throughout the times the Show & Sell is happening, so even if you see an empty slot, you will not be the only one there.

Scouts also earn a portion of the total sales for the day(s) that they attend a Show & Sell event, based on the # of slots, that gets applied toward their sales totals for prizes.

Thanks to all of you!  Let's all pitch in to complete a successful fundraiser this year so we can all move on to bigger and better adventures!

Your in Scouting,
Geoff Sheau, Cubmaster

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Neal Ellis <>
Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 2:21 PM
Subject: Second Slots for Show and Sell
To: Cub Scout Pack 722 <>

Hello Pack 722,

Feel free to visit Sign-up Genius and sign your scout up for an additional slot. Every scout should sign up for at least two show & sell slots. If you have sports to work around, you will want to get a slot ASAP.

Neal Ellis aka the Kernel

Monday, September 20, 2021

Second Slots for Show and Sell

Hello Pack 722,

Feel free to visit Sign-up Genius and sign your scout up for an additional slot. Every scout should sign up for at least two show & sell slots. If you have sports to work around, you will want to get a slot ASAP.

Neal Ellis aka the Kernel

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Popcorn Sign-up

Hello Folks,

I have opened up the Signup Genius for popcorn selling at storefronts. This is the storefront sales that we do as a fundraiser every year to raise money for the Pack.

When you visit the Signup Genius website or on your app, please only sign up your scout for ONE slot. I will send a second email informing you that you can sign up for another slot or two more slots.

Each scout earns an amount toward prizes for every storefront slot that they work. Time slots are one hour. 

the Kernel

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Popcorn Frequently Asked Questions

Hello Scouting Families,

Here is a link to the FAQ sheet I handed out at the Pack meeting on Friday. If you have any questions, feel free to email me back.

Neal, the Popcorn Kernel

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