Saturday, October 23, 2021

Fishing Derby Results

Thanks to all the scouts, families, and friends of scouts that came out today for the fall fishing derby!  Though chilly at the start with a cool wind, fish were caught and we hope a good time was had by all.

Before getting to our derby winners and their prizes, I noted that all fish caught today were either Yellow or White Perch.  Baits used were worms, corn, hot dog, and a variety of artificial lures - with a chartreuse jig with twisty-tail plastic grub taking the largest fish of the day.  Did you know that the Massachusetts state record for Yellow Perch is 2lbs 2oz and 17 inches long, and 3lbs 8oz and 18 inches long for White Perch?  While our fish today did not quite rival those records, they were still fun and exciting to catch!

Our Fall Fishing Derby Winners

Most Fish: Lincoln F., Webelos, Den 8 - 3 Fish Total
Biggest Fish: Jace M., Webelos, Den 5 - 9" Yellow Perch

Our winners will receive a gift certificate worth $20 to either Cravings or Hobby Bunker right here in Wakefield!  Congratulations to the winners!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Popcorn orders

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to thank everyone who has helped with the popcorn fundraiser this year. There were a lot of Scouts who stepped up and raised a lot of money for the pack. 

Just a gentle reminder that you should have handed in your popcorn forms by now. Popcorn orders will be submitted on Friday morning which is the deadline. Unfortunately, If I don't have the orders in by then any orders you have taken on your forms will not be part of the orders going out on Friday and thus will be null and void. 

I don't want anyone to be caught out with unfilled orders. 

The Kernel

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pack 722 Fishing Derby!

Hello Pack 722,

This Saturday, October 23rd, is our fall fishing derby at Lake Quannapowitt.  Bring a Friend!  We will fish from 8AM to 10AM along the south shore of the lake by the playground and boating area. We will have prizes for the scout that catches the most fish and the scout that catches the largest fish (by length).

The Pack will provide worms and corn for bait, and we will bring a few spare rods along with some fishing tackle Scouts should be in Class B uniforms with hats, and dressed for the weather.  Please bring whatever fishing gear you may want to use.  Right now there is a slight chance of showers and chilly - Autumn has arrived.

Let's put those fishing skills that were practiced at Sudden Pond to work right here in Wakefield on Lake Q!

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Monday, October 18, 2021

Online Sales

Hello Scouting Families,

I have not tallied up the Online sales yet. I won't add those to our total until Friday if you still want to get some selling in. If you want to sign up for an account,  You can do that here. You may be asked about what scouting group you are affiliated with. We are Wakefield Pack 722 within the Flintlock District in the Spirit of America Council. 

Like I have said before, you will need to register for an account even if you don't sell online since it is the only way to get reward prizes for your scout. 

the Kernel

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Popcorn order forms Due Today!

Hello, Scouting Families,

Today is the deadline to get your popcorn order forms to your den leader. I apologize for not sending out a reminder last week. 

We are also collecting the money for the forms at the same time. Please be sure to pass in all of the cash and checks with the order forms. We are collecting the full amount of the take order form. 

If you did all of your ordering online, please let your den leader know. 

Checks can be made out to Cub Scout Pack 722. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Kernel

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Popcorn Sales on 10/17

Hello Scouting Families,

October17th is the last storefront sales day this year. Currently, we have 4 spots open on the 16th and 17th without any scouts in them. Please consider signing up your scout for one of these spots. 

The Kernel

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Pack 722 Sudden Pond Camping

Hello Pack 722,

Just a few days away from our fall camping trip to Sudden Pond in Harold Parker State Forest!  Here are a few reminders and additional information.
  • Camping is this Friday and Saturday (October 8th and 9th) night. Families can stay both nights, 1 night, or just attend the day activities on Saturday.
  • Families can arrive as early as 3PM on Friday. Departure on Sunday is after breakfast.
  • We are camping by Den this year. Please see the attached map and check-in with a scout leader when you arrive to determine where to set up your tent.
  • Meals are either by family or by den. If your den does not have a plan for a meal, then that meal is your family's responsibility.
  • The Pack does not provide cooking utensils nor stoves.  That said, if there is something you need, please reach out as we may be able to find someone within the Pack that can share with you.  That goes for any camping equipment and not just cooking gear.
  • Please bring plates, bowls, cups and utensils for your family, plus re-usable water bottles.  There is no potable water at the campsite but the Pack will be bringing some water for folks to fill up from.  We do advise you to bring some water as well for the weekend.
  • There is parking along the fire road that runs along the campsite. You will not need to walk your camping gear in very far, though your tent spot will likely not be right next to your vehicle either.
  • We will have a Pack Meeting Saturday night at 6:30PM around the campfire.  All are welcomed and encouraged to attend, whether you are camping that night or not.
  • Fire rings are currently reserved for the Webelos and AOL scouts as they have camp cooking requirements that they will be working on during the camping trip.
  • Scouts that have earned their Whittling Chip cards may bring pocket knives. We will be setting up a whittling area for these scouts.
  • All scouts staying overnight require an adult to stay as well.  All siblings are welcome to attend.
  • Scouts may not share a tent with one another.
Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Leadership

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Online Popcorn

Hello Scouting Families!

I wanted to put a bug in your ear about online popcorn sales. One of the easiest ways to sell popcorn is to create an online page at Trail's End. You can do that here. You may be asked about what scouting group you are affiliated with. We are Wakefield Pack 722 within the Flintlock District in the Spirit of America Council. 

It's really easy to upload a photo and then put in a little blurb about your scout and then send it to friends and family. 

You will need to register for an account even if you don't sell online since it is the only way to get reward prizes for your scout. 

Thanks everyone!

-the Kernel

Friday, October 1, 2021

Storefront sign-up for tomorrow

Hello folks,

We still have 6 slots open tomorrow with no scouts in them. I am desperate to find scouts to sign up for these slots. If your scout can spare an hour to sell popcorn tomorrow, please sign them up. 

The whole pack benefits from the popcorn sales every year so to be fair to all of the scouts, every scout should participate. 

-the Kernel