Thursday, June 30, 2022

4th of July Parade Information

Hello Scouts!

Pack 722 is again walking in the 4th of July parade after a long hiatus due to COVID-19. If you haven't been in the parade before, it is amazingly fun. Being in a parade is a requirement for some scout ranks and will count as a July activity toward your Summer Pack award. 

Dress Code:
Class A uniforms. Generally, it is hot so dress for the weather.

What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Maybe a snack
  • Wear your scout hat if you have one
  • Good walking shoes
When:
  • You should plan to come around 3:00 to catch the shuttle to the top of the lake. Sometimes these can take a little while to show up. Alternatively, you can walk up North Ave.You may want to come earlier to make sure you can park at MG Fitness or the Galvin.
  • Line up for the parade is at 4:00 pm and the parade starts at 5:00 pm.
How do I get there?:

If you are being dropped off at the staging area by car or arriving by bus: 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. Please turn down Willard Rd., take the 3rd left in the lot, and head towards the tent. 
  • We have to be in the staging area at Lakeside by 4:00pm for line up as the streets along the parade route and I-95/128 exit 39 will be blocked off starting at 4:00pm. We are usually in the area behind the building that Glamatics is in. 
  • Groups arriving in multiple vehicles are asked to meet at Wakefield Memorial High School at 60 Farm St. to consolidate cars before heading to the main parking lots at the end of the route at the Galvin Middle School or MG Fitness. I've found a space at MG fitness in the past or dropped people off at the Lakeside Office Park then drove back toward downtown and parked.
  • You will receive instructions on where to park as you approach the Galvin, 525 Main St Wakefield, MA 01880. 
  • Parking locations will be determined by the End of Route volunteers and you may be directed to park at the school or gym. 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 or the gym.]
  • Please carpool as much as possible to reduce the number of vehicles in the parking lots. Once spots are taken, we have limited parking options available.
  • Upon arrival at the staging area, a volunteer will assist you in finding your designated location. We are no longer shuttling people to their staging location in golf carts. You are expected to walk to your designated location. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • All vehicles not participating in the parade are limited to 30 minutes in the staging area for drop-off. After 30 minutes they will be sent towards the Galvin Middle School/MG Fitness parking areas to wait for their group. You will be trapped until after the parade if you do not leave before the roads close.
  • If you are taking the shuttle from the end to the staging area, please arrive in the middle school or gym 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. 

Parade Information:
  • The parade is 1.9 miles long and ends at the Galvin Middle School. 
  • The parade is held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, you will be contacted.
  • It will take approximately 1 hour once you have begun walking in the parade, to finish
YIS,
Your Scout Pack

Friday, June 24, 2022

Reminder: JJ Round Park Cleanup

Hello Pack 722,

Hope you all are enjoying the last day of school for those of you in the WPS system, and Congratulations! to all of our Webelos / 4th Graders who are now moving on to Galvin!

This is a reminder that we will be out at JJ Round tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 25th from 8:30AM to 10AM.  We will start with a walk through the town forest and on the way back, we will pick up trash and clean up the forest area of the park.  Class B shirts and hats for this event. Please wear good footwear for a stroll through the woods and bring gloves and a small trash bag to pick up litter.  We will have some larger trash bags available if needed.  Scouts should also bring the 6 essentials, including water and a small snack. 

Hope to see you there!

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Committee

Friday, June 17, 2022

Summertime Cub Scouting

Hello Wakefield Pack 722,

Summertime is just about upon us and the end of school is clearly in sight now.  While we have already held our Pack Crossover, our scouting year continues right through the summer, having been kicked off with the exciting overnight trip to Battleship Cove and the USS Massachusetts down in Fall River, MA. We continue our summer of fun and service with activities primarily here in Wakefield, including the Wakefield July 4th Parade and park cleanups at JJ Round and Paddy Heights.  We also have some activities taking us down to Boston for a historic hike, and summer camps in Manchester, NH and Topsfield, MA.

The activities listed here are pack activities that qualify scouts for the National Summertime Pack Award. To earn the award, scouts must participate in at least one (1) pack activity each month (June, July, August) during the summer.  Scouts earning the award receive a pin that they can proudly wear on their uniforms.

Scouts also have the opportunity to attend summer camps and start working their way towards the Outdoor Activity Award.  We are noting two (2) summer camp experiences on our list with Camp Carpenter fast approaching for those who signed up earlier in the year, and the Topsfield Cub Scout Day Camp, which still has (27) space available.  https://experiencebasecamp.org/products/topsfield-youth-day-camp-2022  Through our Council and New England Basecamp, there are multiple other scouting day camps available - https://experiencebasecamp.org/pages/nebc-day-camps.  All of those camps through New England Basecamp qualify a scout for the Outdoor Activity Award.



Finally, here is our list of activities.  You can also download and print a PDF file listing our activities here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZcLiU3lmtgSQIA05-TKDJvt9hdhOH_O5/view?usp=sharing

·         June 4-5: Battleship Cove

·         June 25th : Clean up at JJ Round (8:30-10:00 AM)

·         June 26th-30th : Camp Carpenter

·         July 1st : Camp Carpenter for AOL scouts

·         July 4th : 4th of July Parade

·         July 9th : Kickball - BRING A FRIEND!

·         July 18-22nd : Day Camp in Topsfield - https://experiencebasecamp.org/products/topsfield-youth-day-camp-2022

·         July 30th : Clean Up at Paddy Heights (8:30-10:00 AM)

·         August 13th: Freedom Trail

·         August 27th : Geocache (location to be determined)

·         Early September: Farmers Markets

Dates and times are subject to change pending weather. Announcements/reminders will be sent as events get closer with details of the event.

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack 722 Committee

Monday, May 23, 2022

Placing Flags at Lakeside Cemetery TODAY!

Hey all, 
Hope you are all having a good start to the week. Quick reminder that today we will be placing flags at Lakeside Cemetery. 

Arrive: 3pm (probably done around 4 or 4:30)
Wear: CLASS A uniform
Bring: screwdriver, or something like it to puncture the ground. This makes it significantly easier to place the flags. 

Hope to see you all soon! 
~Brad 


Monday, May 16, 2022

Pack Crossover

All,

Here is the schedule for the Pack Crossover this Friday, May 20th.  Please remember the plan is to have the crossover outside the church (First Parish Congregational) in the rear lot with time slots for each rank.  Scouts should wear Class A uniforms.



6-6:20 - Lions & Tigers
6:30-6:50 - Wolf
7:00-7:20 - Bear
7:30-7:50 - Webelos

Weather forecast looks good right now.  Fingers-crossed that holds!

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Committee

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Last Call - Battleship Cove

Last call for Battleship Cove overnight trip, Sat-Sun June 4-5 on the USS Massachusetts in Fall River, MA.  To fill in some details that may have kept you on the fence --

Arrival time is between 2PM and 4:45PM with dinner served at 5:30 and evening activities until 11PM. Reveille at 6:30AM on Sunday, breakfast at 7AM, and full admission all day Sunday to the museum and ship.  Siblings are welcome.  Cost is $35/scout and $69pp for all others.  Financial assistance is available if needed.  We finalize numbers Thursday, May 12 at 2PM to reserve our spaces.  Come join us!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Pack News - May Edition

Good Morning, Pack 722,

First, Battleship Cove - Saturday, June 4th to Sunday, June 5th in Fall River, MA.  Siblings ages 5+ are welcome to join us.  Cost is $35 per scout and $69 per person for all others.  We do have scholarships available for folks if needed - please reach out to your den leader or one of the pack leaders if needed.  Please be sure to sign-up by the end of this week on the Sign-Up Genius at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-battleship1  We are asking that at least the $35 deposit be submitted via cash or check to one of the pack leaders, or via Venmo (@pack722wakefield - Wakefield Pack Seven-Twenty-Two) by the end of Friday, May 6th.


The pack will have a spring fishing derby at Lake Quannapowitt on Saturday, May 14th - 8AM to 9AM.  This will be on the south end of the lake by the playground.  Corn and worms will be provided by the pack.  We have not yet decided on if we will have any prizes or competitions, but if you have ideas, let us know.  Come out and join us, and tight lines!


Evening of Friday, May 20th - Pack Crossover.  The plan is to run this evening of scout recognition outside and by rank, as we did last year, so keep your eyes open for an announcement on when each rank should plan to arrive.  This is always an exciting evening as we recognize the scouts for their year of working on adventure requirements, culminating in earning that next rank and progressing along the scouting path.  More information to come - save the date!


Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack 722 Committee


Friday, April 29, 2022

NO CHURCH CLEAN-UP - April 30, 2022

All,

As announced at movie night earlier this evening, there is NO CHURCH CLEAN-UP at Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, 2022, due to a funeral service that will be occurring at that time.  Enjoy the weekend and if you see some trash while you are out enjoying the weather, please pick it up and put it in an appropriate receptacle!

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Pack Overnight - Battleship Cove, June 4-5

Hello Pack 722,

Battleship Cove Overnight - USS Massachusetts, Fall River, June 4-5: After a couple years hiatus from doing overnights due to COVID, we are happy to announce we will be headed to Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA to sleep on the USS Massachusetts, take in the naval history preserved there, and participate in their Nautical Nights Overnight program on Saturday, June 4th to Sunday, June 5th.  Please RSVP to the Sign-Up Genius ASAP so we can make sure we reserve the appropriate number of spots for this event -   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-battleship1  $35 deposit per person is due by the end of next week - May 6th.  For now, scouts and parents only as we work to confirm age requirements.


Movie Night Reminder - Reminder to all that we have our annual Movie Night this Friday, April 29th at the Wakefield-Lynnfield Methodist Church on 273 Vernon St.  Pizza at 5:30 PM with the movie currently scheduled to start at 6:45.  Please be sure to sign up on the following Sign-Up Genius so that we know how much pizza to order -   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-popcornpizza4 Also, please bring re-usable water bottles - we will have gallon water jugs to be able to re-fill your bottles.  Please RSVP by Thursday at 5 pm, so that we make sure we have enough pizza and popcorn for everyone.  There is also a spot to mark if you require gluten free pizza.  Please come relaxed, no uniforms required.   Also feel free to bring pillows and blankets to get comfy during the movie.  We look forward to seeing you all there.


Spring Clean-Up, Wakefield-Lynnfield Methodist Church - Saturday, April 30 - 9AM-11AM - The Wakefield-Lynnfield UMC has graciously hosted Pack 712 for many years and is allowing us to host our Movie Night this Friday. To say thank you, Pack 712 has scheduled a leaf and facilities clean-up at the church and invite us to join them in this service project.  A Scout is Helpful!  Please consider attending and helping out.  Please bring rakes, leaf blowers, gloves and tarps to help cleanup - and certainly recommend labeling your gear.

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership


Friday, April 22, 2022

Movie Night - April 29th at Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church

Good Afternoon Pack families,

Next Friday, April 29th, 2022 we will be hosting our annual Family Pizza, Popcorn and Movie night.  

We will be hosting this year's event at the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church on 273 Vernon Street.

Below you will find a detail of the night's timing as well as a signup genius.  Please RSVP by Thursday at 5 pm, so that we make sure we have enough pizza and popcorn for everyone.  There is also a spot to mark if you require gluten free pizza.  Please come relaxed, no uniforms required.   Also feel free to bring pillows and blankets to get comfy during the movie.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

5:30 pm - Pizza in the Hall - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES, WE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO REFILL.
6:45 -9:00 pm - Movie

Please copy this link into your browser to sign up.     https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA9AC2BA0F58-popcornpizza4

Yours In Scouting,

Your Pack Committee

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Pack 722 News

Hello Pack 722,

A lot of news since the last Pack-wide message has gone out.  On March 26th, we hosted the Flintlock District's Pinewood Derby at First Parish Congregational Church and we had 2 scouts finish in the top 4 for their rank.  Congratulations to Alex Theisen (Wolf) and Liam MacRobbie (Bear).  On Friday, April 8th, our Pack 722 AOLs crossed over to Troop 701, and have now attended their first troop meeting with the potential to join the remaining troop trips for this scouting year.  Congratulations to the AOL scouts who have earned the highest rank in Cub Scouting!


Speaking of the Flintlock District, we have some exciting news regarding 2 of our Pack leaders. Den Leader Julie Wagner (Den 8, Webelos) is being awarded the Cub Scout Leader of the Year Award at the Distirct level for her outstanding and demonstrated superior leadership for the betterment of the Cub Scouting program at the unit level.  Den Leader / Popcorn Kernel / Computer Guy Neal Ellis (Dens 5/14, Webelos) is being awarded the Flintlock District Service Award for his rendering of highly notable service over the past year(s) to the Flintlock District.  Please join us in congratulating and most of all thanking Julie and Neal on their awards and for their service!



For the Pack, a few changes to the calendar.  First, the Pack meeting that was originally scheduled for this Thursday, April 14th is cancelled and has been shifted to our re-scheduled movie night, which will be held Friday, April 29th at the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church at 273 Vernon Street, starting at 5:30PM.  The Wakefield-Lynnfield UMC is where Pack 712 has met and is a space that is now available to us as we continue the merger process with Pack 712.  Additionally, on Friday, April 29th, First Parish Congregational Church is hosting a blood drive, which is why we have moved our meeting place for movie night.  Please keep an eye out for more details on movie night and a sign-up genius so we can get a good idea on numbers for ordering pizza. 


Staying on the theme of Wakefield-Lynnfield UMC and our ongoing merger with Pack 712, we have been invited to join them as they help out around the grounds of the Wakefield-Lynnfield UMC on the Saturday following movie night, April 30th.  Details and times to be announced.  A Scout is Helpful!

Looking further out in the calendar, we are trying to get an overnight to Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA on the calendar for the end of May.  This might cause a conflict with our currently scheduled Pack crossover on Friday, May 20th, so be on the lookout for an exciting announcement for our first non-camping Pack overnight trip in 2+ years and a potential re-scheduling of the Pack crossover.

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership

Saturday, March 26, 2022

2022 Districts Pinewood Derby

Hello Pack 722,

Cheer on our Pack 722 Districts Pinewood Derby from the comfort of your homes.  You can watch Districts Derby, happening now at the church, at the following link:


Start times by rank are as follows:

Start Times:
Lions - 9:00
Tigers - 10:00
Wolves - 11:00
Bears - 12:00
Webelos 1 - 1:00
Webelos 2/AOL - 2:00

Good Racing to our scouts racing today!

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pack Leadership

Saturday, March 12, 2022

2022 Pinewood Derby Results

2022 Wakefield PACK 722 Pinewood Derby Results




Lions
1. Oliver Rewynn

Tigers
1. Conor Newcomb
2. Leif Mathisen
3. Cole Hildonen
4. Asher Simmons

Best in Den: Joshua Houl, Squirtle

Wolves
1. Alex Theisen
2. Max Fanjoy
3. Clayton Maier
4. Colton Sheehan

Best in Den: Max Fanjoy, Mando Racer

Bears
1. Liam MacRobbie
2. Chance Newman
3. Bruno Hubbard
4. Calvin Sessions

Best in Den: Nicholas Nou, Magnet

Webelos
1. Cashel Gray
2. Christian Guild
3. Patrick Martin
4. Cat Johnson

Best in Den:
Den 5 - Caden Durrant, Dophinator
Den 8 - Cashel Gray, Midnight Express
Den 14 - Stella Fowler, Piece of Cake

Pack 722 AOLs
1. Jonathan Lannen
2. Hunter Jennings
3. Ben Hubert
4. Mason Hildonen

Best in Den: Mason Hildonen, The Pickle Wagon

Pack 712 AOLs
1. Aiden Robertson
2. Maxwell Blanchard
3. Andrew Marshall
4. Ethan Naper

Best in Den: Jason Barry, J Money

Best in Show - Jason Barry, J Money
Commissioner's Cup - Isaac Edd

Saturday, March 5, 2022

2022 Best in Show

Google Forms
Best in Show contenders are posted and available for voting. Please only vote once per scout.
2022 Best in Show
We are pleased to present and congratulate the winners for best in show per den. Now it is your turn to choose the Best in Show for the entire Pack. Each Scout can vote once.
Fill out form
Create your own Google Form

Link for Virtual Pinewood Derby

Good Morning!

This morning will be the Pack's Pinewood derby held both virtually and 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


A link will be coming out later today to vote for the Overall Best In Show.

Yours in Scouting
Your Pack Committees

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

It's Derby Week!

Hello Pack 722,


Welcome to Pinewood Derby Week! Scouts . . . Start Your Engines!!!

Weigh In

The Derby Weigh In will be Friday March 4th from 6:00-8:00 PM (sorry no early check ins).  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.  Looking at the weather forecast right now, check-in will most likely be inside in the basement. Masks are still required when we are indoors.


Lions/Tigers: 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 5th (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 Sunday, March 6th. For those of you that are new, Best in Show is chosen by the scouts from the cars that have won Best in Den, as chosen by the scout leaders.


Derby Day

Our Annual Derby will be held at the church on Saturday March 5th.

Our race will be in person and virtual this year. Class A uniforms are required for scouts attending the race at the church. Please note that for everyone attending the races at the church, masks are required per guidance from our local scouting council.

Here is the link for the 2021 Pinewood Derby stream on YouTube. https://youtu.be/VGFPOcA6XWQ  The link for this year's racing will be sent out shortly.


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


•        AOL 9-10

•     Webelos 10-11

•        Bear 11-11:45

•       Wolf 11:45-12:30

•       Tiger 12:30-1:15

•      Lions 1:15-1:45

•      Family Race 1:45


Other Pack News

Camp Carpenter Summer Camp
For those scouts planning to attend summer camp at Camp Carpenter this year, the $100 deposit is due this Friday evening at Derby Check-in.  Please remember to bring it with you.

February Pack Sledding Day
The weather provided us with the unexpected dumping of snow on Sunday, Feb. 13th  that was needed to allow a good number of scouts and scouting families to enjoy a fun afternoon sledding on the slopes of the Doyle school.  It was great to see so many of you out playing in the snow.  Thanks to all who came!

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership



Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sledding is a Go!

Good Morning Pack 722,

After that unseasonably warm weather yesterday, the weather has turned back to winter and given us some snow cover for sledding.  We will be out at Doyle from 2-3PM today.  Conditions may be a bit sloppy but it appears we'll have enough to get some runs in and have a good time.  Hope to see you out there!

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Friday, February 11, 2022

February Pack Events

Hello Pack 722,

The Pack is keeping an eye on the weather for this Sunday (13th) which is when we planned to have a Pack sledding event at the Doyle School from 2-3PM, but it does not appear the weather will cooperate.  If we get an unexpected dumping of snow between now and then, the sledding outing will be a go - but not looking too good, right now.

 

We did add a Pack Pinewood Derby Workshop to the calendar.  Unlike our previous workshops, this is not a rough-cutting, get your scout's car started type-of-event, but rather more of a mid-process or finishing up workshop.  Thursday, February 17th, 6:30PM - We will meet at the church in the basement to assist any folks that would like some help getting those pesky wheels and axles mounted to the car, help with getting weights (bring your own) added, and weighing out cars on the Pack scales - along with any other things we can assist with.  We will have some tools and jigs available - please feel free to bring your own, as well.  Class B uniforms for scouts - class A not required.

Reminder that Pinewood Derby is March 4th and 5th, with a Friday evening car check-in and racing on Saturday. All cars need to be checked-in on Friday, so if you cannot attend the check-in time, please make arrangements to have someone else bring the car to check-in. In addition to awarding trophies for the top 4 finishers for each rank, all scouts have the option to shoot for the Best in Den and Best in Show categories - the largest of all trophies going to the Best in Show winner.  Lastly, there is a family race so if siblings, parents, etc. are wanting to build a car, they are welcome to do so and race in the family race; they also need to be checked in on Friday.  Our current plans for Pinewood Derby are to run it as a hybrid in-person and virtual affair.  More details on that to come.

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Committee

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Fwd: Camp Carpenter Sign Ups - DUE BY 1/31/2021

Just a reminder - just over 24 hours left to register for resident summer camp at Camp Carpenter.  If you have questions, please let me know.

Yours In Scouting,
Jessica Belyea

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Date: Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 7:59 AM
Subject: Camp Carpenter Sign Ups - DUE BY 1/31/2021
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We are so excited to be able to offer the chance for Pack 722 (including our Pack 712 friends) to go to summer resident camp at Camarpenter in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Our week of camp will be June 26th through June 30th.  Leaders, Jessica Belyea and either Brad or Julie Wagner, have volunteered to go.  The cost will be $550 at this time, but is subject to change once we know how many are going.  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 01/31/2022 - Fill out the attached form https://forms.gle/CehY8HpNHTQFnRev5  Please fill it out for each person who will be attending - scout or adult.

By 03/04/2022 - Bring your deposit of $100 to the Pinewood Derby Checkin in an envelope.

By ASAP - Completed parts A, B and C including portions to be filled out by your child's doctor's office.  https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf



For any scouts who want to know about what Camp is like, let us know and we can have either a previous camper or a leader discuss it with you.



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

Friday, January 28, 2022

Pinewood Derby 2022!

Hello Pack 722,

Attached you will find the Pinewood Derby Rules.  Please review the rules carefully.  If you have any questions, please first go to your den leader.  If additional information is needed, please let us 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 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 potentially Nationals.


Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Shops
While we canceled our originally planned workshop, there are opportunities to get assistance with car cutting for those that would like to receive some assistance and/or do not have the tools.

Sunday, January 30th - Eric Savage's (Pack 712 Parent) Garage - 25 Tobey Lane from 10-2.   This is for both 712 and 722 scouts.
The Scout Shop in Woburn is able to cut cars (initial rough cuts) and are running hours most days from now through March 1st. Saturdays, 10AM-3PM and Mon-Fri, 10AM-5PM.

Ideally, your scout should have a design in mind already.  The car will not be finished at these shops but you will get a head start on it with the initial (and larger) cuts.

If you did not receive your pinewood kit at the Pack Meeting, 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.

Weigh In
The Derby Weigh-In will be in the evening on Friday, March 4th.  Time information will follow but please note - no cars will be allowed to be checked in on Saturday, March 5th (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 for weigh in.

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 5th.  We have not yet determined whether or not we will be able to hold the derby in-person.  If we decide we will not be doing the derby in-person, we will hold a virtual derby and live-stream the racing action from the church, just as we did last year.  If we do proceed with the Derby in-person, it is a Class A uniform event.  Either way, we will set a schedule by rank for scouts and families to either show-up at the church OR tune-in virtually to the live-stream.

Looking forward to a great race season - Vrooom!

YIS,
Your Pack Committee

Friday, January 21, 2022

Camp Carpenter Sign Ups - DUE BY 1/31/2021


We are so excited to be able to offer the chance for Pack 722 (including our Pack 712 friends) to go to summer resident camp at Camarpenter in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Our week of camp will be June 26th through June 30th.  Leaders, Jessica Belyea and either Brad or Julie Wagner, have volunteered to go.  The cost will be $550 at this time, but is subject to change once we know how many are going.  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 01/31/2022 - Fill out the attached form https://forms.gle/CehY8HpNHTQFnRev5  Please fill it out for each person who will be attending - scout or adult.

By 03/04/2022 - Bring your deposit of $100 to the Pinewood Derby Checkin in an envelope.

By ASAP - Completed parts A, B and C including portions to be filled out by your child's doctor's office.  https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf



For any scouts who want to know about what Camp is like, let us know and we can have either a previous camper or a leader discuss it with you.



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

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Pack 722 Updates

Hello Pack 722,

With the ongoing surge in COVID, the pack committee has determined it is best to proceed with caution and for that reason, we are canceling the January Pack meeting originally scheduled for this coming Thursday.  HOWEVER, the folks from Camp Carpenter up in New Hampshire want to meet us all on Zoom (See meeting invite below) so that we all can learn about a week at summer camp.  The Pack has already reserved the week of June 26-30th (Sunday through Thursday).  I know the group that went up last summer had a great time.  Scouts who go, in addition to all the fun and great experiences they will have, will complete some requirements towards their next rank and earn some shooting sports awards.  Please join us this Thursday (January 20th) evening at 7:00PM on Zoom - see invite below.


In Pinewood Derby news, the usual workshop at Mr. Pothier's house is canceled due to a hectic weekend schedule for Mr. Pothier and the cautious approach we are taking to the pandemic.  If you need assistance with your car, please reach out to your den leader or anyone in a Pack leadership role and we can assist in finding a resource you can use to work on your car.  We do want to point out that the Scout Shop in Woburn is able to cut cars (initial rough cuts) and are running hours most days from now through March 1st; Saturdays, 10AM-3PM and Mon-Fri, 10AM-5PM.

Another email will be coming with Pinewood Derby details such as rules, schedule, etc.  We do run a family race in addition to the scouts racing, so any sibling, parents, etc. that want to build a car, they can put their efforts into a car of their own that can run on race day!  Pinewood derby car kits can be purchased from the Scout Shop.  The Pack does have a few extra car kits that we offer for $5 per kit, as well, though we have very limited supply.

Hope you all are staying safe and healthy.

YIS,
Pack 722 Committee

PS - CAMP CARPENTER ZOOM MEETING INVITE



Pack 722 Wakefield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Camp Carpenter  - Summer 2022
Time: Jan 20, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Friday Movie Night - Postponed



Due to the uptick in COVID cases, we have decided to postpone the movie night until the spring.  We wish to err on the side of caution.  Please be on the lookout soon for more information about upcoming events.

Yours In Scouting,
Your Pack Committee