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