Friday, September 8, 2023

September 2023 Kickoff - First Pack meeting

Hello Pack 722 Families,

This is a reminder that will be kicking off our new scouting year next Friday evening, September 15th, at 6:30 PM at the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon Street

The meeting is packed with important information for both our Scouts and parents, so please make every effort to arrive on time.

More info below from the August newsletter.

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Committee

Welcome Back! - Kickoff is September 15th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

September Pack meeting:   It's time to kick off another exciting year of adventures, learning, and fun with our Pack 722 Cub Scout family!

Whether you're a returning member or joining us for the first time, we've got all the important topics and questions covered. This includes discussions about upcoming trips, details on our Candy Fundraising initiative, registration information, and of course, some exciting fun and games to kick-start our time together.

Date: September 15th

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: United Methodist Church at 273 Vernon St, Wakefield, MA 01880

Returning Scouts, a friendly reminder to wear your Class A uniforms. 

As for our new Scouts and friends, there's no action or sign up required on your end – just come as you are, we will have more details on site. 

Some additional info to click on: 

Questions: Please feel free to reach out to us at

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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Pack722 Announcements: June 2023 


Spring Round Up / Festival by the Lake – June 10th (Help needed for 2 hours)

It's the Spring Round Up!  Our last big Pack event before the Summer hits. Come stop to see what we have in store for the day. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Lakeside, Lake Quannapowitt 

Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM June 10th 

The Pack needs some HELP, looking for parents to hang out with the pack leaders for only 2h, see below.

Time Slots to sign up for:

  • 10am - 12pm - Mandy + parent needed for 2h  

  • 12pm - 2pm  - Matt + parent needed for 2h  

  • 2pm - 4pm - Eric + parent needed for 2h  

Event Details 

  • Mandy, Matt, Andrew and Eric on site to help with questions and logistics.

  • Troop 701, Webelos & AOLs are also there to help 

  • We have a 10x10ft Tent to hang out at

  • There is a FUN, hands on activity for visitors

  • Pictures of past trips help showcase what scouting is all about. 

  • More info on Craft vendors, local organizations, live entertainment, and great food comprise the day on


Base Camp – June 24-25th Weekend (Sign up below)  

Spring Camping weekend, June 24th-25th. 


There are carts available to bring your camping equipment to the campsite which is relatively close to the parking lot. The contact for this trip is Mandy Theisen (617-335-8690). Our tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Arrival 10:30 am - Set up and relax

  • *Bring your own lunch*

  • 12:00 pm - Lunch

  • 1:00 pm - Hike

  • 2:00 pm - Afternoon Game

  • 5 pm - Dinner (ordering pizza for purchase or bring your own)

  • 6 pm - bedtime - Campfire

  • 6/25 - wakeup - 9 am - Pack 722 Provided Breakfast


411 Unquity Road Milton, MA 02186 (link for more information)

New England Base Camp in Milton, MA.  They have a great campsite which scouts get to use  

How did we do in 2023? & Future Pack 722 Planning meeting Thursday, June 29th

How Did We do?

Did your scout have amazing adventures this year?  Were there things that your family would like to see us do as a Pack?  

Please click here and fill out our end of year survey.   

Want to share in-person and eat some great food? 

On Thursday, June 29th at 5:30pm, a group of adults will meet and plan the pack calendar of events for all 2024.  If you cannot attend in person, we will have an e-meeting option available  


If you are interested in joining us, please email below so that we can know you are coming.  

4th of July parade – July 4th!

Pack 722 is again walking in the 4th of July parade. If you haven't been to 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. 

Basic info below, but more details are here and in future emails

Dress Code:

  • Class A uniforms. Generally, it's 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


  • You should plan to come around 3:00 PM 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.



Camp Carpenter – July 16th to 20th 

We are getting close.  Get a head start on all Health Forms (kids as well as the adults) who are attending. Mike Festa will send a detailed email out directly to the contacts, but feel free to submit here. Medical Forms submitted here.


Want to join or learn more about this event, Contact Mike  

Camp Carpenter Website 

Located on the outskirts of Manchester, New Hampshire, Camp Carpenter is a 250-acre wooded property that is the Daniel Webster Council's Cub Scout Summer Camp and home of Granite Base Camp.

Future Save the Dates & Upcoming Pack Events 

  • TBD - Details on National Summertime Pack Awards and how to participate 

  • July 4 - Wakefield Independence Day Parade, 4pm

  • July 8 - Base Camp WooSocks Sleepover (Worcester Red Sox game + optional sleepover on field), 4pm DETAILS

  • July 16 - 20th - Camp Carpenter

  • July 22 - Pack Hike - TBD

  • Aug 2 - Pack Hike, 6pm - TBD

  • Aug 13 - Scout Day at Fenway, 10:30am DETAILS

  • Aug 20 - Pack Kickball, 9am 

Community Opportunities for Scouts 

If you have a Program or town event, please let us know and we can post it here for next newsletter  -  Thanks

Yours in Scouting, 

Pack 722 Committee

Committee for 2023-2024 

Andrew Gentile, Committee Chair 

Matt Theisen, Cubmaster 

Mike Festa, Treasurer

Mandy Theisen , Communications 

Den Leads and/or Committee Members: James Turner, Michael Lew, Daniel Lander, Scott McCarthy, Eric Nickerson, Sothear Nou



Sunday, May 21, 2023

Flag Placing

Flag Placing at Lakeside Cemetery

A quick reminder that tomorrow at 3:00pm, Pack 722 will be placing flags at grave sites in Lakeside Cemetery on North Ave.

Be sure to wear your Class A uniform and bring a large, long screwdriver to create a hole for the flag pole. 

The scouts have a great time helping out with this every year and it only takes an hour. 

Your Pack Committee

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Pack Crossover, Friday

Hi - Quick reminder for tomorrow night.  Pack Meeting, Advancement and Cupcakes!

Pack Crossover .  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.  Scouts wear Class A uniforms.

The plan is to run this evening of scout recognition outside in the parking lot (weather permitting) and there will be cupcakes

United Methodist Church

Friday, May 19th at 6.30p.m

We could use help with the setup of chairs.  If any parents/scouts would like to get there 10-15 mins in advance, please reach out to Matt Theisen.

Yours in Scouting, 

Pack 722 Committee

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Information about the Ecotarium Trip (w. attachment)

Hi All,


As we are getting closer to April 28th, I want to share some additional information about the Ecotarium trip for those attending.  Attached is a full listing of FAQ provided by the museum, but I'm including some highlights below.  Please review and feel free to reach out to Michael Lew if you have any questions.


  • The EcoTarium is located at 222 Harrington Way in Worcester, which is about 60 minutes from Wakefield with no traffic.  I'm guessing it's 90+ min from Wakefield in traffic on a Friday afternoon.
  • Arrival time is 5:15-6:30.  However, you should aim to be there as close to 5:30 as possible as programming starts promptly at 6:30 and we need to eat dinner before then.
  • We will be serving pizza for everyone for dinner on the evening of the 28th.  Planning to have it delivered to the Ecotarium at 5:30 or so.
  • The Ecotarium is still strict with their COVID policies and while masks are not required, everyone will be required to test prior to entering the museum.  If you test positive you will not be allowed to attend the overnight, so I recommend testing in advance before you leave your house to prevent having to turn around after you've arrived in Worcester.
  • Bedtime varies, but is between 10:30 and 11:00. 



 On behalf of Michael, Pack 722 Committee


Monday, April 10, 2023

Friday Pack Meeting!

Hi Scouts,

I wanted to send out a quick reminder that we have our pack meeting this Friday, April 14th at 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church (273 Vernon St).  Of course, this is for all those not going to the Mystic Aquarium Sleepover.  It will be a fun one. It is our take apart night. If you have any old toys, small appliances, or electronics that you don't want anymore and would like to donate to help us learn what is inside please bring them in this Friday. Please, do not bring anything with fluids inside like oils or water.  A good example would be small engines or toys with water inside.  We will be doing this in the church main hall and would like to complete the cleanup to a minimum.  Also please bring in tools if you have them such as screwdrivers and pliers and please label them so that you can find them at the end of the night.

One last reminder, if you would like to go to the Project Linus event put on by the United Methodist Church please see information below

Wakefield SCOUTS Project Linus Blanket Making Day
Sat. April 15th  10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church HALL 
 273 Vernon St. Wakefield, MA. 01880  

**All VOLUNTEEERS WELCOME*** well as Sewing Machines & Cutting Mats*
Let's see how many blankets we can make by working together as a community!  

Blanket Making Day REMINDER:
*EACH PERSON attending should:
BRING: Labeled Scissors, Lunch & Water
RATIO: 1 adult to 3 children 
RSVP : using online link below

*Sewing Machines & Cutting Mats Welcome*

2. If you are NOT able to make Wakefield Scouts Project Linus Blanket Making Day, there is...
 CALL/ TEXT Deb Bry. 781.521.9726 OR EMAIL wlumc273@GMAIL.COM

For FINISHED Project Linus Blankets
Please contact Deb Bry  CELL: 781.521.9726 for drop off apt.
 Place  fleece blankets  in Project Linus hallway donation box, after your scout meeting in our church building. (Please make sure they are clean, perfume and animal hair free )

Important Safety Drop off NOTE:
 Please Do NOT try to enter the church building before 3pm during the week to drop off blankets as doors are locked due to the safety of the Preschool in our building. 

Questions/ comments?
Contact: Deb Bry coordinator cell 781.521.9726
Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church 273 Vernon St. Wakefield, MA. 01880 

Yours in Scouting,
Pack Committee

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Flintlock District Pinewood Derby

Hello Pack 722,

Check-in for the District Derby is complete and our 6 scouts are ready to race for a spot at Nationals.  With 15 Packs from the region racing all of their derby winners, our scouts have their work cut out for them - but making it this far already is no small feat.

The race schedule for tomorrow is as follows:
  • 9:00AM - Lions
  • 10:00AM - Tigers
  • 11:00AM - Wolves
  • 12:00PM - Bears
  • 1:00PM - Webelos 1
  • 2:00PM - Arrow of Lights
There is also a virtual presentation of the racing via the following zoom link:

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Committee

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Pack 722 Pinewood Derby 2023 Results

Hello Pack 722,

Here are the 2023 Pack 722 Pinewood Derby Results -

Arrow of Light -
  1. Christian G. - Frank
  2. Niko A. - Rip Tide
  3. Cashel G. - Glorious Mouse
  4. Leah E. - Happy Car
Best in Den Winners -
  • Den 5 - Caden D., Burner
  • Den 8 - Matty B., Bullseye
  • Den 14 - Stella F., Running Loose
Webelos 1, Den 7 -
  1. Chance N. - Imposter
  2. Trent S. - Pizza Hut
  3. Liam M. - B-Boop
  4. Will G. - Holy Guacamole
Best in Den Winner - Alex. T., The Creature From the Track Lagoon

Bear, Den 1 -
  1. Colton S. - Laser Beam
  2. Lleyton C. - Blue Screech
  3. Elin E. - Patrick
  4. Matthew M. - Grave Digger
Best in Den Winner - Oliver A., CyberPunk

Wolf, Den 2 -
  1. Conor N. - Fireball
  2. Alex F. - Rush
  3. Brady R. - Enforcer
  4. Calvin G. - Tank
Best in Den Winner - Red Writer

Tiger, Den 3 -
  1. Olver D. - Wave
  2. Ethan W. - Pika Car
  3. Ethan N. - Mighty Mew
  4. PJ M. - Blue Thunder
Best in Den Winner - Ian L., Frank on Wheels

Lion, Den 4 -
  1. Carter G. - Blue
  2. Jacob M. - Super Car

Pack Award Winners -

Commissioner's Cup - Max P., Zombie Bob
Best in Show - Stella F., Running Loose

District's Pinewood Derby -
Our Pack derby winners race this Saturday,March 25th at District's, right here in Wakefield at the Wakefield-Lynnfield UMC, with the hopes of earning a spot at Nationals in New York City.
  • Lions - 9AM
  • Tigers - 10AM
  • Wolves - 11AM
  • Bears - 12PM
  • Webelos 1 - 1PM
  • AOLs - 2PM
Good Luck to all of our scouts racing at District's!

Pack 722 Leadership

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Pack 722 March/April Pack Events

Hello Pack 722,

First, what an exciting Pinewood Derby.  Hope you all had a lot of fun and enjoyed the racing. For our winners, listed below, the excitement continues with the District Pinewood Derby, right here in Wakefield.  An email with more comprehensive Pinewood Derby results including Best of Show will be sent out later this week.

Lion - Carter G.
Tiger - Oliver D.
Wolf - Conor N.
Bear - Colton S.
Webelos - Chance N.
AOL - Christian G.

Upcoming Event Notes:
  • Friday, March 17th - Arrow of Light Crossover - This event is for Webelos and AOL scouts ONLY.  If you do not have a scout that is a Webelos or AOL scout, you do not need to attend this ceremony bridging our oldest scouts from Cub Scouts to BSA Scouts (Troop Level).
  • Saturday, March 25th - District's Pinewood Derby - We will be hosting the District Derby at the UMC here in Wakefield, where the winners earn the opportunity to go to the National Derby in NYC.  Come cheer on our scouts!  Please note that Council is encouraging masks for all attendees.
  • Friday, April 14th, 6:30PM - Pack Meeting - Many of the Webelos and AOL scouts will be off to the Mystic Aquarium for their overnight stay but the rest of the Pack will gather at the Wakefield-Lynnfield UMC to recognize scout achievements and have some fun.  The theme planned for this meeting is taking apart devices to see how they work.
  • Friday, April 14th to Saturday, April 15th - Webelos/AOL Scouts Overnight, Mystic Aquarium
  • Saturday, April 15th, 10AM-1PM - Project Linus (Blanket Making) - Do a Good Turn! Hosted by the UMC, join other scouts from Wakefield to make blankets for Greater Boston Project Linus  The UMC does request an adult:child ratio minimum of 1:3, and also asks that participants bring labeled scissors, lunch, and water.  They are also asking that anyone planning to attend RSVP no later than March 31st.  To RSVP or get more information, scan the QR code.
  • Friday, April 28th to Saturday, April 29th - Lion to Bear Scouts Overnight, EcoTarium Museum of Science & Nature
Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Pack Committee Meeting tomorrow Night

Hi Everyone! 
We had a blast today at the Pinewood Derby! Thanks so much to all who helped make it happen! And thanks to all the Scouts and siblings for all the hard work they put into their cars this year! 

We have a Pack Committee Meeting tomorrow night. This is a great place to come find out more about what makes Scouts happen. There are some great opportunities to help out, and it's a really fun group of folks to work with. I hope you'll consider coming out! 

Where:  6 Hancock Road, Wakefield
When:  7:30pm 

Hope to see you soon! 

2023 Pinewood Derby - 1 Hour Delay

Hello Pack 722,

Due to the expected weather, we are going to delay all scheduled start times by 1 hour.  That means the schedule for race start times now looks like this -

•        AOL 10-11

•     Webelos 11-12

•        Bear 12-12:45

•       Wolf 12:45-1:30

•       Tiger 1:30-2:15

•      Lions 2:15-2:30

•      Family Race 2:30

While you get ready for racing, check out the Best in Den winners and vote for Best in Show. Each scout gets one vote and the poll closes at midnight on Sunday, March 5th. Link to the poll is here -

Safe travels to everyone tomorrow and we hope this schedule change works for everyone. If you are unable to make it to the race or want to share it with friends and family, we will be showing the races via a Zoom meeting at the following link:

Passcode: 722722

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Committee