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. 

YIS,
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

 Email: cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com |  Website: www.pack722wakefield.com | Google Calendar:

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. 

 

Thanks


 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*** ...as 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...
 FLEECE PICK - UP
 SCHEDULE:  a FLEECE PICK UP Appointment
 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.
OR
 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:  https://carrier.zoom.us/j/97655581654?pwd=SnpSNFJwN2pBMXU5Y0lXdS91QTlTdz09

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!

YIS,
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.

Winners:
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.
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  • 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! 
~Brad 

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 -

https://forms.gle/SbJGnE14pRGzTVAk9


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


Friday, March 3, 2023

Pinewood Derby Check-In - TONIGHT!

Hello Pack 722,

Weigh In - Friday, March 3rd - 6-8:00PM @ Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church (No Early Check-Ins)

To help keep things moving and hopefully not get too big of a queue, we are assigning time slots by rank for check-in.  If you have multiple scouts, feel free to come to just one of the time slots for one of your scouts with your whole crew. Prior to arriving, please write your scout's name, den #, and the year (2023) on the bottom of the car with a sharpie/marker. Additionally, have your scout choose a name for their car!


Lions/Tigers: 6:00

Wolf: 6:20

Bear: 6:45

Webelos: 7:05

AOL: 7:30


Den Numbers (For Reference)

LIONS - Den #4

TIGERS - Den #3

WOLVES - DEN #2

BEARS - DEN #1

WEBELOS - DEN #7

AOLs - DEN #5 (Mr. Ellis, Boys) / DEN #8 (Mrs. Wagner) / DEN #14 (Mrs. Ellis, Girls)


NOTICE: The Pack Committee is keeping an eye on the weather forecast. We will have a decision by check-in tonight on if we are proceeding with the derby as scheduled OR if there will be a delay to the start time. We are going to do our best to make sure everyone can travel safely to and from the derby, including folks arriving early to complete set-up and get everything ready for the day, while hopefully not changing the schedule drastically.


ALSO: REMINDER that payment for the upcoming overnights is due today at check-in. Both overnights have been opened up to siblings and adults in the families of the scouts, per the ranks listed below.


EcoTarium - (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear Ranks) - https://forms.gle/wHHfNogaSKo8xdfF6 

Mystic Aquarium - (Webelos, Arrow of Light Ranks) - https://forms.gle/LbJrSAyPzE8n5LVz7


Yours in Scouting,

Pack 722 Committee

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Fwd: Pinewood Derby Events


Hello Pack 722,



Weigh In - Friday, March 3rd - 6-8:00PM @ Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church (No Early Check-Ins)

To help keep things moving and hopefully not get too big of a queue, we are assigning time slots by rank for check-in.  If you have multiple scouts, feel free to come to just one of the time slots for one of your scouts with your whole crew. Prior to arriving, please write your scout's name, den #, and the year (2023) on the bottom of the car with a sharpie/marker. Additionally, have your scout choose a name for their car!


Lions/Tigers: 6:00

Wolf: 6:20

Bear: 6:45

Webelos: 7:05

AOL: 7:30


All family cars must be checked on Friday night as well. No cars will be allowed to be checked in on Saturday, March 4th (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 AND who you trust to modify the car if it does not pass inspection initially.  No uniforms are required for check-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.  

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 5th. 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 - Saturday, March 4th @ Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church

Our race will be in person and virtual this year. Class A uniforms are required for scouts attending the race. The link for the virtual presentation of the races will be sent out during the week leading up to the derby for you to share with your family and friends that might want to watch from near or afar.

Races are held by rank. We encourage scouts to come a bit early and watch the races ahead of their race. Even if you cannot attend derby 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 1:15-1:30

•      Family Race 1:30


Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Quick Note: Pre-Race Day Car Workshop this Wed, 3/1 at 630pm

Scouts and Parents,

Just a quick note if anyone needs final assistance with your car, please stop by the First Parish Congregational Church this Wednesday 3/1 at 6:30-8:00pm.
A small group of pack leaders and tools will be ready, see below. 

Best and on behalf of:
Geoff, Jim, Eric, Andrew







Pack Sledding Day - it’s a go!

Hey all! I just had our oldest run over to Doyle and try a run this morning. It is packed pretty good, with a bit of powder on top… and most importantly it was fast!! Even though it's a bit thin, he thought it was fun. So, I say it's a go! Nothing too fancy… everyone just show up with a sled, or tube, or whatever you want to go down the hill onπŸ˜€

Doyle Early Childhood Center
(781) 246-6420

We'll say 1-2pm, but, of course you can be there for as long as you're having fun. You can park along the sidewalk, or in the lot… typically parking is a non-issue. 

Have a blast!!
Brad


Saturday, February 25, 2023

Pack Sledding Day

Hey all! Just wanted to send a quick email about sledding tomorrow. It doesn't look like stellar conditions on the ground at Doyle. It's thin, and pretty icy. Which, on one hand is great for speed. But less great when you bail off the sled πŸ˜€I'll send an email to confirm tomorrow, but it doesn't look really likely. 

Based on the weather for tomorrow,  the best chance I think will be 1-2pm is going to be the best window to get it in. It could allow for some accumulation to happen (1-3 inches). 

I'll send out the final word in the morning. 

-Brad 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Fwd: Cub Scout Resident Camp (Current Lions through Webelos)

One more week to sign up for Summer Camp at the early bird discount.  $100 deposits are due at the Derby Check In.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 6:55 AM
Subject: Cub Scout Resident Camp (Current Lions through Webelos)
To: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


Hi Everyone,

I have some summer camp updates to share, but the most important is to register your interest by Feb 28th: https://forms.gle/pWynAzxd3kLsZxFv6

We have until March 31st to register for the early bird discount and want to know how many kids are going to coordinate adult coverage.

What: 4 nights of Overnight Scout Camp (*optional 5th night for current 4th graders)
When: July 16th to 20th (Sunday around noon - Thursday around dinner)
Where: Camp Carpenter - Manchester, NH (less than an hour)
Who: All scouts not moving up to the troop in April. Kids that are graduating kindergarten this year (Lions) will be moving up to Tigers next year and can go with a parent for a discounted joint rate.
Cost: $530 per scout (before 3/15, $550 after). $230 per adult. Tiger pair is $680 for a tiger scout + adult.

Adult Leadership - Myself, Mike Festa, and James Maier went last year and will be running the trip this year. We are looking for additional parents that would like to join us for the week. Please let me know if you are interested. The total number of adults will be based on the number of scouts and should be around 1 per 4 scouts, not including tiger parents. If you would like to come, but cannot stay the entire week, we are allowed to rotate out adults and can coordinate as we get closer.

Fwd: Amazing Overnight Experience Opportunities

Just a reminder, we have one week left for sign ups.  Money is due at the Derby check in.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 11, 2023 at 9:44 AM
Subject: Amazing Overnight Experience Opportunities
To: CubScout PackSevenTwoTwo <cubscoutpack722wakefield@gmail.com>


Good Morning Pack!

Our committee has been able to reserve amazing overnight scout experiences for you to attend.  Due to the size of our Pack and the programming provided, we have broken out the 2 events by level of scout.

For our LIONS, TIGERS, WOLVES AND BEARS: 


The Ecotarium museum of science and nature is in Worcester, MA.  We have reserved an overnight experience for our Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear scouts on April 28, 2023. At this time, we are only opening it up to only scouts and 1 adult per family.  Please respond by 2/26 so that we can determine if we can open it up to additional family members before payment is due. For registration and more information please click here:https://forms.gle/wHHfNogaSKo8xdfF6  


For out WEBELOS AND AOL'S:



Mystic Aquarium is a living museum in Mystic, CT.  We have reserved an overnight experience for our Webelos (4th grade) and AOL (5th grade) scouts on April 14, 2023.  The AOL scouts will have crossed over to the Troop by this point, but are still available to attend this event. At this time, we are only opening it up to only scouts and 1 adult per family.  Please respond by 2/26 so that we can determine if we can open it up to additional family members before payment is due.  For registration and more information please click here:https://forms.gle/LbJrSAyPzE8n5LVz7


We hope your families can join us!

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Pinewood Derby Events

Scouts . . . Start Your Engines!!! Derby Day is Fast Approaching!


Hello Pack 722,



Pre-Race Day Car Workshop - Wednesday, March 1st - 6:30-8:00PM @ First Parish Congregational Church in the Basement

Once again this year, we are offering an evening to get some help finishing off your cars in regards to attaching the wheels and getting the car to weight. No painting at this workshop. A few scout leaders with years of experience working on these cars will be on hand to offer their advice and provide some tools/jigs to help get your cars ready for race day. Please note the location above - the stone church by the lake!


Additionally, the owner of Hobby Bunker on Albion Street in Wakefield has reached out to the Pack and graciously offered a 20% discount for any of your pinewood derby painting needs. Please support our local Wakefield businesses!


Weigh In - Friday, March 3rd - 6-8:00PM @ Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church (No Early Check-Ins)

To help keep things moving and hopefully not get too big of a queue, we are assigning time slots by rank for check-in.  If you have multiple scouts, feel free to come to just one of the time slots for one of your scouts with your whole crew. Prior to arriving, please write your scout's name, den #, and the year (2023) on the bottom of the car with a sharpie/marker. Additionally, have your scout choose a name for their car!


Lions/Tigers: 6:00

Wolf: 6:20

Bear: 6:45

Webelos: 7:05

AOL: 7:30


All family cars must be checked on Friday night as well. No cars will be allowed to be checked in on Saturday, March 4th (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 AND who you trust to modify the car if it does not pass inspection initially.  No uniforms are required for check-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.  

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 5th. 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 - Saturday, March 4th @ Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church

Our race will be in person and virtual this year. Class A uniforms are required for scouts attending the race. The link for the virtual presentation of the races will be sent out during the week leading up to the derby for you to share with your family and friends that might want to watch from near or afar.

Races are held by rank. We encourage scouts to come a bit early and watch the races ahead of their race. Even if you cannot attend derby 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 1:15-1:30

•      Family Race 1:30


Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership