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2016 Pinewood Derby

posted Jan 18, 2016, 10:54 AM by Bret Musser

On January 17, 2016, Pack 83 held its annual Pinewood Derby!  This year was larger and more exciting than ever.  The Scouts presented a wide variety of car designs, with designs inspired by Minecraft, Star Wars, racecars, and even school!  Please enjoy the following photos from the Derby.

If you have photos to contribute, please check your email for a link where you can upload your photos.

2015 Pinewood Derby Photos

posted Jan 25, 2015, 3:14 PM by Bret Musser

Photos from the 2015 Pinewood Derby are posted below.  If you have photos that you would like to add, please contact Bret.

Veteran's Day Mass

posted Nov 22, 2014, 9:52 AM by Bret Musser   [ updated Nov 22, 2014, 9:53 AM ]

On Sunday, November 9, the Scouts honored Veterans and the annual Veteran's Day mass at St Theresa's Church.

Cubelos camping trip

posted Nov 1, 2014, 11:39 AM by Bret Musser

On the weekend of October 25-26, the Scouts of Pack 83 camped at Mount Allamuchy Boy Scout Reservation for the Fall Cubelos camping.  This year's theme was Pirates.  The Pack built a pirate ship as a target for slingshots, and also ran the bottle rockets.  

Here are some photos from the event.  Enjoy!

Get the Pack 83 calendar on your iPhone!!

posted Oct 5, 2014, 4:58 PM by Bret Musser

Have an iPhone?   Then you can add the Pack 83 calendar to your phone's calendar app! This will allow you to view the Pack 83 calendar from your phone at any time, and have it updated immediately as changes are made to it.   This should work on any iPhone sold since 2010, and takes less than 5 minutes to set up.  

First, copy the following link:

Second, go into settings and then into mail settings and then add a
new account. You should see the following screen.

Scroll down and click "Other" at the bottom of the list.  You will see the following screen:

Click "Add Subscribed Calendar" to see the following screen:

Paste the link you copied from above into this page and click "Next."  If all goes well, the following page will appear:

Click "Save" and you're done!  Now go into your Calendar app and you should see the Pack 83 calendar appear side-by-side with your own calendar.  If you want to hide the Pack calendar, click on the "Calendars" button on the top-left corner of the iPhone screen where you can show/hide all of the calendars your iPhone has access to.  

Have an Android or other phone? It should work on other platforms.  If you get it to work, 
please email Bret the instructions and he can post them as well. 

If you have any questions, please talk to Bret at one of the Pack meetings.  

Pay online!

posted Oct 5, 2014, 4:57 PM by Bret Musser

You can pay for your annual dues, Boy's Life subscription, and your Cubelos Camping fees online at the Pack 83 web store, located at

Pack 83 "Trading Post"

posted Oct 5, 2014, 4:55 PM by Bret Musser

Have leftover Scout gear?  Want to give/swap/sell to another Pack member?  Post it on the Pack 83 Trading Post.  

List of available gear:

Link to submit items:

After swapping gear, email Bret to have the item removed from the list.

Blue and Gold Dinner

posted Mar 6, 2014, 8:01 PM by Bret Musser

On February 23, Pack 83 celebrated its annual Blue and Gold dinner.  Each den performed skits before the awards ceremony.  Photos from the banquet are attached.

Webelos Klondike Derby

posted Feb 11, 2014, 6:48 PM by Bret Musser

The Webelos participated in the annual Klondike Derby, held at the Watchung Reservation, on February 8.  

Religious Emblems

posted Feb 11, 2014, 6:37 PM by Bret Musser

Four Cubs from Pack 83 received their religious emblems on Sunday, February 9, at the Cathedral Basicila in Newark, NJ.  

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