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September - a lot to come ...

posted Sep 3, 2017, 7:59 AM by Jason Scoppetto


Hello Pack 22 Families,


It’s hard to believe that the cooler weather is arriving and schools are back in full swing.  That can only mean that another year of exciting Cub Scout Adventures is upon us.  The Pack Committee has been busy planning a lot of fun activities for us all to do this year as we embark on another year of building character through fun, service and learning opportunities.   Thanks to all who came out for Rocket night last week, it was a lot of fun for everyone involved.

 

Our first regular Pack meeting will be held this Friday, September 8th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Camp Mary Bunker across from the old Building 19 location.  Families and friends are welcome to join us for s’mores and campfire fun.  Typically we would park in the old Building 19 parking lot near the gas station and Fran’s Flower shop, however due to the construction you may need to be closer to the main shopping area.  You can then cross N. Main Street (Rt 27) at the cross walk by the gas station and go down the gravel road to the camp.  It is a short walk but it may be good to arrive early to get to the meeting on time.  If anyone needs to park on site for any reason please let me know and I will arrange it.  And don’t forget your chairs or blankets.

 

Pack leaders will be in the Lilja School lobby at Curriculum Night September 13th & 14th to give out information to anyone interested in joining Cub Scouts.  If you know anyone who is interested please ask them to visit us that night or get in touch with me or one of our other leaders.  You don’t have to be in 1st grade to join, so any of your son’s friends can join at any time.

 

Our September Pack Outing will be on Sunday Sept 17th at the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo, also known as The Big MOE. This is held in Sturbridge at the Hamilton Rod & Gun club.  The event introduce young and old to wildlife and the outdoors and features a variety of skills stations, craft tables, and other exhibits relating to wildlife and the outdoors. Activities  include fishing, archery, kayaking, shooting, building a bird box, geocaching, mountain biking, nature arts and crafts. Visit a New England Pioneer encampment, take a peek at live birds of prey and native reptiles, be part of a treestand safety demonstration and get up close and personal at the 4-H petting zoo.  More information about meeting locations and/or carpooling will be provided at the pack meeting, along with the tentative schedule of activities for the rest of the year

 

Thank you all for being a part of our Pack, I hope you’re all looking forward to an exciting year as much as I am.

 

Yours in Scouting,

 

Brian Chviruk

Cubmaster

Pinewood Derby - Register Cars & Volunteer to Help Before the Derby on March 18th

posted Mar 2, 2017, 6:11 PM by Jason Scoppetto

Our annual Pinewood Derby on March 18th is coming soon. Please make sure you register your cars (one for Pinewood Derby car, and one for each Outlaw car) and volunteer to help. Links to the forms are below.

The Tigers will race first and their registration period will be from 11:30-12:00 with the race beginning at 12:15.  We encourage all Scouts to come cheer the Tigers on and participate in the vote for most creative car.  The older scouts will have registration from 12:30-1:00 with racing starting at 1:15.  Jeff provided the car construction rules last month and they are available on the website as well.


Siblings, friends, parents and others are invited to participate and there will be separate divisions for adults and children. People can register multiple cars. This is the time to try out any trick you can think of to make a car go as fast as possible.  The only rules are it must only be powered by gravity and it must fit on the track. The Outlaw Race will begin at 2:00.

Help make this a success - looking for help to setup and teardown, run the Pit Crew, and a few other items to make this event a success.

Pack 22 Revue

posted Feb 4, 2017, 10:40 AM by Jason Scoppetto

Please remember that we have the annual Pack 22 Revue coming up this Monday, February 6 from 6:30-7:30 in the Lilja Cafeteria.  Come celebrate the Patriots’ big win with an evening of funny skits and Cub Scout fun.  Invite your relatives and friends to see what our Scouts have been working on.  The Great Cubini has promised to be there.  The new membership cards for 2017 are in and they will be available for pick up on the table by the door.  The Bear Den will be doing the flag ceremonies


We will once again be “helping other people” by collecting food donations.  The Natick Service Council and A Place to Turn are both participating in a drive over the next couple of weeks to collect food for needy families whose children will be home alone during February break.  They are looking for easy to prepare items that kids would like and can make for themselves.  Some examples include: easy mac-n-cheese, fruit cups, granola bars, Progresso soups, apple sauce, Pirate’s Booty, microwave popcorn, peanut butter, crackers, etc.  As the host Den for the evening, the Bears will be taking the collected items to one of these fine organizations.

The outing to the Nashoba Valley Ski area for snow tubing is just over a week away.  If you are planning to go, please bring your payment to the meeting on Monday.


On March 18th, our annual Pinewood Derby will be held in the Lilja Cafeteria from 11:30-4:00.  The Tigers will race first and their registration period will be from 11:30-12:00 with the race beginning at 12:15.  We encourage all Scouts to come cheer the Tigers on and participate in the vote for most creative car.  The older scouts will have registration from 12:30-1:00 with racing starting at 1:15.  I have attached the car construction rules for this year.


Also, don’t forget about our Outlaw Race.  This is the time to try out any trick you can think of to make a car go as fast as possible.  The only rules are it must only be powered by gravity and it must fit on the track.  Siblings, friends, parents and others are invited to participate and there will be separate divisions for adults and children.  The Outlaw Race will begin at 2:00.


I hope to see you on Monday, Go Pats!


Yours in Scouting,

Jeff Eckelkamp, Cubmaster

January Scouts of the Month

posted Jan 9, 2017, 5:17 PM by Jeff Eckelkamp

The Scouts of the Month for January worked hard and used their heads to complete all the challenges at the Pack 22 Paper Airplane Challenge.  They made planes that sailed far and high and did turns and flips.  Congratulations to Parker P'an, Will Wright, Sam Van Geel, Kenny Wu, Jack Stephens, Keith Sanborn, Kaspar Pilat, Connor Chvruk, and Zach Saloman.

December Scout of the Month

posted Jan 9, 2017, 5:08 PM by Jeff Eckelkamp

Our December Scout of the Month is Tyler Evans.  Tyler worked very hard and pounded the pavement selling the most wreaths and candles in the Pack by far.  Great job Tyler!

Scout of the Month for November

posted Nov 8, 2016, 7:12 PM by Jeff Eckelkamp

November's Scout of the Month worked really hard to "help the Pack go."  Finn Sugden led our Pack by selling over $1,500 worth of popcorn.  Along with some great prizes, Finn earns the esteem of the rest of the Pack.

Scout of the Month for October

posted Nov 8, 2016, 7:08 PM by Jeff Eckelkamp

The Scout of the Month for October was Matthew Blanchard.  Matthew was very Courteous and Kind when he noticed two older people who needed a seat at a restaurant and he urged his family to give their seat away.  Matthew is a great example of the Scout Law in action!

October Event (USS Constitution) Sign-up Available

posted Sep 23, 2016, 3:10 PM by Jason Scoppetto   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 4:32 PM by Jeff Eckelkamp ]

October 16th is fast approaching - and so is our October Pack Event. We've got a fun afternoon starting at Noon (12pm) on October 16thFamily members welcome - bring the entire family and make a day of it in Boston!



Agenda
   - guided program ... which one? come and find out
      - A Sailor’s 
Life for Me? - discover details about the life at sea for new recruits aboard USS Constitution in the early years of the US Navy – the good and

          OR
 the bad
      - Invention Factory
 - running a Ship like Constitution is hard work. Your group will build a complex machine to help make life easier for sailors in 1812
    - tour of the USS Constitution

    - access to the interactive Museum

What you need to know
   Time:
        12pm sharp - come a little early

   How to Get There:
        On your own or you can arrange to car pool with another family / scout - https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/visit/directions-parking/

   Cost:
        $0   (Pack picking up the cost ... sell popcorn!) 

   Food?:
        On your own ... eat something before-hand and eat an early dinner in Boston

   Other Items:
        Picture ID Required For Adults-Only - Please be aware that visitors must pass through a security inspection and show federal or state photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, before embarking on USS Constitution. Scouts / Children under the age of 18 do not require a photo identification card.


Popcorn Fundraiser - 2016

posted Sep 10, 2016, 7:31 AM by Jason Scoppetto

As you all probably know by now we are in the midst of our annual Popcorn Sale fundraiser. Led by our intrepid Popcorn Kernel, Matthew Chase, we hope to top our fundraising from last year. By now you should have received an information packet and order forms in the mail, but if not please contact the Popcorn Kernel, Matthew Chase mkwjchase@gmail.com or if your Scout sold so much you need new forms, let Matthew know. For all the details and more info click the link above or in the left navigation bar, under Pack Links.

The proceeds from the sales go to help Scouting with much of the money coming back to the Pack to help pay for things like Pack dues, awards, supplies and events and hopefully in the future as we get better at this we'll be able to offset the costs of more things like T-Shirts and overnights. There's also prizes for individual Scouts who are top sellers.

There are several ways to sell the popcorn from door to door, or canvassing mom or dad's office, you can even take orders online form distant relatives and friends. You can also help out with a Pack Show and Sell, which is when the Pack organizes a table at a local event or business with the Scouts selling to people coming in and out. 

All the Scouts who participate a particular day split the proceeds for credit toward prizes. In fact we have a couple coming up in the next few weeks. Spaces are limited so please sign up by going to our Popcorn Page and clicking the links on the right side for the date you can make it. And we'll be hosting more over the next few weekends, announcements to follow. You can also set them up yourselves, just be sure to get permission, and let us know so we can post them.

We know it can seem difficult and the cost of the popcorn is high compared to plain old popcorn, but you need to remind everyone you talk to that they aren't really buying popcorn, they are helping to fund a year in Scouting!

Scout of the Month for June

posted Jun 27, 2016, 7:18 PM by Jeff Eckelkamp

Tucker Higgins is our Scout of the Month for June.  Tucker is one of the strongest leaders in our Pack whose dedication to Scouting is impressive.  Tucker very ably represented our Pack at the Memorial Day service even though the parade was rained out.  Great job Tucker.

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