Toys for Tots Success 2016

posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:50 PM by Pack 27

On Saturday December 3, 2016 boys from Pack 27 delivered over 120 toys collected in this years 'Toys for Tots' drive.  A special train picked up the Toys in Wykoff manned by many volunteers including U.S. Marine Corps. A service project well done by the pack that will certainly help those children in need of having a brighter Christmas this year.  We would like to thank the Glen Rock/St. Catherine/Academy of Our Lady Community for the support and generosity!  

Pumpkin Picking Hayride w/Cider & Doughnuts

posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:46 PM by Pack 27   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 8:48 PM ]

We reserved our Cub Scout Pack 27 day at Demarest Farms in Hillsdale, NJ on Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 3:40pm.  

WE WILL MEET AT DEMAREST FARMS NO LATER THAN 3:40PM AND NOT AT AOOL. PLEASE GO DIRECT TO THE FARM.  I will be distributing your tickets there, and if you are not on the Hayride by 3:40pm it will leave without you.  

 The event is $5 for all registered scouts (Yearly activity fee of $70.00 must be paid prior to trip). Please see attached flyer for payment for siblings & adults of $10 per.  Each paid attendee will receive a hayride to the pumpkin patch where they will select one ANY size pumpkin to bring home, and after the hayride back to the farmstand they will receive fresh apple cider &  doughnuts.
Please pay ONLINE below no later than Thursday, Oct 21.  I know parent teacher conferences are going on Thurs/Fri until 3pm, if at all possible PLEASE schedule your conferences for Thursday or early Friday.  

Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642


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Lion Den Pilot - Kindergarten Boys

posted Sep 9, 2016, 12:09 PM by Troop 27   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 12:19 PM ]

We Need You!  New this year is a national pilot program to bring Cub Scouting to Kindergarten boys.  This is the Lion Den program, and Pack 27 has been asked to pilot the program for the Northern NJ District.  We need a Den Leader to volunteer to run Den meetings, and the Cubmaster and assigned Boy Scout Den Chief will assist.  Lions will be able to join Pack meetings, and participate on most trips (those that do not have age restrictions).  This is potentially a great opportunity for your son to have a fun time while learning valuable skills.  Please reach out and contact me if you are interested in being a leader.  Details on the program are attached below.

Welcome Cub Scouts - 1st Meeting Sept 9th

posted Sep 1, 2016, 10:15 AM by Peter Hamilton

Welcome all returning and new Cub Scouts to Pack 27 for the 2016-17 School Year!  Our first meeting will be held on Friday, Sept 9th at the Mnsgr. Holmes building from 7pm-8:30pm and we look forward to seeing all of you there!   We have an exciting year of activities planned for you, and here are some highlights:

Overnight Camping
Camping on Wildwood Beach Sept 17-18th, 2016 - Amusement & Monster Truck Rides, and more!
Sleeping aboard the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier in NYC Dec 3-4th, 2016
Overnight at the International Spy Museum in Washington,DC March 11-12th, 2017
Camping at Camp YawPaw in Mahwah April 1&2nd, 2017

Community Service
2016 Toys for Tots Drive with special Toy drop at Santa's train assisted by U.S. Marine Corps.
2017 Scouting for Food - Food drive for local homeless pantries

Pumpkin picking hayride w/apple cider & doughnuts at Demarest Farms Oct 21st, 2016
Free family swim night at the Ridgewood YMCA Pool Jan 7th, 2017
Pinewood Derby Race Day Feb 11, 2017
Blue & Gold Dinner Mar 25th, 2017
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast Apr 9th, 2017
Ocean Fluke Fishing aboard Dorothy B Jun 17th, 2017

If you are looking forwards to a great year of fun you are definitely a member of the right Pack!

Yours in Scouting,
Peter Hamilton
Cubmaster Pack 27 

Beach Jam - Camping on Wildwood Beach Sept 17-18, 2016

posted Sep 1, 2016, 9:33 AM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 9:50 AM ]

Our annual pilgrimage to camp on the beach in Wildwood, NJ takes place this year on Sept 17-18th payment due Sept 15th. As usual Scouts of Pack 27 will head down to Wildwood, NJ Saturday morning and head home Sunday afternoon. Money MUST be in by Noon Thursday, Sept 15th.  The cost of Beach Jam for registered Pack 27 scouts & adults is:

$65 per Scout - Includes rides Sat/Sun, Dinner & Breakfast, Bonfire, and camping on the beach (Pack subsidizes $11 per scout)
$50 per adult - Includes same as above with NO RIDES. $65/w Rides

Adults may purchase a Scout ticket if they want to ride the rides with their scout when applicable. Siblings are welcome for this trip provided they tent with their parent/guardian.  Don't miss one of the best trips of the year, as last years Scouts participated in Monster Truck Rides on THE BEACH (nominal additional cost).

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Meals included are Dinner on Sat, Sept 17th & Breakfast Sun, Sept 18th. 

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Fishing Derby 2016 - Confirmed June 18th

posted Jun 9, 2016, 7:34 AM by Peter Hamilton

Don't miss out on a great day on the ocean for some awesome Father/Son time for a 1/2 day afternoon fishing trip for fluke off the Jersey Shore's Atlantic Highlands via the Dorothy B.  Last year's trip was a blast, and everyone caught something and had a few laughs along the way.  You will NOT get a deal like th
is on your own and this trip will fill up.  Pack 27 Cub Scouts & Troop 27 Boy Scouts are considered Pack 27 Scouts for the discount rate.  All scouts are encouraged to wear their Pack 27 or Troop 27 t-Shirts on the boat. For more details and to reserve on-line please follow the below link:

Liberty Science Center Overnight Apr 9, 2016

posted Feb 24, 2016, 6:42 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 6:44 PM ]

The Pack will be participating in NNJC BSA Liberty Science Center overnight on April 9/10 in Jersey City.  Deposits MUST be received by March 19, 2016 for all interested parties. Space will fill quickly so the so don't miss out!  Costs are $50 per scout, and $60 per adult.  Please see further details & to pay/reserve your spot please visit on our web page:

Pancake Breakfast & Flower Sale March 20, 2016

posted Feb 24, 2016, 6:37 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 6:47 PM ]

Our Annual Pancake Breakfast joint fundraiser with Troop 27 will be held on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 8am-12pm at the Msgr Holmes Building.  Purchase your tickets & flowers online at the link below & also take advantage of our discount of $5.00 off the pancake family price ticket when you order flowers when purchasing your tickets. To order your tickets & Easter Flowers online please visit our website.

Blue & Glod Dinner, Sat March 9, 2016

posted Feb 24, 2016, 6:27 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 6:46 PM ]

Please visit our Blue & Gold site for details and to reserve/pay for your table at the event.  Dinner details on our Website at:

Toys for Tots Drive & Dec 4th Pack meeting

posted Nov 17, 2015, 8:42 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 8:46 PM ]

TOYS for TOTS Drive & Pack Meeting Dec 4, 7pm at Mnsr Holmes Building  - All we have a fun filled evening planned for the boys with movie night for the Polar Express. Popcorn, snacks, drinks and the entire family is invited even siblings!
Also we have a Toys for Tots drive at the school this week - bin in main lobby of AOOL, and we will also have the bin at the Holmes building for the meeting. The toys will be collected and brought to the Wortendyke train staion in Midland Park at 11:10-11:4545am Sat morning on Dec 12, 2015 to hand to Santa & his helpers from the US Marine Corps.  I invite as many scout that are free to attend in uniform to represent the Pack.  This is a great service project for the holidays to help bring joy to those less fortunate.  Please bring in a new unwrapped toy for donation to the meeting or to school during the week. Please see attached flyer formore details.

Boys who join us on Dec 12th to drop off toys, and meet Santa & the Marines will also receive a FREE hotdog complements of the Caboose!  Join us for a worthy cause and good time!

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