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Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade June 1, 2018

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Pack 62 Marching in the 2017 Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade

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Pack 62 Camp Out 2017 September 27, 2017

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       Please join us for the only outdoor camping opportunity for the Pack this year.  This is what scouting is all about!   As parents, you might think that camping outside in October will be cold and uncomfortable (and it probably will be!), but you and your son will love it in the end.  Ask him what he thinks of the idea!
       This camp out is as soft and easy as they get.  Tent camping is encouraged.  It takes place near a large cabin where there are many amenities such as flush toilets, electricity for air mattress pumping, a refrigerator, a stove and more.  For those not game for tent camping, or don’t have one, bunks are available in the Lodge on a first come, first served reservation basis.  But, be aware that this is a Scout camp, so it’s rather “rustic”.  There are 28 vinyl-mattress bunks, generally 8 per room, with some rooms reserved for females (mothers and sons) to the extent possible.  We do our best to accommodate the needs.  You will likely be sleeping in a room with other families.
       The scouts (and their parents!) will enjoy a day of fun activities followed by dinner and evening entertainment (we have projected an outdoor movie for the past 2 years) and will conclude with a campfire.  Breakfast the next morning is also provided, but scouts should either have lunch before arriving, or bring one, on Saturday.  Experienced campers bring their own comfort foods, but must be kept in your car or the cabin, not your tent.  Here are some resources:  cubscoutpack62.wordpress.com/resources/
          The following link is where you need to sign up by Wednesday, October 18.  It provides many details, and includes another link to the Pack website for even more information.  The Pack meeting this month on October 16 will be almost entirely dedicated to providing information on the camp out itself, and outdoor camping in general.  Many experienced campers will be on hand to help you with anything.  Finally, remember that you will be only 2 minutes from your car, which will be only 30 minutes from home, so if you’re REALLY miserable, you can simply drive home…with your Scout!
Camp Out Date:  Saturday, October 21 (1:00 PM arrival for most scouts, 10:00 AM for Webelos and AoLs) to Sunday, October 22, 10:00AM.
     You may arrive any time before 6:00 PM Saturday if necessary, but before 3:00 is preferred.
Location:  TVSR  Treasure Valley Scout Reservation  394 Pleasantdale Rd  Rutland, MA
Area:  Venture Lodge (near the West Lodge)
Providing food, comfort, and safety for roughly 40 scouts will demand the efforts of all adults attending.  So, as you sign up your scout, you will be added to the “Adult Help” list.  This would be for about 2 hours duration each, unless you choose to do more.  This could be meal preparation, chaperoning scout groups with a leader, fire watch, or any other unexpected needs, so please be flexible.  We would appreciate notes about time limitations, such as “I have to leave at 8 AM Sunday” for example, or skills like “I am a chef” so we can adapt accordingly.  We will have a list prior to the event to make adjustments.

New Cub Scout Orientation August 7, 2017

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Save the Date – Cub Scout Pack 62 Orientation Night Sept. 13
Thinking of joining Cub Scouts?
Attend Pack 62’s Roundup Night for boys going into 1st grade!
Wednesday, September 13th from 7:00pm– 8:00pm
American Legion Post #238 (navigate to 1 School St. Shrewsbury)
(corner of Main Street and School Street, Shrewsbury, MA – park cars in Dean Park lot)
Please RSVP to: mailto:pack62shrewsbury@yahoo.com or just show up with your son!
Entire families are welcome to attend.
To Register (Updated Link!)Pack 62 OnlineReg
See our recruitment flyer: 2017 Round Up Flyer v4

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Snore and Roar Overnights January 9, 2017

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The Snore and Roar overnights at the Roger Williams Park and Zoo in Rhode Island are planned for both February 3 and 10.  The medical-information-risk-release-form-2017 and payment checks are due at the next Pack meeting Monday, January 16 (It is Martin Luther King day, no school) 7:00 PM.  If you cannot make the meeting, please make arrangements to submit the forms and payments because we need to submit to the Zoo that week.  Most families will be submitting $75 ($50 for parent, $25 per scout due to Pack subsidy) although in the rare cases of multi-scout families it could be more.  As of January 9, there are 3 slots available on Feb 3, and 8 available on Feb. 10, so room enough for about 5 more families (a parent-scout combo occupies 2 slots).  The SignUpGenius will be honored for reservations with the expectation of payment on Monday, so please remove your entry if your plans have changed.  Given the level of registrations, it appears that we will have 2 nights only, and not a third as described in the sign up page.  All other information can be found here Resources Tab  of the Pack website

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Hockey Scout Night! Jan. 7; $4 pp November 22, 2016

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Join us on Saturday, January 7th at 7:05 PM for Scout Night for only $4 pp. The Holy Cross Crusaders are hosting Niagara University and want to see you in the stands!  This fun night will be capped by an autograph session from members of the Holy Cross Men’s Hockey team.  You can call the box office at 1-844-GOCROSS or visit the link below for tickets.  Bring the whole family, you buy your own tickets.   ***(Promo Code:  SCOUTS)

Link to Tickets    The Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex on Holy Cross campus

 

 

 

Camp out Wrap-up and Look Ahead November 1, 2016

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We hope everyone had fun, and has caught up on their sleep by now!  I think everyone enjoyed the weather, movie, meals and campfire.  It was great to see so many parents contribute help at the event, from set-up to final cleaning!  The Spookoree was not what the District hoped it would be, their planning time was shorter than desired, and staffing did not match the expectation.  However, I’d like to hear your opinions about the camp out, positive or constructive, so we can try to do better.  Please reply mailto:pack62shrewsbury@yahoo.com.

Lost and Found Items will be brought to the Special Pack meeting (see below).  Notable items:  Red Swiss army knife, Gunnip mess kit, Gray patterned jacket with blue hat/gloves, more).  If you need them earlier, please reply.

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Veteran’s Day Observance:  Friday, November 11, 2016, 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM @ World War I Memorial

Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the World War I Memorial in front of Beal School.  Park at Beal or the Library.  At the end, scouts have the privilege of shaking the hands of the veterans and thanking them for their service.  Following the conclusion of the event there will be reception at the Shrewsbury Public Library.  This is one of Mr. Holmlund’s service project options for the Wolves.

Class A Uniforms required (complete with neckerchiefs and belts, with shirts tucked)

Special Pack Meeting:  Sunday, November 13, 1:00 to 2:30 in the Floral Street School lot (outside).

We ride Cubmobiles (wooden gravity powered carts) built by the leadership team in 2014.  Those storing one must bring it to the event.  They are individually stored at parents/leaders homes so please prepare to volunteer and take one home from families whose sons are departing the Pack this spring.  There is at least one in need of a home, and I’ll be happy to help deliver that afternoon with my truck if transportation is a problem.  This is an outdoor event, and access to the school restrooms is unlikely.  We will start with training runs on a mild slope until each cub learns how to steer and brake.  Then, they will be qualified to take on longer, steeper, slopes.

Please bring a bike helmet (or equivalent such as hockey, etc.)

Dress for the weather, including gloves, jackets and hats if they can fit under a helmet.  No uniforms required, class B.

Long pants and closed toe shoes are required, boots preferred.

Camp Out October 29-30, 2016 October 18, 2016

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Hello Pack Families,

Now that we all know a lot more about camping, sign up to join the Pack!  Here is a rough schedule of events.  Please visit the Resource tab for information such as directions and camping instructions

Saturday
10:00          Webelos and AoLs arrive for their special activities
1:00 – 2:30  Tigers, Bears, and Wolves arrive before, pitch tents, and play field games
2:45 – 4:45  Journey to Spookorie (District sponsored Halloween themed activities and games)
5:00 – 6:30  Dinner and dessert
6:30 – 8:30  Outdoor movie, popcorn, hot chocolate
8:30 – 9:30  Campfire at Cub scout ring (songs and skits)
9:30             Prepare for the night
10:00           Lights out for all
Sunday
7:00  Reveille
8:00  Hot breakfast
9:30  Departures
You must visit the SignUpGenius site below to register to attend

Sign Up to Attend

Visit this site to choose adult volunteer activity
Sign Up to Volunteer

Please email questions and requests here:  pack62shrewsbury@yahoo.com

Pack Meeting Monday, Oct. 17 7:00 October 17, 2016

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Battle for the Airfield Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM September 30, 2016

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The Collings Foundation hosts a WWII re-enactment event on Saturday and Sunday of the weekend of Oct. 8 and 9, please see the link.  The property also serves as a museum, and there will be a round-table discussion with WWII veterans, so join the Pack on Saturday morning to experience some of this history.  Note that this is a residential area in Stow and reportedly difficult to find when driving.
This is an optional outdoor Pack family event, so bring anyone who is interested!
  • Saturday, October 8, the event opens at 8:30 AM, so let’s look for each other around 9:00 AM
  • Place:  137 Barton Road Stow, MA
This event is $20 for adults, $10 for children, paid to the Foundation upon arrival.  Or, pre-order online to save $2 each (see the website at the link)
Sound protection devices (Ear plugs, etc.) strongly recommended due to exploding shells.
Scouts wear Class A uniforms and bring folding chairs.  Concession availability unknown, I recommend bringing your own snacks and lunches.

Pack 62 Preparing for Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade Sept. 25, 2016 September 26, 2016

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