Pack News

Cubs in Support of Troop 719

posted Nov 27, 2018, 6:04 PM by Peter Jacobus

Boy Scout Troop 719 is selling Christmas trees in the Gold's Gym Parking lot and we will be there to help boost their sales! Our cubs will provide hot chocolate, donuts, and snack sticks for sale while customers are looking (and buying!) trees. We will need two cub scouts per time slot. This will be a great opportunity to interact with the Boy Scouts and raise some money for our Pack!

We have four sign-up windows over the next two weekends and can increase the number of windows if more cubs want to sign up!!
Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c49a9ac2ba6ff2-site
Location: Gold's Gym parking lot
1332 Londontown Blvd, Sykesville, MD 21784 



Wreaths Across America, Saturday Dec 15th at Noon

posted Nov 25, 2018, 1:29 PM by Peter Jacobus

Our Pack theme this month is "reverent", and this event will allow our Cubs to explore how to show reverence towards our nation's veterans.  Wreaths Across America is a national event and we will participate at the Baltimore National Ceremony, 5501 Frederick Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228. The ceremony starts at Noon and lasts about a half hour, followed by the wreath laying which also takes about a half hour.  Last year, parking was plentiful but for some required a bit of a walk.  Exiting the cemetery also took a bit of time.Wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery

Caroling at Brinton Woods on Sunday, December 2nd

posted Nov 25, 2018, 1:21 PM by Peter Jacobus

 Our theme for this month is Reverent.  To allow our Scouts to honor our elders, please join us at Brinton Woods Nursing and Rehab Center, 1442 Buckhorn Rd, Winfield, MD 21784 on December 2nd at 2PM.  We will gather to sing carols to the residents and to deliver the Holiday cards that we're making at the Pack meeting on Nov 26th.  Afterward, we'll meet as a Pack for a short awards ceremony.  Facilities_Winfield

Camping Weekend Canceled due to Weather -- Dinner and a Movie Instead

posted Oct 24, 2018, 5:09 PM by Peter Jacobus

Our goal, of course, is to have a safe and great weekend for all of our campers so they'll have a lifelong love for camping. The current weather models say that there is a likelihood of winds of 50-70mph on the coast from VA to Maine, with significant winds and rain inland.  Given that, it's the right answer to cancel the camping weekend and propose an alternative to you, our families, who have blocked off this weekend for our Pack.  The Committee has discussed several alternatives, and the best path ahead is:

First, this weekend: Gather Satuday at 4PM at the Wesley Freedom Youth center (where we normally meet).  Games and activities 'till 5:30PM.  Dinner at 5:30PM (walking tacos and hot dogs, chips, drinks).  Then movie night with popcorn (movie TBD).  After that -- dismissed except for the Lions who will be able to sleep over in the game room in their tents.  There is the possibility that a couple of other families could sleep over, but we'll have limited space due to the need to keep most of the chairs, etc. in place for the church services the next morning.  The Lions **really** want to sleep in their tents, and this seems like a very good way to make that happen.

Second, plan an outing before it gets too cold.  It was mentioned taking a hike in Gettysburg.  We could always do McKeldin, too.  Something to get outside and do the exploration and nature parts of the camping weekend we're missing.

Please let your Den Leader know if you can join us for dinner and a movie night.  We appreciate your flexibility!!!

Fall Camping - Almost Here!

posted Sep 22, 2018, 6:24 PM by Peter Jacobus   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 5:30 PM ]

Fall camping is on October 26-28 at the Patapsco State Park (Hilton area). It's about a 30 min drive from Wesley Freedom UMC, which should allow great flexibility for families to travel to/from the campground.  The area has great hiking, fishing, and exploring right from the campsite and a tire park is close by.

The details and agenda for each day are attached.  Many details -- please look -- each Den has responsibilities,  Please RSVP to your Den Leader this week.  We'll need that to purchase the food and make sure that we have everything we need to have a GREAT weekend!


Several Points:  
  • If you don't have all of the Personal Camping items (see attached), please let your den leader know.  We can help as many of us have extras.
  • Please RSVP soon, as that helps all of us who are planning events and purchasing items.
  • Please fill out the Medical Form, parts A&B (see attached below) and return to your Den Lader before Camping.  All adults and youth participating in camping need a medical for filled out prior to the camping event.
Many thanks to Alysa Simms, the Camping coordinator for helping to pull this all together.  

Links:
- Sign Up Genius for supplies: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c49a9ac2ba6ff2-fall
- Camping news:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/17GKiTjOJ723grGeKX_wiCbenrc5Y3cummnKmAIDRLlg/edit?usp=sharing 

2018 Pushcart Derby

posted Sep 5, 2018, 12:14 PM by Aaron Mais


Pack 719's Pushcart derby is our opening event for the year and takes place on Sunday, September 9th at 2 PM.

Siblings, Grandparents, friends and those interested in scouting are all welcome to attend.

Help Needed: We'll need both volunteers to help set up beforehand (arrive 12:30-1:00) and volunteers to help run events (5 total events). These are very simple events that most of the scouts have done before and will require no previous knowledge on the part of the volunteers, It would be helpful to have a cell phone with a stopwatch on it, as most of the events are timed.

Please let Greg Montgomery (gmonty1234@gmail.com) know if you can be there with your scout and help either set up or run a game.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants - scouts, siblings, anybody who will be riding on a cart - needs to have a bike helmet. You will not be allowed to participate without one.

Refreshments will be served after the derby, while the results are tallied.

Camping information for this weekend's adventure

posted Apr 24, 2018, 6:23 PM by Aaron Mais   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 6:34 PM ]

Attachments:
- Meals and ingredients.  We have tried to accommodate food allergies. Please let me know if you need an alternate meal.
- Packing list.  Please read and bring the appropriate items for your family. As we are being environmentally friendly, PLEASE note that we need each camper to bring their own mess kit (plates, cups, silver/plasticware).
- Itinerary -- a fun weekend and adventures. And, the leaders promise a skit!
- Trail map - detailed trail map of Tuckahoe
- Tuckahoe camping map. Shows where the youth group pavilion is.

Directions: Tuckahoe State Park is located approximately 35 miles east of the Bay Bridge just off MD RT 404, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. On RT 50/301 East, over Bay Bridge, RT 50/301 splits, bear to the right on RT 50. Make a left at the intersection of RT 50 and RT 404. Go approximately 8 miles until you come to the intersection of RT 404 and RT 480. Make a left on RT 480. To your immediate left take Eveland Road. Once on Eveland Road follow directional signs to area of choice.
13070 CROUSE MILL ROAD
QUEEN ANNE, MD  21657
(410) 820-1668

Additional Information:
Traffic: The Bay Bridge boat show is this weekend on Kent Island, right over the Bay Bridge. Please expect traffic to be heavier than normal during boat show hours.

Amenities: We have sites YG2 and YG4. Large, open site (partially- to heavily shaded) to accommodate up to 30 people per site. Sites are primitive and equipped with 3 or 4 picnic tables, a fire ring (with grillplate) and a water spigot within 50 yards of the site.  Ample parking. 

Bathroom Facilities: Bathroom facilities for those camping in the Youth Group Campground are located at the rear of the field near Youth Group Site #4. Youth Group campers are not permitted to use the bathhouses on the neighboring non-electric or electric camping loops.

Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are maintained in the campground from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Firewood Restriction: Due to the potential threat of the emerald ash borer, the importation of personal firewood into all Maryland Department of Natural Resources properties is prohibited.

Emergency and 24-Hour Contact Information: Call 911 for emergency assistance. For 24-hour assistance or to report a violation, call the Natural Resources Police at 1-800-825-7275 or 1-410-260-8888. For park information or assistance call the Duty Ranger at 443-221-8285.

Cub Scout Day Camp Registration is now open

posted Jan 28, 2018, 8:35 AM by Aaron Mais   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 1:44 PM ]

2018's theme is Buccaneers! Adventures on the High Seas

Carroll District Day Camp 2018 - June 25-29, 2018

Pack Fundraising: Norwood Ice Cream & Candy Company

posted Jan 28, 2018, 7:49 AM by Aaron Mais   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 8:11 AM ]

Mark your calendar now for an Ice Cream and Candy Fundraiser at Norwood’s on Main Street in Sykesville which is set for Thursday, February 22nd from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an ice cream snack, take some home for later, or stock up on Wockenfuss candy for Easter.

Cub Master Pat Komiske will be the Guest Scooper from 5:00pm – 6:30pm!

When: Thursday, February 22nd 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Norwood Ice Cream & Candy Company
Address: 7556 Main St, Sykesville, MD 21784

Corn Maze - Lawyers Farm

posted Oct 14, 2014, 2:11 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 8:07 AM by Aaron Mais ]

Lawyers Farm , Thurmont, MD
2013 MazeLawyers Moonlight Maze 
PUMPKIN CANNON! Pumpkin Cannon Target!! Lawyers Moonlight Maze

If you look at he picture VERY carefully you will find 
Where he maze is
What the maze looks like 
and a website

ALSO Pumpkin Cannons

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