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October Pack Meeting - Oct 7-8 w/optional overnight

posted Sep 27, 2017, 9:25 PM by Westford Pack 100   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 9:26 PM ]


Our October Pack Meeting will be held at Stony Brook Conservation Land (aka East Boston Camps(EBC)) on Saturday, October 7th at 3:00 PM. 

This is a family outing with an optional overnight camp-out.  Activities include den-led activities and games, a Bring-Your-Own dinner, a rousing campfire, den skits, making smore's and general mayhem.  Everyone is invited to pitch a tent and the spend the night, but that is not a requirement for attending the outing. 

This is a Class B event (Pack 100 racing shirts). We will hand out Class B shirts to all our new Scouts at the meeting

Enter EBC from Depot Street, and drive to the very top of the hill and park around the field. Click here for a map showing the location more clearly.

Schedule:

Saturday Afternoon (October 7th):
  • Campers Arrive/Setup: 3:00pm
  • Non-campers Arrive: 3:30
  • Opening Ceremonies 4:00-4:30
  • Stations: 4:30-6:00
  • BYO Dinner: 6:00-6:30
  • Campfire/Skits/Smores 6:30-7:30
  • Closing 7:30-8:00
  • Glowstick Mayhem 8:00
  • Non-Camper Departure 8:30
  • Lights out 10:00
Sunday Morning:
  • Wake up and pack up campsite (remember, scouts practice Leave No Trace!).
What To Bring For The Day:

  • Food for dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Folding Chairs
  • Bug Spray
  • Flashlights
  • Outdoor play gear like baseballs, bats, gloves, soccer balls, footballs, etc.
  • Rain gear 
  • Additional Items For The Overnight:
  • Tent/Rain Fly
  • Tarp and/or Canopy
  • Sleeping bag and pad/mattress
    • Contact Pack email address if you need to loan/rent any equipment
  • Pillow
  • Change of clothes
    • Warm Gear - Long pants and sweatshirt
    • Sleep gear -  Something to sleep in
  • Toiletries
    • Towels/washcloth
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Any needed medications
  • Water
  • Snacks/drinks for your scout
    • Please do not keep the food in the tents because of animals
  • Flashlight or lantern

*There are bathroom facilities that will be available for use but please bring toilet paper just in case.


RULES OF CONDUCT

  • Think Safety!
  • Remember, Leave No Trace!
  • No swimming please!
  • Campers, please set up tents around the perimeter of the field. 
  • No playing or roughhousing around the campfire! This also means no throwing things into the fire! Remember, our primary concern is safety, and then fun! 
  • No alcoholic beverages

Fall Hike - Mt. Cardigan, Orange NH - Sept 30th

posted Sep 27, 2017, 9:14 PM by Westford Pack 100

Welcome back, and to our new Scouts, we are glad to have you aboard.  We'll start this new year with a Pack hike to the summit of Mt. Cardigan in Orange, NH on Saturday September 30.  We'll meet at Cardigan State Park at 10:30 AM for a prompt 11:00 AM start.  Family members are welcome to attend, but please note that this is a strenuous hike and might not be appropriate for young siblings.

This is a great opportunity for the Scouts to fulfill some of their rank advancement requirements.  So, read ahead and plan your adventure.

Please bring with you a filled-out permission slip and give it to Bob Lokuta on-site at Mt. Cardigan.  Also, RSVP via this evite link by September 28 so that we can account for all hikers prior to setting off.

See Mt. Cardigan hike info and other trail description at the following web sites for further information about the park and hike.

https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/Cardigan-Mountain-State-Park.aspx

http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/mtcardigan.php

We will ascend via the West Ridge Trail and descend via the South Ridge Trail.  Please note the trail ascends about 1,800 vertical feet which is challenging.  We anticipate the entire hike, with a summit lunch and rest to take over 4 hours to complete.  Hiking boots are highly recommended.  Dress and pack for unexpected weather.  Bring plenty of water and lunch/snacks.

Hope you can attend.  Looking forward to seeing Pack 100 Scouts and family on the summit.

Paper Aviation Pack Meeting - Friday Sept 8th - 7:00 PM

posted Aug 26, 2017, 6:31 AM by Westford Pack 100

When: Friday, September 8th  7:00 PM
Where: Abbot School Cafeteria 
Uniform: Class A 

What: We are excited to kick off another year of Scouting with a Paper Aviation Pack Mtg.  Come join us for a fun night of paper airplanes and rockets!

Anyone interested in Scouts is welcome to join the meeting and learn more about Scouting.  So invite your friends!

End of Year Cookout/Graduation - Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

posted Jun 2, 2017, 6:20 AM by Westford Pack 100

Hello Pack 100 families,

Get ready for the grand finale. 

Our last pack meeting will be held, rain or shine, June 3rd - 4th at Camp Forty Acres in Wilmington MA .  We will have a family cookout and the Scouts will graduate into their new rank.  There will be an optional overnight camp out.

This is a Class A uniform event. Look sharp!

Everyone is encouraged to attend this whole-family event as we plan to celebrate our Scout’s accomplishments, recognize their hard work, reflect on an amazing year, relax and have fun! We will be having a cookout, games, awards ceremony, and campfire with s’mores. Those of you so inclined are invited to pitch a tent and spend the night, but it is not a requirement for attending the cookout.

The Tigers and their families are working hard on making this event a fun filled evening for all. However, we will need everyone’s help to make that happen

We are asking everyone who can to volunteer to bring food and/or help out at the event. To help keep track of our needs, we have again created a webpage where volunteers can sign up to contribute. The webpage can be found at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4eafab29a2f49-june1

Please take a minute to review our needs and sign up where you can.

Directions:

This is a new venue from past years so please plan accordingly. Camp Forty Acres is located at 430 Andover St, Wilmington, MA 01887. From interstate 93, take exit 41 Route 125 Wilmington/Andover. At the ramp go east/north towards Andover. You will go through two sets of lights. Continue down to the third set of lights where you will turn left onto Andover St. Exactly one and a third miles you will see a sign on your left side that says Camp Forty Acres. We will also bring a sign marking the entrance


Bringing Food:

If you offer to bring a food item, please be specific in the comments to help us avoid too many duplicate items.

Each dish made should serve 8-10 people, be labeled to indicate any known allergens contained in the ingredients, and be delivered to camp by 4:30 pm so that our set-up crew can prepare for dinner.

Also, please remember to put your name on any dishes, bowls, trays, serving pieces, etc. so they can be returned to you at the end of the night. We also ask that you take care to ensure extra food not be left at the camp overnight.  Leftovers and/or trash will be sent home with families who are not staying overnight.

 Helping Out:

In order to make this last event of the year a real success we need as many hands on deck as possible. Please click on the link above to see descriptions of what needs to be done and the approximate time volunteers will be needed.

The Schedule:

Saturday Afternoon (June 3rd):

3:00 pm:  Arrival Time (for set up crew and campers—to set up tents for staying overnight)

3:30 -3:45 pm:  Arrival Time for those not staying overnight

4:00-4:30 pm:  Service Project at Camp Area - TBD

4:30-5:30 pm:  Games/Sports/Activities on field; 

       5:00 pm:  Cooking crew begins cooking

5:30-6:30 pm:  Dinner/social time

6:15-7:00 pm:  Dinner clean up

7:00-7:15 pm:  Opening Ceremony (Tiger Dens) and Announcements

7:15-8:00 pm:  Pack Meeting and Rank Crossovers (Awards and Graduation)/Closing Ceremony

8:00-8:30 pm:  S’mores and campfire

8:30 pm:  Scouts and families not camping depart (stay longer if you’d like!)

10:00pm:  Lights out


Sunday Morning:

Wake up and pack up campsite (remember, scouts practice “Leave No Trace!”).  Depending on interest, those in attendance may organize a small hike before departing.

 

What To Bring For The Cookout:

  • Folding Chairs
  • Bug Spray
  • Flashlights
  • Outdoor play gear like baseballs, bats, gloves, soccer balls, footballs, etc.
  • Rain gear 

 Additional Items For The Overnight:

  • Tent/Rain Fly
    • can be rented at Eastern Mountain Sports in Nashua for around $25/night
  • Sleeping bag and pad/mattress
    • can also be rented from Eastern Mountain Sports in Nashua
  • Tarp and/or Canopy
  • Pillow
  • Change of clothes
    • Warm Gear - Long pants and sweatshirt
    • Sleep gear – Something to sleep in.
  • Toiletries
    • Towels/washcloth
    • soap
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • deodorant
    • Any needed medications.
  • Water
  • Snacks/drinks for your scout
    • Please do not keep the food in the tents because of animals
  • Flashlight or lantern

 

*There are bathroom facilities that will be available for use but please bring toilet paper just in case.


RULES OF CONDUCT

  • Think Safety!
  • Remember, Leave No Trace!
  • No swimming please!
  • Campers, please setup tents around the perimeter of the field
  • Parking is limited and we may have to park along the entrance road.  You will be directed on where to park
  • No playing or roughhousing around the campfire!  This also means no throwing things into the fire!  Remember, our primary concern is safety, and then fun!
  • No alcoholic beverages.

Pack 100 Blue & Gold Banquet – Saturday, March 4th, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

posted Mar 1, 2017, 6:20 AM by Westford Pack 100


Scouts and their families are invited to join us as we celebrate our Scout’s accomplishments along with the birthday of Scouting (which is actually Feb 8th). The boys work hard all year and we look forward to watching them receive their rank. Each den will also be performing a special skit or song for everyone. 

When:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Where:
Blanchard Middle School
14 West St
Westford, MA 01886

Program:

4:00 pm
  • Doors open. Raffle tickets available: 2 tickets for $1.00 or 20 tickets for $5.00.
4:30 pm
  • Opening Ceremony in Auditorium, Den Awards and Skits.
6:00 pm
  • Dinner and dessert served in Cafeteria.
6:45 pm
  • Raffle prize winning numbers will be posted during dinner. Prizes may be picked up in the hall as you leave.
Menu:
  • Salad
  • Bread Rolls
  • Butter Ziti, Baked Ziti, Chicken, Broccoli & Ziti
  • Dessert
Donations:
Donations (cash & canned) will be collected for the Westford Food Pantry in lieu of a meal fee

RSVP:
We need you to RSVP to an Evite that was sent out on February 26th. Please email Jim Mallon if you did not receive the Evite or have any questions.

Scout Sunday - Sunday February 5th @ 9 AM

posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:15 PM by Westford Pack 100

Pack 100,

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Westford (107 North Main Street) has issued an open invitation to all scouts (you don't need to be parishioner of St. Catherine's) in town to attend their Scout Sunday Mass Service this Sunday, February 5th, at 9 am.

The church will be celebrating scouting and following the service coffee and donuts will be offered in the Parish Hall. There will be an opportunity for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to share their scouting journey with others if they wish to do so. Also you are asked to kindly consider bringing a donation for the Westford Food Pantry as an offering.

This is not a solicitation to join the church or a general request to attend the service. It's just a reminder to those Pack members who may not have known about Scout Day.

Thanks, 
Pack 100 Committee

February Pack Meeting - STEM Night - Friday Feb 3rd - 7:00 PM

posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:12 PM by Westford Pack 100

This month's pack meeting is sure to be fun!  Our friends from Empow Studios will be on hand to run a Stop Motion Animation workshop for the Scouts.

Scouts will break up into small teams of 3 to develop a story idea, build a Lego model background set, and film a short video.  Videos will be shared with the Pack and distributed at a later time.  We're looking forward to what everyone creates and we hope to see you there!  

Friday February 3rd @ 7 PM in the Abbot Cafeteria

Reminders:

Blue and Gold raffle items needed - We are still collecting raffle items, gently used toys, games, puzzles, DVD’s etc. for the Blue and Gold raffle. No stuffed animals please.

January Pack Meeting - 1/6 & 1/7 Pinewood Derby

posted Dec 9, 2016, 6:40 PM by Westford Pack 100   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 7:47 AM ]

Back by popular demand...
 
The Pinewood derby is one of the premiere events for the pack.  This year's Pinewood Derby weigh-in is scheduled for Friday, January 6th at 7:00-8:00 PM in the Abbot cafeteria.  Cars will be inspected, weighed and impounded!  Race day is Saturday, January 7th at 9:00 AM also in the Abbot cafeteria.
 
You all should have received your car kit by now. If not please check with your den leader.
 
There are many online resources that will provide building tips.  The below You Tube search link has videos that explain the basic process without getting too technical.
 
Please find the rules located on this page .  This is important to qualify in the Pack race as well as should your car be eligible to go to the district finals, these rules MUST be adhered to in order to avoid disqualification and disappointment!
 
This year we will NOT be having an photographer – parents/family – please feel free to bring your camera for in race shots as well as a pose at the end of your Scout with their trophy!
 
VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE HAVE YOUR SCOUT NAME THEIR CAR AND SEND TO THEIR DEN LEADER NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2016!
 
Thanks,
Den 2, PWD Committee

October Pack Outing - New England Air Museum Overnight - Oct 22-23

posted Sep 27, 2016, 7:22 PM by Westford Pack 100

Our October Pack Outing will be overnight full of fun at New England Air Museum including climb-aboard open cockpit experiences, Build & Fly Challenges, Flight Science Demonstrations, and more! File:NEAM.JPG

The overnight will run from 5:30 PM Oct 22nd through 9:00 AM Oct 23rd and will include an evening snack and hot breakfast for all participants, as well as a commemorative patch for all Scouts. 

Overnight fees are $55 per person.  Please send a check made out to "Pack 100" along with a completed permission slip (see below) and program release form (see below) to: Amy Johnson 7 Hawthorne Ave Westford, MA You can mail the forms, drop these forms in my mail box, or bring them to the October Pack Meeting. 

Check out the NEAM website for additional information.

October Pack Meeting 10/1-10/2 w/optional overnight

posted Sep 18, 2016, 8:07 AM by Westford Pack 100   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 1:55 PM ]

Our October Pack Meeting will be held at East Boston Camps on Saturday, October 1st at 3:00 PM

This is a family outing with an optional overnight camp-out.  Activities include den-led activities and games, a Bring-Your-Own dinner, a rousing campfire, den skits, making smore's and general mayhem.  Everyone is invited to pitch a tent and the spend the night, but that is not a requirement for attending the outing. 

This is a Class B event (Pack 100 racing shirts). We will hand out Class B shirts to all our new Scouts at the meeting

► Enter EBC from Depot Street, and drive to the very top of the hill and park around the field. Click here for a map showing the location more clearly.












Schedule:

Saturday Afternoon (October 1st):
  • Campers Arrive/Setup: 3:00pm
  • Non-campers Arrive: 3:30
  • Opening Ceremonies 4:00-4:30
  • Stations: 4:30-6:00
  • BYO Dinner: 6:00-6:30
  • Campfire/Skits/Smores 6:30-7:30
  • Closing 7:30-8:00
  • Glowstick Mayhem 8:00
  • Non-Camper Departure 8:30
  • Lights out 10:00
Sunday Morning:
  • Wake up and pack up campsite (remember, scouts practice “Leave No Trace!”).
What To Bring For The Day:

  • Food for dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Folding Chairs
  • Bug Spray
  • Flashlights
  • Outdoor play gear like baseballs, bats, gloves, soccer balls, footballs, etc.
  • Rain gear 
Additional Items For The Overnight:
  • Tent/Rain Fly
  • Tarp and/or Canopy
  • Sleeping bag and pad/mattress
    • Can be rented from Eastern Mountain Sports in Nashua
  • Pillow
  • Change of clothes
    • Warm Gear - Long pants and sweatshirt
    • Sleep gear – Something to sleep in
  • Toiletries
    • Towels/washcloth
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Any needed medications
  • Water
  • Snacks/drinks for your scout
    • Please do not keep the food in the tents because of animals
  • Flashlight or lantern

*There are bathroom facilities that will be available for use but please bring toilet paper just in case.


RULES OF CONDUCT

  • Think Safety!
  • Remember, Leave No Trace!
  • No swimming please!
  • Campers, please set up tents around the perimeter of the field. 
  • No playing or roughhousing around the campfire! This also means no throwing things into the fire! Remember, our primary concern is safety, and then fun! 
  • No alcoholic beverages

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