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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.
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