Family Campout Reminder

Don’t forget to sign up for our July 1-2 Family Campout!  We need RSVPs by this Sunday, June 25.  See our previous post for more details, and contact Mary Anne with questions.

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Year End Parent Gathering Next Week

Parents, please join us for an informal, year end gathering:

  • Wednesday, June 28
  • 7pm
  • Skrine Chops, 7230 West Madison, Forest Park
  • Appetizers and beer or soda on the Pack

We would like to hear your thoughts on what went well/didn’t go well, take suggestions for next year, and talk about some of the changes we are considering.  Parents of scouts who have aged out or are not continuing for other reasons are welcome as well.  Hope to see you Wednesday!

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Pack Bike Ride (plus hotdogs)!

As previously announced, our Pack bike ride is scheduled for Saturday, July 8.  We will meet at the River Forest Library for a 10am start (note this change from the save the date announcement).  Your whole family is welcome!  Bob will lead us on a route around River Forest.  The end point will be the Plywacz house, 243 Park, River Forest, for grilled hotdogs, s’mores, and that promised frozen treat 😉  We are taking a sign up for this to make sure we have enough hotdogs.

If you can’t make both, you are welcome for just the bike ride or just the hotdogs.  We should be at the Plywacz house and have hotdogs ready by 11:30am.

A rain date will be announced.

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Family Campout – Date Change and Details

Due to conflicts in the Plywacz and Zeh schedules, the date of the campout is changed to Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2.  Other things you need to know –

Location – We’ve secured the group campsite at Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park.  This is the site we’ve been at for the last 2 years.  On a Saturday afternoon it is typically an hour drive from River Forest.  Want to participate in the outdoor activities but shudder at the thought of sleeping in a tent?  Have family members who are camping averse?  Make arrangements on your own to “camp” at the park lodge and drive (or walk) to the group site for activities 😉 .  Please note that a parent or guardian must camp overnight with any scout camping overnight.

Time – Arrival and camp set up between 2-3pm Saturday, July 1.  Pack up and departure around 10am Sunday, July 2.

Meals – Tin foil dinners with homemade ice cream in ziplock baggies for dessert and s’mores around the campfire.  Breakfast is still TBD; we are looking at recipes and considering investing in a dutch oven for the Pack.

Activities – Hiking, fishing, field games, campfire cooking, and anything else we can come up with and squeeze into just under 24 hours!  Final schedule will be emailed to participants closer to the campout date.

What to bring – Generally you will need a tent, sleeping bags, pillows, air mattress and/or camping pads, change of clothing (please, long pants and hats to protect from ticks), folding camp chairs, reusable cups for water and/or coffee, sunscreen, bug repellant, any required prescription or OTC medications (including epi-pens or other allergy medication), and parts A & B of the BSA medical form.  A more complete list will be sent to participants closer to the campout date.  No equipment?  No problem!  Contact Mary Anne who can help arrange for you to borrow the necessities 😉

Cost – $15 per person with a $45 max per family.

We are taking RSVPs here by Sunday, June 25.  Don’t put it off.  You won’t want to miss it!


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Memorial Day Parade – Final Info

Just received word that we are #70 in the Memorial Day Parade.  This is the last unit in the parade.  Look for our number to line up along Franklin between Division and Greenfield, behind Willard School.  Please arrive in uniform by 9:30am.  Parade kicks off at 10am.  Parents and sibs are welcome.  If you can’t stay to march with your scout, please check in with Mary Anne before you leave so she knows who she needs to keep track of 😉  See you Monday!

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From the District – Cub Scout Day Camp Reminders

I am sending this email to remind you of our DAY CAMP opportunities for this summer. In the Twin Lakes District we are trying something new this year and merging efforts and resources with the Voyager Trace District. This year’s camp will be at Veterans Park in North Riverside(26th street just west of Harlem Ave.) The camp will run from Friday July 21-23 This is a weekend, but we are trying something new to see if this will generate more interest. Also new this year is that you do not have to sign up for all 3 days. If you can only fit 1 day into your schedule, then come out and have some fun for that 1 day.

Hurry and sign up now, as the costs will rise after June1.

TO register, use the link provided:

Please reach out to Michael Hornung with any questions.

Hope to see a lot of you there this summer.

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Pack Summer Save the Dates

campingPack Family Campout, Saturday June 24 – Sunday, June 25 (tentative).  Location TBD.  Chris is excited to help plan our family campout this year, and hoping to fish 🙂  For those new to the campout, all ages and stages are welcome with parent(s).  No gear?  No worries!  We can help you borrow equipment, and even set up and take down.

Pack Bike Ride, Saturday July 8, 9am (tentative).  Families welcome.  Starting point, ending point, and route are still TBD, but Bob promises a yummy frozen treat at the end for all riders 🙂

Any other summer activities you want to do with the Pack?  Let us know!  We are happy to add to the schedule.

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