2022 Pack Hike May 28

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What: Spring Hike!

When: Saturday, May 28, 2 pm

WhereSwallow Cliff Woods – South. We will meet near the parking lot to hike as a Pack! 

Who: All Cub Scouts, Parents, and Siblings

Why: To enjoy the woods on a Spring day   

Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking Quick List

  1. First Aid Kit
  2. Water Bottle
  3. Flashlight
  4. Trail Food
  5. Sun Protection
  6. Whistle (packed away for emergencies only)

2022 Advancement Ceremony

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When: Tuesday, 5/10, 7pm-8pm

Where: Riverside Presbyterian Church (outside on the lawn)

What to Bring: Items to pass on to other Scouts and adult chairs

This Tuesday, 5/10 is our Advancement Ceremony. The weather will be beautiful, so we will be outside on the lawn of Riverside Presbyterian Church. Please come in full uniform and be sure to bring your neckerchief, slide, hat, handbook, and anything else you would like to pass on to another scout. A Scout is Thrifty!

Adults, please bring a chair to sit on. Scouts will sit on the ground with their Den.
We will be serving refreshments at the conclusion of the Ceremony.

Stay tuned for more information on next Tuesday’s Advancement Ceremony! Please note the following:

  • We need parent volunteers for our Pack’s summer events! We are hoping that each family will have a parent sign up for one of the slots on this sign up sheet.
  • All receipts from the 2021-2022 program year MUST be given to the Pack Treasurer at the Advancement Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10th. We are unable to reimburse any expenses for the 2021-2022 program year after that deadline.
  • Our Google Calendar is up and running again, so please check it out! We want you to join all the Scouting fun this summer!!!

2022 Council Events

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Riverside Pack 24 is part of the Pathway to Adventure Council. If you would like to receive their bimonthly newsletter, you can subscribe by entering your email address at the bottom of their homepage. When you receive their bimonthly emails you can be among the first to learn about council-sponsored events.

For example…

This THURSDAY, 4/21 is Scout Night at the Cubs game! The weather looks great, and you can still purchase tickets for your Scout and the rest of your family here: www.cubs.com/specials

2022 April Pack Meeting

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What: Special Pack Meeting / Parent Training

When: Tuesday 4/12 6:30-8 pm (note earlier than usual start time)

Where: Riverside Presbyterian Church (116 Barrypoint Road). Scouts downstairs in the social hall. Parents upstairs in the Parlor.

Bring: A Crayola Style marker of your favorite color

The Pack meeting will feature Songs, Awards, and a special Paper Airplane Derby!

Each scout should bring a Crayola style marker of your favorite color to put their name on / decorate their airplane (paper will be provided)

Parents: A special opportunity for you too! All Adults who attend Camp Tecumseh this year should be Youth Protection Trained. We will be offering live, in-person training during the pack meeting. The class will be presented by a special guest speaker from our Pathway to Adventure Council. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

2022 Camp Tecumseh Registration

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Get ready to enjoy the awesome activities this camp has to offer: climbing, epic slides, horseback riding, marksmanship, waterfront fun and campfires! Pack 24 has reserved a total of 65 spots for Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1. Camp Tecumseh is in Brookston, Indiana which is north of Lafayette and approximately a two-hour drive from the Riverside area. Camp Tecumseh is one hour ahead of Riverside, so please plan your travel accordingly.  Registration is now open FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!

Some key points to keep in mind include:

  • We are asking ALL adults to complete Youth Protection Training (YPT) prior to this trip. YPT can be completed in person during our April Pack Meeting (Tues, 4/12, 6:30-8:00 pm at RPC) or online at https://my.scouting.org/ (You will need to create a free account at that website and PRINT the certificate that they provide at the end of the training.)
  • Our accommodations will be four bunkhouse-style cabins, which will each sleep 14 individuals.  Each will have indoor plumbing, showers and heat. Each bunk bed has an electric outlet and a shelf for personal belongings. We will group everyone by family.  We will have a Father’s Cabin, Mother’s Cabin & Family Cabin!
  • Each family will have the option to stay either two nights (Friday & Saturday) or just for Saturday.  Everyone has to check out by 12 pm ET on Sunday.
    • For the two-night option, check-in on Friday is after 4:30 pm ET and includes four meals beginning with breakfast on Saturday.  The cost is $105 per person. Note – there are no activities or food available on Friday night. You may want to pack a picnic and bring some games.
    • For the one-night option, check-in is Saturday morning after 9 am ET and includes three meals beginning with lunch on Saturday.  The cost is $76 per person.
    • If you have not been to Tecumseh and are trying to decide between one night or two nights, we would recommend arriving on Friday night ONLY IF you are able to get to the camp before 9:00 pm EST (Tecumseh is one hour ahead of Chicago and the registration desk closes early). It is hard to find the camp in the dark, and even harder to find your cabin if you miss registration and are unfamiliar with the camp. If you are unable to reach Tecumseh by 8:00 pm CST/9:00 pm EST – we recommend you only sign-up for Saturday and arrive early Saturday morning.   There will be no Pack 24 representative at the camp to help you find your way on Friday night if you arrive after 9:00 pm CST.
  • There is an extra fee for horseback riding ($10 for a 40-minute trail ride), the rifle range ($1 for ten shots), or candle making ($2 per person).  You can only register for these activities in person when you arrive at camp. There is not a set of scheduled activities for our group, so people can choose to spend their time at the waterfront, climbing, sliding, or doing whatever is the most fun. 

Here is the general schedule for the weekend (keep in mind they are one hour ahead of Riverside time):

  • Friday (if you are planning on two nights)
    • 4:30-9:00 pm Check-In (Non-staffed program areas are available during check-in hours; no food is available.)
  • Saturday
    • 7:00 am Rise & Shine!
    • 8:00 am Breakfast (For campers who stayed Friday night)
    • 9:00-11:45 am *Program Areas & Trading Post Open
    • 12:00 pm Lunch
    • 1:00-5:00 pm *Program Areas & Trading Post Open
    • 5:30 pm Dinner
    • 7:30 pm Campfire – Join us for songs, skits, & stories led by camp staff.
  • Sunday
    • 7:00 am Rise & Shine!
    • 8:00 am Breakfast
    • 9:00 am-12:00 pm *Program Areas & Trading Post Open

If you’re ready for this adventure, then register below. Registration will close on or before April 18th when all spots are filled.

Registration for 2022 Camp Tecumseh is now closed.

Pack Calendar

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UPDATE: This post has been replaced with the new Google Calendar! Please see the calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Here is a list of our upcoming events! We will update this post with any changes until we get the Google Calendar fixed. Meetings/events for adult leaders are in italics.

Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 pm: Tune in to Riverside TV as the Village Trustees honor our Pack for our 70th anniversary!

Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm: Snow Bowl

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7:00 pm: Pack Committee Meeting (on Zoom)

Tuesday, April 12th, 7:00 pm: Pack Meeting

Saturday, April 23rd: University of Scouting (Adult Volunteer Training)

Tuesday, April 26th, 7:00 pm: Pack Committee Meeting

Friday, April 29th-Sunday, May 1st: Camp Tecumseh

Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00 pm: Pack Meeting & Advancement Ceremony

Saturday, May 14th-Sunday, May 15th: BALOO Training

Tuesday, May 24th, 7:00 pm: Pack Committee Meeting

TBD: Annual Program Planning Conference

*Saturday, June 11th, Time TBD: Annual Pack Bike Ride

^Sunday, June 19th-Wednesday, June 22nd: Camp Wolverine (rising 4th & 5th graders are encouraged to attend)

*Monday, July 4th: Riverside Fourth of July Parade & Pack Lemonade Stand

^Monday, July 18th-Friday, July 22nd: Cub Scout Day Camp (note that parents may need to accompany their kids)

^Friday, August 5th-Sunday, August 7th: Camp Betz

*Sunday, August 28th, 12:00-3:00 pm: Annual Pack Kickoff Event

*Any Cub Scouts who attend all three of these summer events will be eligible for the Summertime Pack Award Pin.

^Any Cub Scouts who attend one or more of these summer events can earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.

2022 Snow Bowl Rescheduled for 3/19

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The Cub Scout Snow Bowl has been rescheduled for this Saturday, 3/19.  Join us for nature walks, outdoor games, and more outdoor fun!

Those who registered for the original Snow Bowl event DO NOT need to register again.  If you haven’t registered yet, you can click here to register ($8/scout) or pay at the door ($10/scout). 

Saturday, March 19, 2022
10am – 1pm

Evans Field
River Grove, IL

Register here: https://scoutingevent.com/456-54201

Pack Meeting, 3/8/2022

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Tuesday is our first Pack Meeting of the year! Join us at 7:00 pm at Riverside Presbyterian Church. The Webelos I den will lead the flag ceremony, so please try to arrive a little early if you have a child in 4th grade. All other dens will sit with their Den Leaders near the front of the room. There will be chairs available for parents and for any families that prefer to maintain distance from others outside their household. Masks are recommended but not required.

Help fill the food pantry! The Tiger den will collect non-perishable food items at the beginning of the meeting. All donations will go to RPC’s Little Food Pantry. Items that are most needed include: soup, one meals (corned beef hash, ravioli, etc.), meats (tuna, chicken, Vienna sausages), macaroni and cheese (the kind that doesn’t require milk and butter), peanut butter, and jelly.

2022 Pancake Breakfast

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Calling All Cub Scouts!

The Troop 24 Pancake Breakfast is this Saturday, March 5th from 7 AM to 1 PM, and the Boy Scouts need our help!

Like last year, the Pancake Breakfast will be a Curbside Pick-Up event at the Riverside Presbyterian Church.  While the Boy Scouts are cooking up pancakes and sausages inside the church, our Cub Scouts will help take orders, collect tickets, pack up meals, and deliver juice and milk boxes to the customers!

Sign up for a shift, wear your uniform, and have fun!  And Cub Scouts, if you are not a Webelos please remember to bring your adult with you! Click here to sign up.

Don’t forget to turn in your Pancake Breakfast Ticket money to Rachel Schrier: 375 Uvedale Rd.

Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4BA9AF22AAFA7-riverside