Reminder: Bike ride this Sunday!

by Joanne Gipson in Pack

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Don’t forget to sign up for the summer bike ride this Sunday, July 22nd at 3pm! 

You can find all the details here: www.pack24riverside.org/2018/07/09/summer-bike-ride/

We’re also in need of more parent volunteers. Please email Rachel (rachelschrier@hotmail.com) to let her know you can lend a hand either along the trail with the bikers or at the end of the trail with drinks and snacks.

See you Sunday afternoon!

Summer Bike Ride

by Kimberly Cimino in Pack

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Please join us for our first summer outing: a bike ride along the Salt Creek Trail on Sunday, July 22nd at 3:00PM!

 

Here are the key details:

Who:  All pack 24 scouts and family members, including siblings. 
 
What:  A ride along the Salt Creek Trail, approximately four miles to the Brezina Woods.  A few parents will meet us there with refreshments & snacks.  A Riverside Police officer will also be giving a brief presentation on Scout safety.   Please email Rachel Schrier at rachelschrier@hotmail.com if you want to help!
 
Where:  Meet at the Ames parking lot, bike through Riverside and North Riverside (along the trail on 26th street) to the Salt Creek trail entrance, which is just west of First Avenue along 26th street. 
 
Why:  For fun, all scouts that participate will receive a patch. 

When:  Sunday, July 22nd at 3:00PM.  This is about a two hour activity. 

Signup:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADAA2DA20-20182 

 

In case of bad weather, please check the website for updates.  Hope to see you there!

4th of July is almost here!! Final Reminders!

by Kimberly Cimino in Pack

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Happy 4th of July!  It’s almost time for the parade and lemonade stand!  Here are some final reminders:

  • Parade
    • Scouts must be in full class A uniform, blue dress shirt, neckerchief, slide, cub scout hat is optional.  Brag vest if you’d like.  Parents & siblings are welcome to march with us, please wear your red, white & blue.
    • We are marching right behind the fire engines, so will be serving as the color guard for the rest of the parade.  Line up begins at 8:15am.  We are lining up on Delaplaine Rd just North of Nuttall. 
    • Parade begins at 8:45am, so don’t be late!
    • Scouts are welcome to bring their own bag of candy to share with people along the parade route. 
    • At the end of the parade, you can meet your scout at the Pack 24 lemonade stand in Guthrie Park.
    • Please sign up just so we have a rough idea of how many to expect: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-20181
    • Call Kim Cimino on her cell phone at 708-870-6064 with any problems or questions!
  • Lemonade Stand

We still need some volunteers to help with Clean Up!!   Clean up is fast if we have enough people to work together!!  Here is the signup:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-lemonade1

The Lemonade Stand gets very busy so please plan to stay to stay & help.  Scouts will be using knives, juicers and other equipment so we will need everyone to pitch in to keep them safe and keep the line moving! We also have volunteer spots for anybody who can help set up or clean up.  We will be bringing tables, tents and equipment over from RPC so anybody who is able to help with this is greatly appreciated!

See you on Wednesday!

4th of July Parade and Lemonade Stand

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Join us as we march in the Riverside Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 4th and serve the best lemonade in town afterwards.  Here’s what you need to know:

  • Parade
    • Scouts must be in full class A uniform, blue dress shirt, neckerchief, slide, cub scout hat is optional.  Brag vest if you’d like.  Parents & siblings are welcome to march with us, please wear your red, white & blue.
    • We are marching right behind the fire engines, so will be serving as the color guard for the rest of the parade.  Line up begins at 8:15am close to the corner of Delaplane & Longcommon, just north of the big ball park.  Our exact location will be emailed out as soon as we receive the info.
    • Parade begins at 8:45am, so don’t be late!
    • Scouts are welcome to bring their own bag of candy to share with people along the parade route.  The Village has asked us to tell everyone that throwing candy is not permitted, but handing out candy is fine.
    • At the end of the parade, you can meet your scout at the Pack 24 lemonade stand in Guthrie Park.
    • Please sign up just so we have a rough idea of how many to expect: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-20181
  • Lemonade Stand

The fresh-squeezed lemonade is always popular after a march through town!  This is a great fundraiser for Pack 24 and many people look forward to our delicious lemonade and friendly service!  

Please sign up to here to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-lemonade1

The Lemonade Stand gets very busy so please plan to stay to stay & help.  Scouts will be using knives, juicers and other equipment so we will need everyone to pitch in to keep them safe and keep the line moving! We also have volunteer spots for anybody who can help set up or clean up.  We will be bringing tables, tents and equipment over from RPC so anybody who is able to help with this is greatly appreciated!

 

 

Tom Lombardo Memorial Fund

by Joanne Gipson in Pack

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As many of you know, Riverside Pack 24 lost Tom Lombardo, one of our Den Leaders, to lung cancer this past fall. 

As an Eagle Scout, Tom dedicated his life to the principles of Scouting. In that spirit, Pack 24, along with Layla and Jamie Lombardo, have created the Tom Lombardo Memorial Fund. 

All proceeds will benefit Scouts in underserved communities — providing funds for uniforms, activities, camping and so much more. 

Please contribute whatever you can — every bit counts — to help us honor Tom’s legacy and provide opportunities for all Scouts to thrive and experience everything Scouting has to offer.

Thank you and please share with any friends and neighbors who knew Tom, as well as those that believe in the mission of Scouting and would like to contribute.

https://www.gofundme.com/friends-of-tom-lombardo

Camp Tecumseh sibling registration now open!

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Come join the Pack at Camp Tecumseh — the whole family is welcome! Sign up today. Registration closes April 15th. Find all the details on our previous post.

Camp Tecumseh registration is open!

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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 60 spots for Friday, April 27, Saturday April 28 and Sunday, April 29.  Camp Tecumseh is in Brookston, Indiana which is north of Lafayette, and according to Google Maps, approximately a two-hour drive from the Riverside area. Camp Tecumseh is one hour ahead of Riverside, so please plan your travel accordingly.

Some key points to keep in mind include:

  • Our accommodations will be four bunkhouse style cabins, which will each sleep 14-15 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.  This year, we will try to devote a cabin to mothers and sons/daughters traveling together. This is a great outing for our mothers!
  • Each family will have the option to stay either two nights (Friday & Saturday) or just for Saturday.  Everyone has to check out by 1pm ET on Sunday.
    • For the two night option, check-in on Friday is after 4:30pm ET and includes four meals beginning with breakfast on Saturday.  The cost is $70 for adults and $60 for kids (scouts & school-aged siblings). 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 9am ET and includes three meals beginning with lunch on Saturday.  The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for kids (scouts & school-aged siblings).
    • 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 at 9:00 pm CST.
  • There is an extra fee for horseback riding ($9 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 arrive at the 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.  We also understand parents will have to sign a waiver for the horseback riding, but we haven’t received a copy of it for you to review.

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
    • 5:30pm 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
    • 8:45 am Chapel (Location announced @ breakfast)
    • 9:00-12:00 *Program Areas & Trading Post Open

It goes without saying that all the scouts that participate in this event will receive a commemorative patch.  In order to comply with all BSA requirements, please also review the attached Activity Consent Form. As part of the registration process, each family will have to acknowledge these terms.

If you’re ready to for this adventure, then register below.  Due to limited space, registration is first open to Scouts and parents. If all spaces aren’t filled, we’ll open spaces up to siblings on April 5th. Registration will close on April 15th.  

Pack Meeting Tuesday, March 13th

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Hello Scout Families!

We’re ready to resume our regular monthly Pack meetings the second Tuesday of each month. The March meeting is 7pm, Tuesday, March 13th.

We’ll be updating you on the activities planned for the rest of the year — like the annual spring Pack trip to Camp Tecumseh. Plus, Scouts will be able to show their Den creativity and teamwork with “skit in a bag”, where each Den will use a bag of props  to use to make up a skit and perform for the Pack and parents.   

School Supply Drive for Refugee Children

Aidan F., an Eagle Scout candidate from Riverside Troop 24, is holding a collection for school supplies for the Catholic Charities Refugee program.

Please bring any of the supplies listed below that you can to Tuesday’s Pack meeting, or you can drop off at any of three collection points — The Riverside bank, Riverside Foods and The Riverside Library — from March 7th to March 18th. On Sunday March 11th and 18th scouts will be at the Presbyterian Church and St. Mary’s Church collecting during the services.

Let’s show that Scouts are helpful and kind. Please give what you can.

Supplies requested:

  • #2 Pencils (packs)
  • Erasers
  • Pencil sharpeners 
  • Folders 
  • Sturdy tote bags  
  • Scientific calculators 
  • Glue sticks 
  • Scissors (both safety and non-safety) 
  • Graphic novels  
  • comic books 
  • Kindergarten – 3rd grade reading level books
  • sturdy backpacks 
  • Wide-ruled (50) and College ruled notebooks
  • Black and blue pens 
  • Red pens (packs) 
  • English dictionaries
  • Colored pencils (packs)
  • Markers (washable) (packs) 
  • Small tissue packs (packs)

Sibling registration open for Cantigny overnight

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There are still some spots left for the March 9th Pack 24 Cantigny overnight and we are opening registration to siblings age five and up. Act fast — registration will close this Monday night, February 26th. Find the details and registration form here:

Overnight at the 1st Division Museum at Catigny

Last Call for the Blue and Gold Banquet

by Kimberly Cimino in Pack

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Registration is closing tonight, Wednesday, 2/21 at 10PM for the 2018 Blue and Gold Banquet.  Don’t miss out on Mad Scientist Chicago, delicious food and celebrating our Webelos who are crossing over into Boy Scouts.  All scouts families at all levels are encouraged to attend!

Here are the details:

When: Sunday, February 25th at 4PM at the

Where: Crystal Sky Banquets (7941 W. 47th street, McCook).  

Looking forward to celebrating with you all!  Sign up is closed.