Remember to Sign Up: Fall Kickoff Picnic is Sunday!

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Our End of Summer/Fall Kickoff picnic is quickly approaching.  The picnic is on Sunday, August 28th from 1-5PM at the National Grove South #2, the entrance to which is located near of the intersection of Des Plaines and 29th Avenue.  Here are the activities planned:

  • Delicious food grilled by our own Scout leaders & parents
  • Bounce house
  • Water balloon launchers
  • Bottle Rocket launching
  • Other games, socializing & shenanigans

We need some Akela/parent volunteers to make this happen.  There is no charge for families to attend but we do need some help to make sure we have a great time.  Please take a look at the sign up genius and let us know if you can help:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-picnic

Check out these sites if you are interested in making your own water powered bottle rocket (don’t feel you need to make it as fancy!!):

http://www.instructables.com/id/Soda-Bottle-Water-Rocket/

Also, look at a past Pack 24 launching event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xl1ovxTcBo

Please sign up below so we know how much food to purchase!  We are looking forward to seeing our Scouting friends!

Please email us if you are going to attend.

Greetings, Pack 24 families.  The Pack leaders are getting ready to kick-off a great year of Scouting!  We have several fun & exciting events already in the works.   Sign up below!!

-Our Annual Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 28th from 1-5pm.  The location is the National Grove South #2, the entrance to which is located near of the intersection of Des Plaines and 29th Avenue.  We have several fun events planned including:

  • A bounce house
  • Water balloon fight
  • Bottle rockets (the water-powered variety – you can make your own in advance)
  • Scout games of all sorts

There will also be delicious burgers, hot dogs and brats fresh & hot, right off the grill.

Come see your friends from Cub Scouts.  This event is open to all scout families in Pack 24, including siblings and grandparents.  There is no charge to attend this event, but we are looking to get a sense of head count, so would appreciate it if you could sign up in advance so we know how much food to buy.

Please email us if you are going to attend.

-Use the force…it’s time to start thinking about Popcorn!  The Pathway to Adventure Council is hosting a Star Wars themed popcorn training party.  There will be sales tips, games, Star wars character appearances, popcorn tasting & a free lightsaber to all Scouts who attend!  Our Pack is planning to attend on Saturday, 8/27/16 at the Westmont Yard.  The party goes from 9AM-12PM but only lasts for about an hour and you can stop in at any point.  Please sign up at https://scoutingevent.com/456-9143 if you are able to attend.  There are other dates & locations available if you are not able to make this date.

-Warren Dunes Fall Camping Trip: Friday, September 9-Sunday, September 11th.   The Pack 24 cub scouts are returning to the Warren Dunes State Park near Sawyer, Michigan for our fall camping trip.  This is a great trip for the scouts and we spend time playing games on the nearby Lake Michigan beach and exploring the dunes.  All cub scouts and their entire family are welcome to attend this outing.

Here’s a summary of what we have planned

Friday night:  Check in, set up, cracker barrel (cheese, crackers, sausage) campfire.

Saturday:  Pancake breakfast/cereal/fruit.

  • 9:30-12:30  Hike to private dunes & beach
  • 1:00-2:00    Walking tacos
  • 2:30-5:30    Move to big beach by car for games & swimming
  • 6:00-7:00    Cook out with burgers/dogs/brats
  • Evening      Campfire and s’mores

Sunday:    Dry breakfast cereal/bagels/fruit

Optional side trip after we finish packing up:  Trip to apple orchard 10:00-noon

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the cost? A:  Scouts and siblings under 16 are $20 each, adults are $35 each, yes – the entire family is welcome to attend.

Q:  Do I have to camp for two nights?  A:  No, you are free to arrive Saturday morning or leave late Saturday if your schedule is constrained.

Q: How far is it?  A: Sawyer, Michigan is about 96 miles away from Riverside.  Click here for directions courtesy of Google Maps.

Q: What are we going to do? A:  Play on the Lake Michigan beach, swimming, explore the dunes, play games, campfire songs & s’mores, outdoor cooking.

Q:  What are we going to eat?  A: Pancakes & sausage for breakfast, walking tacos for lunch, hotdogs / burgers for dinner.  Plenty of nutritious fruits and veggies will be served with each meal.

Our first Pack 24 meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/13 at 7PM at RPC.  You will be hearing from your den leaders soon!

 

 

Schaumburg Boomers Overnight & Save the Dates

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It’s not too late to sign up for the Schaumburg Boomers Overnight on Friday, July 22nd.   Enjoy the pregame Scout Parade, an exciting baseball game, food & an overnight in your own tent right on the field!  Please call the number at the attachment below to make your reservation.  They will take your payment right over the phone.

We are busy planning for our 2016-2017 year!

Save the Date:

-Fall Kickoff Picnic: Sunday, August 28th at National Grove South (29th and DesPlaines).

-Warren Dunes Family Camping Trip:  Friday, September 9- Sunday, September 11th.

Details to follow!

Shaumburg Boomers Flyer (1)

Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Camp Out on 7/22/16

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Join us for an evening of baseball followed by a camp out on the baseball field!  The Scouts are invited to be part of the Scout Parade prior to the game.  Following the game, pitch your tents and watch a movie on the big screen. This is a really popular event with our Scouting families.   We are organizing a group for Friday, 7/22 but there are other dates available.

See the flyer for registration information or email Kim Cimino at ciminokl@comcast.net with any questions.

Shaumburg Boomers Flyer (1)

4th of July Parade & Lemonade Stand

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Join us as we march in the Riverside Independence Day Parade on Monday, 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-4thofjuly1
  • 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 have your Scout sell lemonade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-4thofjuly2

The Lemonade Stand gets very busy so please plan to stay to stay & help.  We also have volunteer spots for anybody who can help set up or clean up.

Happy Fourth Everyone – see you on Monday!

Summer is here so that means it is time to start planning for next year!   Please join us for a Parent Social at Irish Times (8869 Burlington) in Brookfield on Tuesday, June 21st at 7:30PM.  We will get to share ideas and learn more about the activities already in the works.  Pack 24 has a long history of excellence and that is due to our amazing parent volunteers.  We need people who are willing to help keep our traditions going and come up with new, exciting scout activities. There are so many different ways that a parent can help support our Pack so please don’t hesitate to come out and see how you can get involved!

If you are able to attend, please sign up at the link below so we can make sure we have enough tables.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eada82fabf49-social

Please feel free to email at pack24riverside@gmail.com if you have any questions or ideas to share.

Summer Bike Ride is Approaching! Sign Up!

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Don’t’ forget to sign up for our bike ride along the Salt Creek Trail on Sunday, June 12 at 10AM.  As of right now, it looks like it is going to be beautiful summer morning! Please remember that helmets are required for all Scouts.  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.
  • 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, June 12that 10am.  This is probably a two hour activity.

There will not be charge to participate in this event.  We are asking for folks to sign up so we have an accurate headcount for ordering snacks.  We need a few parent volunteers to help with kids crossing streets and getting the snacks out to the Brezina Woods, so please note that on the signup list.

The pack has a long standing tradition of a summer bike ride, and this is always a fun adventure for our scouts!  Please contact Bryan Long at bryan.long1@yahoo.com with any questions.

Summer Bike Ride: Sunday, June 12th at 10AM

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Please join us for our first summer outing: a bike ride along the Salt Creek Trail on Sunday, June 12 at 10AM.  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.
  • 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, June 12th at 10am.  This is probably a two hour activity.

There will not be charge to participate in this event.  We are asking for folks to sign up so we have an accurate headcount for ordering snacks.  We need a few parent volunteers to help with kids crossing streets and getting the snacks out to the Brezina Woods, so please note that on the signup list.

The pack has a long standing tradition of a summer bike ride, and this is always a fun adventure for our scouts!

 

Memorial Day Ceremonies

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The Pack 24 cub scouts have been invited to participate in several Memorial Day programs to honor all veterans.  If your scout is available to participate in either of these ceremonies, they should wear full “class A” uniform with neckerchief and slide.  Hats are optional but appropriate.

Village of Riverside:  At 10:00am on Monday, May 30th the Village will have a ceremony in Guthrie Park in downtown Riverside. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be at St. Mary’s Parish.

Central School:  Any Pack 24 scout that attends Central is welcomed to participate in a program on Friday, 5/27/16 at 8:30AM.  Scouts should go to their class room first, but will then be granted permission to go outside early to the flag pole to prepare for Central’s Memorial Day Service.  After the service, scouts will return to their school with the rest of their classmates.

Blythe School:  Any Pack 24 scout that attends Blythe is welcome to participate in a program on Tuesday, 5/31/16 at 8:30AM.  Scouts should go to their classroom first and will be given additional instructions upon arrival.  After the service, scouts will return to their school with the rest of their classmates.

Ames School:  Any Pack 24 scout that attends Ames is welcome to participate in a program on Thursday, 5/26/16 at 8:30AM.  Scouts should go to their classroom first and will be given additional instructions upon arrival.  After the service, scouts will return to their school with the rest of their classmates.

Email us at pack24riverside@gmail.com if you have any questions about these events.

Reminder- Sign Up for Apple River Canyon!

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Last call for all Memorial Day Campers!  The sign up will be closing soon for our amazing camping experience at Apple River Canyon State Park.  Apple River Canyon State Park is in the hilly northwest corner of Illinois in Jo Daviess County near the Wisconsin border. Limestone bluffs, deep ravines, springs, streams and wildlife characterize this area. Once a part of a vast sea bottom that stretched from the Alleghenies to the Rockies, the scenic canyon area was formed by the action of the winding waters of the Apple River.

Here are the specifics:

Who:  All Pack 24 scouts, parents / akeylas, and siblings.  The cost is $15 per scout, $25 per sibling, and $25 per adult.  Total registration is limited to 60 participants.

What:  Some of our activities will include: hiking, rock hopping, campfire stories, and a wide range of other scout-related action.

Where:  Apple River Canyon is located 140 miles, or approximately 2.5 hours, away from Riverside. We are camping in youth group dedicated campsites that are located right along the banks of the scenic Apple River.

Why: The usual suspects: good clean outdoor fun, friendships, and quality time with your scout(s).

When:  Friday, May 27th through Sunday May 29th.  Friday night will primarily consist of set up and possibly a campfire – Saturday will be the action-packed day – so feel free to come for either one night or two. We will be wrapping things up on Sunday morning after breakfast so everyone can be back in Riverside by mid-day on Sunday, May 29th.

Please email Gian Ricco at gricco@gmail.com with any questions.