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.

Our final Pack meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, 5/10 at 7PM at RPC.  We will be having our advancement ceremony and recognizing the accomplishments of our Scouts this year.   Please bring a box of cereal to donate to the RPC food drive!

Sign Up for Apple River Canyon has begun!

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Calling all campers!  Get excited about our Memorial Day Camping trip to Apple River Canyon!

Apple Canyon

Check out our previous post at http://www.pack24riverside.org/2016/03/23/memorial-day-weekend-camping-trip-to-apple-river-canyon/ for all of the amazing details!  Please contact Gian Ricco at gricco@gmail.com with any questions.

Sign up here: 

 

 

Scout Day with the Chicago White Sox

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The Chicago White Sox will be hosting a Scout Day on Saturday, May 21st.  Check out the link http://pathwaytoadventure.doubleknot.com/event/1873659 for more information.  If you are interested in sitting together as a Pack, please drop off completed forms with payment to 92 Riverside Rd by Sunday, April 24th.  Go White Sox!