Hello,

We are nearly full for the December 16 Star Wars: The Last Jedi matinee, and will on December 7.  Click here to see all event details such as starting time (9:45am) location (North Riverside Mall Theaters) cost ($3/ scout & $6 for other family).  

Or just click here to register and join our group of nearly 90 for this event!

If you didn’t use PayPal of Kamp Bux to pay for this event, bring cash or check to the pack meeting next week (December 12).

May the force be with you.

Gather ’round Padawans,

We have a large group of more than a dozen families registered for the Star Wars Episode 8 private screening on the morning of Saturday, December 16, but we still have room for more.  So if you want to register siblings, grand parents or other family, now is your chance.  The cost for other family is the same as parents – only $6 per person.

Click here to register today.  Remember space is limited and this is a private showing for Pack 24 and Troop 24 scouts and family.

Click here for a refresher on all of the details for showtime, location, etc.  

Join us for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

by James Jerz in Outing

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A long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away…

If your scout (or you) are big fans of the Star Wars movies, then we hope you can join Pack 24 for a private matinee showing of the newest Star Wars episode on Saturday, December 16 at 9:45am at the North Riverside Mall Classic Cinemas theatres.  Doors open at 9:15 so you can get there in time to load up like Jabba the Hutt on all kinds of popcorn, sugary snacks, soft drinks, etc. and then shout out the answers to the movie trivia.

Space is limited – we have about 90 seats reserved at this time, since this opportunity will also be open to the Troop 24 boy scouts.  At this time, registration will be only for scouts and one parent, but if space is available we will open it up for additional family members.

The cost is only $3 per scout and $6 per parent. 

Click here to register!

More information will be announced at our November pack meeting, but don’t wait until then because it could be too late and you could end up being frozen in carbonite like Han Solo (actually no, you just can’t see the movie with us).

May the force be with you!

Star Wars Outing Registration

by James Jerz in Forms

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It’s Scout Cabin Campout Time!

by Joanne Gipson in Camping, Overnight, Pack

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Let’s camp at the Scout Cabin!

Join us on October 21st at 3pm for camping at Riverside’s own Scout Cabin. This is the perfect campout for the whole family, especially those Scouts that are new to the Pack and want to see what camping is all about. Plus, if your Scout gets cold feet, you’re literally right in the neighborhood, so it’s an easy drive home —and you can still join us for donuts and bagels in the morning.

This event is free for Scouts, $5 for siblings and $10 for adults.
 
Here are just a few of the fun activities planned:
  • A presentation from the Village of Riverside Forester
  • Zipline
  • Games
  • Pizza at 5pm
  • Campfire & S’mores (of course)
  • Movie before turning in
  • Bagels & Donuts for breakfast
Be sure to pack:
  • Tent & tarp
  • Sleeping bags & pillows
  • Extra blankets and clothing layers
  • Lantern, head lamp or flashlight
  • Bug Spray — a MUST
  • Camp chairs for hanging out and eating meals
  • Games or books for any downtime your kids may want to take
  • Water bottle
  • Any toiletries you may need 
  • Earplugs optional since some of our Scout parents have been known to snore
Sign up today!
 

Submarine Overnight Signup is Open!

by Joanne Gipson in Forms, Overnight, Pack

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This could be one of our Pack’s coolest overnights ever – sleeping on a REAL submarine! Space is limited and registration closes end-of-day this Thursday, Sept. 28th. You will NOT want to miss this!

 

Join the Pack on Saturday, November 4th at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s USS Cobia Overnight Program. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Scouts and families will be offered special supervised access to some non-public areas of the submarine.  Activities may include learning how to fire a torpedo and dive the submarine, Morse code, identifying WWII planes and ships, and much more. It’s a real-life, hands-on history lesson!

 

This event is $40 per person and is open to Scouts, parents and siblings over six years old. This includes admission to the overnight, dinner at a local restaurant and snacks on Saturday, as well as museum admission for Sunday. Bring your own breakfast for Sunday morning.

 

Dinner will be at approximately 5pm on Saturday (details to follow for participants). Arrival at the submarine will be at 7:30. The museum is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, just under three hours from Riverside.

 

Bring your own sleeping bag and pillow for your submarine bunk. The sub is heated/air conditioned, but temps will vary, depending on the outside weather. Be prepared, Scouts, and pack layers and a flashlight!

Check out all the details on the museum’s parent page and sign up below. Waivers will be sent to participants after signup.

We’ve reached capacity. Registration is closed. Thanks to everyone who signed up!

Scout Night at the Chicago Blackhawks Game!

by Kimberly Cimino in Pack

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CALLING ALL HOCKEY FANS!!! This is something you will not want to miss. 

 The Chicago Blackhawks are hosting two Scout nights again this season and this year we are hoping to get a group of fans from Pack 24 to attend!   Scout families will get to see our beloved Blackhawks in action, receive a cool Blackhawks patch & get a shout out on the jumbotron! Although there are two dates that are an option, our Pack is going to try and attend the game on Sunday, December 3rd at 6pm. We need to have a minimum of 15 people purchase tickets from our Pack in order to participate.    The Blackhawks just released the dates and there is a VERY short turnaround time on when we would need to place our order.  Last year, tickets sold out on the first day!

Check out the flyer for more info: 2017-2018 Scout Nights 

How do we get in on this great Scouting event?  Only families who have signed up AND PAID by the end of the day on Monday, 9/4 will be able to participate.   Tickets are $80 per person.   The PTAC requests that you only purchase tickets for your immediate family in order to make sure that as many scouting families as possible are eligible.

If you have any questions, please email Kim at ciminokl@comcast.net.  

Go Blackhawks!

 

It’s Popcorn Time! Sign up for Site Sales!

by Kimberly Cimino in Pack

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At our Pack Meeting on Tuesday, 9/12 our awesome Popcorn Kernels will be kicking off our 2017 Popcorn campaign.  It’s our most important fund raiser and permits us to reduce the costs for many of the activities that we do throughout the year.

We will continue our Kamp Bux program, so 10% of your scout’s popcorn sales will be credited against the cost of selected Pack 24 overnights and campouts.  Last year several scouts attended several outings for no cost – after the application of their Kamp Bux credits.  So if your scout sells $200 worth of popcorn – he will earn a $20 credit!

As always, the Pathway to Adventure Council is offering lots of cool prizes and incentives.  Your will learn more about this at the pack meeting!

How does it work?

  1. Come to the Pack Meeting on Tuesday, 9/12 at 7PM to get your order forms and hear about the exciting prizes offered this year!  If you can’t make the meeting, reach out to your Den leaders who will have additional forms.  You can also download the new sales app on your phone or tablet!
  2. Go see your neighbors, family members and friends. Fill out the order form and collect payment.  All Checks should be payable to Pack 24.
  3. Sign up for our site sales!  We have four weekends coming up at various locations and each scout gets credit towards their total sales for each hour worked.  Here is the signup genius:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADAA2DA20-20172 

To make sure that each Scout can find a site sale shift that works for them, we are asking each Scout to only sign up for one shift per weekend.  As the date gets closer, we will be sending out the signup again to fill in extra shifts.  We want every Scout to have a chance to get out there and earn some credit!

Email us at pack24riverside@gmail.com with any questions.  Thanks for your support!

It was so nice to see so many Pack 24 families at the Picnic yesterday!  We are looking forward to our first Pack 24 meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 12th at 7PM at Riverside Presbyterian Church.  We have so many great events coming up including the Warren Dunes camping trip on Septemeber 8-10th (see below for sign up and details) and the Scout Cabin Camp Out on Saturday, October 21st.  

If you are planning to attend the Warren Dunes camping trip, please sign up within the next week so we can get an accurate feel of how many people to expect.  Here are the details:

 

-Warren Dunes Fall Camping Trip: Friday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th.   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.

Here is the sign up!

 

 

Reminder: Scout events this Sunday & Monday

by Joanne Gipson in Pack

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Food? Fun? Count yourself in!

 
Don’t forget to let us know that you’ll be attending the Scout Kickoff Picnic this Sunday 8/20 at noon at the Scout Cabin
 
 
We could use a few more volunteers, especially grill masters. Not good with the grill? There are a few more volunteer openings with less heat. 
 
 
Hope to see everyone there! Bring a friend that’s interested in being a Scout and don’t forget your rocket
 

Eclipse? Totally!

 
Come out to our drop-in event at Big Ball Park on Monday 11;30am-3pm and witness the solar eclipse! We’ll have eclipse-safe glasses and will make pinhole projectors. Plus, you’ll earn your Solar Eclipse 2017 BSA patch! And, Scouts can work toward their Nova patch:
 
Nova Awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts:
  • Cub Scout Nova Awards
    • Science Everywhere
      • Requirements 1ABC, 3A(5), 3BC, 4A
    • Out of This World
      • Requirements 1ABC, 3F, 4A
    • 1-2-3 Go!
      • Requirement 1ABC
  • Cub Scout Supernova Award (Alvarez)
    • Requirements 4, 6
  • Webelos Supernova Award (Townes)
    • Requirements 4, 9
 
Don’t let this rare event pass without experiencing it with your fellow Scouts!