Pack 24 Fall Fun…Picnic, Warren Dunes, Popcorn & More!

by Kimberly Cimino in Pack

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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.

-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!

 

 

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