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!

Hello, Scout families! 

We’re getting ready to kick off a great Scouting season, starting with our Annual Picnic and a special Eclipse Watching Party!  See below for the sign ups and details about both events!

Summer Picnic

When?

Sunday, August 20, 12pm – 3:30pm

Where? 

Scout Cabin

417 Fairbank Rd.

Bring the family and invite friends that are interested in joining the Pack. We’ll have burgers, hot dogs, desserts and plenty of food all around, along with tug-o-war, bounce house and water bottle rockets!

We need help from our Akelas to make this event a success!  Check out the signup genius for volunteering at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-2017

 Also, please just let us know approximately how many people you think will be attending at : www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADAA2DA20-20171 

 Start saving your two-liter bottles and follow these instructions to build your own rocket to bring to the picnic (we’ll provide the launcher). Let’s see how high we can fly this year!

Solar Eclipse Event

Join your fellow Scouts to see the solar eclipse! You may not get another chance anytime soon…the last TOTAL eclipse was in 1991.

This is a pop-in event between 11:30am & 3pm at Big Ball Park on Monday, August 21st. All Pack 24 Scouts and families are invited. 

Please let us know if you think you are able to attend just so we have a rough idea of how many to expect:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADAA2DA20-solar 

You’ll get eclipse-safe viewing glasses and be able to make your own pinhole projector. Plus, you’ll earn your Solar Eclipse 2017 BSA patch!

Learn all about the solar eclipse at NASA to get your Scouts excited for the event. 

Hope to see everyone under the sun on the 21st!  

Warren Dunes

DON’T FORGET TO SAVE THE DATE FOR WARREN DUNES: SEPTEMBER, 9TH-11TH.   SIGNUP TO COME THIS WEEK!

 

 

Summer Kickoff Picnic

by Joanne Gipson in Instructions, Picnic

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Hello, Scout families! 
 
We’re getting ready to kick off a great Scouting season, starting with a picnic full of food, friends and fun.
 
This year, the picnic is right here in Riverside!
 
When?
Sunday, August 20, 12pm – 3:30pm
 
Where? 
Scout Cabin
417 Fairbank Rd.
 
Bring the family and invite friends that are interested in joining the Pack. We’ll have burgers, hot dogs, desserts and plenty of food all around, along with tug-o-war, bounce house and water bottle rockets!
Start saving your two-liter bottles and follow these instructions to build your own rocket to bring to the picnic (we’ll provide the launcher). Let’s see how high we can fly this year!
 
Look out for a signup genius in the near future…help cooking, running games, cleaning up, etc. is always appreciated and makes the event run smoothly. 
 
Hope to see some familiar and new faces!

Let’s Watch the Solar Eclipse!

by Joanne Gipson in Pack

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Join your fellow Scouts to see the solar eclipse! You may not get another chance anytime soon…the last TOTAL eclipse was in 1991.
 
This is a pop-in event between 11:30am & 3pm at Big Ball Park on Monday, August 21st. All Pack 24 Scouts and families are invited. 
 
You’ll get eclipse-safe viewing glasses and be able to make your own pinhole projector. Plus, you’ll earn your Solar Eclipse 2017 BSA patch!
 
Learn all about the solar eclipse at NASA to get your Scouts excited for the event. 
 
Hope to see everyone under the sun on the 21st!
Thank you to all of the Scout families and volunteers who participated in our summer bike ride. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather!
 
Even though summer just started, we’re looking forward to September camping in Michigan at Warren Dunes State Park — less than two hours from Riverside. 
 
Make sure to save the date(s) and look out for signup later this summer: 
 
**Friday, September 9th – Sunday, September 11th.**
 
Scouts will tent-camp, explore, play games, enjoy the beach, cook out and end Saturday night with a campfire and s’mores. We’ve reserved 48 spaces and they’ll go fast. Hope to see you there!
 

As one of our summer events, we have decided to attend the Scout Day at the Bristol Renaissance Fair on Sunday, July 16th.  This will be an awesome day for your entire family to check out the Fair at your leisure and have your Scout work on getting his Scout Passport filled out.  There will be special activities for all Scouts and a discount on tickets for Scout in uniform. You are welcome to arrive and depart whenever it is convenient.  We are working on securing an area for everyone to have lunch or a snack together so stay tuned!

Here is the link for the Fair:  http://www.renfair.com/bristol/special-events/.  You can purchase your tickets at the location in order to get the Scout Discount.

If you are planning to attend, please use the Sign Up Genius to let us know how many people from our Pack to expect.  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADAA2DA20-bristol

See you there!  

Don’t forget that our summer  bike ride along the Salt Creek Trail is this Sunday, June 25 at 3:00pm.  So far the weather forecast is PERFECT for a summer ride- 73 degrees and partly sunny!

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 26th at 3:00PM.  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 email

me at ciminokl@comcast.net if you are able to help!

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

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: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADAA2DA20-parade 
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  • 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-lemonade

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 Independence Day!

Summer Bike Ride 2017

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, June 25 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.
  • 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 26th at 3:00PM.  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 email me at ciminokl@comcast.net if you are able to help!

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