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Halloween Party- October 1st

posted Sep 28, 2021, 7:03 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 28, 2021, 8:06 AM ]

 
Hope you can join us for our Halloween Party.  We have a variety of games and activities planned for your children to celebrate Halloween. 

·   Children should come in a costume.  If you do not have a Halloween costume yet do not panic... a funny hat or anything else silly is fine.  Parents and siblings can dress up too. 

 
·   We are asking for YOUR help at this meeting.  We would like to have the children trunk-or-treat. For those of you not familiar with Trunk-or-Treating, the premise is simple: A bunch of parents band together (typically in a school or church parking lot), deck out their trunks with Halloween decorations and let their kids meander from car to car, collecting candy or prizes.  Don't want to decorate your car- that is okay- you can still help by handing out candy from your undecorated trunk.  Please bring enough candy for 60 kids.  Giant has their Halloween candy out already!!!   

We are looking forward to seeing you Friday night!!!!

Camping - 25 September @ Little Bennett Campground

posted Sep 22, 2021, 6:08 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 22, 2021, 6:11 AM ]



Pack 773 is going camping Saturday 25 September at Little Bennett Campground in Clarksburg, MD.  All Scout and their families are invited to attend. Please join us for the entire campout or part of it. 




Pack 773 Activities

Please enjoy a picnic dinner with your family.  We will not be providing a fire or grill to cook this year.  

We will have games in the field and on the playground for the kids beginning around 4.  Parents and kids should wear sneakers and be prepared to play.  Oftentimes we have children versus parent games.  

There is a large playground located next to the Group site.  

Evening campfire will begin around dusk.  There are wood benches but bring camp chairs so that we can maintain proper social distancing.    

We will end our campfire with toasting marshmallows and making s'mores.  To maintain social distancing, a maximum of 6 people at a time will be allowed to toast marshmallows.  We will have the youngest children go first.

For those of you spending the night, we will provide a few morning snacks.  Please bring your own drinks.  *Swell brand water bottles will keep hot coffee made Saturday afternoon warm until Sunday morning- it will be day-old but taste oh so good.    

Saturday Activities Offered by Little Bennett

 The activity schedule will not be released by Little Bennett until Thursday evening.  We will send it out as soon as we receive it.  Some activities require wrist bands.  Please see Kimberly for a wrist band.  Parents only need a wrist band if they are participating in the activity.  If you want to participate in an activity and Kimberly is not there or you can’t find her, go to the camp store and let them know you are with the King/Pack 773 Large Camp group and they will provide you with a wrist band.  This is an example of things that have been offered in the past 

  • Pedal Kart Track
  • Jumping Pillow 
  • Gem Mining 
  • Laser Tag. Appointment required$5/person, per game-pay in the Camp Store 
  • Decorate your own Star Wars Character Mask
  • Tie Dye T-Shirts (fee inteh past of Buy one of their shirts for $6 or dye any of your own white clothing for $4.)
  • Star Wars Games 
  • Guided Hikes
  • Paint your own Ceramics or Wooden Bird Houses 
  • Laser Tag. (prior fee of $5/person, per game)
  • Decorate your own Outer Space Suncatcher or Magnet (FREE) 

Registration for Camping 

Please use this link to Pay for camping.  It is $10 per person or $30 for your family (whatever is lesser). PayPal - Cub Scout Pack 773 - Potomac, MD (potomacpack773.com)  Your entire family is invited- younger and older siblings are included.  In addition to paying, please email kimberlynugent@hotmail.com to let us know you are coming. Please include how many children and how many adults are coming and whether you plan to spend the night or simply come and enjoy the afternoon and evening activities.  We purchase snacks for the group and want to have enough.  

Staying overnight/tenting

Cub Scouts is not a drop off activity.  That means that every Scout needs a parent or legal guardian over the age of 21 to attend this camp out.  Parents cannot serve as guardians for children of other families at this event.  Scouts are not permitted to share tents with non-family members.  Per BSA rules nobody can enter the tent of another Scout/family for any reason. Friends who have not registered with Boy Scouts and our Pack are not permitted to attend this event.  If you have a friend who wants to attend and is willing to sign up for Scouts please reach out and we will help get this done.  

Packing List

This is a Boy Scout Packing List for Car Camping-Overnight – Fall/Spring.  Please email kimberlynugent@hotmail.com if you have questions or need something to be able to attend.  

Recommend marking personal items with Scout’s last name with permanent marker 

  • Wear Shorts or Long Pants depending on temperature
  • Wear Pack  773 yellow  T-shirt- email kimberlynugent@hotmail.com if you need on
  • Light Jacket or Sweatshirt (Depends on Temperature)
  • Socks 
  • Boots or Sneakers
  • Clothing and Bedding
  • Rain Gear 
  • Sleeping Bag (rated to 40 F for Spring and Fall) and Pillow (if needed)
  • Toilet Articles ( Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hand towel, Sunscreen)
  • Folding Camp Chair
  • Water Bottle (1 Liter)
  • Headlamp with Batteries
  • Sunglasses 
  • Pocket Knife (no sheath knives) is only permitted to be carried by our Scouts who are in Bears or older and have earned their whittling chip

An email has been sent out with additional information.  Please let Kimberly (email kimberlynugent@hotmail.com) know if you did not receive it or if you have any questions.  Hope that you can join us for a fun campout

Interested in being a Cub Scout- Join Here!

posted Sep 18, 2021, 9:10 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 22, 2021, 6:10 AM ]

Hope that you enjoyed our Back to Scouting event & thank you for your interest in Pack 773!

We would be delighted to have your child join us for scouts. We have a very active pack of Scouts and families and our promise to you is that your child will have fun, will be active, will learn, and you will be informed every step of the way. Now more than ever it's important for our youth to disconnect from the computer screen and socialize safely outdoors with friends. Come and experience the adventures of our Cub Scouting program! 

Kindergarten- 2nd graders will meet once a month as a den, 3rd-5th graders meet twice a month as a den, and we meet once a month as a pack (all the children in grades K-5). When you are ready to commit, please join our pack! 
Here is how to enroll 

BRAND NEW SCOUTS: 

1. Start by enrolling here My Scouting.  This link enrolls you with Boy Scouts of America.  They charge a onetime registration fee as well as will collect prorated fees for the balance of the 2020/2021 year.  

2. Pay the Pack fees for the 2021/2022 school year here PayPal - Cub Scout Pack 773 - Potomac, MD (potomacpack773.com)

TRANSFERRING SCOUTS: 

1.  Please contact us at membership (kimberlynugent@hotmail.comvia email and let us know that you would like to transfer to Pack 773. Please do not use the link above that is for new scouts only! 

2. Pay the Pack fees for the 2021/2022 school year here PayPal - Cub Scout Pack 773 - Potomac, MD (potomacpack773.com)

RETURNING SCOUTS 

1. Pack dues, $200 per Scout for the entire year, using the PayPal link here. Please, write your Scout's name in the memo line.  PayPal - Cub Scout Pack 773 - Potomac, MD (potomacpack773.com)

Don't miss out on the fun! We have a great year planned! Pack 773 is prepared to do more outdoor socially distanced events and looking forward to what our new Scouting year has in store!


Back to Scouting Night - September 17th, 7:00 PM

posted Sep 10, 2021, 7:27 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 13, 2021, 1:19 PM ]


Come join us and invite your friends!!  Kids will see a live program by the Science Guys featuring explosions, chemical reactions and hair-raising experiments.  Parents will have an opportunity to meet the leaders and learn about the exciting year we have planned for Scouts and their families.  

Please bring a camp chair.  We plan to do this outdoors.  

Your entire family is welcome to join us at this event! 

 Potomac United Methodist Church                                                           9908 S Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Virtual Pack Meeting Sunday November 8th, 4:00 PM

posted Oct 13, 2020, 3:49 PM by Web Master

Details to be announced soon!

Pack Hike Sunday October 18th, 9:00 AM

posted Oct 13, 2020, 3:48 PM by Web Master

Meet at the Parking Lot next to Great Falls opposite Old Anglers Inn. Captain Hewitt will lead the pack on a socially distanced, masked hike to enjoy the fall colors along portions of the Gold Mine Trail. The hike will last appropriately 1 hour. Dress Warm!

Pack 773 Has Gone Hybrid

posted Oct 13, 2020, 3:46 PM by Web Master

For the 2020-21 school year, the pack has gone hybrid. Pack meetings are virtual, and den meetings are a mix of in-person and virtual. 

Pack Meeting - Pack Hike

posted May 31, 2019, 3:47 AM by Web Master

Join us for our last pack meeting of the school year.  Friday, June 14th, 7pm, Gold Mine Loop Trail.  We will meet at VFW Post 5633 - 11511 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854.  This is a nice easy hike.  Bring water.

Campout, Saturday & Sunday, May 18th & May 19th

posted May 8, 2019, 3:06 PM by Web Master   [ updated May 9, 2019, 1:36 PM ]

 Pack 773 is going camping on Saturday, May 18 for one night at Rohrbach Campground at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD.  All Scouts and their families are invited to this event.  All Scouts must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Please join us for the entire weekend or part of it.  The park is about 50 miles from Potomac.

The fee for the campout is $10 per person or $30 per family.  Kids 3 and under free.  This money will pay for the campsite rental, charcoal, s’mores and glow sticks.
Register and pay here:
 
 
Rohrbach Campground offers many types of activities which include hiking, biking, and exploring our nation's history.  See the Rohrbach Campground website for details.  We have reserved group campsites which are all adjacent to each other.

The Pack will provide charcoal for you to grill something for your family.  Please bring a side dish to share with the pack for dinner.  Bring beverages for your family.  Bring breakfast for your family to share with the pack.  We will lay out all food for a breakfast buffet.  The pack will supply s’mores of desert.

If you own a tarp or free standing tarp (the type used for tailgating at football games) please bring it in case it rains! 


Food items to bring:

·       Something to grill for your family.

·       Side dish to share with the pack for dinner.

·       Beverages for your family.

·       Breakfast for your family to share with the pack.  We will lay out all food for a breakfast buffet.

·       Mess kits or paper plates for your family.

·       Cups

·       Cutlery

·       Paper towels, trash bags, soap.

 

Tentative itinerary:

·       3pm: Check into campsite.

·       3pm to 6pm:  Setup camp.  Free play.  Explore park.  Den activities.

·       5pm:  Start cooking dinner.

·       6pm:  Dinner and cleanup.

·       7pm:  Campfire.  Each den will present a skit or song.  S’mores.

·       9pm:  Bedtime.

·       10pm:  Lights out.  Quite time.

·       7am:  Breakfast and free play or den activity.

·       10am: Depart.

 

Things to consider bringing (attached are full REI check lists):

·       Tent with ground cloth (should be smaller than foot print of tent).

·       Sleeping bag with pad or air mattress.  Pillow if desired.

·       Canteen or water bottles.

·       Folding chairs.

·       Tarp or fly (coordinate with Den leader).

·       Camping stove (coordinate with Den leader).

·       Lantern and flashlights.

·       Change of clothes.

·       Swim suit.

·       Long underwear.

·       Warm jacket.

·       Rain gear.

·       Stocking hat.

·       2nd pair of shoes or boots.

·       Mess kit.

·       First aid kit.

·       Toiletry kit.

·       Food and beverages.

 

Please note:

·       Alcohol is prohibited by both the Boy Scouts and the Park service.

·       No firearms or fireworks.

·       No knives issued to Cub Scouts please.

·       Please do not bring axes, hatchets or saws.


Rohrbach Campground

18316 Burnside Bridge Rd

Sharpsburg, MD 21782

 

https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/251263

 

Campout lead:

Anthony Van Vuren

Blue & Gold Dinner - Saturday February 9th, 5pm

posted Jan 20, 2019, 8:43 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 21, 2019, 6:08 AM ]

Join us for our annual Blue & Gold Dinner.  Your entire family is invited to this catered event.  Please bring a cake created by you and your son to enter our cake completion.  This year's cake theme is Video Games.  Buy your tickets 
HERE

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