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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

Pack Meeting - Montgomery County Recycling Center - Monday, January 28th, 10:30am

posted Dec 15, 2018, 9:51 AM by Web Master

The pack will be visiting the Montgomery County Recycling Center on Monday January 28th, at 10:30AM.  The recycling center is located at:  16105 Frederick Road, Derwood, MD 20855.  

More information will be provided soon.

Pinewood Derby Workshop, Saturday, January 19th, 11:00am, 1:40pm, 4:00pm

posted Dec 15, 2018, 9:41 AM by Web Master

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 
9200 Kentsdale Drive 
Potomac, MD 20854 

Hosted by Troop and Pack 706

This is an opportunity to complete the major tasks of designing and building your cars. We provide a woodworking shop with work stations staffed by experienced volunteers:

· safety briefing with building do’s and don’ts. Eye and ear protection is provided.

· car design station with various templates provided

· basic shape cutting station using multiple band saws

· powers sanding station with multiple bench sanders

· drill station with drill presses rigged to drill holes to insert lead weights (provided)

· weigh station with precision scales to get to the critical 5 ounces

· two powerful dust control systems keep the air clean of saw dust

$15 per car 

PLEASE BRING YOUR CAR KIT.


Potomac Day Parade - Saturday, October 20th

posted Aug 28, 2018, 10:27 AM by Web Master

Pack 773 will participate in the Potomac Day Parade.  We will meet at 9:30am at River Road and Potomac Manors Drive.  The parade will start at 10:30am.

Pack Carnival - Join Scouting Night - Friday, October 12th

posted Aug 28, 2018, 9:35 AM by Web Master

Hosted by the Bear Den - 7pm, PUMC

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