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Back to Scouting Night - Pack Meeting

posted Sep 1, 2019, 5:35 AM by Web Master

Please join Cub Scout Pack 773 on Friday, September 13th at 7pm for our Join Scouting Night. Boys kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome. A new Tiger den (1st graders) will be forming.  Our meeting will be held at Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 South Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854.  Questions?  membership@potomacpack773.com

Campout, Saturday September 21

posted Aug 16, 2019, 6:45 PM by Web Master

Dear Scout Families:
Please save the date for our fall camping trip which will be held Saturday September 21 this year at Little Bennett Campground in Clarksburg Maryland (30 minutes away from the center of Potomac).  Those families not comfortable with camping are welcome to come for any part of the afternoon, dinner, campfire and then return home for the evening.  Because the campground required us to book a two night minimum we have the camp site from 1:00 PM on Friday September 20 through 11:00 AM on Sunday September 22.    A group fire ring, cooking grills, picnic tables and portable toilet facilities are provided for guests in the group camping area.  Although there is no running water on site, potable water is available at Loop E Bath House.  Parking is available at the site for 20 cars.  Little Bennett has many activities for families and they are listed below.  


Saturday, September 21st 
10am-11:45am Pedal Kart Track is OPEN! 
12pm-2 pm   Laser Tag! $5/person, per game—pay in the Camp Store 
1pm Decorate your own Woodlands Animal Mask at the Activity Center! (FREE)  
2pm Tie Dye T-Shirts at the Activity Center! Buy one of their shirts for $6 or dye any of your own white clothing for $4. Pay in the Camp Store. 
3pm GaGa Ball at the GaGa Ball Court (next to Jumping Pillow) 
3:30pm Paint and Decorate your own Wooden Birdhouse at the Activity Center! $2.50 pay at the Camp Store 
4pm Meet at the Activity Center for a Guided Nature Hike 
5pm Paint your own Ceramics at the Activity Center!  ($) Pay in the Camp Store
5pm Play a game of Laser Tag. $5/person, per game—pay in the Camp Store
6pm-7:15pm   Pedal Kart Track is OPEN! 
7:30pm   Movie Night at the Amphitheater - Tonight’s movie is Monsters vs. Aliens!


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

Campout, Saturday & Sunday, September 29th & September 30th

posted Aug 24, 2018, 1:15 PM by Web Master

Pack 773 is going camping on Saturday September 29th for one night at Catoctin Mountain State Park in Thurmont, 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 $40 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:
 
 
Catoctin Mountain State Park offers many types of activities which include hiking and fishing (MD fishing license required).  See the Catoctin Mountain State Park website for details.  We have reserved group campsites which are all adjacent to each other and an outdoor pavilion in case of rain.

We are handling the food differently for this campout.  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.

 

Thinks 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.

 

Catoctin Mountain Park

14707 Park Central Rd

Thurmont, MD 21788

(301) 663-9388

 

https://www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm

 

Campout lead:

Father Mark Michael


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