Announcements


First Pack Meeting September 17, 2:00 PM - Outdoor Fun, New/Returning Member Registration

posted Aug 15, 2017, 5:41 AM by Admin -   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 6:25 AM ]

First Pack Meeting - Outdoor Fun, New & Returning Member Registration


Our first pack meeting of the year will be held on Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 PM. 

The meeting will be hosted by the Farr family at 6 Countryside Road in Natick. Plenty of on-street parking available.

We will have some outdoor fun (races, tug of war, balance & skill activities) and a marshmallow roast. 
We will have registration forms for new and returning members to sign.

For families new to scouting: Come check out the pack meeting, meet the leadership team and ask questions about the program. 
If you would like to join the pack you can register on Sunday or at a later time if you need to think about it.

Email cubmaster@natickpack310.org if you have any questions.



Overnight Dates

posted May 12, 2017, 7:22 AM by Admin -

Nobscot Camp out May 20/21: The Pack covers all the expenses for this overnight. People show up in the afternoon after sports and other activities. We host a cookout, games and marshmallow roast. Some families who aren't into camping depart for the day after dinner or the campfire roast. For families that want to camp out breakfast will be provided. Departure is based on your morning schedule. Hang out and enjoy the hiking at Nobscot reservation or depart early to attend your remaining events for the weekend.

We'll send follow-on mails with more details, suggestions on what to bring, etc. and den leads will be collecting RSVP's. The whole family is welcome!

Things to bring for overnight:

  • Tent, sleeping bags
  • Toothbrush
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Warm clothes and rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Favorite snack


 Paw Sox Camp out June 17/18:

 The Paw Sox camp out will be June 17/18 at McCoy stadium in Pawtucket. Families show up in the afternoon, watch a Paw Sox game and then a movie on the big screen after setting up tents in the outfield. Dinner is through the concession stand. Families often supplement with snacks, fruit, etc. People wake up pretty early to depart after an a-la-cart breakfast (yogurt, muffins, coffee). The whole family is welcome.

 Cost for the overnight is 29.50. This includes a ticket for the game and a $10 voucher for ballpark credit (for concessions, merchandise).

Again, we'll send out more details and den leads will be collecting RSVP's.

May 2017 Events

posted Apr 25, 2017, 8:27 PM by Admin -

Upcoming Pack 310 Events:

May 16    Let Den Leads know your Scouting For Food Results
May 18    Last Pack Meeting. Camp Mary Bunker 6:30 PM (note earlier time than usual)
May 31    Participation in Memorial Day Parade 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Scouting For Food was Kicked off at the April Pack Meeting. Flyer is Here: CubScoutFoodDriveRequest2017Flyer.docx
This has guidelines for how the Food Drive works. Thanks in advance for your participation.

Overnights: Nobscot Camping Overnight, PawSox Overnight TBD.

January Pack Meeting Pinewood Derby and Announcements

posted Jan 20, 2017, 4:41 AM by Admin -



Pinewood Derby:


  • Our annual Pinewood Derby will be Saturday January 21. The races start at 10:00 at Memorial School. This is our January Pack meeting.
  • If you have other events that day you can still race your car (but attending the Derby is really fun). Show up at 10:00 to check your car in. We'll race your car for you and the results will be recorded and posted. If you show up at the end of the race you can get an update on how your car did and collect awards.
  • I have attached the rules and some pinewood Derby pointers. Please note that the rules have changed this year. You MUST use the pre-cut slots to install your wheel on the car. In previous years you were allowed to cut new slots or drill more accurately placed holes into the body to install the wheels. This is no longer allowed.  If you have already constructed your car we will allow you to race it but if your car wins it must be amended or rebuilt to run in the district finals.
  • We will have come concession available (pizza, drinks, etc)
  • If you don't have an official Pinewood Derby car kit please let me know and I'll set you up. The Pack purchases these for the scouts. 
  • This event take a lot of work. The leadership team could use some help. Please let your den lead know if you are available to:
    • show up early to set up the race track
    • run the races
    • run the software to manage the races, get timing results
    • arrange for and sell concessions (pizza, snacks, drinks)
    • judge cars for creativity and craftsmanship
    • breakdown the track and cleanup


Spring Overnight

  • Alice Stecko is organizing our spring overnight. This year it will be at Old Sturbridge Village, our first time at this venue. We'll stay in inside in the museum building and participate in both indoor and outdoor events (including a lantern tour of the village). This should be a really fun overnight.
  • Checkin is at 6:30 PM/ Overnight program begins at 7:00PM on Saturday March 11. Save the date!
  • Cost is $60 per person.
  • Siblings are allowed to attend.
  • Please let your Den Lead know if you are able to attend. We will be collecting money shortly.


T-Shirts

  • We have Natick Pack 310 T-shirts available (kids sizes only)!
  • Eric Laub did an awesome job designing these Tees.
  • Shirts are optional but are nice for pack events in warm weather like the Paw Sox overnight.
  • Cost for the Tees is $10. We'll have them available at the Pinewood Derby.



October Pack Meeting: October 27; 7:00PM Memorial School

posted Oct 27, 2016, 9:53 AM by Admin -   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 11:45 AM ]



This pack meeting is the Raingutter Regatta and kickoff for the annual Wreath and Candle sale.

Notes about the Wreath & Candle Sale:

This is the Pack’s only fundraiser and main source of income.

The proceeds from this fundraiser cover the packs activities during the year, books, badges, etc.

Wreaths

$15 each

Standard sized (12” center)

Double-faced pine

Large red velvet bow

Hanukkah Candles

 $8/box

Box of 45 (4.5” length)

Hand decorated

Blue & white colored

Important Dates!

Thursday, November 10th: Final counts and sales money to the Den Leaders. Gives 14 days with two weekends to sell wreaths. Get out there!

Sunday, November 20th: Scouts pick up wreaths and candles from designated Den Leaders.  Sell to friends and families for delivery on Thanksgiving! 


Questions?  cubmaster@natickpack310.org

Thank you for participating.

GOOD LUCK and DO YOUR BEST!

First Pack Meeting September 25, 2:00 PM - Outdoor Fun, New/Returning Member Registration

posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:23 AM by Admin -   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 7:27 AM ]

Our first pack meeting of the year will be held on Sunday September 25 at 2:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Pack Chairman's house. 22 Rockridge Road in Natick. Plenty of on-street parking available.

We will have some outdoor fun (races, tug of war, balance & skill activities) and a marshmallow roast. We will have registration forms for new and returning members to sign.

For families new to scouting: Come check out the pack meeting, meet the leadership team and ask questions about the program. If you would like to join the pack you can register on Sunday or at a later time if you need to think about it.

Email cubmaster@natickpack310.org if you have any questions.

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Last Pack Meeting May 26 - Cochituate State Park

posted May 26, 2016, 1:09 PM by Admin -

Pack,
  We'll meet at 6:30 for some awards, games and a marshmallow roast. Go to Lake Cochituate State Park and turn left after the main entrance to head towards and park at the boat ramps. The park is not officially open and collecting parking fees until next Monday, Memorial Day. From there head to the wooded areas above the beach. You will see the Pack. We'll have some people helping out with this.

May Pack Meeting - Camp mary Bunker - Cancelled

posted May 17, 2016, 1:42 PM by Admin -   [ updated May 19, 2016, 2:48 PM ]

Folks, This meeting is cancelled due to concerns about rain. Stay tuned for rescheduling information.

This is our last pack meeting for the scouting year. We'll have awards, games and a marshmallow roast.

Details:

  • The Pack meeting starts at 6:30 as we need to exit the Park by 8:00. PLEASE NOTE the Annual Schedule recently listed the start as 6:00. 6:30 is the start time for the meeting.
  • Bring some bug repellent just in case it gets warm enough for insect activity
  • Map to Camp Mary Bunker

In the event of rain I will cancel the meeting. Please keep an eye on your e-mail and the pack website for notice about this. We have Memorial School reserved the following Thursday as a rain date.


March Events

posted Mar 16, 2016, 3:18 AM by Admin -   [ updated Mar 16, 2016, 3:26 AM ]

Saturday March 19:  Museum of Science Overnight


For those of you joining the overnight here is a link to the Overnight Survival Guide and some high level info:

  • Arrive between 5-6:30
  • Park in Upper levels of garage. There is one flat $5.00 parking fee for overnights.
  • Follow signs for Overnight Check-in.
  • Put bags in area assigned to Pack 310 (look for signs).
  • If you have any questions do let me know 
  • MOS Overnight Survival Guide


Thursday March 24  - Memorial School 6:30-8:30 PM Blue & Gold Dinner


This Pack meeting & dinner celebrates the anniversary of Cub Scouts.We will have some great food, desert and entertainment.

  • Families are welcome to attend.
  • The Pack picks up the cost of this dinner.
  • We'll have entertainment!

How you can help:

  • Please RSVP to your den leads how many people will attend. If you are not able to attend do let us know that too. This information is needed in order to make sure we order the right amount of food, set up enough tables, etc.
  • Lauri Gordon is organizing this dinner and she could use some help. Do let her know if you are available to help out. There is some shopping to do ahead of the dinner. We will need people to help setup, serve food and cleanup.
  • We will have a slideshow of Den and Pack activities that have happened to date in this scouting year. Mail me some of your favorite pictures from this year and I will include them in the slideshow. These photos will not be distributed or posted on the Internet. Cubmaster Dave Levesque



January 23 Pack meeting - Pinewood Derby!

posted Jan 20, 2016, 9:55 AM by Admin -   [ updated Jan 23, 2016, 3:35 AM ]

  


Latest News: The Race is on today, January 23!


This Saturday the 23rd is our annual Pinewood Derby at Memorial School. Here are a few details about the event:

  • Start time is 10:00 to get your cars registered. The event ends around 2:00. You'll have an hour to prepare to watch a great football game!
  • Pizza, drinks and snacks will be available for a modest price.
  • If your Cub Scout has an event that day (lots of basketball games in session, etc.) you can register your car, attend your event and come back to see how your car is doing and watch the awards ceremony.
  • If you would like to help out please contact your den lead. We could use Judges and people to help run the races, setup, cleanup, etc.

Snow:

There is a lot of talk about a major snowstorm that might hit during the Derby. The leadership team will be monitoring the weather closely and will make the call whether to reschedule the event.

The status of the Derby will be sent to this list, posted on the web site and Den leads will help contact families directly. If we cancel, the event will be rescheduled to a different Saturday.


Pinewood Derby Info:

Rules: 

Tuning Hints:


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