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Pack 24 is going camping

What do scouts love the most about scouting? That’s right, being in the outdoors! To wind down an awesome year of scouting will be holding a year end camp out at the Boy Scout camp in Ashford, CT; J. N. Webster. Location: 231 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278 
We know that there are many activities competing for your time, so we have tried to make this camping trip as flexible as possible. You have three different ways to participate:

* All weekend – You can come up Friday afternoon, set up camp, and enjoy a weekend in the woods

* Saturday Camper – Can’t get up Friday night? Have a Saturday morning commitment? That’s fine, head on up ASAP and we’ll have a tent spot for you.  

* Day tripper – You can’t spend the night sleeping under the stars, but you know there is nothing better than s’mores over campfire. Come up Saturday for the day, enjoy the activities we have planned, stay for the campfire, fellowship and most importantly s’mores. Head home Saturday night with a tired, but happy scout. 

Finally, we can’t make this the high quality event you have come to expect with some help. Many hands make light work so we are asking each family to volunteer in one of three areas:

* Food – Working with other parents to plan a menu, gather the food, and run the camp kitchen. This is your chance to eat something other than beanies and weenies all weekend. Bonus, you get first dibs on s’mores!

* Activities – Boys have the most fun when we can balance free play with guided group activities. Help coordinate Pack wide games such as sharks v minnows, tug of war, hikes, and scavenger hunts. We have plenty of ideas to help you get started.  

* Random tasking – Maybe you are allergic to food and fun, we have a role for you! Help out wherever those late minute things come up. Can’t say what they are quite yet, but we will know who we can call!
Sign up now so we can start getting an approximate head count here:
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See you under the stars!

2015 Blue & Gold Banquet

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Join us for Pack 24’s 2015 Blue & Gold Banquet on Sunday, February 22nd (4-6:30PM) at the American Legion.  The theme this year is camping and our celebration will include crafts, knot tying, s’more relays, pitch-a-tent races, and an indoor campsite photo booth for scouts, families, and dens to capture some scouting memories.  Dinner will include pizza, salad, and makeshift s’mores from a chocolate fountain.   The event will conclude with a magic show by Derek Whitneck. Hope everyone can join us! Please RSVP by Thursday, February 19th so we can plan accordingly for food and beverages.  Thanks!

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Camping at Odetah

tentJoin us for an overnight camping trip on Oct 18th, 2014 at Odetah Camping Resort in Bozrah, CT. The theme of the weekend will be “Hocus Pocus” and events will include a movie in the lodge (Paranorman), pumpkin painting, corn husking, bobbing for donuts and pumpkin toss, a costume contest, and site-to-site trick or treating. Limited availability for tent sites so please RSVP ASAP. Registration and payments must be made by Oct. 1st at the latest. Cost is $30 for parent and child combo to cover site fee and activities.

We will plan on meeting at the campsite around 1PM on Saturday (Oct 18th) after checking in at the gate. The Pack will provide the main course for grilling dinner (burgers & dogs) as well as water bottles, s’more supplies, and the main course for breakfast but ask that each participant bring another staple (more to come). Checkout the following day is at 1PM. In addition to the thematic activities of the weekend, Odetah offers a lake, heated pool and Jacuzzi, miniature golf, playground, and arcade…to name a few. Feel free to bring your swimsuits, kayaks, fishing poles, and/or hiking boots. Should be a ton of fun! Hope to see you there!

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Pack 24 Graduation Ceremony

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Pack 24 Scouts receiving the mark of the Webelos tribe, and honor for those working toward the Arrow of Light

On Thursday, May 22nd (6:30PM) at Lillie B. Haynes Elementary School, we will be celebrating all of the hard work that our leaders, parents and especially scouts have put into this fun year.   It will be a regal event starting with a formal flag ceremony outside, followed by advancement of all boys to the next stage of scouting.  Webelos will take part in a special face painting ceremony to signify receiving their badge and moving up to level 2 and working on their Arrow of Light.   There will be snacks, cupcakes, beverages and crafts!  In addition, we are welcoming all boys in the East Lyme area entering 1st through 5th grade next year to join us.  Pack 24 Scouts…feel free to invite a friend!  It will be a great opportunity for new boys to learn about Scouting and to grow the Pack!  Hope to see everyone there!