7/1 Update

Hi All,

Here are the latest on-goings:

Meeting Surveys

Over the summer and into the fall, we include these surveys below in the newsletters to get feedback on when Den & Pack Meetings should meet.

Overall response data will be shared with Den Leaders but individual family responses are not collected (families are anonymous & even the survey creator doesn’t know who responded).

Pack Meeting Survey

Den Meeting Survey

Links for Interested Families

Here are a few links to share with interested families if they ask about 735 over the summer.

Interested in Scouting?

About Us

Parent Info

735 Programming

Memories Page

Dues Info

Popcorn Information

We are starting to receive information about the upcoming fundraising season and what we know for certain has been posted to the Fundraising Information page.

A big change this year is that Council & Trails End rolled out an app in mid-June for management of the whole process. Both parties are really pushing for Units to use this new tool.

We have been taking the training videos and playing around with the new app and there is definitely a learning curve. To help with this, we will set up some parent meet ups in the fall before Show & Sales to go over the app and answer questions.

2019-2020 Dues Information

With the school year just finished, we examined the billing from Council and the Scout Shop and kept our dues level. There are no changes from the 2018-2019 year. Links are below.

Pay 735 – We are now taking online payments!

Dues Info – Updates questions have been posted.

We will still take checks and will have lock boxes available as well as Square & credit card reader for processing dues at meetings and events this fall.

Other Website Updates

The following pages were created or updated:

Memories – Consolidated links pictures of Events, Programming & Den Meetings over the past 2 years

Campfire Ring Location – Pictures & Directions of the Council Ring location

Class B Uniform Ordering – We set up ordering forms for getting 735 Class B uniforms. We still have some apparel on hand from a large custom order a few years ago.

We are also setting up on online store through SquadLocker which should be online in the next couple of days.

Contact Us – Updated information on how to contact the Pack specifically.

Scouting Shops – Online & local shop locations for scout gear.

Adult Leader Training – Training information for Adult Leaders.

Calendars/Schedules – Calendar links for the Pack, Reading (All Units) & Council. We will try to post dent meeting schedules as well for the upcoming year.

Become Part of an Event Planning Group

All of the 735 program & event planning is done by parent volunteers. We have leaders for all our upcoming events but “Many hands does make light work”.

See our Volunteering Sign Ups for descriptions of our current planning groups.

New England Base Camp Overnight Sign Ups August 3, 2019 – August 4, 2019

A Sign-Up Genius for this is available at Event Sign Ups.

Summer Programming 

Here the planned events for the summer:

  • Sat Jul 13, 2019, 9:00am – 11:30am: Hike @ Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sat Aug 3, 2019 – Sun Aug 4, 2019: New England Base Camp Overnight
  • Sat Aug 17 2019, 9:00am – 10:30am: Rocket Launch!!!

If you have any suggestions for topics or events for the newsletter then email contact@readingpack735.org.


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