Upcoming Events -December to March! (updated 1/14)

1/14/2022 please note- our Invention Convention has moved to our March Pack Meeting! We had to cancel our January Pack Meeting.

1/20/2022 CutNight is “on”.. see email sent 1/14 for CarKit pick-up locations and see below for CutNight Locations/Schedule…yes there is a schedule for dif dens.

What’s on deck? -At-a-glance:

  • 12/10 December Pack Meeting, 6:30PM start, @St Agnes Parish Center (2nd floor + outside)
  • 12/20 Committee Meeting (aka Parent planning meeting)
  • 12/23-1/3 Holiday Vacation – no programming
  • 1/8 P735 Annual TUBING!!!!!! Nashoba Valley Tubing Park. Littleton, MA
  • 1/14 January Pack Meeting meeting cancelled but – Invention Convention! moved to March Meeting
  • 1/20 “CutNight” -Pinewood Car pick up, design & cutting (location and schedule listed on PinewoodDerby Page)!
  • 1/24 Committee Meeting (aka Parent planning meeting)
  • 2/11 “Impound Night” Turn in & register for racing! – @St Athanasius Parish Center
  • 2/12 P735 Pinewood Derby!!! – 9AM-Noon @ Joshua Eaton Elementary
  • 3/11 Pack735 Blue and Gold Banquet + Invention Convention!

As a reminder, above and below only reflect Pack Events (all Dens). Your Den Meeting Schedule is owned by you the families and your awesomely nice and generous Den Leader who is a parent, just like you. Meeting inside? Wear a mask..it’s required inside…required.

During the Holidays- all Scouts should work on the private but important, Duty to God and Family Adventure. All faiths and beliefs are respected in Cub Scouts so whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, other, or you believe in the higher power of Math, please give some time to ponder “reverence” and talk about believing in something bigger than the individual.

Last thing, Scouts should work with their Den to complete the Inventions for our January Invention Convention. Keep it simple. Keep it fun! Kids love to invent, all you have to do is believe in them.

Wooooo hooooo, Winter program starts now! Check back often for updates and expanded details for our Pack 735 Cub Scout Program, December thru March!

Make sure to search for Sarah K’s awesome email with Invention Convention instructions.

Pack 735 Leaders are parents like you. Celebrate that. ..from recent Nov Meeting before T-Storms led us to postpone

Details, Details, Details:

12/10 December Pack Meeting, 6:30PM start, St Agnes Parish Center (2nd floor + outside)

December Pack Meeting (all Scouts) will meet at St Agnes Parish Center (2nd floor). Bring a mask please as we’ll be inside for the first part and outside for the second part. Bring an unwrapped gift to donate for Toys-For_Tots because we will collect unwrapped gifts supporting Reading Fire Dept Gift Drive! Also, we’ll be celebrating our fundraising activities by Pie’ing leaders just after our Scouts complete an Invention Convention Primer!

We need all Scouts, esp Scouts who sold Popcorn to attend! Special surprise activity.

Be there in Class A uniform, tucked in and looking sharp! -St Agnes Parish Center in Reading is located just behind/next to St Agnes Church…brick building w/ parking.

St Agnes Parish Center, 186 Woburn St, Reading, MA 01867
Yes, leaders will be Pied by top seller (scouts) at end of Dec Meeting, just like in 2019

12/20 Committee Meeting (aka Parent planning meeting) -Location announced via email

All parents are encouraged to attend our parent/program planning meetings. Often, these 1hr meetings, focus on the next upcoming Pack 735 Event. This one will discuss needs for January’s Invention Convention, “CutNight” and Tubing event! Join us. Great way to make friends and get a break from your kids.

1/8 (proposed) P735 Annual Snow TUBING!!!!!! Nashoba Valley Tubing Park. Littleton, MA

We are working to get back to normal and normal in Pack 735 included a rocking day at Nashoba Valley Tubing Park! We are working to lock in this date, so you should expect it. Hold Saturday 1/8 starting at 1PM. We cover the cost of Tubing for Scouts. The entire family is welcome to attend (non-Scout fee very affordable). -Waiver signing required by parent ~1PM

Pack735 Nashoba Tubing 2019 -Serious Scout Family Fun

1/14 January Pack Meeting this meeting cancelled due to COVID challenges…note our Invention Convention! is moved to our March Pack Meeting!!

Invention Convention MOVED to March Pack meeting! Invention Convention awesomeness at St Athanasius Parish Center, 7-8:30PM! Presentations, Inventions, STEM fun, Awards and more’s. Don’t miss this event. Wear a Mask and Scouts-be in Class A Uniform tucked in and looking sharp! Don’t forget your Scout’s invention materials! Detailed Schedule coming soon. -Set up between 6-7PM –

Pack 735 Invention Convention – Examples from Heather & Sarah’s Den event last year!

1/20 “CutNight” -Pinewood Car pick up, design & cutting -see Pack Calendar for Location

“CutNight” is a fantastic event for Scouts and family. 1/20/2022 event Schedule and Location can be found on our PinewoodDerby page linked below. We hand out PineWood Derby Car kits (see email sent 1/14 for pick up location), you design and “cut” them out using our volunteer (parents) donated Bandsaws. Kids do the designing. Qualified adults run the powertools. You’ll have a couple weeks to sand, paint and decorate your derby car before turning the finalized, race ready car during “ImpoundNight”. Find out more about Pinewood Derby activities here https://readingpack735.org/pinewood-derby/

“CutNight” 2020 – Receive, Design and Cut Pinewood Derby Car! …hey where’s their ClassA uniform anyway?

1/24 Committee Meeting (aka Parent planning meeting) -Location announced via email

All parents are encouraged to attend our parent/program planning meetings. Often, these 1hr meetings, focus on the next upcoming Pack 735 Event. This one will focus on Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet and the Arrow of Light Celebration and CrossOver.

2/11 “Impound Night” Turn in & register for racing! – @St Athanasius Parish Center

All Racers must turn in their finalized, race ready cars at this drop-off event. Cars must be under the required weight target and all wheels must roll (no elevated wheels). Cars will be “Impounded”, labeled and readied for racing the following day!

2/12 P735 Pinewood Derby!!! – 9AM-Noon @ Joshua Eaton Elementary

DO NOT MISS THIS ONE Pack 735! This is the MAIN Event, the most famous of all Cub Scouting activities and one that we make especially awesome. This year we’ll be back at Josua Eaton Elementary. The track will be fast, fun and memorable. Make sure your race ready car is turned in at “ImpoundNight”. Find out more about PineWood Derby here https://readingpack735.org/pinewood-derby/

Pack 735 Pandemic Pinewood Derby. Constraints lead to innovation and fun.
Pack 735, never forget the Moms and Dads who make these events happen. They are just like you.

3/11 Pack735 Blue and Gold Banquet! Location coming soon.

Blue and Gold is a Cub Scout Tradition not to be missed. Last year, the crazy pandemic prohibited us from hosting this amazing meal but we are hopeful to get back to normal this spring. Think epic pot luck, great entertainment and solid memories with family and friends.

Pack 735 Blue and Gold 2019 – Epic Potluck. That’s right- Potluck. It was epic.

April – Arrow of Light Celebration and Cross Over Party!

April will bring our much anticipated Arrow of Light Celebration and Webelos 2 Cross Over party. Trust me on this, you do not want to miss this Pack 735 event. Not only will it be our Webelos2 (5th graders) last official CubScout meeting, you’ll also help to celebrate a not-too-often changing of the guard. As I said, don’t miss this.

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