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Welcome to Pack 702!

The Pack is chartered by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church through the Boy Scouts of America, and is made up of families primarily from Pointers Run Elementary School (PRES).  Pack 702 is part of the National Pike District within BSA's Baltimore Area Council.

Mt Zion Unitied Methodist Church is located on 12430 Scaggsville Road  Highland, MD 20777.

If you are interested in joining, or have any questions, please use the "Join Pack 702" link on the left menu.

Yours in Scouting,

Dave Lovell (Cub Master)

River Hill Independence Day Parade

Posted by Dave Lovell on Jun 17 2015 - 6:11pm

Dear Cub Scouts and Akela,

The 4th of July is rapidly approaching, and we hope to have a great turnout for the River Hill Independence Day Parade. As in previous years, we will have a “float” (a trailer pulled by a truck) decorated in Pack 702 and patriotic fashion.  The Cub Scouts, along with their parents, will walk the parade route handing out candy and miniature American flags.  A few details so you can prepare:

1. The trailer will be in line for staging at PRES by 8 am.

2. We will decorate the trailer from 8 am to 9 am.  We need people and staple guns – the decorations themselves are already purchased.

3. Restrooms are available at PRES before the parade kicks off.

4. There is no parking at PRES. There is limited parking at Clarksville Middle School for vehicles not in the parade.

5. The parade formally kicks off at 9 am.

6. The parade ends at the River Hill Village Center.  There is a reception for parade participants at the Clarksville Fire Department (they normally have watermelon, popsicles, cookies, etc.).

7. Most people find it advantageous to park and leave a vehicle near the end of the parade route so they have a convenient way home after the parade.

8. Cub Scouts and adult leaders should wear their Class “A” uniforms.

9. Everyone should wear sunscreen.

10. We will provide bottled water in a cooler, to be stored on the trailer.

11. Cub Scouts are expected to walk the parade route, not ride scooters or bikes, not ride on the trailer, or in the towing vehicle.  The purpose of the trailer is to bear the decorations, boxes of candy and flags, the water cooler, and any music amplification device we can get our hands on.

12. Cub Scouts are expected to be on their best behavior, as befits members of BSA, and parents are expected to ensure that this happens. Our mission is to present the public face of BSA, of Cub Scouts, of Pack 702 and its chartered organization (Mt. Zion Church), to help celebrate Independence Day, and to hand out candy and flags to parade observers.

Thank you to all who can participate – this is always a lot of fun for Scouts and parents, and I hope to see you all there.

Cubmaster Dave

We Remember- May 22

Posted by rosemary scutt on May 9 2015 - 8:46pm

Don't forget to sign up for We Remember!  It will take place Friday, May 22nd at Baltimore National Cemetary in Catonsville.  It's amazing to see all the flags that scouts place for Memorial Day.  The event starts at 6:00 pm but you'll need to be there earlier to park. 

Spring Camping "What to Expect" File

Posted by Matt Vilk on Apr 25 2015 - 8:31am

Spring camping is approximately a week away!  The attached file is "What to Expect on Pack 702 Spring Camping".  Though the file is intended for those new to the group, it does include a few essential reminders.  1) Bring your own cup 2) Bring your Class A uniform (for graduation) 3) Bring your fishing pole/tackle.  The file also has suggested packing list items for each family.  Looking forward to the event!

Spring Camping Info

Posted by Matt Vilk on Apr 25 2015 - 7:41am

Greetings Campers!! The Camping Countdown has begun. The weather for next weekend is looking spectacular, and Rocky Gap State Park is a wonderful, beautiful place to camp, fish, hike, and just relax.  Check it out at:  http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/rockygap.aspx If you haven't had a chance yet to register, please hurry on over to the Pack 702 website and sign-up.  Registration officially closes Monday morning so that we can purchase the proper amount of food and supplies.  The latest schedule of activities is enclosed.   Scouts and their families are encouraged to attend the entire weekend, but even if you can only visit for one day, or stay just one night, we look forward to seeing you all out there.  But please make sure not to miss graduation at 4pm, and the Perfect Pack Pasta Party for Saturday dinner! More to follow...Spring Campout Committee.

Cake Bake Reminders

Posted by Matt Vilk on Apr 18 2015 - 9:36pm

Pack Meeting 4/19, 5:45pm, Mt. Zion Fellowship Hall, Scout Cake Bake.  Parents bring your checkbooks! Categories are Video Games, Superheroes/Comic Book Characters, Cub Scout Ranks (colors and badges), Undersea, Most Patriotic, and That Doesn't Look Like a Cake.  All proceeds are for Friends of Scouting (FOS).  There are prizes for the winner of each category.  See you there!

Spring Family Camping & Graduation

Posted by Matt Vilk on Apr 11 2015 - 11:30pm

Scouts and Parents, don't forget to sign up for spring family camping at Rocky Gap State Park.  The first weekend in May is a three day weekend for Howard County Public Schools and this is a great opportunity for the boys to get outdoors and do some really fun activities with the Pack. Camping includes our fishing derby, hiking, numerous pack-wide cookouts, aviary tour, camp fires, and graduation.  Please let Dave Lovell, J.C. Smart, or myself know if you have any questions.

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