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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)

Pack 702 Open Enrollment

Posted by Matt Vilk on Aug 20 2015 - 11:43am

Cub Scouting is open to boys in the 1st - 5th grades and is a a great way for parents and sons to spend quality time together, take part in fun activities, and work on community service projects that help build character, teamwork and self-esteem. Join Pack 702 at Pointers Run Elementary School on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 PM for our Open Enrollment Night.  We will have adult leaders and scouts available to help answer questions about our pack and all the great things we do.  Here's a short list of exciting things we do:  Fall/Spring Family Camping, Pinewood derby (building/racing a wooden car), hiking, fishing, community service projects, raingutter regatta (building/racing a small sailboat), banquets, cake bakes, handbook advancements, skits, cookouts, sports/events, basic first aid, River Hill Parade, and much more!  Anyone not able to attend open enrollment night is encouraged to email us at newscout@pack702.mypack.us Join us!

Pack 702 Dues - Early Bird Discount

Posted by Matt Vilk on Aug 19 2015 - 8:45am

Scouts and Akela,  It's that time again - time to pay the annual Pack 702 dues for new or continuing scouts.  No change from last year, $55, early bird discount.  The price increases to $60 on 9/21.  The purpose of the early bird discount is to aid the committee in rechartering our pack with the BSA.  The best way to pay is using our website http://clarksville702.mypack.us/paypal/pay or click on "Online Payments" from the menu on the left-hand side of the web site.  Checks can also be provided to John D'Antonio made out to Pack 702.  New scouts will also need to fill out the application form (in person).  We'll have these forms on hand at raingutter, recruiting night (PRES), and at 9/20 Pack Meeting.  Questions can be emailed to committee@pack702.mypack.us additionally, any new prospective scouts can also be passed to your den leader or the cubmaster. 

GaGa-Ball Barn Raising at Mt. Zion

Posted by Kathy Hawthorne on Jul 18 2015 - 9:13pm

For those that are in town and available, Pack 702 will be assembling/donating a GaGa-ball pit on Sunday August 2nd at Mt. Zion. This is a service project for the kids and an opportunity to give back to our charter organization. For those parents that are unfamiliar, GaGa ball is a "dodge ball" style game played in a large wooden octagon. It is a lot of fun for kids and adults. Kids that attened National Pike Day Camp this summer really enjoyed playing on the GaGa pits there. Our Pack 702 kids will get a lot of mileage out of this pit in the upcoming years. It will be a great way to start/finish den meetings this fall.

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. 

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