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Thanks for visiting Cub Scout Pack 70 in New Canaan, hosted by St. Mark's Church. Boys from kindergarten to Grade 5 are invited to join us any time of the year. Reach out to the Cubmaster at james.grohsgal@gmail.com for questions or information on how to sign up.

Our Pack focuses on outdoor adventure and community service. This year, we've had a canoe trip on the Housatonic River, a Campcraft event where Scouts from Troop 70 demonstrated camping and hiking skills to the Cubs, a Pack scavenger hunt and overnighter at Camp Sequassen, our annual Raingutter Regatta (this year in the train station parking lot), and a daffodil planting service project at Waveny Park. This winter and spring, we're going on Pack day hikes and Pack campouts, holding our Pinewood Derby, and performing a service project to combat invasive species.

Pack Hike Sunday Jan. 10 at 1 pm - UPDATED - MEET AT COGNEWAUGH PARKING LOT

Posted on Jan 9 2021 - 9:49pm

NOTE THE CHANGE IN STARTING LOCATION TO COGNEWAUGH ROAD, GREENWICH. 

Time: meet at 1 pm. Hit trail by 1:15 pm.
LocationCognewaugh Road parking lot in Greenwich (not Merriebrook in Stamford). Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cZH3nYkCbw1exC9GA
Alternative parking: Stone Brook Lane, 0.15 miles up the road (it looked legal to me).
Hiking routes: Orange (1 mile) or Purple (3 miles). See details below. We'll break up the routes further if either group is too big. Print a copy of the map if you can, or at least have it loaded on your phone.
Gear and supplies: Weather-appropriate clothing; suitable footwear (the trails are dry but are two spots where we cross water; your feet won't get wet, but your kids' might); water bottles; snacks. I'll bring a first aid kit. If a Lion/Tiger/Wolf parent has another kit, could you please bring it? 
Uniforms: Not required. Red Class B t-shirt if you'd like.
COVID: Don't come if you've got symptoms or should be isolating/quarantining (e.g. recent travel). Masks required.
Dogs: Welcome. Bring a leash. (Note that there are mountain bikers sharing the trails.)
 
[Why are we changing locations? I checked out the Merriebrook lot this afternoon. The lot was overflowing and I saw Stamford police were checking out cars parked on side streets marked with No Parking signs. Cognewaugh was less crowded and had spillover parking.]
 
HIKING ROUTES
 
On the orange route (slightly over one mile), folks will start on the Main Road, where you'll walk through a bit of beech-hemlock forest. You'll then take Dam Trail, where you'll cross a stream, walk alongside a wetland, and walk over the top of a small dam. You'll pick up the Cave Trail, which will take you up a small ridge with lots of white pine and lowbush blueberry and mountain laurel. You come upon a massive rock with an outcropping ledge (the "Cave"). Then you'll go downhill for a bit through a pretty fantastical area with moss and rock and laurel, take the Pine Hill Trail until it connects with Main Road, and head back to the parking lot.
 
On the purple route (about three miles), we'll take Main Road until it connects with Pine Hill Road, then saunter up the switchbacks of Swingset until we hit the Second Loop. We'll take Second Loop until it hits Oak, deke over to Cave Trail, and get back to the parking lot via Dam Trail.
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Yours in Scouting,

Parents meeting PowerPoint Deck

Posted on Jan 5 2021 - 9:03pm

Please see attached from tonight's Parents meeting.

T-shirt and hat survey

Posted on Dec 31 2020 - 3:42pm

Please complete the survey below to help us put together an order for kids' and adults' Class B t-shirts as well as Pack 70 branded hats.

Your responses will help us gauge demand but aren't a commitment to buy.

Webelos' clothing drive for Honduran hurricane victims

Posted on Nov 22 2020 - 3:29pm

Please consider donating the following items to go to the Honduran victims of Hurricanes Eta and Iota. Your donations will be sent directly to a Convent in Tegucigalpa for distribution to those most in need.

Daffodil bulb planting

Posted on Nov 22 2020 - 10:02am

Reminder that the Cubs will be planting daffodil bulbs to beautify the shores of the recently restored Anderson Pond on Saturday, December 5 beginning at 8 am. Pre-registration and masks will be required. Depending on the level of interest, we will ask people to stagger their arrivals to avoid too large a group.

Popcorn - how to order for local delivery versus out of state (there is a difference)

Posted on Oct 29 2020 - 7:51pm

Hello everyone, and thanks for participating in our 2020 Pack 70 Popcorn Fundraiser.  

To sell popcorn with the personal touch of delivery by your Cub Scout, everyone can access the online link at https://tinyurl.com/pack70popcorn or https://new-canaan-pack-70.square.site/2020-popcorn-sale.  (Don’t forget to tell your customers to select your Cub Scout’s name from the drop-down list before ordering so your Cub will get credit for prizes.)  You can also find the link through the Pack 70 website at https://newcanaan70.mypack.us (login: member, password: adventure70) (the popcorn link is under the menu on the left).  Note, ordering through this website will not get the popcorn shipped to the person (even though you can input a shipping address) - the Cub Scouts will be delivering it themselves.

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