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2015 - 2016 Events

posted Oct 6, 2015, 10:08 PM by Burlington Pack 555   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 6:48 PM ]
Thanks to Steve Myers who put this awesome description of the upcoming pack activities for this year!

To all Pack 555:

We have a very exciting year planned for Pack 555 and we wanted to take a second to review some of the great activities and events we have planned for this year.   
We wanted you to have this summary as you plan your year with your Scouts. You can find additional details, as well as a listing by chronological date (instead of being grouped by type as shown below) on the Pack Calendar located here:    

Please note:  The below are the ‘pack-wide’ events and exclude the bi-weekly meetings as well as any other events that are planned with just your den.  We may also add additional activities throughout the year, stay tuned!

Overnight Trips:

10/24/15   Overnight camping Trip at Camp Sayre, Milton

10am on Saturday until after breakfast on Sunday.  $40 for each person (cub or adult) for overnight including dinner and breakfast and lodging.  Or come for the day for $30 each person (cub or adult) for Saturday activities and dinner.  Includes indoor swimming, archery/riflerly, camp fire, capture the flag, et

2/13/16 - 2/14/2016  Overnight indoor camping – Ecotarium
For this year, the event is an overnight at the EcoTarium in Worcester or Sturbridge Village. 
$50 per camper (anyone staying the night). Arrive at 6PM on 2/13.

4/2/16  Spring Outdoor Campout
Spring time is finally here!  Come join us at an official Scout Camp for our annual spring campout.  Details and costs to be announced as date gets closer. 

May 21st  Cross-Over Outdoor event – Rahanis Park, Burlington
All scouting troops (Ventures, Girl Scouts, Boy/Cub Scouts) in Burlington will join us for the annual event that recognizes the achievements of all scouts, particularly the Webelos II who are crossing over to Boy Scouts.   Start is at 6:00pm if setting up a tent/camping or come at 7pm for the evening ceremony.  The evening includes recognition, snacks, campfire/skits, outdoor games.    In the morning, partake in the annual pancake & sausage breakfast tradition.   After tents are packed up, the park is transformed with additional games, scout exhibits, and other fun activities on Sunday.  Cost is free. 
Day Outings / Events:

10/17/15  Pumpkin Fest – Camp Sayre, Milton.    
This is not a 555 official event, but something that the Scouts do that is very enjoyable.  It starts at 10am and has over 2,000 people in attendance.  $25 in advance for child, free for adults.   Dozens of pumpkin themed activities, including pumpkin chucking, riferly, archery, hay rides, mazes, pumpkin bowling, etc.  Food is sold on-site.  Brad Knighton from the New England Revolution will be there as well as the “hyper shock” robot from ABC’s Battle Bots.   See:    
10/28/15  Pack 105’s Halloween event – Fox Hill School from 6:30pm to 8pm  
Pack 105 is having a Halloween pack meeting and has invited scouts from Pack 555 to participate.  Please RSVP by 10/12 to Kim Lynch of Pack 105 at
11/7 & 11/14  Scouting for Food (to eliminate hunger)
Scouts will drop off food donation bags in their neighborhoods on Saturday, 11/7.  On the morning of Saturday, 11/14, Scouts will collect the bags of food donations door to door. After collecting the food, Scouts should bring the donated food to the Burlington Food Pantry at 9am where they will sort and organize the food from 9:00am - 10:30am.
11/10/15  State House Tour, Boston, MA.  
This Tuesday is a school holiday and we have an amazing opportunity to tour the State House during the day!  Come join Pack 555 for a very informative tour just for us, see the beautiful capital, have a pizza lunch and learn about our government.  Free.
11/11/15  Veterans Day Ceremony, Town Common, Burlington @ 10am.  
Another day off from school, so come in Scout uniform to support out veterans, hear the Burlington HS band, and participate in the ceremony on the common.  Free.
11/21/15  Pie Collection for Burlington Food Bank.  
Event takes place at Shaws in Burlington from 9am – 3pm.   We collect Pie’s to give to the Food Bank for use for Thanksgiving Dinner’s for those less fortunate.  This event is always a rewarding one for the scouts. 

10/31/15  Pirate Trek Hike – Lynnwoods Reservation, Lynn. 
Guided hike throughout this 2,200 acre forest reserve and see Stone Tower and Dungeon Rock (135 foot deep cave, bring flashlights!)  Start time is early afternoon (exact time to be communicated shortly) and will be over in plenty of time to get home and go trick or treating in your own neighborhood.  The event is Free.  More info about the reserve can be found here:
2/21/16  Winter Hike - TBD
Details will be coming closer to the event, but mark it down on your calendar as trekking through the woods is always a 555 highlight!  Free.
3/13/16  Blue Hills Hike in Milton, MA – 
This beautiful 7,000 acre nature park has scenic views, varied terrain and 125 miles of trails.  The cost is Free. The plan is to meet at 12:15, and take the hike up to the observatory for 1 p.m (less than 30 minutes for the hike).  Afterwards, we can continue hiking, or walk back to the parking lot. Cub Scouts are $1, and adults are $3, with one adult free for every four scouts.  Info about the place can be found here:
Pinewood Derby:

3/5/15 The Famous Pinewood Derby - held at UCC Church, Burlington.  
One of the best events and most anticipated events for the year.    Trophies are awarded for fastest car in each den as well as overall pack.   We even have a sibling car races so non-scouts can participate.  Start working on your car early!  Pizza and snacks will be for sale.  Invite the whole family!   Free for scouts, nominal entry fee for siblings.
Blue & Gold Ceremony:

4/24/16 Pack 555 End of Year ‘Graduation’ Ceremony at 5:30pm at Memorial School.
We have our annual buffet dinner and review all the accomplishments of the year.  The cubs receive any badges/certificates that they earned and look forward to the next year.  The Pack covers the costs of the scout and their immediate family.  Additional family members are invited for a reasonable fee.
Summertime 2016

Summer  Week long Cub Scout Day Camp (Lexington or Melrose or Milton)
Although Pack 555 is done for the year, the Boy Scouts run an excellent day camp that you can consider sending your scout to.   Cost is about $230 for the week.  More info here:

Summer  Family Weekend Camp or Webelos Camp
Although Pack 555 is done for the year, the Boy Scouts run an excellent 3 day “Family Camp” or various other camps (like Webelos Camp).   The costs are very reasonable and it is fun for all.   Several 555 families have done this in the past.  See for more info