Yankee Clipper Council BSA

Cub Scout Pack 73, B.S.A.
South Church - Andover, MA 01810
Cub Scouts from Bancroft School District and Andover in general
Contact Pack 73 by email to cubmaster Dwight Cooper

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Yankee Clipper Council
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Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grades. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purpose of Cub Scouting.

Pack Meetings: We typically meet the 2nd Wednesday of ever month at 7 p.m. Bancroft School unless otherwise noted.

Den Meetings: Dens meet 1 to 2 times a month at South Church, 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

What's Next for 2013-2014 Pack 73 Scout Year:
Join Pack 73 on any Meeting Night.
   Sept. 11:    7:00-7:30 pm. Learn about Scouting and Pack 73, Bancroft Cafeteria. >Join Pack 73 this Fall,
   Sept. 18:    6:00 pm. Rocket Blast Off Pomps Pond
   Sept. 24:    7:15 pm Committee Meeting
   Sept:    Popcorn distribution - Sell Sept. to Nov. -  (Lots of great prizes…start selling now)
   Oct. 20:    1 pm. Tour de Harold Parker State Forest Bike Ride
   Oct. 29:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting
   Nov. 14:    7:00 pm. Egg Drop Pack Event-Andover High School
   Nov. 26:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting
   Dec. 1:   Santa Parade
   Dec. 11:   7pm Woodworking project at Andover High School cafeteria
   Dec. 17:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting
   Jan. 3   6:00 pm Pack swim night at Lawrence Vocational Tech
   Jan. 18:   6:00 pm Pack Overnight-Sno-tubing at Amesbury Sports Park    
   Jan. 27:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Jan 31/Feb 1:    Pinewood Derby
   Feb 24:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Mar 08:     District Derby
   Mar. 16:     Pack Blue and Gold banquet
   Mar. 25:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Aprl 16:     Arrow of Light Crossover
   Aprl. 28:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   May 13:     Pack Campout
   May 26:     Memorial Parade
   June 27:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   June tbd:     Pack Picnic
   July 14-18:     Day Camp-Lone Tree Scout Reservation
   July 27-31:     Webelos Overnight Camp


What we did for 2012-2013 What's Next for 2011-2012 Pack 73 Scout Year:
   Sept. 19:    7:30-8:00 pm. Learn about Scouting and Pack 73, Bancroft Cafeteria. Join Pack 73 this Fall,
   Sept. 25:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Sept. 27, 6-8pm:    Rocket Blast off, Pomps Pond
   Sept:    Popcorn distribution - Sell Sept. to Nov. -  (Lots of great prizes…start selling now)
   Oct. 14:    1 pm. Tour de Harold Parker State Forest Bike Ride
   Nov. TBD:    Bancroft Pasta Night-Dens lead the various games
   Nov. 25   Santa Parade
   Nov 27:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Dec. 12, 7pm    Build woodworking project at Andover High School cafeteria
   Dec. 20:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Jan. 4, 7pm    Pack swim night at Lawrence Vocational Tech
   Jan. 21, 6pm    Pack Overnight    
   Jan. 26:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Feb 1/2:    Pinewood Derby
   Feb:     Ski or Snow Tubing
   Feb:     Scouting for Food
   Feb 26:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Mar. 18:     Pack Blue and Gold banquet
   Mar 23/24:     District Derby
   Mar. 26:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   Aprl 24:     Arrow of Light Crossover
   Aprl. 30:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   May 18:     Pack Campout
   May 27:     Memorial Parade
   June 25:    7:15 pm. Committee Meeting, South Church
   June tbd:     Pack Picnic
   July/Aug:     Day Camp-Lone Tree Scout Reservation
   July/Aug:     Webelos Overnight Camp


What's Next for 2011-2012 Pack 73 Scout Year:
Join Pack 73 on any Meeting Night.
   Sept. 14:    Learn about Scouting and Pack 73, Bancroft Cafeteria
   Sept. 16-18:    Arrow of Light Camping - Webeos, Wah-Tut-Ca, $14 for weekend.
   Sept. 21, 6-8pm:    Rocket Blast off, Bancroft playground
   Sept:    Popcorn distribution - Sell Sept. to Nov. -  (Lots of great prizes…start selling now)
   Oct. 19:   Aerial Assault-Paper Airplanes at Bancroft
   Nov. 16:    Bancroft Pasta Night-Dens lead the various games
   Nov. 27   Santa Parade
   Dec. 14, 7pm    Build woodworking project at Andover High School cafeteria
   Jan. 6, 7pm    Pack swim night at Lawrence Vocational Tech
   Jan. 20, 6pm     Overnight at the Museum of Science    
   Feb 3/4:    Pinewood Derby
   Feb:     Ski or Snow Tubing
   Mar 10:     District Derby, Marshall Middle School, Billerica
   Mar 25:     Pack Blue and Gold banquet
   Aprl 18:     Arrow of Light Crossover
   May 19:     Pack Campout
   May 28:     Memorial Parade
   June tbd:     Pack Picnic
   July 30-Aug 3:     Day Camp-Lone Tree Scout Reservation
   Aug 5-8:     Webelos Overnight Camp


This is what we did in our 2010-2011 Scouting Year:
   Join Pack 73 on any Meeting Night. Learn more about Pack 73

   Sep 9, Wed 7PM @ Bancroft School -  Fall Roundup Join Pack 73 this Fall, Learn more about Pack 73
   Sept. 8th round-up at Bancroft Elementary 7:30-8:00. -  Stop by and pay dues and meet new scouts.
   Sept. 10-12 -  West District Fall Camporee – Webelo 2’s and boy scouts
   Sept. 16th first pack meeting – 6:00 PM -  Rocket Blast off, Bancroft playground
   Sept. 24-26 -  Arrow of Light Camping - Webelo 2's only, Wah-Tut-Ca, $12 for weekend.
   Sept. 25th -  Baloo Training (Outdoor training) – Adults only
   Popcorn distribution end of September - Sell Sept. to Nov. -  (Lots of great prizes…start selling now)
   Oct. 13th - -  Tentative plans for Pasta/Carnival night
   Oct. 16th -  Leader specific training Chelmsford - Adults
   Nov. 6th -  University of scouting for adults (Lawrence Tech.) - Adults
   Nov. 10th - -  Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop
   Dec. 8th - -  Build woodworking project
   Jan. 7th - -  Swim night
   Mid Jan. Overnight - -  TBD
   Jan. 28th or Feb. 5th - -  Pinewood Derby
   More to come -  Pack Meetings and the rest



   This is what we did in our 2008-2009 Scouting year:
   Aug 20, Thu ??PM @ Fisher Cats Field -  Pack: August Activity Fisher Cats Baseball
   Jul 18, Sat 12Noon (NEW TIME!) @ Salem, MA -  Pack: July Activity Harbor Schooner FAME NEW TIME! 12 Noon
   Jun 10, Wed 5PM @ Camp Maude Eaton -  Pack: Annual Pack 73 Picnic
   May 25, Mon 9:00AM @ Park Street -  Pack: Annual Memorial Day Parade
   May 16/17, Sat 1PM @ Harold Parker Old Beach (by HQ) -  Pack : Annual Pack Campout,
   May 9, Sat @ LTSR -  Webelos: Webelos Woods (Webelos only), register on line YCCBSA.org
   May 6, Wed 7PM @ Andover Rec. Park Pavillion -  Pack Meet: "Let's get ready for camping",
   Apr 8, 7PM@ Maude Eaton -  Pack: Pack - Arrow of Light
   Mar 14, Sat 9AM@ First United Methodist Church -  Pack: District Pinewood Derby
   Mar 8, Sun 5PM@ South Church -  Pack: Pack Blue & Gold
   Feb 7-8, Sat 3PM@ Amesbury Sports Park -  Pack: Overnight- Snow Tubing plus!
   Feb 7, Sat 9AM@ St Lucy's Methuen -  Pack: Scout for Food Returns
   Jan 31, Sat 11AM@ Your neighborhood or Store -  Pack: Pack Scouting for Food Bag Distribution
   Jan 31, Sat 7:15AM@ First United Methodist Church -  Pack: Pack Pine Wood Derby Race Day

   Jan 30, Fri 7PM@ First United Methodist Church -  Pack: Pack Pine Wood Derby Weigh In
   Jan 24, Saturday! @ Andover Rec Park -  Webelos II + Troop 73: District Klondike Derby
   Jan 16, Fri 7:30-9:30PM@ GLTS (Voc. Tech - Lawrence) -  Pack: Pack Swim Night - Voc Tech
   Dec 10, Wed 7PM@ Doherty -  Pack: Pack Wood Working - Electronics Organizer
   Nov 30, Sun 9AM@ Park Street -  Pack: Santa Parade
   Nov 22, Sat 7PM@ GLTC -  District - First Ever Cub Scout ChuckWOW (Scouts & Parents)
   Nov 12, Wed 7PM@ TBD -  Pack: Nov. Pack - Paper Air Planes/Model Making/Pre-Activity
   Oct 15, Wed 5:15 @ Bancroft School -  Pack: Pack 73's 3rd annual Carnival for Bancroft family Pasta Feed!
   Sep 17, Wed 7PM @ Bancroft School -  First Pack Meet: Air Powered Rocket Cars! Join Pack 73
   Sep 10, Wed 7PM @ Bancroft School -  Fall Roundup Join Pack 73 this Fall, Learn more about Pack 73

   This is what we did in our 2007-2008 Scouting year:
   Sep 20, Thu 7PM @ Bancroft School -  Fall Roundup Join Pack 73 this Fall, Learn more about Pack 73
   Sep 24, Tue 7PM @ Bancroft School -  First Pack Meet: Water Soda Bottle Rockets and Join Pack 73
   Oct 10, Wed 5:00 @ Bancroft School -  Pack: Pack 73's 2nd annual Carnival for Bancroft family Pasta Feed!
   Nov 10/11, Sat/Sun 12:15 @ Battleship Cove -  Pack: P73's annual Overnighter at Battleship Cove in Fall River!
   Nov 14, Wed 7:00 Sharp! @ Andover Knights of Columbus -  Pack: Guard Up! Lively medieval boffer sword sparring!
   Nov 25, Sun 12:45 @The Park -  Pack Activity: 52nd Annual Firefighters Holiday Parade 12:45pm @ The Park, BYOCandy, Be On Time (1PM Start)
   Dec 13, POSTPONED Thursday! 7:00 @ Doherty MS -  Note Day Change! Pack: Woodworking Project - Step Stool!
   Dec 20, POSTPONED Thursday! 7:00 @ Doherty MS -  Makup! Pack: Woodworking Project - Step Stool!
   Jan 2, MAKE-UP Wednesday! 6:55 @ Doherty MS Cafe -  Makup! Pack: Woodworking Project - Step Stool!
   Jan 12, Saturday! 4-6 PM @ Voc Tech -  Pack: Swim Meet w/Aquanaut for Webelos
   Jan 26, Saturday! @ Andover Rec Park -  Webelos II + Troop 73: District Klondike Derby
   Feb 1, Friday! 7:00 @ South Church -  Pack: Pinewood Derby Weigh-in
   Feb 2, Saturday! 7:00AM @ First United Methodist Church -  Pack: Pinewood Derby Race
   Feb 2, Sat, @ TBD -  Scouting for Food
   Feb 9, Sat, Before 12 noon SFF Dropoff @ St Lucy's Church -  Scouting for Food Collection and Delivery
   Mar 16, Sunday, 4:50 sharp @ South Church -  Celebrate Cub Scouting's Birthday at our annual Blue & Gold Party
   Apr 9, Wed, 6:50 sharp @ Camp Maude Eaton, Abbot St, Andover -  Pack Meet: Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony
   May 26, Mon, 9:15AM @ Park St -  Pack 73 Participates in Andover's Memorial Day Parade
   May 31!, Sat/Sun! @ Pomp's Pond -  Pack Campout- Our rescheduled annual Pack campout. On the Beach!
   Jun 11, Wed! 5:00@ Rec Park Pavillion -  Pack Meet: June Picnic, 5:00 PM
   Jul 7, Mon, @ LTSR -  Begins 3 weeks of Lone Tree Scout Reservation Day Camps
   Jul 12 @ 9AM -  Isle of Shoals Portsmouth Harbor Cruise
   Jul 30, Mon, @ LTSR -  Begins 4 days of LTSR Webelos Resident Camp
   Aug 11, Mon, 7PM @ Lowell -  Lowell Spinners Game Check Spinners Website for weather details starting 2 hours prior to game


   This is what we did in our 2006-2007 Scout Year:
   Sep 14, Thu 7PM @ Bancroft School -  Fall Roundup Join Pack 73 this Fall, Learn more about Pack 73
   Sep 26, Tue 7PM @ South Church -  First Pack Meet: build and run Mousetrap Cars and Join Pack 73
   Oct 11, Wed 5:00 @ Bancroft School -  Pack: Pack 73's Carnival for Bancroft family Pasta Feed!
   Nov 8, Wed, 7PM @ Doherty Middle School -  Pack Meet: Cub Scout Survivor
   Dec 13, Wed, 7PM @ Doherty -  Pack Meet: Woodworking project PWD 5 car/trophy stand
   Jan 6, Sat, 6PM @ Worcester -  Pack O'Nite: Ecotarium (Worcester MA)
   Jan 12, Fri, 7PM @ Voc Tech -  Pack Meet: Active Nite (Swimming)
   Feb 2, Fri, 7PM @ South School -   Pinewood Derby Weigh in
   Feb 3, Sat, 7PM @ South School -  Pack Meet: Pinewood Derby Race
   Feb 3, Sat, 7PM @ Your Neighborhood -  Scouting for Food Collection Bag Distribution (during week)
   Feb 10, Sat, 7PM @ Your Neighborhood -  Scouting for Food Collection
   Mar 10, Sat, 9AM @ South School -   District PWD
   Mar 25, Sun, 4:50PM @ South Church -  Pack Meet: Blue and Gold Banquet
   Apr 11, Wed, 7PM @ Camp Maude Eaton -  Pack Meet: Arrow of Light/Crossover
   Congratulations Scouts from Pack 73 on your Arrow of Light and Crossover -  
   May 5, Sat, 12AM @ Lone Tree Scout Reservation (LTSR) -  Pack Spring Campout (Rain Date TBD)
   May 6, Sun, 2PM @ Lone Tree Scout Reservation (LTSR) -  Pack Spring Campout
   May 28, Mon, 9AM @ TBD -  Pack Memorial Day Parade
   May 23, Wed, 7PM @ Bancroft -  Pack Meet: Wheels Rodeo (Makeup Rain Date)
   Jun 20, Wed, 5:15PM @ Camp Maude Eaton -  Pack Meet: June Picnic 5pm Setup, 5:15 guest arrival
   Jul 8-12, Sun, 12PM @ LTSR -  - Thu 7/12 LTSR Cub Overnight Camp Week with CM. Marotta & CM Schuh
   Jul 14, Sat, 11:30AM @ Lowell Canal Boat Tours. Meet at Visit Center sharp -  (Directions)
   Jul 9, Mon, @ LTSR -  Begins 4 weeks of LTSR Day Camps
   Aug 22, Wed, 7PM @ Lowell -  Lowell Spinners Game Get your Tix from Mr Marotta


Information Documents:

Pack 73 2007 PWD Rules and Regs (pdf).

Derby Car Design Worksheet.

Pack73 2005 Scout Mini-Olympics (pdf).

Pack73 2004 Scout Mini-Olympics (pdf).

Pack73 2005 Bird Feeder Plans (pdf).

Scout Valet (woodworking project) (pdf).

Official BSA uniform insignia placement for Boy Uniforms (pdf).

Official BSA uniform insignia placement for Adult Uniforms (pdf).

Battleship Cove Overnight aggenda (pdf).

Battleship Cove Dogtag Order Form (pdf).

Pack 73 Pack Activity: Scout Survivor (pdf).

Our Flag Etiquette Full Reference (pdf).

Our Flag Etiquette Quick Reference (pdf).

Our Mini-Olympic guide for December 2002 (pdf).

Pow Wow 02: Pack Meeting Activities training presentation (pdf).

Pow Wow 02: Build It and They Will Come training presentation (pdf).

Pow Wow 02-SA: Pack 73 High-Tech Take Apart activity aggenda (pdf).

Pow Wow 02-SA: Pack 73 Mousetrap Powered Car manual :-) (pdf).

Pow Wow 02-SA: Pack 73 Space Tube Fly-By-Wire manual :-) (pdf).

Pow Wow 02-SA: Pack 73 Marbles night activity(pdf).

Pow Wow 02-SA: Pack 73 How to make a Taiko Drum (Elaine Fong) (pdf).

Pow Wow 02-SA: Pack 73 Arrow of Light/Crossover hybrid ceremoney(pdf).

Contact Pack 73 by email to cubmaster Dwight Cooper