Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Pack Information

Good morning Pack 193!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween, it was awesome to bump into Scouts out and about last night Trick or Treating.

Upcoming Activities

Popcorn Pick Up - November 9, 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the American Legion. All popcorn orders MUST be picked up this evening. If you cannot pick up the orders that evening, please make arrangements to have someone pick it up, we do not have the facility and cannot store your popcorn orders. Please contact Popcorn Kernel Kait at kaitmargaret86@gmail.com if you have any questions or if you have issues picking your order up.

Operation Winchendon Cares - November 10, 9:00 AM at the American Legion. Operation Winchendon Cares gathers care packages and sends them to our brave men and women that are stationed in the military. Please come and bring some items to send to our soldiers or donate your time to help sort the packages. This will count as service hours for your Scout and very rewarding.

Veterans Day - November 11, 10:30 AM at the American Legion. Please arrive at 10:30 AM SHARP in uniform. We will be presenting a poem to our Veterans. Also after the ceremony, at 2:00 PM we will be helping the American Legion remove flags from the graves of our veterans. A detailed email will be sent out.

Pack Meeting - November 29, 6:30 PM at the Memorial School Cafeteria. Our theme this month is Helping Hands and we will be kicking off our Scouting for Food campaign and collecting Teddy Bears for Kylie's Bear Drive, please bring a NEW teddy bear to donate to the drive. A more detailed email will be sent out.

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask and make sure you are checking our calendar on our website cubscoutpack193winchendon.blogspot.com.

Cubmaster Kevin

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Welcome Back Night

Our Welcome Back/Join Cub Scouts Night is

September 6, 2018
6:00 PM
American Legion
295 School Street, Winchendon

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Polar Caves Trip

What:  Polar Caves Trip
When:  July 22, 2018 - Meet at 9:00 AM at Polar Caves
Where:  Polar Caves, 705 Rumney Rte 25, Rumney, NH
Cost:  Scouts are FREE, all others $10.00 each (4 and under are free)
RSVP:  By July 18, 2018

Spend a day exploring, caving and having fun at Polar Caves.  All Scouts are free of charge, all others are $10.00 per person (4 and under are free).  Please RSVP by July 18, 2018.  Families are responsible for their own transportation to and from Polar Caves.  Payment is due before or on the day of the trip upon arrival. 

Directions

Polar Caves Park is located at 705 Rumney Route 25, Rumney, NH 03266, just six miles from I-93’s Exit 26. We are easy to get to! 
Advice for GPS users: We strongly recommend that you do not use GPS coordinates but instead search or “look up”  “Polar Caves” using your GPS software. If unsure, please call us at (603) 536-1888.  

From the South:

1 Hour from Manchester, NH – Take I-93 North to Exit 26, and Polar Caves Park is nine minutes from the exit.
2 Hours From Boston, MA – Take I-93 North to Exit 26. Polar Caves park is nine minutes from the exit.

FAQs

Accessibility
Polar Caves Park wishes to be welcoming to every person. However, our attraction is built into the side of a mountain. The changes in elevation necessitate inclined paths and stairs.  As this is a natural attraction we have limited paved surfaces. Our main concourse and paths are either bluestone gravel or earth. Wheeled vehicles (wheelchairs, scooters and strollers) will be unable to or have great difficulty navigating this terrain. All nine caves are situated on or around Hawk’s Cliff at an elevation hundreds of feet above the parking lot. There are many stairs that connect the caves and bypass boardwalks.  

Our main concourse where our Animal Parc is located is gravel covered and partially accessible depending on the diameter of a wheeled vehicles wheels. Persons with physical disabilities that limit mobility or who are accompanied by registered guide dogs should contact the office in advance with additional questions.
Pets
Pets are not allowed in the park.  
Baby friendly
The Polar Caves were formed during the last Ice Age, long before the invention of strollers and baby carriers. Neither of these modern conveniences works well while touring the caves due to steep inclines and declines, tight spaces and in some cases low ceilings. Strollers will be difficult to navigate over stairs. A baby-back carrier or snuggly type device may leave the child exposed to physical injury if a caregiver slipped or fell. However, many parents have toured the caves or utilized the boardwalk bypasses that allow a visitor who wants to “go around” a cave to do so by following a boardwalk path. Additionally, we do have a baby changing station located in our Maple Lodge accessible bathroom.
Why is it called Polar Caves?
The Polar Caves were formed during the last ice age as a continental glacier descended over New Hampshire’s White Mountains. When the caves were originally discovered, the cold breeze exiting them was described as “polar,” giving the caves their name. While our mascot is a Polar Bear, as far as we know, none have ever lived here. For more information about our unique geologic features, check out the Kid’s Corner.
How long should I plan to be at Polar Caves?
Self-guided tours can take about 2 hours, but feel free to stay the whole day. If you’d like to leave and come back, just be sure we stamp your hand for readmittance.
If you’d like to avoid crowds, plan to visit early or later in the day. Please keep in mind that our busiest hours are between 11 am and 2 pm.
In the summer, we sell our last ticket at 5 pm, but you can stay in the park until around 6 pm.
Suggested Attire
Polar Caves park is a fun, adventurous destination for families who love to explore, and visitors looking for a leisurely touring experience. However, the caves can be quite chilly on even the hottest summer day. They are named Polar Caves because of the icy breath that emanates from them after all! In addition to long sleeves, wear sturdy shoes such as hiking boots or sneakers. You’re going to be scrambling around rocks and into caves, down ladders, and along wood boardwalks. Flip-flops are strongly discouraged; they don’t offer good support on the terrain.