Welcome to Verona Cub Scout Pack 32!

Pack 32 includes boys in 1st through 5th grade from the Laning and Brookdale school districts.
Pack Meetings are typically held once a month at the First Congregational Church on Church Street.
Upcoming Pack Meetings and events are listed on the on-line calendar.
If you are interested in learning more about Pack 32 e-mail the leaders at cubscouts@veronapack32.org

Recent Announcements

  • September Pack Meeting, Thursday 9/17

    It's time to kick off the Pack 32 2015-2016 season! We have lots of great events planned, so be sure to check out the on-line calendar.

    It all starts with our September Pack meeting, which will take place Thursday 9/17 at 7pm in the Church basement.

    Summer Camp Achievements will be distributed and Popcorn/Wreath order forms will be handed out.
    As always, "Class A" uniforms are expected to be worn.

    Den Responsibilities for the Pack Meeting are as follows:
        Arrival Activity: Den 4 (Wolf)
        Opening Flags: Den 1 (AOL)
        Song/Skit: Den 2 (Webelos)
        Game: Den 6 (Bear)
        Closing Flags: Den 3 (Tiger)
    Posted Aug 18, 2015, 11:05 AM by Brian Donnelly
  • Cubmobile Races, Saturday 8/15

    Cubmobile Races at Memorial Park

    Saturday, August, 15 08:00 AM End Time: 12:30 PM 
    Location: Maplewood Memorial Park Amphitheater
    (Rain Date 8/16 - In case of bad weather, we will notify families via email.)

    BRING: water bottle, closed toe shoes, bicycle helmet
    WEAR: Class B T-Shirt (Leaders, Scouts, and adults if you have one)

    This event is friendly, non-competitive racing of Cubmobiles (soap box derby style racers) that each of the Packs have built. All Cubs will get the opportunity to "feel the need for speed" as they use gravity to "race" down the hill at Memorial Park in Maplewood (after a brief test to make sure that they can properly control the vehicle). We will use all available cars and match up cars and drivers with each race. Cub Scouts may invite other youth who may be interested in Cub Scouts to attend this event.  All are welcome to attend!  Parental assistance will be needed with set up, monitoring racing lanes, test drives, working with youth waiting to race, keeping all Cubs and siblings away from the race course when Cubmobiles are in motion, cleanup, etc. 

    Please arrive promptly, as we plan to have an opening ceremony and take a group picture of the Cub Scouts and Cubmobiles before the racing begins.


    8:00am - 9:00am: leader/parent arrival and setup (we need people to arrive early to help set up) 

    9:00am - Noon: driver safety testing and racing

    12:00 - 12:30pm: breakdown and cleanup


    Cubs must wear closed toe shoes (sneakers or hiking shoes are best). Avoid shoes which could easily fly off or cause the feet to slip while driving.

    Cubs must wear a safety helmet when driving one of the Cubmobiles. Cubs are encouraged to bring a helmet with them that fits properly (a bike helmet will work fine; alternatively a baseball batting helmet, football helmet, or motocross helmet will also work).

    Please note that elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads, safety goggles, thigh pads, driving gloves, and shoulder pads are all optional...:-)=> Cubs will have the opportunity to practice in the Cubmobiles before racing down the big hill. 

    Cubs must demonstrate that they can stop the car using the hand brake before they will be allowed to race down the hill. Cubs must not try to use their feet to stop - the Cubmobiles will pick-up a fair amount of speed coming down the hill and the "Fred Flintstone"/"Barney Rubble" approach is not going to work! Worse than that, the Cub can seriously hurt a foot or ankle so we need to ensure that they MUST USE THE HAND BRAKE TO STOP.

    Posted Aug 10, 2015, 2:12 PM by Brian Donnelly
  • Cubmobile Build and Race Schedule

    Pack 32 has been invited to participate in a Co-Pack Cubmobile event to take place from 8a-12p on August 15 at the Maplewood Memorial Park Amphitheater. This event will include Scouts from at least 15 local packs, and is a non-competitive event.

    Cubmobiles are like soapbox derby cars in that the Scouts sit in them and steer the vehicle down a grass hill (see the attached photos). Being that Pack 32 does not have currently have any Cubmobiles, we have to build some! West Essex Building Supply donated the hardware and gave us a great price on lumber, so we have almost everything we need to build three Cubmobiles. 

    We ask that every Scout that participates in the event also volunteer to help build the Cubmobiles. The supplies are currently in my garage, so we will build them at my house (15 Beach Road). We would like to have them finished a week ahead of time so we can test-run them on Saturday 8/8.

    Please let Brian Donnelly know if you plan on attending the event on 8/15, and which days (and time) you are available for one hour to help with the build.

    9a - 1p Saturday 7/18 (build)
    9a - 1p Saturday 8/1 (finish build and paint)
    12:30-1:15 Sunday, 8/9 (test runs at Verona Park sledding hill)
    8a - 12p Saturday 8/15 (race day @  Maplewood Memorial Park Amphitheater)
    Posted Aug 11, 2015, 9:36 AM by Brian Donnelly
  • Pack 32 Summer BBQ

    Our Summer BBQ and optional overnight camping will be held on July 25, at Camp Rifle Park. The Pack will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, ice tea, and water. There is a $5 per person fee to help cover the cost of the event.
    If you wish to camp overnight, you will need to bring your own tent.  Please contact Julian Andre or Marcos Bermeo for more information.
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 8:03 AM by Admin Pack 32
  • 6/18, 7pm: Pack Meeting / Kickball @ Brookdale

    Our last Pack Meeting of the 2014/2015 Scout Season is almost here! On Thursday, 6/18 at 7pm, we will meet at the fields behind Brookdale. The meeting will feature an Advancement Ceremony for the Wolf Den, an organized game of Kickball, and a tug-o-war battle for parents and Scouts!
    • Scouts should wear Class B t-Shirts.  We will have extra Class B t-shirts available at a cost of (1) for $12, (2) for $20.
    • Leaders should wear Class A uniforms.
    • Scouts should bring a refillable water bottle.
    • If adults wish to sit down, please bring your own chair!
    • As always, siblings are welcome to participate.

    Posted Jun 11, 2015, 8:51 AM by Admin Pack 32
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