POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER!! Earth Rocks! program @ New Weis Center NEW DATE TBD

posted Feb 12, 2021, 6:26 AM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Mar 27, 2021, 4:15 PM ]


New Jersey is an awesome place to learn about geology, so join us as we take a closer look at the rocks that make up our mountains, and the minerals within! We will find some huge boulders and discuss how they got here, and use magnifiers to take a closer look at the minerals that compose them.

WHAT: Earth Rocks! Program @ New Weis Center
WHERE: The New Weis Center, 150 Snake Den Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
COST: $0 to Pack 32 Families (the Pack is using wreath fundraiser proceeds to cover the program cost)

**This event is limited to 12 scouts, each with ONE  parent (unless outdoor pandemic restrictions are eased).

Please bring appropriate face coverings, appropriate shoes, your own water bottles, and personal snacks (if desired).

Please contact Anthony Coulouris with any questions.

Camp Lewis Cub Family Weekend (Tent Camping) 5/15-5/16, 2021

posted Feb 5, 2021, 7:52 PM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Feb 12, 2021, 6:43 AM ]

WHAT: Cub Family Weekend @ Camp Lewis!  
WHEN: Saturday 5/15/21 8am to Sunday 5/16/21 10am  
WHERE Camp Lewis Rockaway, NJ  


Join other families of Pack 32, along with other Cub Scout Packs from our NNJC Council, for an exciting Cub Family Weekend! Scouts will travel between 6 different activity stations Saturday during the day, enjoy dinner and a campfire at night, and wake up Sunday for breakfast before leaving. Saturday Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast included.

Pricing is $60 per youth and adult, no charge for siblings under 5 years of age.  ($65 per person if registered after 4/17/21)

Registration and payment must be made directly with our Northern New Jersey Council via

Spots are limited, so get your RSVP in soon!!

Please inform Pack 32 Committee Chair Anthony Coulouris that you will be attending.

Pack 32 Snowshoeing 2/14 (EVENT FULL / NO MORE RSVPS)

posted Feb 5, 2021, 7:36 PM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Feb 12, 2021, 5:56 AM ]

Hello, Pack 32 Families!  

The Pack invites all of our members to join us as we take advantage the recent snow and head out for our next adventure, a snowshoeing day trip on Sunday, February 14, 1:30 p.m. (time subject to change)  at Jockey Hollow in Morristown.

This trip will be a great chance for your cub to enjoy the snow and experience the outdoors in a different way!  Members of Verona Boy Scout Troop 2 will also be joining us for this excursion to give the cubs a preview of the fun that awaits them once they advance to the next level in scouting.    

We will be renting snowshoes for the pack in advance of the trip, or you may provide your own snowshoes.  Each rental is $18 and all cub scouts must be accompanied by an adult.  

Response deadline is noon on Monday, 2/8 via email to Maria Conte at**THIS EVENT IS FULL, NO MORE RSVPs CAN BE ACCEPTED**

Payment for snowshoe rental can be made via Cheddar Up, by clicking the following link:


We will be meeting at the Jockey Hollow Visitor's Center.  Simply enter this name into your GPS and you should find directions, however, the address is Tempe Wick Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960.  The Center has a parking lot.

We will be meeting there at 1:30 on Sunday and we'll be distributing the snowshoes to folks once there.  (No other special footwear is required for wearing snowshoes--just your regular winter boots will be fine!)  I'm estimating we'll be out for about an hour to an hour-and-a-half. 

Third, in the event of weather that makes it unsafe to drive to Morristown, we will try to do the outing at a local park or try to reschedule the event for a different day.  We won't be refunded the cost of the snowshoe rentals but can get a raincheck. 

Finally, a few pieces of advice:  Please dress in layers.  While we don't want anyone to be cold, overheating can also be a problem when someone is bundled up and doing a lot of moving.  Some say it's a good idea to start off a bit chilly but if that's not appealing, the best alternative is to have layers that can be peeled off or added back on as needed.    

Last, don't forget water and some snacks.  Most people say snowshoeing takes more effort than simply hiking, so your scouts (or you) might need the energy boost and will most definitely be grateful for the hydration.


2021 Pack 32 Pinewood Derby (1/23) - Important Information

posted Jan 9, 2021, 7:04 AM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Jan 9, 2021, 7:04 AM ]

As with most events this past year, the Pack 32 Pinewood Derby will be different than it has been in the past.  

We are hoping to conduct this year's derby on Saturday, 1/23/21. To be able to plan this event safely and efficiently, we need to know which scouts will be participating.  

Remember, all cars need to have been built from the kits that were distributed by the den leaders this past November. A scout can NOT enter a car that was used in a previous year's race.  

If your scout(s) WILL be racing a car this year, please complete the following form by Monday 1/11/21:

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN: Outdoor Fire Skills: Saturday 12/5 1p-3p @ Tulip Springs

posted Dec 3, 2020, 6:15 AM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Dec 5, 2020, 6:38 AM ]

WHAT: Camp 32 Campfire Safety, Camping Skills, and Outdoor Fun!  
WHEN: Saturday, December 5th 1p-3p  
WHERE: Tulip Springs, Scout Area - 64 Cherry Ln, Maplewood, NJ 07052

We’ll be over at Tulip Springs in the Scout area looking at general camping and fire safety.  Please join us for some fresh air and fun!
We’ll meet in the parking lot and walk up to the scout area together. Bring water and a mask (incase we can’t be socially distant).

Leader contact: Cubmaster Russ Williamson

Verona Co-Pack Fishing Derby: Sunday 10/18 10a-2p @ Verona Park

posted Oct 15, 2020, 6:39 AM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Oct 15, 2020, 6:40 AM ]

WHAT: Verona Cub Scout Fishing Derby, Hosted by NNJC council  
WHEN: Sunday 10/18 10a-2p  
WHERE: Verona Park (meet near the boat house)  

Bring a friend and come fish with the Cub Scout of Verona at Verona Park Lake!
Bait & Poles to be provided by council, but if you own or own gear please bring it to use.
Face coverings required. Temperature Checks and Contact Tracing measures will be in place.
Hosted by the Northern New Jersey Council of the BSA

Pack 32 Archery & BB's @ Camp Lewis - 11/7/20

posted Oct 6, 2020, 6:10 PM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Oct 6, 2020, 6:10 PM ]

In lieu of our traditional November Pack meeting in the church basement, we will be taking  Pack 32 to Camp Lewis in Rockaway, NJ. The day's events are Archery and BB gun range.
These have traditionally been two of the more popular activities that scouts have enjoyed at Camp.  
  • WHAT: Pack 32 Archery/ BB Guns  
  • WHEN: Saturday, 11/7 @ 10:15 am  (please arrive by 10am)  
  • WHERE: 39 Upper Hibernia Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866  
  • WHO: Each scout must have a parent or guardian with them. Siblings welcome to attend.  
  • Pack will cover all range costs from past fundraising   
What to bring:
  • a water bottle
  • a face covering (as per Camp guidelines)
  • a snack to eat at camp
  • your Pack 32 Class-B t-shirt (if you have one)

Pack 32 Committee Member Anthony Coulouris and Mark Ali will be the leaders in charge of this event. Please look for them when you arrive at the parking lot.

Tent Camping: Howl-O-Ween @ Camp Lewis 10/24-10/25

posted Sep 20, 2020, 6:46 AM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Sep 20, 2020, 6:46 AM ]

WHAT:Cub Scout "Family" Tent Camping Weekend (Bring your own tent!)
WHEN: 10/24 (9a) - 10/25 (11a)  
COST: $45 per person 

Included: Archery, BB range, Apple Catapult, Costume Parade (bring a costume!), Trick-or-Treating (please bring treats to hand out), and Saturday Lunch/Dinner and Sunday Breakfast. 


Please inform Pack Committee Chair Anthony Coulouris if you are attending.

September Hike: Sunday 9/20 @ 2p

posted Sep 9, 2020, 4:33 PM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Sep 9, 2020, 4:33 PM ]

In lieu of our traditional September Pack meeting in the church basement, we will be taking a Pack 32 (short) hike to Hemlock Falls in South Mountain Reservation. The hike should last about an hour.
  • WHAT: Pack 32 Hike to Hemlock Falls
  • WHEN: Sunday, 9/20 @ 2pm (please arrive a few minutes early)
  • WHERE: You can park in the Tulip Springs parking lot, 64 Cherry Ln, Maplewood, NJ)
  • WHO: Each scout must have a parent or guardian with them. Siblings welcome to attend.
What to bring:
  • a water bottle
  • a face covering (as per Essex County guidelines)
  • a snack to eat at the falls
  • your Pack 32 Class-B t-shirt (if you have one)
Scouts are encouraged to bring (and pack the items themselves!)  the "Cub Scout Six Essentials" for hiking:

Pack 32 Committee Member Mark Ali will be the leader in charge of this event. Please look for him when you arrive at the parking lot.

SUNDAY 8/30, 2p-4p: Cubmobile Fun Runs in Verona Park

posted Aug 3, 2020, 6:41 AM by Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts   [ updated Aug 3, 2020, 6:51 AM ]

WHAT: Pack 32 Cubmobile Fun Runs in Verona Park
WHEN: Sunday 8/30/20 from 2p-4p (open house style, come anytime during the 2 hours)
WHERE: Verona Park sledding hill (on the park border of Bloomfield Ave)
  • A bicycle helmet
  • a face covering (as per Essex County gov)
  • close-toed shoes
  • a bottle of water
  • Pack 32 Class-B t-shirt (if you have one)
  • a parent
  • personal hand sanitizer (the pack will have some on hand, but please bring your own if you have some)
  • if you have any to donate to the pack, hand sanitizer and or/ lysol style spray
Social Distancing/Pandemic protocols for Cubmobile fun runs
  • If anyone in your family has been exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 recently, please stay at home.
  • Please check your body temperature that morning. Anyone with an elevated body temperature, please stay at home.
  • Scouts/siblings/parents will stay together during the event. Family groups will line up 10 feet apart as indicated by colored cones
  • Each youth will apply hand sanitizer prior to touching the cubmobile
  • Each youth will make 3 cubmobile runs in a row. After they have made their 3 runs, the youth's parent must spray the handbrake and seat  with a disinfecting spray (provided by the pack)
  • After a youth has made their 3 runs, the family group is welcome to get back in line to make additional runs.

Feel free to bring a non-scout friend to attend, but they must also bring their own adult guardian and the above mentioned items.

Please contact Brian Donnelly or Anthony Coulouris with any questions.

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