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Takoma Park Street Festival


Greetings Pack 33!


Please mark your calendars and sign up to volunteer for a 2-hour shift at the Cub Scout Carnival at the Takoma Park Street Festival on Sunday October 6




This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need full participation from parents and scouts. By running the carnival, our kids have the opportunity to demonstrate a number of Cub Scout values (trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind). Plus - it’s GREAT FUN!!  In addition, this fundraiser allows us to offer great programming like campouts and the Pinewood Derby and to provide camperships and dues assistance to families whose children would not otherwise be able to participate. 





We need parents and scouts to sign up for 2-hour shifts throughout the day to set up, sell tickets, run games, and break down at the end of the day. Please sign up using the link below. If you have difficulty using the sign-up genius or you are unable to participate, please let your den leader know. 





LOAD IN        7:00 am - 8:30 am

SHIFT 1         10 am -12 pm

SHIFT 2         11:45 am - 1:45 pm

SHIFT 3         1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

SHIFT 4         3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

LOAD OUT     5:00 - 6:30 load out


While we aim to make the carnival largely Cub Scout-led, each shift needs at least 12 adults to help supervise the scouts.

1 uniformed Pack 33 leader to serve as shift leaders

4 adult/teanage face painters (no experience needed!)

7 parents with scouts to sell tickets and run games (1 parent per game)


In addition, we need 4 adults at the beginning and end of the day to transport the games to and from the church and to set up/break down




Cub Scouts should wear CLASS A uniforms. The carnival will be located next to the gazebo along Carroll Avenue across from Roscoe’s Pizzeria. Carroll Avenue and the surrounding streets will be closed to traffic so allow plenty of time to make your way through the crowds to arrive 10 minutes before your shift time. There is some overlap between shifts to allow for the transfer of knowledge and duties from shift to shift.




We need lots of small toys for prizes. We are asking families to search their toy bins for small toys in good condition that will bring joy to younger kids. Please bring donations to your next den meeting, or drop them off in the plastic bin on my front porch at: 7313 Maple Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912. 


Examples of great toys prizes are: small matchbox cars, superhero figurines, bouncy balls, small stuffed animals, etc. Toys should be clean and not broken; too large to swallow; no larger than what a child can hold in one hand; not require batteries. All unused toys will be donated to local charities and low-income families. This effort supports the Cub Scouts observe the law of thriftiness, the value resourcefulness, and in fulfilling their environmental pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle. 




Thank you VERY MUCH for volunteering to help with this great event. Please let me or your Den Leader know if you have any questions or need more information, and Happy Scouting!


Volunteer coordinators,

Steve Hage

Stephen Rahaim