Pack News

2021 Scouting for Food

posted Jan 16, 2022, 3:06 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Pack 33 joined the other Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in town for the annual Scouting for Food drive to help stock the Westborough Food Pantry before the holidays. Cub Scouts were assigned routes and drove around town picking up bags left out on our generous neighbors' doorsteps. They then drove over to the food pantry where the Boy Scouts were waiting to unload cars and help load and weigh the donations inside the pantry. Over 7,500 pounds of food were donated in ONE DAY from our wonderful town. The Scout Oath: "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight." This was all of that and more. Way to go scouts!

November Pack Meeting - Honoring Vets

posted Jan 16, 2022, 3:02 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Our November Pack meeting was all about the Veterans! Our opening activity showed the kids how to appropriately fold an American flag. Then we had a Veteran from the Marine Corps talk to the Pack about being in the armed forces, the different branches, and show off some of the cool uniforms he had. The kids were able to ask lots of questions (there were many!) If you are interested in joining scouts you are welcome to one join us at a pack meeting any time!



Good Scout Awards Dinner

posted Jan 16, 2022, 2:56 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Scouts Wake and Brendan represented Pack 33 at the Good Scouts dinner that honored Ian & Maureen Johnson. They volunteered as representatives to do the flag ceremony at the beginning of dinner. "A scout is helpful!"


October 2021 campout

posted Jan 16, 2022, 2:42 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Another great October campout for Pack 3033. We learned archery (earning the rank shooting badges), played some Gaga ball, looked at planets through a telescope (saw the red spot of Jupiter and rings of Saturn), and of course a great campfire program with skits and songs (oh, Tom the Toad!). Pack 33 is the place to be!



May 2021 Campout

posted Jan 16, 2022, 2:31 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Awesome campout before the scout year wrapped! Here was our agenda for the May 2021 campout: 
12:00-1:00 - arrive, set up camp, eat lunch
1:00-3:30 - games (games will depend on area, but could include capture the flag, kickball or other suggestions from parents or kids)
3:30-4:30 - knots and using knots (hanging a tarp, clothes line)
4:30-6:00 - hike
6:00-7:00 -  dinner
7:00-9:30 - fire program (skits, songs, games, stories, star gazing)
9:30 - lights out
        

2021 Pinewood Derby!

posted Apr 19, 2021, 2:05 PM by Pack 33 Admin

On April 10, 2021 Pack 33 had their annual Pinewood Derby event. The volunteers did a great job making the PWD happen safely amid our COVID guidelines - our awesome leaders were able to work with with the church to LIVE STREAM the races from the basement to the folks upstairs so they didn't have to miss a minute!
Thank you to all the other volunteers who helped make this a fun day - everyone who decorated, helped set up and test the track and run the races.  We could not have these great events without the help of all our volunteers. We hope you enjoyed the races and the results and voting will be revealed at the May Pack meeting!
  
    
 



December Pack Meeting: Building Ice Ladders

posted Apr 19, 2021, 1:33 PM by Pack 33 Admin   [ updated Apr 19, 2021, 1:39 PM ]

PACK 33 BUILDS ICE LADDERS FOR WESTBOROUGH
For the December pack meeting, the Cub Scouts in attendance learned quite a bit about service to your community. They wrote holiday cards to be distributed at the Senior Center and built 3 ice ladders to be used and distributed by the
Westborough Fire Department
. For anyone not familiar, the Fire Department puts these ice ladders, which will be painted red, around the bodies of water in Westborough. Their purpose is for public use in case of an ice emergency. The ladder is slid out on the ice (there is a rope attached as well) and anyone who has fallen through the ice can use the cross posts to help climb out. The kids learned so much during this activity and are happy to help replace Westborough's missing/vandalized ice ladders.
If you have ever been approached by a Scout outside of a grocery store and asked "would you like to buy some popcorn to support my pack?" then you helped fund these ice ladders! Scouts used the money they raised from popcorn sales to pay for the supplies and give back to Westborough. Thank you to
First United Methodist Church in Westborough, Ma
for letting us use your parking lot for this meeting so that we can continue to meet safely outdoors.



Earth Day Cleanup

posted Apr 19, 2021, 1:25 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Every year, Pack 33 takes part of the town-wide Earth Day clean up event.  Our pack took a route along Smith Parkway by the train station to help beautify.  It was a great opportunity for the scouts to learn about service and how to take care of our planet. Great work scouts!

   

Feb Pack Meeting: Bike Safety

posted Apr 19, 2021, 1:21 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Pack 33 brought their bikes and helmets to the Mill Pond parking lot for the February Pack Meeting where they learned about Bike Safety. Den leader Mark Harden even provided a cool demonstration, dropping an egg with a "helmet" on and showing the kids how important safety equipment is. It was nice to see everyone, and the kids had fun riding around the parking lot for a bit!

   
  

Scouting for Food

posted Dec 14, 2020, 2:12 PM by Pack 33 Admin

Every year the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts work together for their Scouting for Food drive in order to support the Westborough Food Pantry. This year, more than ever, many families are relying on the food pantry to help them get by. Our boys were proud to collect bags on November 14th to help with the effort. 
   

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