Pack Meeting – Friday, September 23rd
We had a great first Pack Meeting on Friday, September 23rd, with almost 100 boys in attendance! All the boys listened attentively to the leaders who spoke, and cheered loudly for the boys who were recognized for some special awards they earned over the summer. Specifically, the following boys all earned the ‘Summertime Activity Award’ for attending all 3 Summer events:
- Dante O. (Wolf)
- A.J. R. (Bear)
- Graham Z. (Bear)
- James A. (Bear)
- Jacob P. (Webelos)
- Keegan O. (Webelos)
- Matthew L. (Webelos)
In addition, James A. and Luke T. were presented with their 50 mile Hiking Sticks!! James earned his as a Bear Scout at Douglas Park in June, and Luke hiked his 50th mile at Wachusett Mountain in July. As a reminder to all parents, keep track of those miles, and let your Den Leader know as your boy gets closer to achieving one of the awards.
After the award presentations, Jennifer Rodrique talked to the Pack about our Popcorn campaign for 2011. There are some really cool prizes that can be earned! Also, keep in mind that Popcorn is our only fundraiser, and pays for just about everything we do.
Finally, we all saw Jozeph the Magician perform a really fun magic presentation! All the boys thoroughly enjoyed Jozeph’s entertainment!
First Tiger Den Meeting and Hike @ NGES – Saturday, September 24th
We had a bunch of new Tiger Scouts meet with some of the leaders to have a short hike through the woods, and do a fun craft activity with some leaves. Any Tigers who attended completed Activity #5 in the Tiger Book! Also, any scouts in attendance earned 1 mile towards their hiking awards.
Pack Hike – Sunday, September 25th
A whole bunch of boys showed up for a nice hike in Uxbridge to Lookout Point. It was a hot and muggy day, but the rain stayed away, and the view at the top was gorgeous! All the boys who attended were credited with 3 miles towards their hiking awards. We also saw what looked like a baby Timber Rattlesnake, but in the end it turned out to be an imposter: an Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake. Too bad, because Timber Rattlers are very rare in Massachusetts, and it would have been newsworthy. We got some good pictures of it anyway!
And special congratulations to A.J. R.! A.J. walked his 50th mile with the pack today, and will be receiving his personalized Walking Stick at the October Pack Meeting. WAY TO GO A.J.!
Here are some images of all of the above events: