On November 10th, we had our monthly Pack Hike at the West Boylston Trail Rail. It was a beautiful day! The boys all participated in a fun photography contest, too, earning their Photography Belt Loops and taking some really great photos. The winners of the contest will be announced at the December Pack Meeting, and all the pictures will be published at that time.
On November 17th, we had our November Pack Meeting at St. Mary’s Church, and there were a ton of awards that were handed out. The boys are on fire with their achievements! In addition to the many belt loops and pins, George H. was awarded his 50-mile Hiking Stick! Well done, George! Also, Nick S. did a fantastic job with earning some Belt Loops and Pins, and was awarded with a Banner of Achievement sticker with his name on it.
After the awards, the boys did a great job assembling 22 Holiday Food Baskets for charity. Each family donated some food items, like canned corn or stuffing, and the Pack donated a $25 gift card for a Turkey. It was explained to the boys that this is a wonderful way to give back to our community, and hopefully brighten the days of people who aren’t as fortunate this holiday season as others are.
On November 19th, we had a couple of events going on. First, we all picked up our popcorn orders at Jennifer Rodrique’s house. This year’s order was so big, we had to rent a truck! Thanks to Jennifer for coordinating this activity. Also on Saturday, some of the Webelos Scouts participated in a “Turkey Shoot”, where scouts competed against other scouts in the Council (there were about 100 Webelos in attendance). Hunter W. had a great showing in BB-Guns, but didn’t place in the top 3. Jacob P. managed to score a “Turkey gift card” with a 3rd place finish in sling-shots. It was a really fun event on a sunny but chilly day.
There were some other Den events tossed in there as well, including a “Gem Show” and Bat Nest building by Wolf Den 2 – like I said, it’s been a very busy month for us!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Here are some pictures of the recent activities: