Summer Activities 2015
Believe it or not, Cub Scouting is actually a year-round activity! While we have regular Den Meetings and Pack Meetings from September through May, this doesn’t mean that we stop having fun over the summer! The pack hike program will continue throughout the summer and in addition to that, there is a special award that boys can earn if they participate in a pack activity each month, and that’s the Summertime Activity Award! ( normal hikes do NOT count towards this award )
For 2015, here are the activities that we’re planning as a pack. (More details will be available as the dates get closer. Check your emails!)
Sunday June 14th … Rocket Day ( the date may change – we are still working on a venue )
What could be more fun than an afternoon launching rockets ! Each participating boy will be handed a rocket kit ( there may be a small charge ) to build before the event. We will head to the launch site, picnic and see who the budding astronauts are.
Sat June 20th – Sun Jun 21st … Beaver Day
A scout is “helpful”. We are going to help the Rangers at Treasure Valley with whatever needs doing ( we won’t know until we show up what tasks they will have for us ). It could be setting up tents and cots, clearing brush or spreading mulch. The Rangers will provide us with lunch for our hard work and we will get to use one of the Boy Scout campsites to overnight in. Last year we went fishing and swimming in Browning Pond, lit a hearty campfire and had a short night hike to find the “Spirit of Treasure Valley”
Sunday July 12th … Pack Bike Ride ( 2pm )
This will be our 5th annual bike rally. We will meet up on a section of the scenic Blackstone River Bikeway and ride about 6 miles. (The boys that participate will be credited with 2 miles towards their hiking totals)
Sat July 25th-26th … Worcester Bravehearts Overnight ( 4.30pm )
Everyone loves baseball right ?
What could be more fun than a coaching session with some players, a ballpark dinner, a great game – and to top it all off we get to sleep on the field afterwards !!!
Mount Monadnock … August 16th ( 9.30am )
“A scout is Brave” … This is not your average hike – we will hike a 7 mile loop taking in the “cliff walk” and the summit of Grand Monadnock. Expect the hike to take around 5-6 hours so we will need to bring plenty of water and some snacks. The view from the top is outstanding – and unlike some mountains I could mention there is NO train to the top … the only way to the summit is to hike. ( We may have to be selective about the boys and parents we allow on this – it will be strenuous … but the majority of cubs and adults in the pack should do just fine )
Raingutter Regatta … August 29th
The boys will build small boats and race them in a …. yes you guessed it – a raingutter. The boats are “wind” powered – this will be the perfect end to a glorious summer of scouting.