What do we do in Scouts? Pack 88 plans many exciting activities throughout the year for Cub Scouts and their families. While events may change from year to year, some of our favorites include:
Camping. In the Fall, we camp overnight at the Nobscot Scout Reservation in Framingham. The whole family is invited. Pack 88's campout typically coincides with Cub Adventure Day Trek, an event organized by the Knox Trail Council. At the Cub Trek, Scouts can try archery, target practice with BB guns, and the monkey bridge.
Soap Box Derby. Dens and families build and race wooden soapbox cars. Tom Antonellis, our Pack Charter Representative and Sponsor, provides construction plans and clinics to help with building the cars.
Community service events. Community Service is a big part of Scouting. One example of this type of event is Parmenter's Fall Clean-up. In November, Pack families join together to clear leaves off their grounds.
Scout Olympics. We ask all Cub Scouts to "do your best" in this night of world class competition. Scouts run, jump, kick, and throw through an evening of fun with their family and friends. The obstacle course is always a favorite.
Pinewood Derby. Boys (and any interested family members!) design and carve a car out of a block of pine. The cars are raced down our wooden track and judged on speed, design, originality, and multiple other qualities. Not to be missed!
Spring Overnight. In the Spring, the Pack gathers for a overnight together at a fun venue. It includes an educational program and activities for the boys and family members. Past overnights have included Battleship Cove, the Ecotarium, the New England Aquarium, and the Franklin Park Zoo.
Blue and Gold Dinner. This spectacular evening is the highlight of the year and includes: a slideshow of the year's events, fabulous food and drink, an outstanding speaker and entertainment, recognition of Scouts and Leaders, and culminates with the Webelos II Crossing Over Ceremony. During the ceremony, a flaming arrow is shot across the field as each boy crosses over from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts.
Memorial Day Pancakes and Parade. We start off the morning by attending the Boy Scouts' annual Pancake Breakfast. Following the Breakfast, we march in Wayland's Memorial Day Parade.
Sporting Events. Every year, the Pack organizes one or two outings to a major sports event. Past events have included Red Sox, Paw Sox, Bruins, or Celtics games.