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September Pack Meeting: Recycled Monsters

First thank you to all the Scouts and families who made our Cub Scout Carnival such a success. We had a great mix of familiar and new faces and have several new kids who are excited to join Cub Scouting so let’s hit the ground running! Our next Pack meeting, which is for ALL Cub Scouts and families, will be on Friday, September 27th from 7-8pm and our main activity will be making recycling monsters!

You, lookin’ at me? I don’t see anyone else here so you must be lookin’ at me.

The pack meeting starts with a flag ceremony and the scout oath and scout law. Then we will break into announcements and awards for scouts who have completed adventures. Once that is done we will break into our main activity. We are asking all families to bring in some clean recycled materials so the kids have lots of options for monster parts! It’s a fun activity to show how we can reuse things and what materials we don’t use we will have them sort out as this is a job most kids can help with at home. So hang onto those yogurt cups!

While this activity is going on we will have a parent/guardian information session for all the new families where we can go into more detail about how Cub Scouts works, how our fundraiser works, and talk about volunteering either as a leader or to help out at events. And whatever else you want to discuss! For those parents who have submitted applications we will have them and will be sending those to the district at the end of the month. If you have a completed application, please bring it in. And because we also ran out of applications I picked up a bunch more so we will have them there at the Pack meeting. Lastly if your boys (or girls) have friends who are interested have them come too! Uniforms for new scouts will not be required yet. We’ll talk about that at the meeting too.

Depending on timing we may have enough time to play a game, otherwise we will have our closing ceremonies.

Cub Scout Carnival!

We are kicking off the Scouting Year with a Cub Scout Carnival recruiting event on Saturday, September 7th at 3pm! We will be holding the carnival at Riley Hall from 3:00-4:30pm. We will have games, prizes, an obstacle course, bike rodeo and more!

This is a recruiting event so anyone who is interested in learning about cub scouts is invited to attend, have fun, and see if scouting is something that they are interested in. Hope to see you there!

Fishing Derby!

The scent of sunblock and bug spray are in the air, it must be summer in Hanover! And that means it is time for Pack 37’s annual fishing derby! We will be holding it on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 8-10am at Jacob’s Pond in Norwell. Cub Scouts is for children ages K-5 and this is a great chance to get outside, hopefully catch some fish, and enjoy some womderful summer weather. Scout leaders will be on hand to answer any questions about scouting that you may have. Hope to see you there!

Chuckwagon Derby: June 1-2

Get your Chuckwagons Ready!

Summer is coming and that means so is Pack 37’s annual Chuckwagon Derby! For those who haven’t been the Chuckwagon Derby is a huge event with Cub Scout Packs from all along the South Shore participating. Hundreds of scouts and their siblings will rotate from station to station from archery to crafts to games to contests and more. This year’s theme is the Wild West. At the end of the day we will set up our tents at our campsite, have dinner (most go to the mess hall) followed by free time and games. Here are more details about the event:

2018 Fishing Derby

Saturday is looking to be a gorgeous summer day!  So why not grab your poles and tackle boxes and join Pack 37 at Jacob’s Pond for a little fishing?


Parking for Tiger Hike

For our hike today we are going to take French’s Stream Trail:


The trail head is right by the rotary near the first grade soccer fields at the back of the park.  There are several parking spots near the rotary and right by the trail.  We will meet there at 6pm and will be back at the cars by no later than 7pm.  Please dress comfortably, uniforms are optional for the hike.


Tiger Hike is Scheduled!

Thank you to all the parents for the prompt reply.  The rain over the weekend was good for the lawns but not for our hike!  We’ve rescheduled for Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day) from 6-7pm with Thursday, May 31 from 6-7pm as a backup in case it rains.  Hopefully we won’t need the backup date!

Since we only have an hour I think it makes sense to hike at Forge Pond Park.  There is plenty of parking and several short trails that are accessible from there.  The French’s Stream Trail would make the most sense as it’s a half a mile to the bridge and back and the entrance is near a parking lot:

The boys will need to carry their own gear which must contain the 6 Cub Scout essentials:

  1. First-aid kit: adhesive bandages, moleskin, gauze, antibiotic ointment, etc.
  2. Water bottle: filled and large enough to last until it can be filled again
  3. Flashlight: for emergency use only
  4. Trail food: can be made as a den activity prior to hike or campout
  5. Sun protection: sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater and a hat
  6. Whistle: also for emergency use only

We will be handing out some of the mini first aid kits that we made at the pack meeting and we will give each of the families two emergency whistles.  One for the scout and one for the adult.  So parents just need to be sure scouts pack water, a flashlight, sun protection, and a snack.

If you can’t make the hike you are welcome to take your scout on their own hike and sign off on the requirements.  Everything is listed in the handbook.’re looking forward to the hike!

Memorial Day Parade Details

Pack 37 will be marching in Hanover’s Memorial Day Parade which starts on Monday, May 28th at 10am.  All scouts should arrive at St. Mary’s by 9:30am and arrive dressed in your uniform. For those interested Troop 38 is doing a Pancake Fundraiser before the parade starting at 8am, tickets are for sale at the door.  Its a great way to support other scouting groups and to let the young boys see the older boys helping out.

The parade route is a little different this year. It starts at St Marys and goes to the cemetery. In the cemetery it stops a few stops to present wreaths on graves and okay taps, then continues out and will go back to 139 and end at the Veterans Memorial. After the parade leaves the cemetery we will exit the parade and meet in the Riley Hall parking lot for Popsicles.

There are more details about the parade online:



Bike Rodeo Postponed

We’re sorry to announce that due to the weather we need to cancel the bike rodeo.  We are looking ahead to try to find a date that we can reschedule it to and hopefully the rain stays away next time!

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