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Easter Egg Stuffing with the Marlborough Eagles

posted Apr 10, 2017, 5:21 PM by Scout Marlboro

WHEN:  Thu, April 13, 2017 6pm – 7:30pm
WHERE:  Marlborough Eagles - Upstairs Hall,
56 Florence Street Marlboro, MA 01752

 
 
Come help the Marlborough Eagles fill 20,000 Easter Eggs with candy at the Eagles Club at 56 Florence St. (by Walgreens) for their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ghiloni Park.  Sampling is allowed…  

We need as many scouts as possible, it's a great time!

Spring Camp Out - Nobscot

posted Apr 3, 2017, 4:36 PM by Scout Marlboro

Our free spring camp out is coming up April 8, 2017.  Stay overnight or just for the day...

This is a free family camp out at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Framingham.  We are camping in a very large cabin, with bunks that have mattresses, and even a little heat! Or feel free to bring at tent if you would rather brave the outdoors.

Please sign up HERE if you are planning on coming for Saturday and/or Overnight.

 

EVENT DETAILS
Date:  Saturday April 8 to Sunday April 9 
(Webelos will be camping the night before)
Time: Saturday Start @ 11:00 am, Sunday End @ 9:00 am
Cost: FREE

Place:  Nobscot Scout Reservation - Legion Cabin 
Edgell Rd, Framingham

Need directions to Nobscot Scout Reservation?  Click here.

 
WHAT TO BRING:           
  • A bag lunch for Saturday and optional snacks. We will provide dinner on Saturday and continental breakfast on Sunday.
  • Tent (if you prefer to sleep outside).
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Air Mattress or Foam Mat if sleeping in a tent.  There are mattresses for the cabin bunks.
  • Pillow
  • Clothing- You may need a warm coat/jacket plus hat and gloves depending on the night-time temperature plus lighter clothing for the day and activities. Wool socks which stay warm even when wet. Extra set of dry clothes to change into is recommended. UNIFORMS ARE NOT REQUIRED.
  • Hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes
  • Hats/sunglasses for the sun
  • Water bottles
  • Backpacks for a hike to carry your gear
  • Cameras
  • Pocket knives are OK if you have a whittling chip card and an adult with you. NO AXES. We will bring bow saws for cutting wood.
  • Mitts, baseballs, footballs, Frisbees are OK
  • Mess kits if you have them or your own re-usable utensils, plates and cups
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Camp chairs for around the fire
  • Toiletries and toilet paper

Please be prepared for the conditions by wearing proper footwear (boots are advised) and packing extra clothes in your vehicle in case there is a slip and fall in the mud (it happens every year!).  Also- we cannot stress enough to pack what you can carry as the trails will be extremely difficult to traverse with a camp wagon. Although there are carts to use at the camp, the trails to Legion Cabin are steep.



See you there!

Pack 31 Cake Auction Feb 27, 2017 @ 6:30pm

posted Feb 11, 2017, 7:22 AM by Scout Marlboro   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

Our annual Pack 31 Cake Auction fundraiser is right around the corner!

 
Our February Pack Meeting will once again be going cake crazy with our annual Cake Auction fundraiser!  Please make sure to participate by bringing a cake to be auctioned off.  It doesn't matter how plain or fancy, we love them all!

In order for us to best announce your delicious, delectable confectionery delights please use the Cake Auction Registration Form found here:  www.pack31.net/documents/Cake_Auction_Form.pdf
 
Remember, when bidding you can use Scout Bucks.

See you there!

Pinewood Derby Jan 14th 2017

posted Dec 31, 2016, 12:28 PM by Scout Marlboro   [ updated Dec 31, 2016, 12:29 PM ]

 

2017 Awards
Pack 31 will be presenting awards for these categories this year:

  • 1st in Pack
  • 2nd in Pack
  • 3rd in Pack
  • Top Tiger in Pack
  • Fastest car in each Den
  • Most Cub Scout Pride or Patriotic
  • Best Use Of Imagination
  • Most Fuel Efficient
  • Least Like a Car
  • Best in Show
  • Best Paint Job
2017 SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm
Weigh-in @ the Hobin house (231 Naugler Ave)
All cars must be dropped off for weigh-in in order to be eligible for racing on Saturday.  Cars for the Friday evening Sibling Race need to be dropped off on Wednesday also. Be sure your name and "Pack 31" is written on the bottom of your car!
 
Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Sibling Race @ Meehan Hall (119 Washington St, Marlborough)
Please bring your sibling car to the Wednesday weigh-in. Car numbers will be assigned Friday evening - be sure your name and "Pack 31" is written on the bottom of your car! 
Come join us for our annual Sibling Race where any Scout siblings can race their own cars for fun, fame and glory!
 
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 - 10:00 am - try to arrive early
Pack 31 Races @ Meehan Hall (119 Washington St, Marlborough)
Snacks and drinks will be available as a fundraiser.  This is a great family event so bring the grandparents, uncles, cousins, and anyone else who might enjoy the race!
 
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 - 12:00 pm
City Wide Races @ Meehan Hall (119 Washington St, Marlborough)
Pack 31's top 3 racers will be racing in the City Wide races at 12 pm.  Come cheer on the scouts!
 
Key Rules for 2017:
Cars in the 2017 competition must have been made for the 2017 race season. Cars or parts of cars such as wheels or axles, from previous years may not be used.  Only the Official Cub Scout Grand Prix Derby Car kit the Pack provided may be used.

Weight of the car shall not exceed 5 ounces (141.75 grams).  Overall width of car shall not exceed 2 3/4 inches.  Length of car shall not exceed 7 inches.  Height of car shall not exceed 4 inches.  Minimum width between wheels shall be 1 3/4 inches so that the wheels can clear the center guide strip.  Minimum distance between the bottom of the car and the bottom of the wheels shall be 3/8 inch so that the car will clear the center guide strip.  The axles must be placed in the slots provided in the wood blocks. This provides a wheelbase (axle to axle distance) of 4 3/8 inches.


Wheels must be full width as provided in the kit. The width of the wheel that touches the track must be at least 1/4 inch wide and flat. Beveling, tapering, thin sanding, wafering or lathe turning of the wheels is prohibited.  Only dry, powdered lubricant may be used.

Please review our complete 2017 official rules HERE, and also found on the Pack 31 documents page in "Pack Event Info":  
http://www.pack31.net/documents
 
Don't forget Bob's Wooden Toys Workshop (@ Trombetta's) if you need help getting your cars built.  They have 50 different patterns, weights, paints, and a scale. Their prices last year were:  Extra blank blocks $5.00, weights of (2 1/4 oz) $5.00, cut and sand your car $3.00, cut sand and paint your car $7.00.  Use of patterns, hammers, and scale are free.
 

Scouting for Food 2016

posted Nov 4, 2016, 4:39 PM by Scout Marlboro   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 4:41 PM ]

Door hanger drop off Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016

Food Pickup Saturday November 12, 2016
Scouting for Food is a service project we do every year with the National Scouting Program nationwide.  Our local food collected is donated to the Marlborough Food Pantry to help keep it stocked throughout the winter for families in need.

The boys start on a Saturday/Sunday by hanging flyers on the door knobs of every house in our territory.   The following Saturday, the boys drive by those same houses collecting donations to bring to the food pantry.

Do's and Don'ts

  • DO try to have the flyers handed out by Noon
  • DO try to have all collections done by Noon the following week
  • DO hang flyers on door knobs if possible or place inside screen doors
  • DO NOT hang flyers on mailboxes (town won't let us)
  • DO NOT flyer houses that look un-safe or have really long drive-ways (if you can't see the house from the road, skip it).
  • DO be polite, cheerful and courteous if you meet a homeowner.  Hand the flyer to the person and say you are helping to collect food as part of a community service project.  Be proud.

Drop off is at the Walker Building.  Enter from Prospect Street by the I.C. Church.

Where do the dens meet up?
See your den leader's email for your den's meet up time/location.

Map:
A map of each den's area can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1assBDO352qKnLo6G2J0CMw1DyA8&usp=sharing



Scouting for Food 2016


Fall Hike 2016 - Battle Road Trail

posted Oct 29, 2016, 11:58 AM by Scout Marlboro   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 11:58 AM ]

Come join Pack 31 on our 2016 fall hike Sunday, Oct 30th from 9:00 – 11:30am. 


https://sites.google.com/site/cubspack31/Pack-31-News/fallhike2016-battleroadtrail/MIMA_Park_map_to_parking.jpg?attredirects=0

We will be hiking a piece of the Battle Road Trail in Minute Man National Historical Park (Lexington / Concord). The path follows the attack and retreat by British soldiers as they moved into the countryside to disarm the towns of Lexington and Concord and is a great piece of national history right in our backyard. Plus, it is a great 4.5 mile hike on a very easy road with few hills and a nicely packed gravel walk path. Perfect for the whole family.
 
We will be meeting between 8:30 – 8:45am at the main Minute Man Visitors Center:
250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA

NOTE:  GOOGLE MAPS HAS A PROBLEM WITH THIS ADDRESS.  See the map above or click here:
Here is a link to a google map with directions.

The hike will start promptly at 9am and should take us about 2 – 2.5 hours to complete as we will be walking from the visitors center to the Meriam House. There are several stops along the path to explore:  

  • the Hartwell Tavern
  • the Paul Revere Capture site
  • the framework of a revolutionary era house
  • a fully functioning farm
  • and more!

Please park your car in the main parking lot at the visitors center and we will have cars located at the end to shuttle drivers back to the start of the hike. We will also have cars strategically place along the route in case we run into any issues or injuries. 

Please make sure to have a bag / backpack with the 6 essentials for a hike: 

  • water
  • snack
  • first aid kit
  • whistle
  • hat / sun protection
  • flashlight

The scouts will be carrying the backpacks the whole hike so make sure it is not too heavy with extras and fits them properly.
 
Please follow this link to a map of the park and you can see the path we will be following. 

Thanks for all of your time and effort and let's hope for some nicer weather than last weekend!

See these great websites for more info:
http://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htm
http://www.battleroad.org/sites.html

Fall Camp Out 2016

posted Oct 14, 2016, 1:08 PM by Scout Marlboro

This year we will be having our Fall Campout at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club on Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22.  All Scouts are welcome.  Come join us for a great event of fishing, whittling, s’mores around the campfire, and even some archery!

Scout Motto- Be Prepared!
It could be pretty chilly next Friday night- if you do not have the proper camping gear, you are not obligated to stay.
The safety of you and your scout is most important. 
If you are unable to stay, please join us for the evening and then you can return by 8 am Saturday so the boys can enjoy a great morning of fishing and archery with their fellow scouts.


MEALS:

We will be serving "Crockpot Potluck" for dinner, snacks at night, and breakfast in the morning.

We are looking for parents to bring a crockpot type dinner (chili, mac-n-cheese, soup, stew)

ATTENDANCE:

Please email Eric Hobin if you are planning on attending so we can get a head count for food.

In your email please include:  

1)  You name and scout's name

2)  How many are attending

3)  What you can bring for a crockpot dinner choice

  

SCHEDULE:

Friday Night

 

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Arrival, unload, setup tents, fire building (Webelos) wood gathering, etc.

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Fishing, whittling, hot soups for dinner

8:30 - 10:00 pm

Manhunt, free time

10:00 - 11:00 pm

S'mores, campfire,

11:00 pm

Lights out

 

Saturday Morning

 

7:30 - 8:00 am

Wakeup/campfire

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast, (webelos assist cooking) breakfast burritos, muffins, bagels

9:00 - 9:30 am

Cleanup

10:00 - 11:00 am

Archery or fishing

11:00 am

Event ends, depart.

 

Summer Fun at Centennial Beach

posted Jul 25, 2016, 7:10 AM by Scout Marlboro

Join Pack 4 Hudson and Pack 31 Marlborough for an Outing at Centennial Beach Hudson this Sunday, July 31, 2016.  


  

Starting at 9:00 am to 10:30 am, on Sunday July 31, come join our packs for a morning of "Survivor" style water/beach games.  You will find Centennial Beach at 89 Ft. Meadow Dr. Hudson, MA.  We ask that you arrive at 8:45 at the latest for check in so that the games can start promptly at 9:00 am.   There will be Ice Cream after too!

Parking fees have been waived for this event and feel free to stay and have a beach day on your own after the games are done.

Please use this link to join us for a day of "Fun in the Sun"  

Sunday July 31, 2016, arrive by 8:45am

Centennial Beach
89 Ft. Meadow Dr.
Hudson, Ma

Sports Day and Bike Rally!

posted May 10, 2016, 3:23 PM by Scout Marlboro

When: Sunday May 15th 10am - 12 pm (setup 9am)

Where: Jaworek School Fields and Parking lot
 
  

Come join the pack for our 1st annual Pack 31 Sports Day and Bike Rally
 
This year the scouts will be able to participate in events such as:
  • Obstacle course
  • Water balloon toss or Water Bombing
  • Light Saber Archery
  • Sack Race
  • Tug of War
  • Tic Tac Toe Cones

And we will be having a Bike Rally so bring your bikes!

Museum of Science Overnight

posted Feb 22, 2016, 7:15 PM by Scout Marlboro

WHEN:  Friday, February 26, 2016 5pm – Saturday, February 27, 11am
WHERE:  MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, BOSTON - 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
 
 

Do you want to sleep with the Dinosaurs? Want to spend A Night at the Museum? Sign up you and your family to attend the Museum of Science Overnight!

An Overnight at the Museum of Science is a special program that inspires children, to discover science in an entertaining, educational, and interactive way.  A typical Camp-In includes a variety of hands-on science activities, science demonstrations, a late night show, a morning activity, a Planetarium show, an IMAX film, and time to explore the Museum.  Camp-In instructors facilitate fun science activities that enhance Museum exhibits.
  
Details: 
Cost is $62 per person (scouts and parents only, please) - non-refundable 
We need to submit our reservations very quickly, please sign up right away
Full payment due within a week, remember to use Scout Bucks!
Spaces are limited - first-come, first-served  
Breakfast provided Sunday morning
Admission for all day Sunday included
Bring "indoor" camping gear 
See Mr. Coullard for additional details

Free return admission
Every participant receives a pass for one free admission to the Exhibit Halls and one free Planetarium show on a return visit. In addition, participants receive $10 off the purchase of new Museum memberships. Each attendee also receives an embroidered souvenir patch.



Cost is $62 per Scout and Family Member.  (Use those Scout Bucks!)

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