Submitted by John Mitchell, on behalf of Pack 194
Bedford Cub Scout Pack 194 will hold its annual family picnic and registration drive at Lt. Job Lane School, on Sunday, June 5th from 12:00 to 3:00, rain or shine. This event is FREE and open to all local families interested in learning more about Cub Scouting in Bedford.
Guests will be treated to hot dogs, burgers, snacks, and dessert. Guests are also invited to join in fun games like watermelon smashing, tug-o-war, sack races, and water balloon tossing. Indoor activities will also be available in the gymnasium.
Current Cub Scouts and adult leaders will be on hand to answer questions and to register new and returning participants for the upcoming program year. Cub Scouting is open to all boys entering grades 1 through 5 in September 2016. (Boys entering 6th grade or higher are eligible to join either of the two Boy Scout Troops in Bedford).
Cub Scouting is about building character, and helps instill in boys important values like citizenship, compassion, cooperation, and responsibility. Cub Scouting emphasizes participation and diligence, encouraging boys to live out the Cub Scout motto—“Do Your Best”—whether in school, sports, at home, or the wider community.
Bedford’s Pack 194 is among the largest and most active in the region, offering boys and their families a fun schedule of annual events. Regular highlights of the program year include: a model rocket launch; an outing to the Providence Bruins; a Pack Swim; a Pack Carnival led by the boys; our annual Pinewood Derby race; the Beautify Bedford cleanup; participation in Bedford Day, Veterans’ Day, and Memorial Day observances; and an outfield campout following a Lowell Spinners game. Cub Scouts also participate in regional events such as day camps and overnight outings at Boy Scouts of America (BSA) facilities.
Pack 194 includes over 50 Cub Scouts, organized into “dens” of 4-8 boys based on grade level. Each den convenes once or twice a month for meetings, which include hikes, visits to local points of interest, games, and other activities. The Pack also meets monthly for group activities and to recognize boys who have earned achievements and rank badges established by BSA.
Pack 194 relies entirely on volunteer adult leadership from both women and men. Parents, guardians, and other adult family members of new and returning Cub Scouts are encouraged to submit an application to become a Cub Scout leader. All prospective leaders must pass a background check and complete BSA-required training.