Bedford Cub Scouts to Hold Annual Cookout and Registration Drive on June 4th

The boys and men of Bedford’s Cub Scout troop 194 – Courtesy image (c) 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Submitted by Cub Scout Pack 194

Bedford Cub Scout Pack 194 will hold its annual family cookout and registration drive at Lt. Job Lane Elementary School, 66 Sweetwater Ave., on Sunday, June 4th from 12:00 to 3:00.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. The cookout will be held rain or shine.

Current Cub Scouts and adult leaders will be on hand to answer questions and to register new and returning participants for 2017–2018. In the upcoming program year, Pack 194 plans to participate in Cub Scouting’s new “Lion” program for its youngest members, which means that all boys entering kindergarten through grade 5 in September 2017 are eligible to be Cub Scouts. (Boys entering 6th grade or higher may join either of the two Boy Scout Troops in Bedford).

Cub Scouting, part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), is about building character while having fun. We help boys learn to be responsible citizens, good sportsmen, inquisitive outdoorsmen, resourceful craftsmen, and friends to everyone. Cub Scouting emphasizes participation and diligence and encourages boys to live out the Cub Scout motto—“Do Your Best”—in the classroom, at home, on the playing field, on stage, and in our community and nation.

Bedford’s Pack 194 is among the largest and most active in the region, offering boys and families a fun schedule of annual events.Highlights of 2016–2017 included our “September Skies” model rocket launch and cookout; a family outing to the Providence Bruins; campfires and an overnight campout right here in Bedford; an indoor Pack Swim; our traditional Pinewood Derby and Raingutter Regatta races; the Beautify Bedford cleanup; participation in Bedford Day, Veterans’ Day, and Memorial Day observances; an overnight onboard the USS Salem heavy cruiser museum in Quincy; and an outfield campout following a Lowell Spinners game.

Pack 194 includes over 50 Cub Scouts, organized by grade level into “dens” of 4–8 boys. 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 established by BSA.

Pack 194 relies entirely on volunteer adult leadership from both women and men. Parents, grandparents, guardians, and other adult family members of new and returning Cub Scouts are encouraged to apply to become a Cub Scout leader. All prospective leaders must pass a background check and complete BSA-required training.

Families interested in our program but unable to attend the cookout are invited to email, visit us on Facebook, or leave a message at (339) 970-8396 for more information.

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