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Cub Scout Pack 210
(Newton, Massachusetts)
 
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We're on Summer break -- Stay tuned for our 2019-20 Schedule, including details for our
Open House/Kick-Off Meeting on Thursday, September 5, 6:30-8pm!
at the Carroll Center for the Blind, Tech Center (770 Centre St., Newton)

We generally meet as a Pack the 1st Thursday (7-8pm) of each School-Year Month
Please HOLD the following dates (exceptions noted) for 2019-2020 Pack Meetings

Sept. 5 (6:30-8pm) - Oct. 3 - Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 - Jan. 9 (2nd Thurs.)
Feb. 1 (Sat., 2-4pm) - Mar. 5 - Apr. 2 - May 7 - Jun. 6 (Sat., 11am-1:30pm)

(See last years' schedule below to get a feel for our program!)

Pack Event Details


Date and Time / Location

Pack Meeting Activity


September (9/6, 6:30-8pm)

 

*** EARLY START ***


  Carroll Center for the Blind, Tech Center
  770 Centre St., Newton


Introductory Meeting:

 

Meet U.S. Army Staff Sergeant David Matthews and see some of his Army equipment.  There will also be ice cream for the kids while parents learn more about Pack 210 and the Cub Scouts!



October (10/4, 7-8pm)

 

Carroll Center for the Blind, Tech Center

770 Centre St., Newton



Destination Imagination:

 

Scouts will learn and experience team building and creative problem-solving by taking on Instant Challenges presented by the DI Team.


November (11/1, 7-8pm)

 

Carroll Center for the Blind, Tech Center

770 Centre St., Newton


LigerBots:

 

We'll see an awesome robotics demonstration and learn about building robots from the FIRST ("For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology") Competition Robotics Team from Newton North & South High Schools.



December (12/6, 7-8pm)


*** Different Location ***


Ward Elementary Gym

10 Dolphin St. Newton



** Awards Ceremony + Dollar Scholars:

The Dollar Scholars will introduce important life lessons about money (and advertising, and debt!) during a fun and interactive (age appropriate/kid-approved!) presentation. W
e'll hand-out (and give a quick primer on) Pinewood Derby Kits!


January (1/3, 7-8pm)


Carrol Center for the Blind, Tech Center

770 Centre St., Newton



Medieval Swords & Swordsmanship:


Learn about medieval swords and swordsmanship in the German longsword tradition  from a local expert!



February (2/2, 2-4pm)

 

*** SATURDAY ***

 

Ward Elementary School Gym

10 Dolphin Rd., Newton



Pack 210 Pinewood Derby:

 

This is a favorite every year! The boys will receive their kits at the December pack meeting and have a chance in January to attend a car workshop. The boys will race by Den.



March (3/7, 6:30-8pm)

 

*** EARLY START ***


Newton City Hall

1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton


** Awards Ceremony & Webelos Cross-Over + Meet the Mayor:

 

Our 5th grade Webelos will be awarded the Arrow of Light (the highest rank in cub scouts) and cross over to Boy Scouts during a special ceremony at the War Memorial Auditorium at the Newton City Hall where we will also meet and talk with Mayor Ruth-Ann Fuller!



April (4/4, 6:45-8:15pm)


*** EARLY START ***


Newton Center Fire Station 3

1164 Centre St., Newton



Newton Fire Station 3:


Come see the inside of Newton's newest fire station -- Fire Station 3 in Newton Center -- and learn about life as a fire fighter from on-duty officers.  Because this is an on-duty station, we're limited in group size so we'll STAGGER by Den:

               6:45-7:30pm -> Tiger and Wolf Dens

               7:30-8:15pm -> Bear and Webelos Dens



May (5/2, 7-8m)

 

*** FIELD TRIP ***


Heartbreak Hill Running Company

638 Commonwealth Ave (at Center St.)



Heartbreak Hill Running Fitness:


Come dressed to run -- we'll learn about running to stay fit and about running marathons; after a short stretching session, we'll go on a "hill workout"/jog up Heartbreak Hill with a cool-down back to the store (round-trip less than 2 miles)!



June (6/1, 11-1:30pm)

 

*** SATURDAY ***

 

Auburndale Cove Park

West Pine St., Newton



** Awards Ceremony + Blue & Gold Picnic

 

This is our annual end of the year cookout/potluck and awards ceremony. Bring the family!  Click here to RSVP and sign-up to bring a side or dessert.


Other Important Pack Activities:


1. Purgatory Chasm Hike -- Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1-3pm at Purgatory Chasm State Res. 198 Purgatory Rd, Sutton, MA 01590 -- Carved by the tomahawk of a the Algonquin god Homoboko, or from the rush of melting glacier water 14,000 years ago?  Join us on this great 1/2 mile hike through the chasm rocks to find out!


2. Fall Service Project: Park Clean-Up -- Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1-2pm at Norumbega Park -- 140 Islington Park, Newton MA 02466. Service is an important part of the scouting experience and the boys love competing for who can find the most, the biggest and the weirdest trash. If you can, bring a shovel, rake, and work gloves!  To support an Eagle Scout project, we’ll be bagging up a huge amount of leaves that have accumulated along a fence that the Eagle Scout is taking down later this year. The other goals are clean up of trash and marking spots in the park where the city needs to help with downed trees. Many of the scouts are young so we recognize they can only do so much.  Afterwards, if folks are interested in learning about geocaching, there are two geocaches in the park that are reasonably good for beginners. Most folks use the Geocaching app by Groundspeak. Ateev can walk you through the process!


3. Fall Overnight Camp-Out -- Sat. - Sun., October 20-21, 2018, Lone Tree Scout Reservation, 12 W. Shore Park Rd, Kingston, NH 03848.  We'll be tent camping (if you need a tent we can help you find one) after a day of "Zombie Survival" activities including paddling, archery, and tomahawk throwing!  Every Scout must be accompanied by a parent.  Sign-up at the September Pack Meeting.  Cost per person: $50 per Scout (camping, activities, dinner, breakfast) / $15 per Adult (camping, dinner, breakfast).  Every Scout needs to be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them.  Bring your own lunch and snacks for Saturday!


4. Scouting for Food -- Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9 to 3PM -- We will be collecting food donations in front of the Austin St. Star Market (33 Austin St, Newtonville MA). Last year was a smashing success. We'll work in shifts:

  --> 9-11am - Tigers, Wolves & AOL Webelos

  --> 11-1PM  - Bears

  --> 1-3pm - 4th Grade Webelos 1-3PM.

Wear your full uniform and join us for this great community service activity!


5. Pinewood Derby Workshop -- Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1-5PM. Come use a band-saw and power sander to cut and shape your car.


6. Winter Fun: Ice Skating -- Sunday, January 13, 2-3:50PM. Join us at the public rink right by the Chestnut Hill reservoir (DCR’s Reilly Memorial Ice Rink, 355 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135) for some skating!  This is a public rink – admission is free; skate rental is $5 per person (all ages).  Everyone is welcome!


7. Winter Overnight: Old Sturbridge Village -- Saturday, Jan. 26 - Sunday, Jan. 27 -- Join us for a "Hop into History" overnight adventure designed for scouts and other youth! With only a map and a tattered journal at their side, young historians will travel back in time and take part in a mysterious, candlelit adventure through the 1830s. The quest will exercise their detective skills as they hunt for clues, conduct experiments, and investigate the past. Back at our hands-on learning laboratory, we will experiment with historic crafts to learn more about 19th-century life.  Cost is $65/person (scout or adult); all scouts must be accompanied by an adult responsible for them -- included in the fee: 2-day admission to Old Sturbridge Village; Sat. evening snack + hot catered Sun. breakfast; evening activities including interactive tours of the Village, hearth cooking, and a craft, and a special OSV patch. Sign-up ASAP to ensure you have a spot!


8. Rock Climbing -- [HOLD] Saturday, March 23, 2019, Central Rock Gym, 74 Acton St, Watertown, MA 02472


  9. 7th Annual Carroll Center Canine Walk for Independence -- Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10am - 2pm at the Carroll Center -- Pack 210 will help kick-off the event by leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance (so please wear uniform shirt + neckerchief!) before joining-in (for those who register) either the 1-mile or the 5k walk through the neighborhoods of Newton Centre . . . dogs are very welcome!  The Walk is followed by a great cookout, music, accessible games, raffles and more. Click here to register as part of the Newton Pack 210 Team! $30 per adult; kids under 16 are FREE (but register so you get a T-Shirt)!


10. Newton Memorial Day Parade – [HOLD] Sunday, May 26, 2019. We will march in the parade as a pack (parents and siblings are welcome)! Meet at Newton North parking lot by 2:30PM (there may not be parking in the Newton North lot). The parade is 3-4PM. Wear your full uniform!