Croton-on-Hudson’s Cub Scout Pack 28 will begin their exciting new season this Friday, September 15th at 7:30PM in the gymnasium of Holy Name of Mary Church. This first Pack gathering will be a registration meeting for all returning scouts as well as new boys. The meeting will include information, games, and refreshments.
Pack 28 has approximately 30 active registered boys, along with many adult volunteers. Over the summer, many scouts were involved in scouting activities. In June, the Pack met at Croton Gorge Park for an outdoor picnic. In July, several Scouts attended Summer Camp in nearby Putnam County. In August, a dozen Cubs and family members spent a weekend at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania, camping and enjoying the amusement park along with hundreds of other scouts. Additionally, 20 scout members camped and fished locally in Croton Point Park.
The Pack has a full and ambitious schedule of activities planned for the ‘06-‘07 season. There will be at least three opportunities to go camping, including a trip to and a sleepover on a real battleship, a Bowl-O-Ree to help aid area scouts with disabilities, other fundraisers benefiting the pack and the Croton community, day hikes, a ski trip, the ever popular Pinewood Derby, the annual Blue and Gold Awards Dinner and another year-end picnic. In addition, there will be monthly Pack meetings where scouts learn new skills, play games and compete in contests. Each smaller group or “Den” also usually meets bi-monthly for their own agenda of rank advancement and fun.
Cub Pack 28 serves boys from first through fifth grades. The program provides a mix of developing good citizenship, sportsmanship and personal achievement with an emphasis on having fun. New boys who are interested in learning more about Cub Scouting are invited to bring along a parent and attend the meeting on September 15th. Holy Name of Mary Church is the Chartering Organization for Cub Pack 28. For more information, call Cubmaster Steve Schecter at 271-3266 or Committee Chairman Rob Kaplan at 271-2897. You can also visit their web site at www.CrotonCubs.org.