Falling into Scouting with Cub Scout Pack 107

On September 10, 2021, Cub Scout Pack 107 held it’s Welcome Cub Scouts September Pack meeting at Grafton Lions Club Mass pavilion. This was the first Pack meeting of the new Scouting year. Before the meeting began, the Scout enjoyed some kick ball fun. Our AOL Den helped open the Pack meeting with performing the Color Guard ceremony, leading the Pledge of Allegiance, The Scout Oath, and The Scout Law. A moment of silence was taken to remember the lives lost and affected by the events of 9/11, 20 years ago.We welcomed our new Scouts, Max S., Atharva S. and James C., who joined our Pack over the course of the summer, and our newest Scout, Owen T. who joined the same day! The Pack was introduced to our Pack Committee member and Den Leaders: Mr. Dan Gaspar, Committee Chair and AOL Den Leader, Mrs. Christine Gaspar, our Assistant Tiger Den Leader and committee member extraordinaire, Mr. Larry Drew, AOL Assistant Den Leader, Mr. Rob Lane, our co-Popcorn Kernel and Popcorn King, and former Den Leader, Mrs. April Lane, our co- Popcorn Kernel and Popcorn Queen, and Treasurer, Ms. Tabitha LeFrancois, our Cubmaster and Lions Den Leader, Mrs. Tiffany Bubriski, our Webelo Girls Den Leader, Mr. John Bubriski, our Webelo Den Leader and IT Chairperson, Mrs. Cindy Fong, our Public Relations Chairperson, Mr. Matt Davy, our Bear Den Leader, and absent was Mr. Chris Nichols, our Pine Wood Derby Chairperson and AV genius! Committee members were also recognized for their years of volunteer services. A great Cub Scout Program starts with great volunteers who share their time, talents, and love of Scouting! Thank you all for your dedication to Pack 107’s program success!Our current Cub Scouts also received their new neckerchiefs for their new ranks. Pack 107 had an active summer, and those who went to Cub Scout summer camp and Webelo overnight camp received their awards for the adventures they completed at summer camp. All Scouts who participated in at least one Pack activity in each of the months of June, July and August received their Summer Time Pack Award. Our Scouts who earned hiking miles were awarded for their new milestone hiking awards. Scouts who participated in the HNE Council Pinewood Derby on May 1, 2021 received their patch for this event.Our Popcorn Kernels; Popcorn King, Mr. Rob Lane, and Popcorn Queen, Mrs. April Lane introduced our Popcorn Fundraiser program that helps raise funds to run a successful Cub Scout Program for the year. They also explained about the various Scout incentives. Our Cub Scout Gabriel F., is the current Scout who raised the most funds last year. He earned the opportunity, as one of the incentives, to pie our fun-loving Cubmaster, Ms. Tabitha LeFrancois. She is definitely the best Cubmaster we could ever ask for! It was a great “welcome back” Pack Meeting, and we look forward to all that the new Scouting year has in store!

September 11th was gorgeous end of summer September day. Pack 107 held its September Pack Hike at the Douglas State Forest, in Douglas, MA. As the Cub Scouts and their families gathered, they were amazed by the sight of motor boats being unloaded in to Wallum Lake, and by boat getting out the water back onto truck trailers. Before the hike began, the Pack recited the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, The Outdoor Code and The Leave No Trace Principles. Our Cub Scouts and families paired up into buddy groups and learned about safety when hike in groups. The Pack enjoyed a 2.3 mile hike along the Coffeehouse Loop Trail. They saw different colored mushrooms, plants, and they even spotted a small toad along the trail. Our Cub Scouts learned about etiquettes when hiking in a group such as yielding to the right side to allow other visitors to pass, and to be courteous not to block a trail path when taking rest breaks. It was a great way to start the weekend enjoying the outdoors, making new friends and enjoying time with old friends


Pack 107 adopted Norcross Park in 2017, and has committed to monthly clean ups and maintenance of the park and Miner Field, during the non-snowy months of the year. The cub scouts and their families work together to help with picking up trash, weeding, spring and fall clean ups, and mulching of the playground area. On September 18, 2021, the AOL Den of Cub Scout Pack 107 started the monthly Norcross Park Clean Up of the new Scouting season. It was a busy day at the park and Miner’s Field with fall season sports in full swing. The Den began with reciting The Pledge of Allegiance, The Scout Oath, The Scout Law, The Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles. Our Scouts and their families worked together picking up twigs, sticks, garbage, and raked newly fallen leaves that are a signal that autumn is fast approaching. They also observed different spider web shapes around the park, and they even found an earthworm in their leaf pile. The made sure to leave the earthworm safe in its habitat!After the clean up, our Scouts enjoyed some fun bonding time playing at the playground, and enjoying the new clean look of the park. It was a productive Saturday morning well spent!

On September 25-26,2021, a few Webelos and AOLs from Pack 107 along with their parents, joined Webelo Scouts throughout the Heart of New England Council at an overnight camping experience, call Webelos Woods. They participated on science fun, art explosion, engineering, rock climbing, BB guns, archery and more. They shared a campsite with Pack 106. They enjoyed dinner and breakfast cooked over a campfire, and even learned on some knot tying together. It was an awesome time at camp.

Cub Scout Pack 107 held its October Pack Meeting on October 1st, 2021, at the Grafton Lions Club Mass Pavillion. Our Webelo Den did a great job performing the Color Guard Ceremony for the meeting. We welcomed 3 new Scouts into the Pack. Welcome Ian M., Ellis M. and Owen T.!! Patches were presented to Scouts who went to Cub Scout Summer Camp, and to the Webelos/AOL Scouts who attended the Webelo Woods Camp-Out last weekend at Camp Wanocksett. Scouts who reached hiking milestones received their hiking beads, and our AOL Scout, Gabriel F. reached his 50 miles award level!.Congratulations to all our Scouts.For our Pack meeting activity, all the Cub Scouts and their families enjoyed designing paper airplanes, and launching them into hula-hoop landing targets. The Cub Scouts also decorated Halloween Trick-Or-Treat bags that they can use for the Scouts Spookerie event at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation (TVSR). Our Pack will be hosting a camp-out the night before at TVSR, and will be doing some Halloween decorating at the camp site!! What better way to gear up for Halloween than to have a camp-out!!