Scouting Strong Through Summer And Into The New Scouting Year Ahead

Cub Scout Pack 107 is a year round family Scouting program for boy and girls entering grade K-5. Even with summer vacation, we continued to have fun activities evry month to keep out Scouts active and gives our Scouts opportunities to earn awards such as the Cub Scout Summer Time Activity Award and the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. In addition our Pack gets to earn a National Summer Time Pack Award.

On Memorial Day, while most Americans mark this as the unofficial start of summer events, we remember and honor our heroes who made the biggest and ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. We also remember and honor all first responders who have sacrificed their lives for our safety.

Cub Scout Scout Pack 107, along with all the other Grafton Scouting organizations, marched in the Grafton Memorial Day Parade, first one since the COVID-19 pandemic. A Scout does their best to do their duty to God and their Country. A Scout is reverent. These young Cub Scout are learning at a young age what that means.

On Friday , 6/3/2022, Pack 107 held their last Pack Meeting of the Scouting Year. The Scouts learned about the Box Auction/ Yard Sale to benefit Friends of Scouting the was held the following morning. Our Scouts enjoyed a fun game of “Scout Says”, then awards were presented for hiking miles and for Scouts were earned the Outdoor Activity Award. The Meeting moved outdoors where the the Scouts formed farmer and farm animal groups, and played a game of Marshmallow Treasure Hunt. The goal is for each farmer-animal team to find the most marshmallows, and the teams can only communicate via their animal sounds. The Lions were the dog group, the Tigers were the chicken group, the Bears were the Bird group and the Webelos were the owl group. In the end, the Owl group found the most marshmallows but everyone was a winner! We all enjoyed an ice cream sandwich treat to celebrate the last Pack Meeting before Advancement!

On June 4th, 2022, Pack 107 participated on the Grafton BSA, Scouting Yard Sale and Box Auction to help raise fund for Friends of Scouting. Our own Committee Chair, Mr. Dan Gaspar did an amazing job as co-auctioneer! Thanks to our community, Pack 107 was donated over $300 from our yard sale to support our annual Pack program!

On May 20 and June 10th, Pack 107 held 2 Scouting Fun Fests for the community to learn about our Cub Scouting Program. We are thankful for BSA Troop 107 for coming out to help out at this event and to share their Scouting journey and experiences.

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Pack 107 hosted their Advancement Ceremony and camp out at Grafton Lions Club Mass . This special ceremony Mark’s the end of one Scouting year, and the beginning of a new one. For Pack 107, this ceremony also marks the end of our Cubmaster, Ms. Tabitha time with the Pack, as she is retiring her position. It is also the dawn of a new Cubmaster’s journey and we inducted our retired Den 9 Den Leader Mr. Larry Drew, who stepped up to take on this new leadership role. We also inducted a new Assistant Cubmaster , Mrs, Christine Gaspar, who stepped up from her role as Assistant Tiger Den Leader, and a new Tiger Den Leader, Mr. Aaron Rachford, who stepped up from Committee Member. Thank you and welcome to our new leaders.

Our Cub Scouts celebrated their year of achievements to earn their rank badges, and to advance to their next ranks. Our Pack Committee Members were also recognized for their years of contribution to the Pack and awarded their Years of Service pins. Following the ceremony, our Pack enjoyed a campfire dinner, campfire program and and overnight camp out. For many, this was also a special activity to add to celebrating Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, father figures and moms who also have the role of father.

On July 4th, 2022, Cub Scout Pack 107 participated in Grafton’s first Fourth of July Town Parade. It was a fun way to celebrate together as a community.

Some of Pack 107 Cub Scouts spend a week at Treasure Valley Cub Scout Summer Camp where had blast exeriencing so many outdoor adventures and earn skills that go toward earning adventure loops and rank advancement requirements. They go to go rock climbing, swimming, do archery, shoot BB guns, learning about animals and so much more. Their den leader also had a blast with them at camp and get to join in the fun activities. Scouts attended with or without parents, but everyone that went had a blast. Attending summer camp is also one of ther requirements toward earning the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.

On Saturday July 24, 2022, Pack 107 hosting a Fishing Fun event where Scouts and families enjoyed a beautiful morning of fishing, and worked on their casting and baiting skills. It was a great day to spend time with family and friends learning new skills and creating new memories. We were excited to meet some of our newest Pack 107 Cub Scout families enjoy some summer Scouting fun with us.

On Tuesday August 2, 2022, Grafton Police Department for brought back and hosted its National Night Out event, after having to cancel for 2 years due to COVID. Cub Scout Pack 107 felt very fortunate to contribute with a STEM activity station consisting of Lego car building and test ramp, and a build your own aluminum foil boat challenge. It was wonderful to meet so many Grafton families, and to see so many of our Cub Scout families stopping by!

Cub Scout Pack 107 adopted Norcross Park and has made a commitement to monthly park clean ups. Even though ,Norcross Park playgroup has closed since July 2022, Pack 107 has continued its month community service commitment at the Grafton Lions Club. The Grafton Leasoions Club has so generously allowed our Pack to host all out outdoor activities on their property with our year campouts and many of our outdoor activities during the COVID pandemic shutdowns and restrictions. This opportunity allowed our Pack to run an active and successful program throughout the restriction period. This is a wonderful community service to give back to the Grafton Lions Club.

Pack 107 will be hosting its August Park clean up at the Grafton Lions Club, followed by a fun Rain Gutter Regatta on August 27, 2022 @10AM-12PM.  What is a Raingutter Regetta? We will be making boats out of recycled materials to race down an inflatable rain gutter track. This is a bring-a-friend event. We will have supplies on hand to make boats for racing.
This is a great opportunity for family with boys and girls entering grades K-5, to meet new friends while doing some great community service and to see how Cub Scouts have awesome fun! Hope to see you there!!

We will have our first Pack Meeting of the fall on Friday September 9, 2022 , 7-8pm at the Grafton Congregational Church. All scouts who join Pack 107 before September 11, 2022, will have an opportunity to attend our first overnight event at Ultimate Obstacles on Saturday evening 9/17/2022 7pm to 9/18/2022 8AM. Feel free to contact Pack 107 at, for more information about our Pack or about signing up.