The Cub Scouts participate in several activities during the year.
Flight Night is hosted every Spring by our Tiger Dens. Scouts and their guests are invited to make and race paper airplanes. Events range from distance, to obstacle courses, to speed.
Cub Scout Olympics
The Cub Scout Olympics is a multi-pack event, held every fall. Hopedale participates with the neighboring towns of Mendon and Milford. Events include a 3-legged race, a sack race, obstacle course, softball toss, relay race, ski race, and soccer goal shots. The day finishes up with a pack vs. pack tug-o-war. Scouts earn a badge for participation. The winning pack takes home the trophy!
Cub Scout Overnight
Each year. Scouts and their grown-up are invited to sleep overnight at a different venue. Scouts receive after-hours tours, take part in special activities, and camp out. Some venues include a program that counts towards achievement badges. Past overnights include: The Higgins Armory, The USS Salem, and the Mystic Aquarium.
Scouting for Food
Cub Scouts give back to the community by participating in an annual “scouting for food” drive to benefit our local food bank. Cub Scouts place the reminder door hangers throughout the community. Hopedale’s Boy Scouts collect and deliver the donations.
Cub Scouts take part in fundraising activities throughout the year, ranging from the annual popcorn sale to holiday wreath and candy bar sales. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Pack to help fund activities. Scouts can earn prizes for popcorn sales, and achievement badges.
The Pinewood Derby is an annual race. Derby cars are small wooden model cars, designed and built by scouts, with the help of their families. Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos I and II race their cars. The winner of each level square off for the final race. The three top cars advance to the district races, and one winner from each district advances to nationals. Prizes are awarded for design and for race placement 1-3.
Blue and Gold Banquet
The Blue and Gold is a Pack-wide birthday celebration for scouting. It is held in the Spring, to recognize the achievements of the scouts during the year, to celebrate the graduation of Webelos II to Boy Scouts. Scouts and their families are invited to attend.
The Blue and Gold includes the recognition of all scout achievements, skits by each den, the arrow of light ceremony and slide show for departing Webelos II dens, and a reception for scouts and families.