At our November Pack Meeting, we were visited by Mayor DelCore. Afterwards, the boys got to see a demonstration from “Freddy” the police dog and a Somerset County SWAT truck
Our Pack collected canned goods for the Hillsborough Community Assistance Network (CAN). In all, the scouts were able to collet 267 items to donate.
Pack 89 held its last weekend hike of the fall at Dukes Farm. Though it was a bit cold, the scouts had a great time exploring Dukes Farm. For more information, please see https://dukefarms.org
Pack 89 held its annual Halloween Party at Hillsborough Elementary. The Scouts and siblings came in costume. There were games, a Jack-O-Lantern contest, a haunted house, and lots and lots and lots of candy. Yum =)…
Pack 89 held a hike at the Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough. The scouts (and a few siblings) hiked the ridge trail to the top of the mountain. While at the top, some of the dens worked on badge requirements; our Bear Scouts looked for indirect signs of wildlife. After a refreshing snack, we hiked back to the trail head. Overall, the scouts hiked over two miles and had a great time.
Pack 89 held it first pack meeting of the new scout year. Our guests were the HHS Robo Raider team. While the parents and leader discussed scouting, the Robo Raiders put on a demonstration for the scouts of a Robot they had built. After the demonstration, the scouts were given a chance to operate the robot.
Pack 89 held an early September hike at Colonial Part in Somerset. We have beautiful weather for the hike. The hike started in the park, went through the rose garden, out on to the tow path, then back the way we came. The after, the scouts insisted on spending time at the very cool playground (of course).
With the end of the scout year, Keith and Kathy Mindish will be leaving Pack 89. Between their two sons, they have been involved with Pack 89 for over 10 years. Keith has held many roles on our Leadership Committee and has served as Cub Master the past two years. Kathy has served as our liaison with Patriots Path Council and has also held many roles on our Leadership Committee.
Though they are leaving Pack 89, they will still be involved with scouting as their sons are scouts with BSA Troop 489. Our loss is truly Troop 489’s gain.
Thank you for all that you have done!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pack 89 held it end-of-year campfire at Ann Van Middlesworth park again this year. There was fishing and games for the scouts to play. After dinner, the scouts put on their class A uniforms and marched to the campfire ceremony, where they “bridged up” to the next rank.
Pack 89 marched in the Hillsborough’s annual Memorial Day Parade.