Terryville scouts holding joining event with games, ice cream

Published on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 14:47


PLYMOUTH – Cub Scout Pack 75 and Boy Scout Troop 75 will be holding a joining day June 5 at the Terryville Congregational Church, offering games, ice cream and a chance to learn more about the Boy Scouts.

The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the church at 233 Main St. Visitors will be able to see a list of the fun activities which the pack and troop have planned this summer.

Diane Gore, Unit Commissioner for Cub Scout Pack 75 and Boy Scout Troop 75, said the two units have remained active straight through the pandemic.

“At least we didn't have to stop,” she said. “Some of the kids were really bummed that they couldn't go to school and see their friends, but we were able to carry on wearing masks, sanitizing hands and social distancing.”

Even with the covid-19 restrictions in place, Cub Scout Pack 75 and Boy Scout Troop 75 still found ways to have fun.

“We’ve been doing Zoom meetings where kids could do scavenger hunts as well as hikes and outdoor events,” Gore sai. “We also had events in the winter time and camping at Camp Mattatuck Nature Center last October through the winter. Our Pinewood Derby was also held virtually. Children got to make their own car out of a pinewood block, design it, paint it, weigh it, and then set it on the Derby track. The kids loved being able to watch it on the computer.”

Those who join can look forward to summer at Camp Mattatuck as well as an August hike, fishing activities and a trip to the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield for a Nature Day. Cub Scout Pack 75 and Boy Scout Troop 75 will also be going to Bristol Blues games and to the Bradley Air Museum.

Gore said she has been involved with the Boy Scouts for 35 years and that Terryville Congregational Church has supported the local units for 50 years. During that time, generations of families have come to see the benefits of joining.

“The kids still love to get away from their computers and go out for nature hikes and camping,” she said.

For more information about scouting, or to sign-up, visit ctscouting.org.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 14:47. Updated: Wednesday, 26 May 2021 14:49.