October 2016 Update

posted Oct 7, 2016, 5:48 AM by Pack Fortyone

Lots of Updates this month

Email Lists
New scouts, if you need additional email addresses on the pack distribution list, please email Nicole.  Also, please feel free to join our Closed Group on Facebook. Go to:  Request to join and someone from the Committee will admit you shortly!  Also, it's recommended to get on our Council's email list too. We're part of Knox Trail Council, which oversees Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in 21 towns in Metrowest, as well as the Cub Scout Summer Camp in Bolton. They send out a weekly email on Thursdays with upcoming events.  Go to and there should be a pop-up asking to join the mailing list.
Pack Meeting
Our next Pack Meeting is Monday October 17th from 645- 8 pm.  It's our Halloween Meeting, so please come in costume (no masks or weapons, please) and bring a decorated (painted, carved... be creative!) pumpkin for our Pumpkin Contest. Family members can dress up and bring in their own pumpkin too!  The Scouts will get to vote on the Funniest, Scariest and Most Creative Pumpkin from each den and from the Family group too.  Certificates will be awarded!
Please let your den leader know if your son has completed any requirements before Friday, October 14th, so we can award the Pins/Loops at the October Pack Meeting.  All the boys who attended the Bobcat night have already been accounted for.  If your son attended Cub Adventure Day Camp and/or Webelos Overnight Week, can you please forward a copy of (or the info from) their Achievement sheets as well.
Scouting for Food
Our first community service project is coming up in November.  Scouting for Food is an event that occurs on two Saturdays: November 5th and 12th. The first weekend (time TBD by each den, there's a lot of flexibility), we hang tags on doors to let the residents know we'll be back next Saturday between 9am and 12 pm to collect food for the local Food Pantry. Then, we come back and collect the food.  Typically, our Pack gets assigned an area of Marlborough with the Richer School district and we divide it up into smaller sections for the Dens to cover.  Your Den Leader will have more information in late October, including where we need to canvas, the door tags and this year's drop off location.  For more information, you can check out:
Volunteer Opportunities
We're looking for Pack Committee Members.  The Committee is the group which handles all of the logistics for the Pack.  We meet once a month for about an hour to an hour and a half and we work on the budget, plan the activities at the Pack Meetings, fundraisers, and activities.  We like to have at least one representative from each den, and it does not need to be the Den Leader.  We currently have a few open or soon to be open positions including:
  • Popcorn Colonel : A fun name for the Fundraising Chair (our main fundraiser is the fall popcorn sale). This person would be responsible for attending the Popcorn kick off meeting in the fall at Council, coordinating the popcorn order and scheduled "Show and Sell" table sales. Coordinating the spring Yard Sale (reserving the lot at Navin Rink), and future fundraiser.
  • Committee Chair: Jake Dalbec, our current Committee Chair, will be leaving us when his son moves to Boy Scouts in the Spring. The Chair runs the monthly meetings, files the rechartering paperwork annually with Council and is the "behind the scenes" person.
  • Treasurer: Colin Florendo is currently our treasurer and is also leaving us in the Spring when his son moves to Boy Scouts. The treasurer controls the budget and takes care of paying the bills.
  • Recruiting Chair, Secretary, or Committee Member.
  • If you are interested, please email Jake at: or talk to any of the Committee Members (Jake, Howie, Colin, Nicole or Monica) at the next meeting

September Pack Meeting Update

posted Sep 16, 2014, 4:51 AM by Pack Fortyone   [ updated Sep 16, 2014, 7:25 AM ]

Just a quick recap of last night's meeting!
Some of our committee members looking at their last year in the pack, as their scouts bridge to Boy Scouts, so they are training their replacements this year.  Jodi Eldridge is passing the Treasurer position to Colin Florendo and David Dichmann is training Jake Dalbec as Committee Chair.
Due to National increasing our registration fees, dues will be increasing by $5 this year.  Please give your dues of $55 to Colin.
You should have received the popcorn order forms in the mail.  The boys can start selling now.  If you need more forms, please contact Howie. Popcorn orders at due and money are due at the next Pack Meeting on October 20th.
The Fishing Derby is this Sunday, September 21st from 10- 3 pm at the Marlborough Fish and Game.  Thanks to Sullivan Tire for donating 4 World Cup Soccer Balls for the prizes!
We are having STEM Den again this year, but to allow us to do more exciting experiments, including making flashlight wrist bands, learning to weld with chocolate and small scale SAFE explosions, we're asking for a $10 per scout material fee.  If your scout is interested, please let Nicole know by the next Pack Meeting on October 20th.  The STEM Den meets monthly on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 at Richer School Cafeteria.   The dates are: Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 13, and Jun 10. 
All STEM Den meetings and Pack meetings are on the Pack Calendar at: and will be updated on the Facebook page too.

Summer 2014!

posted Jun 10, 2014, 12:44 PM by Pack Fortyone

First off, apologies for having such a quiet website, but we're back with the tentative summer schedule!

June 9: Pack Meeting and Scout/Family Kickball game
June 27-29: Family Campout at Nobscott. Contact Mike for more info
July TBD: Fishing Trip. More info soon!
July TBD: Bike Hike. More info soon!
August 3: Pack BBQ and Ice Cream Party! Akela's house, RSVP to Jodi
August TBD: Purgatory Chasm. More Info soon!

Remember, if we can earn our Summertime Pack Award, any scout who makes it to at least one activity in 2 of the 3 summer months, will earn his Summertime Scout Pin.

December Pack Meeting

posted Nov 19, 2013, 8:23 AM by Pack Fortyone

The December Pack meeting will be on December 16th.  We will be having our Nut Free Cookie Swap, so please bring a plate of cookies or other wintery snack to share and copies of the recipe.
We will also be playing Scout Bingo.  Please bring in spare change for your markers.  At the end of the night, all change will be collected.  The Pack will donate this money in the form of Gift Cards to Hannaford's for Richer School to give out to neighborhood families in need.

First Supernova Award

posted Oct 23, 2013, 9:46 AM by Pack Fortyone

Congratulations to Peter, the first scout in Massachusetts to earn the Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Medal.
This medal is Cub Scout highest STEM honor.

October Pack Meeting

posted Oct 11, 2013, 11:30 AM by Pack Fortyone

October's Pack Meeting is going to be a busy one!
Pumpkin Contest: We'll be having Pack 41's Annual Pumpkin Contest.  The scouts will get to vote and awards will go to the Most Creative, Funniest, and Scariest Pumpkin from each Den, as well as from the Family entries.  Please check in with Nicole to get your pumpkin assigned a number.  Pumpkin set up will start at 6:45 pm
Costumes: Since it is our Halloween themed Pack Meeting, costumes are allowed.  No masks please, for safety reasons.  And, if you want, you can always come dressed as a Cub Scout :) 
Popcorn: Orders and money are due at the Pack Meeting.  Jodi will be collecting both.  Please review your sheets and ensure they are legible.

Scouting for Food: We'll be handing out the door hangers at the meeting.  Your Den Leader will let you know the area you will be covering.  If you have scouts in different dens, please email your den leaders if you want to have a single Family area.
Museum of Science: We have 30 slots reserved for the MoS Overnight from Feb 1-2 (Saturday to Sunday), and have been placed on Council's wait list to get additional slots.  The Overnight is $58 per non-scout and the cost per scout will be determined after the Popcorn sale is final.  If you would like to attend, you can reserve your spots at the Pack Meeting by bringing $58 per non-scout attending to Jodi in cash, check or credit card.  Anyone signing up after we reach 30 people attending will be placed on a wait list and, based on our experience in previous years, we are very confident that everyone who wants to will be able to attend. 
Please remember Pack 41 is a Peanut Free Pack.
Thank you
Pack 41

Website Updates!

posted Sep 17, 2013, 1:52 PM by Pack Fortyone

Welcome to another school year.  Please take a peek around the website. We've updated the calendar with some exciting fall and winter activities, as well as added optional achievement information to the rank advancement page. If you have any suggestions about the website, please let us know!

Family Camping Trip

posted Sep 17, 2013, 7:15 AM by Pack Fortyone

June 29th: Nature hike and frog hunting with Ranger Betsy at Lake Dennison State Park.
Left to right: Taylor, Ryan, Catherine, Peter, Brian, Erik, Frankie, Howie, Peter, Malcolm, Joey, Ranger Betsy, Brady, Dilan, Cameron, Harry, Paulo

July Hike

posted Jul 3, 2013, 5:17 AM by Pack Fortyone

When: Tuesday July 9th at 6:30 pm
Where: Lake Williams Trail off Lizzote Dr. Parking is available at the Marlborough Youth Baseball lower fields, the adjacent office park or across the street at the St. Angelo Residence.
What: A nature hike along the Lake.  The trail was the Eagle Project of Brenton Sullivan from Troop 2.  It crosses through wetland, and goes over the spillway.  It's about a mile each way, so we should be done by 8 pm.
Bring: At a minimum, bring drinking water and bug spray (dusk near a wetland!). If your scout has an elective or requirement to assemble the 8 Outdoor Essentials, they can bring them (please, no knives or matches for this hike)

First VIT Activity

posted Jul 3, 2013, 5:16 AM by Pack Fortyone

The first Very Important Tiger Activity of the year with new Tigers Cole P., Brian D. and Frankie P.  Bear Scouts Peter D and Howie P also attended!

June 19th: The first VIT activity of the summer was a hike up Tippling Rock at the Nobscot Scouting Reservation with Eagle Scout Robbie. Pack 41 Tigers attending were Cole P., Brian D. and Frankie P.  They had some guidance from Bear Scouts (and big brothers!) Peter D. and Howie P.

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