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Fishing at the Town Reservoir

posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:31 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Jul 15, 2018, 2:09 PM ]

Join us for a summer morning of fishing, coffee and donuts at the Needham Reservoir!

When: Saturday, July 21 8am-10am
Where: Needham Reservoir, Dedham Ave (behind the Public Works Building)
Please click here for additional details and to RSVP:

4th of July Float Decorating & Parade

posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:28 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 7:06 PM ]

Be a part of a very special Pack 4 tradition - building a float for the Needham 4th of July Parade! 
When: Sunday, July 1, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Mr. Peter's house - 53 Parkinson St 
Duties include painting and light construction - please wear old clothes! 

Join us for Needham's annual July 4th parade - a Needham and Cub Scout tradition! 
When: Wednesday, July 4 at 8:15 am 
Where: Meet at Greene's Field by the bleachers 
Boys should Class A Cub Scout uniforms (blue/brown shirt & neckerchief). Wear sunscreen and bring water and snacks. Parents and siblings are encouraged to participate with their Scouts. There is room for Scouts/siblings to ride on the float or truck (taking turns) and parents and kids march behind the float. 

Rocket Day with Pack 8!

posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:26 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 8:32 AM ]

Because bad weather forced us to (twice) cancel our own Rocket Day this year, Pack 8 has kindly invited us to join them for theirs! Don't miss an exciting morning of building and launching your very own rockets! 

When: Saturday, June 30 from 8:30am-10:30am 
Where: Claxton Field (Please note: parking is limited at Claxton Field. If the Claxton parking area is full, families must park at the Town Forest/Horsford Pond; there is no parking on Central Avenue.) 

***For safety reasons, Rocket Day is not a drop-off event. Parents need to remain with their Scouts.**** 

Rocket kits were given out at the Blue & Gold celebration. Rocket engines will be distributed at Rocket Day. No snacks or drinks are provided at this event. 

Questions? Contact Dave Waller at Additional information can also be found on the Pack 8 website:

Pack 4 Family BBQ - June 3 at 4pm

posted May 13, 2018, 12:10 PM by Pack 4 Webmaster

Please join us for Pack 4's Annual Family BBQ! We'll start the event with a short Pack meeting and then enjoy delicious food and fun games while celebrating a great year with friends! 

When: June 3, 2018 4pm-6pm 

Where: Claxton Field (across from the RTS) 

Pack 4 will provide hotdogs and hamburgers for everyone! Please RSVP and sign up to bring a dish to share here:

Have some friends who might enjoy Scouting? Invite them to the BBQ so they can get a sense of what we're all about! Pack 4 is open to all boys and girls who will be in kindergarten through 4th grade in September. 

Questions? Email Lauren at

Scouting For Food 2018

posted Feb 16, 2018, 8:00 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 8:03 AM ]

Scouting for Food flyer-drop off will be the weekend of March 17&18. Food pick-up & drop off at the Masonic Hall is March 25 from 1:00pm-4:30pm. We need as many paper grocery bags as we can collect. Please start saving your bags! Additional information, including collection routes, to come.

For details on the Needham Scouting for Food program, please visit: 

CANCELLED - Rocket Day 2018

posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:58 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 7:50 AM by Committee Chair Pack 4 ]

Sadly, our Rocket Day scheduled for today (4/7) has been canceled because Needham fields are closed. Hopefully we can reschedule for later in the year.

Build and Launch your very own rocket with Pack 4! 
When: Saturday, March 24, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm - Cancelled 
Rain/Snow Date: Saturday, April 7 - Cancelled 
Where: Claxton Field (Please note: parking is limited at Claxton Field so families are encouraged to carpool. If the Claxton parking area is full, families must park at the Town Forest/Horsford Pond; there is no parking on Central Avenue.) 

Suggested Times by Den (to decrease wait times for rocket launches):
1:00 - 2:30 pm -- Tigers & Wolves
2:30 - 4:00 pm -- Bears, Webelos, Arrow of Light

Rocket kits will be given to all Den Leaders at the Blue & Gold celebration. Rocket engines will be distributed at Rocket Day. A limited number of sibling rocket kits are available for purchase for $10. Please see David Waller at the Blue & Gold for a sibling kit.

Parent volunteers needed!  We need a small number of parents to keep the event running smoothly and ensure that our Scouts (and parents) are safe. Please visit the SignUp to volunteer: 

***For safety reasons, Rocket Day is not a drop-off event. Parents need to remain with their Scouts. No snacks or drinks are provided at this event. 

Questions? Contact Dave Waller at

USS Salem Overnight, April 28-29

posted Jan 12, 2018, 8:02 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Jan 13, 2018, 10:42 AM ]

Join Pack 4 for a unique, fun-filled overnight aboard the USS Salem - the world's only preserved Heavy Cruiser - located at the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum in Quincy, MA.  This overnight runs from approximately 12:30pm on Saturday through 11am on Sunday, and includes a ship tour, maritime activities, dinner in the mess hall, a movie, scavenger hunt and free time to explore the ship! 

The cost for this overnight is $30/Cub Scout and $50/Adults and/or siblings (siblings must be Cub Scout age).

Your registration is not guaranteed until payment is received via PayPal. Please look for the PayPal Add to Cart button at the bottom of the page to submit payment after registering. All registrations are non-refundable but are transferrable to others.  


All questions about the overnight should be directed to Kristen Collins, Pack Overnight Coordinator, at

Please contact Lauren Alexander at if you would like a scholarship to attend this overnight. 

More information is available in the USS Salem website.

Clothing & Toiletries Drive

posted Nov 27, 2017, 6:03 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

At our December 3rd Pack Meeting, we will be collecting clothing, toiletries and other items to benefit Circle of Hope and Generic Ministries. We hope you can help!

This drive is being coordinated by Boy Scouts in Troop 13 as part of one of their merit badge requirements. More information about specific items needed is in the file below.

Pack 4 Apparel - Get yours today!

posted Oct 20, 2017, 3:29 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 3:50 AM ]

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To pay for different kids on items (e.g., sweatshirt & t-shirt), you will need to add the first item to your cart and then come back to this page and add each additional item separately. You can adjust quantities of each item on the PayPal page that opens. 

Sturbridge Village Overnight, Nov. 4-5

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:30 PM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 5:30 PM ]

Join your fellow Scouts and step back into history for a day and overnight in New England in 1830!

On Saturday, November 4, we're headed to Old Sturbridge Village to participate in Scout Day and a Hop into History Overnight. If you've never been to Old Sturbridge Village, be prepared for a wonderful indoor and outdoor experience, complete with re-enactments of life and experiences from the 1830s. See them making pottery, running the bank and preparing the muskets. Visit the blacksmith, tinsmith, and take a wagon ride. Check out reviews from TripAdvisor.

Families can sign up to attend Scout Day or both Scout Day and the Hop Into History Overnight. 

Scout Day - Saturday, November 4

This is a great opportunity for Scouts who might not want the full overnight experience, but who want to participate in a Scouting event. While we won't attend as a full Pack, consider reaching out to your den mates or friends and taking the adventure through OSV together.

Cost: $14/per Scout; $14/1st adult; all other adults pay full price admission ($28); additional children pay child's admission ($14)

Note: In addition to the typical visitor OSV experience, OSV will also be running hands-on workshops geared specifically to Scout badges. Pre-registration for the workshops is required and will cost an additional $5-10 per Scout. We will send the list of these workshops when they become available so that Pack families can register for them on your own.

See an example of a Scout Day agenda and registration here.

Hop into History Overnight - Saturday, November 4 - Sunday, November 5

An overnight experience that takes young historians back in time and take part in a candlelit adventure through the 1830s. 

Cost: $30/Scout, $60/Adult
Fee covers activities, evening snack and continental breakfast.

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 am

Pack 4 has reserved 30 spots for this event. Register early to avoid missing out!

Contact Kristen Collins, Pack Overnight Coordinator at

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