AUBURN, Mass. – Cub Scout Pack 53 is looking for new members this week, in addition to kicking off its popcorn fundraiser with the Boy Scouts in Auburn:
Cub Scout Pack 53 Open House
A recruitment open house will be held Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. The open house includes the Pack 53 Cub Scout Olympics. All boys in grades 1-5, and their families, are welcome.
“We have a full year of exciting activities planned,” the open-house flier notes. “You won’t want to miss out on all the hikes, overnights, group outings and community service opportunities, plus our annual Cake Bake contest, Pinewood Derby and Snowbox Derby.”
Pack meetings are held one Friday evening a month from September to June at Faith Baptist Church. All Dens meet twice per month at the church.
The fee is $55 per year for scouting, plus uniform cost.
For more information on Pack 53 or the Cub Scouts, visit www.auburnpack53.org or call Cubmaster Scott Taylor at 508-832-9857.
Cub Scout Pack 53 will begin its annual Popcorn Fundraiser at the Auburn Post Office on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. - noon. Money raised will help support the numerous activities, events and overnight/camping trips planned for the scouts throughout the year.
In addition, Boy Scout Troop 53 will join the fundraising on Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at the Oxford Wal-Mart from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. The troop will also be selling popcorn at Park 'n' Shop in Auburn on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Troop 53 will have a booth at the Auburn Fall Festival on Oct. 27, where they will be selling popcorn and other fundraising items.
Scouts will also be taking popcorn orders in their neighborhoods, and will deliver the popcorn in November.
Anyone interested in ordering popcorn online and having it shipped to their house can visit http://www.trails-end.com. They will be asked to type in the zip code of the Boy Scout Council they wish to support; typing in 01501 will ensure the Worcester Area Mohegan Council will benefit from their purchase.
The popcorn order forms also offer an opportunity to buy popcorn and have it delivered to military troops overseas. “This is a great option for anyone wanting to support your local scouts, as well as providing a delicious snack to our men and women in the military,” according to the local scouts.