Activity Ideas

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This pages lists fun activities for scouts, dens, or the pack The activities may simply be for fun or specifically address one or more rank or elective requirements.


Field Trips

Radio Station Tour

Public Safety Building Tour

PJ Keating Tour

Mass Audubon

Based at the 400+ acre wildlife sanctuary in Worcester known as Broad Meadow Brook, Mass Audubon education staff work to "protect the nature of Massachusetts" by offering a wide variety of educational programs and services to schools, community groups, and the public.

Hiking / Camping

Cowdrey Nature Center

  • Lunenburg, MA
  • Offers flat trails, pine forest, bird watching, beaver dam, river crossings, open year round, geo-caching sites

Groton Town Forest

  • Groton, MA

Pearl Hill State Park

  • Townsend, MA
  • Offers camping, hiking, fishing, x-c skiing, boating, etc.

Leominster State Forest

  • Westminster, MA
  • Offers hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and xc-skiing. No camping.

Willard Brook State Forest

  • Ashby and Townsend, MA (Rte. 119)
  • Offers camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback trails, etc.
  • Often the destinations for the Webelos camping trip with the Boy Scouts

Mount Wachusett

  • Princeton, MA
  • Offers trails to the summit with 360* panoramic views. Many non-winter events/festivals where scouts can participate, take a chairlift to the top and hike down or vice-versa.

Mount Watatic

  • Ashby, MA
  • Offers a moderate climb and the summit has 270* panoramic views for miles. Can see Boston sky scrapers on a clear day.
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