April Pack Meeting - Apr 6 - Egg Drop!

posted Mar 22, 2018, 10:34 AM by Westford Pack 100

Pack 100 Families

The April Pack meeting (Apr 6) will feature our 4th Egg Drop competition! We haven't done this event since 2015 but it was a big hit last time.

Each Scout needs one raw egg and a means of protecting this egg (a “vehicle”) from being broken from a 20+ foot fall! Everything should be built at home prior to the pack meeting. The egg and vehicle have to be ready to go when your Scout shows up to the meeting.


Creativity is encouraged to come up with a way to protect a raw egg while balancing good cushioning in a light weight design. This will be a friendly den to den competition, where the den with the lightest weight vehicles that protect the most eggs will win. Designs are not limited to specific dimensions except that the minimum weight of the vehicle (including an egg) is that of a medium egg, (1.75oz or 50g).

Some Ideas are: shoe boxes, cardboard containers, bags, soda bottle, large peanut butter jar, or even a pillow that can be packed with soft material to protect an egg. Please do not use anything breakable such as glass.

Use of a parachute will be allowed but cannot be guaranteed to work when it is dropped. Balloons may be used, but beware of the minimum weight stated above. If the designer wishes for the vehicle to be dropped in a certain orientation, then provide a handle, or label “TOP” or “UP”

The vehicles should be designed in a way that they will be easy to open after the drop to inspect the egg. All material will be thrown away after the egg drop. Eggs will be collected so they do not litter the school yard. Plenty of trash cans will be made available.

If you have any questions, please email

Thank you,
The Pack 100 Egg Drop Committee

February Pack Meeting - Feb 2 - Boot Camp!

posted Feb 1, 2018, 12:28 PM by Westford Pack 100

Pack 100,

Are you ready to move, jump and shake? At the Pack meeting this Friday, 2 February, 7pm at Abbot Cafeteria, your scout will go to Boot Camp!

Please dress for action in your Class B (Pack 100 racing shirt), sneakers and sweat pants. Bring your water bottle.

Our motto is “Do Your Best!” and that’s all we expect from the scouts. This is not a competition or race. Come on out and have some fun.

Also, we are collecting used toys, games, puzzles for our Blue & Gold Banquet raffle. Please bring what you can to the Pack meeting and we’ll take it off your hands.

Now shape up or ship out!
Pack 100 Drill Committee

Follow us on Facebook!

posted Jan 28, 2018, 5:04 AM by Westford Pack 100

Pack 100 now has a Facebook page.  Follow us with link below and be sure to "Like" us!

January Pack Meeting - 1/6 Pinewood Derby

posted Dec 30, 2017, 5:06 PM by Westford Pack 100   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 2:10 PM ]

Good afternoon race fans!
The Pack 100 Pinewood Derby is one of the premiere events for the pack.  This year's Pinewood Derby weigh-in and race day is Saturday, January 6th at 9:00 AM also in the Abbot cafeteria.
You all should have received your car kit by now. If not please check with your den leader.
There are many online resources that will provide building tips.  The below YouTube search link has videos that explain the basic process without getting too technical.
Please find the rules located on this page .  This is important to qualify in the Pack race as well as should your car be eligible to go to the district finals, these rules MUST be adhered to in order to avoid disqualification and disappointment!
Pack 100 PWD Committee

Wreaths Across America - Service Project - Saturday December 16th

posted Dec 1, 2017, 1:08 PM by Westford Pack 100

Pack 100,

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, dedicated volunteers honor and remember our Nation's Veterans by laying wreaths at the head stones of Veterans at cemeteries across all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad including Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC.

Wreaths Across America will be laying wreaths at three locations in Westford.  Pack 100 participated in the opening ceremonies last year and we have been invited to participate again this year.  Ceremonies and wreath laying will take place at Fairview Cemetery Main St Westford, 16 December 2017 at noon.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to get situated.  This is a Class A event and is appropriate to wear any special medals (e.g., Freedom Trail medal) that are not normally worn at Pack meetings.

Further information about Wreaths Across America can be found here:

This is a great opportunity for our Scouts to contribute to our community and honor the brave men and women who protect our freedoms. 

If your Scout would like to participate in opening ceremonies and help lay wreaths, please RSVP using the link below or speak to Cubmaster Bob Lokuta.

Pack 100 Committee

Pinewood Derby Workshop - December 14th 7:00 PM

posted Dec 1, 2017, 1:05 PM by Westford Pack 100

To all Cub Scouts,

Boy Scout Troop 437 is hosting a Pinewood Derby building workshop, where the Boy Scouts can assist the Cub Scouts of all ranks in the construction and tuning of their cars. The Boy Scouts are looking for service opportunities and would like to share what they have learned about the PDW with the younger scouts.

Not everyone has the, knowledge, time or equipment at home to successfully complete the project with quality and pride. Building a competitive car can be stressful for the many families. At a workshop event, the Cub Scouts will be coached on the basics of the car build, and many will even qualify for district races. Also, parents will be very pleased with the pride that their sons show towards their car.

Troop 437 has a regular troop meeting on Thursday nights at the American Legion hall on Dunstable Road at 7pm. We will be using one of these evenings for the workshop. We will have all the tools and supplies necessary and can help with cutting and sanding the blocks of wood, polishing axles and wheels, adding weights, pressing axles straight and a basic design check. We will not get into painting or advanced techniques. We will pick up some weight material and other supplies from the scout store and have them available for the Cub Scouts, but we will ask that the costs be covered. Cub Scouts will leave the event with a contender.

Cub Scouts of all ranks are invited to join individually, or as a den activity. "AOL" Scouts have a requirement to visit a Boy Scout troop meeting, which this would qualify as.

Each Cub Scout will need to bring an adult helper, a kit, and some ideas. They should watch some videos and do a little research. They should make some sketches or prints of what they like. There is a lot of ideas online, but the Boy Scouts will bring some of their cars from the past to drive some inspiration.

The date of the workshop is Thursday December 14th. Opening ceremony will be at 7:00 pm and closing will be at 8:30. It would be great to stay for the whole meeting, but feel free to leave early if necessary.

This will be limited to 25 Cub Scouts but we will have a waiting list and could hold a second event if the demand requires it. Please RSVP to reserve your space at

Hope to see you there!

Yours in Scouting,
-Brett Anderson
Assistant Scout Master, Troop 437

Code Night Pack Meeting - Friday December 1st - 7:00 PM

posted Dec 1, 2017, 1:03 PM by Westford Pack 100

When: Friday, December 1st  7:00 PM
Where: Abbot School Cafeteria 
Uniform: Class A 

What: This Friday we will have guests from Code Wiz in for Code Night!

The Scouts will break up into teams of 3-4 and work together with help on a computer coding project!  With age appropriate content for our Lions and Tigers.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for set up, the meeting will start with opening ceremonies promptly at 7:00 PM

Dues and Popcorn Money are Due: If you happen to still owe Dues and/or Popcorn Money, we ask, so that we may settle our books, that you be sure to bring it to this Friday's meeting.

Medical Forms: It is important that we have a completed medical form for all our scouts. Should it be for a Zoo Overnight in Rhode Island, a Mountain hike in New Hampshire, a parade down main street, or for a pack meeting in the Abbot Cafeteria; we are required to have it. Families that still owe forms should be getting an email shortly.

STEM Night Pack Meeting - Thursday November 9th - 7:00 PM

posted Nov 5, 2017, 1:06 PM by Westford Pack 100

When: Thursday, November 9th  7:00 PM
Where: Abbot School Cafeteria 
Uniform: Class A 

What: We have a lot of fun STEM activities planned for the Scouts.  Please look your best in your uniform...... you might be tested.  Finally don't forget to bring any outstanding popcorn payments

October Pack Meeting - Oct 7-8 w/optional overnight

posted Sep 27, 2017, 9:25 PM by Westford Pack 100   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 9:26 PM ]

Our October Pack Meeting will be held at Stony Brook Conservation Land (aka East Boston Camps(EBC)) on Saturday, October 7th at 3:00 PM. 

This is a family outing with an optional overnight camp-out.  Activities include den-led activities and games, a Bring-Your-Own dinner, a rousing campfire, den skits, making smore's and general mayhem.  Everyone is invited to pitch a tent and the spend the night, but that is not a requirement for attending the outing. 

This is a Class B event (Pack 100 racing shirts). We will hand out Class B shirts to all our new Scouts at the meeting

Enter EBC from Depot Street, and drive to the very top of the hill and park around the field. Click here for a map showing the location more clearly.


Saturday Afternoon (October 7th):
  • Campers Arrive/Setup: 3:00pm
  • Non-campers Arrive: 3:30
  • Opening Ceremonies 4:00-4:30
  • Stations: 4:30-6:00
  • BYO Dinner: 6:00-6:30
  • Campfire/Skits/Smores 6:30-7:30
  • Closing 7:30-8:00
  • Glowstick Mayhem 8:00
  • Non-Camper Departure 8:30
  • Lights out 10:00
Sunday Morning:
  • Wake up and pack up campsite (remember, scouts practice Leave No Trace!).
What To Bring For The Day:

  • Food for dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Folding Chairs
  • Bug Spray
  • Flashlights
  • Outdoor play gear like baseballs, bats, gloves, soccer balls, footballs, etc.
  • Rain gear 
  • Additional Items For The Overnight:
  • Tent/Rain Fly
  • Tarp and/or Canopy
  • Sleeping bag and pad/mattress
    • Contact Pack email address if you need to loan/rent any equipment
  • Pillow
  • Change of clothes
    • Warm Gear - Long pants and sweatshirt
    • Sleep gear -  Something to sleep in
  • Toiletries
    • Towels/washcloth
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Any needed medications
  • Water
  • Snacks/drinks for your scout
    • Please do not keep the food in the tents because of animals
  • Flashlight or lantern

*There are bathroom facilities that will be available for use but please bring toilet paper just in case.


  • Think Safety!
  • Remember, Leave No Trace!
  • No swimming please!
  • Campers, please set up tents around the perimeter of the field. 
  • No playing or roughhousing around the campfire! This also means no throwing things into the fire! Remember, our primary concern is safety, and then fun! 
  • No alcoholic beverages

Fall Hike - Mt. Cardigan, Orange NH - Sept 30th

posted Sep 27, 2017, 9:14 PM by Westford Pack 100

Welcome back, and to our new Scouts, we are glad to have you aboard.  We'll start this new year with a Pack hike to the summit of Mt. Cardigan in Orange, NH on Saturday September 30.  We'll meet at Cardigan State Park at 10:30 AM for a prompt 11:00 AM start.  Family members are welcome to attend, but please note that this is a strenuous hike and might not be appropriate for young siblings.

This is a great opportunity for the Scouts to fulfill some of their rank advancement requirements.  So, read ahead and plan your adventure.

Please bring with you a filled-out permission slip and give it to Bob Lokuta on-site at Mt. Cardigan.  Also, RSVP via this evite link by September 28 so that we can account for all hikers prior to setting off.

See Mt. Cardigan hike info and other trail description at the following web sites for further information about the park and hike.

We will ascend via the West Ridge Trail and descend via the South Ridge Trail.  Please note the trail ascends about 1,800 vertical feet which is challenging.  We anticipate the entire hike, with a summit lunch and rest to take over 4 hours to complete.  Hiking boots are highly recommended.  Dress and pack for unexpected weather.  Bring plenty of water and lunch/snacks.

Hope you can attend.  Looking forward to seeing Pack 100 Scouts and family on the summit.

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