Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts Catch Racing Fever at Pinewood Derby Day

On Saturday, the Cub Scouts of Martha’s Vineyard held their annual pinewood derby, a tradition that dates back to the early 1950s.
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What Goes Up Must Come Down? Evidently Not Cub Scout Rockets

Lost Rockets. A classified advertisement in the Gazette recently described how a group of Cub Scouts had shot off 12-inch rockets and many of the small spacecraft went missing in windy conditions. The advertisement sought help in finding the missing recyclable rockets.

The advertisement may have fallen short of helping the youths get what they wanted (one rocket was recovered as a direct result of the ad), but it did raise the word that Cub Scouts can have a lot of fun on a windy afternoon in Chilmark.

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Gold Teeth and Gun Back To Rightful Owner, Scouts Honor

A treasure box discovered last month by Cub Scouts playing at Camp Duarte has been returned to its owner.

Rob Seaton, 33, an Oak Bluffs contractor, said the box of precious family items was stolen from his mother’s house in Vineyard Haven, October 2002.

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Eagle Eye Cub Scouts Discover World War II Era Treasure Chest

A cookout for a den of Vineyard Cub Scouts and their parents last Thursday night had an exciting surprise ending when two young scouts discovered an old treasure box deep in the woods.

The rusted World War II-era metal box contained a cache of gold and jewelry, knives and an old revolver. The box and its contents were turned over to the Oak Bluffs police.

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Scouts Host Early Morning Memorial Remembering 9/11

They themselves might not be old enough to fully remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, but this fact was no barrier to boys of Cub Scout Packs 90 and 93 and Boy Scout Troop 194, who hosted a memorial ceremony at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on the morning of 9/11’s ninth anniversary.

They themselves might not be old enough to fully remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, but this fact was no barrier to boys of Cub Scout Packs 90 and 93 and Boy Scout Troop 194, who hosted a memorial ceremony at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on the morning of 9/11’s ninth anniversary.

The ceremony was part of a national program called Scout Surge, which seeks to engage the scouting community with local leaders and the general public to remember and honor those who died on Sept. 11.