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GROTON — Scouting is a year-round family program for boys who are going into or are already in first grade through fifth grade (or ages 6-10).

Past and present activities include the famous Pinewood Derby car race; hiking and family camping; overnight trips to the Battleship Massachusetts in Fall River, the Museum of Science, the Higgins Armory, and the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium; indoor rock climbing; building and flying model rockets; and the Polar Bear Derby Winter Olympics.

Scouts also participate in community-service activities such as trail clearing, charity drives for local food pantries, sending care packages to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, recycling at Grotonfest and marching in the annual Memorial Day Parade, all while promoting academic excellence in school. Summertime activities include archery, rifle marksmanship, boating, fishing and swimming at Cub Scout Day Camp.

Scouts, parents, leaders, and community organizations work together to achieve the Cub Scouting goals of good citizenship, character development and personal fitness.

Groton Cub Scouts enjoy adventure, physical activities, fun and the close friendship of other boys. They develop new skills and responsibilities through goal-oriented achievement and show respect for their families, community, country, religion and other people. Through Scouting, they learn to do their best.

Cub Scout registration will be held Wednesday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the North Middle School cafeteria. The registration fee is $55 for new Scouts, which includes a Cub Scout manual and program registration as a Tiger, a Wolf, a Bear of a Webelo.

For more information call Dean Marsh at (978) 448-3061 or Michael Hackney at (978) 448-0314, or send an e-mail to pack11groton@yahoo.com.