Cub Scouts Pack 496 - General Information


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Gardner Cub Scouts Pack 496 is based out of Annunciation Parish in Gardner Massachusetts.  We gladly welcome all boys and girls to participate in our pack and we are proud to include kids from all of Gardner's public and private schools.


We are part of the larger Heart of New England Council for scouting which covers central Massachusetts communities.  We are an active pack made up of smaller dens.  Scouts start out as Lion cubs in Kindergarten, Tiger Cubs in the first grade, and then advance in the pack into higher level dens as Wolves, Bears, Webelos and AOL.  We are chartered through Annunciation Parish and welcome boys and girls in grades k through 5 from the Gardner area.


Each den meets based on their own set schedule, decided by those in that den.  We have pack meetings once a month where all dens gather for a general meeting where pack business is discussed and where events such as the Pinewood Derby are held.  Pack meetings are normally held on Friday nights at 6:30PM.


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Photos of our boys at various Pack 496 events are found below.  This is just a small sample of the activities our boys participate in throughout the year.