NORTH CREEK North Creek is home to an active and growing Cub Scout Pack. Our Pack # 36 meets twice a month on Wednesday evenings, as well as getting together for many outings and trips. This year alone, our pack has nearly doubled in size and action! First- to fifth-grade boys from Johnsburg, as well as nearby towns, are welcome in the pack. We meet year-round, so boys can join at any time. Some of our activities from this past year include the things people often associate with scouting: camping, rafting, swimming, crafts, hiking, fishing. But, we also work toward involving our boys in meaningful community service activities: recycling and tree planting projects, food drives, caroling at the nursing home, and even creating snow sculptures for the towns Winter Extravaganza. We also take trips together to attend fun events like monster trucks, laser tag, motor cross, and whatever else the adult leaders think would be both fun and enriching for theboys. In all of these activities, the Cub Scouts earn patches, pins and beltloop badges, which they collect and display proudly on their uniforms. Several times a year, our pack challenges the boys to design and carve wooden boats, rockets or racecars, which they then get to race on the lit stage of Tannery Pond. Recently, we held our annual Pinewood Derby, and the boys cheered as their cars streaked toward the electronic finish line. Patrick Harrison, who as a Webelos II was participating in his last Derby, won the event. Jimmy Morris finished second, and William Davis was a close third place in the field of fifteen racers. Ryan Tucker won Best in Show. In early February, we will be hosting an annual Blue and Gold Banquet, which includes a father-son cake baking contest, skits, awards and a feast. Our theme this year is games. Each Cub Scout has created a theme-related table decoration. Adult leaders are an essential part of the success of scouting. Parents are expected to help the pack with fundraising, support, and taking their turn in leading their boys den. Our pack is fortunate to have many trained den leaders, all volunteers, as well as our Cubmaster, Jennifer Smith, who has continued as a wonderful and committed leader, even though her own son is beyond Cub Scout age. Were always looking for adults who would be willing to share their talents with our communitys young boys. If you'd like to be a leader, contact us for a leadership application. Contact: Kate Hartley, Committee Chair, (518) 251-2235.