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Fun and local activities to do with units and Scouts this summer!

Unit Activities- Supported by the Audubon Society
  • Friday afternoons after July 4, from 2 – 5 there is a free drop in canoeing opportunity at the Green Hill Park Pond near the Vietnam War Memorial. All are welcome.
  • Another drop in canoeing program will be conducted on Saturday May 6th from 2 – 4 on Coes Reservoir from the Mill St Beach area. 
  • The annual Bird A thon week end- 24 hours from 6:00 pm Friday May 12th to 6 pm Saturday May 13th
  • The annual Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday August 12th
Other Unit Activities-
  • June 3 from 10AM to 1PM, “Hike the Heart” on Worcester’s East- West Trail. Join Park Spirit in celebrating National Trails Day by hiking the 4-5 mile eastern section of the East-West Trail.  The hike will start at 409 N. Lake Ave, Worcester, then proceed on the trail along Coal Mine Brook. Last year the group saw a deer and her fawn, wild turkeys and their young along this trail.  For details on a shorter option (approx. 2.5 miles) e-mail  The majority of the hike is natural trail.  Wear your hiking boots if you have them, tick spray, water and snacks are also recommended.  Packs & Dens to provide their own adult supervision. 
  • June 3 and 4, Old Sturbridge Village will hold its “Great Scout Camp Out.” Date: Saturday, June 3 5:30 pm to 9:30 am on June 4. BBQ dinner, evening activities and continental breakfast included. Cost: Before May 15: $50 per person for members; $60 for non-members. For more information:
Service Projects-
  • Deb Cary of the Broad Meadow Brook Reservation has several service project options. For more information she can be contacted at