Westborough Scouting Day takes place at Tufts Machine lot
Westborough – The third annual Westborough Scouting Day took place Sept. 11 under blue skies and sunshine at the Tufts Machine lot on East Main Street. The annual event is organized to introduce town-scouting programs to area youth.
Representatives from the Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Ven- ture Crew and Explorer Post 85 organized activities and demonstrations for the public. Boys and girls of all ages were seen in their uniforms manning tables of information, pitching tents, playing games and engaging in science experiments. Scouting programs in town are available for students from kindergarten through grade 12.
Paul Casello, unit commissioner and district vice chair for the Boy Scout’s Knox Trail Council, said that over 600 Westborough students participate in town scouting. The number is split somewhat evenly between the girls and boys programs, he added.
Casello said that last year’s Scouting Day attracted nearly four dozen new registrants. At the end of this year’s event, less than a dozen new names were added to the scouting rosters. Casello said he was not surprised at the lower numbers because many new scouts signed up this past May. He attributed a smaller turnout to the great weather and conflicting town programs.
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