Westborough Scouts visit Battleship Cove

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Westborough Cub Scouts Pack 33  at Battleship Cove. (Photo/submitted)
Westborough Cub Scouts Pack 33 at Battleship Cove. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Cub Scouts Pack 33 of Westborough recently made a trip to Battleship Cove, in Fall River, to explore the world’s largest collection of historic U.S. naval ships. After touring the battleship Massachusetts, destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., submarine Lionfish, PT Boats 617 & 796, and the Russian missile corvette Hiddensee, the scouts, their parents, and adult leaders spent the night of April 9 on board the famous USS Massachusetts. Battleship Cove’s Nautical Nights program included a knot tying class, storyteller, living history presenter, major motion pictures, and Morse Code class. The trip has enabled the scouts to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by veterans of all military branches in all wars.

“Amazing, it was better than Disney World,” “Cool”, and “Great,” were some of the scouts’ impressions of the trip.

Battleship Cove serves as the commonwealth’s official memorial for Massachusetts citizens of all military branches who lost their lives in World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf conflicts, and most recently those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.