October 30, 2020

Seekonk Scouts Go Canoeing


Even though the pandemic is going on Troop 1 and Troop 9 Seekonk still wanted to meet up and see their scout friends, so they planned a canoe trip. Everyone would be in a boat with a family member and try not to get too close to keep everyone safe and still have fun. We launched the canoes at Gano Street and went through the hurricane barrier, then into downtown Providence and under the mall.

On the way in to the city the current was with us so it was very easy and quick. On the way back it was against us and when we passed the barrier it became extremely difficult and was very tiring especially after over an hour and a half of paddling. In total the trip took us around two and a half hours round trip.

The trip was so much fun we went on another canoe trip a few weeks later. This time we went on the Narrow River. There we paddled into the Pettaquamscutt Cove and enjoyed seeing lots of birds like ospreys and egrets.

Our leaders also wanted to find ways to help the scouts keep getting merit badges during all this, so they have been offering virtual merit badges. Taking these merit badges has not only helped everyone rank up and get the badges, it has also let people stay in the comfort of their home while doing so. I personally have taken two virtual merit badges and from experience I can say it was fun and very interesting.

SAVE THE DATE! Scouts will be holding our annual food drive – Scouting for Food – on Saturday, November 7th. Please put your donations by your mailbox or at the end of your driveway by 9am and the scouts will pick them up. All food donations will stay in Seekonk and benefit the clients at Doorways Food Pantry. We are happy to be able to continue this tradition especially this year when we know the need is so great.

This is a great time to join scouts! Email us for more information:

Scouts BSA Troop 1 Seekonk (for Boys ages 11-17):

Scouts BSA Troop 9 Seekonk (for Girls ages 11-17):

Cub Scout Pack 88 Rumford/Seekonk (for Boys & Girls, Ages 5-10):


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