The Tiger Cubs, a unit of Grafton Pack 106, were accompanied by Den Leader Mary Romaniec. The scouts are working on their Communications Belt Loop and the tour focused specifically on the theme of communications and how public access television uses visual, audio and the written word (bulletin boards) to communicate to the general public.
Each of the scouts were given an opportunity to work in front of the studio’s Green Screen system, using a real weather map and practicing giving a simulated TV weather forecast.
“It’s good to see how interested the cub scouts are in our studio equipment, and particularly in our Green Screen capabilities,” McMullin said. “All of the scouts enjoyed being television weather men.”
Cub Scout Pack 106, incorporated over 60 years ago, serves the town of Grafton. Part of Worcester County’s Mohegan Council, Pack 106’s Charter organization is St. Mary’s Parish in North Grafton, which provides facilities for the monthly pack meeting,
GCTV hosts small group tours of its cable public access TV facilities. Visiting groups have included local cub scouts, girl scouts, and Grafton’s Destination Imagination teams. Group tours, held at the GCTV studios at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton are conducted on Monday evenings. Tour reservations may be arranged by contacting the studio at (508) 839-2983 or email Kris McMullin at GCTV@GraftonTV.org.
Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules and information for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at http://www.GraftonTV.org and http://www.facebook.com/graftontv. Charter Channel 11/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 12/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 13 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events.
Written by John LaPoint, GCTV