Pot of Gold Tickets Now On Sale!

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club’s Pot of Gold Raffle Tickets are now on sale! Our Pot of Gold Raffle is our largest fundraiser of the year & allows us to keep our doors open for more than 350 kids & teens each day.

You can purchase your ticket online today!

Purchase your ticket before 12/20/19 and be entered to win our Early Bird Drawing cash prizes of $1,000 and $500.

Early Bird winners go “back in the bin” for a chance to win these great cash  prizes at our Grand Prize Drawing on 3/14/20:

$20,000 – 1 winner

$1000 – 2 winners

$500  – 2 winners

$250  – 2 winners

May the Luck of the Irish Be With You!

2019-2020 Basketball Game Schedules

We are excited for our 2019-2020 Basketball Season! It has been so fun to get back into the swing of things and see our members working so hard at practice! Please find all game schedules below. If you have any questions or concerns please email our Athletic Director, Dave Maestri at d.maestri@bgcwoburn.org. Good luck to all our members on a great season!

2019-2020 Biddy League Schedule
2019-2020 Buddy League Schedule
2019-2020 Intermediate League Schedule

Congratulations: October Members of the Month Announced!

Congratulations to our first set of Members of the Month for the 2019-2020 program year! Each month staff recognize 6 members of our drop-in program for their participation in programs, engagement in different areas of the Club and positive attitude & behavior. Learn more about them here!


A.C.E. Award – Achieving through Continuous Effort
Given to 1 member of any age each month for excelling in the priority outcome area of Healthy Lifestyles by showing good sportsmanship and a positive attitude while pushing themselves to try new things and make good choices.

Molly S. was awarded the A.C.E. award for her commitment to staying active in programs while at the Club, and for engaging with her peers as a S.M.A.R.T. Girls participant.


S.T.A.R. Award – Striving Towards Achieving Results
Given to 1 member of any age each month for excelling in the priority outcome area of Academic Success by participating in a variety of programs and activities while demonstrating a strong effort to better themselves academically.

Daniella O. was awarded the S.T.A.R. award for participating in programs including Power Hour, and always being kind and helpful to the staff and other Club members.


G.R.E.A.T. Award – Generous, Respectful, Engaged, Accepting & Thoughtful
Given to 1 member of any age for excelling in the priority outcome area of Good Character & Leadership by showing a commitment to service learning through participation in service around the Club while also being a leader and making thoughtful, smart choices.

Lainey G. was awarded the G.R.E.A.T. award for her dedication to the Gemstones service learning program and for being a positive leader for the younger members at the Clubhouse.


Jr. Staff Member of the Month
Given to 1 member of the junior staff that leads by example and is a reliable role model during the time they work at the Club.  They go above and beyond their responsibilities and are a true example of teen leaders at the Club!

Caleb S. was awared Jr. Staff Member of the Month for being a dedicated and engaged Jr. Staff, always checking in with the Program Staff and interacting with younger members.


Member of the Month
Given to 1 member aged 8 to 12 for consistent attendance and participation in all three key priority outcome areas while also possessing a good attitude, showing respect for all, and being a leader at the Club.

Elise B. was awarded Member of the Month for actively participating in a wide variety of Club programs, trying new things, and being a respectful friend and Club member.


Teen of the Month
Given to 1 member aged 13 to 18 for taking on leadership roles in the Clubhouse, setting an example for all Club members while also being present at the Club and participating in programs in each of the three key priority outcome areas while at the Club!

Barbie D. was awarded Teen of the Month for being a positive role model and teen leader, setting an example for others to follow and stepping up as a member of Keystone and every day presence at the Club.

Clubhouse Family Night!

Join us Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Main Clubhouse for Family Night!

All Club families are encouraged to join us at the Club for a fun night of activities and the chance to participate in Club activities as a family! All Club members are welcomed and should be accompanied by a caring adult to stay for the family night activities. Please note that the Club will be providing some light refreshments and dessert for participants.

The Club is collecting nonperishable food items to support the Council of Social Concern food bank. We ask that families consider bringing a canned good to donate at this event.

Please note that basketball and swim practice will run as normally scheduled! Members 7th grade and younger, not accompanied by an adult must be picked up at the regular time of 7:00 p.m.

Take Note: Upcoming Schedule Changes

Please note the following changes to our program schedules for the upcoming weeks. We appreciate your understanding.

Election DayTuesday, November 5, 2019

  • – The drop-in Clubhouse will be open to its members from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., please note that there is no early drop-off or late pick-up. Please make sure all members arrange appropriate rides.
  • – Lucky Lobsters Swim Team will practice on their regular schedule.
  • – All school sites (Project Learn & ATB/BTB) will be closed.
  • – L.E.A.P. Childcare will be operating on its regular schedule.

Veterans DayMonday, November 11, 2019

  • – The drop-in Clubhouse will be open to its members from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., please note that there is no early drop-off or late pick-up. Please make sure all members arrange appropriate rides.
  • – Lucky Lobsters Swim Team will practice on their regualr schedule.
  • – All school sites (Project Learn & ATB/BTB) will be closed.
  • – L.E.A.P. Childcare will be closed.

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • – The drop-n Clubhouse will be open from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
  • – All school sites (Project Learn & ATB/BTB) will be closed.
  • – L.E.A.P. Childcare will be operating on its regular schedule.
  • – All programs will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019.

Winter Break
All Club programs will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January, 1, 2020. Project Learn, L.E.A.P Childcare and the Drop-In Clubhouse will resume programming on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Clubhouse Halloween Dance

Gemstones presents the Clubhouse Halloween Dance!
This Friday, November 1, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
$5 per ticket, all proceeds donated to support cancer research!
All Club members 7th grade & under are welcome.

Tickets are on sale at the Club this week and can be purchased from any Keystone member, just ask! Members who would like to purchase a ticket for 1 guest are welcomed and must complete a permission slip for their friend.

Dancing, games and more fun throughout the night including a costume contest. Snacks & pizza will be on sale at the event.

New Opportunity: Free Swims Added!

The drop-in Clubhouse is excited to announce a few free swim opportunities for our members! Members must bring a bathing suit, towel and a change of dry clothes to participate. All members are encouraged to join us for the following swims:

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Please note that the Club staff are working hard to offer free swim when our schedule allows and we will continue to offer throughout the year. Make sure to continue to check our website for updated programs & activities throughout the year.

Co-Ed Instructional Basketball Leagues Forming!

The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn is excited to start another year of our basketball leagues! The Club seeks to provide a positive, welcoming environment for members of all skill levels to enhance their skills and be a part of the team. Teams are run by volunteer coaches and meet for 1 practice and 1 game a week at the Clubhouse. Our winter season is open to anyone in the 2nd grade and turning 8 by 12/31/19 through 8th grade. Please see registration & league details below and email our Athletic Director, Dave at d.maestri@bgcwoburn.org, with specific questions.

League Registration:
Biddy League – Grades 2nd-4th (must turn 8 years old by 12/31/2019)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Buddy League – Grades 5th & 6th
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Intermediate League – Grades 7th & 8th
Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Leagues fill on a first come, first serve basis and all registration must be done in person. Leagues cost $25 to participate in and all participants must be a member of the Club. A Club membership costs $25 and those who are not yet members can complete this registration on the same evening of basketball registration. Your child does not need to be present for registration. If you are new to the Club, your child and you will need to attend an orientation before participating.

Practice & game schedules will be determined once your child is placed on a team. Please note that we can not accommodate practice day/time requests as these are determined based on the availability of our volunteer coaches.

We are currently recruiting volunteer coaches to support this program. Please reach out to Dave for more information about this opportunity!

Boys & Girls Club Fundraising Month at the 99 Restaurant!

This October marks the 10th year that Boys & Girls Clubs have partnered with the 99 Restaurant! We are excited to support our local restaurants this month as they work to support our Club and our programming!

There are lots of way to show your support:
– Visit our 3 local partners and order an item off of the Boys & Girls Club menu and they will make a $1 donation to our Club,
– Purchase raffle tickets for the awesome prizes at each restaurant,
– Add a donation to your bill,
– And thank the staff for their hard work on behalf of our Club!

We hope to see you there this month! Don’t forget that Kids Eat Free every Sunday through November 3rd and on Halloween in honor of the Club!

Visit any of the following locations to support OUR Boys & Girls Club!
291 Mishawum Rd., Woburn, MA 01801
194 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, MA 01801
144 Lowell St., Wilmington, MA 01887

Scarecrows for Solutions is BACK!

Support the Club and check off a Fall Bucket List item off the list! McCue Garden Center is partnering with the Club again for Scarecrows for Solution!

Join us at McCue Garden Center Saturday, October 12th or Sunday, October 13th to make a scarecrow. Bring your own shirt and pants, tell them at check out you are there to support the Club, and your $15 will come right back to the Club! Our Intrepid Keystone Club will be on hand all weekend to help you build your scarecrow. Come see us there!

McCue Garden Center
200 Cambridge Street
Woburn, MA 01801