Cub Scout Pack 185

Cub Scout Pack 185 is chartered by the Bates Elementary School in Wellesley, MA.

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Scouting year

The Cub Scouting adventure starts with a year-round family program designed for boys and girls in kindergarten through the 5th grade, or 6 to 10 years of age. The program emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, family understanding, character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Children meet once a month for a den meeting (based on grade) and for a pack meeting (all kids, grades K-5.) Throughout the year, there are exciting overnight outings (accompanied by parents) at places like the EcoTarium, Museum of Science, Battleship Cove, Plymouth Plantation, and Nobscot Reservation. Everyone works on age-appropriate achievements at home, to earn badges which are awarded at our yearly Blue & gold advancement dinner.

Activities being planned for this year:

  • September 10th 10am-1pm - Recruiting Event at Wellesley Hill Congregational Church at 207 Washington St - Open to the Public

  • September 11th 4pm-6pm - Model Rocket build and launch at Kelly Memorial Field - Open to any current and prospective scouts

  • September 24th - Charles River Canoeing

  • October 15th - Bates Pumpkin Fair setup

  • October 16th - Fishing Derby on Lake Cochituate

  • October 22nd - Scouting for Food Drop Off flyers

  • October 22-3rd -Campout at Nobscot Scout Reservation

  • October 29th - Scouting for Food Pickup

  • November - Popcorn Drive - Our annual fundraiser

  • November 20th - Pack Orienteering Scavenger hunt Hike at Longfellow Pond

  • January 9th - Winter Pack Meeting

  • January 21st-22nd - Overnight at the EcoTarium

  • February 11th - BC Basketball Game

  • February 12th - Pinewood Derby Bandsaw day

  • February 18th -Snow Tubing at Ski Ward - Session 1

  • March 4th - Pat's Peak Ski Trip

  • March 5th -Snow Tubing at Ski Ward - Session 2

  • March 18th - Pinewood Derby (Click here for pictures and video of our 2022 Pinewood Derby)

  • more to come...

COVID-19 Statement

Safety of participates has always been our top priority. In these unprecedented times, we will be running socially distanced, safe activities focused on the outdoors. We follow all safety measures required by national BSA, our local Mayflower Council, the State of Massachusetts, and the Wellesley Health Department.

Give your son or daughter a valuable gift by encouraging them to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest today will make a difference in the person they become tomorrow.

Pack 185 welcomes ALL kids and ALL families from schools throughout Wellesley.

If you would like to Join Pack 185 please contact our Pack Leader at We hold monthly pack meetings, monthly den meetings, and go on many fun overnights and day-trips.

Dens: Grade level units, around 8-10 children and two den leaders plus parents - usually meets once a month

Pack: All the dens combined from all grades- usually meets once per month plus day and overnight trips, service projects, and other fun activities

Import our Google Calendar: so you can keep up to date with Events and Meetings.

See the Scout Shop (uniforms, books):

23 Turnpike Road (route 9) Southboro, MA

Phone: 508-229-2396

Open M-F 9:30-6:30 pm, Sat 9:30-3:00 pm, Sunday, closed