Dens: Grade level groups, usually meet once a month on the weekend during the school year. Please email you den leader with your schedule concerns so they can work with you.
Pack: All the dens combined from all grades- usually meets once per month, often on the weekend, with 1 or 2 Monday evenings per year. We publish our event schedule on this website and via Pack emails and try to minimize conflicts.
One parents/caregiver is required to stay and work with their Lion and Tiger Cubs (Grades K-1) during all activities. Parents/Caregiver are encouraged to stay and work with their older Cubs. Siblings are often able to tag along at most activities as space allows.
Import our Google Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=cGFjazE4NXdlbGxlc2xleUBnbWFpbC5jb20 so you can keep up to date with Events and Meetings.
Pack 185 has around 50 active cub scouts, 7 Tigers (1st Grade), 13 Wolfs (2nd Grade), 16 Bears (3rd Grade), 9 Webelos (4th Grade), and we are actively recruiting new Cubs to form a Lion Den (K). We currently have 1 Den per grade.
Dues are charged to provide our Dens and Pack with funds to operate, as well as to provide the Mayflower Council and Scouts BSA with funding for the infrastructure they provide and to support Scouting. Our dues for this year will be $190 per Scout for Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos I, and $40 for Webelos II/Arrow of Light. The reason for the difference in charges is that (i) Webelos II crossover into Boy Scouts halfway through the school year, and (ii) they have already paid their national and Council dues for the remainder of calendar year.
The $190 represents (i) national ($72) and council ($36) dues for calendar year 2022, which the Pack will pay to them in December, and (ii) $82 for Pack dues. Pack dues are used to pay for facilities rentals (when we move inside), badges, rockets, patches and other awards, Pinewood Derby cars and trophies, the Blue & Gold Dinner, meeting costs, and Den and Pack incidentals.
You can pay your dues through a Signup Genius link that will be sent
Overall, the Pack tries to operate events on a "pay as you go" system with costs for events (canoeing, fishing, skiing, camping and other overnights, etc.) paid for by those Scouts who attend. This helps us keep fees as low as we can.
Two important notes with respect to dues and fees.
1. Those of you who just registered for Scouting likely just paid about $65 through the online portal. That amount represents the BSA's one-time joining fee and national and council fees for the remainder of current calendar year. As I mentioned above, the $180 dues is for national/council dues for next calendar year (which the Pack must pay in December) and the school year for the Pack.
2. Pack 185 is committed to making sure that youth can participate in Scouting. Please contact us if you have concerns regarding dues or payments for events or need financial support. We want to make sure that your Cub can fully participate in the Pack and in their Den.