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 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 60 active cub scouts, 7 Tigers (1st Grade), 11 Wolfs (2nd Grade), 15 Bears (3rd Grade), 16 Webelos (4th Grade), 8 Arrow of Light (5th 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 $225 per returning Scout and $97 for new scouts.
The $225 represents National ($80) and council ($48) dues for calendar year 2024, which the Pack pays on your behalf, and $97 for Pack dues. Pack dues are used to pay for facilities rentals, badges, rockets, patches and other awards, Lego Derby supplies, Pinewood Derby cars and trophies, the Blue & Gold Dinner, meeting costs, and Den and Pack incidentals.
Since new scouts pay their National and Council fees during registration, we only collect the $97 Pack fee.
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 since 8/30/2023 you likely just paid $157.59 (or $15 more if you requested a Scouts Life subscription) through the online portal. That amount represents the BSA's one-time joining fee ($25), national ($80) and council ($48) fees for the next 12 months. The Pack needs to collect $97 to cover our program costs.
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.