Cub Scout Pack 185, like all cub scout packs, is made up of Dens. Cub Scouts are assigned to a den, based on their age and rank. A Den usually has 4 to 8 scouts. The den typically meets 2 or 3 times a month for activities. In addition, Pack 185 has a monthly Pack meeting usually held in the cafeteria at the Stratham Memorial School, 39 Gifford Farm Road, in Stratham. There is a different theme for each Pack meeting. Each Den is assigned a different activity (such as a skit, song, game, flags, opening, or cleanup, etc.) for the Pack Meeting. The schedule for Pack meetings is published at the start of the school year. Updates to the schedule are reflected online in the calendar of events. Each Den has one or more Den Leaders. The Den Leaders are responsible for coordinating Den activities and working with the Pack 185 Committee to plan and hold events. Working with their parents and den, each cub completes achievements over the year. The Cub Scouts Sports & Academics program encourages boys to become more proficient in learning various academic subjects as well as individual and team sports.
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Join Pack 185
Boys may join the Pack at any time during the year. However, most begin in September and follow the Pack Calendar from September to June. All boys must complete the Youth Application Form, along with dues payment ($90, checks made payable to “Pack 185”) may be submitted to Cathy Tallone, Committee Chair. New scouts may also bring their form to a Pack meeting.
Become a Parent Volunteer
Pack 185 runs completely on volunteers. We encourage all parents to volunteer in some capacity for the Pack. Opportunities include becoming a member of the Pack committee, being a den leader or assistant, coordinating a special event, or even lending your own expertise to lead the boys in earning a new badge or teaching them a new skill.
Wearing uniforms has been a method of the Scouting movement from the beginning. Decades of experience show uniforming to have many benefits, including these:
- Equality. The uniform represents a democratic ideal of equality. Boys from various cultures and different economic levels wear the same uniform and cooperate as equals.
- Identification. The uniform identifies a boy as a member of the Cub Scouts. Badges on the uniform tell other members that he belongs to their den, pack, and council. The uniform itself identifies a good citizen to the entire community.
- Achievement. The uniform displays badges and other awards so the accomplishments of each Cub Scout can be immediately recognized.
- Commitment. Wearing a uniform is a constant reminder to each Cub Scout of his commitment to the ideals and purposes of Cub Scouting: duty to God, loyalty to country, and helpfulness to others.
For these reasons, among others, all parents should emphasize to their Scouts the importance of wearing the correct and complete uniform on all suitable occasions. Uniforms can be bought at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery.
For more information on proper uniform patch placement see here.
This provides each boy with a scouting handbook, neckerchief, slide, and subscription to Scouting magazine. It also covers the costs for: joining the Daniel Webster Council, all the awards, belt loops, and pins earned for the year, facility usage fees, trophies and cars for the Pinewood Derby, other supplies for events and activities, and annual rechartering costs for the Pack.
Payment OptionsYou may submit the annual dues by sending in a check for $90 per child (made payable to “Pack 185”) to our treasurer Bill Beaulieu. The check can be brought to one of the monthly Pack Meetings. If you wish to mail the check, please contact Bill directly for the current mailing address.