Cub Scout Pack 195 has a longstanding history. Formed in 1954, we were chartered by the Men’s Holy Name Society and later, the Catholic War Veterans Post. Since 1986, we have been blessed to have Saint Joseph Catholic Church as our charter organization.
For nearly 70 years, Cub Scout Pack 195 has improved the lives of boys—and recently, girls—in Kindergarten through fifth grade through character development, outdoor adventure, and education. Activities foster a sense of belonging and teamwork and affirm the importance of faith and ethical values. They uphold the concept of doing for others and community service. And they build a lifetime of memories for Scouts and families alike: hiking, fishing, discovering wildlife, camping, stargazing, competing in beloved annual traditions such as the Pinewood Derby and Raingutter Regatta
Meetings are held on the 3rd or 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Brindle Hall. Children and Leaders should be in their Class A uniform. Scouts should have rank-appropriate shirt, hat, neckerchief, and slide. (Uniforms may be purchased at the Scout Shop located at One Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA.)
Den meetings occur monthly and are flexible regarding the needs of the den. During these meetings advancement activities are focused on which requires little time outside of scout meetings to complete scout achievements. Tigers and Lions must have an Adult Partner present at all functions.
The majority of our activities occur September through May. Summer activities are available include: Camping at Camp Tuckahoe, Senator’s baseball, Ice Cream Social, fishing, tubing, swimming, kick ball and hiking.
The achievement requirements allow the Children to take part in arts and crafts, games and outdoor activities while learning and applying Cub Scouting’s core values. Some of the activities will center on learning about family, community, health and safety, and the outdoors. There will also be lots of other fun activities, including a family picnic, camping and participation in the Mechanicsburg Halloween parade. An opportunity to help out the community will be present with the Scouting for Food drive in November. Fun annual events include the Pinewood Derby where scouts make and race their own small cars and Winter Camp.
Pack 195 will hold a Winter Camp at Camp Tuckahoe early in the year. The Pack will be working on a number of advancement activities, and having some good old-fashioned fun around the campfire. Scouts come for the day on Saturday or spend one/two night(s) tenting or in the cabins with adult partners. Webelos II Scouts (fifth graders) will participate in one or more camping trips with a local Scout troop. These activities are designed to prepare the scouts for the transition from Cub Scouting to Scouting, and will help the scouts and their parents decide which Scout Troop to join.