Welcome to the Pack 180 website. Our Cub Scout program offers fun and challenging activities to promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade. It is our mission to provide each scout a safe, exciting and valuable Cub Scouting experience to prepare him for the challenges of scouting, while developing the necessary life skills to help him succeed in future endeavors. Holden Cub Scouts Pack 180 provides a year round quality program for youths in Holden and the surrounding towns. If you have a youth interested in joining cub scouts please use our contact option  for more information.

Cub Scout Pack 180 is sponsored by the Holden Congregational Church in Holden, Massachusetts. Holden Cub Scouts, Pack 180 is a proud member of the Quinsigamond District in the Mohegan Council of the Boy Scouts of America. We are one of the oldest Packs in Massachusetts, serving scouting for over 67 years. Cub Scouts offer fun and challenging activities to promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or ages 6 – 10). In our Pack, parents and leaders work together to help the boys grow in the ideals of Scouting.

National Scouting News

The Boy Scouts of America Will Celebrate the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts and Their Contributions to Communities During the “Be the Change” Virtual Event on February 21st

Irving, TX – February 18, 2021—Nearly 1,000 young women from across the country are taking their place in history as the first female Eagle Scouts after collectively earning more than 30,000 merit badges and providing an estimated 130,000 hours of community service – even amid a pandemic.

The Boy Scouts of America will honor this inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts during a virtual event on February 21st titled ‘Be the Change'—a celebration of these young women and their achievements, and a call to action for all young people to continue working to make a positive impact on their communities and the nation.

The trailblazing young women within the inaugural class come from every corner of the country: from Anchorage to Miami, Honolulu to Boston, and even some parts of Asia and Europe where the BSA serves American families living abroad. They joined Scouting for a variety of reasons—from embarking on once-in-a-lifetime adventures, to fulfilling a childhood dream, or paving the way for future generations of young women. Amid their differences though, this group is united forever by a rank that is synonymous with leadership, service, and excellence.

“Eagle Scout is a designation widely valued by universities, employers, and other respected institutions around the world, and we are honored to celebrate the hundreds of incredible young women who represent a truly historic class of recipients,” said Roger Mosby, president and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. “In earning this rank, young people gain new skills, learn to overcome obstacles, and demonstrate leadership among their peers and in their communities. Scouting's benefits are invaluable, and we are elated that the opportunity to become an Eagle Scout is now available to even more youth—young men and young women alike.”

Only about 6% of Scouts on average attain Scouting's highest rank, which requires individuals to take on leadership roles within their troop and their community; earn a minimum of 21 merit badges that cover a broad range of topics including first aid and safety, civics, business and the environment; and research, organize and complete a large community service project.

“This is a powerful moment for these young women, for all Eagle Scouts, and for our nation,” said Jenn Hancock, national chair for programs at the Boy Scouts of America. “People recognize Eagle Scouts as individuals of the highest caliber—and for the first time, that title isn't limited by gender. This expanded opportunity will empower generations of young people as they see both young men and women earn this rank and become leaders in their communities, in business and our country.”

About the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth programs of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – The following is being released by Omni Agent Solutions the Court Appointed Claims and Noticing Agent for the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) has filed bankruptcy in order to restructure its nonprofit organization and pay Sexual Abuse Survivors. Please read this notice carefully as it provides information about the rights of Sexual Abuse Survivors against BSA, BSA Local Councils and organizations that sponsored their packs, troops, crews, ships or posts and provides information about the case, In re Boy Scouts of America and Delaware BSA, LLC, No. 20-10343 (Bankr. D. Del.). This notice is a short summary. For more detail, visit www.OfficialBSAClaims.com or call 1-866-907-2721.

Anyone who was sexually abused during their time in Scouting, on or before February 18, 2020, must file a claim. This includes sexual abuse in connection with Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, or any entity or activity associated with Scouting or the Boy Scouts of America. Regardless of how old Sexual Abuse Survivors are today or when the sexual abuse occurred, survivors need to file claims by November 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Survivors whose claims are approved may receive compensation from the bankruptcy.

When and How to File a Sexual Abuse Claim? Sexual Abuse Survivors should file a claim using the Sexual Abuse Survivor Proof of Claim by November 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). If Sexual Abuse Survivors do not file a timely claim, they may lose rights against BSA, BSA Local Councils or organizations that sponsored their pack, troop, crew, ship or post, including any right to compensation. Only the national organization of BSA is in bankruptcy. If Sexual Abuse Survivors have a claim against the BSA Local Councils or other organizations, they must take additional legal action to preserve and pursue their rights.

Information provided by Sexual Abuse Survivors will be kept private. Sexual Abuse Survivors can download and file a claim at www.OfficialBSAclaims.com or call 1-866-907-2721 for help on how to file a claim by mail. Scouting participants who were at least 18 years of age at the time the sexual abuse began may also have claims related to sexual abuse and should consult the appropriate claim form at www.OfficialBSAclaims.com.

If the plan to reorganize BSA is approved, it could release claims Sexual Abuse Survivors hold against certain third parties, including against BSA Local Councils and organizations that sponsored their troop or pack. Please visit the website to learn more.

Have questions?Visit www.OfficialBSAclaims.com or call 1-866-907-2721 for more information.

Other Support: BSA will fund in-person counseling for current or former Scouts or their family. To request in-person counseling, please call 1-866-907-2721 or email restructuring@scouting.org.

Source: Omni Agent Solutions

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Tue, Sep 01, 2020
EPA Administrator Wheeler and National Capital Area Council, BSA Scout Executive Craig Poland sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the Boy Scouts Memorial in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (August 17, 2020) – Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) CEO and President Roger C. Mosby signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the creation of an EPA/BSA special award to be awarded as part of a new environmental education awards and recognition program.

“I was an Eagle Scout growing up in Ohio, and I can definitely say scouting is where I learned to love the environment,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This award program challenges Scouts to earn multiple environment-related merit badges in the areas of animal study, outdoor activity, Earth science, and Public Health, and increases awareness of EPA's accomplishments during its first 50 years.”

“Since the very beginning of the Boy Scouts of America, conservation and environmental studies have been an integral part of our program. Scouts have provided service to their communities and to our country by helping to conserve wildlife, energy, forests, soil and water,” said Boy Scouts of America President and CEO Roger C. Mosby. “We are proud to sign the first-ever Memorandum of Understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency so that we can continue to challenge and empower Scouts to learn more about and care for the world around them.”

“For 110 years, the Boy Scouts of America have used the outdoors as a classroom to educate youth and adults on the importance of being good stewards of our natural resources. This partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency will have a positive impact on thousands of youth and our environment,” said Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council Scout Executive & CEO Craig Poland.

Aligned with EPA's 50th Anniversary Commemoration, the program includes several activities that help to fulfill EPA's obligations under the 1990 National Environmental Education Act to promote environmental education and to provide national leadership to increase environmental literacy.

The EPA-sponsored award will challenge Scouts to learn about, explore, and conserve the world around them as part of an awareness campaign to educate the public about EPA's accomplishment during its first 50 years and develop the vision for the next 50 years. The program will also provide EPA with opportunities to educate BSA member councils and leadership about priority initiatives including Trash Free Waters, Winning on Reducing Food Waste, and Healthy Schools.

The program will introduce Scouts to the breadth of EPA's involvement in environmental protection and conservation, combining a variety of disciplines including earth sciences, animal studies, outdoor activities, and public health. To receive the EPA award, Scouts must first receive merit badges in each of these four areas and participate in an environmental/public health community service project, totaling at least six hours, as part of an approved Scouting program. Scouts may complete required steps to earn the award between April 22, 2020 and December 31, 2021, at which time the MOU may be extended.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.

About the Environmental Protection Agency
EPA works to ensure that Americans have clean air, land and water; national efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended; environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; all parts of society–communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments–have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.

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Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Interactive Event Featuring NASCAR Driver Joey Logano and Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris to also Benefit AdoptAClassroom.org to Help Schools and Students Access Needed Resources

The Boy Scouts of America is inviting kids and their families to build their own adventure during the interactive Family Fun Fest on August 8th. During the virtual-based event, families will help build a high-speed Pinewood Derby car, design a rocket to launch in their backyard and learn how to care for furry friends.

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Boy Scouts of America is inviting kids to build their own adventure during the interactive Family Fun Fest on August 8th. This free virtual event will feature experts like NASCAR driver Joey Logano and renowned former astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris, but the fun twist is that kids who attend will call the shots and decide how the event unfolds in real time. All kids ­– Scouts and non-Scouts alike – are welcome to join the excitement and help build a high-speed Pinewood Derby car, design a rocket to launch in their backyard, learn how to care for furry friends and win fun prizes.

“For many families, uncertainty has put experiences that bring joy on hold. We are excited to offer a unique escape where children will be empowered to build their adventure and their confidence as they embark on a new school year,” said Roger C. Mosby, president and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. “This event is a snapshot of how Scouting uses fun and adventure to help children build character, confidence and resilience, which will be important for them this year and into the future.”

Families can join on Facebook Live during part, or all, of this activity-packed three-hour event, during which attendees will get to build a DIY water rocket, go on an insider tour of NASCAR driver Joey Logano's Ford Mustang GT and help build an ultimate derby car that will compete for a championship title at the Ultimate BSA Speedway event happening on September 12th.

Working with AdoptAClassroom.org, the event will also invite participants to thank and support teachers who are working to inspire safe learning environments in the new school year.

“We're so grateful the Boy Scouts of America chose AdoptAClassroom.org as their service partner for the Family Fun Fest,” said Ann Pifer, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org. “We admire their commitment to teaching young people how to be good citizens and give back. This year more than ever before, it's essential we support our nation's K-12 teachers, as they continue to give so much to their students, every single day.”

To learn more about the Family Fun Fest, visit www.scouting.org/familyfunfest.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.

About AdoptAClassroom.org
We are a national, award-winning nonprofit that provides the most flexible and accountable funding for K-12 teachers and schools throughout the U.S. Our proprietary, easy-to-use education fundraising platform helps teachers, principals, and administrators give every child the tools they deserve to succeed in school. Since 1998, we have raised $39 million and supported 5.4 million students. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we hold a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a platinum rating of transparency from Guidestar. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit www.adoptaclassroom.org.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

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