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.
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by Rochelle Randles
The annual Report to the Nation gives youth once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present Scouting accomplishments to nation's leaders in Washington, D.C.
Irving, Texas (March 3, 2020)— This week, 13 youth delegates from across the United States will represent the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., to present the organization's annual Report to the Nation to top U.S. officials. The report, designated in the BSA's congressional charter, details the impact millions of Scouts and Scouting volunteers have made throughout 2019.
“The accomplishments and milestones achieved in 2019 reinforce the important role that Scouting plays in the lives of young people and our communities,” said Roger C. Mosby, President and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. “From standing up to bullying to recovering hundreds of acres of wilderness after the Ute Park Fire, this past year saw millions of young people join together to improve our communities, through actions big and small, in the past year. I am both inspired and optimistic about what that means for the future of the organization and, more importantly, for our nation.”
Being selected as a Report to the Nation delegate from among approximately 2.1 million youth members is an honor for BSA youth. The delegates were selected due to their outstanding representation of the values BSA strives to instill in our nation's young people. Each delegate represents their communities, as well as more than 100 million youth members who have been part of the BSA and the millions who will follow. The 2019 delegation includes:
• Zachary Bryant; Atlanta, Georgia
• Hannah Carter; Santa Ana, California
• Maya Chimal; Kennewick, Washington
• Isabella Tunney; St. Paul, Minnesota
• Bryan Fencl Jr.; San Diego, California
• Laura Sun; San Jose, California
• Terry Hendriex; Peoria, Illinois
• David Taylor; Florence, South Carolina
• Jaden Jenkins; Enid, Oklahoma
• Keerthin Karthikeyan; Tupelo, Mississippi
• Pamela Petterchak; St. Louis, Missouri
• Gisselle Lugo; Massapequa, New York
• Zachary Schonfeld; Bethesda, Maryland
The delegation will deliver the annual report to key members of U.S. federal government leadership. To keep track of the Report to the Nation delegates during their time in Washington, D.C., watch for daily blog posts on Bryan on Scouting and follow Scouting magazine on Facebook and Twitter. You can also view photos updated daily on BSA's Flickr page. The complete Report to the Nation is available online at ScoutingNewsroom.org. Highlights from the report include:More than 150,000 young women joined Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA by the end of 2019. Scouts provided more than 13.2 million hours of service to their communities at a value of more than $335 million (based on a national volunteer-hour value of $25.43). A record of 61,353 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout Award, beating the 2012 record. Earning the Eagle Scout rank requires the completion of an extensive service project, which resulted in more than $218 million in community service. Nearly 900,000 Scouts attended BSA high-adventure camps in West Virginia, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Florida, as well as thousands of Scout day and summer camps. In all, Scouts across all programs camped a total of more than 5 million nights during 2019. Scouts earned more than 1.7 million merit badges in 138 different subjects. The co-ed Exploring program celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2019, marking decades of helping young people explore future careers, from law enforcement to healthcare, teaching to STEM. For the first time in more than 50 years, the World Scout Jamboree was held in North America, where more than 40,000 attendees from more than 150 nations gathered at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The iconic Philmont Scout Ranch, which suffered extensive damage from the Ute Park Fire, reopened in 2019 thanks to more than 71,000 hours of service provided by hundreds of Scouts, Venturers, and volunteers. Soon after, the National High-Adventure Base welcomed more than 24,000 campers, making it Philmont's largest summer ever.
The BSA is proud to be a part of preparing our young people for life and for leadership, and the organization looks forward to helping shape tomorrow's leaders for many years to come.
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.
by Rochelle Randles
Local Councils are Not Filing for Bankruptcy as They are Legally Separate and Distinct Organizations
IRVING, TX – February 18, 2020 – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today announced that the national organization has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come. The BSA intends to use the Chapter 11 process to create a Victims Compensation Trust that would provide equitable compensation to victims.
Scouting programs, including unit meetings and activities, council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects, will continue throughout this process and for many years to come. The BSA fully intends to maintain its commitments to its members, families, volunteer leaders, employees, retirees, donors and alumni to the fullest extent permitted by bankruptcy laws. The organization also will pay its vendors and partners for all goods and services delivered from today forward.
Local councils, which provide programming, financial, facility and administrative support to Scouting units in their communities, have not filed for bankruptcy. They are legally separate, distinct and financially independent from the national organization.
“The BSA cares deeply about all victims of abuse and sincerely apologizes to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to harm innocent children,” said Roger Mosby, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While we know nothing can undo the tragic abuse that victims suffered, we believe the Chapter 11 process – with the proposed Trust structure – will provide equitable compensation to all victims while maintaining the BSA's important mission.”
Establishment of the Victims Compensation Trust and Support for Victims of Abuse
The BSA has an important duty to keep children safe, supported and protected while preparing them for their futures, and the organization has every intention of continuing to fulfill these important responsibilities.
Tragically, there have been times when individuals took advantage of the BSA's programs to harm children. The BSA firmly believes that a proposed Victims Compensation Trust structure is the best means of compensating victims in a way that is equitable and protects their identities. The BSA encourages victims to come forward to file a claim as the bankruptcy process moves forward and will provide clear and comprehensive notices about how to do so.
The BSA has, for years, funded in-person counseling for any current or former Scout who was a victim of abuse as well as victims' family members, by a provider of their choice. As an extension of this commitment to supporting victims, the BSA recently announced a partnership with 1in6, a trusted national resource for male survivors, to expand their services so that victims of abuse are able to anonymously access vital support from trained advocates when and how they need it. Victims can access 1in6 services at www.1in6.org/BSA. This is a multiyear commitment, which the BSA feels is an important component of its ongoing efforts to support victims.
Maintaining Programming and Upholding Commitments to All Stakeholders
Scouting will continue to provide unparalleled programs to young people – keeping them safe, supported and protected as it prepares them for their futures. The BSA today has some of the strongest, expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization, including mandatory youth protection training and background checks for all volunteers and staff, as well as policies that prohibit one-on-one interaction between youth and adults and require all volunteers and staff to report any suspected abuse to law enforcement.
Additional information about the BSA's multilayered safeguards, our commitment to support victims, and our efforts to be part of the broader solution to child abuse is available at www.scouting.org/youth-safety.
Read the BSA's Open Letter to Victims here.
More information and updates about the restructuring are available via the national organization's dedicated restructuring website, www.BSArestructuring.org. Victims, as well as vendors and other potential creditors who have questions about their claims may contact Restructuring@scouting.org or call 1-866-907-BSA1 for the fastest response.
The BSA is represented in the restructuring by Sidley Austin LLP as legal counsel and Alvarez & Marsal North America LLC, as financial advisor.
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 nearly 2.2 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.
Learn about the BSA's youth protection policies in place today at www.scouting.org/youth-safety.
by Rochelle Randles
Five-Year Commitment Builds on Shared Focus of Providing Services to Help Victims Heal
IRVING, TX (February 11, 2020) – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has joined forces with 1in6, a leading organization for male survivors of sexual abuse, in a five-year partnership that meaningfully expands vital services to better support the needs of those who were harmed in Scouting.
“We are encouraged by the barriers to abuse that the Boy Scouts of America has implemented to protect youth moving forward and the important measures the organization is taking to aid survivors of abuse, beginning with believing, supporting, and encouraging survivors to come forward,” said Matthew Ennis, President and CEO of 1in6.
The BSA is steadfastly committed to supporting victims of abuse.
“We sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed in Scouting,” said Roger Mosby, President and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. “In addition to implementing strong policies to prevent abuse, we are dedicated to supporting victims when and how they need it,” Mosby said.
For years, the BSA has funded in-person counseling for any current or former Scout, or member of their family, by a provider of their choice. No proof is required; A victim need only make a request.
The BSA recognized, however, that not all victims are ready to seek counseling. Knowing that, the organization started a dialog with one survivor to learn how the BSA could better support victims. That discussion brought to light the critical role of 1in6 services in the lives of some survivors and the potential for that support to help others.
“1in6 has been an invaluable resource for me, and I have no doubt that this partnership will help the BSA move even farther in the right direction to support victims and their families,” said Jason Lee, the survivor who first encouraged the partnership. “I'm proud of the BSA for facing this problem head-on, in a public and transparent way.”
Through this partnership, 1in6 has greatly expanded its 24/7 web-based helpline chat service that enables victims to connect instantly with a trained advocate. Starting in March, 1in6 will also more than double the number of weekly online support groups offered for men who were sexually abused.
“1in6's clinically facilitated groups are designed to support men in their journeys of trauma recovery, with a focus on education and mutual support,” Ennis said. “Information shared through both of these services will be kept strictly confidential by 1in6.”
1in6 will also provide continuing education offerings to assist in training BSA staff and volunteers in gaining a better understanding of the impact of sexual abuse on the lives of men and best practices for responding to male survivors.
For more information on the partnership or to access 1in6 support services, please visit www.1in6.org/BSA.
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 nearly 2.2 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. To learn more about the BSA's youth protection policies, visit www.Scouting.org/Youth-Safety.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. You can learn more at www.1in6.org.
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Organization Welcomes Proven Leader with Experience Guiding Change, Transformation and Growth
Irving, TX (December 30, 2019) – The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) named Roger C. Mosby as the organization's CEO and President after a focused search, which was initiated when former CEO and President Michael B. Surbaugh retired after a tenure of more than four years.
“As the BSA moves through an extraordinary time of both change and opportunity, we believe Roger's experience as a seasoned executive, adept at guiding transformation and driving growth, will bring the right combination of strength and focus needed to steer our organization toward a promising future,” noted Jim Turley, National Chair of the Boy Scouts of America.
Roger Mosby most recently ran his own consulting firm focused on executive coaching, following his retirement from leading energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan in 2015. During nearly two decades with the company, he served as HR lead and was one of the original six officers. During his tenure, Kinder Morgan grew from 175 to more than 11,000 employees, with Mosby leading extensive change management and cultural transformation efforts.
“I am honored to assume a leadership role with what I believe to be the nation's greatest youth-serving organization, one that is close to my heart and that I have served for years as a volunteer. I am confident that my decades of experience helping talented people grow, transform and evolve organizations can be applied to furthering the mission of Scouting,” Mosby said. “Scouting has been part of my life for most of my life. I believe in the power of Scouting and how important it is in developing character and leadership in young people, so I am proud to join dedicated professionals and volunteers as we move the organization forward.”
Roger was a Scout as a youth and served for more than 33 years as a volunteer in the Mid-America and Sam Houston Area councils, in addition to positions with the Southern Region and National Committees of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the World Organization of the Scout Movement. He has received the Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honors for volunteers at the regional and local levels, respectively, and is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's honor society.
“Roger's expertise in leading, navigating and implementing positive organizational change will be invaluable to the BSA,” said Ellie Morrison, National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America. “His skills and experience are just what we need at this time. I look forward to working with him to ensure Scouting's bright future.”
Roger Mosby joins Jim Turley and Ellie Morrison to form the BSA's “Key 3,” the organization's highest tier of leadership at the national level.
“We thank Michael Surbaugh for his years of service and leadership to the Boy Scouts of America,” Turley said. “Now, as we enter the next stage, we welcome Roger and his well-suited expertise to guide us toward even more opportunities to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth, families and communities.”
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 nearly 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 960,000 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.
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