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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女性には、毎月月経という習慣があり、これは閉経までの長きにわたって続き、間に妊娠により中断される時期はあるものの、子供のころから年を取り中年と呼ばれる年代になるまで、ずっと関わっていかなければならないものです。
この月経には非常に個人差があり、たとえ姉妹であっても全く症状が違う場合も多く、生理中であっても普段と同じように何ら体調も変わらず過ごせる方もいれば、数日は寝込んでしまうほど生理痛が重い方もいます。
後者のような方はお腹や腰の痛み、頭の痛みや吐き気にも悩まされることもあり、日常生活もままならないほど体調を崩してしまう方も少なくありません。

こんな体質の方に取って、避妊薬として知られているピルは、女性ホルモンのバランスを整えることが出来るため、月経の際の様々な問題を緩和させることができるので、婦人科で治療法のひとつとして処方されることもあります。
今主流となっている避妊薬は、低用量ピルで、以前日本で取り扱われていたものに比べると、ホルモン量も少なくなっているため、格段に副作用が軽減されており、安心して服用できるようになっています。
避妊薬としての効果はもちろんのこととして、ピルを服用するようになると、生理周期がカレンダーのように安定し、全く狂わなくなったり、生理時の経血量がかなり減るので、生理に伴う様々な痛みもほとんど感じられなくなります。
経血量が減れば、ナプキンを交換しなければならない頻度も減り、時計を見ながら焦る必要もなく、生理期間も今までとは違ってストレスがなく過ごせるようになります。

こういったことは、今まで生理でさんざん苦しめられてきた女性に取ってはまさに夢のようなことで、生活の質が飛躍的にアップすることは間違いありません。

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Wed, Jan 08, 2020

避妊薬とは、黄体ホルモンと卵胞ホルモンを主成分として作られているホルモン剤です。
避妊薬としては、ホルモン量が少なく身体への影響が少ない低用量ピルが一般的に使われています。

避妊薬は、避妊効果だけでなく月経トラブルの改善や不妊の予防に対しても効果が期待できます。
避妊薬の仕組みは、服用することで女性ホルモンの血中濃度が上がります。
血中濃度が上がることで、脳が卵巣から女性ホルモンが十分に分泌されていると勘違いし、ホルモン分泌を抑制します。
あわせて黄体化ホルモンや卵胞刺激ホルモンの分泌も抑制するため排卵を抑制します。
さらに精子が子宮内に入りにくいように警官粘液の性状を変化させたり、受精卵が着床しにくいように子宮内膜の増殖を抑えます。
その結果、避妊効果が期待できるようになります。

避妊薬が月経トラブルの改善や不妊の予防に有効な理由として、排卵が抑えられることと子宮内膜の増殖が抑えられることです。
正しく避妊薬を使うことで、28日周期で月経が来るようになります。
また、子宮内膜の増殖が抑えられると出血量が減り、内膜が剥がれる際の収縮も抑えられるため、月経痛の軽減にもつながります。
子宮内膜の増殖が抑えられることは、子宮内膜症の予防にもつながります。

子宮内膜症は、月経が起こることで内膜の一部が逆流し、卵管の先から出てきてしまいます。
これをきっかけにして子宮以外の卵巣の中などになまくができて増殖してしまい、受精や排卵を妨げるようになります。

避妊薬を飲むことで排卵が止まり、内膜の増殖が抑えられることで剥がれるようが減ります。
その結果、子宮内膜症になるリスクが減ります。
子宮内膜症は、不妊の原因にもなるため、将来的な不妊を防ぐために避妊薬の服用は有効です。

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Sun, Dec 08, 2019

生理の習慣がある健康な身体を持つ女性に取って、男性と性交渉を持つということは、少なからず妊娠する可能性は生じるもので、子供を欲しいと考えていないのであれば、避妊対策は確実に取らなければなりません。
日本では、まだまだ避妊を男性任せにする女性も多く、コンドームが最もポピュラーな避妊方法だといわれており、途中ではずれてしまった、破れていた、射精前につけたといった要因などで、望まない妊娠をしてしまっている女性も少なくありません。
妊娠してしまえば、身体はどんどん変化していくので、妊娠を継続させ母親になるか、産むことのできない環境であれば、残念ではありますが中絶手術を受けるしかありません。
どちらにしても、心と身体に強い負担を強いられるのは女性だけで、望んでいない妊娠という事態で傷がつくのは、男性ではなく女性一人だけです。

こういったことにならないためにも、確実な方法である避妊薬を服用するのが最適で、コンドームなどに任せるよりも数段安心です。
避妊薬を毎日忘れることなくきちんと服用していれば、現存する避妊方法の中ではもっとも確実だといわれており、ほぼ百パーセントに近い確率で妊娠を回避することが可能です。
近年では、低用量ピルが解禁となったことにより、以前よりもさらに身体にリスクがなく、避妊薬を服用できるようになっています。
この低用量ピルは、避妊効果を高めるだけではなく、女性には切っても切れない毎月の生理に伴う、様々悩みを改善させてくれるので、服用するようになると日常生活の質は、格段にアップします。
今まで生理だからとあきらめていたことも、普段通りに行えるようになり、辛い生理痛に苦しむこともなくなります。

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Sat, Nov 09, 2019

コンドームに比べて、明らかに高い避妊成功率を誇っている避妊薬のピルは、女性が自らの意思で、望まない妊娠をしっかりと予防できる効果があります。
男性と性交渉の機会を持つ女性には、ぜひとも利用してもらいたい医薬品です。

この避妊薬には服用に当たって注意点もあるので、飲み始める場合は婦人科クリニックを受診して、医師の診察を受け、様々な検査をきちんと受けたうえで服用することが大切です。
特にたばこを吸う女性は、ピルを服用すると血栓ができやすくなってしまうという報告が上がっており、服用に当たっては慎重にならなければなりません。
血栓ができてしまうと、心筋梗塞や脳卒中など、重篤な疾患を引き起こすリスクも高まってしまうので、特に35歳以上の喫煙者にはピルは処方しないというクリニックも多いようです。
しかしたばこの害は、避妊薬の服用云々以前の問題で、発ガン性物質を含むものなので、様々な病気の原因になるといわれているのでできるだけ早目に禁煙するのが望ましいものです。
女性に取ってたばこは、美容効果を著しく損なうものであり、まさに百害あって一利なしです。
ピルを服用していなくてもタバコや過度の飲酒は、血がドロドロになり血栓ができやすくなってしまうので、健康で過ごすためにも、禁煙に向けて努力を行うことは必重要な問題です。

この避妊薬のピルは、女性に取っては実に多くの利益がある薬で、日常生活における様々な問題を改善してくれ、快適な毎日を送れるようにしてくれます。
ホルモンバランスを整える効果があるので、生理周期を安定させたり、生理痛の緩和や生理前のイライラ、むくみなど、身体に起こるいろいろな不具合を軽減させてくれます。

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Mon, Oct 14, 2019

National Scouting News

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.

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Tue, Feb 18, 2020

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.

About 1in6
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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Tue, Feb 11, 2020

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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Mon, Dec 30, 2019

IRVING, TX (November 13, 2019) – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America have announced the official roll out of the Auxiliary's Sea Scouts youth development initiative, which integrates members of Sea Scout ships (units) into Auxiliary shore-side and underway training and missions both shoreside and underway. In 2018, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Coast Guard Auxiliary signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing BSA's Sea Scout program as the Auxiliary's official youth program. The agreement broadens the Auxiliary's efforts to reach out to young boaters and encourages them to consider Coast Guard and maritime careers.

“Designating Sea Scouts as the official youth program of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the most important initiative the Auxiliary has ever undertaken. I believe working with our Sea Scout partners will bring new opportunities to both groups,” said Larry King, Auxiliary National Commodore.

“Working with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will give Sea Scouts an opportunity to benefit from Coast Guard seamanship and vocational training, while giving Sea Scouts a unique introduction to the Coast Guard,” said T.W. Cook, Sea Scout National Commodore.

Recognizing Sea Scouts as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's official youth program provides a number of important benefits, including:

Auxiliary flotillas are encouraged to support existing Sea Scout ships and to establish new Sea Scout ships where there are currently none. Working with Auxiliary members greatly enhances the resources available to youth in the Sea Scout program by engaging more adult leaders with seamanship skills, training and access to vessels into the program All Sea Scouts and leaders are now automatically associate members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association. Additionally, any Sea Scout may apply for full Auxiliary membership. The minimum joining age remains 17 years old for non-Sea Scouts. Auxiliary programs will facilitate advanced science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-oriented training.

Details of these changes and more are available on the Auxiliary's AuxBWiki website at tinyurl.com/AuxBWiki .

Starting with an initial MOA in 2009, which established a framework for cooperation between the two organizations, the BSA and Coast Guard Auxiliary have been working together to promote recreational boating safety, as well as to share communications and manpower resources over the past decade.

“The BSA is proud to continue our partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary as we continually strive to improve leadership development, real-life skill-building and unique STEM training through the Sea Scout program,” said Patrick Sterrett, Assistant Chief Scout Executive and National Director of Field Service of the Boy Scouts of America.

For more information about the Sea Scout program or to find a Sea Scout ship near you, visit www.beascout.org.

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 .

About the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary visit http://www.cgaux.org

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Wed, Nov 13, 2019