About Us


Cub Scouts is open to boys in kindergarten through 5th grades. Although most boys live in Allentown, Upper Freehold, and Cream Ridge anyone can join Pack 180. We have a great group of boys and families. New Scouts are always welcome! New members can come to any meeting. Our Pack is sponsored by the Allentown United Methodist Church.   Attached is our meeting schedule.

Our Scouts have many opportunities to learn new skills and participate in new activities each month. Cub Scouting centers around 12 Core Values:
5-Positive Attitude
9-Health and Fitness
12- Honesty. 

It is our goal to provide a variety of opportunities year round to teach and reinforce these Core Values while having lots of FUN!!!

2019-2020 Pack 180 events include: Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Banquet, Annual Camp-In at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, an Eyes of the Wild Presentation, Allentown Memorial Day Parade, Family Campout, Trenton Thunder Sleepover, and a Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Demonstration Class. 

Pack 180 Community Service Events include: Memorial Day Flag Placement at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Cemetery, Adopt-A-School, Collecting Supplies for Animals in Shelters, Turn the Town Teal, and many other individual den service projects.

The Pack meets once per month at the Newell Elementary School Auditorium on Thursdays (see the Pack calendar for details). This meeting is for all age groups/ranks. The Scouts are presented with the awards they have earned during the previous month at these meetings.

The Pack is divided into Dens based on grade level. There is a Lion Den for kindergarteners, a Tiger Den for first graders, a Wolf Dens for second graders, a Bear Dens for third graders, a Webelos I Den for fourth graders, and  Webelos II Dens for fifth  graders. We recruit new members in September and October of each year although new members are welcome at any time.  The Dens set their own schedules and it varies. Typically they meet 1-3x per month depending in the activities they are working on. Many of the Scouts have other activities so each Den Leader does his/her best to accommodate everyone.

It is within these Dens that boys earn their rank awards of Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light before finally crossing over to Boy Scouts in the middle of 5th grade. Boys form special friendships within these Dens and our Pack as do the parents. Our Pack is 100% volunteer run and we encourage all parents to "Get Involved" it is such a rewarding feeling to know that YOU were part of your Scout's advancement and creating fun memories that will last a lifetime.

Thanks so much for your interest and if you have any questions please click on the "Contact Us" section and one of our Pack leaders will get back to you as soon as possible.

Pack 180 Scouts & their families must login to access the Pack Calendar and to register for events.

Yours in Scouting,

Shire Ketterer – Cubmaster

email the Pack: cubscoutpack180allentown@gmail.com