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About Pack 55

History

Cub Scout Pack 55 of Chesterfield Township is a unit within the Garden State Council (GSC) of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The Pack’s Charter was granted to the Crosswicks Community Association on December 1, 1965.  The Pack has operated continuously since 1965 providing the youth of Chesterfield Township with opportunities for outdoor activities, projects, sports, academics and more in a fun and exciting program that helps families and our community teach basic core American values such as honesty, tolerance, work ethic, good citizenship, leadership and respect.

Organization

There are approximately 50+ boys from grades 1 through 5 registered in the Pack.  A Cubmaster leads the Pack with a Pack Committee made up of volunteers. The Pack is broken down into “Dens” according to Cub Scout ranks.

The ranks are:

  • 1st Graders – Tiger Scout
  • 2nd Graders – Wolf Scout
  • 3rd Graders – Bear Scout
  • 4th Graders – Webelos I (1st Year)
  • 5th Graders – Webelos  II (2nd Year)

Each den will have approximately 5 – 10 scouts assigned to it. A Den leader and two Assistant Den Leaders, who are responsible adult individuals from the community principally lead the scouts. The Den Leaders coordinate and manage the dens actions and activities.

Events

Dens generally meet two times a month. The Den meetings are usually held at the Chesterfield Township Elementary School, The Crosswicks Fire House, or The Crosswicks Community House.

Several times during the year, Dens participate in Pack meetings held at the Chesterfield Elementary School. Pack meetings provide an opportunity for the sharing of information on pack activities, awarding deserving scouts with achievement badges, learning from “show and tells” or guest speakers and having fun through skits and games.

Throughout the year various activities are held that involve the entire Pack.  Typical activities planned during a year include two (2) camping trips, hockey & baseball games, community cleanup day, decorating the graves of Veterans, hikes, a movie night and the ever popular Pinewood Derby Races just to name a few.  Refer to the Pack 55 Calendar of Events for details on when these and other events will take place.

Ideas for other activities either for Dens or the Pack are always welcome.

Join

Interested boys can join Pack 55 any time during the year by filling out our form or contacting either:
Jose Meijas, Cubmaster Pack 55: cubmaster@chesterfieldpack55.org
Rex A. van Veldhuisen, Pack 55 Unit Committee Chairman: (609) 324-0026

Mailing address:
Pack 55
27 Recklesstown Way
Chesterfield, NJ 08515

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