Important Dates

  • Plastic Fillm Collection AND  Sneaker Donations continue
  • Adventure Boxes can still be checked out/in
  • Continuation of the God & Me Program
  • Thurday, Apil 1st - Start of Spring Recruitment (pre-K students can now join!)
  • Saturday, May 8th -  Annual Yard Sale 
  • Sunday, May 9th - Den #3 Bear and Den #6 Lion Meeting
  • Sunday, May 16th - Den #4 Wolf and Den #9 Webelos Meeting
  • Sunday, May 23rd - PACK Promotion-Picnic-Fishing Event

Yard Sale -  May 8th
The combined Pack/Troop 145 fundraiser was on the schedule for April 10th.  COVID Mandates are changing and Pack 145 will be asking St. Paul UMC for permission or Saturdays, May 8th (and June 5th as possible back-up date).  In the meantime, please start collecting items for this sale.  There is now space in the Activity Bldg basement classroom for storage.

Religious Emblem Program
The National BSA in collaboration with the P.R.A.Y organization offer programs for Cub/Boy Scouts to earn Religious Emblem medals.  Cubs can earn the God & Me and/or the God & Family.  Boy Scouts can pursue God & Church and/or God & Life.  It has been too many years since Pack 145 has been able to offer an in-person program. Because of COVID,  the allowance of remote learning is now possible.  Starting this 01/10/21, there are now 10 tak-home lessons for any Cub wanting to earn the God & Me award. Each lesson must be returned before the next lesson is given.  All lessons are kept together in a folder for review by a counselor from St. Paul UMC and then the Cub earns this prestigious medal.  If this is successful, Pack 145 will offer God and Family.   

Pinewood Derby Season 2021 
Pinewood Derby was great fun for Pack 145 Cubs and families! PinewoodDerbyLogoThanks for everyone's patience in adhereing to the strict COVID rules and the new live-streaming efforts.  Here are the Pack 145 winners:

Lion Den 1st - Charles G., 2nd - Simeon G., 3rd - Jack P.
Tiger Den 1st - Breiton H., 2nd - Arcadia P., 3rd - Gavin V.
Wolf Den 1st - Lane H., 2nd - Charles P., 3rd - Robert C.
Bear Den 1st - Henry R, 2nd - Emery W., 3rd - Isaac H.
Webelos 1s - 1st - Lilly W. & Alasidar H., 3rd - Draco C.
Webelos 2s - 1st - Kellen M., 2nd - Christopher M., 3rd -Trenton G.

The 1st Place winners of each Rank met for the Pack Championship.  Congratulations to... 
1st - Tiger Charles G.
2nd - Bear Henry R. and Webelos Lilly W.
3rd-6th - Wolf Lane H., Webelos Kellen M., Webelos Alasidar H. and Tiger Breiton H. 

Adventure Boxes - Earn electives on your own!
With the help of VT Pre-Education Students,  Pack 145 will make available boxes containing lessons, instructions and materials to help each Rank earn Elective Adventures.  Check-out a box at any Pack/Den Meeting, complete the assignments inside, submit proof, earn the beltloop and return the box for resupplying, then check-out another box.  NOVA is available for any ranks. Try to return any box at your next Den/Pack meeting to allow other Cubs a chance to enjoy and earn their electives.

Available Adventure Boxes:

Rank  Elective  Quantity        Rank Elective Quantity
 Webelos  Art Explosion     5 Tiger  Tiger-iffic      1
 Lion I'll Do It Myself    5 Tiger Rolling Tigers      1
 Lion Pick My Path    2 Lions     Gizmos & Gadgets       1
Bear Beat of Drum    3 Lions  Build It Up      1
Wolf Spirt of Water    1      
Wolf Digging into Past     2  Bear       Make It Move      1
Webelos      Moviemaking    2  Bear  Marble Madness      1
Bear Forensics    2  Bear Critter Care      1
Tiger Stories in Shapes       2  Bear Goes Fishing      1
Tiger Family Stories    1  Wolf  Cubs Who Care      1
Webelos Maestro    1  Wolf  Aware & Care      1
Wolf Coins    1  Bear  Roaring Laughter      1
Webelos Sports    2      
Tiger Good Knights    1      

NEW Pack Dues
After much deliberation in accordance with new BSA fees,  Pack 145 must raise its yearly dues to $100.00.  That is less $8.50 a month for the 2021 12-month recharter year.  For volunteer Leaders, the cost of their Adult fees plus one child will be free. (Please consider becoming a Leader.) Additional children in the same family will receive $10.00 off each subsequent child. (i.e. $90.00 for 2nd, $80.00 for 3rd and so on.)  Dues need to paid by December 1st.  If there is a financial need for a "campership", do not hestitate to talk to a Pack Leader.

Pack 145 Cub Scouts Challenges - Almost Time to Wrap up This Virtual World

#1 - The Scout Oath asks that all Scouts to work on being “physically strong”. Let’s hear reports, see a photo or a video of our Cub Scouts being physically active outside today and how you unplugged.  

#2 - Show "A Scout is Clean" by demonstrating or explaining how you wish your hands.

#3-  "A Scout is Kind" enough to help lonely Senior Citizens by crafting cards or writing letters.

#4 - Our Professional Health Care Workers deserve our appreciation so signing a BIG Thank You card.

#5  - Let's Dance!  It improves the mood!

#6 - Blue Ridge Mountain Council has challenged Scouts to build an outdoor/indoor tent with #CampAtHomeBRMC for a chance of a prize.

#7 - BINGO Cub Scout Version

#8 - Cub Scouts are going a Bear Hunt by placing a stuffed bear/animal in a window for other community kids to participate in a scvanger hunt.

#9 - Scout is Thirfty!  Find and count/group spare change from around your house.

#10 - Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 

#11 - Litter Clean-Up in your neighborhood

#12 - Easter Egg Coloring to celebrate the holiday

#13 - Scout Strong to show you community witha sign posted on car or home that To Be Strong.

#14 - Scout is Kind by painting and placing kindness rocks around your neighborhood.

#15 - National Park Week can be visited and completing an activity on the

#16 - Happy Earth Day with a celebration of nature used in art.

#17 - Baking Fun

#18 - Virtual Museum or Aquarium Tours

#19 - May the Fourth Jedi Name

#20 - Cinco de Mayo & Taco Tuesday Celebration

#21 - Make your own Musical Instrument

#22 - Celebrate Mom with a photo

#23 - Create some Chalk Art

#24 - Help the Birds by constructing a bird house/feeder

#25 - Nature Hunt

#26 - Art Show your talents and creativity

#27 -  Build a rocket to celebrate Sally Ride and America Launch

#28 - Composting Day

#29 - Movie Premiere - recreate your favorite movie moment or character.

#30 - Build a Bug Hotel to welcome our insects to help in nature

#31 - Plant a Garden

#32 - Wheely Fun Summer - put on some wheels and have fun!

#33 - Duct Tape is Scout tool that can repair or craft anything.  Show what you can do!

#34 - He & Me photo to celebrate Father's Day

#35 - Scout Patches Tradition - Show off all the patches you have earned before or during COVID.


DayCamp2020LogoDay Camp Summer 2021?
 Pack Leaders tried very hard to plan and gain permissions to hold this annual week of adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Due to lack of approval and time constraints to revise plans, increase restrictions and to plan,  Pack Leaders are saddened to cancel this event and focus efforts on offering Cub Scout Wednesdays as a mini-Day Camp experience. 


OLegoCubScoutnly way to grow is by "word of mouth"  Tell others parents and kids that Pack 145 is family friendly and then show them the photos of the no-cost, high thrills activities available to Cub Scouts!  See the Join Today webpage link on the left! Please help Pack 145 grow!  Any youth ages 5-10 can join anytime!  Four-year olds can become Lion Cubs in April before Kindergarten.




Den #3 Recycle Projectgotsneakers
Wolf Cubs of Pack 145 has decided to start their own recycle program.  Starting in October, Den #3 will be collecting used still-wearable athletic sneakers and sport cleats from children (not toddler or baby) and adults.  These shoes will be sent to Haiti, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ukraine through GotSneakers.  By donating gently worn, used and even new sneakers to the Den #3 collection box, the sneakers will make a difference in people’s lives around the world and here at home.

Den #2 Plastic Film Collectiontrexbox
Two years, the Wolf Cubs of Den #2 started a campaign to rid the environment of plastic litter!  Now, Pack 145 has 2 benches around the campfire pit.  The Webelos of Den #2 will continue their collection in the Activity Building for more benches in/around St. Paul UMC.  Look for the collection box in/near the kitchen area. 


Pack 145 is a wonderful promotion of Cub Scouting skills and values, all made possible by volunteer leaders who are greatly supported by the Pack Committee and the St. Paul UMM, our charter organization. MORE LEADERS ARE GREATLY NEEDED!  The den schedule of 1 time a month for 2 hours is to accommodate busy adult and youth schedules.   Please consider the rewards and beneifts of completing an Adult Application and some minor online training!  Please help Pack 145 comply with  the policy of "2-Deep" Leadership.  Please contact Cubmaster Henry, if any questions.



Scout Clothing Bank 
Pack 145 has a great collection of uniform shirts, patches, neckerchiefs, slides, hats and belts.  These items may have been donated, exhanged for a larger size or purchased new.  Cub parents may pay for new items with a tag or sticker.   Or, a donation of any amount can be provided for any gently used item.  Pack 145 has a generous exchange program where one old rank item can be exchanged for the next rank or smaller size for larger size.  Donation of unused Scout items are always weclomed.  See Uniform Guidelines below for more information.

 Uniform Guidelines

  1. For Den Meetings, Cubs can wear Class-B (any Boy Scout themed) t-shirt or the Class-B Pack (has "145" on it) shirt to allow for messy crafts or active play.  
  2. For Pack Meetings and any events with Veterans, Cubs should wear Class-A (blue or tan) uniform with perferably the neckerchief and slide as a FULL uniform.
  3. However, it is OK to wear the uniform shirt without the neckerchief and slide to a Pack Meeting! It is A-OK, if a Cub want to wear their uniform shirt with or without the neckerchief and slide to a Den Meeting. 
  4. NEW this year from National BSA:  Cub Scouts can wear JUST the neckerchief and slide over a solid colored shirt to any Den or Pack meeting.
  5. Lion Cubs will only need to wear the offical Lion Cub t-shirt with or without a Lion neckerchief.
  6. Pack 145 does NOT require offical BSA pants, shorts, socks or hats.  Those are considered optional.
  7. No hurry on purchasing or exchanging any uniform part from the Pack 145 Clothing Bank. If Pack 145 doesn't have your size, a shirt can be ordered from the Scout Store via your Den Leader.
  8. The November Pack Meeting will have a very casual uniform inspection from our Troop 145 Boy Scouts.


Scouts and Sports together make a balanced diet of activities! Scouting is flexible enough for a Cub Scout to excel at both, and many Scouts do. Scouting encourages a well-rounded balance of activities, and a Boy Scout doesn’t have to attend every Scouting event.  No one should have to feel that it is "Scouts verus Sports" situation.
Pack 145 supports its Cub Scout players in various sports thoughout the seasons!  As Pack 145 starts a new Scout Year and should a Cub Scout be unavailable for any meeting or other activity,  please stay in communication with Den Leader and Cubmaster so we can all be your "cheering section"  in Sport AND in Scouting!  As always, we look forward to your attendance to any of the Pack planned activities!


National Acceptance of Girls into Cub Scout PacksWelcomeToCubScouts
Pack 145 was approached to be the first unit in Christiansburg to accept girls into the Cub Scouting program.   Our charter organization, St. Paul United Methodist Men have voted to allow this family-oriented option of an integrated Pack with segregated Dens. Pack 145 Leaders/Committee is examining the logistics involved.  For now, Pack 145 is allowing girls with their adult partners to be integrated into Lions and Tiger Cub Scouts.  Then, Wolf, Bears and Webelos will have separate girl dens and boy dens.  All Pack activities will continue to be "ALL-IN" for girls, boys, and family members as we have done for many, many years!   Let's make the most of the Scouting program has to offer!