New Members

Welcome to Pack 618!

You will find attached on this page a copy of the complete welcome packet, but here are a couple of highlights:

Cub Scouts Belong to a Pack and Den

As a Cub Scout you will be part of a Pack. The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight children. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school.

Our Cub Scout pack belongs to a church. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.

Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places

Have you:

Visited the Fire Station and sat in the drivers seat of the pumper truck?

Visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchors chair?

Gone for a hike or a camp out in the woods?

These are some of the places you might go with your den or pack! Check out our calendar for information on some of these events.

Cub Scouts Earn Awards

Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Some times it is a smile on your den leader’s or parent’s face to see you grow and learn.


Dens normally meet two (2) times per month.  In Den meetings, the children work on achievements required to earn their rank badges.  These meetings may be at CCES, a volunteer’s home or out in the community depending on the achievement.  Den meetings are run by a uniformed/trained Den Leader.  The Den Leader determines the meeting schedule.

Pack meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each program month (with exceptions for holidays and school availability).  At Pack meetings, scouts are recognized for their accomplishments and given the opportunity to show the Pack what they have been working on.  Additionally, Dens can put on skits, yell their den cheer and sing songs.

*Tiger scouts require their ‘Parent Partner’ to be present at ALL scouting events.  Contact your Den Leader or Pack Leadership with questions.

Pack 618 Costs

Dues for Pack 618 for the 2021-2022 Scout Year are $220 per scout.  Dues are broken up into two payments for scouts joining or returning to the Pack in Aug/Sept.  Our dues provide funding for many of our Pack events.  Please visit our website for a complete Pack budget and financial breakdown.

We also offer a mechanism to offset dues through participation in the annual Cub Scout Popcorn Sale.  Dues can be reduced or erased based on popcorn sales success.  Visit our website for more information about dues reduction through popcorn sales.

Uniforms and Handbook

Scouts are recommended to purchase a Handbook for their use in completing requirements for rank advancement.  Each rank has a handbook designed specifically for their program level. In addition, all scouts are required to have the following uniform components:

  • Hat, neckerchief and slide.  -- Rank specific hats are available at the Scout Shop. The pack has their own hats for sale that can be used for multiple years. Lions do not need to buy neckerchiefs, as they earn them early in the year. The pack. usually makes slides at a pack meeting. 
  • Cub Scout Belt
  • Uniform shirt (T-Shirt for Lions, blue for Tigers through Webelos, Tan for AoL) (with the following patches)
    • Baltimore Area Council patch
    • Pack 618 numerals
    • Unit Veteran bar (25 year)
    • Den number patch
    • Journey to Excellence patch (current year)
    • World Scouting crest
You can buy these at The Scout Shop, either online at 

or in person at:

Dorsey Road Scout Shop

BWI Commerce Park

7502 Connelly Drive, Suite 120

Hanover, MD 21076


Pack 618 Committee Chair,
Jun 4, 2016, 9:44 AM