Meetings are held on the 3rd or 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Brindle Hall. Children and Leaders should be in their Class A uniform. Scouts should have rank-appropriate shirt, hat, neckerchief, and slide. (Uniforms may be purchased at the Scout Shop located at One Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA.)
Den meetings occur monthly and are flexible regarding the needs of the den. During these meetings advancement activities are focused on which requires little time outside of scout meetings to complete scout achievements. Tigers and Lions must have an Adult Partner present at all functions.
The majority of our activities occur September through May. Summer activities are available include: Camping at Camp Tuckahoe, Senator’s baseball, Ice Cream Social, fishing, tubing, swimming, kick ball and hiking.
The achievement requirements allow the Children to take part in arts and crafts, games and outdoor activities while learning and applying Cub Scouting’s core values. Some of the activities will center on learning about family, community, health and safety, and the outdoors. There will also be lots of other fun activities, including a family picnic, camping and participation in the Mechanicsburg Halloween parade. An opportunity to help out the community will be present with the Scouting for Food drive in November. Fun annual events include the Pinewood Derby where scouts make and race their own small cars and Winter Camp.
Pack 195 will hold a Winter Camp at Camp Tuckahoe early in the year. The Pack will be working on a number of advancement activities, and having some good old-fashioned fun around the campfire. Scouts come for the day on Saturday or spend one/two night(s) tenting or in the cabins with adult partners. Webelos II Scouts (fifth graders) will participate in one or more camping trips with a local Scout troop. These activities are designed to prepare the scouts for the transition from Cub Scouting to Scouting, and will help the scouts and their parents decide which Scout Troop to join.
Some scouts also participate in Webelos I and Webelos II camps in the summer. These camps are sponsored by the New Birth of Freedom Council, and are designed to help the scouts (going from third grade to fourth grade, and fourth grade to fifth grade) in the Webelos dens advance through the Webelos requirements to achieve their Arrow of Light award. New Birth of Freedom Council also sponsors other camps throughout the year for Cub Scouts of all ages at Camp Tuckahoe.