About Us

Pack 175 is a community organization chartered by the Boy Scouts of America, Northern New Jersey Council. We rely solely on the commitment of volunteer adults vetted by a rigorous background check and trained in the safe methods of interaction with youth. Pack 175 is a not for profit organization whose goal is to enrich the lives and community spirit of boys grades 1 through 5. Parents are an integral part of our mission and help with achievements and advancement of our Pack.

The Pack is led by a Cubmaster who is charged with running the myriad of events that take place throughout the scouting year. The Pack Committee facilitates the planning of events, the Pack budget, as well as awards and advancements. Scouts are placed in separate Dens according to age and begin with the Cub Scout rank for that age. All scouts must achieve the Bobcat rank which incorporates learning the values and general courtesies inherent in the Scouting movement. From there, Scouters achieve the rank of their age whether it be Tigers, Wolves, Bears or Webelos. Boys may join at any age in the process.

Den meetings occur 1 to 2 times a month and are the opportunity where Scouts achieve the requirements of their specific rank. Leadership is always "two deep", so that there is never a time when one adult is left alone with any child. A Pack meeting is scheduled once a month for all Dens to gather and we have a themed event to have the Scouts interact, grow and advance.

The Pack's main revenue source comes for our annual Pancake Breakfast held each October. This is our one opportunity to raise money for our year long program of camping, activities and celebrations. Families are expected to participate in this event and help sell tickets to subsidize Pack events for the entire year.

In sum, Pack 175 is dedicated to fostering a sense of community with citizenship, action and fun! We cannot do this alone and need your help as parents and leaders to volunteer, share your expertise and help us grow. Please feel free to email or approach us for any assistance.

Bill McMahon
Cubmaster Pack 175

Anna Suplatova
Committee Chair Pack 175

Your Den Leaders 2020/2021
Arrow of Light: Kieran Barrett
Webelos I: Bill McMahon
Bears: Dan Lepori
Tigers: Roel Verlinder