About Pack 3

We are Cub Scout Pack 3 based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Pack 3 is a group of families who volunteer together to run a Cub Scout program for their kids. All local children are welcome in Pack 3, once they're at least Kindergarten age.

We are operated by Connexion UMC under a charter granted by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Connexion generously provides us a place to meet and store our supplies, and also makes sure we have great, qualified adult leaders. Pack 3 itself does not have any religious affiliation, and we welcome all families regardless of their beliefs. Pack 3 is a member of the Sons Of Liberty District of the Spirit Of Adventure Council of the BSA. Our council operates our local scout camps and scout shops, and provides us plenty of professional and volunteer support.

Our leaders for 2021-2022:

  • Cubmaster - Mike Lalka
  • Asst. Cubmaster - Evan Cohick
  • Pack Committee Chair - Kristen Butler
  • Pack Committee Treasurer - Donna Clark

Contact us using the link to the left - we can put you in touch with any leader.

What do Cub Scouts do?

We have a huge amount of fun! Kids and their families do activities like camping, fishing, hiking, knot-tying, first aid, carpentry, service projects, science, skits and songs, field trips, sports, and games. They earn badges and awards for the things they finish, and get recognized for their accomplishments in front of their peers. They learn good citizenship, environmental stewardship, leadership, self-confidence, and how to be part of a community. They wear a uniform which marks them as a scout, and which shows off the badges and awards they've earned. They make friends and take pride in who they are, and in being a Cub Scout!

We have about 45 cub scouts in the pack and are always happy to have new families join us. Most families join in September or October, but joining anytime during the year is fine! We welcome any child in kindergarten (the year before first grade) through fifth grade, along with their family; kids aged 6 and up can join regardless of grade. Our families come from Somerville, Charlestown, Medford, Cambridge, Arlington--basically you can live anywhere and join us as long as you can get to the meetings. Most meetings are at Connexion UMC, 149 Broadway in Somerville. Connexion is currently limited-availability due to COVID, and so we are using a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces for our meetings and activities.

Kids who have finished fifth grade, or who are already 11 years old, join Scouts BSA Troop 3. Younger kids have to wait until they're older—sorry!

We believe that Pack 3 was originally one of the oldest in the country. It lapsed in membership and was restarted in 2009.

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When and where are the meetings and outings?

We have pack meetings (all kids and their families), typically one Friday each month at the Connexion UMC at 149 Broadway, Somerville. We have several “special” pack meetings each year: the Pinewood Derby, the Blue and Gold Banquet, the Turkey Shoot, etc. These are pack traditions which the kids love and look forward to.  Due to COVID, we need to modify some of these activities for 2021-22, but most of them are still happening in some form.

There is usually an outing or activity one weekend each month. These activities might include a trip to City Hall, boating on the Charles, etc... We typically have at least 2 overnight camping trips per year. (Camp Sayre in Milton, Camp Forty Acres in Wilmington, Battleship Cove, Lowell Spinners, Science Museum). We're only doing large-group activities, indoor activities when the COVID situation allows, but we find a way to modify things so the cubs have fun.

Each Den (one age) also meets 2-3 times per month. The den leaders work with families to find dates/times/locations that work best. Dens sometimes also have outings and field trips. The Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts (4th-5th graders) have their own camping trips. All of this stuff can still happen following Pack 3's COVID rules. Some of the den meetings will be online via Zoom, others will be in-person, indoor or outdoors depending on virus levels.