About Our Pack
Cub Scout Pack 355 provides scouting activities to young boys in the Essex, MD area. Through those activities we strive to teach boys the principles of scouting through respect for the individual and to develop and use their potential to the best of their ability. Our boys like things that go fast! So we offer opportunities like building and racing model cars in the Pinewood Derby, building our bicycle skills while riding in rallies and flying model spaceships in the Space Derby. Our Cub Scouts are fierce competitors, but also excellent sportsmen.
We go hiking and camping in the spring, summer and fall. We participate in activities like swimming, climbing walls, archery and BB guns. We toast marshmallows and make smores over a campfire, sing songs and play silly games. We study the natural world and the wildlife that lives in it while respecting the environment and leaving no trace when we go home. All of this we do in the spirit of scouting.
Pack 355 has been continuously chartered by the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church since 1946. During our 70+ years of operation, at times the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knight of Columbus Council 2452 also generously acted as our charter organization. For history buffs, here's a snapshot of our original charter!
Pack Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at OLMC KoC Hall at 7PM.
Our Pack offers a year-round program with opportunities to go camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming and much more! Our Cubs build and race the Pinewood Derby, the Rocket Derby, the Space Derby and the Raingutter Regatta!
Cub Scouts is a safe environment to make new friends, develop teamwork skills, and learn and explore their community and world. Whether it's building more self-confidence or a bird house, learning sign language or animal tracks, visiting a fire station or a sports event-- the emphasis is always on fun, active involvement. Learn more about the benefits of Cub Scouting here.
We have fun while learning and building character in every boy who passes through Cub Scout Pack 355. Our adult leaders instill good values in the boys while ensuring each boy is meeting challenges, doing things they like to do and developing strong friendships throughout the year. We encourage boys to recognize their duty to God and encourage each and their adult leaders to be faithful in their religious duties. Our cub scouts learn duty to God, country, others and self.