Cub Scouts

Newton Cub Scout Pack 210 is a great group — well-organized but laid back and non-denominational. We have boys from all around Newton (Ward, Bowen, Countryside, Franklin, Williams, Mason Rice, Memorial Spaulding), and our Pack is, and has always been, 100% inclusive in all respects!

The Pack meets regularly each month September – May, normally at the Carroll Center for the Blind “Tech Center” on Centre Street (next to Mt. Alvernia High/across from Newton Country Day) or off-site if activities have been scheduled, and the five grade-based Dens each also meet regularly once a month as well. (So two weeknight meetings per month during the school year.) We also have, on average, one optional weekend outing a month like a hike or a camping trip/overnight adventure. Our Pinewood Derby is a great event, held every February.

Our 2017-18 schedule and other information can be found on our website, here (and more general information on the Cub Scout program is available from the Boy Scouts of America [BSA] here). Our dues will be $150 for the year, which includes a scout handbook (there is one for each of the 4 levels), all awards given, many (but not all) Den and Pack events/activities (e.g., admission and/or group reservation fees, food at certain events, etc.), and things like BSA regional and national dues. We also ask each boy to buy a uniform shirt and neckerchief.

We would love to introduce you to our Pack, and answer any questions you have, at our 2017-18 kick-off/welcome meeting, Wednesday September 13, 6:30 – 8pm at the Carroll Center’s Tech Center (770 Centre St.). Please note that the date has changed from the initial posting in Memorial Spaulding PTO Notes. All are welcome to come, ask questions and sign up for scouting (or not – you can decide later!). Our program that night will include a short presentation for the parents and ice cream for the kids!

Feel free to get in touch with me, or with the Chair of our Parent’s Committee, Azita Kaffashan ( if you have any questions between now and then!


David Ismay, Pack 210 Cubmaster