About Pack 255
Middleton Cub Scout Pack 255 was originally chartered by the Middleton United Methodist Church (UMC) in downtown Middleton in 1993. We relocated to the Middleton First Baptist Church & Adventure Plaza in the 2000s due to the size of our Pack. Over the summer of 2017, we relocated again due to our growth to our current location at Oregon Trail Church of God.
Our charter sponsor changed to the Caldwell Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3886 in December 2021.
With an all volunteer leadership corps, our Pack continues to develop youth citizen leaders that go on to enter our Scouts BSA Troops 255B and 255G, also meeting at Oregon Trail Church of God.
Our Pack leadership have significant experience in organization leadership and most have attended and/or staffed the national advanced leadership training course called Wood Badge at historic BSA Camp Morrison and the Bradley Scouting Reservation. We invest greatly in our volunteer leaders to ensure they have the tools and skills necessary to provide epic programming for our youth.
The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. In order to further these outdoor activities, the BSA has four high-adventure bases: Northern Tier (Minnesota, Manitoba, and Ontario), Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico), Sea Base (Florida), and Summit Bechtel Reserve (West Virginia).
The traditional Scouting divisions are Cub Scouting for children in grades K-5, Scouts BSA for youth ages 11 to 17 and Venturing and Sea Scouting for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and having completed the 8th grade) to 20.
The BSA operates traditional Scouting by chartering local organizations, such as churches, clubs, civic associations, or educational organization, to implement the Scouting program for youth within their communities. Units are led entirely by volunteers appointed by the chartering organization, who are supported by local councils using both paid professional Scouters and volunteers.