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Welcome to your Pack 1980's website.  Please check here often for updates on pack activities and events planed for our pack and individual dens.

Have Fun! Make New Friends! Try New Activities! Explore New Places! Enjoy Achievement! Spend Time Together!

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 8:35pm

 Your time is valuable.  More than ever, today’s families struggle to find time to spend together. Cub Scouting will offer fun activities for you and your son to do TOGETHER!  Many times, our Pack 1980 activities even include the whole family.  And, Cub Scouting Fun comes in all varieities - adventures both indoors and out, spending a night at a museum, building a pinewood derby car, riding in a parade, or camping out - activities you and your son can do together, more than just cheering from the sideline.

For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been weaving values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness into fun and educational activities. Scouting is Fun with a Purpose!

So, if your son is in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it's time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts and Readington Pack 1980!

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO JOIN CUB SCOUTS!  Join Pack 1980 for an Open House on Friday, September 26th at Holland Brook School.  

Follow the links for more information on the purpose of Cub Scouts and how to join Pack 1980, and read below for an invitation to join Pack 1980 at our Kick-Off Night for the new scout year!

September 26th: Pack 1980 Open House and Kick-off Meeting with Team Makers!

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 8:35pm

Pack 1980 Welcomes Our Returning Scouts to our September Pack Meeting to Kick-Off the new scout year!  Pack 1980 also gives a special welcome to all 1st Grade Boys at Whitehouse School and surrounding neighborhoods to Join Cub Scouting!  And, we want all boys in Grades 2-5 to know that it is not too late to join Pack 1980 and have fun with friends!  Boys are welcome to join Pack 1980 at any grade!  Please join us for our first pack meeting with a special program from:

                              HOLLAND BROOK SCHOOL CAFETORIUM

                                                  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

                        Tigers and Wolves (1st and 2nd Graders) will meet at 6:30 PM

            Bears, Webelos, and AOL (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) will meet at 7:30 PM.


It is Time to Sell Trail's End Popcorn to Support Pack 1980!

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 8:34pm

POPCORN SALES SUPPORT PACK 1980 AND PROVIDE REWARDS FOR OUR CUB SCOUTS!  There are 2 ways listed below that Pack 1980 Scouts can participate.

  • Cub Scouts can earn money (16.5% of each sale - 50% of Pack profit) for their scout account to help pay for pack and den activities by selling popcorn
  • Trail's End also offers prize incentives (like scout gadgets, LEGO, and stomp rockets) to scouts for selling popcorn.

1.  PACK 1980 DOOR-TO-DOOR AND FAMILY & FRIENDS POPCORN SALES: starting now through October 27th.

       Orders due to Amy McMillin on October 27th.  Delivery will be week of November 15th.

2.  PACK 1980 SHOWN-N-SELL POPCORN SALE: Sunday, September 28th at Lowe's in Flemington

  If door-to-door selling is not safe or convenient for you, please support our pack and earn money for your scout account by participating in our Pack 1980 Show-n-Sell Popcorn Sale at        Lowe’s (Flemington) on Sunday, September 28th.  To sign up for a spot, use the google docs link here:     

 Signup for Lowes Popcorn Sales - Sunday, September 28

Announcing: Pack Meetings for Fall 2014

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 8:31pm

Mark your calendars and save the dates for the Pack Meetings we have planned in the upcoming months:



Pack Meeting




Pack 1980 Website



October 11

Twilight Hike & Campfire

Echo Hill


Class A




October 11

Parent-Cub Camping

Echo Hill


Class A




November 16

Cub Scout






Pack 1980





December 6

Indoor Rock Climbing






Pack 1980



FYI: here we will post activities/events that may be of interest to our scout families

Posted on Sep 9 2014 - 12:15pm

Saturday, September 20th:  READINGTON REFORMED CHURCH ANNUAL HARVEST HOME/FAMILY STYLE ROAST BEEF DINNER:  The Readington Reformed Church, our Pack 1980 charter organization, will host their Annual Family Style Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, September 20th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. (4 seatings on the hour).  Adult tickets are $16, children 6-12 are $6, and children 5 and under are free.  Advance tickets are highly recommended for sit down or take-out meals.  Please call Pat at (908) 526-8572 to order your tickets no later than September 17th.  Activities include a Quilt Show, Crafters, and Bake Sale.  Shops open at 2:00 p.m.  Proceeds to benefit the preservation of the Church. 

Saturday, September 27thChili Cook Off:  Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will host a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, September 27th at 6:30 PM to benefit the Della Pello Family who lost their home in a devastating fire.  Local families are asked to enter their favorite chili recipe (minimum of 1 gallon in a crock pot) or just attend and enjoy a night of good food and friends all while supporting the Della Pello's.  There will be games for the kids and other food in addition to chili. Prizes will be handed out for the 3 best chili recipes in either the  individual (family) or restaurant (professional) category.  For more information, or to register as a participant, please contact  Bridget Hackman Maritz at bulletin@ollwhs.org or 908-534-2319 x15 .

Saturday, September 27th: Museum Day Live  In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

Octyober 18th -19th:  Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey.  Support and preserve the maritime hostory of our state by visiting the lighthouses and museums on the challenge. http://lhchallengenj.org/LHChallenge/home.php

Boy's Life "Say Yes to Reading!" Contest.  Want extra incentive for your scout to read and write this summer?  Scouts can earn a patch after writing a one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and entering it in the Boys' Life 2014 "Say Yes to Reading!" contest.  http://bookzone.boyslife.org/enter-the-boys-life-reading-contest/

Pack 1980 Cub Scouts Volunteer for Harvest at America's Grow-a-Row Scout Day

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 11:37am

Cub Scouts and family members of Pack 1980 helped to "Do a Good Turn" by picking vegetables earlier this week.  Our Cub Scouts contributed to an awesome effort to harvest corn and green beans on the hottest morning this August while other scouts helped to harvest tomatoes.  A total of 6,600 lbs of corn, tomatoes, and green beans was picked by scouts, leaders, and family members on Scout Day 2014 and went to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey for distribution to food pantries throughout the state.


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