The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by helping them develop the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  

A key element of the Scouting program is an emphasis on building caring, nurturing relationships between children and their parents, adult leaders, and friends.  Scouting also aims to build a strong moral value system within its members.  

We strive to help our Scouts develop strong character, become good citizens and members of our community while developing new interests and skills.

But that doesn't mean we don't have fun!!!

   Scouts from Pack 1 participate in the Ballston Spa Memorial Day Parade.


On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. 


A Scout is:

Trustworthy, loyal, helpful,

friendly, courteous, kind

obedient, cheerful, thrifty

brave, clean,

and reverent.

         Pack 1 learns about ice fishing at Camp Wakpominee during our winter campout.
Pack 1 Scouts and Leaders cleaning up the Wood's Hollow Nature Preserve.

Lessons learned in the outdoors help to develop a life-long respect for the environment. We often host special events such as banquets, Pinewood Derby races, and community service projects.  All of the fun family activities are part of a curriculum designed to help a Cub Scout become their best future selves!  

All of our registered, fully trained adult leaders are dedicated volunteers who are committed to providing a safe, educational, and meaningful Scouting experience in our Pack.  Many of our adult volunteers have extensive Scouting experience of their own.  

Our adult volunteers receive training in their position, Youth Protection Training, Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation as well as several other training courses that are available.  In an effort to ensure your child's safety, all of our adult Scouters undergo routine background checks.

Look at the Square Knots on their uniforms to learn what awards they earned during their time as a Scout, and many of the awards today's Scouts earn can be worn on their uniforms years from now when they're Den Leaders and Cubmasters.

Our current Cubmaster, Mr. Shorkey, presents awards to Pack 1 Scouts during our recent stay at summer camp.


Since 1910, countless Scouts have become President of the United States, famous filmmakers, civil rights leaders, professional musicians, fact, 20 of the 24 men who flew on missions to the moon were Scouts, as were 11 of the 12 men who walked on the surface of the moon!

Scouts you may have heard of:

Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong (Eagle Scout, 1947)

Hank Aaron

Willie Banks (Eagle Scout, 1971)

Bill Bradley (Eagle Scout, 1957)

Michael Jordan

Tommy Lasorda

Mark Spitz

Nolan Ryan

Steve Young

Walter Cronkite

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jack Black

Jimmy Buffet

Harrison Ford

Zach Galifinakis (Eagle Scout, 1986)

Richard Gere

Andy Griffith

Jay Leno

John Lithgow

David Lynch (Eagle Scout, 1962)

Chris Pratt

Mike Rowe (Eagle Scout, 1979)

Steven Spielberg (Eagle Scout, 1961)

Jimmy Stewart

John Wayne

George W. Bush

Bill Clinton

Gerald Ford

John F. Kennedy

Bill Gates

...and MORE!!!

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