Cub Scouts

About us

Pack 187 is open to all children ages 5-10 (boys and girls in grades K-5). We are an open and affirming organization, welcome families of all kinds and involve siblings regardless of age, allowing entire families to participate. Many cubs in our Pack live near Mayflower Church, but also include families from Richfield & St Paul.

As our cubs grow, they can move up to Troop 187 for youth age 10-18. In both the Pack and the Troop, financial assistance is available so that Youth can participate regardless of family financial situation.

Looking to register your child with Pack 187? Online registration is available at this link, along with details for Financial Assistance:

Not sure about registering just yet? Fill out this form and we'll get in touch: I'm interested in Scouting

Please complete the Family Talent survey so that we can learn more about you.

Meeting times

Our regular meetings are held at Mayflower Church (near 35W & Diamond Lake) every other Monday. We also schedule monthly excursions, including weekend campouts, local dayhikes, and snowsports. And of course, the annual Pinewood Derby.

Our next meeting is a great time to join - contact the Cubmaster or Pack Committee Chair for more info.

Key Contacts

Cubmaster: Jen Thorp (

Pack Committee Chair: Peter Dahl (

Den Leaders:

Chris Thorp

Will Matthews

Our convictions for Pack 187:

    • We believe that Scouting should be fun.

    • We believe that the Pack should be a community in which a Cub feels at home, can make friends, and can learn new skills.

    • We believe that Cubs should do things, go places and learn skills that will enable them to be good citizens.

    • We believe that Scouts should learn outdoors skills and learn to be responsible stewards of the land.

    • We believe in the Scouting ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

    • We believe that in a competitive world the Cub Scout motto, "Do Your Best", is a more human code of excellence.

Parent enthusiasm in Pack activities is directly proportional to Scout enthusiasm.

Cub Scouts is a family activity and requires Parent volunteers.

Volunteering can range from:

    • One-time activity planning for a Cub Scout meeting. You would talk to the Cubmaster/Den Leader to plan an activity that aligns with our schedule.

    • Formal volunteer roles:

      • Den Leaders: parent volunteers that lead activities for small groups of youth.

      • Advancement coordinator: document achievements and distributes awards.

      • Treasurer: manage Pack financials.

      • Webmaster: manage contacts & updates the website, calendar.

      • Wreath coordinator: manage annual wreath sales fundraiser.

      • Popcorn Kernel: manage annual popcorn fundraiser.

      • Camping Chair: reserve location, manage signups and coordinate logistics.

    • Complete this form to share your talents:

Join us as we build community at Mayflower Church.

Online registration is available at this link, along with details for Financial Assistance: