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Pack 156

Website of Cub Scout Pack 156 in Cookeville, Tennessee

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Hi Pack 156,

Attention! Driving Directions for Mammoth Cave trip:

The Mammoth Cave NP website warns against relying exclusively on GPS, Google, etc. for driving directions to the visitor center. Please review this page and plan a little extra travel time:

Remember, we need to be in the visitor center no later than 9:30am. Try to be a little early so we can distribute the tickets.

Lunch Plan:

The picnic shelter near the visitor center is closed, so we will drive about 20 minutes to the picnic shelter at Houchins Ferry Camp Ground for lunch. I’m told this shelter is covered, but bring rain gear anyway (50-90% chance of rain, 67F). We’ll hand out a small snack to eat on the drive to the picnic area, since the tour doesn’t end until noon, and it will take a little time to heat the food once we arrive at the shelter. Lunch is pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, cole slaw, chips/cheez-its/Cheetos, brownies and hot cocoa.

We look forward to seeing you all Saturday!

P.S. Please remember that all Scouts and Scouters (registered adults) should wear their uniforms to all Scout events, including cool cave trips! Scout uniforms aren't afraid of dirt, and rather like adventure! Don't worry, you'll stay on your feet and won't be crawling on your belly on this tour.

As a bonus, the Pack will provide official Mammoth Cave National Park patches to those in uniform on this trip! They may be worn on the right pocket of the uniform. This is where you put the patch earned from your latest activity, like a camp, lock-in or even a cave trip! 😊 (Our adorable Lions can be creative in how they display their patch.)

In Scouting,


Our Mission: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime, by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Cub Scout Pack 156 was chartered in January 1956 by Capshaw School in Cookeville, Tennessee. We have been serving families in the city of Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland Region for over 50 years.

Pack 156 is a member of the Upper Cumberland District, of the Middle Tennessee Council, and of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

We meet once a month for pack meetings at the Capshaw cafeteria. Dens meet on weeks when we do not have a Pack meeting.

Pack 156 is a very family-oriented pack. We emphasize building confidence, developing character, and great lifetime memories in our scouts. We participate in a lot of activities throughout the year -- check our Calendar page to see what we're up to!

Whether you are a member of our pack, a scout, or scouter from around Middle Tennessee, we welcome you to browse our pages and learn more about scouting.

We welcome your comments or suggestions on how we can serve you better. This site is a continual work in progress, so please give us feedback on how to be of further service.