Our History

Our Garrett Park pack was founded over 20 years ago, in November 1996, by Lorrie Hartwell.  The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department came to be our our Chartered Organization due to connections with the Hunt family and in part because Lorrie's husband was a KVFD volunteer. Pack meetings and Pinewood Derbies were once all held in the firehouse!  The pack has thrived ever since, so much so that we no longer fit in the firehouse (much to the boys' dismay)!

Boy Scouting itself was founded in England in 1908 and in the U.S. in 1910.  The Cub Scouts were born a little later in 1924.  To learn more, watch the fun videos below!

U.S. Scouting History Timeline 6:31

U.S. Scouting History Timeline


U.S. Cub Scouting History 3:04

U.S. Cub Scouting History