The Outdoors are Calling.





Pack 285 boasts members from all corners of the world, has multiple languages spoken in many of our homes, and diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds.

We welcome all types of families, so long as they are rooted in love for their children.

We are the largest pack in the district with ~50 Scouts and 12 girls, including Cubmaster Harvey’s daughter.





Pack 285 is environmentally focused. We are paperless, digital, conservation minded, and wear kelly green Class B shirts to find one another both in the woods and in a crowd.

We police line our green spaces after every event, seek out conservation projects to protect flora and fauna, and host campout meals and snacks in bulk to reduce single serve waste.

Pack 285 makes a point to leave each space cleaner than we found it.



A uniform shirt, neckerchief, and belt let our Cub Scouts display their bits and baubles, but the rest of the uniform isn’t as important.

We use both Class A (traditional blue or tan uniforms) and Class B (green t-shirts with 285 Logo) uniforms. Class A’s are for meetings and ceremonies, while Class Bs are for camping and messy activities. 

A green Class B is given to a Scout on their first meeting after signup. Our Class Bs are in heavy use because we get messy a lot.

Our Leaders



Cubmaster & Future Scoutmaster



Assistant & Future Cubmaster


Treasurer & Assistant Cubmaster

Den Leaders

BSA Registered Den Leaders for grades K-5


All adult Pack members, including 16 registered BSA leaders


***Coming Soon! Troop 285 will be begin February ’23 for middle and high School girls and boys.***

BSA GOLD-level Pack 285 has girls and boys. We are the largest Pack in St Pete and have a high rate of retention. 

We have a jam-packed calendar that focuses on the outdoors. Weekly outdoor meetings Tuesdays @ 6:30pm. Girls encouraged and welcome! We have 12 girls, including daughters of both the current and future Cubmasters.

Troop 285 will begin meeting in mid-February 2023 on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm. At the end of the school year they will switch to Thursday night meetings at 6:30pm permanently.


Coming soon! Troop 285 in Feb ’23, co-ed.













Palm Lake Christian Church

5401 22nd Ave N, St Pete, FL 33710