In 1949 several Scouters and community leaders in Flemington decided
there should be a Cub Scout Pack in town. They met to organize and found
that they were missing only one leader, the Cubmaster. They asked a young
printer named Doug Niece if he would be interested. Mr. Niece signed the
application and has been Cubmaster of Pack 61 ever since!. We believe
this makes Mr. Niece the longest-serving Cubmaster in the United States.
Mr. Niece officialy retired as Cubmaster in February 2009 on the 60th
anniversary of Cub Pack 61. In 2011 Mr. Niece was recognized as one of the top 100 scouters in the Boy Scouts of America organization nationwide on the 100th anniversary of the BSA
Over the years thousands of young men
have participated in Cub Pack 61. Some have gone on to earn the
prestigious Eagle Scout award, others have been given Heroism or Honor
Medals for saving a life, and some have even returned as Cub Scout
Leaders with their own boys.
Please take a moment to say "Thank you" to Mr. Niece for his many years of dedicated service to the young men of our communit