Welcome to Pack 870!

Who are we?

Sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, Cub Scout Pack 870 provides an opportunity to enrich the lives of young people in Dormont, PA and the surrounding South Hills communities of the Pittsburgh region.  Pack 870 is in the Eagle Valley District of the Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Our Mission

To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

What is Cub Scouting? 

Cub Scouts is a year-round family oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America program designed for boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fifth grades (or are 5-10 years old).  Cub Scouting aims to promote character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fitness, family understanding, respectful relationships, personal achievement, community service, fun and adventure, and preparation for Scouts BSA. 

Cub Scout groups are organized as Packs in the BSA Council.  The Pack includes all cub scouts and is divided into Dens that groups scouts of the same grade (see below).

From September to May, the Dens typically meet twice a month that focuses on activities and learning opportunities that typically are geared towards badge advancement.  Once a month, the Pack meets for all Dens to participate in fun, group activities and to celebrate intermediate achievements toward badge advancement.  Throughout the year we also participate in various additional activities that include an annual campout and other outdoor events, service projects, ceremonies, community parades, and games.  We also typically have monthly summer fun activities from June - August.

Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting.  Parents or guardians are encouraged to be in an active role in the program.  Through interaction with parents/guardians, leaders, and friends, scouts learn cooperation, compassion, and courage.  This family and community centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent with the children.

The Dens are divided by grade level as follows:
Kindergarten is Lions
1st Grade is Tigers
2nd Grade is Wolves
3rd Grade is Bears
4th Grade is Webelos, which stands for "We'll Be Loyal Scouts".
5th Grade is Arrow of Light. Once a scout is halfway through 5th grade, they can choose to move on and join the Scouts BSA program. 

If you have more questions or are interested in joining, please use the Contact Us link on the left to send us a message.

Happy New Year! (Winter Schedule)

Posted on Jan 6 2023 - 4:08pm

Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season and a happy New Year.

The schedule for Den and Pack meetings has been uploaded to the Calendar. Activities and other information will be added as soon as we set the days/time/locations.

Did you know you can sync the Packs calendar with your calendar?

Posted on Jan 6 2023 - 4:06pm

Did you know you can sync the Packs calendar with your calendar?

If you have an account with our website you can sync into our calendar. This is how:

Dormont Christmas Parade - Saturday December 3 2022

Posted on Nov 29 2022 - 9:28am

The Pack will be participating in the Dormont Christmas Parade.

We will meet at ML UMC at 9: 15 am

Please bring your festive spirit and wear either class A or B uniforms. Feel free to bring candy to distribute to all the watchers!

Pack Meeting - Wednesday Nov. 30 @ 7PM - Service Project

Posted on Nov 29 2022 - 9:25am

Join us for a small service project. 

Pack 870 will be decorating cookies for  for distribution to local fire/police as a small service project.  We will have sugar cookies for K-3 to decorate and have the 4th and 5th graders making some choc chip cookies in the kitchen.  You might wear a shirt that you are okay with getting a bit messy.  Bring your creativity and decorating skills!

Den Meeting - Wednesday October 26 @ 7pm

Posted on Oct 25 2022 - 8:35am

Regular Den Meetings

When: Wednesday October 26, 2022

Time: 7pm

Where: MLUMC


See you there!

Pack Meeting - September 21 2022

Posted on Sep 20 2022 - 2:56pm
Gilfillan Farm
Time: 6:45pm

Come join us for our first 2022 Fall Pack meeting at Gilfillan Farm on Route 19 across from the Upper St. Clair Fire Station for a nature walk. 

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