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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.
 

Online Meeting 1/12/2022

Posted on Jan 8 2022 - 10:29am

Due to rising COVID concerns, the church has asked that we meet online this week.  We will stay in touch with the charter organization for any updates for the following week (1/19/2022).  For our Program on 1/12 we will collectively work on the cyberchip.  We will start off with an announcemnt from Mr. Warner (the Principal at Dormont Elementary).  We will follow his announcement with breakout rooms for Lion, Tigers, and Wolfs and another for Bears, Webelos, and AoL.  The breakout rooms will complete the cyberchip requirement for the appropriate age group.  Zoom details will be provided via email.

Pack Dues

Posted on Jan 3 2022 - 2:24pm

For those who wish to pay through Paypal, please register for the event on 1/26 and use the Registration function to pay.

Campitis Profit Share Night

Posted on Oct 13 2021 - 9:57pm

On Wednesday 10/20, Campitis Pizza on Potomac is sponsoring a fundraising night for us.  Encourage friends and family to order from them and we get a share in the profits.  

Pepperoni Roll Fundraiser - Submit orders online

Posted on Oct 11 2021 - 12:43pm

SUBMIT ONLINE - if you are unable to attend the 10/13 meeting, use the calendar event to turn in your order and payment

 

We are selling pepperoni rolls this fall!  Three flavors are available: Pepperoni/cheese, Garlic cheese, Pepperoni/hot cheese.  They come in packs of 6 for $12 a pack.  These are great fresh and freeze well too!  Orders are due with payments by October 13.  Rolls will be delivered on October 27. Contact a scout to order yours today!

No Den Meetings 11/11/2020

Posted on Nov 10 2020 - 7:39pm

Due to Keystone Oaks suspending in person school, Pack 870 will NOT meet in person tomorrow night (11/11/2020).  You should contact your den leader for information regarding activities to work on at home until next week.  We plan on meeting on 11/18/2020 at MLUMC pending further information from KO regarding the results of their contact tracing.  Please feel free to contact Kirk or Gerard if you have questions or concerns.

How to Pay Dues Online

Posted on Nov 9 2020 - 4:01pm

Dues for 2021 will be $100 per scout.  Please note this is a discounted rate that the Pack leadership decided upon because of the abbreviated scout year in 2020 due to COVID-19.  In 2022, we plan to return to $150 (or an adjusted amount) depending on the local and national fees.  You can pay online or at a meeting.

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