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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.
 

Sign-up night at Castle Playground!

Posted on Sep 10 2019 - 9:58pm

 

         

Sign Up Night @ Castle Playground - Recruiting - September 4, 2019

Posted on Aug 14 2019 - 7:16pm

Invite your friends and join us for a night of free play and crafts at the Castle Playground at Dormont Park on Wednesday September 4.  We will be there 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  This is our last summer recruiting activity before regular meetings start.  1801 Dormont Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Beechview Spray Park - Recruiting - August 21, 2019

Posted on Aug 14 2019 - 7:15pm

Come cool off with Pack 870 on Wednesday August 21 at the Beechview spray park from 6pm to 8pm. Snacks will be provided.  Come with questions about the scouting to see how you can get involved!

Field Day - Recruiting - July 24, 2019

Posted on Jul 17 2019 - 7:01pm

Test your agility and NERF skills with an evening at Kelton Park on July 24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Bring your NERF toys and extra to share!  Regular size ammo will be provided. Remember to invite your friends to check out what scouting is all about!

Outdoor Skill Class - RSVP

Posted on Jun 18 2019 - 9:18pm

Hone your skills at pitching tents and building fires. Laura Miller is organizing a trip to Racoon Creek State Park on July 3, 2019 for an evening of outdoor skill building.  Please RSVP to her if you would like to attend.

Blue and Gold Banquet

Posted on May 8 2019 - 6:00pm

It's time to celebrate the end of another scouting season!  This year's Blue & Gold banquet will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in Wesley Hall (our usual meeting room) at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. Please register before the banquet so that we know the amount of food to order.  This is a great opportunity for the family to see the culmination of their child's hard work.  

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