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.

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.

MLUMC Clothing Drive

Posted on Jun 17 2020 - 10:26am

The Church is holding a clothing drive the benefits St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church in Knoxville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  

This community is 51% African-American, 27% of all residents are aged 5-19, with almost 30% living at or below the poverty line.   They are in need of summer clothing in all sizes.

Family Camp - Postponed

Posted on Apr 26 2020 - 2:41pm

Update 4/26/2020 - event Postponed due to COVID-19....


See the calendar event to register for Family Camp.  At this time we are still planning that it can be held in mid-May.  If we reach a point where we need to cancel, we will fully reimburse all registration fees.  Remember that you don't have to come for the whole event if you have scheduling conflicts; you and your scout may come for just Saturday activities.  I have limited the full registration to 50 total (scouts + adults) due to the capacity of the cabin (30).  We will need some families to bring a tent.  Please contact myself or your Den Leader if you have questions.

Pack 870 COVID Response

Posted on Apr 26 2020 - 2:39pm

Consistent with Laurel Highlands guidance and our decision to follow school district/church closings schedules, all March and April activities were cancelled.  We will re-evaluate as more information is available for planned after May 8.  For now Family Camp originally scheduled for the weekend of May 15 has been postponed. Please continue to work with your scout at home and use the resource link to be working on requirements (required and elective) at home.  

Pepperoni Rolls Order Due

Posted on Mar 22 2020 - 5:08pm

The bakery is still open for the pepperoni rolls as an essential business. So we will be able to fill orders! To submit an order please go to the Calendar section of this website and 'Register' to the event by entering the total number of rolls sold in the 'guest' column and a tally of each type in the notes section.  This will allow you to pay through PayPal. If anyone has checks made to the troop please email me and David Toll, and we will reimburse you the amount.  Please enter your order no later than Wednesday March 25 at 8pm.  Orders submitted after this will be at risk for no being filled.

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