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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.
 

Save the Date - Pinewood Derby

Posted on Nov 14 2019 - 7:54pm

Mark your calendars.  Our pinewood derby will be February 29 from 10 to 1.  We will work on cars at the January Pack meeting and the scouts will have another month to finish and perfect their racer!

Annual Dues

Posted on Nov 14 2019 - 7:51pm

Dues will be collected at the December 11 meeting.  Annual dues are $150.  If your scout sold popcorn (paper sales or show 'n sells), Laura Miller or David Toll will email you with the amount you owe since the scouts get a discount based on their fundraising.  If you need to set up an alternate payment schedule, please contact David Toll or Kirk Lowe.

Upcoming Events

Posted on Nov 14 2019 - 7:43pm

There are lots of upcoming events for Pack 870.  See the calendar events for details!

11/16-17 - Popcorn distribution

11/20 - Night at the Apple Store (South Hills Village) 6:15 to 8:00

Popcorn, Popcorn, Popcorn

Posted on Oct 17 2019 - 7:56pm

We are quickly wrapping up popcorn sales!  We have 2 show and sells left.  See the calendar for details.  Please bring your order forms and money on 10/23 to turn in.  Remember to register your scout at https://www.trails-end.com/ to help with the processing of all the orders.

Fall Fun Day

Posted on Sep 20 2019 - 7:58pm

Sign-up night at Castle Playground!

Posted on Sep 10 2019 - 9:58pm

 

         

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