Pack 59 is a year-round pack. At the heart of Scouting are hands-on, interactive activities. In Cub Scouts, there are opportunities to spend time as a family and to do things that help build upon the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Pack 59 puts together special events and activities such as banquets, races, and community service projects.
Rocket Launch Event
Parents and youth work together to design, build, and launch their own rockets. Scout leaders also take the time to share information about Cub Scouting and take applications for membership.
Pinewood Derby Race
The Pinewood Derby is an annual racing event for unpowered miniature cars. Every year children and parents team up to carve, decorate, weigh, adjust and finally race a Pinewood Derby car. The cars are usually built from kits containing a block of pine wood, plastic wheels, and metal axles.
Cub Fun Day
Cub Fun Day is open to all Cub Scouts, families and friends (boys & girls). The fun Activities include: archery, BB, fishing, pine wood car racing, rain gutter regatta, hayrides, scout games, demonstrations, gaga ball, special guests, food, and a field full of activities.
Paul Bunyan Day
Paul Bunyan Day is held at Historic Smithville Park and offers Scouts the opportunity to compete in a variety of fun events and activities such as Log Roll, Log Saw, Log Relay, Ox Chip Throw, and Nail Driving. Prizes are be awarded to the top scoring individuals of each Rank.
Camping provides a focus for activities that are relevant and engaging. On many camping trips, meaningful activities are centered around the campsite itself with scouts pulling together towards the common goal to make and keep their camp comfortable and organized. Scouts get an opportunity to show appreciation for our natural environment and demonstrate respect and reverence toward the environment and nature.
Scout Adventures and Advancement
Forensics is one of the many adventures Scouts will work on with their peers and at home. This adventure gives Scouts an opportunity to learn about law enforcement methods used to solve crimes. Scouts with take their fingerprints and learn how to analyze them, do an analysis of four different substances: salt, sugar, baking soda, and cornstarch and other fun activities to reinforce the lesson.
Held approximately once a month, September through June, pack meetings bring all dens together for the purposes of recognizing the achievements of the Cub Scouts, communicating information about upcoming events, and providing a program that enriches the Cub Scouting experience. Often themed, it helps the Cubs realize their den is part of a larger organization. Dens are invited to demonstrate their new skills or put on a song or skit in front of the pack.
Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food is an annual program that involves collecting for local food banks. Non-perishable items are collected by the scouts to provide much needed food items to help fight hunger in our communities. Pack 59 also participates in several other community service projects throughout the year.
The Cub-o-Ree is an exciting Cub Scout overnight camping opportunity. The Cub-o-Ree is a tent camping experience were scouts can take part in fun activities like BB Shooting, Archery, Outdoor Ethics and Gaga Ball
STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can’t help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the STEM Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.
Picnic and Hiking
The pack schedules several hiking events throughout the year at local parks and nature preserves. At the end of the year we combine a local park hike with an all-family end-of-year picnic.