Welcome to Pack 858!  Join Us Today!
For over 100 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. Cub Scouts has activities for the entire family to enjoy together. If your son is in Kindergarten through fifth grades, it's time to put down the Xbox get outdoors and have some fun.
 
Through fun activities, challenging adventures and community service projects, Cub Scouts make new friends and discover the importance of cooperation, citizenship, responsibility and physical fitness in their everyday lives.  

We want you to join our pack today.  Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org for more information.




Announcements





Events

***Some events below are managed and planned by GSLAC, our council, and therefore you will need to register with them in order to participate.  All efforts are made to get correct details from GSLAC, but please refer to the event description itself (via the included link) rather than this website for accuracy.  Also, be aware that most GSLAC events require pre-registration (and payment), and do not normally allow for walk-in participants the same day of the event.***


Summer Events

Scouts who participate in all three pack events are eligible to receive the National Summertime Pack Award pin, which they can wear on the right pocket flap of their uniform.  There are awards for each rank so you can earn this each summer if you participate.  

Please record your scouts participation in this worksheet to be recognized

Summer Service Project:  Friends of St. Charles City-County Library Book Fair

We will be collecting books and media all summer to be donated to the book fair.  You can bring the items to any pack event (up to the Foodbank project) and we will deliver them for the pack.  Mr. Akins has set an ambitious goal of 2500 items for the pack to collect!

Items Accepted: 
• New & used books in good condition regardless of age
• Textbooks published within last 5 years
• CDs, DVDs, & VHS tapes
• Records
• Sheet music
• Jigsaw puzzles
• Computer Games
• X-Box, PlayStation, & Nintendo Games

Please NO:
• Magazines
• Encyclopedia Sets
• National Geographic
• Auto Repair Manuals

Contact Chair@pack858.org for more information.


City Museum: July 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM, Location - City Museum

Expect the unexpected. City Museum is a hundred-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis in which artists have re-purposed the pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, slides, climbers, bridges, and castles.  There are secret passages and grand galleries. Playgrounds and ball pits. A circus and a train. A rooftop school bus and a Ferris wheel.


Cost is $8 per person, and $5 extra for special rooftop access.

Address:  750 North 16th Street  St. Louis, MO. 63103


Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org with questions.


Pack BIKE Hike: July 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM, Location - Woodlands Sports Park

Bring your family, friends, and bikes and meet at the parking lot accessible from Ohmes Road, at 2pm on 7/21. If you come in from W. Sunnyhill, it’s at the far end of the park. There are multiple lots there - look for the dark gray Nissan Pathfinder and call 636-866-8387 if you need directions. 

 

Hopefully this route won’t be underwater, and it will not rain!!!


Contact Heather Pratt hpratt1102@icloud.com for more information


ROCKIN' JUMP: July 24, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Location - 61 North Central Drive O'Fallon, MO

Siblings, family and friends are welcome to join us for trampoline fun on Rockin' Wednesday!  The cost is $14 per jumper for two hours, add $3 for grip socks or bring your own if you have them.  Waivers will be required, but can be signed in advance at:  https://rockinjumpofallon.centeredgeonline.com/waivers

Please sign up HERE to let us know how many will attend.


Contact Gail Contreras motsygail@yahoo.com for more information


Parent Meeting: August 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM, Location - TBD



The Pack Committee helps ensure that our Cub Scouts are offered fun-filled and meaningful events through the year. Parents please attend and help enrich and strengthen our Pack. Topics include upcoming pack meeting plans and assignments for the next month.



Contact Chair@pack858.org for more information


Summer Picnic:  August 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM, Location - Blanchette Park

Our Picnic will be at Blanchette park Pavilion 3.  Picnic at 2 PM.  Swimming at aquatic facility paid by the pack 5 PM- 7 PM.



Check back here for more details soon.

LOCATION:  1900 Randolph Street  St. Charles MO, 63301


Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org with questions.


Pack Hike:  August 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM, Location - TBD




Contact Heather Pratt (hpratt1102@icloud.com) for more information


School Night to Join Scouting:  August 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM, Location - South Middle School

Please join our pack for this annual event that welcomes new scouts.  Bring your friends, family, and neighbors who will be in K-5th grade for the coming school year.
Our pack is looking for additional scouts to join us for this year. We welcome boys from any school, religion, or background.  We will have a short and informal presentation about our pack to show some of the great events we have planned for 2019-2020.  In addition, the boys will have the opportunity to get to know some of the Pack 858 scouts and see to see how fun and educational it is to be a scout in our pack!  


We will be providing computers for electronic registration of new scouts.  Please come dressed in your class A uniform to show off your badges and belt loops.

We'll also have a Game Time Truck event for scouts and siblings from 7-9pm.

Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org with questions.

Service Project:  August 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Location - St. Louis Area Foodbank

Volunteer.  
You can make a difference in your community!  We will be coordinating with Troop 533 in this effort to help.

Area families and seniors depend on the food that our volunteers sort, box and repackage in our Volunteer Center.

Whether you’re volunteering as an individual or as part of a group, spending a few hours at the Foodbank makes for a great field trip or team-building experience.  Our Volunteer Center bustles with activity five days a week and the results are real.  Last year, volunteers packaged 5.6 million pounds of food.

Time Commitment:  All shifts on all days are a full three-hour commitment.

Dress Code:  Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Ages:  Three years and up. Preferably one adult for every five to ten kids under the age of 16.

Address:  70 Corporate Woods Dr. Bridgeton, MO 63044


Please sign-up here so that we know how many to plan for.

Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org with questions.


Pack Hike:  September 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM, Location - TBD




Contact Heather Pratt (hpratt1102@icloud.com) for more information


Pack Fall Campout: October 18-20, 2019, Location - TBD



Save the date - more details to come

Contact Camping@pack858.org for more information


Scouting for Food Bag Drop: November 9, 2019

Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America's largest one-day food drive, raising 15% of area food pantries' supplies yearly need.

Be a part of this nation-wide tradition as the Cub Scouts drop off food bags to be filled for a food collection the following weekend.   Scouts will gather outside on the PSE parking lot with their Dens and will be assigned a neighborhood/geographic area to hang bags on doors. Parents are needed to transport the boys, ensure safety and help make this event a success.
                    
HOT CHOCOLATE AND DONUTS ARE SERVED TO HELP GET OUR FUN DAY STARTED!



Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org for more information

Scouting for Food Bag Pickup: November 16, 2019

Scouting for Food is a fun day for Scouts to pick up food donated by families in local neighborhoods.


Scouts will gather at PSE with their Dens and will be assigned a neighborhood/geographic area in which they will pick up food bags from porches.  Parents are needed to transport the boys, load food into vehicles, ensure safety and help make this event a success.

The food is brought back to PSE where the Scouts (and parents) sort and load the food onto trucks for delivery to the Hope Food Pantry in St. Charles.

HOT CHOCOLATE AND DONUTS ARE SERVED TO HELP GET OUR FUN DAY STARTED!

Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org for more information\


Pinewood Derby Dates - Tentative
1/4/20 - Pinewood Workshop -Reeves School
1/28/20 - Pack Meeting & Test/Tune
1/31/20 - Derby Car Impound
2/1/20 - Pinewood Derby Impound

Pinewood Derby Test and Tune:  TBD

We will have the wood shop and a large hall to meet.  There will be a partial track for testing, all our tuning materials; scales, graphite, parts, weights, etc.

The scouts will need to bring their cars and a parent/adult to help them.


Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org for more information




Pinewood Derby Car Impound: TBD from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Location - South Middle School Cafeteria


All derby cars that will be raced with the pack must be surrendered during impound, including parent and sibling cars. Each car is tested and weighed to ensure that the car meets all of the pack official pinewood derby rules. All of the cars are then sequestered by the Pack Pinewood Derby chair in preparation for the race.

Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org for more information



Pinewood Derby: TBD at 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Location - South Middle School Cafeteria


Don't miss this great Cub Scout Tradition!

Scouts will race their cars against each other for trophies and bragging rights!  Scouts will each receive a car from the pack.

Come for pancakes and sausage breakfast from 8 AM - 9 AM. The racing will begin after breakfast.

Please ensure you follow the official Pack 858 Pinewood Derby Rules.

Contact Cubmaster@pack858.org for more information




Cub Scouts participate in:
Pack meetings
Field trips
Family Camping
The Pinewood Derby
Service projects in the community

Just to name a few!  You may join at any time during the year. 

Contact the Cubmaster to join us at our next event!




Below are pack meeting plans that can be used if your pack wants to focus on a specific value of the Scout Law.  In addition the meeting plan has a theme to make the meeting fun.  These pack meeting plans are to be used as a template can be used in any order.