About Pack 260

Welcome to Pack 260's website.  Our Pack is charted by All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, MN.  Cub Scouts is for boys in kindergarten through grade 5.  Our Pack is 62 members strong and growing stronger every year. 

Cub Scouts offers many opportunities for boys to learn new things.  As a Pack we participate in many community activities such as Lakeville Clean-up Day and Scouting for Food.  Scouts has many camp opportunities such as Polar Camp, a one day camp in winter, one day Fall Festivals, to summer camp that is three days and two nights. 

What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts? 

There are no requirements to join.  Where you begin in Cub Scouting depends on your age at the time you join. If you join when you're in first grade, you will begin as a Tiger Cub.  If you do not join until the third grade, you'll begin as a Bear Cub Scout. You won't have to go back and earn the Tiger Cub and Wolf badges.  

  • Lion Cubs (Kindergarten) 
  • Tiger Scout (First Grade)     
  • Wolf Scout (Second Grade)  
  • Bear Scout (Third Grade)     
  • Webelos Scouts (Fourth and Fifth Grades)  

What does Cub Scouting offer my son?

In Cub Scouting your son will have lots of fun, adventure and activities with his den and pack. But there's more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It's all about the boy you are and the person you will become.

Cub Scouts have the opportunity to earn both required and elective recognition devices as they work toward their ranks. They also can earn recognition for additional elective adventures they choose to complete beyond those required for their rank. Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts earn adventure loops to be worn on their belt, and Webelos Scouts earn pins they can wear on their Webelos colors or Webelos cap.

Adventure loops and pins are a great way to help fulfill the aims of Scouting—build character, develop citizenship, and encourage mental and physical fitness. Through a variety of subjects, you can stretch your mind and abilities by exploring the wonders of science, learning about the world, and expanding skills in new area.

How often are the meetings?

Cub Scouts usually meet with their Dens two times each month and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month (typically the 3rd Thursday).  Other events are spread out throughout the year, see the Pack Calendar for more information.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation in other activities? 

The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.

What are the responsibilities of a parent?

  • Provide help and support for the den and pack.
  • Reinforce what is learned within den and pack meetings at home (i.e. Scout Law, Scout Oath and Cub Scout Motto).
  • Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
  • Attend pack meetings with your son and witness his advancement progress & awards given to him. 
  • Attend and assist den meetings.  Most awards are handed out at den meetings.
  • Attend Cub Scout family campouts, derbies, etc. 

Do Cub Scouts go camping?

Yes, but they ease into it. We offer both summer and fall family camping trips for the entire Pack. The 4th and 5th grade Webelos boys go camping, with or without a parent; & with the Boy Scouts. This helps to introduce them to what they can expect when the bridge over to Boy Scouts.

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?

Pack 260 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:

  • Summer Camp
  • Day Camps
  • Spring and Fall Family Camping
  • Polar Camp
  • Summertime Events
  • Religious Emblems
  • Service Projects
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Blue & Gold Dinner
  • District Events

 How much is it going to cost?

The annual Pack 260 dues are $33, this is the basic Boy Scouts of America registration fee.  Pack 260 provides each household with a subscription to Boy's Life magazine.  There is no additional fee.  We rely on each family to help with popcorn and wreath sales to fund the majority Pack 260's camps, events and awards.  

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?

All Cub Scout related materials can be purchased at the Burnsville Scout Shop.  The staff there is great and will help you out with everything you need. 

Every Cub Scout will need a shirt, Northern Star Council Patch, Den Numbers, Pack Numbers (260), Scouting World Crest, neckerchief slide and belt. 

Pack 260 will provide each scout with a rank specific neckerchief and book.  

How can I learn more?

The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by selecting "Contact Us" (below) and sending questions to our Cubmaster.