Pack 289 has one Pack Meeting each month of the school year. Most of these meetings are
held on the 4th Monday of the month at our chartering organization the First United Presbyterian
Church of Dale City. Pack Meetings are where all of our Scouts and parents come together
to have fun, learn new skills and enjoy each other’s fellowship.
The Pack is divided into smaller units called Dens. Dens generally consist of six-10+ scouts in
the same grade. Dens meet separately from the Pack 1-2 times a month to work on Cub Scout
Adventure Achievements that allow the scouts to progress to their next rank. Den meetings are
planned and executed by a Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, or a parent.
Pinewood derby is an activity for all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Scouts
build wooden race cars with adult assistance and race them down pinewood tracks for prizes
and trophies. The race is usually held in January. There are rules that govern the construction of
the car and how it is raced. They are circulated in December and are posted on the Pack
Website. The cost of the car is included in the Scout’s registration.
Our Pack’s primary fundraiser for the year is selling popcorn. This fundraiser allows us to keep
our annual dues are relatively low and still operate the pack, provide materials and supplies and
meaningful activities for the scouts without excessive additional charges, and in many cases
subsidize at least a portion of the cost of outings and activities.