Pack 628 is dedicated to a lively Cub Scout experience with activities that capture the interest of boys yet are fun for the entire family, including siblings.
Our Cub Scouts learn essential skills and enjoyment of outdoor activities, community involvement, personal safety, sports, and the environment.
Campouts -When the topic of scouting comes up most people immediately think of camping trips and outdoor fun. Camping and scouting go hand in hand.
Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces boys to the outdoors and helps them develop outdoor skills at an age-appropriate level that will be applied more thoroughly as a Boy Scout. As Cub Scouts progress, the opportunities for outdoor adventures become more challenging.
Pack 628 holds two annual camping overnighters. One in the spring the other in the fall. Our camping trips are open to the entire family. Contact us for future camping dates!
On family overnight outings twice a year, boys learn camping, cooking, knot tying and environmental skills.
Pinewood Derby – The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track.
Pack 628 holds an annual Pinewood Derby. Every boy can design and build his own “grand prix” car to enter in the race. Even siblings and leaders are invited to get in on the fun. Most Dens hold meetings / events that will help the cubs design and build there cars in the weeks leading up to the event. Don’t worry if you’re not “crafty” there’s plenty of help available from our pinewood veterans.
Rain Gutter Regatta – The Rain Gutter Regatta is the sail boat equivalent to the pinewood derby. Scouts get to build and race boats down a narrow channel. Pack 628 holds our Rain Gutter Regatta annually during the summer at the Coldstream pool in Lake Linganore. Cubs build, decorate and race sailboats in a 10 foot rain gutter.
Space Derby – Cubs build, decorate and launch real model rockets! Another popular family-son project is the space derby. It’s like the pinewood derby except the models are miniature rockets. The rockets “fly” along a heavy line that hangs in the air. They’re driven by propellers powered by rubber bands. Pack 628 typically holds our annual space derby in January.
Community Service – Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.” While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While you’re giving service, you’re learning to work together with others to do something that’s good for your community.
Community service is an integral part of the scouting program. Pack 628 participates in the annual scouting for food event, collecting thousands of pounds of food for our local food banks. We also complete various projects around Lake Linganore and our local elementary school Deer Crossing.
Each fall, the pack helps with Food For Scouting and donates food they collect to local food banks.
Blue and Gold Banquet – Each February we hold our Blue and Gold Banquet in honor of the founder of Boy Scouting, Baden Powell. We also acknowledge each of the boy’s achievements with a special award ceremony, especially Webelos bridging over to Boy Scouts.
Cub Scout Day Camp – Boys participate in a fully planned program including games, hiking, crafts, swimming, and making close friends.
Summer Activities – Pack 628 stays active throughout the summer offering numerous summer activities.
Our events are open to the public and are a great way to learn about scouting and our pack. Check our events calendar and come join us for some scouting fun!