Activities organized by the Pack

Scouting activities are diverse, age-appropriate, and always an opportunity to learn something, gain new skills, and have a good time as a family. Here's just a short list of the types of things we do:

Pack Meetings – We meet monthly as a pack (all dens and families). Typically, we have a theme that our activities are centered around. All the pack meetings are special, but there are a few that are extra special. The annual Pinewood Derby races are held during our January pack meeting. The Blue & Gold Banquet in February is our annual celebration of scouting. The Cross-Over Ceremony during our March pack meeting is the graduation for our Webelos to Boy Scouts. Our May pack meeting is combined with our Pack Campout and includes games, food, and a campfire program.

Den Meetings – From 2 to 3 times a month each den will have a meeting. Dens use this time to work toward their achievements, try new things and have fun.

Field Trips – As part of working towards achievements, our dens regularly go on field trips to local businesses, museums, parks or government buildings.

Hiking – This is one of the favorite activities for the boys. Our hikes give us the opportunity to teach the boys about nature, leave no trace and wildlife.

Popcorn Sale – Pack 872 has only one fundraiser during the year to provide funds for all our activities. The annual Scout Popcorn Sale provides an opportunity for boys to “help the pack go” and have some fun too. Pack 872 does not collect dues at meetings.

Pinewood Derby – The Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular events in Cub Scouting. Every year more than a million boys and parents team up to carve, decorate, weigh, adjust, fret over, and finally race a Pinewood Derby car. The first Pinewood Derby was held in 1953 by Cub Scout Pack 280C of Manhattan Beach, California, and as of 1991 (Ref. 1992 BSA Retail Catalog) more than 81 million Pinewood Derby model car kits have been sold. Wow!!

Spring Campout – In May, we have a spring pack campout at a local park campground. This is often the first camping experience for the cubs. So we try to make it special with camp fires, good camp food, hiking, games, and other activities. As the boys go through the program, they have more opportunities to go camping with their den. As Cub Scouts, camping is a family event.

Arapahoe District Twilight Camp – In June, Cub Scout Twilight Camp provides fun and adventure in the outdoors for individual Scouts, dens and packs. This is a valuable activity for many reasons.

Magness Adventure Camp – In July, Magness Adventure Camp is the Cub Scout Resident Camp facility for the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. With a beautiful lake, archery, tomahawk, and BB Gun ranges, canoes, paddle boats, and outstanding facilities, Magness provides the Cub Scout camping adventure for Scouts of all ages! It’s a great way to get a jump start on requirements, belt loops, and pins!

Blue & Gold Banquet – Today, the Blue and Gold banquet is one of the highlights of the program year. It brings together our pack families for a dinner and an evening of fun. The meal is important, but even more important is the warm, congenial atmosphere created as families enjoy each other's company.

Scouting for Food – A service project in conjunction with 9 News that collects food to benefit local food banks.

Crayon Initiative - The Crayon Initiative recycles crayons and provides them free of charge to kids in hospitals.