ABOUT OUR PACK
Cub Scout Pack 1169 is chartered by the Armstrong Elementary School PTA and is home to Cubs from both Armstrong & Lake Anne Elementary School. The kids in these schools are already playing together, are on sports teams together, and go to summer camps together. In fact any child in/near Reston, VA is invited to join our Pack, regardless of their school. We’re run by parent volunteers and welcome new participation, ideas, and adventures!
As with every year in the past, multiple scouts earned various badges of distinction and 100% of our participating Cubs earned their Rank.
ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Scouting operates through volunteer leadership and we have many ways to get involved. We recognize not everyone can commit to serving in a regular leadership role, we do ask that you volunteer in some fashion. Some of our needs are for annual activities such as campout planning, Pinewood Derby, cookouts, etc. Other activities occur in small bursts all year. Ask the Cubmaster how you can help!
Each Cub is working during the year toward earning one of the six ranks by completing 7 adventures along with electives. Most requirements are completed during Den or Pack meetings; some requirements may have an at-home component. Your Den Leader will help guide you through this process. Although a Cub may occasionally miss an activity due to illness, team practice, or another obligation, they should try to attend all activities. If a Cub does miss something, he and his parents are obligated to make up the missed requirements, coordinating with the Den Lead, so that they can earn his next rank.
The Pack typically meets once a month with rank specific adventure outings as required. Pack Meetings will occur either Fri evening or during the weekend. Den Meetings—each Den will determine what day/time works best for the group and meet 1-2 times/month. During the current health crisis, most meetings will be held outside (weather permitting).
DUES AND FUNDRAISING
Annual Registration - Paid annually and includes BSA Fees, insurance, Scouts’ Life subscription, Pinewood Derby kit, badges/awards, camping adventures and more.
Fundraising – We strongly encourage all scouts to participate in the popcorn sales as this is our only fundraiser.
PACK 1169 BOARD
Cubmaster - Gary Jenkins - email@example.com
Committee Chair - Monique Chimento - firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter Rep. - Mary Beth Kiser
Unit Commissioner - Justin Carlitti
Treasurer - Greg Rogers - email@example.com
The Pack is run by the Pack Committee under the leadership of the Committee Chair (Monique Chimento). The program is executed by the Cubmaster (Gary Jenkins) and the Den Leaders. The Dens are based on grade:
Lions Den (Kindergarten)
Brian Hansen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiger Den (1st Grade)
Steven Bowen - StevenABowen@hotmail.com
Wolf Den (2nd Grade)
Vishal Rana - email@example.com
Bear Den (3rd Grade)
Reid Kiser - firstname.lastname@example.org
Webelos Dens (4th & 5th Grade)
Popcorn Kernel - Jonathan Hughes
Web Admin - Chris Williams - email@example.com
Awards Chair - Melissa Shields - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack 1169 is chartered by the Neil Armstrong Elementary School Parent Teacher Association with the Powhatan District of the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The pack consists of ~50 cub scouts divided into 10 dens (2 dens per year). The scouts represent a diverse mix of students from Armstrong Elementary School and several other local public and private schools.
The Pack is named after Apollo 11, the spaceflight that landed on the moon in 1969. Neil Armstrong (the namesake of Armstrong Elementary School) became the first human to step on the moon.
The pack meets monthly (typically the 3rd or 4th Friday evening) at Armstrong Elementary School or at UCP. Dens typically have regular meetings/outings once or twice per month.
Each year, the pack hosts a Pinewood Derby, a Bake-Off, Blue Gold Banquet, Family Camping Trip, and a Raingutter Regatta. The pack also participates in numerous service projects including Scouting for Food, Toys for Tots, Potomac Watershed Stream Cleanup, and Adopt-A-Highway. Individual dens participate in numerous other civic, cultural, and outdoor activities.
In 2013 Cub Scout Pack 340 from United Christian Parish merged into Pack 1169.