Events Overview

Events Overview and Timeline

Cub Scouting means "doing."

Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the Scouts doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting -

  1. Citizenship training,
  2. Character development, and
  3. Personal fitness.

Many of the activities happen right in the Den and Pack. Apart from the fun and excitement of the Cub Scout activities, our Scouts learn good sportsmanship and gain a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves.

Scouting is learning by discovery, and discovering by doing. It's full of fun, friends, and family where skills are learned, confidence is gained, and memories are made.

Descriptions of Pack Activities

  • Bake Off
    • Each Scout, with help from a family member, bakes a desert item following the rules of the contest, and brings it in for judging. Three winners are chosen from each rank.
  • Bingo Night
    • Scouts enjoy a night of Bingo and have the opportunity to win prizes!
  • Blue and Gold Banquet
    • February marks the "birthday" of Scouting. To commemorate this anniversary, all Cub Scout Packs have a Blue and Gold Banquet. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer.
  • Book Swap
    • Scouts bring in books from home that they are no longer reading and then get to choose books that are "new to them" to take home!
  • Court of Honor
    • This is a special night of recognition for our Webelos II Scouts, as they receive their last Cub Scout belt loops, pins, badges, and awards before graduating to Scout ranks!
  • Cubanapolis
    • A popular family project! Scouts build a racecar from a cardboard box, decorate it, wear it and race it around the track while making pit stops to change tires (shoes), fill the gas (drink some water) and clean the windshield (spray face with water).
  • Family Cookout / Campout
    • Every year, Pack 1169 hosts both a Family Cookout and a Family Campout at Lake Fairfax. Families are welcome to stay overnight at the campout, or just enjoy the evening's festivities.
  • Goshen
    • Week-long overnight Webelos Scout program at Camp PMI on the Goshen Scout Reservation. Scouts enjoy many opportunities to practice their skills and safety knowledge in archery, boating, BB guns, and other classic Scouting camp activities. Visit to see more.
  • 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. Every Scout can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race. Three winners are chosen from each rank based on speed and appearance.
  • Raingutter Regatta
    • The raingutter regatta is a racing event that is the sailboat equivalent of the pinewood derby. It is held at a local Reston pool.
  • Scout Night at Potomac Nationals Park
    • Along with a great baseball game, you will have the opportunity to spend the night in the outfield, watch a movie on the video board and receive a patch to commemorate your experience! Before the game, Scout's will have the chance to walk in the Scout Parade!
  • Service Projects
    • 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. Here are some examples of what Service Projects Pack 1169 does:
      • Scouting For Food
      • Toys For Tots
      • Various projects led in individual Dens
      • Impromptu efforts inspired by current and seasonal events