Why Pack 198?
Pack 198 is an active group of boys, girls, and their families. We offer a flexible way to engage in Scouting that fits your family's schedule. We plan a full year schedule of activities for families who can attend regular pack and den meetings. Many of our families are involved in other activities and organizations. Our leaders work with all families to ensure that our Scouts can advance while learning and having fun!
Cub Scouts take part in outdoor adventures. Pack 198 enjoys family camping, cookouts, hiking, fishing, canoeing, rock climbing, snow shoeing, skiing, and much more throughout the year. We try to schedule at least one outdoor event per month. These events are a fun, but optional, way to get outside in all seasons, learn about different aspects of outdoor adventures, and have fun with other families in the process.
Pack 198 also participates in many activities organized by the Bighorn District and Longs Peak Council. The Bighorn District summer day camp is a fun way to learn new knowledge and skills such as archery, crafts, slingshot, swimming, STEM, and more! Also fun, as part of Longs Peak Council’s Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, the Jack Nicol Cub Scout Camp offers year-round programs for families and packs. Pack 198 attends many of these events as a pack.
Scouts and their parents build a race car made from a block of wood. We race the cars in multiple heats to see who comes out the fastest. Prizes are given out not only to the fastest cars but for creativity as well. Within the guidelines, the designs of the cars are only limited by the Scouts’ imaginations. This is among the best-known Cub Scout activities. Be there the night of the big race for fun and excitement!
Blue and Gold Banquet
A birthday party for Cub Scouting is held during the February pack meeting each year. Pack 198 families gather together with food, fun, and games to celebrate Cub Scouts. During the banquet, we not only celebrate the Scouts who have earned their rank, we also recognize our adult leaders and parents who volunteer to make the Cub Scouting experience fantastic!
Boys' Life Magazine
A monthly magazine for Scouts and adults, the Boy’s Life magazine has interesting features on Scouting, sports, hobbies, magic, science, and U.S. history. There are also jokes, comics, and short stories. Subscriptions to Boy’s Life magazine are very reasonable. More information can be found on the Boy’s Life website: https://boyslife.org/.
With prizes and incentives, there is no shortage of fun for Cub Scouts as they earn money to help their pack. Prizes have included tents, toys, camping equipment, electronics, and college scholarships! This is the primary fundraiser for Pack 198, and participation in popcorn sales can reduce or even pay for your overall dues as well as earn Scoutbucks to use throughout the year!