Cub Scout Pack 159
Cub Scout Pack 159
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Activities

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Activities


Tiger Scouts meet the night of a lunar eclipse to earn the Sky Is The Limit elective.

Tiger Scouts meet the night of a lunar eclipse to earn the Sky Is The Limit elective.

Den meetings

Den meetings are the most important part of Cub Scouting. It is where Cub Scouts build friendships, work together to learn new things, and progress towards earning their common badge of rank. Most dens meet twice per month – meeting times and days vary per den.


Arrow of Light Scouts spend the night at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, where they might watch a combustion show, build rockets, code and play with Ozobots, and take a tram tour to see a Saturn V rocket and the historic Apollo mission control room.

Arrow of Light Scouts spend the night at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, where they might watch a combustion show, build rockets, code and play with Ozobots, and take a tram tour to see a Saturn V rocket and the historic Apollo mission control room.

Rank-Level Trips

Starting in the second grade, scouts attend one rank-level trip per year:

Wolf Scouts – Zoo Snooze at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco

Bear Scouts – USS Lexington in Corpus Christi

Webelo Scouts – Perot Natural History Museum in Dallas

Arrow of Light Scouts – NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston


Pack 159 scouts join other scouts from the Capitol Area Council at the STEMboree, learning how to build a water filtration system.

Pack 159 scouts join other scouts from the Capitol Area Council at the STEMboree, learning how to build a water filtration system.

Capitol Area Council Events

Pack 159 is part of the Capitol Area Council, which stretches across 15 counties in Central Texas. Scouts love the council-wide events like Spook-O-Ree, Tiger/Partner Day, STEMboree, and more.


The Radioactive Gummy Bears patrol gives a presentation about the World Friendship Fund at a pack meeting.

The Radioactive Gummy Bears patrol gives a presentation about the World Friendship Fund at a pack meeting.

Pack Meetings

Pack meetings bring together all of Pack 159 dens once a month during the school year to recognize scouts’ achievements and share information about upcoming events.

Pack meetings are typically on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., usually in the cafeteria at Pond Springs Elementary.


Cub Scouts enjoy crossing a small stream on Great Hills Trail.

Cub Scouts enjoy crossing a small stream on Great Hills Trail.

Hiking Club

Pack 159’s Hiking Club Chair, outdoorsman and university professor Andrew Keese, finds a new greenbelt trail for the pack to explore each month. Most are close to the neighborhood, making for an easy, pleasant way for our scout families to explore the parks and trails near home.


Cub scouts ride in the pack’s Pinewood Derby car float for the misty 2019 Report to State Parade.

Cub scouts ride in the pack’s Pinewood Derby car float for the misty 2019 Report to State Parade.

Report to State Parade

Pack 159 joins scouts from across the 18 councils in Texas as we demonstrate scout spirit via floats, marching, cheering, and music. The event includes a parade up Congress Avenue, the Scout Spirit Rally on the south steps of the Capitol, and a chance to head into the House of Representatives’ chamber and hear the delegates’ reports across the state.


Blue and Gold Banquet

Pack 159 celebrates Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a “birthday party” called the blue and gold banquet… It brings our families together for an evening of fun and cheer, complete with a pot luck dinner, kid-friendly entertainment, and our cake contest and raffle.


Scouts play GaGa Ball at a fall campout.

Scouts play GaGa Ball at a fall campout.

Pack Campouts

Pack 159 goes camping twice a year at one of the local council campsites. Campouts start Friday evening and end Sunday before lunch – families are welcome to camp one or both nights.

Campouts often include activities like hiking, fishing, archery, campfire programs, and rank-level adventures.

General Pack 159 Campout Info and Packing List

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Pinewood Derby

Scouts learn engineering and woodworking skills to build a car they’ll send racing down our six-lane, fifty foot aluminum track. Prizes are awarded for speed, design, and creativity.

Cub Scouts learn to celebrate their own cars and to cheer for others, too. Pinewood Derby fosters sportsmanship and a healthy competition while having a little bit of something for everyone involved.


Pack 159 loves being a part of the Rattan Creek / Hunter’s Chase neighborhood and marching in the 4th of July parade each year.

Pack 159 loves being a part of the Rattan Creek / Hunter’s Chase neighborhood and marching in the 4th of July parade each year.

4th of July Parade

We start the holiday with a pot luck in the park on July 3rd, when scouts decorate their bikes for the neighborhood parade the following morning.