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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.