Cub Scout Pack 867 provides a year-round family program supporting the communities of Franconia and Kingstowne in Alexandria, Virginia. Most of our Scouts attend Franconia Elementary School and Bush Hill Elementary School, but several of our Scouts also attend other public schools, private schools, and home schools throughout Fairfax County. Any family with a child in kindergarten through fifth grade, or 7 to 10 years of age, is welcome to attend any of our meetings and to join us at any time.
Pack 867 was established in October 1942 by the Franconia Elementary Parent Teacher Association. In October 1992, St. John’s Lutheran Church began sponsoring our pack to help select leaders, provide a place for meetings, and promote a good program. Since the very beginning, our pack has been dedicated to delivering a fun and educational program concerned with values. In addition to providing a positive place where children can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Pack 867 together with St. John’s Lutheran Church focus on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.
Cub Scouting is a family program. Each family participates in the program with their son or daughter and helps them along the way. The family is the basis of Cub Scouting. Cub Scouting exists to support the family and to help enrich family time together. Scouts have a different handbook at each grade level, with suggested activities that are age-appropriate for their developmental level. As each Scout advances through these books by working on activities with their family, they earn badges and other recognition that they wear on their uniform. Each Scout’s success in Cub Scouting depends on family.
The Cub Scouting program takes place at two levels. The first level is in a den. A den is a group of about six to eight Scouts in the same grade level who meet for an hour twice a month to participate in fun and exciting activities that reinforce the values of Cub Scouting. This den structure gives kids opportunities to build relationships, develop leadership skills, and accomplish activities that would be difficult with a larger group. Some common activities in our den meetings include crafts, games, sports, skits, songs, storytelling, puzzles, field trips, and ceremonies.
The second level of the Cub Scouting program takes place in the pack. The pack is made up of each of our dens from kindergarten through fifth grade. On the last Tuesday of each month, each of our dens, with their families, come together for an hour at our monthly pack meeting. At these pack meetings, Scouts show off the new skills they have learned through Scouting, and we recognize them for the achievements they have accomplished. We have games, skits, songs, ceremonies, and presentations of badges that scouts have earned during that month. This is where the entire family gets to share in the accomplishments of their Cub Scouts.
Our activities and events
Cub Scouting is an active program, and scouts learn by doing. There is no end to the fun things that our Scouts do in their dens, as a pack, and at special events. We are a very active and energetic pack dedicated to providing many fun and exciting opportunities for Scouts and their families throughout the year. Some of our events and activities include:
- Outings and Field Trips Read More
- Cub Scout Derbies Read More
- Blue and Gold Banquet Read More
- George Washington Day Parade Read More
- Fairfax County Bicycle Rodeo Read More
- Popcorn Sales Read More
- Service Projects Read More
- Pack Family Camping Read More
- Washington Nationals Scout Day Read More
- Gunston Hall Day Camp Read More
- Camp Snyder Summer Camp Read More
- Goshen Scout Reservation Summer Camp.Read More
- Webelos-Ree Overnight Camping Read More
- Pack Family Heritage Celebration Read More
More about us
Cub Scout Pack 867 is part of the Colonial District in the National Capital Area Council. If you are interested in joining Pack 867, or if you would like more information about us, please feel free to attend any of our meetings or contact us for more information.