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Cub Scout Pack 160, chartered by the Oak Hill PTA, is made up of approximately 100 first grade through fifth grade boys and their families, mostly from the Oak Hill Elementary School area in Fairfax County, Virginia. We are part of the Boy Scouts of America, and have a long tradition of providing lots of fun activities for young boys.
Our goal is to provide a year-round scouting program that will be fun for your son, as well as being a learning and growing experience. Everything we do, at each level of the Cub Scout program, is to prepare your son for advancement to the next level of scouting. Eventually, this leads to the Boy Scout Program, which boys enter near the end of the 5th grade or when they reach age 11.
Pack 160 is a very active pack! In addition to monthly Pack meetings and bi-monthly Den meetings, we sponsor a number of special activities that center around the family. Each year we have hikes, family picnics, visits to historical sites or museums, service projects that help others in our school or community, and fun outings. We also sponsor traditional scouting events such as the Blue and Gold Banquet and the Pinewood Derby. Older Cub Scouts may also go on weekend camping trips and a one-week overnight camp in the summer.
The organization of Cub Scout Pack 160 mirrors national guidelines. Boys meet in small groups (dens) of 5 to 9 boys. Each den has an adult leader or leaders and consists of boys in the same grade. First graders are Tiger Cubs; second graders are Wolf Cubs; third graders are Bear Cubs; and fourth and fifth graders are Webelos.
Pack 160, together with about 30 other Cub Scout Packs and 30 Boy Scout Troops in the greater Herndon/ Reston/ Great Falls area make up the Powhatan District. The Powhatan District is one of the 26 subdivisions of the National Capital Area Council, the largest council in the United States. There are over 300 councils in the United States serving over 2,100,000 Cub Scouts and with nearly 600,000 volunteers.
Each Cub Scout Pack is sponsored by a "chartering" organization. Our chartered organization is the Oak Hill PTA. The charter organization provides a representative who is the liaison between the Pack and the organization. The Pack is run by the Pack Committee, which is headed by the Committee Chairman. In Pack 160, all adult leaders are committee members. The Committee meets once each month to plan Pack meetings and other Pack activities. Parents are always welcome at these meetings. The Cubmaster is in charge of the Pack meetings and Pack Program and reports to the committee.
The Den and the Pack can't run without parent involvement! Please give some consideration as to how you would like to participate. You may like to be a den leader, or help arrange an outing for the pack, or coordinate the committee members, or track the advancement of our scouts. The continued success and enthusiasm of Pack 160 depends on the support and participation of all families in the Pack.
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