Pack Activities

Pack 87 has a robust schedule of yearly events. Families are encouraged to take a "smorgasbord" approach to choosing which activities best fit their liking and availability... 'tho we love to see all our scouts at our weekly meetings!

Click on the buttons below for an overview of each activity:

Weekly Meetings Weekly Meetings
Pack 87 meets weekly (excluding certain holidays and school breaks). We meet on the back patio of the MV Buddhist Temple. Currently, the majority of meetings are all-pack.

At meetings, the cubs work on advancements and skills such as knot tying and knife safety, plus: crafts, woodworking, leatherworking, pumpkin carving... 'Cubs Cook' is a regular feature.

TUESDAY MEETING TIME: Every Tuesday starting at 7:00pm, ending between 8:00 and 8:30pm.

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Cub ranks
Awards and Advancements
The pack holds an awards ceremony once a month, or quarterly depending on what the cubs have accomplished. Advancements in cub scouting are earned and go by grade/age. Cubs are promoted to the next level in early Fall. New scouts may join at any time and earn the Bobcat badge and the appropriate cub rank badges.
Awards are earned both with the pack and outside of scouts with the family. See the Links page for more information on Cub Scout awards.

The traditional BLUE AND GOLD dinner is held every February to celebrate the 'Birthday' of Cub Scouting. Pack 87 holds a fun-filled evening: folk-singers and snake handlers have been some of the special fun!

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Camp Takima
Cub Scout Camps
Pack 87 regularly participates in Cub Parent Weekend camping events and encourages families to check out the many exciting council-led camping opportunities-- weekend campouts, Spring-break and Summer day camps are regularly offered along with overnight Summer camp for Webelos. See the Camps page for more details.

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Derby Cars
Pinewood Derby
Every March, Pack 87 scouts spend several meetings building super cool mini-derby cars and then the race is on! The fastest car down the special derby track wins! Overall winners (by rank) go to the big all-council race!

Always one of the most popular cub activities!!

For information on cars, rules and more, check out the official BSA website Pinewood Derby.

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Holiday Dinner
Temple/Community Events
Pack 87 is chartered by the Mt. View Buddhist Temple. We are privileged members of the Temple community and are invited to participate in their cultural and fund-raising events. One favorite is the yearly Holiday Dinner held by the Fuji Club the night before the traditional making of Mochitsuki. All Temple scouts gather for a special December Turkey dinner.

Obon Cubs also participate in the Temple's famous OBON festival in July. The festival features great food, carnival events, cultural exhibits, crafts and performances, plus much more! Cubs volunteer with the Hoopla booth, a great opportunity to engage with the public and learn new skills!

Webelos (4th and 5th grade scouts) are encouraged to volunteer for Troop 87's Temple service projects involving such things as table set-up, food prep, food distribution (Chicken Teriyaki sales), flag ceremonies, etc. This is a great way to ease into the routine of 'service hours' that are both part of Boy Scouting and many high school programs.

The Pack also participates in Mt. View community events such as the annual Spring Family Parade, and various flag ceremonies (Little League, 911 Commemoration...)

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