ABOUT US

CUB SCOUT PACK 685…

Is Chartered by Fir Grove Elementary PTO, in Beaverton Oregon through 2022.  Pack 685 is located in the Sunset Trail District, part of the Cascade Pacific Council.  Pack 685 practice “family scouting”.

Registered youth member become SCOUT’s, and every SCOUT belongs to a DEN.  DEN’s are separated by age/grade and identifying gender and when possible by school pending number of youth.

DEN’s work on age-appropriate activities and skills while earning advancement ranks. Ranks are in order from youngest to oldest starting with LIOINS (Kindergarten), TIGERS (First grade), WOLF (Second grade), BEAR (Third grade), WEBLOS (Fourth grade), and ARROW OF LIGHT (Fifth grade)

DEN meetings are conducted by registered and trained DEN LEADERS. DEN LEADERS are typically active parents.  We encourage family members to attend DEN meetings and assist DEN LEADERS whenever possible.

Combine all the DEN’s, and you have a PACK.  The CUBMASTER conducts PACK MEETINGS once a month. Adult volunteers, parents, and registered other ADULT POSITIONS assist each PACK MEETING.

PACK MEETINGS consist of pre-activities, opening flag, announcements, advancements, skits, songs, run-ons, games, occasional snacks, other various activities, and closing flag. All families are encourage to join us for Pack meetings!

PACK 685 meets TUESDAY (during the school year) at 7:00 pm.  Most meetings and events are held at Conestoga Swim center and local parks pending weather. Meeting location changes are announced during meetings, in email, posted to the online calendar, and occasional phone tree.  The FIRST and THIRD TUESDAYS are DEN MEETINGS.  The FOURTH TUESDAY is usually a Pack meetings.

PACK 685 has a dynamic scouting program, and offers elementary-school-aged youth many amazing opportunities.  Some of the highlights from our yearly calendar include:

  • SCOUTING FOR FOOD (PACK 685 collected and donated 775 lbs of food 2022)
  • SNOW DAY (inner-tubing down the slopes of Mt. Hood)
  • BLUEU AND GOLD BANQUET (celebrate the birthday of the BSA with dinner and a show!)
  • PINEWOOD DERBY (build a custom car and race it with your friends)
  • ZOO SNOOZE (sleep at the Oregon Zoo)
  • OMSI SUBMARINE OVERNIGHT (OMSI Portland)
  • FAMILY CAMPING (come explore the outdoors with us)
  • ROCKETRY DAY (build a rocket to launch – it’s a blast!)
  • SUMMER CAMP(every scouts’ favorite)

Interested?  Have questions?  Let us know:  info@p685.org