The Cub Scout Pack is chartered, or sponsored, by the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn. The Pack is made up of 5–6 Dens, or groups of boys. Each boy is assigned to a Den with other boys their age. The District provides training for the Den Leaders as required by the Boy Scouts of America.
The Den is the place where most of the learning and activities take place. Typically, the Den meets once a month for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Once each month, we hold a Pack meeting in the Forest Glen Elementary School gym. These are usually held on the third Friday of each month, from 7 – 8 pm. November, February and May are special months. In those months we hold the Pinewood Derby (November) the Blue & Gold Banquet (February) and Family Campout (May). In those months, the special event takes place, and not a regular Pack meeting.
Pack meetings consist of an opening flag ceremony, presentation of awards earned, sharing of Den activities, games, skits or songs if time permits.
Pack 51 Activity Calendar Highlights:
September: Pack Orientation and Registration
October: Food Drive - We collect non-perishable food donations from the neighborhood surrounding Forest Glen for donation to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
November: Pinewood Derby – evening event with flights of races, for each Den and then for an overall champion. All boys are given a kit to build a car, and must follow Boy Scout guidelines for the cars. At the Derby, each boy races his car down a track against the other Scouts in his Den. Awards are given for speed and design. This event is for Scouts and their families.
December: Holiday Party - Scouts and their families gather to celebrate the holidays with a special entertainment guest.
January: Movie Night - Watch a movie in your PJ's.
February: Blue & Gold Banquet – Annual dinner celebrating the Scouting program.
March: Estes Rockets - Scouts build a rocket to send off into the sky.
April: Boxcar Derby - Boxcar races down the hill adjacent to Forest Glen.
May: Family Camping Outing – Camping fun intended for all family members to enjoy.
June/July: Summercamp at Cantigny
July: Participation in the Glen Ellyn Fourth of July parade, a chance for all the Scouts to proudly march in the parade and acknowledge our great country.
We involve parents as much as possible, in participating in meetings and events, accompanying their children on field trips if desired, and participating as Den Leaders or Committee members, to support the ongoing Cub Scout program.
See the full schedule HERE!
We invite you to ask questions by clicking the Contact Our Pack button at the top, and we hope to see you and your son join us in the Cub Scout program.
You can learn more about Boy Scouts of America at the following websites