Pack 982 has been serving boys (and now girls) in Leesburg for over 50 years. We are one of the larger Packs in Leesburg and serve approximately 50 scouts out of the Balls Bluff Elementary School and surrounding schools in grades 1-5.
We are a very active Pack and pride ourselves on having a program that is focused on the Cub Scout core
values designed to improve a scout’s character development. We provide opportunities for our scouts
to learn the core values throughout all elements of our program including service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, plus den and Pack activities.
The Pack holds at least one activity a month in addition to it's two regular den meetings. The activity varies from month to month. In September we hold a Join Scouting night, October’s activity is Family Camping, November’s activity is Scouting for Food. In December, we participate in the Leesburg Holiday Parade and make Christmas cards for the senior center. We also have a lock-in where we have a movie and popcorn and hang out (with parent and leader supervision). We hold a Pinewood Derby Race in January and celebrate the Boy Scout’s birthday in February. In March we take a historic trip, go fishing in April, and go camping in May. Our final school year activity is Crossover which we hold in early June before we break for the summer. Over the summer the Pack will hold a few activities to keep the scouts active—summer camp, Scout night with the Frederick Keys, 4th of July Parade, swim day and more.
Pack 982 emphasizes the Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values and tailors our programs around them.
The core values we ascribe to are contained in the Scout Law. A scout is:
- TRUSTWORTHY. Tell the truth and keep promises. People can depend on you.
- LOYAL. Show that you care about your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
- HELPFUL. Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.
- FRIENDLY. Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.
- COURTEOUS. Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.
- KIND. Treat others as you want to be treated. Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
- OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
- CHEERFUL. Look for the bright side of life. Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.
- THRIFTY. Work to pay your own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely.
- BRAVE. Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be doing or saying.
- CLEAN. Keep your body and mind fit. Help keep your home and community clean.
- REVERENT. Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.
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