About Pack 719
All current and new leaders complete Leader Specific Training and Youth Protection Training as required by the Council. Our Pack takes a firm stance in regard to training. We also have several leaders who are trained above and beyond the requirements. Please see the Committee Chair if you’d like to become an adult volunteer leader.
The goal of Scouting is “Fun with a Purpose”. Our leaders try their best to incorporate this goal into everything we do with the Scouts. Below we list some of the ways we go about accomplishing a quality program for the scouts in our Pack. Our goal is to have one Pack-wide event each month and details are communicated in pack-wide emails.
Each month all of our Scouts (grades K-5) get together to celebrate their achievements. Your Scout is awarded patches, badges, belt loops, pins, etc. Scouting is all about recognizing their accomplishments and your entire family is invited to celebrate.
In the spring we get our race on!! The pack provides each scout with an official Pinewood Derby Race Car kit. With parental supervision, Scouts will design, build and decorate their very own Pinewood Derby car. This is always a winner for the scouts and many say their parents also had a little fun along the way.
Blue and Gold Banquet
Blue and Gold Banquets are an annual tradition in Cub Scout packs. They celebrate the birthday of Scouting on February 8, 1910, and therefore usually take place in February. Pack families are invited to a sit-down potluck meal and our Scouts get to entertain you with a skit. It’s a fun night with lots of awards and activities.
Frederick Keys Scout Night Sleepover for those who have never been, is a blast. A game, fireworks, movie on the big screen, and camping out in the outfield. We also participate in Science Center camp-ins, MD Zoo overnighters, and other adventures.
We have several opportunities to camp out as a Pack. We offer two camp outs a year, generally in October and April. Webelos are also able to camp out as a den and are scheduled separately from the entire pack.
Every summer the Baltimore Area Council runs a five day camp for Scouts. We encourage all of our Scouts to attend as it gives them a chance to connect with other Scouts and complete many of the requirements for their next rank. The day camp emphasizes scouting skills and incorporates activities and challenges inspired by each year’s theme. During the camp, Scouts take part in archery, BB, and slingshot marksmanship, fishing, Scout skills, handicraft, and nature. Some special activities in past years have been a giant slip and slide, climbing wall and more!!! Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer and discounts are given to parents for volunteering.
Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”
While a Scout should do their best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people.
Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food is one of the Boy Scouts of America’s best known national service projects and is conducted by virtually every Scout council across the nation on an annual basis. Scouting for Food was first conducted on a national level, as a National Good Turn, by the BSA in 1988 and collected more than 60 million food items in that year.
In the Baltimore Area Council, Scouting for Food has had a long tradition as being the single largest service project in Central Maryland. Under the leadership of many adult volunteers, and through their dedication, the Scouting for Food program has annually collected food items to donate to local food agencies and feeding programs including homeless shelters, food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens. These agencies vary in size and may serve a small amount of families in a local community or thousands of families in Central Maryland.
Wreaths Across America
In December we participate in “Wreaths Across America”. We gather with others to honor those who have fallen in service to our country and lay wreaths at their graves. It’s a chance for Scouts to practice being reverent by honoring and remembering fallen hero’s.
Staying Up to Date
This Website (pack719.com)
Please check this website regularly. We will add additional parent resources to help with managing your scouts journey.
Starting in September 2023, pack leadership will be using the BAND app to communicate with parents. Once you join the pack you’ll be invited to the private BAND group. In the group we share a more detailed calendar, post pictures, share important updates with parents and much more. Below are link to download the BAND app for you mobile device.
When you join the pack, your scout is automatically added to Scoutbook. And you can track your scouts progress through the program. Your scouts Den leader will help deliver the program, but we encourage parents to work through the program at home to provide a more rich experience for your child.
You can click a button below to access the Scoutbook website or download the app for your mobile device. The apps are maintained by the national BSA organization and do contains bugs, so use the Scoutbook website as a backup if needed.
General Scouting Information
The following is general information more specific to Pack 719. However you can get more information about how Cub Scout program is supported more broadly here.
Dens and Ranks
Dens are small groups of scouts who are in the same grade in school and work towards a specific rank. Your scout will be assigned a den number and placed with other scouts they may already know from school or sports. Ideally, dens will have 6 to 10 scouts and led by a parent and/or parent helpers. Dens meet twice a month and focus on completing rank specific adventures (an overview of the adventures can be found here). More specific guidance for each adventure is provided in the respective rank handbook. When your scout graduates to the next rank, the pack will provide them the appropriate handbook at the advancement ceremony. Handbooks can be obtained in hardcopy or electronic format from the Scout Shop.
Pack 719 is a close knit Cub Scout pack for boys and girls in grades K through 5. Our volunteer leaders are very dedicated to making scouting a fun, educational, and rewarding experience for your child and your family. Our pack stresses qualities such as respect, honesty, and camaraderie. While our focus is on providing a fulfilling scouting experience for our scouts, we also offer many family-oriented events as well, such as family camp-outs and outings.
The Carroll District serves over 2,000 youth members with the help of more than 1,200 adult volunteers and is chartered through Baltimore Area Council. There are 73 individual units located throughout Carroll County, including Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews sponsored by local civic organizations.
Baltimore Area Council
The Baltimore Area Council (BAC) is an independent not-for-profit entity responsible for delivering Scouting programs to 14,000 youth Scouters in the Greater Baltimore Area including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties. Although supported with resources from the Boy Scouts of America National Office, the BAC is governed by a local board of directors and has its own bank accounts, investments, and assets such as Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation and the Schapiro Scout Service Center. The Baltimore Area Council operates the local Scout Shops where you can obtain various items needed for your scout. The Baltimore Area Council is one of the oldest Boy Scout Council’s in America.