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Friends of Scouting


On March 9, we will be participating in the annual Friends of Scouting campaign.  This is a very important part of our commitment to Scouting because it helps support all the great things Scouting provides to our youth.  A scouting volunteer representative  will be here to explain the importance of the program and collect donation pledges.  Each unit is asked to help carry a little bit of the load and many participants make light work.  We understand family budgets vary but ask that you invest in our youth as much as is comfortable.  The attached brochure has some suggested levels and explains more about the program and its importance.

So why is your donation important?  Friends of Scouting is the second largest source of funds for our local council programs.  If we fall short, our programs and camps are left without the resources to keep them well maintained and our programs strong.  There is no “someone else” to take care of this.  Consider this:  For more than 100 years, families before ours gave their time and resources to Scouting and the program we enjoy today is available because they did.  Let’s make sure that the new Cubs and Scouts have great Scout camps to go to.  Let’s make sure that the families yet to come have the opportunities our youth have.

I am asking you to join us by making your pledge to keeping Scouting well-funded and strong. The attached PDF pledge card can be mailed back, or parents can use the NCAC online pledge system:

Important – if you use the online system, please send a copy of their receipt to me and the so that we can record your pledge and arrange the recognition items appropriate.


District Pinewood Derby POSTPONED!!!

Sully District has POSTPONED the Pinewood Derby. The new tentative date will be March 17, venue TBD.

Den Meetings Tuesday Night

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Congratulations to all of our racers this Saturday! We had a fantastic time at the Pinewood Derby. THANK YOU to all those who supported the Pack by volunteering your time and donations that made this event such a success. This is our most time intensive activity for the Pack and we truly appreciate all the help it takes to make it a memorable race for the kids.

Den Meetings:Cub Scout Quick Q&A

Tuesday, Jan 23



Pinewood Derby Weekend is here!!

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Race weekend is here scouts!

Friday Night Registration and Set Up

5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m.

Pit Stop tables will be setup to aid with last minute adjustments to weights, wheels and lube. Make sure you run through the Pit BEFORE coming to the Registration table. Once a car is accepted for registration, it is NOT allowed to be touched again by anyone! If you need to make an adjustment after a car is registered, you will need to go through the registration process again.

Volunteers Needed! Sign Up Now!

Saturday- Race Day


Doors open at 9.00 a.m. The Pack 1863 Cafe will be open all day! Every car will race 4 times (once per lane). Awards will be handed out at the conclusion of the race. The top 3 derby cars from each den will be invited to compete at the Sully District Race March 3rd.

Good Luck Racers!


Wheels and Weights Clinic Saturday


pit-stop-sign-clipart-2in8kb-clipartThis Saturday, from 2 pm-5 pm, there will be a Wheels and Weights clinic to help anyone who needs a little help putting on their wheels, adding weights, and checking the weight on the scale.  Make sure your cars are fully painted and don’t forget to bring the weights with you!

Sign up Here








January Events

Happy New Year Scouts!

Our upcoming Events Calendar:

Jan 9         7 pm               Pack Meeting

Jan 13       2-5 pm            Wheels and Weights Clinic (bring your own weights)

Jan 19       6:30-8 pm       Pinewood Derby Registration Night

Jan 20       10 am              RACE DAY!!

Jan 23        6:30 pm         Den Meetings




Car Cutting Clinic Saturday

Come this Saturday, December 2 (1:30-5:30) for a Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinic. Please sign up and come to this clinic if you need help getting started with your race cars!



Click HERE to Sign-Up!! 



Weekend Updates

We Need LOTS of Scouts! Siblings too! We will be sorting out the food after collection.

Saturday morning (NOV 11) we will meet at 8:45 a.m. at GBE to begin collected donated goods from our neighbors in Greenbriar. null

WE NEED BOXES! Specific size: paper ream/ banker boxes

I have updated the website with an overall route map that includes all the dens. Now you can simply open your phone to check your routes!!



  • Safety First!
    • Parents should be taking the donations from the scouts and putting them into the cars.
    • Kids should not be leaving the sidewalks to go into the streets or crossover without supervision.
    • Stay with kids when they need to wait for a neighbor to go inside and gather collections.
    • Do NOT let them go inside of people’s homes. If they have an emergency, please have an adult from our group supervise them.
  • We need 1 Driver for each Den/ Group to drive the routes and act as a mobile collection point. Please see me at arrival if you would like to volunteer.
  • Please knock on doors! We have seen a dramatic increase in donations when we started knocking. Many people just simply forget.



We will have Hot Chocolate, Coffee and snacks for everyone when they return from their routes!




SIGN UP HERE for Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics

THIS Weekend!!!   


Car Cutting Clinics: Sign Up HERE!


O.K. Race Fans, it’s time to build some pinewood derby cars!8tg67eaec

Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics will be held on the first 2 weekends in November. That’s THIS Sunday (5th) and next Saturday (11th) & Sunday (12th)!

Sign Up Here for your Clinic Time. (You only need to put your name in one slot, you can stay as long as you like)

**** Siblings & Parents are welcome to race too! You can purchase extra kits for them at the clinics at cost ($4.50 ea)

**** Want to go DIY at home? Just contact to pick up your kit.




November 2 Pack Meeting


A Scout is Reverent



During this time of the year, we give thanks for the bounty we have received. Giving thanks is an expression of our inner strength and confidence based on our trust in a higher power.032e27c1-6b5d-4f2b-8332-6e3205df4f0c

Our Pack meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2nd.

Scouting For Food

November 4- Bag and Flyer Hand Outs in the Neighborhood.

(meet at GBE at 8:45 a.m.)

November 11- Donation Collections

(meet at GBE at 8:45 a.m.)

Every Year Pack 1863 is a proud supporter of Scouting for Food. This event happens the first two Saturdays in November. We join other local Packs, Girl Scout Troops and Boy Scout Troops to collect donated food and necessities from our Greenbriar neighbors to help our community. We meet at GBE at 9:00 a.m. sharp! Please sign in when you arrive and join your Den. The first Saturday we will be distributing the flyers and plastic bags, returning to collect donations on the following Saturday. This is a great opportunity for the boys to give back to their larger community and help our neighbors. Pack 1863 Cub Scouts will earn a Community Service Patch for this event.

Scouting For Food Flyer

Scouting for Food

Our mission is to collect non-perishable food items on behalf of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries Food Pantry (, which provides assistance to families right here in our community, regardless of religion. The food we collect will fill the food pantry shelves for 5-6 months.

The items listed below are needed to help others (especially those with an *).

Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple, fruit cocktail, etc.) Canned Beans (pinto, red, baked, etc.) Canned Meats & Fish (chicken, ham, spam, beef stew, tuna, salmon, etc.)
Canned or Boxed Family Meals w/Meat included Boxed Potatoes & Stuffing Tomato Paste, Whole Tomatoes, Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce
Dried Beans, Peas, Lentils (1 lb. Pkg or smaller) Box/Bag Rice (2 LB. Pkg), Mac & Cheese * Personal Hygiene Products (bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
Granular Sugar (2 lb. pkg) Spaghetti Sauce * Toilet Paper & Feminine Products
Dry Pasta (all kinds) Jell-O * Dishwashing & Laundry Detergent
Juices, Evaporated Milk Cooking Oil – 24oz Canned Vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, etc.)
Oatmeal, Grits Pancake Mix & Syrup Canned Soups (all kinds)
Peanut Butter & Jelly White Flour (2 lb. pkg) Canned Pasta (SpaghettiOs, ravioli, etc.)

Please leave your bag of donated items outside your front door by 9:00 am on Saturday, November 11th.

Please – No expired items, glass containers, frozen or perishable food!

Thank you for your support!