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Cub Scout Pack 254

We are a Cub Scout pack located in SW Portland, Oregon, primarily serving the Hayhurst and Maplewood neighborhoods.  

Our monthly Pack meetings take place typically on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at 2201 SW Vermont Street, Portland, OR 97219.  Den meetings are scheduled by each Den leader and typically occur once per month during the months of September-May.  We have a Pack outing each month and conduct a community service project once every few months.

We are a fun-loving, low-key Pack that truly lives by the Cub Scout Motto:  Do Your Best

All 1st through 5th grade boys and girls from any school are welcome to join our Pack any time of the year.  If you are interested in learning more about our Pack or joining, please email us at

The Cub Scouting program has 10 purposes related to the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America – to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness:


1. Character Development

6. Respectful Relationships

2. Spiritual Growth

7. Personal Achievement

3. Good Citizenship

8. Friendly Service

4. Sportsmanship and Fitness

9. Fun and Adventure

5. Family Understanding

10. Preparation for Boy Scouts

Every Cub Scouting activity should help fulfill one of these purposes. When planning our events, we consider which purpose or purposes it supports... but not everything in Cub Scouting has to be serious – far from it! Silly songs, energetic games, and yummy snacks all have their place in the program!

The Methods of Cub Scouting

To accomplish its purposes and achieve the overall goals of building character, learning citizenship, and developing personal fitness, Cub Scouting uses seven methods:

1. Living the Ideals 
Cub Scouting’s values are embedded in the 
Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Cub Scout motto, and the Cub Scout signhandshake, and salute. These practices help establish and reinforce the program’s values in scouts and the leaders who guide them.

2. Belonging to a Den 
The den—a group of six to eight scouts who are about the same age—is the place where Cub Scouting starts. In the den, Cub Scouts develop new skills and interests, they practice sportsmanship and good citizenship, and they learn to do their best, not just for themselves but for the den as well.

3. Using Advancement 
Recognition is important to scouts. The advancement plan provides fun for the boys and girls, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members and their den leader work with the scouts on advancement projects.

4. Involving Family and Home 
Whether a Cub Scout lives with two parents or one, a foster family, or other relatives, his family is an important part of Cub Scouting. Parents and adult family members provide leadership and support for Cub Scouting and help ensure that scouts have a good experience in the program.

5. Participating in Activities 
Cub Scouts participate in a huge array of activities, including games, projects, skits, stunts, songs, outdoor activities, trips and service projects. Besides being fun, these activities offer opportunities for growth, achievement, and family involvement.

6. Serving Home and Neighborhood 
Cub Scouting focuses on the home and neighborhood. It helps boys and girls strengthen connections to their local communities, which in turn support the scouts' growth and development.

7. Wearing the Uniform 
Cub Scout uniforms serve a dual purpose, demonstrating membership in the group (everyone is dressed alike) and individual achievement (scouts wear the badges they’ve earned). Wearing the uniform to meetings and activities also encourages a neat appearance, a sense of belonging, and good behavior.