About Pack 59


Who We Are. Cub Scout Pack 59 of the Capitol Area Council in Austin, Texas was first chartered on November 1, 1952. We have well over 100 Scouts, both boys and girls, and approximately 30 adult leaders with many more active parents supporting the Pack's activities. Our chartering organization is Covenant Presbyterian Church and most of our Scouts attend Highland Park Elementary, but any 1st through 5th Grade student who meets the eligibility requirements for Cub Scouting is encouraged to join!

What We Do. We learn, serve, and play in Austin. First and foremost, we engage scouts at the den (grade) level to learn life skills and character development as part of a group (the den). As part of our commitment to learning, Pack 59 is very much a camping Pack. Ther are some things a Scout can only learn outdoors, and we camp as a Pack twice per year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Webelos (4th Grade) and Arrow of Light (5th Grade) dens also have the option of additional den-level campouts on top of the Pack campouts, if they choose. Pack 59 also runs at least two service projects per year at the Pack level, and all of our individual dens are encouraged to find additional opporutnities to interact with and serve the larger Austin community. Finally, we also host an annual Pinewood Derby competition in January, take part in the annual Report to State Parade in February, hold a special Mega Event overnighter each Spring at locations like NASA, the USS Lexington, the Battleship Texas, and the San Antonio Zoo, and run events over the summer, including the Dell Diamond overnighter. 

What We Learn. Although the Pack events are fun, the real magic in Pack 59 happens at the den level. Dens are organized by grade and typically meet once to twice per month on a schedule set by the members of the dens. The dens provide an opportunity for scouts to have fun with their friends while learning skills (like preparing for a hike, pitching a tent, cooking on a campfire, navigating a city using a map, and knowing how to interact with and appriecate public service) and developing a fair amount of character along the way. In fact, character is at the core of what we do, because ultimately a Scout strives to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverant. 

Who Can Join? Again, any child, boy or girl, in 1st through 5th Grade who meets the eligibility requirements for Cub Scouting is invited to join Pack 59. We welcome members of all traditions and beliefs, and we work to ensure Scouts of all levels of physical ability and restriction are able to participate in Scouting in meaningful and rewarding ways. Also, although den-level activities are typically reserved for Scouts and their Akelas, Scout siblings are invited and encouraged to attend campouts and other Pack-level events.

Our Leaders. Our leaders are dedicated parents and guardians ("Akelas") who volunteer their time to provide our Scouts with a fun, meaningful, and safe Scouting experience as they advance through the ranks of Cub Scouting and prepare to make the transition into Scouting. Through the national Scouting organization, we offer a range of online trainings (see https://my.scouting.org/), including mandatory youth protection training for all adult leaders. In partnership with our District and Council, we also offer advanced in-person trainings ranging from weather and outdoor safety to archery and BB range certification. Ultimately, the adults of our Pack are invited to serve in any way that speaks to them and receive the training appropriate to that service.

Our Charter Representative. Pack 59 is enthusiastically and generously supported by the congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church, which has a history of involvement in and support of Scouting in Austin. Covenant's committment to serving Austin is in Pack 59's DNA and drives and inspires us to remain always mindful of how our actions and inactions affect those around us. For more information about Covenant's commitment to serving Austin visit https://covenant.org/serve.

More Information. If you would like to learn more, just hit the Contact Us link to the left!