Pack 8 Cub Scouts


Cub Scout Pack 8 serves the North Oaks and Shoreview area, based out of Turtle Lake Elementary School in the Mounds View Public School District 621. Cub Scouts are boys and girls in Kindergarten (Lion), 1st Grade (Tiger), 2nd Grade (Wolf), 3rd Grade (Bear), 4th Grade (Webelos) and 5th Grade (Arrow of Light), arranged into Dens by rank. All Dens make up the Pack. Our charter organization is the North Oaks Homeowners Association (NOHOA).


Our Pack is unique from other Packs in that our Pack Meetings also serve as 'on-the-go' fun events. While this year (2020-2021) presents new challenges with social distancing, we will continue to responsibly hold a variety of in-person Pack events as well as have virtual and distance options. Programming will also strongly focus on grade level Den meetings and fun activities.

This year, we will likely hold more outdoor Pack events, including:

  • Hike at a local Nature Center
  • Downhill Snow Box Derby racing (scouts build their own sleds with cardboard boxes
  • Snowshoeing
  • Apple Orchard exploration
  • Mountain Biking

Other events include: 

  • Blue and Gold Banquet (when older Cub Scouts graduate on to Scouts BSA)
  • Pinewood Derby Race
  • Service Project: Incarnation Cemetery Spring Clean Up
  • Pack graduation picnic and group camp in the spring


Dens allow Scouts in the same grade to develop friendships and work alongside others at their skill level, learning a variety of valuable life skills and values, partaking in 'adventures'. Dens typically meet monthly, and learn things such as camping and outdoor skills, citizenship, healthy living, knots, nature and the environment, all-the-while earning 'belt-loops' as they complete each adventure. Each den has a Den Leader who coordinates den plans between families and serves as a liaison to the Pack. 


We encourage Council and District sponsored Cub Scout camps, which include Fall Day Camp, Spooky-Ree Campout, Polar Cubs Day Camp, and Summer Camp. There are also opportunities to camp at the annual graduation in May.