Founded in 1974, Pack 459 is a Cub Scout unit comprised of approximately 80 Cub Scouts and 25 adult volunteer leaders, committed to helping teach young men character, values, responsibility, life skills and citizenship, all while having year-round fun. Our families primarily attend Summit Hill Elementary, although we have a strong representation from Crabapple Crossing and area private schools.
We are part of the Northern Ridge District, in the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. We are chartered by Alpharetta First United Methodist Church (AFUMC), which is where we hold our monthly Pack meetings. Pack 459 is open to families of all denominations. Our teaching is embedded in the Cub Scout Promise – “to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country.”
The Cub Scout program is designed for elementary school boys and girls in grades K-5, after which they transition to Boy Scouts. Each grade in school coincides with a Cub Scout Rank, beginning with Lion Cubs in Kindergarten, Tiger Cubs in 1st Grade, Wolf Cubs in 2nd; Bear Cubs in 3rd; Webelos in 4th, and Arrow of Light (AOL) in 5th grade. “Dens” are smaller units within the Pack comprised of 6-10 scouts in the same rank. The Dens are where scouts will focus on age-appropriate activities and achievements as they advance through their Cub Scout journey. Dens typically meet 2 times per month, at a time and place determined by the Den Leaders (parent volunteers who complete leader training and guide the Den throughout the year). We strongly believe in the principal of “shared leadership” and encourage active family participation in our Pack. (Lion and Tiger Cub parents or adult partners must attend all meetings/events with their scouts.)
As a Pack, we meet monthly for all boys & girls (all ranks and ages) to receive their awards for the month, as well as share information about upcoming events and participate in fun activities.
We have at least 2 camping trips per year (Fall/Spring), one “Pack Away” destination trip, along with activities and events including the Pinewood Derby, community service projects (Food drives, Toys for Tots, school/church/park improvement, etc.) picnics and holiday parties. Our major fundraising activity is the annual Boy Scout Popcorn drive, held at the start of the school year.
We respect the fact that boys and girls - and their families - have many other commitments during the school year. We strive to provide the flexibility to accommodate sports, travel/vacations, and other activities that occasionally conflict with Scouting events.
Scouting is a journey with great rewards that will last a lifetime. We hope you will consider giving your son or daughter the experience of Cub Scouting, and the opportunity to grow with us as part of Pack 459.