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We're glad you came to visit! Pack 489 is in the Blue Jacket District of the Dan Beard Council of Greater Cincinnati.

What we're about

We believe that scouting fills a role in a child's life that is unique. While we certainly do a lot of the same activities that kids can get in church, school and their organized sports, scouting is unique in our focus on three basic elements of a child's growth and development..... Achievement, Advancement, and Adventure.

  • Achievements
    • are the building blocks of the scouting experience. At every rank, in every Den, and on every day, Scouts work on achievements, overcoming challenges, building character, and receiving recognition, as they go.
  • Advancement
    • is the progression that every Scout makes through the scouting ranks. The promise of advancement helps children get focused on long term goals that require many steps to accomplish. Scouts learn to respect the accomplishments of others and wear their uniforms with the proud knowledge of their own accomplishment. Click on any of the Rank badges to the right to learn what its all about.
  • Adventure
    • is perhaps the most unique aspect of the scout experience. From camping, canoeing, or hiking to an overnight at the Zoo, a waterpark, or a baseball game, Pack 489 is always on the go with outdoor and indoor adventures. Scouts learn that life is full of adventures and sharing them with their adult partner can create a special bond that lasts forever.

Congratulations Pinewood Derby Racers!

Posted on Jan 14 2023 - 7:32pm

Thanks to everyone that came out to participate in the 2023 Pack 489 Pinewood Derby! The Scouts and Outlaws did a great job designing and constructing their cars. Congratulations to all of the winners and special thanks to all of the Den Leaders, volunteers, and parents that helped make the 2023 Pinewood Derby a big success.

It's Pinewood Derby Week!

Posted on Jan 13 2023 - 8:32pm

Pack Dues

Posted on Dec 13 2022 - 8:19pm

This year we are collecting the annual scout dues via the Pack’s PayPal account.  The preferred way to do this is by logging in to your Scoutbook account, navigate to your Scout’s account page, select payment logs, select “Annual Dues”, and the click on the PayPal button at the bottom of the page.  All payments will be credited to the unit’s PayPal account and not the BSA National Office.  I have attached screenshots so that you know what to expect.  Note that even if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still use just a credit card after clicking on the PayPal button.

Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony at Symmes!

Posted on Nov 5 2022 - 10:46pm

Attention Symmes Elementary Scouts, we are looking for volunteers to help present the colors at the Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 11th, at 10:00 a.m. 

Pack 489's Annual Popcorn Sale is underway - 10 more days!

Posted on Oct 10 2022 - 8:13pm

Attention Cub Scout Families, our annual Pop Corn Sale is underway and we need every Scout to participate to make this year's sale a success!  All order submissions are due October 20th!  

Scout Me In at Montgomery Elementary

Posted on Sep 8 2022 - 10:33am
Cub Scouting Is Fun For The Whole Family With Hands-On Interactive Learning & Achievement. It Puts Kids In The Middle Of The Action & Prepares Them For Today & For Life. 

As a Cub Scout, your child will make friends, gain confidence, and—most of all—have fun!  Cub Scouts have a blast exploring the world around them in ways that fuel their imagination and creativity.  Together, they’ll take their first steps down the path to success.

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