Why Join Scouting?

Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while they’re having fun.


Scouting is designed to promote socially acceptable behavior while arming our young men with the skills and knowledge they need to make wise decisions. Scouts, families and communities are helped through education provided by Scouting on:

  • fighting child abuse and substance abuse
  • environmental stewardship
  • physical and mental health
  • setting and achieving goals
  • citizenship
  • helping others in need, such as fighting hunger through Pack-sponsored efforts
  • career preparation and education

Leadership Skills

Scouting teaches our young men the skills that help prepare them for a lifetime of ethical leadership. Among Scouting alumni are:

  • Almost 90% of all Senior Class and Student Council Presidents
  • More than two-thirds of all Rhodes Scholars
  • More than two-thirds of military academy graduates


Research conducted by Louis Harris & Associates showed that when a random sample of Scouts was asked what Scouting had taught them, almost nine out of ten responded with the following:

  • take better care of the environment (89%)
  • get along with others (88%)
  • always give your best effort (87%)
  • have confidence in yourself (87%)
  • set goals for yourself (87%)
  • care for other people (86%)
  • treat other people with respect (86%)

In addition, Scouts were found to be more likely to:

  • assume leadership roles in clubs and school organizations
  • put the needs of others before themselves
  • make the most ethical, not necessarily easiest, decisions
  • value education and the environment

Scouting is Fun!

For Tiger Cubs (boys entering first grade in the fall), this means participating in activities and outings selected by the Tiger Cub and his adult partner.

Cub Scouts (second through fifth grade) participate in both pack-wide activities as well as numerous den-level activities. Typical pack activities during the year have included Kane County Cougars baseball, spring and fall overnight camping, summer day camp, marching in the 4th of July Parade, annual community fundraiser, pinewood, space or regatta derbies, egg drop, and rocketry.

How to Join Pack 689

Fill out the interest form on the Contact Us page. We also provide information about how to join Pack 689 at the beginning of the school year in September. Pack 689 draws its membership from Ladera Ranch Elementary School and Chapparal Elementary School.