Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 976 - Vienna, Virginia

Citizenship. Character. Personal Fitness. Leadership. STEM.

Please sign up your child for Cub Scouts!  Pack 976, which is chartered by Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish (OLGC), is inviting boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade to join the Cub Scouts.

When you join Cub Scouting, you're signing them up for much more than an after-school activity. Whether it's camping or catching a fish for the first time, your child will take part in activities that are fun, but that also build character, citizenship, and personal fitness, and start them on a path to success. Pack 976 welcomes all children regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or creed. Please find registration details below. 

To learn more about Scouting, visit the official Cub Scouts website, watch this video, and check out this information pamphlet for new families. 

We have Dens for all grade levels: Kindergarten (Lions), 1st Grade (Tigers), 2nd Grade (Wolves), 3rd Grade (Bears), 4th Grade (Webelos), and 5th Grade (Arrow of Light).

New families will be provided with information about meeting dates/times and den leader contact information upon request and also after registering. Our Pack generally meets once per month, and our Dens generally meet once per month as well. We try to schedule our activities with our busy family schedules in mind!

Please contact us with any questions at cubmasterpack976@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in Scouting!

Chris Lavery, Pack Committee Chair

Maureen Bunn, Cubmaster

How to Register

New scouts need to complete steps 1 and 2. Continuing, non-transferring scouts only need to complete step 2.

1. BSA Youth Application (NEW SCOUTS)

BSA registration is available all year long. Please CLICK HERE to register for 2023-2024. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) application is required for NEW or TRANSFERRING scouts. BSA will charge $185, which includes a new member fee of $25, an annual BSA fee of $80, and an annual National Council fee of $80 for 2023-2024. Once submitted and approved, your scout will receive their BSA ID. Please verify that your application is associated with "Pack 0976 Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church" membership. This is a critical step in starting your journey with Scouting! Once you register with BSA, please click on the link in the section below to register with the Pack.

2. Pack 976 Registration (ALL SCOUTS)

Pack registration is available all year long. Please CLICK HERE to register for 2023-2024. Please note that all scouts (both new and returning) must be registered with our Pack.

3. Next Steps

a. After registering, our Pack Committee Chair or Cubmaster will reach out to you and connect you with your Scout's den leader. 

b. Please create an account on Scoutbook to access our Pack and Den calendars, as well as to see advancement information. The advancement requirements for each Den may be found under the Dens menu above. 

c. Cub Scout uniforms may be purchased online at ScoutShop.org or in person at the Northern Virginia Scout Shop (Springfield, VA), at Casual Adventure (Arlington, VA), or at the National Capital Scout Shop (Bethesda, MD). The Scout Shop provides sewing and patch placement services for a small fee. 

Pack 976 recommends purchasing a handbook, uniform shirt, hat, belt, and a neckerchief with slide. The Scout Shop sells uniform shorts/pants, but other navy shorts or pants may be used as well.

4. Payments

Payments to Pack 976 may be made via check to our Treasurer or online using this link to our Paypal Account

Annual Pack Events

For our calendar of Pack and Den Meetings, current Scouts should log in to Scoutbook.

Each year, we hold the following Pack Events:

September - Join Scouting Night

October - Entertainment Night

November - Scouting For Food

December - Treasure Hunt

January - Pinewood Derby

February - Blue & Gold Dinner

March - Spring Clean Up

April - Rocket Launch

May - Ice Cream Social

June - Pack Camping Trip

For those seeking even more adventure, we have the following optional events:

Check out our Scout Resources page for gear guides and other useful information!

Highlights of Den Adventures

Come JOIN US for more awesome adventures!


Popcorn Fundraiser

Our principal fundraising program is the Trail's End Popcorn program, which supports both our local Council and our individual Pack. 

Please visit our Popcorn Sales Online Storefront to purchase delicious popcorn and support Scouting. Thank you! 

Coffee Fundraiser

Our secondary fundraising program is the GivingBean program, which supports our individual Pack. Please visit our GivingBean site to purchase a variety of delicious coffees, teas, chai lattes and hot chocolates or to sign up for a coffee subscription.

Adult Volunteers

Adults must be cleared through Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and through our Pack’s chartered organization, Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC), to volunteer with Pack 976. Please complete the steps below to become a volunteer.


BSA Volunteer Requirements

OLGC Volunteer Requirements*

Additional Training Resources