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All adult leaders MUST be trained.  Training sessions are offered as a two-evening course (21 Sep and 23 Sep 2019) or (September 28th and 30th 2019, or as a one-day event (9 Mar 2019).  Cost is $25.00 with Cub Scout Leader Book, $0.00 if you already have the book.  Pack 597 will reimburse leaders for basic training expenses.  For more information contact Mike Edler at nhcsalt@gmail.com. Sign up at bit.ly/csalt2018signup.

A lot of required training is now available online.  This will meet the national requirement for mandatory training, but the in-person program is highly recommended/encouraged/required by the pack leadership. If you require Fast Start or Youth Protection Training prior to attending, those programs are available on-line at: www.my.scouting.org.  You will need to set up a my.scouting.org account with your registration number.

» Cub Leader Outdoor Experience

Learn about Cub Scout outdoor activities and camp facilities.  Cultivate basic camping and cooking skills.  Experience the outdoors with other committed Scouters.  Find new resources available to your den and just plain HAVE FUN!  This training is open to all leaders within the Pack.  Den Leaders at all levels are strongly encouraged to attend. 

If you are a Webelos Den Leader, this training is required to obtain your Webelos Leader Training Knot.  Plan to attend if you haven't already.  Program begins 0800 on 12 Oct 2019 and ends around 1330 on 13 Oct 2019 at Beaumont Scout Reservation.


Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 597! The pack serves our parish family at Ascension Catholic Church in Chesterfield, Missouri.  While we draw primarily from Ascension Catholic School, we welcome any boy who wishes to join us in our Scouting adventures and ongoing spiritual development. 

Our Pack Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Multi-Purpose Room at Ascension Catholic School in Chesterfield, MO.  Meetings begin at 6:30 pm (premeeting activity at 6:15 pm) and generally last until 7:45 pm.  We hope you will join us for some Scouting fun!

Friends of Scouting

Ever wonder where the money comes from to support our great Council camps and all of other fantastic GSLAC activities?  The answer is the Friends of Scouting.  Friends of Scouting is an annual fundraising campaign that provides the financial resources necessary to deliver a quality Scouting program.  A successful Friends of Scouting campaign enables the Greater St. Louis Area Council to provide services and programs to more than 90,000 youths each year.  The campaign begins in January and ends in late April.  We will receive our Annual Visit from the Friends of Scouting during our Blue & Gold Banquet.  Please consider making a donation so we can continue the strong St. Louis Scouting tradition.

Blue and Gold Banquet -- Feb. 23rd

A great Pack 597 tradition celebrating the birthday of Cub Scouting.  Come out for entertainment and an excellent banquet meal served by our Boy Scouts from Troop 597.  This is always a great family event.  Gathering time is 1400 at the Ascension School MPR.

New Horizons District PINEWOOD DERBY-- TBD,

All Pack 597 Cub Scouts are invited to attend the New Horizons District races and accompanying Scout fun.  All boys are eligible to enter their cars in the District design competition.  I encourage you all to do so. 

SPEED QUALIFIERS -- For all Pack 597 speed qualifiers, check-in is at TBD.  You must arrive on time to complete check-in and be ready to race.  That means arrival between TBD and TBD  (though I hope you will arrive early and participate in the color guard at 0830).  Racing passes and additional information will be passed out at the February Pack Meeting.  If your car is eliminated early, you may still enter it in the design competition.  Design entries must be checked in before 1200 or within 15 minutes of the last race (if car is still racing).

WARNING -- The district rules have been modified this year.  You may check out the new rules at TBD

Catholic Cub Day -- TBD (April 4th, 202?)

A Scout is Reverent -- Sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting, Catholic Cub Day takes place this year at TBD.  Time is 0900 to 1530.  Theme is:  TBA.  Cost is TBA per Scout (after March ?? cost rises to TBA per Scout).  This is a great event which our Pack will be attending this year.  In addition to building their faith, the boys who attend earn a nice patch as well.  NOTE:  We must provide one adult leader for every 5 Scouts, so parent involvement will be a necessity.


Good Friday Stations Hike
On Good Friday, April 10th, Ascension Catholic Scouting will again be hosting a Good Friday Stations of the Cross hike for Scouts and their families.  This year we again welcome the American Heritage Girls Troop 1776 to our Good Friday prayers.  For those who have not participated in this event in the past, the format is:  we meet up at the trailhead, pray, sing a hymn or two, and then start walking.  Our youth carry a sizeable crucifix at the head of our procession, taking turns carrying the cross as they tire (or when someone else really wants a turn).  We stop to pray the stations of the cross about every 2/10ths of a mile or so.  We use the same format as is typical in church:  the announcement of the station, a short reading, a meditation prayer, and a verse of the Stabat Mater (At the Cross Her Station Keeping).  Then, we move on to the next station.  This is a solemn procession with additional prayers on the trail and limited conversation.  At the midpoint of the walk, we usually take a short break and have a Good Friday-themed reflection.  All in all, the hike takes about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete with the prayers (it is about an hour of actual walking).
Location and timing will be determined closer to the event.

Join us for family camping at Beaumont's Cub World!

Interested in Scouting?

Why Join Scouting?

Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while they're having fun.  Click the Joining Tab above for more reasons.

How do I join?

It's never too late to join Cub Scouts!  If you have a boy in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, you can always sign up for Cub Scouts.  Simply come to one of our meetings (see the Calendar page for details).  For more information on joining us, please e-mail our Cubmaster, Kevin Hennessey, at kfhennessey@sbcglobal.net or contact him by phone at 636-536-6219 (home) or 314-378-8598 (cell).

Scouting is for parents, too!

Active, committed Leaders and parents are the heart and soul of a successful Pack.  You don't need to have any special abilities to make a huge difference in a young man's life.  Volunteer to help at one of our many events; you'll be glad you did!