Welcome to Potomac Pack 1280!

Serving Saint Raphael School, Cold Spring ES and Ritchie Park ES and surrounding communities, we 'do our best' to be a pack boys and parents are proud to be a part of!

To learn more about Cub Scouts in general, the Boy Scouts of America have put together a lot of great information for parents here. If video is more your style, take a look at this. If you'd like to have a comprehensive brochure, a PDF is available here. There is also more information in the 'About Us' section here.

If you'd like to ask a question about Pack 1280, if you'd like to visit our monthly 'Pack Meeting' or a smaller, grade-specific 'Den Meeting', of if you'd like to sign up, feel free to send us a note via the 'contact us' form here.

Pinewood Derby... The countdown begins

Posted on Mar 14 2019 - 10:28pm

Who is ready for the derby? 7 days and counting...

If you have not started yet, no worries, this weekend is your final weekend to prepare your cars before the weigh in NEXT Friday, March 22 starting at 7:00pm and closing at 8:00pm

Pinewood Derby Details

Posted on Mar 1 2019 - 8:22am

It’s time to start your engines and get ready for one of the most memorable scouting activity of the year: The 2019 PINEWOOD DERBY! Don’t miss your opportunity to race.

Inaugural NCAC Cub Scout Chess Tournament

Posted on Feb 11 2019 - 12:27am

Pack 1280 was well represented among the >15 Packs and ~30x scouts that participated from all over MD, VA and DC at the inaugural NCAC Cub Scout Chess Tournament hosted by Pack 1280 and Saint Raphael School on Feb 9, 2019. The nonprofit tournament was able to offer a gift of appreciation in the amount of $100 to St Raphael Church. https://scoutingevent.com/082-akelaChess_CUBS

One opening - Science Camp-in at Maryland Science Center this weekend!

Posted on Feb 7 2019 - 7:36am

Pack 1280,

One family had to cancel so there is an opening for one scout and parent for this weekend's Science Camp-in at the Maryland Science Center this weekend. Please contact Amy Trost if interested - cassara.amy@gmail.com or 202-352-0023.

Congratulations to ALL of our scouts earning Arrow of Light

Posted on Feb 5 2019 - 6:50am

Congratulations to ALL of our scouts earning Arrow of Light this week - Kobi Abass, Andrew Boyce, Andre Gagolin, Nicci Gelli, and Kai Yuzuki - this will be recognized at the February 22 Pack meeting - note the start time for this special event.

65y History of Pinewood Derby

Posted on Jan 21 2019 - 1:26pm

History of Pinewood Derby: Everyone does it now from girls scouts to non-scout related youth organizations (but they all use the BSA kit):

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