About Us

Who We Serve

We are open to Kindergarten through Fifth graders. Our cub scouts are recruited from Parsons Elementary and Burnette Elementary. However, Pack 846 also welcomes children whether they come from other public schools, private schools or are home schooled.

Our cub scouts come from all kinds of backgrounds, and although Pack 846 is chartered through the Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, our Pack welcomes scouts of all faiths.

When and Where We Meet

We meet on Monday evenings at 7 PM. Most of our meetings (weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings) are held in the Children's Building or Worship Center of Sugarloaf United Methodist Church. However, there are times when our dens meet offsite during field trips and go-see-its.


Sugarloaf United Methodist Church  1795 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth, GA 30097-3417

What We Do

We offer pack events every month, weekly den meetings and other experiences throughout the year such service projects, camping trips, field trips and cookouts. We also have the Pinewood Derby, where the boys get to build wooden cars and race them, our Ron Lockwood International Potluck, and our annual Blue & Gold Awards banquet in the Spring. We encourage attendance at as many activities as possible. All activities help to develop character, but most importantly, the activities are fun!

How Much Does it Cost?

The Cub Scouting program is supported by families. Based on this, there are different costs that you can expect to pay during the course of a Scout Year (Sept. 1 - Aug 30)

  • $TBD Pack Registration Fee
    This fee covers your scout from Sept. 1 - Aug. 30th. The fee covers the following: (1) Annual BSA membership (2)Boys Life Magazine (3)Secondary Insurance that BSA is required to carry on all units (4) Pinewood Derby Car Kit (5) Pack T-Shirt (Class B Uniform) (6)Awards (Badges, Pins, Belt Loops, Beads, etc.)

    The fee does not fund other optional activities, such as camping, Pack parties, go-see-its, and banquets. These activities are usually nominal costs ($5-20) depending on the activity.

    Our Pack offers optional outings from time to time that you may want to attend. Examples of these may be attending professional sports events. The costs for events like this typically range from $15-25 per ticket.

    Our pack schedules "Super Trips" every 2-3 years and these trips are more expensive. An example of a "Super Trip" - Our Pack traveled to Charleston, SC March, 2010 and spent two nights sleeping on the USS Yorktown. The fees (excluding fuel, transportation, and dining costs to/from the trip) for the Yorktown excursion were $75.00 per person. 
  • Monthly Den Dues
    Some dens collect $5 per month per scout to cover den supplies for activies, crafts, snacks, etc. These dues usually are collected for only 7 months during the school year and are not collected during summer.
  • Scout Uniform and Den Book
    Please see the section entitled "Uniform Guidelines" regarding what is required for our Scout uniforms.
  • Popcorn Sales
    Every year, our scouts are able to participate in Popcorn Sales. It is a BSA sponsored fundraiser (much like Girl Scout cookies). This activity helps the Pack earn additional money to put towards important items for our Boys.

    Although we collect $TBD.00 per Scout, the Pack only retains a portion of that amount per scout to be put towards items like awards and recognitions. In 2009-2010, our Pack spent almost $5,000 on Awards and Recognitions for our Scouts (Badges, Beads, Beltloops, etc.). Without our boys raising funds from popcorn sales, we would not have been able to provide as many awards and recognitions as we did.