Welcome to Pack 428

Pack 428 of Kirkland, WA, has been around for many years and serves the Rose Hill, Ben Rush and Ben Franklin Elementary Schools and surrounding area.  We are a chartered member of the BSA, and are part of the Sammamish Trails District within the Chief Seattle Council.

Cub Scout packs consist of several dens, made up of boys and girls from kindergarten through 5th grade. Each den is gender-specific and usually contains just one grade level, though dens can be combined if needed. Pack 428 currently has seven dens – one boy den for each grade level and one multi-grade girl den. Each month there is usually a pack meeting, a den meeting, a pack outing and possibly a den outing. Pack meetings include all the scouts in the pack, with parents and siblings welcome. Den meetings are smaller; usually just the scout and his or her parent attend.

Our pack meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the gym/cafeteria at Ben Rush Elementary, 6101 152nd Ave NE, WA (map). For specific meeting dates and times see “Upcoming Events” below or visit our Pack Meetings page.

All boys and girls of elementary school age, K through 5th, are welcome to join our pack, for more info please visit our Join page.

Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30-8 at Ben Rush Elementary
Skip dinner at home and join us for pizza! The first 30 minutes of the meeting will involve getting your cars registered, inspected, weighed on the OFFICIAL scale and lined up for racing. Remember the rules! If you need to review them, you can find them here: https://pack428.com/events/pinewood-derby/pinewood-derby-rules/. All cars must be weighed on our OFFICIAL SCALE.  

 7:00 PM – Racetime! There will be two heats. In the first heat, every registered car races on each of the four tracks. The worst time for each car is dropped and the den awards are given based on these times. The fastest cars move on to the second heat in which the cars race again on all four tracks to determine the final winners of the pinewood derby.  

 7:50 PM – Awards!
Speed! We have awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each den.
Speed! Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall
Creativity! Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Turtle Award! Trophy for the slowest car
Most Realistic Award! Trophy for the most realistic looking car 

Pack Outing: Scouting for Food
Saturday, April 6th 1pm-4pm, Totem Lake Fred Meyer
This is BSA’s national campaign to collect food for our local food banks and make a difference in our community! Food banks are typically at their lowest levels this time of year and this is a fun and simple way we can help out!   

Scouts sign up for a one-hour time slot between 1pm and 4pm at the Totem Lake Fred Meyer.  We need four uniformed scouts and two parent supervisors for each hour. We will be stationed out front between the two large double doors. We hand out shopping lists to shoppers as they enter the store and then collect the food that they purchase. We can also accept cash donations. It is a great opportunity for scouts to share their enthusiasm for scouting and practice politely asking for donations. The last group of the day helps pack up the food collected, and it is all taken to HopeLink.   

Questions?  Please contact Jeff Nelson at jeff72nelson@live.com  

SIGN UP HERE: Scouting for Food 

Location When Summary Description
Fred Meyer, 12221 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA April 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Scouting For Food SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49aeac2aa1f49-scouting
60 Acres North Field, 15200 NE 116th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA April 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Pack Meeting Boomerang Demonstration
Tolt River-John MacDonald Park, 31020 NE 40th St, Carnation, WA 98014, USA May 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm – May 12, 2019 at 10:00 am Pack/Family Camping  
Benjamin Rush Elementary School, 6101 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA May 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Pack Meeting Rocket Building
60 Acres North Field, 15200 NE 116th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA May 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rocket Launch Time to see how high our rockets can go!
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