Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 98!

Cub Scout Pack 98 is located in the Prairielands Council, Prairie Fire District located in East Central Illinois. Our Pack is a Quality Unit with BSA Trained Leadership.

Pack 98 serves the youth of Barkstall Elementary School and the surrounding Champaign and Savoy area.

Welcome parents!

Did your son bring home a flyer? Great! You found us!

Pack 98 is the Cub Scout Pack located at Barkstall elementary, but is not limited only to Barkstall students. Our emphasis for the boys in Pack 98 is:

Outside activities and learning life skills in a structured setting run by parents.

Cub Scouting is for boys who will be 1st to 5th graders for the school year beginning Summer/Fall 2015.

During the Barkstall school year, we meet weekly on Thursday nights from 7-8 PM. Once a month, we have an outdoor weekend activity for all the boys in the Pack.

  • Sunday, August 29 at 3 PM - Fishing with the Illinois DNR in Savoy.
  • Saturday, September 19 we're stargazing at 8 PM in Tolono.
  • Saturday, October 24 we'll be camping at Camp Robert Drake, in nearby Fairmount.

About Scouting:

The Cub Scout program combines fun with educational opportunities and lifelong values. It helps parents to help their boys strengthen character, develop good citizenship, and enhance both mental and physical fitness. The program also provides boys with a positive peer group and the tools to shape their future.

About Pack 98:

Pack 98 has consistently been a top pack in the region since its creation in 1998. Created and run by parents of Barkstall students, all of its leaders are trained volunteers with children in the pack. We are committed to providing a healthy atmosphere for our sons to explore and learn about their world.

During the 2014/2015 school year, Pack 98 provided our boys with these experiences:

  • Overnight camping at Boy Scout Camp Drake with a hike and campfire program.
  • Creating and racing their own Pinewood Derby car at a race hosted by Urbana's Fire Marshall.
  • Visits from the U of I Wildlife Clinic (an owl and a hawk) and the U of I Physics Outreach
  • Fishing lessons from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources ranger
  • Hikes at Turkey Run and at Allerton.
  • Service projects to remove weeds at Barkstall and creating a new park with the Urbana Park District

Want to know more? Contact us!

  • E-mail us at champaignpack98@gmail.com

Upcoming Activities and Events

For Unit 4, UIUC, Community, and Pack Leadership calendars go here: Combined Calendars

Volunteer Your Time to Help the Pack Grow

Can you donate some of your time this year? No matter what your skill set (are you artistic? love to cook? good with spreadsheets?).. we need your help! We are seeking volunteers for the following roles:

1) Camping chef. In October, you can assist Chef Luis, but starting in the Spring we'll need a new head Chef!

2) Pack Photographer. All this takes is a camera and a willingness to use it!

3) Generally, if you have a willingness to help out then we'll find a way to make it work. Contact us.

About Us

Cub Scout Pack 98 is based at Barkstall Elementary School in Champaign, IL. We are chartered by the 'Concerned Parents of Barkstall School'. We are a part of the Boy Scouts of America - Prairielands Council, Prairie Fire District. Our Pack meets regularly on Thursday evenings at 7 PM for approximately one hour.

See our About Us page for more information.

Contact Us

The easiest way to contact us is via email at champaignpack98@gmail.com.

See our contact information page for other ways to get in touch with us.

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