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.

For Parents Who are New to Pack 98

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.

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

During the 2013/2014 school year, Pack 98 provided our boys with these experiences:

  • Fall and Spring overnight camping trips to Boy Scout Camp Drake with a hike and campfire program.
  • Creating and racing their own Pinewood Derby car at a race hosted by the Mayor of Champaign.
  • Visits from the U of I Insect Zoo and U of I Math Outreach organizations.
  • Multiple day hikes at local parks led by Cub Master Brian Clague.
  • Tours of the U of I biology greenhouse, WDWS radio station, and Busey bank.
  • A private demonstration of remote controlled aircraft.
  • A celebratory banquet on Scouting’s anniversary with a magic show.

Our handbook for new parents: pack_98_parent_handbook_2014.pdf

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 the outdoors? good with spreadsheets?).. we need your help! We are seeking volunteers for the following roles:

1) Outdoor Activity coordinator. This person sets up our one outdoor trip each month, including our camping trips.

2) Popcorn Kernel. Someone to track the sales of popcorn within the Pack. This role has an intense period of activity from August to October, and does not require any effort the rest of the year.

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

4) SCOUTStrong leader. This is a new BSA program that focuses on fitness for the kids AND adults. This person will be in charge of setting up fitness activities for the adults, and coordinating some events related to the kids.

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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