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Cub Scout Pack 57 (Downers Grove, Illinois)

Cub Scout Pack 57 in Downers Grove, Illinois is chartered by St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Downers Grove. The Pack, along with support from St. Paul's UCC, is a fully inclusive unit with a non-discriminatory membership policy. The majority of Pack 57 scouts attend Hillcrest Elementary or Fairmount Elementary, but other local elementary schools are represented as well. Monthly Pack meetings are usually held at St. Paul's Church but are sometimes at the Downers Grove Moose Lodge or other locations. Den meetings are typically held at St. Paul's or a den leader's home, or are centered around a field trip. 

Pack 57 is part of the Boy Scouts of America, Pathway to Adventure Council, Tall Grass District, headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois.

Pack 57 has a very active schedule throughout the year, including at least two campouts.  Recent destinations and activities have included:
  • USS Cobia Submarine overnighter (Manitowoc, WI) - spend the night aboard a WWII submarine
  • Starved Rock State Park (Utica, IL) - hiking, crafts, star-gazing
  • Blackwell Forest Preserve (Warrenville, IL) - hiking, community service, camping
  • Lincoln Marsh - Low Ropes course (Wheaton, IL) - cooperation, teamwork, hiking
  • Greene Valley Forest Preserve (Naperville, IL) - games, picnic, campfire

Pack 57 Quick Start Guide

The document attached below contains information you'll need to get started with Pack 57, including:

  • Registration
  • Information & Fees
  • Where to buy uniforms
  • A tentative Pack Calendar
  • Contact information for the Pack leadership

Dues will be collected In September.  If you have questions about completing the application or Pack 57's Cub Scout Program please contact Committee Chair Erik Baker at

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Pack 57 Handbook.pdf Pack 57 Handbook  
Pack 57 QuickStart Guide.pdf Initial Basic Information  

Pack 57 Community Activities


Cub Scouting encourages each boy to strive for his personal best, a lesson that will help him achieve success as he enters Boy Scouting, and throughout his adult life.  Cub Scout activities encourage character development, physical coordination, family unity, and enthusiasm for learning.  Cub Scouting helps boys develop a sense of teamwork, achievement, self-confidence, and respect for others. Learning to master new skills helps the Cub Scout realize his own abilities and discover that his can-do attitude is the first sign of success in any endeavor.  It’s no surprise that the Cub Scout motto is DO YOUR BEST.


Cub Scouts pay back the communities that support them in a variety of ways.  Good Citizenship is a central theme in scouting, and at the Cub Scout level, this generally means community service in a group setting.  Pack 57 participates in many community service activities throughout the year, including:

  • Adopt-A-Highway road clean-ups
  • Leaf raking at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
  • Trail clean-ups at Maple Grove Forest Preserve
  • Toys for Tots collection
  • Caroling to the senior citizens at Rest Haven
  • Marching in the Memorial Day parade and serving in the Honor Guard at Fishel Park
  • Trail clean-ups during campouts (e.g., Starved Rock State Park)
  • Marching in the Fourth of July parade
  • Friends of Scouting collection (to defray the cost of scouting participation for families in financial need).

Your support of Pack 57’s fundraising activities enables us to continue these worthy activities, and contributes to the character development of the Cub Scouts.

We, the families and adult leaders of Pack 57, thank you very much for this support.