Welcome to Pack 391 Web Site

Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 391 in Chaska, Minnesota. We primarily serve the elementary schools of Clover Ridge, Guardian Angels, World Learner and East Union in Carver, however any youth in grades K-5 is welcome to join.

We are part of the Lake Minnetonka District of the Northern Star Council. Our charter organization is Guardian Angels Catholic church.

Want to learn more about our Pack, click About Us.

 The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America program

Cub Scouts is designed for boys who are in Kindergarten through fifth grades (or are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 years old).

Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the 10 purposes of Cub Scouting.


• Character Development
• Spiritual Growth
• Good Citizenship
• Sportsmanship and Fitness
• Family Understanding
• Repectful Relationships
• Personal Achievement
• Friendly Service
• Fun and Adventure
• Preparation for Boy Scout


If you are interested in scouting with us, please contact us.

If you are a parent of a registered scout and would like access to this website, please contact us.

Summer Camp Registration Now OPEN

Posted on Feb 4 2018 - 2:27pm

Attention all Lions, Tigers, and Bears… and Wolfs,


It is that time of year again when we start planning for our summer camping trip. We will be headed back to Camp Kiwanis this August!



Who: All cub scouts (going into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade fall of 2018) and families.


Where: Camp Kiwanis – Located on the St. Croix.


When: Friday August 3rd thru Sunday August 5th.

An additional night of camping is available only to boys going into the 4th grade (Webelo Outpost)


Cost: Scouts -$135 (additional $35 for Outpost). Adults - $90.00 (additional $35 for Outpost)


We as a committee have decided to give scouts the following camping discounts based on wreath sales:

  •  20 or more items sold -100% of camp paid for (outpost included).
  • 1-19 items sold - $100 is paid towards camping cost.
  •  Zero items sold - The pack was generous enough to pay 50% of the camping cost (outpost cost not included).


Discounts are for the cost of scouts only.



Check in begins at 6pm Friday with camp closing down Sunday at 3pm. Programing and meals are prepared by the Norther Star Council staff which makes for a relaxing, fun filled weekend for all!

Camp facilities include indoor, bunk style housing options – rooms will be assigned by age and gender.


Some of the activities include:

BB guns






…and much more!




Register today by clicking on this link -  Camping Registration Link


If you have any issues registering or questions about payment, please do not hesitate to notify me.

Registration will Close February 25th at midnight! Register Today!




It is the goal of Pack 391 to send everyone to summer camp! Should financial assistance be required, please contact Paul Busch – busch.paul@gmail.com

All inquiries will be kept confidential.


I will once again be coordinating our trip to Camp Kiwanis, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.


I hope to see you all at camp this summer!




Pat Dougherty

Pack 391

Den 5 Leader/ Web Master




Blue and Gold Banquet

Posted on Feb 2 2018 - 8:01am

Pack 391:

I hope everyone is surviving the cold and has had an opportunity to enjoy some of the Super Bowl Festivities occurring in town!


The purpose of this email is to remind you of our Annual Blue and Gold Banquet which will be coming up on Sunday, February 11th.  The time for the Blue and Gold Banquet will be from 5-7 pm, and it will be located in the Community Room at the Chaska Community Center.  This should be a fantastic evening as we will not only be having dinner and dessert, but we will also be having as our entertainment for the evening the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center “Birds of Prey” show.  This show will not only teach our scouts about the birds of prey found in our State, but will also include seeing several live birds that they will be brining along.  One of these birds will be a Bald Eagle!


Pack 391 will be providing all food and beverage for the event, so no need to bring anything to the banquet.  As I shared with our Den Leaders prior to the last Parent Leader Meeting, one of the traditions of the Blue and Gold Banquet is to have each den make a centerpiece for your table revolving around the theme/entertainment for the night.  Besides making a centerpiece which revolves around the Birds of Prey theme, I would ask that each den choose a “spokesperson” for the evening who can get up and describe the centerpiece the den has put together.  There will be a contest for the best centerpiece with the winning den receiving a prize. 


If there are any dens that are interested in doing a skit that night, please email to let me know so I can include this in my planning.   Finally, we will be having an opportunity that evening for those who have not completed your Friends of Scouting pledge sheet to get that completed.


Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you at this fun event!



Matt Podhradsky


Pinewood Derby

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 7:10am

It’s almost Pinewood Derby time again!  Further info on Check in and Race Day will be coming as the dates approach.  Here is some info to get you started with construction and planning.


Online sign up will be created soon.  Volunteers are needed both days, but especially during check in and set up on Friday night.  Watch your email for sign up requests.


Friday, March 16, 6PM-8PM at Guardian Angels Gym.  ALL cars will weigh in on Friday.  If you cannot make it that day please contact Paul Busch as soon as possible.


Saturday March 17 at Guardian Angels Gym at 9AM. Each car will race once in each lane and the times will be used to award trophies by age.  There is also a Best Design trophy for each group that will be voted on by the scouts.  Refreshments will be available for purchase thanks to our Arrow of Light scouts. 


The pack will be following the same rules as the council this year which can be found here.  If there are any questions about these rules please ask ahead of check in.  The top cars from the pack will be going on to the district and then council and they will be strict about the rules.


All scouts should have received an official Pinewood Derby kit.  If you do not have one please contact your Den Leader, Paul Busch or Matt Podhradsky.  The Pack provides one kit per scout.  Non-scouts who wish to race will need to provide their own car.  Kits are available at Scout Shops, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Hub Hobby, and similar stores.

If you do not have the equipment or skill set to build the car or you want a simple way to get a great looking, fast car help is available at PWD Racing in Rosemount.  They offer tuning ($10) and complete build help ($20) and have other options available as well.  Several pack members have used this service in the past and recommend it.  Check out their website at http://pwdracing.com/ for more info.


After the Cubs are done racing we will have an “open class” where adults and siblings can race a car.  The same rules and check in procedure apply to the open class.


During the Pinewood Derby this year we will also be racing Space Derby kits.  These are the kits we built at the fall campout but were unable to race due to technical issues.  If you do not have a kit and would like to participate please see your Den Leader, Paul Busch, or Matt Podhradsky and we will get a kit for you.  This is a side race and awards will not be presented, but it will be a lot of fun if you choose to participate. You do NOT need to pre-check in Space Derby vehicles, but they can be left at the Gym during check in so they’re ready Saturday if you choose.


Check in: March 16 from 6 - 8PM at Guardian Angels Gym

Race: March 17 from 9AM - 1PM at Guardian Angels Gym

Rules: http://www.lakeminnetonkadistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018PinewoodDerbyRules.pdf

PWD Racing: http://pwdracing.com/

Contact for questions: busch.paul@gmail.com

Pack Meeting

Posted on Jan 3 2018 - 6:46am

Happy New Year Pack 391!
As a reminder, we will have our January Pack Meeting coming up on Sunday January 7th.  This is our annual Base Camp trip, which includes indoor Rock Climbing, Archery and other indoor game activities.  As a note, this event will start at 6:30 instead of 6, and will go until 9 pm.  If you are not able to stay the whole time, that is perfectly fine.  Those will be the hours that the activities will be available to us.  We will start the evening with a traditional opening ceremony and announcements, and then will have the kids move right into the programmed activities.  During the first portion of the activities, we will have a short meeting with the parents that are present to talk about our 2018 Friends of Scouting campaign, which will be explained in more detail that evening.  All Scouts and siblings are encouraged to attend this event, as it is a popular one for all of the kids.  If parents are interested in climbing, there will be that opportunity if you are interested in signing up, but parents need not participate if you do not want to.  As in past years, the Pack will be covering over 50% of the cost for all Scouts, with the cost per scout being $7 for the evening.  If any siblings or parents want to participate, it would be the full price of $15 for the evening.  There will be snacks and a drink provided as part of the evening.

To help facilitate a smooth check-in, we are asking everyone that plans to attend to sign up on the Pack's web site, and to pay on-line if at all possible.  We will accept payment at the door, but it is much easier for everyone involved if you can pay on-line.  Also, below is the link to the waiver form to participate in the event.


If you could have this filled out for each participant prior to arriving, that will make for a smooth registration process.  Otherwise, I have included a link to the Northern Star Council's Base Camp here so you can get directions on how to get to the facility.


I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday for a fun event!

Matt Podhradsky

December Pack Meeting

Posted on Dec 5 2017 - 7:16am

Pack 391 Families:

I hope your Holiday Season is starting off on a great note!  I am emailing you today to remind you about our December Pack Meeting this upcoming Sunday evening from 6-8 at the Community Center.  This will be a big meeting for us, as it is both our Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony for our 2nd Year Webelos Scouts, and our annual Christmas Party!  This is a big night for these Webelos, as we will be recognizing them one last time and wishing them luck as they continue to move on into Boy Scouts.  Below is a list of the activities we will be doing on Sunday night:


-Arrow of Light Ceremony and Graduation Crossover

-Awards for our top Wreath Fundraiser Sellers (yes-this is the “pie in the face” meeting!)


-Presents for each of the Scouts

-Service Project:  Each family should (if they can) bring a toy to share for our Toys for Tots Toy Drive

-Swimming Party


The first items will occur between 6-8, with the Swimming Party being from 7-8.  All Scouts and their family members who want to swim will have swimming paid for as part of the Holiday Party! 


If there are any dens that want to do a skit for this meeting, or if there are other things that you would like to see me add, just let me know by the end of this week.  Otherwise, look forward to seeing you for this fun event!!


YIS, Matt Podhradsky


Pack Meeting

Posted on Nov 7 2017 - 2:58pm

Pack 391:

Just a reminder that we have our next Pack Meeting this upcoming Sunday evening, November 12th, from 6-7 pm in the Community Room at the Chaska Community Center.  This should be a great meeting, including the following activities:


-Bobcat Ceremony for our Tigers who are just earning this badge (there also could be some new Scouts who are older than the Tiger Den who may have earned this as well-please make sure to have anything into the system by this Thursday at  noon)

-Pack Service Project:  363 Project:  We will be making 350 sandwiches to help feed homeless people in the Twin Cities

-Pack Games:  We will be playing some games

-Den Skits:  Any dens that have skits that they would like to do should let me know so I can include it on the agenda.


I look forward to seeing everybody on Sunday!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.



Matt Podhradsky

Cubmaster Pack 391

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