Cub Scout Pack 457 is a Boy Scouts Of America (BSA) Pack based in Brussels, Belgium, under the BSA’s Transatlantic Council (TAC). The Pack was first mentioned in a Transatlantic Trail article from 1971, and we have been going strong ever since!
In 2017 the Pack applied to be part of the Lion pilot program, and in January 2018 was the first Unit in TAC to register as a Cub Scout Family Pack, allowing us to recruit girls. Our Pack now has Dens for every age range and gender, from Lion up to Arrow of Light, allowing our Cubs to go from their first steps in Cubs to “graduation” into a Scout Troop.
As a BSA Pack our primary language is English, but with families from around the world our Cubs mix with friends from all backgrounds and nationalities. Whether you’re in Belgium for a few years or living here permanently, you’ll find a warm welcome in Pack 457.
We are an “outdoor Pack”, taking advantage of the beautiful parks and countryside around the city of Brussels. We camp three or four times a year, and hold as many meetings as possible in the open air. We also join with other BSA Packs and Troops in the area for bigger events, such as the Normandy Camporee, as well as having our own “traditional” Cub Scout activities such as the Pinewood Derby and Raingutter Regatta.
Every family is welcome to take part in Scouting, with opportunities for adults to lead adventures and activities, as well as siblings to join in when we’re out and about.
Contact us below if you have any questions, or Join Now to start your application or transfer to our Pack through the BSA.
THE CUB PACK
The pack is made up of several dens. The make up and size of the pack varies based on local interest and resources. Each pack is identified by a number.
The leader of the pack meeting is the Cubmaster. In addition to serving as the master of ceremonies the Cubmaster provides support to Den Leaders.
A small group of Cub Scouts who are the same gender and in the same grade. The ideal size is 6 to 8 Cub Scouts.
An adult, usually a parent, serves as a Den Leader. They carry out the activities related to adventures as they are presented in the Cub Scout’s handbook and the Den Leader Guide.
The Transatlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America (TAC) delivers Unparalleled Scouting in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia.
Our programs teach young people to “Be Prepared!” for adventure, education, service, and leadership through things like hiking, camping, activities, community service, and just having fun with friends.