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We are Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 2, chartered to Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, serving families in Austin's Northwest Hills neighborhood and Doss Elementary.

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BSA Swim Test Added for Labor Day

Posted on Sep 1 2017 - 4:57pm

If you missed our swim testing on August 20th, Westover will be doing it again at 12:30, Monday, 9/4.  

Location: Westover pool on Westover Club Drive 

Hurricane Harvey Helping Hands from the Pack

Posted on Aug 27 2017 - 8:32pm

From the McDavid family - Dax, Kristen, Reese and Colin: 

Dax will head to Rockport to help their families and friends as soon as it is safe to travel and once civilians are let back in. He's hoping to leave tomorrow and would like to take a load of supplies down with him. We will most likely be making several trips in the coming weeks.

If you would like to donate any of the following supplies, we will be collecting them here at our house through Friday, September 1st. This date might be extended once we have more information and know more about the specific needs of the community.

Recycle Your Uniform!!!

Posted on Aug 12 2017 - 3:53pm

Do you have old uniforms or parts of uniforms that you have outgrown or graduated out of and wish to donate to another scout who can use it?  (i.e., Last year's Tigers that need the new Wolf neckerchief but not that old Tiger neckerchief)

Doss Meet the Teacher this Friday (11AM-1PM)

Posted on Aug 12 2017 - 1:45pm

Scouts and Scout Parents - mark your calendars and save the date.  

This Friday, Doss Elementary will be having their Meet the Teacher event.  Scouts have participated in the past as service leads for assisting with directions and guidance to new parents and students.  This year will be a little different.  We'll have a table setup with Scouting information to hand out and plan to have Scouts and Leaders available to answer questions and promote the benefits of joining BSA and our Pack in particular.  

Friends of Scouting (FOS) District Luncheon

Posted on Feb 18 2016 - 3:50pm

Friends of Scouting (FOS) Distric Luncheon: Seats still available

The Capitol Area Council is hosting their FOS District Luncheon next Thursday, February 25th, and Pack 2 has a table with a few seats remaining for FOS donors. The keynote speaker is Joseph Landy, the CEO of Warburg Pincus and BSA national board member. This is a free luncheon, held at the Austin Convention Center, begins at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. (and free parking is available in the convention center parking lot). If you’d like to attend the luncheon, please make your FOS donation and e-mail Mike Meroney (mikemeroney@icloud.com) ASAP to reserve your seat — I’m filling seats on a first come, first serve basis. 

For question or comments, please contact Mike Meroney (2016 FOS Coordinator for Cub Scout Pack 2) at 512-589-2531 or e-mail mikemeroney@icloud.com

Pinewood Derby

Posted on Jan 29 2016 - 8:48am

Its Pinewood Derby Time!

The annual Pack 2 Pinewood Derby will be on Sunday, January 31, from 3p - 5p.  A few reminders and helpful hints to get you to the race successfully:

Pack 2 Resources
There are many helpful files on the official Pack 2 Pinewood Derby page.
We have our final Pinewood Derby Workshop scheduled for this coming Sunday, January 10th, from 1 - 4 PM at Mike & Shannon Meroney's house. The address is 6901 Glen Ridge Dr, Austin, TX 78731.
 
Check it in
You must check in your car on Saturday, January 30 at NWHUMC Youth Center across Hart Ln. from Murchison Middle School. Car check-in takes place in the Youth Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We will have our Official Scale plus tools, extra weights, glue, graphite, etc. to help get your car reach optimum weight and condition. Once your car is checked in it will be impounded until the actual race. No modifications will be allowed after your car is checked in. Please do not put the stick-on numbers on your cars as this will be done at check-in. Please do bring your stickers to check in though as we can always use them.
 
Volunteers Needed
For the race, we need lots more volunteers. Please send Jason Rios an email if you are able to help the Pack by serving in one of those roles. We need your help!!
 
Race Rules
We will adhere to the Official Pack 2 Rules posted on the Pack website.
 
Parts & parts
Hobby Lobby seems to the be go-to store for most everything you need (outside of 1000 grit sandpaper), but remember to get there soon as supplies go fast this time of year. And remember to buy only BSA-approved parts (wheels, kits, etc).
 
Remember the Big 3:
Friction, shape, and weight distribution. Prep your wheels and axles by grinding and polishing them to a shine. Remember that aerodynamics do make a difference. And put all of your weight in the back, preferably low and over the rear axle. I highly recommend this book about optimizing your car: Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets Book - by Derby Monkey. Worth the money.

See everyone there!

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