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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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Sign-up for USS Lexington by March 1st!

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:56am
"The best recovery from camping with the Cub Scouts is to immediately sign-up for another"  said...  absolutely no-one... ever...
 
 
 
That's why now is the perfect time to visit the pack 2 website and get on-board the USS Lexington!  
 
Final numbers and payment are due by March 1st.
 
 
-Andy
 
 
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Chad Jowers <seaj93@gmail.com>
Cc: Andy Gilliam <ajgilliam@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:36:19 AM CST
Subject: All Aboard - Signup for USS Lexington is open!
 
Ahoy!
 
Sign-up for the USS Lexington is now open.  "Lady Lex" is a WWII carrier down in Corpus that has a great overnight program that includes: tours, attractions, food and... wait for it... "overnight bunking in original crew quarters, an unforgettable experience"  More info here:  https://usslexington.com
 
Highlights:
  • Final numbers and payment is due on March 1stSo sign-up and pay now.  $55/pp.   Scholarships are available
  • We will meet and board together as a pack.  Schedule below.  Official board time TBD.
  • Anyone interested in hitting the Texas State Aquarium either before or after, drop Andy Gilliam (ajgilliam@yahoo.com) a note.  If we get 10 or more, we qualify for a group rate.   We'll get a separate sign-up going if enough interest.
  • Class A uniforms on the ship.
 
Schedule:
(Subject to change)

DAY 1

Great time this weekend and some shoutouts!

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:55am

Pack 2 - I wanted to send out a quick note on this past weekend's
campout including some major thank you's.

First of all, I think we were super fortunate to have dodged the
horrendous weather forecast earlier in the week..a little drizzle,
some cooler temps brought some great "around the campfire chatter" on
Friday and Saturday evening.  These were some great experiences and
made me realize the need to be better prepared for jokes and stories.
Our kids did a great job and we also learned Dustin has a really loud
voice when he wants to tell a story!  Seriously, I look forward to
more of these moments in the future for our Pack parents and kids. We
had good range time, great campfires and some great meals.  Thanks to
all for cleaning up and making sure our Pack's walkthrough was easy
with no issues - Luke Crownover, big kudos for taking out the Pack's
trash - huge help!

Secondly, our range time on Saturday and Sunday went off without any
major hiccups :)  The boys did a great job on Saturday listening and
following direction. Sunday's time on the Archery range was also
successful.  I'm confident all those participating met the Level 1 and
2 requirements for both their patch and pin.  Be sure to cover the 5
facts on BB and Archery with your Den Leaders or parents if you are
Wolf, Bear or Webelo ranks.  Thanks to Mike Hubik for managing our
scouts and the schedule - it was great to have that communication from
range to "base". I want to also say thank you to Luke Crownover and
Neil Tanner for the great job they did with me on the BB range.  Truly
made my first time easier and less stressful.  Additionally, Dustin
Soza, Jiseon Park and David Han did an outstanding job getting the
kids through on the Archery range.  I will continue to suggest the
Range Safety Officer course to anyone who can take a Saturday to do
it.  It lasts for 2 years and it can really put us in a great position
for future range outings.

Thirdly, meals.  I think all of those that came hungry got some really
good food. Thanks to all DL's for being prepared and handling Saturday
breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast.  For our rank, thanks to
Mike Meroney for the awesome pancakes and sausage - outstanding!  Luke
Crownover went above and beyond in helping fill the gaps for pretty
much everything during meal times - talk about prepared?  Thank you
Luke.  Of course, our huge Saturday meal could not have gone off any
better without Dustin Soza's "skill at zee grill".  He brought humor,
efficiency and some great dogs, burgers and chili.  We've got our
Grubmaster for HEB in the fall and Mama Soza might be joining...how
awesome would that be?

Fourth, campfire, campfire, campfire.  Mike Meroney, THE MC of all
MC's delivered another great ceremony with skits, jokes and just great
cadence.  I heard this may have been his last. (Our search begins?) I
hope not but let's keep in mind, he and Davis will be prepping their
Webelos for AoL this year and their next journey.    Thank you to Jeff
and Baden Russell for taking us through our first ever, flag
retirement ceremony.  This was really special and I was amazed to see
the boys' reverence as the ceremony closed our campfire. That was by
far, the most quiet campground I've ever heard since joining the Pack.
I thought this was a very good way to celebrate Blue & Gold and Cub
Scouting's 88th birthday.  Some puns, prayer and patriotism - great
stuff!  Happy Birthday Cub Scouts!

Thank you all for taking part this weekend and I hope you enjoyed it
as much as Rhys and I did. We have such a great group of parents and
kids - makes me proud to be the Cubmaster.

I'll see you all at our next Pack meeting on Sunday - FBI and Tiger
magic tricks!!

PS: If you have not paid for this campout and can't take care of it
online, please work with Peter Saeger to ensure you close out.

YIS,
Chad
Pack 2 Cubmaster

Scout Camps... Step Up for Scouting!

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:53am

Dear Pack #2 Families,

What a great weekend of camping and activities at Cub World in the Lost Pines Scout Reservation! Special thanks to our Cub Master Chad Jowers and Committee Chairman Dustin Soza, and all of the Den Leaders and parents who made this camp out so fun and successful. For those who did not go, you missed a fantastic weekend at a stellar Scout Reservation.

All Aboard - Sign-up for USS Lexington is Open!

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:52am
Ahoy!
 
Sign-up for the USS Lexington is now open.  "Lady Lex" is a WWII carrier down in Corpus that has a great overnight program that includes: tours, attractions, food and... wait for it... "overnight bunking in original crew quarters, an unforgettable experience"  More info here:  https://usslexington.com
 
Highlights:
  • Final numbers and payment is due on March 1stSo sign-up and pay now.  $55/pp.   Scholarships are available
  • We will meet and board together as a pack.  Schedule below.  Official board time TBD.
  • Anyone interested in hitting the Texas State Aquarium either before or after, drop Andy Gilliam (ajgilliam@yahoo.com) a note.  If we get 10 or more, we qualify for a group rate.   We'll get a separate sign-up going if enough interest.
  • Class A uniforms on the ship.
 
Schedule:
(Subject to change)

DAY 1

Step Up for Scouting

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:49am

Dear Pack #2 Families,

I’m not sure if you know it but our Pack is part of a bigger Scouting organization in Central Texas called the Capitol Area Council. Hundreds of neighborhood Packs and Troops, just like ours, benefit from the support, training and opportunities provided to us by our council. Each of our Scouts and Leaders has been on the receiving end of their support.

Get your Mulch here - Support our Pack 2 Alums in Troop 410

Posted on Feb 1 2018 - 2:19pm

In preparation for your Spring beautification projects!! (delivered to your door) 

Pack 2 alumni that are now Boys Scouts with Troop 410 would like to extend an invitation to participate in their mulch sales event this spring.  This is a fund-raising event for the boys of Troop 410 that occurs every year.  If you intended to buy mulch from Home Depot or Lowe’s, the boys of Troop 410 would like you to consider buying the mulch from them instead in support of Troop 410.  All proceeds will be equally distributed among the Pack 2 alum that are active scouts in Troop 410.