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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.

For more information about Pack 2 and Cub Scouts in general, please plan to attend our annual Swim Party at Westover on June 10th or later in the summer, come out for our Angry Birds Recruiting Event, held at the Doss Elementary blacktop area on Sat, Aug 19, 2017, from 10am - 12pm.  See the Pack 2 Registration page for more details.

Step Up For Scouts

Posted on Mar 1 2017 - 8:41pm

One of the hallmarks of Pack 2 is that we do not ask families of Scouts to commit to selling popcorn or other products to help support our Pack and Scouting in Central Texas. Instead, we rely on steady support of the “Step Up for Scouts” campaign (formerly known as “Friends of Scouting”). This saves families and Scouts the time spent selling products at the door at Lowe’s, Walgreens, and other businesses, as well as the need to ply co-workers and friends with popcorn. Our Pack has supported this campaign generously over the past several years, which supports the vast range of Scouting opportunities for Pack 2 Scouts and other Scouts throughout Capitol Area Council. 100% of your donation goes to support local Scouting.

Please consider giving to this campaign. You can either make a one-time donation, or pledge to make a quarterly, or monthly donation. Here is the difference that your gift can make: 

  • $10/mo - sends a Cub Scout to a week of Day Camp
  • $20/mo - provides shooting sports equipment at Lost Pines
  • $25/mo - sends a Boy Scout to a week of camp at Lost Pines
  • $50/mo - helps maintain our climbing equipment at Lost Pines
  • $100/mo - helps provide a new kayak for Scouts to use all year
  • $200/mo - sends a Scout to National Jamboree

Every gift makes a difference, no matter how small or large! Many employers in Austin will also offer matching gifts to the Step Up for Scouts campaign.

Here is the link to pledge and/or donate. Please designate Pack 2 as your unit when you make your donation: 

https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Simple/Donor.asp?ievent=1049852&en=clKNI3MLIbJWKdNOLaKTI9PYImKQJ8MZKsI2IbPYKvLd

Many thanks, Dave Jensen, Pack 2 “Step Up for Scouts” Chair

djensen@austinseminary.edu 

Pinewood Derby Results

Posted on Feb 6 2017 - 9:42am
Pinewood Derby Race Results

Results Are In !!  The results from the 2017 Pinewood Derby can be found here.

Feb Campout @ Camp Tom Wooten, Open for Reg

Posted on Jan 30 2017 - 2:44pm
Feb 10 2017, 2:00pmFeb 12 2017, 11:00am
Currently have Austin and Berkman campsites reserved ... Archery range Feb 11 8am-Noon .... BB Gun range Feb 12 8am-Noon.  Grindler Pavilion reserved Feb 11 8am - 5pm
See Event Page for more details and to register.  Bring the whole family!
 

Pack Meeting This Sunday, 12/04/16, 3 - 5 PM

Posted on Nov 29 2016 - 11:18am
Our December Pack Meeting is this Sunday from 3 - 5 PM in the NWHUMC gym. This should be a fun one!
 
As part of celebrating the holiday season, our Scouts will write "Thank You" cards to our Texas Army National Guard troops stationed overseas. This has become a Pack 2 tradition during this time of year, and it's a great way for families to talk to their Scout(s) about the importance and sacrifice of our soldiers around the world fighting for our freedom and the freedom of others.
 
We will also continue the Pack 2 tradition of sponsoring families from T. A. Brown Elementary School who have signed up requesting assistance with holiday gifts for their children. As I'm sure many of you already know, T. A. Brown Elementary was closed indefinitely due to safety concerns with the structural integrity of the building. The students are now being relocated to Reilly Elementary School and Allan Elementary School. Each of our Dens will sponsor a family and work together to purchase gifts for the families. Hopefully we can do it in time to have the gifts collected at the Den Meeting. The list of families should be posted at Doss later today, so look for more information from your Den Leader soon.
 

I would also like to ask you to talk to your Scout(s) about any holiday traditions that your family celebrates. The BSA curriculum for the month of December focuses on the Scout Law of being cheerful, and we will have our Scouts talk about "celebration" and how they celebrate this holiday season with family traditions.

Doss H'Owl Pack 2 Service Project

Posted on Oct 27 2016 - 11:25am
Doss H'Owl Clean-Up Service Project
 
Pack 2 will again clean up after the Doss H'Owl this year as one of our service projects. If you are planning to attend the H'Owl on Sunday, 10/30, please also make arrangements to have your Scout stay after to help clean up.
 
Also:
Guadalupe River State Park Campout
The campout is November 5th and 6th. We reserved 15 camp sites, and each site can hold a maximum of 8 persons and/or 2 tents. If you plan to attend the campout, please register ASAP so that we know how close we are getting to reaching our reservation capacity. Cost is $15 per person to cover the camp site, food, and s'mores. Each adult (person 13 years or older) must pay $7 at the gate to get into the park. That fee is not covered in the $15 event fee.

Pack Meeting This Sunday, 10/23/16, 3 - 5 PM

Posted on Oct 19 2016 - 1:49pm
Pack Meeting This Sunday
Here is a friendly reminder that our next Pack Meeting is this Sunday, 10/23, from 3 - 5 PM at NWHUMC. Our Bear Dens are putting on a "Bear Carnival" for the Pack, so it should be a lot of fun! The meeting likely will not last the full two hours. As a reminder, our events are not drop-off activities, so please make arrangements to have an adult with your Scout at all times.
 
Doss H'Owl Clean-Up Service Project
Pack 2 will again clean up after the Doss H'Owl this year as one of our service projects. If you are planning to attend the H'Owl on Sunday, 10/30, please also make arrangements to have your Scout stay after to help clean up.
 
Guadalupe River State Park Campout
I have opened the Guadalupe River State Park Campout for registration. The campout is November 5th and 6th. We reserved 15 camp sites, and each site can hold a maximum of 8 persons and/or 2 tents. If you plan to attend the campout, please register ASAP so that we know how close we are getting to reaching our reservation capacity. Cost is $15 per person to cover the camp site, food, and s'mores. Each adult (person 13 years or older) must pay $7 at the gate to get into the park. That fee is not covered in the $15 event fee.