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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 school.

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Volunteers needed for NWHUMC carnival 1-2:30pm Saturday

Posted on Sep 10 2014 - 10:34pm

Northwest Hills UMC, Pack 2's chartering organization, is hosting their annual community carnival on Saturday 9/13.  This is a fun-for-the-whole-family event.  The carnival runs 10am-2pm, and all Pack 2 families are invited.

 
In addition, the church is looking for 4 volunteer parents, with their scouts, to help run two carnival events from 1-2pm, plus help with cleanup till about 2:30. No experience required.  I'll be there with several of my kids, so looking for 3 more families to help out.  Many of our Pack 2 leaders are in Scouting training sessions or otherwise unavailable on Saturday.
 
This is an excellent way to give back to the Church, which provides us our legal existence, and considerable use of their facilities, religious award classes, and general support.
 
Please sign up on our website at http://pack2austin.com/node/2401 to volunteer.

Returning Family Information

Posted on Sep 5 2014 - 9:59am

We've had an excellent recruiting season this far, with over 20 new Scouts and their families joining Pack 2 across all grades!  I look forward to awarding new Bobcats at the Pioneer Farms campfire!

For our returning families, please be sure to let your Den Leaders know that you'll be returning, and please pay for annual registration via the Pack 2 website.

Signup materials are available for download here:

Pack 2 specific forms and information: http://domsch.com/l/2014recruiting

BSA required forms: http://www.scouting.org/forms.aspx

  • Youth application (for new Scouts)
  • Adult Application (for new leaders or those changing roles)
  • Annual Medical and Health Record (verify and update your forms from last year in our binder, or submit new records)
  • Activity and Consent Form (for all Scouts annually)

 

Signups for our Fall activities, including the Pioneer Farms campout, USS Lexington overnight, and Smilin' V campout are posted on the Pack 2 website.  Sign up early so we can plan for the proper number of participants.

Parents Meeting on Wed, Sept 3 from 6:30-8pm

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 11:21am

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our parents-only meeting at NWHUMC on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 6:30-8pm.  We will meet as a Pack (the entire group) and then break up into Dens (by grade level). Tiger dens will be formed for the first time.

Cub Scouts Sign up - AUG. 23 at DOSS at 10am

Posted on Aug 22 2014 - 5:08pm

Cub Scouts Pack 2 is excited to start a new year in scouting for 1st-5th graders.  We are hosting our annual recruiting event at Doss Playground on Saturday, August 23 from 10-noon. Please come out ready to have fun!

While parents sign up and fill out paperwork, the boys will launch water balloons with a giant sling shot at a life-sized Angry Birds display. Sound like fun? These are the types of activities Cub Scouts hosts throughout the year. If your son likes the outdoors, camping, hiking and fishing and would benefit from learning leadership skills, scouting is for you. Questions? Please email cubmaster@pack2austin.com or meganhelm0@gmail.com.

Signup materials are available for download here:

http://domsch.com/l/2014recruiting

  • Pack 2 specific forms and information

http://www.scouting.org/forms.aspx

  • Youth application
  • Adult Application
  • Annual Medical and Health Record
  • Activity and Consent Form

 

Boys Starting 1st Grade Fall 2014--Join Cub Scouts This Summer! Boys Entering Grades 2-5 Are Welcome Too!

Posted on Jul 7 2014 - 8:29am

Cub Scout Pack 2 wants YOU to join the fun NOW! Boys who will enter 1st Grade in Fall 2014 may join Cub Scouts this summer! We also invite boys entering grades 2-5 to join. Pack 2 will camp at Pioneer Farms in Sept., aboard the USS Lexington in Oct., and in South Texas on the Frio River Apr. 2015. We camp family-style; all family members are welcome. Scouts learn teamwork, confidence, science and technology, games and sports, patriotism, an appreciation of their faith, and that of others. As part of the pack, they'll make instant friendships that can last a lifetime. For more information, please contact Cubmaster Matt Domsch at cubmaster@pack2austin.com

Parents' Planning Meeting 6/1 4-6pm

Posted on May 18 2014 - 7:25am

All Pack 2 Parents are invited to join in our annual planning meeting on June 1, 4-6pm at the Russell/Morehead home.  At this meeting, we will decide which major activities we want to take on for the year - Campouts, Overnights, Service Projects, and decide on calendar dates.

 
We have already locked on one overnight, to the HEB Foundation Family Camp in Leakey, TX the weekend of April 17-19, 2015.  We had a fantastic time there last year, swimming in the Frio river and the Blue Hole, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and learning water rescue techniques from the Alamo District lifeguard crew.  It's sure to be a great time.
 
Some ideas already suggested include:
 
* USS Lexington aircraft carrier overnight in Corpus Christi.  We were last there in Fall 2010.
 
* Sea Scout Base Galveston - opening this summer, with assistance from our own Shawn Harrington.
 
* Perot Science Museum - Dallas
 
* Pioneer Farms - a close-in camping experience in a Texas frontier town.  We were last there November 2012.
 
* Smiliin V - the newest camp owned by the Capitol Area Council, near Liberty Hill.
 
* Camp Tahuaya - near Belton and owned by the Longhorn Council, with the largest natural spring-fed lake in Texas. 
 
* Cub-o-ree at Lost Pines - not on the calendars yet, but expected to be late September.  We went in 2013.
 
That's just a start for what we could do.  If there is something you've heard of that you'd like the Pack to consider, please email it to me (ahead of the 6/1 meeting if at all possible so we can do some investigation and have information to present to the parents).
 
We will also be soliciting volunteers to join the Pack 2 committee in a variety of roles, as some of our long-serving leaders will be rolling off in 2015 as their Scouts cross over into Boy Scouts.  If you are interested in helping, please let me know.
 
Everyone is also asked to bring a light snack to share (except Donnie, who has promised us the tastiest brisket we've ever had).  Please RSVP your intent to attend on the website.
 
Thanks,
Matt Domsch
Pack 2 Cubmaster

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