Cub Scouts

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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Pack 2 Systems Quick Tips

Posted on Aug 26 2015 - 9:12am

1.  Pack2Austin.com Website

  • Access this site to view and register for events and to get important info about the pack.  
  • When event registration is open, click the calendar event then click the "Register" button and enter the required info. Be sure to complete the process paying for event feels in the site's shopping cart. 
  • You can pay annual dues and t-shirt fees by clicking the "Online Payments" left nav link.
  • Be sure to set up calendar sync! Click "Calendar Sync" in the upper left, then select type of calendar and confirm the calendars to include, then click "Create iCalendar Feed."  This will create a URL you can connect into your calendar for live updates of pack and den events.

Now Recruiting

Posted on Jun 17 2015 - 3:24pm

Pack 2 welcomes new scouts completing Kindergarten through 4th grades.

We invite new families to any of these activities and would love to meet you:

  • Saturday 7/4 8:30am: Pack 2 leads the NWACA Parade
  • Saturday 8/22 10am: Recruiting at Doss - Angry Birds Water Balloons
  • Saturday 9/19 - Sunday 9/20: Campout at Camp Mabry
  • Saturday 10/17 - Sunday 10/18: Houston Airshow and overnight on the Wolfpack Submarine and Destroyer in Galveston
  • Saturday 11/21 - Sunday 11/22: Campout at Cub World, Lost Pines Scout Reservation, Bastrop, with BB Guns and Archery

See the attached flyer for more information. Contact Cubmaster Jason Rios <jason@jasonrios.com> to join!

Pack Meeting Sunday - Cubs Take Flight!

Posted on Jun 17 2015 - 3:23pm

Pack 2 will host its final Pack meeting of the year on Sunday (5/17), 3pm at Northwest Hills UMC. We will recognize several scouts who have completed rank advancement.

For our activity, we will host a paper airplane contest. Scouts, siblings, and parents are encouraged to create airplanes at home ahead of time, or you can make them at the event.

We will have awards for:

* furthest flight
* most accurate flight
* most creative flight
* best Scout theme

Be creative! You can use any size, weight, color, or material you like. The only limit is it must be hand-propelled (no rocket engines please!)

With the end of a school year approaching, we also will introduce and thank these parents who are stepping into new leadership roles:

- Committee Chair David Jensen
- Cubmaster Jason Rios
- Assistant Cubmaster Corby Brooks
- Assistant Cubmaster Chad Jowers
- Treasurer Kasey Gilliam
- Chartered Org Representative (for NWHUMC): Greg Gitcho

I hope to see you Sunday!

Matt Domsch
Cubmaster (for a few more days)

Blue & Gold Banquet / Crossover details

Posted on Mar 5 2015 - 11:07pm

I hope everyone is excited for this Sunday's Blue and Gold Banquet.  We have a lot in store.  All boys who have earned rank advancement thus far will take part in their face painting ceremony.  We celebrate the achievement of 19 Webelos 2 scouts earning their Arrow of Light award, the highest award in Cub Scouts.  And we cheer as 16 scouts continue their path to Eagle by crossing over into Boy Scouts.  We will be joined by the Order of the Arrow Ceremonial Team from Troop 3, and representatives of Troops 3, 410, and 511 into which our scouts are crossing.

We have a special catered BBQ dinner, inside the Frank Fickett Scout Center, surrounded by scouting memorabilia, and a slide show honoring our Webelos scouts.

Following dinner, we will have an outdoor campfire at the fire ring, an abbreviated format compared to normal campouts, enjoying the beautiful weather and setting. Families are welcome to stay for campfire, or return home.

This is looking like the largest event Pack 2 has hosted within memory, with well over 200 people expected to attend, and our first event at the Fickett Center.  As such, we will need your help in various ways to ensure the evening proceeds smoothly.

  • There are a limited number of parking spaces in the Center's own lot.  Street parking along Indian Mound Rd. between the I-35 frontage road and Lamar is recommended.  Overflow parking into the lot south of the center may be available.
  • If you have a camp chair, please bring one.  We'll need them for the campfire, and may need them for the awards ceremony too.  The Center provides chairs for use outside, but not quite 200+.
  • Please do look around the scout center and the items on display.  Please do not try opening closed doors, especially to the Scout Shop, as these are both locked and alarmed.

Schedule is as follows:

  • 4:45pm arrival
  • 5pm-6pm Awards ceremony on the back patio of the Center (weather permitting).  As we have 57 scouts with advancement this month, we encourage scouts to sit together by rank so we can get them to the front quickly.
  • 6pm-7pm catered BBQ dinner by Mopsies.  We will have table markers by rank and encourage ranks to eat together (families with multiple scouts can choose where to sit).
  • 7-8pm Campfire at the outdoor fire ring.  Scouts staying for this should come prepared with a joke - ideally scout themed.  Parents are asked to review jokes for appropriateness. Bring flashlights to be able to read song sheets.

 It's going to be a great evening!  We will see you there.

Camp Mabry campout details

Posted on Mar 2 2015 - 10:09pm
Pack 2 families - it's shaping up to be a fantastic weekend for camping!  Weather should be beautiful on Saturday, and pleasantly cool on Saturday night.  We've got nearly 150 people signed up - our largest campout ever!

Scout Parade/Report to State Sat. 2/7 & National Scout Sunday 2/8

Posted on Feb 6 2015 - 12:24am

Everybody loves a parade! Please plan to meet Pack 2 Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at 7:30 am, along the Congress Ave. Bridge, for the 66th Annual Boy Scout Parade. Dress is full Class A uniform. At 8:30 am, the parade begins, and lasts about two hours. Pack 2 will march up Congress to the Capitol, and some of our Scouts will ride aboard Pack 2's float, "Camping Texas-Style." Following the parade, consider visiting with the governor! Scouts will meet Gov. Abbott in the Chamber of the House of Representatives (in the Capitol's west side) for Scouting's Report to the State of Texas, which kicks off the 105th anniversary celebration of the Scouting movement.

Parking may be difficult.  We recommend parking near the Capitol, and walking down to the Congress Avenue bridge.  Consult this map for available parking.


National Scout Sunday is celebrated Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Scouts and Scouters please wear Class A uniforms to NWHUMC or the church of your choice to honor this anniversary of BSA.  Our charter organization, Northwest Hills United Methodist Church will recognize scouts on the same day.  Please wear Class A uniforms and come to the 11 am service to show our sponsor we appreciate what they do for Pack 2 and Troop 3, by giving us a home.

National Scout Sabbath is celebrated Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Please wear Class A uniforms to your temple or synagogue.