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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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Friends of Scouting

Posted on Jan 26 2015 - 11:24am
Friends,
Just a reminder about the 2015 Friends of Scouting campaign for Pack 2.  The Council relies on these funds to care for the land we own, pay salaries, and conduct hundreds of training opportunities a year.  We also use this money to  fund scholarships so every boy can be a Scout.
 
We are hoping to have 100% participation.  Please don't delay.  Give today at http://tinyurl.com/qesahta.  Please be sure to list "2" when asked our Unit number.
 
Please be sure to let me (meganhelm0@gmail.com) know when you have given so I can keep track for the pack.  I will keep the amount completely confidential.

 Megan Helmbrecht and Mike Meroney

Pinewood Derby race results

Posted on Jan 19 2015 - 3:04pm

Thank you everyone for a very successful Pinewood Derby.  You can find race results and standings on our website.

Pinewood Derby reminders

Posted on Jan 15 2015 - 10:07pm
Pinewood Derby is this coming Sunday at the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, with races starting at 2:00 p.m.  A few reminders and helpful hints to get you to the race successfully:
 
Check it in
You must check in your car on Saturday, January 17. Car check-in takes upstairs in one of the classrooms next to the gym 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
We can use 2-3 volunteers at the Derby to help with things like room setup and Cub control. Please email me if you can help out during the race. mshaustin@gmail.com
 
Race Rules
We will adhere to the Official Pack 2 Rules posted on the Pack website. Please email me with any questions. mshaustin@gmail.com
 
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.
 
Scouting for Food Campaign
Pack 2 is participating in the Scouting for Food campaign. We ask that you bring 2 canned food items to be donated for this effort. More information about the campaign can be found here: http://www.bsacac.org/activities/food_drive
 
 
Yours in Scouting,
 
Shawn Harrington
Pack 2 Pinewood Derby Coordinator

Pinewood Derby workshop 1/10 10am-2pm

Posted on Jan 7 2015 - 9:16am

The Divines are hosting a Pinewood Derby workshop in their garage on Saturday, 1/10, 10am - 2pm.  Bring your ideas, your car kits, and your excitement!  Kirk has all the tools you'll need to turn your block of wood into a top-performing race car!

Pinewood Derby Workshop

Posted on Nov 20 2014 - 11:21am

The first Pinewood Derby workshop is this Saturdary. Get an early start and avoid the January rush to finish Science Fair and Pinewood Derby! We'll have tools to get you started as well as supplies to help sand the rough shape and polish the axles.

Smilin V Campout Update

Posted on Nov 7 2014 - 5:15pm

FRIDAY UPDATE:

The weather looks great.  A few reminders.

1.  Warm clothes.  It will get cold at night.  See below for detailed suggestions

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