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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.

For more information about Pack 2 and Cub Scouts in general, please contact our den leader, Jason Rios, or attend our annual Angry Birds Recruiting Event, held at the Doss Elementary blacktop area on Sat, Aug 20, 2016, from 10am - 12pm.  See the Pack 2 Registration page for more details.

Pack Meeting This Sunday, 9/25/16, 3 - 5 PM

Posted on Sep 20 2016 - 8:18am
We have our first Pack Meeting of the 2016/2017 season this Sunday, 9/25, from 3 - 5 PM at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church (NWHUMC), in the gym on the second floor of the Family Life Center. The curriculum for this month is "To The Rescue," and we will have a special visit from one of the dog handlers from APD's K-9 Unit. It should be a great learning experience for our Scouts.
 
At this Pack Meeting, we will have a face painting ceremony for all new Scouts who have completed their Bobcat requirements. If your son is new to Scouting with Pack 2, please be sure to have them complete the Bobcat requirements prior to the Pack Meeting.
 
We will also talk about logistics for the upcoming Camp Mabry Campout, October 8th - 9th. Camp Mabry is close to home, so this campout is a great one to start with if you were not able to join us at HEB. If you aren't able to camp overnight, consider joining us on Saturday for dinner and campfire activities. It will be fun!
 
Registration for 2016/2017
If your family intends to be a part of Pack 2 this year but you have not yet registered, please email Jason Rios. We are finalizing our roster in Scoutbook for this year and need to remove families that are not continuing so that we can reuse those licenses.

2016 Registration / New Parents Meeting / HEB Foundation Campout

Posted on Sep 1 2016 - 9:17am

The 2016-17 Pack 2 Season is upon us!  Here are a few reminders:

Registration
If you have not turned in your registration forms, please do so ASAP. We need your registration forms.  You can get registration information at this page. 
 
HEB Foundation Campout

Scout Overnight - Round Rock Express

Posted on Jul 11 2016 - 9:44am
Jul 29 2016 - 6:00pm
Round Rock Express

Round Rock Express vs. Omaha 

  • 7:05pm first pitch at Dell Diamond
  • Pre-game Scout parade on the field at 6:10pm (gather at 6:00pm)
  • Overnight event: after the game, enjoy swimming, bungee jump, basketball, movie on the scoreboard, pizza, soft drinks, breakfast (donuts and juice).
  • Sleep on the field. Overnight ends at 7:00am Saturday July 30.
  • NOTE: you do not have to stay overnight; you can just order tickets for the game
  • Order deadline is July 22, 2016, at 5pm

Register Here

4th of July Parade - NWACA

Posted on Jun 23 2016 - 2:12pm

The NWACA 44th Annual 4th of July Parade is less than two weeks away. Pack 2 will lead the parade as we have done for years, and our Arrow of Light Scouts will perform the opening flag ceremony. This is a great honor for us to represent Scouting in our neighborhood and to celebrate our nation's independence together.
    
The route is a little different this year due to anticipated construction on Far West. The parade starts at 9:00 AM at 4302 North Hills Drive and ends at Doss Elementary where we will enjoy fun events, drinks and snacks at Freedom Fest. Please arrive at the starting point at 8:30 AM. I believe Boy Scout Troop 511 has invited several veterans to join them on their float, so please arrive early so that our Scouts can meet these American heroes, shake their hand, and thank them for their service.
    
Scouts and leaders should wear their Class A uniforms.
    
New Tiger Parents
For those new Tiger parents who have started following our activities on the Pack 2 site, if your son is planning to join Pack 2 this year and you want to walk with us in the parade, please do! If you want to purchase your son a Class A uniform for the parade (completely optional for you at this point), you can do so at the Scout Shop in the Frank Fickett Scout Training & Service Center on Parmer Lane and I35. Information about the uniform is available in this PDF. The Scout Shop staff can also help you. The main things your Scout needs are the shirt, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, and patches. Many Scouts also get a cap and a belt. We have not assigned Dens yet, so don't get a Den number patch. If cost is a concern, scholarships are available, so please don't let cost prevent your son from enjoying Scouting.

Please contact Jason Rios if you have questions or need more info.

Hope to see you there!

Swimming at Northwest Park Pool

Posted on Jun 9 2016 - 3:20pm
When: Jun 11 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park Pool, 4000 Ardath
 
Join Pack 2 families as we enjoy a great neighborhood pool and escape the heat.  $3 admission to the pool. 
 
If you plan on attending with your Scout, please register on the Pack 2 site so that we know how many popsicles to bring. We'll also have a cooler of lemonade.

April Campout - Still Time To Register

Posted on Apr 7 2016 - 2:39pm
Final 2015-16 Pack 2 Campout April 15 - 17.  Registration Still Open!
 
Please register ASAP so that we have an accurate count and can hire the right number of lifeguards:
 
 
Due to a reservation conflict at HEB Foundation, we have moved the campout to Bear Creek Scout Reservation just outside of Kerville. This is a beautiful campground and facility managed by the Alamo Area Council (San Antonio). See the following link for more information:
 
 
The campground is right on Bear Creek. Activities will include swimming, canoeing, fishing and hopefully archery and BB guns. We are working on the arrangements for archery and BB guns now.
 
Cost is $30 per person, which will cover the cost of the campground, facilities, canoes, lifeguards and food.
 
Please read the event information on the Pack 2 site. There is critical information about swimming certifications that must be obtained by all Scouts and parents that want to swim without a personal flotation device. If you don't have the certification, you must use a PFD while on or in the water.
 
We also need some parents to serve as "lookouts" to provide a second pair of eyes overseeing aquatics areas. This is a BSA requirement. Each lookout will be asked to monitor the creek and water activities for 1-2 one-hour sessions. Lookouts must take Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, and Weather Awareness online training prior to the campout.
 
This should be a great weekend for our Scouts and families! Please sign up, and let me know if you have questions. I'll update the event information as I have new updates.