2016 Pinewood Derby


Welcome to Pack 281! Our pack is located in Dallas, PA in the heart of the Back Mountain community. If your son is considering joining scouts you have come to the right place! We are a very active Cub Scout pack that thrives on community involvement and family values. We would like to welcome you to visit any of our functions to see for yourself how rewarding scouting can be. There are lots of fun activities waiting for you!


Posted on Jul 21 2016 - 12:13am

Hi everyone! The Soda Bottle Rockets went great! We had a lot of Scouts and siblings out last Sunday to launch their 2 L soda bottles into the air and they had a blast! Our next event is Sunday August 7th at Frances Slocum Park at 6pm when we will go on an evening hike. It should be a lot of fun and I know I am looking forward to it. In the meantime enjoy the summer weather! It's getting hot so make sure to drink copious amounts of clear liquids! If you don't understand that advice then you need to send your Scout to summer camp next year! If your Scout went to camp they will be able to tell you exactly what that means :) Have a great week everyone. If anyone has any questions or concerns feel free to text me at #570-332-0215 or email me at JoshuaCoy@msn.com.   -     Cubmaster Josh

Hello from Camp!

Posted on Jul 13 2016 - 8:24pm

Hi everyone! This post comes to you from Camp Acahela! I'm here with our Arrow of Light Scouts. Earlier this week we had several Scouts from the other Dens that were here for Adventure Camp. We are having a great time doing a lot of activities. We did some Dutch Oven cooking (thanks to Mary Nafus for the oven and Troop 281 for help cooking) and it was delicious! Next year be sure to come out to Camp. It is an adventure you don't want to miss. This Sunday I will be back for Soda Bottle Rockets at 2pm at the soccer field by Dallas Elementary/Wycalis School. Bring an empty, clean 2 L bottle and get ready to blast off! Class B uniform event. If you have any problems or questions feel free to call or text me at 570-332-0215.  - Cubmaster Josh

Happy 4th of July

Posted on Jul 9 2016 - 8:40pm

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy 4th of July! Between the holiday and preparing for Adventure/Resident Camp I neglected to get an announcement written up before the e-blast this week. We have a great group of Scouts getting ready for some fun at Camp acahela next week! If you didn't sign up for Camp this year start making plans for next summer to join the camping adventure. I have some great decorations ready for the campers this year, including 6 foot tall rockets with their names on them! Speaking of rockets next Sunday, July 17th we will have our annual Soda Bottle Rocket Launch! Please bring an empty 2 L soda bottle (rinsed out please) and get ready to see it fly! If you know anyone that is interested in joining Scouts invite them to come along and see first hand how much fun Pack 281 has. The launch will be at the soccer fields near Dallas Elementary and Wycalis Schools at 2pm. Wear your class B uniforms and show your Pack 281 pride! If you have any questions or problems please feel free to contact me at JoshuaCoy@msn.com or text me at #570-332-0215.   -      Cubmaster Josh

Happy 4th of July!

Posted on Jun 29 2016 - 12:23am

 Hi everyone! Sorry I didn't have a new post last week. We have had a busy start to the summer! The Fishing Derby was a great success and the hike at Rickett's Glen was a lot of fun. Now we get ready to celebrate the 4th of July (safely I hope)! Resident and Adventure Camp is fast approaching for those of you going. I can't wait! The decorations for the campsite are finally getting worked on and the 6' rockets should be ready in time! Speaking of rockets  we have the Bottle Rocket Launch coming up on July 17th at 2 pm over on the soccer field by Dallas Elementary School. Start saving 2 L bottles for launching! If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact myself or your Den Leader.    - Cubmaster Josh 


Posted on Jun 16 2016 - 6:18am

Hi everyone! We have our hike this Saturday at Rickett's Glen! We will meet at the lower entrance located right on Rte 118 at 9 am. Please be there by 9 am because once we start hiking you may not be able to locate us. Remember to wear appropriate hiking shoes and a water bottle. Also consider having bug spray, a hat, sunglasses, and any other accessories that will make the hike more comfortable and enjoyable for you. Class B uniforms are probably your best bet. Class A uniforms are not the most cofortable to hike in. I hope to see you all there for a great adventure into the woods. Hiking is a bigger and bigger aspect of Scouting as your son progresses and it is a good idea to help them prepare for what Boy Scouts do a lot of. Plus it is always great to get kids outside and get some great exercise! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at JoshuaCoy@ msn.com or via text at #570-332-0215.    -      Cubmaster Josh

Fishing Derby

Posted on Jun 8 2016 - 8:40pm

Hi everyone! School's out for summer so let's get outside and enjoy it! This Saturday (6/11/16) we will be having the Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes located atr 138 Carpenter Road Harvey's Lake. Look for the Pack 281 banner marking the entrance. We will start at 8 am. I'm hoping to see everyone in their Class B uniforms. Please bring a fishing pole and we will provide the bait. Make sure you are dressed properly for the weather. We will also have water to keep everyone hydrated! Also mark your calanders for next Saturday (6/18/16) to come out to Rickett's Glenn at 9 am for a hike at a beautiful location. Wear proper footwear and Class B uniforms. If you have a water bottle I recommend bringing it but we will have water if you forget to bring some. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me through the email or text. JoshuaCoy@msn.com  #570-332-0215   -   Cubmaster Josh

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