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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!

Pack Meeting

Posted on Apr 20 2016 - 11:19pm

Hi everyone! It is time for our final Pack Meeting of the Scouting Year! Remember that we will be having this meeting at Camp Orchard Hill at 7 pm Friday April 22nd. We will have a pavilion in case of rain. Please wear Class A uniforms, we will be taking the Pack photo so look sharp! Coats or rain gear are acceptable over your Class A uniform. Also remember that Camp money is due as well as Railriders Scout Night. If you need information about any of these events feel free to contact me. I look forward to our new adventure of having an outdoor Pack Meeting! - Cubmaster Josh


Posted on Apr 14 2016 - 7:08am

Hi everyone! My apologies that I was late putting an announcement up as I was not feeling well the last few days. But right now we are all looking to the future! Adults and kids are both having dreams of warmer weather and summer fun! So remember that at our Pack Meeting April 22nd camp signups and money is due. It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during summer and for Parent and Pal Weekend it's a great way to get some time with your kids away from those electronic devices! Another fun summer activity is catching a baseball game and you can signup for that at the next Pack Meeting as well. That includes a unique opportunity to campout in the outfield of a baseball stadium! That is a story that will be worth telling! Speaking of our Pack Meeting April 22nd, a reminder that it will be at Camp Orchard Hill located at 640 Orange Road in Dallas, PA. If you are unsure of how to get there please do not hesitate to contact your Den Leader or myself and we will get you directions. This will be an exciting experience and we have fingers crossed that it won't snow! As we wind down the regular Scouting year (and the school year!) don't forget to mark on your calendar all of the summer activities that we have planned. Let's keep active and get outside, it's going to be warmer soon!     -   Cubmaster Josh

Upcoming events

Posted on Apr 6 2016 - 9:00pm

Hi everyone! If you don't always look at previos posts here make sure you do as several posts were added this week and I don't want anyone missing valuable information. I want to remind you here that there are some events that we are looking to get everyone signed up for and collect payment for. At the next Pack meeting, April 22nd at Camp Orchard Hill, payment will be due for anyone planning to attend any of the Summer Camp options that are offered. If you have any questions about what goes on at Camp or what to expect at Camp or maybe you aren't sure if Camp is for your Scout we will have an informational meeting Tuesday April 12th at 7pm at the basement of the DUMC. We will answer all your questions about Camp and explain all the options and what to bring. Also at the Pack Meeting payment is due for anyone attending the Railriders game June 3rd. You can get your payment in to your Den Leader or myself before then if you want but that will be the deadline so we can get it turned in on time. I hope that I will see everyone out to these events as well as our Pack trip to Knoebel's! If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask me.     Josh - Cubmaster

Pack Trip to Knoebel's

Posted on Apr 6 2016 - 8:48pm

 Hi everyone! I have news regarding our Pack trip to Knoebel’s on May 7th. You can go to Knoebel’s website and signup and pay for your hand stamp as well as the lunch. Knoebel’s serves a picnic that costs $6.75 per person and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, ice cream and lemonade! If you want the Scout patch your Scout will need to purchase a hand stamp for rides. They do offer a discounted hand stamp that costs $24 for Scouts and this year they are offering to include wooden coasters for free with that hand stamp. Other family members can get the regular hand stamp or purchase ticket books. When you purchase the hand stamp and/or meal you will print out a ticket/voucher to take to the park. When you arrive at Knoebel’s you will take that ticket to the hand stamp booth and trade it for a hand stamp. Please take your BSA card with you to verify that you are a Scout, they most likely will ask for proof that you are a Scout before giving you the Patch. Weiss offers discounted ticket books if you want to get them there or you can purchase them when you arrive at Knoebel’s. The meal voucher will be taken to Pavilion V where the picnic will take place. The picnic starts at 11:30 and the rides open at noon. The park will remain open until 6pm on that day. As a Pack we have reserved Pavilion H and are planning to have sodas and chips available there if you need a snack later in the day. If you have any questions feel free to contact myself of your Den Leader. If you do not have access to a computer/printer let myself or your Den Leader know and we will assist you.  You can email me at this address or text me at 570-332-0215. I hope to see everyone there, it is a lot of fun and there are always a lot of Packs that come to this event!     Josh- Cubmaster

Back Mountain Fire

Posted on Apr 6 2016 - 8:29pm

Hi everyone! I want to remind you that we have set up a demonstartion of fire fighting equipment at the Back Mountain Regional Fire Department located right here in Dallas. It will take place this Sunday, April 10th at 6 pm. We ask that you park over by the Little League Fields and walk over to the Back Mountain Regional Fire Department as they will have equipment setup in their parking lot. Class B unifroms please as you may get wet. They will have a lot of really cool equipment out to show us and it will be a lot of fun!

Important Announcement

Posted on Mar 30 2016 - 7:07pm

Hello everyone! Like all of you I have been following closely the canidates vying for the Presidential Nomination this year. Our children's future depends on the decisions we make today. This is something that I take very seriously, as we all should. I have spent much time and consideration in regards to this and have come to an important decision. After much deliberation I wish to announce to all of you at this time that I am stepping down as Cubmaster and announcing that I am running for President as a Third Party canidate. I have learned much in my time with the Pack and I feel that the lessons I have learned here will help me as I take this next step. I will be assisted in this venture by my Vice President nominee Mr. Gotcha! April Fools everyone! I couldn't help myself! But seriously don't forget about all the great events we have coming up and be sure to sign up for the Pack Trip May 7th and let's all go to Camp this year! I have heard from a lot of you that are interetsed in camping and that is exciting! It is always a fun experience when you share it with friends! Don't forget April 10th to come out for the Back Mountain Fire Department's demonstration! - Josh Cubmaster (and not going anywhere yet)

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