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!

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Posted on Jan 19 2017 - 7:37am

Hi everyone, tomorrow is race day! Remember that the meeting will be in the HIGH SCHOOL Friday at 7 pm. I do recommend that you get there 10-15 minutes early so you can get your car registered and inspected. The race will begin at 7pm and anyone not checked in before then will not be able to race. Also there are some other Pack 281 events coming up. Saturday March 11th is the Scout Night with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. There are 3 different zones for prices: Blue Zone is $17, Gold Zone is $20 and Red Zone is $22. This includes a ticket, penguins hat and a patch for Scouts and leaders. If you want to pay an extra $2.25 you can get a voucher good for a hot dog, chips and drink. The due date for ticket orders and money paid is the Blue and Gold Dinner Feb 12th. Tickets are a first come first serve and if you want to sit together as a Den or as a group you can turn in your order earlier and I will get it turned in so everyone can be grouped together. The closer it gets to the game the less the chance that ticket orders will be near each other. Also I have recieved information about the Irem Shrine Circus. Pack 281 will be going to the Monday April 17th 7pm show. That is Easter Monday. It is free for Scouts and their siblings and only $4 for adults. The event takes place at the Kingston Armory on Market Street next to Kirby Park. It is a lot of fun and the seats are always close to the action, concessions are very reasonable priced as are a wide assortment of souveniers and toys. Before the show starts you can purchase rides on elephants, camels or horses usually. Everyone that went last year had a great time and if you have not attended before I encourage you to check it out! Orders for tickets will be due at the March Pack Meeting. If you have any questions about these events or anything else feel free to contact me or your Den Leader. See you all at the Dallas High School tomorrow night!   -     Cubmaster Josh


Posted on Jan 12 2017 - 10:45am

I resent this eblast as the last one had the wrong location for our Pack Meeting. Reminder that January Pack Meeting (Pinewood Derby) will be at the Dallas High School. Good luck!    -     Cubmaster Josh

Winter Fun Day

Posted on Jan 10 2017 - 8:53pm

For everyone that is going to Winter Fun Day this Saturday here is some improtant information. We ask that you try and arrive by 11:30am to get your pathc and food vouchers. We will have a table with hot water and packets for hot chocolate near the entrance to the Scouting activities. The Pack 281 banner will be there so you can find us. You can collect your patch and vouchers there. If you arrive after 11:30 am you can find me around at the activities and I will give them to you. Watch the weather and dress appropriately. This is a rain, snow or shine event. You can wear Star Wars costumes if you want. If you have any questions let me know.    -  Cubmaster Josh

Let's Get Ready to Derby!

Posted on Jan 4 2017 - 11:55pm

Hi everyone! It's almost Pinewood Derby time! Don't forget to come to the basement of the DUMC this Sunday between 1-2 pm to test run your Derby car. We will check it to make sure it meets the specifications and let you test it on the track to see how fast it is. I do recommend that any new Scouts bring their car and make sure it will be race ready for January 20th when we have our Annual Pinewood Derby. If you have any questions or problems feel free to contact me. See you all Sunday!      Cubmaster Josh

Happy New Year

Posted on Dec 28 2016 - 4:44pm

Hi everyone! A reminder that the money for Winter Fun Day is due Wednesday January 4th at the Committee Meeting. You can get it to your Den Leader or to me. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Have a safe and happy New Year!    -   Cubmaster   Josh

Merry Christmas

Posted on Dec 20 2016 - 8:17pm

Hi everyone! Sorry that I missed posting an announcement last week but there wasn't any new announcements and it had been an awfully busy beginning to December. Enough excuses :) A reminder to everyone to get their Winter Fun Day money in. The deadline is January 2nd at the Committee Meeting but you don't have to wait until then to turn it in. You can contact your Den Leader or myself and we will gladly get you signed up. Also remember to work on those Pinewood Derby cars. There are awards for fastest cars and for best design. The 3 fastest cars in each Den are eligible to go on and compete at Districts in April. The test run for derby cars will be January 8th from 1-2pm. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas!   -  Cubmaster Josh

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