Winter Bonfire 2018 with Troop 179

Thomas Edison School, 205 Melrose Ave, Haddon Township, NJ 08108


Our annual Christmas Bonfire Event will take place at 6:00pm.

This important Pack/Troop shared event, a good way to show prospective Scout families what we do. Invite a friend!

Dress warm and in layers. Bring a flashlight, knit hat and gloves.


Scouts will be making hot chocolate for all.


Blue and Gold Event for 2018

June 5th, 7:00pm

Van Sciver MPR

The Blue and Gold Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, June 5th at Van Sciver Elementary School.

Join us at 7:00 pm in the All Purpose Room to celebrate the achievements of our Cubs and the advancement of our 5th grade Webelos to the Boy Scouts.

Cubs will receive their badges and the advancing Webelos will walk across a ceremonial bridge to symbolize exiting the Cubs and being welcomed into BSA Troop 179.

I hope you can make it out to celebrate all that your Cubs have accomplished this year.

Please email to indicate if you are attending and how many total guests will be in your party.

Join the Pack in celebrating the accomplishments of our Cubs this program season! We will have pizza, some fun, and recognize the kids that have made it all the way through. In addition, BSA Troop 179 will welcome the Webelo II Cubs into the Troop in the “bridging ceremony”.

Please take part in the event!

We will need a few volunteers for supplies and setup as well. Please email the Cubmaster for details.




Pack Camp Out Spring 2018

Roosevelt Scout Reserve. Elmer, NJ.

Good news, the scout reservation is up and running again.

Roosevelt Campground, May 11th – May 13th.

We are returning to Roosevelt Scout Reservation this year. We have reserved BP Woods and Turrell campsites. (Maps and directions will follow). This can be an overnighter for your family or a weekend camping trip starting Friday night. Folks can come down anytime Friday-Saturday. The camp provides lake and fishing and hikes. Games and sports will occur. Boy Scout Troop 179 hosts and entertains the Cubs with evening festivities.

The cost will be $20/person and I will collect it at camp. Please indicate in an email if your family is attending and the head count. Also, if you can let me know what day you are coming down, that would be helpful too.

The Pack and Troop will provide food and the fun and the families will provide tents, sleeping bags, clothes, toiletries, etc.

Please email cubscoutpack179@outlook.com  with the total number of people attending (adult and kid) to ensure we have enough supplies (food and etc).

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Kroc Center Swim Fun 2018

March 27, 2018

1865 Harrison Ave., Camden

This is the website for pool hours:

The Pack will pay for Cub Scouts. Family members are welcome at $7 each. Please arrive any time between 6 and 7pm to receive the discounted rate, otherwise you will be charged $10 per person.

The pool closes at 7:50pm. Cub scouts will need a parent or guardian to attend.

Members are free, you do not need to check in at front desk, just swipe your membership card and enter as you usually do.

For those who do not wish to swim, there is an open gym from 6:15 to 8:45pm. Bring a basketball!

Please comment or email with the number of participants if you plan to come. We need to give the Kroc Center an approximate count.

If you are running late, text or call 856-287-3548 so we can add you to the list and avoid paying $10 per person


Cubcast Special Edition – Webelo Preparation

The Webelos Den and Your Scout Troop

In this special CubCast/ScoutCast episode, Amy and Bryan chat with Linda Baker, Program Vice President of the Northeast Region, about preparing both your Webelos Den and your Scout troop for the Webelos-to-Scout transition plan. Linda is currently working on the task force updating the Cub Scout handbooks and is a local Troop Committee Chair, so she has a great perspective from both sides of the transition process.

Listen to the Audio (MP3)

View the transcript (PDF)



Pinewood Derby 2018

Feb 24th is Race Day!

Van Sciver School

8:30am Registration – 9:00am Racing Begins


Update: Snack/drink donations are needed for the Pack to sell at the Concession Stand. Please email cubscoutpack179@outlook.com if you can bring anything at 8:30am!

The pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles.

Our Pack’s derby runs once a year, and is our #1 event! It is also our #1 fundraising event.

Every boy should arrive with the car built with the materials he received earlier in the year, his own “grand prix” car.

Help is encouraged, but everyone can tell when an adult builds a car compared to a 7-year-old’s work.


Come join the Pack for a morning of racing and fun!

Links for Reference:



MLK Day 2018 – Day of Service Plans

MLK Day of Service
Cooper River Park Invasive Plants Removal

Monday, January 15, 2018 (9:00AM – 12:00PM)
This will be a rain/snow or shine event.

Cooper River Park in Haddon Township, near Cuthbert Blvd.
Meeting place is 321 South Park Dr. Plenty of parking for school bus and private vehicles in gravel parking lot on South Park Drive at base of Bradford Ave.

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Why: Invasive plants negatively affect our forests, parks and open space. They do not provide the food source and habitat the area’s wildlife depend on and reduce plant diversity by crowing-out native species. Trash negatively affects wildlife also, and must be removed.

This is a joint event with Boy Scout Troop #179.

Volunteers will be trained to identify the common non-native plant species that have over-taken the lakefront riparian buffers. Volunteers will be provided hand tools and heavy work gloves to cut the multiflora rose, Japanese knotweed and mile-a-minute vine as low to the ground as possible. In the spring, we will plant bare root native oaks and willows to try and out-compete those nasty non-natives from battling back. We will bag the cut vegetation for disposal. Trash collection is also part of the activity for those that should not handle tools or be deep in the brush.

WARNING – these invasive plants are “beasts” in that they are thorny! This means in in the literal sense, not in that they just have bad attitudes.  Volunteers will be provided heavy-duty work gloves, but must wear rugged and warm pants and coat.  Troop 179 will also provide plenty of hot chocolate to warm their innards while providing plenty of work to do, to warm their outards.