HT Birthday Party Invite for Webelos

Feb 23rd, 7:00pm

Boy Scout Troop #179 is having a celebration of Haddon Township’s birthday on Feb 23rd. All Webelos are invited to attend. There will be cake! Also, a chance to meet some of the Troop that Webelos will get to know after they bridge-up later this year.

Field Uniform or Activity Shirt is required.


See you there!


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Pinewood Derby 2017

Feb 25th is Race Day!

Van Sciver School

Get ready, racing fans!

Our all-metal track is now seasoned for 2017 racing!

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 before 9:00am!

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!

Every boy should design and build 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:

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Klondike 2017 with Troop 179 Recap

Congratulations to Julian C. and Zach K.!

Both boys, as Webelos, ran with sleds to help Boy Scout Troop #179 compete in the 2017 Klondike Derby. They did their part pulling the sled from site to site, orienteered, did mock first aid, speed knot-tied and solved trial emergency situations. And of course Commissioner’s Soup and tons of donuts at chow time!

More details are on the Troop website.



See you next year!



MLK Day of Service 2017 – Thank You!

Thank you to all Cub Scouts, families, and friends that joined with Boy Scout Troop 179 to clean up the woods and river-area at Cooper and near Edison Elementary School!

We hauled away a few dozen bags of trash and debris from park area that our entire community uses. It was a great day of service!


Klondike 2017 with Troop 179

Webelos 1&2 are invited to join Troop #179 at the GSC Klondike Derby on January 28th!

Depending on the number of confirmations, the Webelos will either embed with some of the Troop Patrols and accompany them for a couple of stations, or they will do a small subset of events on their own. It’s a ton of fun!

Any Webelo that attends must have a parent follow full-time. The registration is $15 per boy, and they will receive a special Klondike 2017 patch as well as a knit participant hat.

Did we mention, it’s a ton of fun?  🙂

The full events list is not shared until the day of the event, but competing units can encompass any number of Scoutcraft skills, with a focus on teamwork:

  • Camp Cooking
  • Camp Health
  • Camp Preparation
  • Cleanup
  • Edible Wild Plants
  • Finding Directions
  • Fire Building
  • First aid
  • Hiking
  • Knowing Trees and Shrubs
  • Lashings
  • Map Reading
  • Map Sketching
  • Preparing Firewood
  • Selecting [a] Campsite
  • Signaling
  • Swimming (probably not going to happen haha)
  • Tent Pitching
  • Use of [a] Compass
  • Using [an] Axe or Saw in Camp
  • Wildlife


Registration files/forms can be downloaded from the Troop’s OneDrive space.

Come with forms completed to the Troop meeting on January 26th, as well as one or two cans of tomato-based or chicken-based soup.


Email bsa179@outlook.com and cc: cubscoutpack179@outlook.com if you’re interested!


Christmas 2016 Bonfire with Troop 179

Thanks to all who attended our annual event with our local Boy Scout Troop, T179!

Our hilights from the night:

We retired a US Flag properly while Tim Clark played “Taps” on the bagpipes.
We had popcorn and hot cocoa.
We sang Christmas carols, led by Mr. Coutinho!
We got to run around with our friends in the dark!

We can’t wait to do it next year. Thanks again!


Pack Outdoor Day 2016

Pack Outdoor Day, 2016

Saturday, November 5.

Camp Grice (adjacent to main Camp Roosevelt site)
124 Daretown Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Join the pack for a day of hiking, canoeing, fishing, and outdoor games!

Camp Grice 12-4pm (near Camp Roosevelt). We are meeting under the Pavilion.

We will have signs directing Cubs and families to the Pavilions.
Bring lunch and a water bottle for the day.
Remember to dress for the weather 62F
We will have boats if you have life jackets please feel free to bring them, we have limited kids sizes, if anyone wants to bring a boat, please email us.
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