Halloween Pack Parade 2016

Halloween 2016 is Here!


Tuesday, October 25 – Come to HT High School (regular meeting location) at 7:00 to make costumes.

Thursday, October 27:
Postponed to Saturday, October 29

Parade Postponed to Monday, October 31.

All boys assemble behind MacMillan’s bakery for costume distribution and parade at 6:45.

Haddon Ave will be shut down promptly at 6:45.

Parade marching begins at 7:30.

We will need 2-4 wagons to accept canned goods from people on the parade route. Our collection is donated to the Theresa of Calcutta food pantry.


If we do well during the parade, the Westmont Lions Club will award us!


See you there!





Springdale Farms Flashlight Night

Tuesday, October 18th, we are meeting at Springdale Farms at 7pm for the “Flashlight Corn Maze”

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The cost of this event is $8.50 for kids and $10 for adults.
Please bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather!
It could take up to an hour to wander through the maze.
Families are welcome!

Please note that all Tigers – Kindergarten and First – grade must be accompanied by a parent or guardian through the maze.

See you there!


Pack Registration and Tie Dye Pack Meeting 2016

Registration for boys from Kindergarten to 5th Grade will be open on October 4th!

Join us at 7:00pm at McDaid Hall, Holy Savior Church Gym.

Boys will make their Activity Shirt that they are required to wear at every meeting for the rest of the Cub Scout Program this year, unless they have a field uniform.

The Pack will be much more strict around unit visibility and uniform wear this year.

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Registration this year is $75. This covers most routine activities, books, Pinewood Derby cars, and a T-shirt.  Additional T-shirts are $5 each.
Bring the registration fee to the meeting, one gallon ziploc bag, nitrile or latex gloves if you have them, and clothes that won’t bother you if stray ink hits them. 🙂

Instructions on shirt handling are located in the Pack Files Site.



Pack Camp Out 2016

Fri, May 13, 5pm – Sun, May 15, 12pm

Roosevelt Scout Reserve. Elmer, NJ.



The Pack 179 May Campout will be held May 13-15th.


We are returning to Roosevelt Scout Reservation this year. We have reserved BP Woods. (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.

Camp Roosevelt will permit bikes. Helmets are required and lights are needed for any biking after 5 pm. There will be kayaking as at the last outdoor day.


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.

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Roosevelt Campground, Garden State Council

Great learning information on building a camp fire

Blue & Gold Banquet 2016

Blue & Gold Banquet 2016

Closing Ceremony for the 2015-2016 Program

The Blue and Gold Ceremony for Cub Pack 179 at 6:30 in the multi-purpose room of the Haddon Township Middle School (RMS) 
Update: We are gathering at the Haddon Township High School HTHS Cafeteria.
(the cafeteria is near our regular meeting rooms)

We will have pizza, and families can eat from 6:30-7:00 pm.

At 7:00 pm, we will begin the awards ceremony, concluding with the Crossing Over Ceremony as Cub Scouts enter Boy Scouts.

Boy Scout Troop 179 will conduct the Crossing Over ceremony.


Send an email with your name and dessert you can bring to cubscoutpack179@outlook.com



Pack Outdoor Day – Spring 2016

Outdoor Day
Roosevelt Scout Reservation

384 Watsons Mill Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

We will begin at 10 am and complete activities by 2pm. Our campsite is the Yawgoog campsite which is near the gates at the parking lot. Signs will be placed to direct Cubs and families.

Lunch is “bring your own” for this event on Saturday.

We will have boating among other activities. If you have your own life jacket please feel free to bring it along. Also, if you have a canoe or double kayak that you can bring down that would also be great!

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Pinewood Derby 2016

Feb 20th
Van Sciver School

Cubs, get ready to race!

New for 2016 – we purchased an all-metal, new track. Thanks to the Pope family for helping make this a reality. We will have this new track for years!



The Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Our Pack’s derby runs once a year.

The Scout is given a block of wood made of pine with two notches for wheels, four plastic wheels and four nails. The finished car must use all nine pieces, must not exceed a certain weight, must not exceed a certain length and must fit on our Pack’s track.


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!

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