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Pinewood Derby Results

Posted on Feb 2 2016 - 5:58am

We waived the checkered flag for this year's Pinewood Derby.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered to make it a success.  Here are the results:

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Scout Sunday is 14 February

Posted on Feb 2 2016 - 5:57am

Since one of the 12 Laws of Scouting is "A Scout is Reverent," the first Scout Sunday was observed in 1914 just four years after the BSA was founded.  Every year since either the first or second Sunday in Feburary has been a day set aside to recognize our "duty to God.  Our charter organization, Parkwood United Methodist Church, recognizes Scout Sunday as the second Sunday in February.  On Sunday, 14 February, all Scouts and their families are encouraged to come to the 10:45AM worship service in uniform and stay afterwards for a reception with snacks and Scout memorabilia.  We are looking for Scouts and adults to help serve during the service, either as a greeter or by reading one of the scripture readings. Please contact Cubmaster Bailey (davidl.bailey@sas.com) if your scout would like to do this. You are also encouraged to bring Scout memorabilia to display at the reception.  This can be patches, Pinewood Derby Cars, handbooks, uniforms, etc.  Hope to see you there.

Blue & Gold is February 27, 2015 @ 4:45pm-RSVP Today!

Posted on Feb 1 2016 - 11:59am

Our annual Blue and Gold banquet is a big event.  Our Pack families and invited guests get together and celebrate Scouting's birthday with a big party.  This serves as our February Pack meeting and our second-year Webelos will be earning their Arrow of Light badge and participate in a crossover ceremony as they bridge over to Boy Scouts.

School Supplies for Parkwood Elementary

Posted on Feb 1 2016 - 11:58am

Pack 495, in conjunction with Parkwood United Methodist Church, will be collecting school supplies again for Parkwood Elementary.  Bring any donated items to Den Meetings during the month of February.

Pinewood Derby: NEW LOCATION THIS SATURDAY

Posted on Jan 26 2016 - 3:47am

Due to the ice and snow last weekend, we have rescheduled the Pinewood Derby.  It will be held this Saturday in a new location.

Where: Hope Valley Baptist Church, 6900 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Pack Meeting This Thursday Night at Triangle Presbyterian

Posted on Jan 26 2016 - 3:33am

Come out to Triangle Presbyterian Church this Thursday night, 28 January, from 7-8:30PM for our January Pack Meeting.  This month's theme is disability awareness.  Athletes from Bridge II Sports will be our guests for an exhibition of wheelchair basketball.  This is a local non-profit organization that educates and creates competitive opportnities for those with physical challenges.  We will be collecting donations for this group so bring a dollar or two.  We will also have the official Pinewood Derby scale on hand so bring your cars if you want to check weight and length prior to Saturday's race.

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