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The Eno River Hike Is This Saturday at 10AM

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 3:31am

Did you know there was a mountain right here in the Triangle?  Did you know we are hiking it this Saturday?  Come join the Pack as we hike the Cox Mountain trail at the Eno River State Park in nothern Durham. 

Nominations Still Open for the Coup Awards

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 2:50am

We plan to bestow "Coup Awards" to deserving Scouts at the upcoming Blue & Gold banquet at the end of February.  There will be an award for each of the 12 Scout Laws (Trustworty, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent).  If you know of a Scout who has exhibited one of these characteristics, please tell us about it using the attached form.  Please fill it out and return it to your den leader, Cubmaster Bailey, Committee Chairperson Donna-Jean Keim or Webelos Leader Chris Triplett.  The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 22.

Blue & Gold Banquet is February 25th. Please RSVP.

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 2:48am

Our Annual Blue & Gold Banquet is Saturday, February 25, 2017.  The Blue & Gold is one of our biggest events of the year.  All Pack families get together to celebrate the birthday of Scouting and award badges of rank.  Our Arrow of Light candidates will participate in a crossover ceremony as they complete their requirements and become Boy Scouts. In addition, we will be celebrating our beloved Cubmaster David Bailey as he retires from 11 years of service to Pack 495, including the past 6 as Cubmaster!

Indoor Camping Trip is Coming Up on March 3rd

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 2:42am

Last year's Indoor Camping Trip was so popular, we're doing it again.   The event will be held as a lock-in at Triangle Presbyterian Church beginning at 7PM on Friday night, March 3rd.  It will be a night full of fun and games such as basketball, tag, frisbee, Simon Says, followed by an indoor "campfire" with songs and smores then a movie to end the night.  You are welcome to bring a tent (no stakes, of course) or just a sleepoing bag and a pillow to crash on the floor.  Air mattresses and cots are welcome.  We will wake to a pancake breakfast and then send you on your way.  None of this is possible without volunteers, so please plan to help out.  A sign up will come out next week.  

Fundraising - Camp Cards

Posted on Feb 13 2017 - 11:27pm

The Pack will be selling Camp Cards again this year and will be distributed in Den Meetings this week.  For each $5 Camp Card sold, we keep $2.50 and the Occoneechee Council will receive $2.50 with no cost to us.  The purpose of selling these cards is to raise money for the pack, but also to get your scout excited about attending the Mawat District Day Camp June 15 - 17, 2017.  A portion of the money we make will be available to "Send a Scout to Camp" if financial need arises.

Scout Sunday is This Sunday 12 February

Posted on Feb 7 2017 - 4:20am

Our charter organization, Parkwood United Methodist Church, invites all Pack 495 Scouts and their families to take part in Scout Sunday on Sunday, 12 February.  Please plan to come to the 10:45AM worship service in Class A uniform and stay afterwards for a reception with snacks and lots of Scout memorabilia from Cubmaster Bailey and Unit Commissioner Eddie Hanson.  Scouts can help serve during the service, either as a greeter or handing out church bulletins at the door.  If you or your Scout is interested in reading one of the scripture passages during the service, please contact Cubmaster Bailey (davidl.bailey@sas.com).  You are also encouraged to bring your Scout memorabilia to display at the reception.  This can be patches, Pinewood Derby Cars, handbooks, uniforms, etc.  Hope to see you there. 

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