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Welcome to Pack 129 - Scout Strong in Alexandria for over 70 years

Welcome to the Pack 129 website! Cub Scout Pack 129 is the oldest continuously running Pack in the city of Alexandria having been initially chartered in March of 1942 and in continuous operation since then by Westminster Presbyterian Church. If you want more information on our Pack, use the 'CONTACT US' or the 'JOIN SCOUTING' links on the left menu for more information.

Cub Scouting is open to boys in grades 1 - 5.  Boys can join at any time. 

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Summer Pack Plans

Posted by mburden on Jun 17 2017 - 4:42pm

All of these activities are optional, but represent good opportunities to stay engaged with Pack 129 during the summer months.

July
9th – Pack Hike
17th – Alexandria Aces Game
23rd – Lieder Park Clean-up/Capture the Flag

August
13th – Pack Hike
20th – Lieder Park Clean-up/Capture the Flag

For those boys who attend at least one Pack activity in the months of June, July and August the Summertime Achievement Award will be issued in September. June opportunities include the year end picnic (June 16th) and the PNats game camp out (June 24th).
Look for more information on each of these opportunities on the Pack website, weekly e-blast, or special reminder emails. If you have any questions, please contact Sean Heather (ssheather31@yahoo.com).

Early-Bird Pack 129 Dues

Posted by mburden on Jun 17 2017 - 4:42pm

Planning for next year is underway. We are offering an early-bird discount, if you let us know you are returning next year or join Pack 129 before September 1st dues are only $50. After September 1st dues are $70.

Returning - To let us know you are retuning, simply pay $50 to bspack129@gmail.com through PayPal before September 1st.

Joining – Boys who will be entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are able to join Cub Scouts. If you are joining, please pay the Pack through PayPal, but also email ssheather31@yahoo.com so that we can get you an application to get you registered with the BSA and the Pack. Please note for those who are joining there is a separate registration fee associated with the application which goes to BSA and not to the Pack.

Volunteers Needed

Posted by mburden on Jun 17 2017 - 4:41pm

We are a growing Pack. That is exciting and we look forward to offering our boys an enriching experience. The entire Pack is run by volunteer leadership and parents are expected to be engaged in some manner.

We are in the process of recruiting for new leadership positions. The following positions are in need of being filled.

Lion Den/Assistant Den Leaders (K)
Tiger Den/Assistant Den Leaders (1st Grade)
Wolf Den/Assistant Den Leaders (2nd Grade)
Webelos 1 Den/Assistant Den Leaders (4th Grade)
Assistant Pack Committee Chair
Assistant Cubmaster
Hiking Coordinator
Membership Chair
Training Chair

There will be other opportunities to support the Pack and your dens during the scout year, but we’d greatly appreciate you considering stepping up and filling these needs. To better understand these positions, the time commitments associated with each, and have your questions answered, please email Sean Heather at ssheather31@yahoo.com.

Picnic Details - RSVPs Needed

Posted by mburden on Jun 11 2017 - 10:50am

Pack 129 Families-

The year end picnic is just around the corner. Next Friday at 6pm at Ft. Ward Park we will have a cook out to close out the year.

We will also have a special ceremony to move the boys up to the next rank.

The Pack will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers, sides have been assigned by rank.

To have a count and a sense for which boys will be there for the scarf ceremony, please be sure to RSVP via this link in the next day or two.

It is VERY important that the boys wear their uniform including their neckerchief.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a44aaaa2ea13-endofyear

See you all next Friday!

Sean Heather
Pack Committee Chair

New Members Wanted! Scouting Info Sessions

Posted by mburden on Jun 11 2017 - 10:45am

Do you know a family interested in joining our pack?  We will be having two information sessions for prospective families to learn more about our Pack and Cub Scouting in general.  See details below:

What: Pack 129 New Scout Information Meeting.  Parents who are interested in learning more and registering for Cub Scouts should attend.  Boys are welcome to join for a fun activity!   

Who: Primarily rising Kindergartners & 1st Graders, but other boys and family partners in grades 2-5 welcome.  

When: Monday, June 12th, 6:15 to 7:15 PM and Wednesday, June 14th, 6:15 to 7:15PM 

Where: Fellowship Hall (under the main sanctuary), Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Rd.

End of Year Picnic

Posted by mburden on May 22 2017 - 8:07pm

The End of Year Picnic is coming up on Friday, 16 June at 6pm.  The picnic will be held at Ft. Ward Park, Pavilion #2.  Come celebrate another great year of Scouting!

The Pack will provide hot dogs/burgers, buns, cheese, ketchup and mustard.  However, we have a Sign Up Genius for RSVP's and for potluck items/sides (similar to the Blue and Gold banquet).  Please register so we have a good headcount.

Potluck Assignments:
Den 5/6 Watermelon
Den 11/12 Drinks
Den 7/8  Starch/Sides (chips/potato salad/coleslaw)
Den 3 Cookies/Desserts

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