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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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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

P-Nats Camping Registration Now Open

Posted by mburden on May 14 2017 - 7:48pm

The registration is now open for the P-Nats Campout on June 24th.  This is a very fun event, which includes tickets to a Potomac Nationals Game, a movie on the outfield jumbotron, and camping on the ultra-soft outfield grass.  Use the link on the Pack website to register!

Reminder: Pack Meeting and Sandy Springs Camping Next Weekend

Posted by mburden on May 14 2017 - 7:46pm

On Friday, 19 May the Pack Meeting will be held at Westminster Church at 6:30pm.  The scouts in the Arrow of Light will be crossing over, and becoming Boy Scouts in Troop 129.  All Pack 129 members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

On Saturday, the Pack will be camping at Sandy Springs.  Den leaders should be sending out emails regarding food, logistics, and other details.  Please make sure to sign the waivers if you have not already done so.  

Bike Rodeo and Carnival - Sunday, May 7th

Posted by mburden on Apr 20 2017 - 8:08pm

Come One, Come All To Cub Scout, Pack 129’s Bike Rodeo & Carnival:

Date: Sunday, May 7th 2017

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Location: George Mason Elementary School Playground

Fort Foote Cleanup Details - Saturday, 29 April 10am-12pm

Posted by mburden on Apr 20 2017 - 7:53pm
Den 8 is leading an effort on Saturday, April 29th to clean-up Fort Foote.  Fort Foote is a National Park that sits next to the National Harbor and is in great need of assistance.  This is the second year that Den 8 and Pack 129 have helped the Park.  
 
This beautiful park looks over the Potomac River and was built during the Civil War as part of a ring of forts built to protect the City of Washington from the Confederates.  It was named in honor of Admiral Andrew H. Foote who distinguished himself during the Civil War's Mississippi River campaigns and died as a result of injuries sustained during the war. 
 
NPS needs significant help in cleaning up trash at the Park.  We will meet the ranger at10:00am where the park provides trash bags and gloves and direction.  We will bag trash for an hour or so and then explore the park.  There are a couple trails that are about 3/4 mile through the forest taking you down to the beach.  On the way back we'll visit a couple cannons still on display.  They are the Rodman Smoothbore Canons, a 15" gun that was the largest of the U.S. Arsenal during the Civil War.
 
There is also lots of wildlife in the Park including a couple Bald Eagles, Deer, Foxes, etc.
 
See the following link: 
 
 
 
DIRECTION:

Fort Foote is located on the Potomac River in Prince Georges County. From the Beltway (I-95), take exit 3, Indian Head Highway south (MD210) and drive for approximately 3.5 miles to Old Fort Road. Turn right for 1 mile to Fort Foote Road S, turn left. Follow the winding road through the residential area to entrance sight on the left for the fort.

Park Cleanup at Fort Foote

Posted by mburden on Apr 17 2017 - 9:08pm

On Saturday, 29 April we will be doing Clean-Up Day at Fort Foote Park.  Located just south of National Harbor on the Maryland side of the Potomac, Fort Foote features waterfront beaches, hiking trails, and Civil War era cannons.  It also features plenty of trash along the beach, and could use our help cleaning it up.  More details will come regarding meetup time and any needed supplies, but save the date!

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