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Welcome to Pack 129 - Scout Strong in Alexandria for over 75 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 K - 5.  Boys can join at any time. 

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Reminder: Signups

Posted by mburden on May 28 2018 - 10:43pm

Don't forget to register for our end of year activities!

The pack end of year picnic is June 13th.  We need an accurate headcount for food planning purposes.  The sign up link and more details is here

The P-Nats Scout Campout is June 23rd.  Registration closes June 3rd, so make sure you are signed up for this family friendly fun event using the link on the pack129.us website.

End of Year Picnic Signup

Posted by mburden on May 20 2018 - 9:44pm

As a reminder, the end of year picnic will be at 6pm on Friday, June 15th at Ft. Ward Park.  Please see the Signup Genius here to RSVP and sign up for food to bring. 

We will have a cookout led by the Wolf dens, and an end-of-year ceremony so please have scouts come in uniform.

Updates

Posted by mburden on May 7 2018 - 9:05pm

The next Pack meeting will be on May 18th outdoors at Westminster.  

Register now for the next Pack hike on May 20th.  This hike will be the Billy Goat Trail, a strenuous 4.7mile hike over steep rocks and uneven terrain.  This hike is intended for Bears and Webelos or others prepared for significant physical activity.

Camping at the Potomac Nationals is open for registration now too. This is the last chance for camping to complete those requirements. This is a fun event, with baseball, fireworks, movies, camping and more!  See more details on the registration page.


And Happy Mother's Day this Sunday!

Youth Protection Training NEWS & OPPORTUNITY

Posted by jmbuchanan on Apr 29 2018 - 9:36pm

BAD NEWS: Your adult Youth Protection Training has been reset to expire at the end of September regardless of when you may have taken it. BSA has come out with a new version that we all need to take before October 1.

BSA ANNOUNCEMENT: An updated youth protection training is available for staff, leaders and parents. The training includes a three-module course that all leaders will be required to complete by September 30, 2018. We encourage you to take the new training and spread the word. For technical questions or issues, please contact the Member Care Contact Center at myscouting@scouting.org.

GOOD NEWS: The new course is a significant update and most say a significant improvement.
The new course is now (since January) available online - Takes approx 1.5 hours minimum.
To help Colonial leaders become compliant with this new YPT requirement, the following in-person trainings have been scheduled for THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, May 1
LDS Stake Center
6219 Villa Street, Alexandria (off of Franconia Road)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2
Heritage Presbyterian Church
8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Thursday, May 3
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Haverkamp Room
2701 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria
7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Registration not required.

Pack Bike Rodeo and Carnival - 5/6 - 2PM-4PM

Posted by sheather on Apr 29 2018 - 10:12am
 
There will be an bike obstacle course, a few carnival games, and light snacks.  Area bike shops will be on hand to offer a free tune-up, while Alexandria Police are expected to offer the kids bike safety tips.  

Outdoor Ethics - Leave No Trace Awareness

Posted by jmbuchanan on Apr 17 2018 - 8:48am

Pack 129 in Alexandria, VA is hosting a course in Outdoor Ethics on Thursday 4/26 at 7PM at its sponsoring organization Westminster Presbyterian Church. The course is offered through the NCAC and its outdoors ethics advocate.

This course qualifies Cub Scout adult leaders, Boy Scouts, and Boy Scout adult leaders to lead outdoor ethics activities in their unit. Participants will receive an overview of the Outdoor Ethics program, be introduced to Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly. There are hands-on activities. You will take away references to learn more about outdoor ethics.
A donation of $2 is requested to cover cost of materials. This is a 1.5 hour course.
You will receive proof of your completion of the course and your training record will be updated to reflect your completion of a Leave No Trace Awareness course.
While we are hosting this event, it is open to other scout groups in the NCAC. Please register using the following link:
National Capital Area Council - Outdoor Ethics Orientation Course
https://scoutingevent.com/082-OEO

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