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Welcome to Pack 461!

We are a Cub Scout Pack of about 20 boys in kindergarten through 5th grade. Cub Scouts do things, go places, and earn awards!

We have been meeting at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Bethesda, MD since 1954, and most of our boys attend Ashburton Elementary School or St. Jane de Chantal Catholic School.  Our Pack is open to any boy in grades K to 5 who can regularly attend meetings at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic School (9525 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814).

During the school year our meetings are held on Wednesday evenings between 6 and 8pm, downstairs in the cafeteria at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic School. Park behind the church and walk up the hill towards the school, go past the awning and down the ramp around the corner to get to the cafeteria.

Returning members can pay their 2022-23 dues online!

New members can register with Pack 461 online!

For more information email
Mauro Tiso, pack461bethesda@gmail.com

Fall Hike @ Little Bennett Regional Park

When: Sep 24, 2022, 10:30am – 2pm (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Where: 23701 N Frederick Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871

We will meet on Saturday Oct 24th at 10.30AM at the Little Bennett Regional Park – Kingsley Parking Area (23701 N Frederick Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871). Please see the google map link below.
We will take the Hard Cider trail to the Kingsley Schoolhouse where we will have lunch at the picnic area (kids can play there). This is an approximately 2.00 miles easy hike and will only occur if the weather is not rainy. You should bring your packed lunch and at least 1 L of water per person. Trail runners or similar footwear are recommended, light hiking boots are fine too. Scouts should wear their yellow “Class B” shirts rather than their uniforms.

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Please RSVP for this event through Scoutbook

Fall Campout At Greenbrier State Park

To participate in our Fall Pack Overnighter at Greenbrier State Park, your Scout’s 2022-23 dues must be paid. A permission slip must be filled out for the scout (attached to this event in Scoutbook). Health Form AB is required for *all* participants including adults and siblings.

The have about 10 available tent’s spaces in the campsite!

What do I need to pack?

Scouts can wear their yellow “Class B” shirts rather than their uniforms.

The pack has reserved 10 campsites. Official check-in time is 3pm, so no tents should be setup before that time. We will meet at the Visitor’s Center near the camp entrance. Each campsite is equipped with a table, fire ring and parking area. Fires must be kept inside the fire rings.

Directions: 

From the east: Take I-70 west to exit 35. Turn left onto Rt. 66. Go straight to the stoplight at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 east. Follow for two miles and the park is on the right.

Trails:

Eleven miles of hiking trails meander through a variety of wildlife habitats and afford a view of the area’s geological history. Most of Greenbriar’s trails are classified as moderate to strenuous, you will need appropriate footwear (the trails can be very rocky), clothing and gear, including minimum 1L drinking water.

A portion of the Appalachian Trail enters the eastern edge of the park on Bartman’s Hill and passes through the park.

Amenities:

  • Nature Center (subject to volunteer availability)
  • Historic Home of General Smallwood (subject to volunteer availability)
  • Hiking Paths
  • Store & Snack Bar open from 5am to 7pm
  • Playgrounds
  • Fishing Pier

Menu:

Snacks/Whenever
Oranges, String Cheese, Baby Carrots

Dinner
Burgers/Hot Dogs/Sausages
Chips

Dessert
S’mores: Hershey’s Chocolate, Marshmallows, Graham Crackers
Dump Cake: Yellow Cake Mix, Apple or Cherry Pie Filling

Breakfast
Plain bagels with Cream Cheese
Yogurt tubes Coffee for adults

Beverages
Filtered drinking water
Lemonade

Open House Pack Meeting

Event: Pack 461 Icebreaker
Where: Fleming Park, 9929 Fleming Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
When: Sep 14, 2022 6:30pm-8pm (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

We will get the entire pack together for an icebreaker and get back into scouting for the new school year. This is an outdoor activity at Fleming park.

Opening ceremonies will include the pledge, scout oath, and scout law. There will also be some scout skill building, games or a short hike on the trail nearby. We are hoping to have some new families at the event. We will also plan to have pizza and socialize with the pack.

The Adventure Starts Now!

Cub Scouts is a year-round family program designed for boys in K through 5th grade.   Pack 461 provides a lively Cub Scouting experience with activities that capture the interest of boys and often incorporate the entire family, including siblings.  Our Cubs learn essential skills and enjoyment of outdoor activities, community involvement, personal safety, and stewardship of the environment.

Make Friends. Take Hikes. Discover Trails. Visit Museums. Earn Badges. Launch Rockets. Race Pinewood Derby Cars. Camp Out. Roast Marshmallows. Have Fun. Help Others. Build Character. Learn Games. Gain Confidence. Work Together. Learn.

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