Water Rockets!!!

Next Saturday. August 19th. 4:30pm. Church Green Space.

Saturday August 19th:
4:30-7pm WATER ROCKETS!!
Green space / sports field at the church

You love it and so do the boys. Here is the LINK to build your water rocket! Google also has many other great options. We will blast off at 4:30pm and share in some grilled hotdogs and burgers when we are done!! Looking forward to seeing you all. PLEASE feel free to brings friends.

Cubmaster Chris

Gearing back up

Scouting families, we will have our first meetings of the new school year this week. The Weblos II den is meeting at 6:30 on Tuesday night (Aug. 8th) at the Scout Hut (please check back here before the meeting tomorrow, as location may change due to weather and attendance #s).

We are also hosting a new scout event that night as well as a new parent informational meeting. If you have neighbors or others that may be interested, please send them our way. 6:30PM at the same location.

The Wolf Den is planning to have it’s first meeting on August 17th at the Scout Hut as well.

If you have any questions or friends you would like to send our way, please send a note to cubmaster@pack540.net.


Cubmaster Chris

Welcome Back Cobb Families

Welcome back Pack families.

We are happy to announce that we have once again secured the use of the Scout Hut at Due West Methodist for the school year for 99% of the Cub Scout functions. What an honor it is to have access to such a piece of local history and one of the only remaining scout huts in the area. Thanks DWUMC for the continued support.

It’s recruiting season for Cubscouts and we NEED YOUR HELP. We are a small but mighty little pack but need to ensure we can continue with the 50+ year heritage that exists here at pack 540. If you sons / daughters have 1-5 grade friends that would like to join us please send them our way. Are you a current scout at Pack 540? We will take 10% of your annual dues for each scout you bring our way! Bring 10 and your scout year is 100% paid AND we will pay for your 2018 summer camp!!

We can be contacted at pack540.duewest@gmail.com and found on the web here at duewestcubscouts.com or pack540.net!

Check back soon for many more updates and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Best wishes for a GREAT school year. Welcome back.

Cubmaster Chris and the Pack 540 Committee.

Welcome Back!

I still can’t believe today was day one.
Even more unbelievable, we have a 4th grader.
Crazy right?

Well folks… here we go!

A couple of key dates and details as we enter the school year.

First and foremost, we have been able to secure space again this year at the church for our meetings. We have also been very lucky to have been granted access to the Scout Hut for some of our meetings this year. A very cool opportunity!

We are also happy to introduce you all to Giovanni Pipia, our Tiger Den leader for the year. Thanks Giovanni for your time and commitment to the program. We are happy to have you!

Pack dues stay the same this year at $125 per scout. We will also be asking for support via several fundraising opportunities throughout the year and will, as in the past ask for fees for certain events. We will collect these dues at the August den meetings. We ask that all payments are in by mid September this year as we have some near term financial commitments that need to be handled.

HInt: We are working on an overnight at the Chattanooga Aquarium!!

As we did last year, we take plastic via Square. We will ask that you round up to cover the 3% transaction fee however. Links will be placed online and we will have readers at the events this weekend and den meetings etc.


3 Key Dates for August:

Saturday August 6th:
12-2pm Welcome Back / Recruiting Pool + Water Party
Burnt Hickory Registry Neighborhood Pool – Free Event

We will have snack etc for the adults and kiddos.
Please join us and invite a friend or two to come meet the pack!
We are looking for kids in all grades this year (1st – 5th)
Bring your water “squirters” and any other water fun you would like to share with friends.
No water balloons please however!!


Sunday August 7th:
9:15am – 12:30 Discover Due West
Family Life Center (gym) at Due West United Methodist

Come on by and bring a friend to meet the pack.
We are joining our charter organization to introduce the pack to the Church Family.


Saturday August 20th:
9am – 11am WATER ROCKETS!!
Green space / sports field at the church

You love it and so do the boys. Here is the LINK to build your water rocket! Google also has many other great options. We moved this back this year to ensure our new scouts will have an opportunity to participate!!


We are finalizing dates on our full year calendar now and hope to send that to you later this week. It will also be posted to the here and on Facebook. We are also on Instagram this year. We will be having you sign photo releases for picture usage of the boys at den / pack meetings.


MUCH more to come very soon. We hope to see you all this weekend!!



Chris Hannah
Todd Markwald
Pack 540 Committee

cubmaster@pack54.net with any questions!

1st Annual Woodland Regatta

Pack 540 Families,

Hope you are all off to a great start for summer.
We wanted to invite you all to a fun Saturday morning event if you are around.

We will meet up at the parking lot on Burnt Hickory at Old Mountain Rd for the Kennesaw Mtn trail and venture down to Noses Creek.

When down there, we will have the boys spend about 15 minutes building a “boat” from natural materials found along the shore. We will have bit of twine and a few other simple items (scissors etc) with us to assist.

The boys will then GET IN THE WATER (dress appropriately, parents may want to as well) and have the 1st annual Pack 540 Woodland Regatta. We will race the boats in a heat format a few at a time until we have a first second and third place boat.

We will also spend some time after the race to clean up the creek area a bit. We will have trash bags with us for that.

Again, please dress appropriately.
Water shoes, sandals etc.

We will meet at the parking lot at 8:30 and expect to return around 10am. This is a bit of an early start, but want to get there with a good possibility for parking as it tends to get a bit crowded. RSVP here.

As stated at the last pack meeting, this would be a GREAT opportunity to bring a friend or two that may be interested in scouting this coming school year. All are welcome.