About Cub Scout Pack 9

Note: Our primary communication within the pack occurs through the Scouts, Pack 9, Austin, Texas Facebook page. It is a private group.

Troop 9 – Scouts BSA

Cub Scout Pack 9 is closely associated with Scouts BSA Boy Scout Troop 9. Troop 9 has been continuously chartered since 1917, and we share facilities (built for the Scouts in 1956) with Troop 9.

Charter/Established

Pack 9 was established in 1938, making it the one of the oldest Cub Scout packs in Austin, Texas (82 years old in 2020). It is chartered through the Bryker Woods Elementary Parent-Teacher Association.

Girls in Pack 9

2018 marked the introduction of girls to Pack 9! For more information about girls in the Cub Scouts, please this see Scouting.org article: Family Scouting.

Kindergartners in Pack 9

January, 2019 marked the introduction of Kindergartners, ages 5-6, into Pack 9 as well. This article on Scouting.org has more details.

Armadillo District

Armadillo District of the Capitol Area Council

We are a part of the Armadillo District, which is a geographic subdivision of the Capitol Area Council, and contained mostly within Austin. It supports approximately 2,100 Scouts.

Capitol Area Council

BSA - Capitol Area Council, Austin, Texas

Our council is the Capitol Area Council, which started in 1912, and supports scouting programs in 15 central Texas counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, DeWitt, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lavaca, Lee, Liano, Mason, Travis, and Williamson. The Council owns and operates 7 camping properties, in addition to the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center, and the Steve Matthews Scout Shop.

Typical Events Throughout the Year for Pack 9

  • Monthly Pack 9 Meetings
  • Monthly Den Meetings
  • Service Projects
  • Flag Ceremonies
  • Presentations from Local Officials (Fire, EMS, etc.)
  • Bryker Woods Fall Carnival
  • Popcorn Sales
  • Rain Gutter Regatta (on hold due to Covid-19)
  • Annual Report to State
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Camping 3-4 Times a Year, including NASA/Johnson Space Center (Webelos), and the USS Lexington (aircraft carrier, every 2 years while the USS Texas is being moved/restored)
  • Blue and Gold Banquet
  • Crossover for Webelos (to Scouts)

Previous Pack 9 Campouts

  • Barton Springs Nature Preserve
  • McKinney Falls
  • Muleshoe Bend
  • Blanco River
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
  • Krause Springs
  • Colorado Bend State Park
  • Numerous Other Texas State Parks within Central/South Texas
  • USS Texas (Battleship)