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Chairman's New Year's Message: A Scout is Cheerful!

posted Jan 4, 2019, 8:19 AM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour

Happy New Year!

I love the new year, the whole idea of new beginnings, clean slate, fresh start, out with the old, in with the new… optimism.  Sometimes I get bogged down in pointing out problems and such, and it’s just not the best me, so for now, it’s all Happy and New.  A scout is CHEERFUL:  help me keep it up!

First a thanks to all the hardworking scouts, parents, and leaders of Pack 454.  We had some “roses” in 2018, and sure finished on a strong note with an excellent Holiday gathering, where we crafted a bit, played some games, and made lunches for one of the local homeless shelters.  Nice work!

Looking ahead to this month:

1)     January is always PINEWOOD DERBY month.  We will kick that off on January 12th with our annual PWD workshop.  For those of you new to the pack, that’s when Dads bring their power tools and skills to DFRC to help the boys design and construct their cars.  Come and go as you please.  Mr. Kistler, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Cady will be our Pit Crew and have things ready to go at 10AM, and will close up shop around 2PM.   BYO snacks and water bottle.  More to follow from the Pit Crew Chief(s) with all the usual details about categories and car construction rules.   Again, 10-2 on 1/12.

2)     Derby Day will be February 9th.    We will have the track set up the night before and allow you to check in your cars as we have in years past, this will enable you to get to AM sports, and not have to come in before the race time to register/check in.  Full timeline and more details to follow from Pit Crew Chief Davis!

Note:  We very much need a Snack Bar Director for PWD.  Someone to do some shopping and serve up hot dogs, snacks and drinks to the kids and families.  No experience necessary.  Let me know asap (

3)     Further down the line:  Scout Sunday is usually held in February.  Several churches participate.  Check with yours to see what might be happening.   We will have a Pack meeting on 2/21, featuring a lot of Awards for the scouts, and a Bobcat ceremony for all who have not received that honor. In March there are two events, we’ll again march in the St. Paddy’s Day Parade in Annapolis (3/10), and Blue and Gold Banquet where we celebrate the birthday of scouting and bridge (graduate) our Arrow of Light scouts will be on 3/24… mark your calendars!

Yours in Scouting,




Naval Academy Scout Day 2018

posted Oct 12, 2018, 2:21 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour

Dear Troop Leaders and Scouting Community Members:

The Naval Academy Athletic Association would like to extend an invitation to your troops/packs/dens to join us for "Scout Day 2018" at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. This year's event will be held on Saturday, November 17th at the Navy Football vs. Tulsa home game scheduled for a 3:30pm kick off!

Last season's event welcomed over 3,500 scouts (boys and girls) and family members to Annapolis, making it one of the largest football events in recent history. We have provided tours of the United States Naval Academy and weekend camping opportunities to thousands of scouts and their families. We look forward to providing these opportunities again this year. We would like your assistance in distributing information about this event to all of your troops/packs/dens.

Tickets for this event are on sale NOW! Tickets are for reserved, chair-back seats, regularly priced at $45 each! Ticket prices are as follows for Scout Day:

  • Scouts (including siblings 18 and under) - $18 per ticket
  • Adults (including Troop Leaders)/Family Members - $30 per ticket
Overnight and Weekend Camping is available with two Scout Day Partners:

TOURS: Naval Academy tours are available the morning of the game for no charge, but space is LIMITED to the first 2,000 guests to purchase game tickets. Please note on your order form if you wish to participate in a tour of the Academy. Tours will either be midshipmen led or self-guided as we will not know the midshipmen's availability until closer to game day. Tours start times will be between 8AM through 10AM, and will be assigned to the groups by Navy Athletics. These tours are only available for people who purchase game tickets. If you do not make it into the initial tour allotment, tours are also available through the Naval Academy Visitors Center by calling (410) 293-8687.

PATCHES: All scouts who purchase a game ticket will receive a commemorative Navy Football Scout Day Patch at the game. Instructions for patch pickup will be emailed out to the group closer to game day.

TICKETS: You may order your tickets by doing one of the following:

  1. Fill out the Scout Day Order Form. You may fax the form to (410) 293-8954, mail the form to the address indicated, or scan and email to
  2. Order directly online with the "SCOUTDAY" promotional code by visiting the Ticket Webpage on (Tickets Tab - Enter Promotional Code). (Troop leaders please order all tickets together online if possible).
  3. Call us at 410-293-8791.

This is an event you won't want to miss!! GO NAVY!!

Pack Calendar

posted Sep 16, 2018, 6:51 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 6:23 PM by WebMstr PackFourFiveFour ]

Save-the-Date Camp Tomahawk 2019

posted Sep 11, 2018, 5:55 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 6:30 PM by WebMstr PackFourFiveFour ]

2019 Camp Tomahawk 

Date Change: Aug 12-16th

Location Change: Elk's Camp Barrett in Crownsville, MD

Chairman's August Note:

posted Aug 17, 2018, 11:54 AM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour


Pack Leaders:

It's that time of year. Summer Ends.  You have to test the pool water before diving in.  School begins.  We reach out to boys we know to see if they want to join the scouting Adventure. Here we go!

Leaders met last evening to build the calendar for the year, so  you will see those dates populate here and on Scoutbook soon.

Pack events coming up soon are
8/18: Crabbing and Canoeing Outing at Harbor Hills Pavilion/Beach.
9/12:  Back to school night at DES
9/14:  Join Scouting Night -- for prospective scouts and parents.  Free rocket when you sign up!
9/15:  Rocket Day @DFRC

Before you know it, it will be October, and featuring:

- Fall weather!
- Popcorn Fundraising
- Webelo Woods
- Nov 2/3 Fall Campout

Yours in scouting,

Patrick Garvey

Webelos Woods-Camp out 2018

posted Nov 10, 2015, 4:33 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 6:19 PM by WebMstr PackFourFiveFour ]

Webelos Woods 2015

posted Sep 6, 2015, 6:57 AM by WebMstr PackFourFiveFour   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 1:30 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour ]

Webelos Woods - RESCHEDULED October 16, 17 & 18 2015.

Please see the Webelo Woods 2015 Page for more information.

All webelos MUST have a Parent or an appointed Guardian with them on the campout to attend! All webelos MUST have, and bring, a BSA Health form (Parts A & B) completed and signed within the past year. Click here to download the latest form! All Scouts MUST bring a pair of shoes that can be used for wading. Crocs, waders or the like. Please DO NOT bring any child who is not a registered member of BSA since they are not covered by BSA Insurance! Please DO NOT bring Pets. The facility is a certified organic farm.  Each pack is responsible for their own Equipment, including but not limited to, Tents, Tarps, Cooking, Cleanup, firewood, Food and anything else which you will be using for the weekend! Open Fires are allowed but they MUST be in a container above the ground! You MUST also bring your own firewood and firestarters! For a suggested list of personal equipment please see the BSA Webelos Scout Overnight Checklist. Please remember to take precautions for ticks. This is their active season. There will be a water buffalo with potable DRINKING water. It is to ONLY drinking water. Each unit is responsible to bring their own water for cooking, cleanup and/or fire buckets.

Fishing Adventure 08/09/15

posted Jun 19, 2015, 5:35 PM by Chairman PackFourFiveFour

The Annapolis Waterworks Park

Sun. August 9 rain day Sun. August 16 2:00 pm till 6:00pm?

We will be doing a leave no trace service project (park clean up)

The Park is located at 260 Defense Highway, about one mile west the Annapolis Mall.

PARKING IS VERY LIMITED – carpooling is highly recommended.

 The Annapolis Waterworks Park is a passive recreational facility operated by the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department. This Park is one of the few open space resources in the area which provides the public with hiking trails, as well as places to picnic and fish. There are miles of nature trails and a picnic pavilion (first-come, first-serve. There are three fresh water fishing ponds –

Catch and release fishing only

(The fish cannot be taken home.)


Maryland fishing licenses apply

Over 16 requires a valid fishing license

A 7 day license can be purchased online at


PERMIT INFORMATION - entrance to the park is by permit only

Permit is already reserved by Steve Seen (I’ll be there at 1:30)



This park is home to a wide variety of wildlife and we ask that you treat the natural surroundings with respect. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, the following rules and regulations must be followed or your permit will be revoked:

1. Entrance to the park is by permit only. Obey posted park hours 7 a.m. to dusk 2. Stay off the dam. 3. No fires of any kind. No smoking. 4. Please do not enter any of the buildings or small pump houses. There is very dangerous high voltage electrical equipment in these structures. 5. Do not go beyond the designated trails. We ask that you respect all private property. The white farm house and the large brick pump house near the entrance to the park are not part of the park operations. Please refrain from approaching either building. 6. No wheeled vehicles of any kind except strollers, wheelchairs and other mobility vehicles for the handicapped. No bicycles, of any kind, are permitted on any of the trails. 7. The person whose name appears on the permit is responsible for the conduct of the group. 8. Children must always be supervised by an adult. 9. You are expected to help maintain the park’s natural beauty. Do not cut or dig up trees or plants. Do not harm or harass wildlife. No hunting. 10. No swimming, wading, or bathing allowing. 11. No ice skating or boating is allowed. 12. The possession of firearms, fireworks or weapons of any kind is strictly prohibited.  13. No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are allowed in the park. 14. Pets are prohibited. 15. Please use the trash receptacles located adjacent to the entrance gate. If the cans are full, we ask that you please take your trash with you. 16. Report any accident or injury to the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department at 410-263-7958.


Pool Party & Cookout 07/12/15

posted Jun 30, 2014, 8:14 PM by WebMstr PackFourFiveFour   [ updated Jul 13, 2015, 5:58 PM ]


Summer pool party & cookout.

Belair Bath and Tennis is located at the Corner of Belair Drive and Tulip Grove Drive.

Per the BBT website, guest fees (non-BBT members) are:

  • All Guests -- $5.00
  • Children under the age of 2 years old -- no charge
  • Maximum charge for one family -- $25.00 (a family is -- a father, a mother and their children)

Pack 454 will supply hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs and plates, utensils and condiments. We ask each family to bring a side, drinks or desert to go along with the burgers and dogs - please select from the list below. PLEASE NOTE - NO GLASSWARE CAN ENTER THE CLUB. bags and coolers will be checked. Please make sure your food / drink items are in plastic, cardboard, etc.

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