Eagle Olympians

In 2010, Eagle Scout Steven Holcomb won Team USA’s first medal in four-man bobsled in 62 years, driving the United States to gold.
Yesterday, he ended another 62-year American medal drought, this time in two-man bobsled. He and teammate Steve Langton won bronze in the event at the Sochi Games.
It looks like 62 is this Eagle Scout’s lucky number.
“If anybody else has a 62-year drought you need to break, let me know,” Holcomb (in Team USA hat above) told the New York Times. “I’ll try to help you.”
The good news is Holcomb’s best event — the four-man bobsled — is still to come, and this weekend he’ll have a fellow Eagle Scout helping push Team USA to another medal. As I mentioned last week, USA-1 pusher Chris Fogt is also an Eagle Scout, meaning half of the “Night Train” team are Eagles.
You can watch all four of Holcomb and Fogt’s USA-1 runs live online, provided you have a cable or satellite TV subscription. Runs 1 and 2 are Saturday, and Runs 3 and 4 are set for Sunday. The team with the best cumulative time after all four runs gets the gold. Find schedules and viewing info below.
Holcomb, who was working through a calf injury during the two-man races, told the New York Times that he’s ready for four-man.
“It’ll be a challenge,” Holcomb told the paper. “But I have two more dudes that are ready to jump in and help me on the push.”
Let’s hope those dudes bring home a gold medal for Team USA — and for Scouting.
Four-man bobsled
Eagle Scouts Steven Holcomb and Chris Fogt will be joined by Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton on the USA-1 “Night Train” team. The Americans will be looking to repeat as gold medalists after winning in 2010.
  • Heat 1: Saturday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Heat 2: Saturday, Feb. 22, 12:50 p.m. EST
  • Heat 3: Sunday, Feb. 23, 4:30 a.m. EST
  • Heat 4: Sunday, Feb. 23, 5:50 a.m. EST
Note: Bobsled times are cumulative, meaning the team with the lowest time after all four races wins.
Online: All races will be streamed live online at NBCOlympics.com. You’ll need to authenticate your cable/satellite subscription to watch, so cord-cutters are unfortunately excluded. And if you plan to see who wins gold live on Feb. 23, better set your alarm.
TV: It doesn’t appear NBC plans to air the heats live, but it looks like they will show the runs on tape-delay. The Feb. 22 runs will be shown during prime time, while the Feb. 23 runs will air during NBC’s daytime block, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Pinewood Derby Workshop presented by Moosewerkz

Pinewood Derby

Saturdays 9am - 5pm

Sundays 1pm - 5pm

We can help with your

design and we will HELP

YOU cut your car out.

Please bring your

Grand Prix Kit, car

ideas, weights, and a


We will only be open

on the following days:

January 11th, 12th, 18th,

19th, 26th Instructions for polishing the wheels and

axles will be available , but you will need

to supply your own fine grit sandpaper. We

recommend 600 - 1200 grit automotive


On January 5th from 1pm till 5pm we are going to hold a work shop for adults only. We will

be discussing design, construction, speed secretes, balance, going straight, or building a turn

into the car, and how we paint our cars. This will be a discussion presentation only. We

will not be working on cars as we already have three weekends planned for

that. This might be a good idea for first timers to find out some of the

answers before they know what the questions are.

Moose Rice: 859-254-4754


Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church

356 Hillsboro Avenue Lexington, KY


On January 25th we will be open

from 3pm until 8pm

Pinewood Derby

 Our Annual Pinewood Derby will take place on:

Saturday 1/25 - we have the gym reserved from 11 - 4 for set up, racing and
clean up.  Will try to start right at noon.

Rosemont Baptist Church - gym

Weigh in Friday 1/24 - cars will be left with pack over night.

Car Specs - width 2 3/4" - Length 7" - weight not over 5 ounces

Pack will need assistance with setting up the track the night before, assisting
with weigh in night before and day of race, final prep before racing begins,
running computer software for times, judging cars, and running the races.

The pack will need help from parents so this is a fun day for the boys as well
as staying on task.

Welcome to Pack 98!

Welcome new families to Pack 98!  We are excited for our new year to begin. We are always looking for our families to help out, and to give us advice and feedback on our Pack.  Please do not hesitate to give us suggestions throughout the year on things you'd like to do, and things your son likes.  Our Pack cannot run without you! 

Scout house schedule

Want to know what's happening at the Scout house, and when?  You can check out our schedule, here. 

Hiking this Saturday

Hello Pack Family!

We hope you're having a great summer so far!
It's time for a fun summer pack activity!  We're hiking around Raven Run this Saturday at 10:00 am.  Feel free to wear your class B t-shirts.  It'll be hot, so bring water bottles too.  Watch the weather and come prepared!  We hope to see you there. 

4th of July Parade

For those planning to join us in the July 4th parade: 

next Thursday the 4th at 2:00pm. Participants should plan to arrive by 1:15pm to be placed in marching order.  PLEASE BRING WATER TO STAY HYDRATED.  We do not know where we will be placed in line, that information isn't given until we check in on the day of.
Remember, please bring as many American Flags (large if possible) and Unit Flags as you can.  I will reattach the flag holder plans to this email.  Also, I am attaching specific instructions from Downtown Lexington concerning parking and check-in.

Right now I have the following attending, please let me know if I have missed anyone:
Pack 1222 = 3
Pack 40 = 12
Pack 98=11
Pack 221 = 3
Pack 34 = 20
Pack 73 = ?

Notes from Downtown Lexington:


 Parking for participant personal vehicles will be reserved in the Lexington Herald-Leader front parking lot. The best way to access this lot will be from Main Street to Indiana Avenue. Do not try to access the lot via Midland as Midland Avenue will be closed to vehicles that are not in the parade. Parade participants may also park on East Short Street, East Second Street, and Corral Street.

 Parking for horse trailers will be reserved on Eastern Ave. between Short Street and Corral Street. Horses may rest in the park at the corner of Short and Eastern (across from Thoroughbred Park) until they move to Midland Ave. All horse entries must provide clean-up.


Upon arriving for the parade, the primary group contact must check in with the DLC registration coordinator.

ONLY the primary group contact will be accepted for official check-in.

The primary group contact will receive the group’s line-up number and a Parade Marshal will then direct the group to their place in the line-up along Midland Avenue.


The staging area for the Parade will be on Midland Avenue between Main Street and Winchester Road. All parade vehicles should enter Midland Avenue from Winchester Road in order to be headed in the right direction.

Vehicles not in the parade, other than band buses, will not be allowed on Midland Avenue to drop people off. ONLY

PARADE UNITS will be permitted on Midland Avenue. Entries should remain in the staging location until directed to move by a Parade Marshal.

When moving in the parade, please maintain a steady rate of speed. The parade officially begins at the intersection of Main Street and Midland Avenue and continues West on Main Street to Mill Street. The parade will disperse at Mill Street.

The review stand will be located on Main Street in front of the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion. Dance, baton, gymnastics, cheer and pom squad entries may perform a quick routine (no more than 30 seconds) in front of

the review stand. ABSOLUTELY NO STUNTS ARE ALLOWED. (No jumps, flips, somersaults or assisted lifts). Any group violating this rule will be banned from future parades.


At the conclusion of the parade (Main St. and Mill) pedestrians and any people riding on a float may exit their formation; pedestrians need to move to the sidewalk in order to clear the streets.

All vehicles or float entries should immediately exit the parade so the parade does not come to a stop behind your float. PLEASE PLAN IN ADVANCE WHICH ROUTE YOU WILL FOLLOW.

Vehicles and floats must choose one of the following routes to exit Downtown:

 To Return to Midland Ave: Turn left on Mill St, and left on Vine Street

To go South: Turn left on Mill St

To go North: Turn right on Mill St

To go West: Turn left on Mill Street. Cross over Vine Street. At the top of the hill turn right on High
Street and continue to Versailles Road.

To remain in Downtown: Vehicles may be parked in any of the local public parking lots for the posted rates. (See parking map at www.lexpark.org.)