Lake Norman State Park Campout

***Due to overwhelming response for this camping trip, we are at capacity and have had to close registration. If you signed up on the Sign Up Genius site and your plans have now changed and you are unable to attend, please let us know immediately so that we can fill your spot.***

Saturday, September 20
4:00 pm

Pack 171 welcomes the fall with our first camping trip of the season. We will be camping at Lake Norman State Park which is only a few short miles away from Mooresville. This is a family friendly camp out so parents and siblings are welcome. The pack will provide dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday. Families should plan to bring their own tents and other camping equipment.  This will be a great and very accessible trip for Scouts of all ages and camping experience levels.



  • Meet at Group Sites D and E on Group Camp Lane between 4 and 5
  • Organized game 5:00 – 6:30
  • Dinner 6:30
  • Campfire time 7:45
  • Lights out 9:30


  • Breakfast 8:00
  • Organized activity/hike

Make plans to join us now! As of now the weather is supposed to be beautiful with sunny skies and a high of 80. It may still be a good idea to bring a rain jacket as it ALWAYS rains for scouts! Don’t forget tents, sleeping bags, water bottles, bug spray, sunscreen and your ashes from previous camping trips!

Directions to Lake Norman State Park

Pack 171 camping checklist

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October Pack Meeting


6:30 pm
Monday, October 6, 2014
Williamson’s Chapel UMC

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Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Camping

**More Details To Follow**

Saturday, October 18 – 19, 2014
Damascus, Virginia

Pack 171 will ride be riding bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail on Saturday, October 18.

The Virginia Creeeper Trail is an old railroad path that has been converted into a wide and smooth trail which is perfect for biking. The trail slopes gently downhill and is easy enough for even the newest bike riders to handle. We meet in Damascus, Virginia at The Bike Station. From the Bike Station our bikes are put on trailers and we are driven to the top of the trail in a shuttle bus. We are dropped off and enjoy a 3 to 3.5 hour , ride through beautiful scenery back to the shop. The trail passes over bridges and along streams, and around mountains. You also pass through several mountain villages along the way. There are plenty of scenic places to picnic and several small restaurants where you can buy lunch. You can even stop for ice cream if you want.

You can bring your own bike or rent one, from The Bike Station. You can also rent tag-along bikes or trailers for smaller children. If you bring a bike, the shuttle costs $9.00 for children and $12 for adults (>12 years). Bike rental and shuttle packages cost $22 for kids and $23 for adults. There is space for your entire family for this enjoyable day.


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