USS Yorktown and Patriot’s Point

2012 YorktownFriday thru Sunday
January 5 – 7, 2017

Pack 171 will be taking a weekend trip to Charleston, SC to visit the USS Yorktown and tour Patriot’s Point. This is a unique experience and highly anticipated trip. We get to sleep in the crew bunks and eat in the mess hall. We tour the ship and watch movies on the flight deck. As part of the trip we will also take a boat to Fort Sumter.

Transportation is on your own (car pooling is encouraged). We finish the planned agenda Sunday morning and you are free to continue to tour the ship or Charleston and return when you wish. You must plan to arrive at the ship in Charleston no later than 7:30pm on Friday, January 5th.

The cost for the weekend is $105/person.  This fee includes meals and activities on the ship, the trip to Ft. Sumter, and a special t-shirt.


 

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Pinewood Derby Workshop

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January 27th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Picnic pavilion at WCUMC

Bring your pinewood derby car kit and your ideas. We’ll provide the tools, the patterns and the know-how to help you turn your kit into a nearly complete car! This workshop is one you don’t want to miss!

Rules and regulations can be found here.

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Pinewood Derby Weigh-In

pinewood derby weigh inFriday, February 9
6:00PM – 8:00 PM – Car check, weigh in, and impound

In the Fellowship Hall at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
All cars must meet the requirements as described in the official Piedmont Council rules. Each car will be weighed and measured using a series of jigs to ensure all cars qualify for racing. Once checked in, your Scout’s car will be impounded in a secure area, and not touched until their race the following day.

Rules and regulations can be found here.

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Pinewood Derby RACE DAY!

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Saturday, February 10
1:00PM – 4:00 PM

RACE DAY!!

In the Fellowship Hall at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Races will start at 1:00 p.m. We will start with an “open” race for parents, siblings, former Scouts etc. All rules will apply to this race except the 5 oz weight limit. For this race only, cars may weigh up to 10 oz. If you wish to participate in the open race, you must check in your car the night before, just like the Scouts do.

After the open race, we will be racing by Den, starting with the Tigers, then moving on to the Wolves etc. Once all Dens have completed their races, the top cars in each Den will race one another to determine the grand champion! Top finishers in the Pack will qualify to race other Pack winners at the District level.

The Scouts will also vote on their favorite designs. As such, even if your Scout doesn’t have the fastest car, he has a chance to take home a prize for the design of his car. We will also have raffles and prizes as we have done in years past, so it should be a great day. All prizes and raffles will be awarded at the conclusion of the racing.

We do need a few volunteers to help with set up of the track, the weigh in and the running of the race. If you have any interest, please contact Jay Akers or your den leader. Volunteering for this event is a great way to help the Pack without a significant time commitment.

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2018 Blue & Gold Banquet

blue and goldSaturday, February 24
3:00pm to 6:00pm

In the Followship Hall at Williamson Chapel. We will celebrate Cub Scouting’s 88th birthday. Boys may receive rank awards, and other acheivements. Webelos IIs will cross over into the Troop with a special Arrow of Light ceremony.

Class A Uniforms are required for this event.

 

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Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Saturday, March 18, 2018
Greensboro, NC
Cost: Free

On March 15, 1781, the largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign took place at Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro, NC. This year’s reenactment marks the 235th anniversary! The reenactment takes place on Saturday, March 18th in Greensboro. There is an entire weekend of events (see schedule link for those who are interested). The pack will tour the historical encampments, see period demonstrations and witness the battle reenactment. Featuring several hundred reenactors in full costume, horses, muskets and dozens of real cannons, it’s a great opportunity to see history in action! Transportation to Greensboro is on your own (although we encourage carpooling). You can arrive whenever you choose but the pack will meet at 10:00 am at the Visitor’s Center. Bring a bag lunch or you can purchase food from on-site vendors. Mark your calendars for this one! It’s worth the trip.

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Click on the image to the left to view parking and walking directions.

 

 

For more information and some great images check out these sites:

Google Maps Directions

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park website

Guilford Battleground Company website

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Spring Pack Camping

April 21-22

Details are still being worked out for this camping trip.  Check back soon for more information!

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