Popcorn Sales Sign-Up

Popcorn Sales
Lowe’s Home Improvement
October 3rd – November 12th

Shifts are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 5:00-6:30pm and 6:30 – 8:00pm.  We are looking for a maximum of 2 scouts per shift.

Please use the link below to sign up for some time to help raise money for the pack!

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Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Camping


We are scheduled to be on the shuttles at 10am on Saturday, October 21.  

Please let us know the number of bikes and shuttle seats you will need for adults and kids in the comments.

The cost for the bike ride are as follows:

  • Adult shuttle and bike rental – $23
  • Adult shuttle only – $13
  • kids shuttle and bike rental – $21
  • kids shuttle only – $9

The Virginia Creeper 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 (about a 2.5 hour drive from Mooresville). From the Bike Station our bikes are put on trailers and we are driven to the top of the trail (approx. 25 minutes) 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. There are plenty of scenic places to picnic and a few small restaurants where you can buy lunch. You can even stop for ice cream if you want.  Camping is at Bear Tree National forest, about 10-15 minutes outside of Damascus.

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WEBELOS Camporee

WEBELOS are required to attend at least one event with the Troop before advancing at the Blue & Gold banquet next year. There are only 2 Camporees offered – one in the spring, and one in the fall.

The Fall Camporee will be held at the Wilksboro Fire Department Campground on October 28-29.  Webelos come in Saturday morning for just one night.  Check-in begins at 9:15 on Saturday.

The costs for this trip are still being worked out, but will likely be $25-$35 for Scouts and Scout Leaders, which will cover patches, ribbons, supplies, insurance and food.  $15-$25 for non-leader adults.

You wil need both full Class A and Class B uniforms, and closed-toe shoes/boots.  If you are coming Saturday morning, please plan on eating breakfast before arrival, and pack a lunch for Saturday.  We will have dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday with the troop.

This should be a scout/parent only adventure, if possible.  However; if siblings need to come along it’s ok.  Information, schedules, and health forms can be found in this packet.  Each scout must fill out part A and B of the health form before arriving at the campsite.  A doctor’s signature is not required for this event.  The forms will be collected and kept together for inspection.

Directions from the church to the campground

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Cub Scouts Spookoree


Cub Scout Spookoree
Friday, October 27th – Sunday, October 29th

Details to follow.

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Pack 171 Flag Retirement Ceremony

Monday, November 6th
Williamsons Chapel UMC

Pack 171 will be holding a flag retirement ceremony at our November pack meeting. Scouts are one of the only groups authorized to retire American flags. This is a very respectful and meaningful service that has meant a lot to those who have participated in the past. All scouts who are in their Class A uniforms will be able to participate in the ceremony. We will have several honored guests join us as well.

  • If you have an old or worn flag that you would like to retire, please donate it to the pack for this ceremony.
  • If you are an active duty or retired member of the military, please let us know! As part of the ceremony we would like to honor your for your service. You are encouraged to wear your uniform to the ceremony.
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Scouting for Food – Door Hanger Day

sffSaturday, November 11th

Our pack will be participating in Scouting for Food again this year.  Saturday, November 11th, we will canvas neighborhoods putting door hangers on houses.  The next Saturday, November 19th, we will return to the same neighborhoods to collect the food.

All donations will be taken to the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

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Scouting for Food Pickup Day

6366805215_0a908b1264_zSaturday, November 18th

Today we will go back to the neighborhoods where we hung door tags last week and collect the food donations. The plan is to start around 9am so we have plenty of time to get back to the church, where the Boy Scout Troop will load the food on to a trailer for delivery to the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

We will need at least one volunteer from each den with a large vehicle to put the food in and deliver to the church.

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