USS Yorktown Campout! Feb 25 – 26 2023


Come sleep where the sailors once slept!

Key Dates:

  • Sign Up at link below and payment must be received by December 10
  • Arrive at USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor by noon on Saturday Feb 25
  • Enjoy Patriot’s Point, sleep overnight in the bunks, and depart when you wish on Sunday Feb 26

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. Wetour the ship and watch movies on the flight deck. 

Transportation is on your own (car pooling is encouraged).  You must plan to arrive at the ship in Charleston by noon on Saturday Feb 25.  We will tour the museum, have dinner, and sleep on the ship Saturday night.  On Sunday, we will have breakfast and then families will be open to tour the museum again, explore Charleston, and come home whenever they are ready.

The cost for the weekend is $105/person. This fee includes all meals and activities on the ship, an event patch, and a special t-shirt.

Event Details are contained in the Sailor’s Booklet: 


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December Pack Meeting and Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 10 2022


To celebrate the holidays this year Pack 171 will be having a special December pack meeting on Saturday afternoon.

This meeting will take the place of our regular pack meeting for December. The pack will provide pizza for only $5 per family! We request each family sign up to bring a dish to share.  So come one and come all. Join us as Pack 171 celebrates the holidays!

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Pinewood Derby Workshop


January 21st
1:00pm – 4:00pm
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 3

6:00PM – 8:00 PM

Car check, weigh in, and impound

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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2023 Pinewood Derby RACE DAY!

pinewood derby race day
Saturday, February 4
1:00PM – 4:00 PM


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 Lions, 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 3 finishers in the Pack will qualify to race winners from other Packs at the District Pinewood Derby on April 30 at Rocky Mount UMC!

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2023 Blue & Gold Pack Meeting & AOL Crossover Ceremony

blue and goldMonday February 27th

At the Williamson Chapel Fellowship Hall. We will celebrate BSA’s 112th birthday as Arrow of Light Scouts cross over into the Troop with a special Arrow of Light ceremony.

Class A Uniforms are required for this event.

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WEBELOS Camporee Spring 2023

April 15 & 16

A WEBELOS requirement is 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 Troop will arrive on Friday night to set up camp.  Our Webelos Scouts will arrive Saturday morning at Van Hoy Campground to join the Troop for the remainder of the event.

You will need both full Class A and Class B uniforms, and closed-toe shoes/boots.  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.  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.

Cost is:

  • $30 per Scout ($15 event registration + $15 for food with the Troop)
  • $35 per Adult Leader ($15 event registration + $20 for food with the Troop)
  • $25 per parent ($5 event registration + $20 for food with the Troop)

Health forms

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Pack 171 Spring Camping at Morrow Mountain State Park: April 22 – 23 2023

Pack 171,

This will be our Spring Pack Camping Event!

Morrow Mountain is an hour and a half drive from Mooresville near Albemarle, NC. It’s a beautiful area, and will be a great time. Book your calendar now for this fun spring event.

Sign Up Now:

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2023 Pack Olympics


Monday, May 8th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Williamson Chapel UMC

For our May pack meeting we will be holding our annual pack Olympics. This is a fun, outside activity where Scouts participate in a variety of “Olympic” events. Scouts will compete in:

  • The Standing Long Jump
  • Running Long Jump
  • Overhand Softball Throw
  • Broomstick Throw
  • Football Kick
  • Push Ups
  • Sit-Ups
  • 50-Yard Dash

The Top Finisher in each age group (5 & 6 yrs, 7 & 8 yrs, 9 yrs, 10 & 11 yrs) will get to compete at the District Olympics!

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Piedmont Council’s Cub Scout Odyssey: May 5 – 7

This is an awesome event put on by the Piedmont Council! 

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