Pinewood Derby Workshop


January 21st
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 10
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!

pinewood derby race daySaturday, February 11
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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2017 Blue & Gold Banquet

blue and goldSaturday, February 25
3:00pm to 6:00pm

In the Followship Hall at Williamson Chapel. We will celebrate Cub Scouting’s 87th 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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Stone Mountain Camping – April 8-9th

stmo_bluesky3April 8-9th
2:00 pm

Pack 171 has a camping trip planned to Stone Mountain, NC. We will be camping at Stone Mountain State Park which is about an hour and a half north of Mooresville. This is a family friendly camp out so parents and siblings are welcome. Families should plan to bring their own tents and other camping equipment. The pack will provide dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday for $5 per person.

We are planning to go for a hike on Saturday after everyone gets their camp set up, and there will be activities and roasted marshmallows around the fire Saturday night.  After breakfast on Sunday we can do another hike, or there is good trout fishing in the area.

Make plans to join us now. See you there!

Directions to Stone Mountain State Park

Pack 171 camping checklist

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Pack Olympics


Monday, May 1st
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

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Waterpalooza! End of Year Picnic!

Sunday, June 4, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 pm at WCUMC

Come celebrate another great scouting year at the Waterpalooza picnic.  We will have water gun fights, slip-n-slide, cookout and more!  So bring your squirt guns and bathing suits.  Before the picnic begins we will have the final Pack meeting of the year where we hand out achievements and rank advancements.

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