December Pack Meeting and Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 3, 2016
3:45 pm

Christmas caroling at Churchill Senior Living Center and Pack 171 holiday event at Lake Norman Elementary School

To celebrate the holidays this year Pack 171 will be having a special December pack meeting on Saturday afternoon. We will start with Christmas caroling at the Churchill Senior Living Center to help brighten the holidays for seniors in our community. Please have your scout wear his class A uniform and arrive no later than 3:45 pm. Click here for directions to Churchill.

After caroling, we will head to Lake Norman Elementary School to enjoy Cub Scout holiday games and fun activities. 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!

Sign up for the party HERE

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Overnight Trip

NASCAR Hall of Fame - Charlotte, North CarolinaJanuary 14-15
6:15 PM

Spend the night with your son at the NASCAR Hall of Fame! The evening events will include the pit crew challenge, qualifying, movies, and many other ways to make memories.  We will have a popcorn and drinks in the evening. A light breakfast Sunday, is included with checkout by 8 am. This will be a fantastic indoor camping experience. Bring sleeping bags, air mattress, and any personal items you need. Plan to eat dinner before you arrive. Do not bring any electronics such as kindle, iPad, radio, tvs or personal devices that take away from the experience. There are no showers on site.

Arrive between 6:15 and 6:45 Saturday evening on January 14th. No entrance after 7 pm and no re-entry once security declares it.


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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!

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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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