June 11 – June 15
The Gemstone District Day Camp will be held June 11th to 15th at Van Hoy Campground in Harmony (about 12 miles north of Statesville).
Our Pack will need two trained adult volunteers each day of the week in order for us to be permitted to send any boys. Training dates are March 21 and March 27 at the Vandenberg Church in Mooresville.
These are the only two meetings, so if you plan to volunteer to work, please plan to come to one of the meetings.
If you sign up to volunteer for the full week one son gets to attend for free.
The fees haven’t been released yet, but they are usually $75.00 per Scout for the week until May 15th, and $100 after that date.
August 20th at 6:30 pm
Welcome back Scouts! We hope everyone had a great summer. Our first pack meeting is scheduled for August 20th at 6:30pm at Williamson Chapel United Methodist Church.
We’ll play games, award the first den cup of the year and welcome new scouts to our Pack. We’ll also provide updates about this year’s program and all the great activities we have planned. You won’t want to miss it!
This is also a great opportunity to have new potential members come and meet the pack, so if you know of any boys in grades 1 through 5 that might be interested, please let them know the meeting details.
We look forward to seeing all of you again and to another great year of scouting!
We will have room number assignments listed here as soon as we get them.
Saturday, September 22-23
Pack 171 welcomes the fall with our first camping trip of the season. We will be camping at Lake Norman State Park which is only a few short miles away from Mooresville. This is a family friendly camp out so parents and siblings are welcome. The pack will provide dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday. Families should plan to bring their own tents and other camping equipment. This will be a great and very accessible trip for Scouts of all ages and camping experience levels.
- Meet at Group Sites D and E on Group Camp Lane
- Organized game 5:00 – 6:30
- Dinner 6:30
- Campfire time 7:45
- Lights out 9:30
- Breakfast 8:00
- Organized activity/hike
Make plans to join us now! Don’t forget tents, sleeping bags, water bottles, bug spray, sunscreen and your ashes from previous camping trips!
Directions to Lake Norman State Park
Pack 171 camping checklist
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.
We’ll have more details about this trip soon!