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Blue and Gold + Camping this weekend!

This weekend is an exciting adventure for all scouts and families.

Camping will be at CrossWinds Campground in Linwood, NC from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.  We will also be celebrating the birth of Scouting through Blue & Gold ceremonies on Saturday evening.  High level agenda is as follows:

  • Friday arrival (late afternoon/evening) – bring your own dinner/eat prior to arrival
  • Saturday – breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.  Morning activities include Tiger World or NC Transportation Museum (each family pays their own admission).  Lunch will be served at the campground, followed by afternoon fun, fishing and fellowship.  Dinner will also be provided.
  • Sunday – breakfast is provided.  There is a short prayer, clean up and departure late morning / early afternoon.

Unique to this campground: fishing is available, there is playground on site and a horseshoe pit for adults and walking trails.

This weekend at Tiger World: Celebrate and help the environment this Earth Day! Bring any potted tree, bush, shrub or flowering plant to Tiger World from April 22 – 29 and receive one free admission (1 per customer). This will help beautify the zoo and help our planet.

Tiger World is an endangered wildlife preserve promoting conservation through education.  You can walk around and enjoy the animals, and for an additional cost ($5 per feed cup), you can also feed some of the animals including the monkeys, bears, and birds.

The NC Transportation Museum features refurbished trains as well as a hands on museum.  Train rides are at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm on Saturdays and at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Sundays.  Regular admission does not include train rides.

Direction to CrossWinds: located off of I-85 between Lexington and Salisbury on Sowers Rd.

160 Campground Lane, Linwood, NC 27299

Phone 336-853-4567

From Pineville:
Take Interstate 485 East/North/Outer loop towards Concord.  Get off for the Interstate 85 North exit towards Concord.  Continue north past Concord Mills, through Kannapolis. After Salisbury, take Exit #84 off of I-85, turn left at the stop sign, cross over the interstate while getting in the left-hand turn lane.  Make a left turn onto Wilcox Way (Notice blue campground sign). In 2/10th mile, make a right turn onto Sowers Road.  Campground is first driveway on the right and is located on Jordan Lake.
Pack 502 contact will be Eddie Stewart (704-361-1973)

 

 

3/14: Meet in Sanctuary

Due to set up of voting booths in Hammill Hall, tonight’s meeting will be in the Sanctuary.  See you then!

Save the date: Scouts Camp!

Please save the dates for the following summer camp opportunities for scouts:

Cub Scout Day Camp (Rising Wolves and Bears): Mon 6/20 – Fri 6/24.

Webelos Overnight Camp (Rising Webelos and Arrows of Light): Thurs 7/14 – Sun 7/1.

These camps are a great enhancement to any scouts experience.  If your scout is getting ‘tired’ of den meetings, camping is a great adventure that will capture his interest and motivate him to do more exploring outside.

Notes:

Parents who sign their scouts up for Cub Scout day camp must commit to also volunteering for one day chaperone during the week.

At Webelos Camp, the scout is more independent than at Cub Scout camp, meaning he stays overnight  without his parents.  We will have two adults out there – one of which is a den leader – but will need additional parents to volunteer to stay overnight.

 

More te details to follow!

Save the Date: Weekend of 4/22 – 4/24

Save the date for Blue and Gold Ceremony the weekend of 4/22-4/24 at the Spencer/N.C. Transportation Museum camping trip!

The Blue and Gold Banquet is probably the most exciting event of the whole year because it is a birthday party for Cub Scouting in which all pack families can take part. It is:

  • A celebration of the accomplishments of the young scouts who participate, and
  • An opportunity to thank pack leaders and other parents who have helped the pack.

All families should be excited about the chance to recognize the efforts and milestones their Cub Scouts have achieved to date.

The Cub Scout program began in February 1930, just 20 years after the birth of Scouting in the United States. Like all birthday celebrations, this is supposed to be firm, colorful and memorable. The pack’s big celebration gets its name from the Cub Scout colors, blue and gold.  February is also the month Lord Baden Powell (the founder of Scouting) was born.

A special celebration has been planned for the camping weekend of 4/22-4/24 so come ready to have fun at the Spencer / N.C. Transportation Museum Camping Trip! More details to follow but Cub Scouts will need to pack Class “A” uniform, dress for non-scouts is casual.   Families can come for the day if you want to attend the Blue and Gold ceremonies but not sleep over.

If you did not purchase your tickets for the original Blue and Gold date, you can purchase them at the next meeting – but PLEASE RSVP to let us know you are coming so we have enough food and goodies!  The cost is $5 per person (Kids 5 and under are free).  This will be a separate cost above and beyond the cost for the camping trip.

 

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