National Summertime Pack Award events: Sunday 7/27 and Saturday 8/16

You have two upcoming events to mark in your calendars as part of Pack 502′s support of the National Summertime Pack Award*:

July event: this coming Sunday 7/27 at 4pm – 5:30pm

  • Where: at the playground/park at Blakeney Shopping Center (at the corner of Rea Rd. and Ardrey Kell Rd).
  • What: Meet at the playground with your Class B orange shirt (or other orange t-shirt if you don’t have a Class B) to run around and have fun!
  • Feel free to bring a snack if you want for yourself, or you can purchase food at Brixx, Starbucks or any of the other restaurants around.
  • We want to show everyone how much fund Pack 502 has together!!

August event: Saturday 8/16 at 10am – 2pm

  • Where: Harrison UMC field
  • What: Pack 502 Fun Day with games (corn hold, kick ball, water balloons, etc), fun, food and friends

*National Summertime Pack Award: This award is given to those scouts who continue to be active and engaged when school is out.  Specifically, the pack organizes one activity per month during June, July and August and the pin is earned by youth and adult pack members who take part in all 3 events.   Dens also can earn a colorful den participation ribbon for the den flag or den doodle if at least half of their members are in attendance!

FYI#1 – the June event was at Knights’ Stadium

FYI#2 – this notice was created by Kelly Keiter (new Communications Chair).  Please contact me with any questions at 704-905-3303

FYI #3 – We are going to be sending out a calendar-at-a-glance in the next week so you can plan on upcoming Pack activities – keep at eye out!

Need Rising Wolf and Bear Den Cub Scouts this Friday 7/25!

We need 10 cub scouts in their Class “A” blue uniforms on this coming Friday 7/25 from 11am – 12:30pm to hand out flags at a World War II national tour stop of  ”The Spirit of ’45″.

Harry Kaiser has arranged the opportunity for the scouts to hand out flags to participants; there will be a fly over by a C-130 and lunch will be provided.  Parents must stay with the scouts the entire time at the event.

Please call or email him to confirm by THIS WEDNESDAY if you can attend at or at 704-507-2497 (phone or text).  Harry will give you more information – but all scouts are asked to wear their Class A uniforms and meet at the clubhouse at Cypress.  Cypress is at 3442 Cypress Club Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210

URGENT Knights game change – Respond ASAP

Mecklenburg County’s Cub Scout’s response to the Knights game was overwhelming.  They ran out of seating before we got our order in Tuesday morning.  We have just been notified they are allowing standing room only seating for this game.   We will be allowed to bring blankets and set on the lawn.  These tickets will only be $10 and the extra $5 ($15 total) to camp out overnight.

We have to respond ASAP!!!!  If you have already signed up please send Cindy an email/text if you want to accept this option. or text 704-634-4773 (please no calls during working hours).

Any unused money paid to Pack 502 for this event will be refunded to you or applied to next years dues.  (Your choice).

Last Chance for Knights Game

The “Overnight with the Knights” game scheduled for June 6th at 7:00.

The two options for the game.

  • Package A:  Box Seat Ticket=$15 per person
  • Package B:  Box Seat Ticket and Sleepover on the field=$20 per person  - Overnight includes a Knights Patch, Sleepover in the Ballpark, and a movie on the video screen.

The last day we can get tickets is Tuesday 5/6/14.  Cindy and Dawn will be at the Church tomorrow (5/5/14) evening for a Boy Scout event.  This will be the LAST chance to sign up to go.  You can bring your money to one of them at the Church from 6:40-6:55 PM.  They will be by the door of the Sanctuary to collect the ticket money.

Last Meeting for School year

Monday night is the last meeting for the 2013-2014 school year.  We have many things to finish up, please make sure you attend.

  • Don’t forget to make your final payment on dues.
  • All Camp Card moneys MUST be turned in.
  • Last chance to sign up for Graduation/Crossover camping. Scheduled for Next Week-end at Camp Grimes!
  • Sign up for Knights Game/Sleeping on the field.  June 6th.

Camp Grimes Map & Directions

From Charlotte

Take I-85 through Gastonia to exit 10B, US 74 West toward Kings Mountain / Shelby. Go 18 miles on US 74 West through Shelby. Turn right on NC 226. Go 31 miles to Vein Mountain Road. Turn left, go 0.3 miles to the camp entrance on the left.


Den Meeting

Hope you had a wonderful Spring Break.  Monday night will be a regular Den meeting.  We have 2 meetings left in this Scout Year and we have many things to accomplish.

  • Please make sure your dues are paid before Graduation.
  • Turn in your Camp Card money by April 28th.
  • Sign up for Crossover/Graduation camping.  May 2-4
  • Sign up for Knights Game. June 6th
  • Sign up for Web Resident Summer Camp.
  • Sign up to be part of 2014-2015 Committee.

Please make sure you continue to check the Pack 502 website calendar.


Knights Game

The “Overnight with the Knights” game is scheduled for June 6th at 7:00.    Sign ups will begin at our next meeting April 21, 2014.   (No meeting during Spring Break)

There are two options for the game.

  • Package A:  Box Seat Ticket=$15 per person
  • Package B:  Box Seat Ticket and Sleepover on the field=$20 per person  - Overnight includes a Knights Patch, Sleepover in the Ballpark, and a movie on the video screen.

Deadline for registration will be our last meeting April 28, 2014.

Day Camp deadline

Monday night will be the last time to sign up for Day Camp at $125.  Please plan to make a $50 deposit to hold your spot.  After Monday the cost goes up to $150.   There are also schoolarships available for those in need.  See Dawn or Cindy.

Day camp will be held June 23-27 at Belk Scout Camp from 8:30-4:00.  Tigers, Wolves & Bear are eligible to attend.

Camp cards $ due by April 28th Meeting

As a new fundraiser this year, Camp Cards are a way to raise money for your Cub Scout camp experience this summer.   If you haven’t signed up for Cub Scout camp – be sure to do so now.

For those who forgot/are unaware – Camp Cards are discount cards that sell for $5.  Each discount card has four ‘break away’ coupons and one card for discounts that can be used again and again at local retailers and restaurants.

Parents should write one check for the full amount by April 28th (i.e. If you took 10 cards, we need a check for $50).  Please note: you can keep selling after this date but the Pack needs to be reimbursed for the cards by April 28th.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

Reminder: Monday 3/31 Pack Meeting at 7pm

Reminder about tonight’s Pack Meeting at 7pm in Hammill Hall at Harrison UMC.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!