REMINDER: Sugar Valley Airport Camping and Young Eagles Flights, Oct 5–6

5:00 PM, Fri Oct 5 — 12:00 PM, Sat Oct 6, 2018
Sugar Valley Airport, 249 Gilbert Road, Mocksville NC

It’s time to register for one of the most unique Scouting opportunities around! Please read carefully, because there are some important details about flying, particularly for younger Scouts.

Click here to register!

Camping and Activities

15000066_10210688818601686_534636047270589823_oCamp opens at 5:00 PM and we’ll have dinner at about 7:00 PM. This beautiful and welcoming facility just outside Winston-Salem is proud to welcome Cub Scouts and help them learn about aviation. We’ll camp with a shelter, brick terrace and fire pit, volleyball court, and plenty of space for other games.

Bring a tent and a couple of camp chairs and a soccer ball, football, or other games to play together. You can also bring a fishing pole to enjoy the lake.

We’ll break camp after lunch on Saturday and head back to the real world.

Young Eagles Flights

IMG_5451Sugar Valley Airport has a long-standing partnership with the EAA, a nationwide group of dedicated pilots who have provided more than 2 million flights to introduce young people to aviation, including a special partnership with Boy Scouts of America.

Our pilots—including two Pack 910 parents—will arrive at 9:30 on Saturday morning to provide as many of these “Young Eagles” flights as time and weather allows. EAA’s program allows us a safe and educational way to introduce Scouts to aviation, but unfortunately, it is only available to Scouts age 8 and older. One of our Pack Pilots will provide a chance for younger Scouts to see an airplane, do a preflight inspection, and sit at the controls, but they cannot take Young Eagles flights. Please prepare your younger Scouts so that they won’t be disappointed. We hope to continue offering this experience in future years so that they’ll have a chance to fly as they get older.

14939529_10210688834642087_749494031608345125_oAll flights are in the discretion of the pilots. Weather or other conditions may require us to delay or cancel the flying component of the event. We’ll do our best to accommodate everyone. Incidentally, you may notice that EAA stands for “Experimental Aircraft Association,” but that’s only the way the organization started and it’s now just a fun group of pilots: no experimental aircraft are used in Scouting events.

Curious about Young Eagles flights? This video will explain the process to you and your Scout.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Matthew. Remember that if you need camping equipment, just let us know and we’ll try to connect you with the right resources.

Finally, I’ll add that one cool thing about Young Eagles flights is that your Scout will receive a complimentary membership to EAA and access to a “Learn to Fly” course that my son and I have enjoyed taking together: lots of science, mechanics, and weather topics that are presented as part of flying and so everybody’s having fun learning!

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