Sugar Valley Airport Camping and Young Eagles Flights, Nov 5-6
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.
Also – if you have not signed up for the Fall Campout at Raven Knob Oct 15-17, please do so now. Space is limited and registrations are due by Sun, Oct. 3. Click here to register.
Camping and Activities at Sugar Valley
Camp 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. For dining in camp you can look forward to our famous Pack 910 chili dinner and omelet breakfast.
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. Remember, if you need camping equipment, just let us know and we’ll try to connect you with the right resources.
Sugar 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 one Pack 910 parent—will arrive at 9:00 on Saturday morning to provide as many of these “Young Eagles” flights as time and weather allow. 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 attempt to fly the younger scouts as time permits. Parents, please prepare your younger Scouts so that they won’t be disappointed as we cannot guarantee that the younger scouts will fly. We hope to continue offering this experience in future years so that they’ll have a chance to fly as they get older.
Flying is done in good weather. Our pilots will not take unnecessary risk so the experience of a flight is weather permitting. Weather will be closely monitored.
All who participate in Young Eagles flights will receive a complimentary membership to EAA and access to a “Learn to Fly” course. Some Pack parents have taken the ground school course with their scouts and enjoyed it: lots of science, mechanics, and weather topics that are presented as part of flying and so everybody’s having fun learning!
Curious about Young Eagles flights? This video will explain the process to you and your Scout.