Pack 910 May 2022 Updates

Last chance to hold a spot for the New River Camping Trip! Plus a new addition for some summer fun with the Winston-Salem Dash on July 8.

Thank you for a great ceremony!

The Blue and Gold Ceremony for Pack 910 on April 24 was a great success! Thank you to all families who came to support and celebrate the achievements of our scouts, it truly was a special evening. Special thanks to Scoutmaster Chris Dyer who has done such an outstanding job leading the Pack this year. To our outgoing Scoutmaster Lee Danhauer, Pack 910 will always be your Pack!

Several of you asked me about making a contribution to the James E West fellowship that the Pack has created in Lee’s honor. If you would like to give a monetary gift, please contact me directly.

Now, what’s around the corner for Pack 910? So glad you asked!

New River Campout – May 20 – 22
We’d like to finalize all registrations for this campout by early next week. Right now we have the following families signed up: Baker, Barroso, Brendle-Gold, Danhauer, Johnston, Russell, Thompson, Zeller. If you have not yet signed up – please use this link to register.

What to expect at New River?
This is a relaxed trip with plenty of time for fellowship and enjoyment of a very peaceful spot on the New River Trail. Originally built by the old Norfolk and Southern rail line, the trail was a railway serving freight trains. As traffic dwindled the railway was donated to the state in the 1980’s and it was repurposed as the New River Trail.

The trail is packed gravel and perfect for hiking (relatively flat) and biking. I personally have a road bike with thin tires and it does fine, (though a hybrid bike is better suited to the trail).

The bike ride from the Cliffview Campsite where we pitch tents for two nights, into Galax, is about 3 miles. We have found that is a good length for young cub scouts who are able to ride a two-wheel bike. We will have a few scouts and parents who drive into town vs ride, so we can accommodate all levels of ability!

If you don’t have a bike, let me know as we may have a couple extra bikes we can round up. Helmets are required too (advise if you need help there as well).

Dinner on your own (or en-route) Friday, and Saturday we will cook a meal in camp. Breakfast Saturday and Sunday will also be cooked in camp. Lunch will be provided in town on Saturday.

We recommend carpooling and/or caravanning for this trip. We will have a trailer that you can load bikes into. If you are comfortable pulling a trailer with your vehicle, we could use another truck, so please let me know. We’ll plan a departure from St. Paul’s at approximately 5:30 pm on Friday. Please contact me if you have any other questions! New River Campout – register here.

All new – scout night with the W-S Dash on July 8!
Just added! It’s Scout Night with the Winston-Salem Dash on Friday July 8! This is a very unique trip that our Pack will participate in. The Dash is hosting the Wilmington Blue Rocks at this home game. Friday night is Fireworks Night so after the game and the fireworks show, scouts can camp out on the field together and enjoy an evening movie! Tickets are $16 per person (scout or adult) and includes a hot dog and soda voucher, plus a morning snack.

Ball game starts at 7 pm. Saturday morning departure at your leisure. Interested? Registrations are now open!

Resident Camp at Raven Knob, June 15 – 18
Registration is still open for ‘Resident Camp’ at Raven Knob. This popular summer camp is a fantastic experience for Cub Scouts. Many Pack families were introduced to Raven Knob this past year and have seen what kind of fun is in store! During Resident Camp, scouts have a full schedule of activities where they work on fun outdoor advancement programs related to their rank. It starts mid-week and requires parents taking a little time off so make plans now! It’s also possible to come for part of the trip if you can’t make the whole thing. Register for Resident Camp here.

Thanks again. In closing I’ll make restate that we have financial assistance available to any family that could use it. Just ask! It’s thanks to generosity from the families who’ve supported Pack 910 and sound fiscal management that we are in a position to do so.

Yours in Scouting,
Daniel Lobb


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