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Pinewood Derby


Pack 97's annual Pinewood Derby will be on Saturday, January 28th in the Parish Hall. The cars were distributed at the November pack meeting. If you were not able to attend the Pack Meeting, we will have the cars available at den meetings.

All moms, dads, brothers, sisters and family dogs can build your own car and race as well. We will have a Family Derby on the same day as the Pinewood Derby. To participate you only need to pay $5 to purchase the car (the pack will provide your car on receipt of payment).

All cars that participate in the derby MUST follow the rules. Cars in violation of the rules will not be allowed to race. Car check-in will be on Friday, January 27th.

The last day to register online is Tuesday, January 24th.

Click here to visit the official home of the Pinewood Derby for Rules, Registration and Results.

Racing Car


Volunteer Opportunities PDF Print E-mail

Our program is richer because of you! Each year, our volunteer needs change as boys graduate to the Troop and families experience schedule changes. In order for our program to continue to be a great source of opportunity for all boys, year in and year out, we depend on parents and caregivers to assist in filling these needs. Whether you give 2 or 50 hours of your time, every bit is appreciated!

Please check this list periodically for your chance to help out. We expect that every scout parent or caregiver will help in the ways they are most comfortable with, volunteering for one event or activity per scout year, at a minimum. If you have two or more cubs, please consider volunteering for a fair number of events/ activities (1 per scout).

If you are experiencing difficulties in finding ways to help out, please contact your scout's Den Leader, Cubmaster Jim LaLonde, or our volunteer committee.


New Cub Scout Families

Are you considering Scouting for your son?  We've prepared a special section of our web site to help you learn more about Cub Scouts and how to go about signing up your son for the fun and adventure found in Cub Scouting.

We have also prepared a Parent Handbook that provides guidelines and expectations for the coming year.

Please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to join Pack 97.


Religious Emblems Program

Pack 97's Religious Emblems Program is open to scouts of all faiths. For more information and registration details, please visit the homepage of the Religious Emblems Program.


Pack 97 Hiking Program

The hiking program runs year round and consists of monthly hikes at interesting locations around the Charlotte area.

Most hikes are within an hour's drive although sometimes we venture farther afield and are about 2 to 4 miles long. They are appropriate for all ranks from Tiger to Webelos. All scouts, families and siblings of Pack 97 are welcome to participate.

Click here for complete details on the hiking program including a list of the medallions that are awarded.

Pack 97's 2016-2017 Hiking Schedule is now available. Our online calendar has also been updated with the dates and locations of all pack hikes.

Contact Pack 97's Hike Chief at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pack 97 Intro to Backpacking
The intro to backpacking program will run year around in coordination with the hiking program. The backpacking program will serve to prepare older Cub Scouts for high adventure programs traditionally found in Boy Scouts. It will allow experienced hikers to become familiar with backpacking and offers educational components focused on backpacking safety, equipment, trail and food preparation and leave no trace principles.
  • The program is restricted to Bear and Webelos scouts who have earned their 20 miler hiking award.
  • The backpacking program follows the same schedule as Pack 97's Pack 97's 2014-2015 Hiking Schedule. Check the pack website in early spring for announcements on the backpack campout.
  • The program flyer has details on the program including a list of tiers and awards.

Visit the Hiking & Backpacking homepage for scouts' progress


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