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January Pack Hike

The Pack will start 2015 with a hike to a local historical site - Boone's Cave Park in Davidson County, NC.

We will meet at 9:00am at the picnic shelter parking area and hike about 4 miles. This will also be a backpacking hike for our Bear and Webelos scouts (8:30am arrival for backpacking). Keep in mind that space is limited for this program. First come first serve so be sure to register early.

Please be sure to register on the pack's event page so that we know you are coming.

You can read the hike flyer for details.

Also you can visit the Davidson County website for more information on the park itself.


Scouts on Skis

Scouts on Skis

Monday, January 19, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Winterplace Ski Resort
100 Old Flat Top Mt. Rd
Ghent, WV 25843

Click here for more information


Get your snow gear out and come ride the powder!

BSA Mecklenburg County Council presents Scouts on Skis 2015 at Winterplace Ski resort.  There are 1 of 2 days to choose from - either Jan. 19th, 2015 or Feb. 22nd, 2015.

Costs of the event is $60 (in advance) or $70 (walk-in rate).  Cost includes:

  • Full day lift ticket
  • Full set of ski equipment (poles, skis and helmet)
  • Group Ski Lesson
  • Meal Voucher

Snowtubing and Snowboarding are also available at an additional cost.

Check out this article on Safe Skiing.

Pack 97 will coordinate registration for the Jan 19th event on our events page. Registration will close Sunday, Jan 11th.



In 2014 Pack 97 will be participating in the SCOUTStrong PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award) Challenge. This challenge is designed to motivate participants to be physically active on a regular basis by allowing them to participate in activities they enjoy, as well as improving their eating habits. Earning a PALA is definitely doable by anyone at any fitness level.

You can find more information about the program as well as sign up to join the challange and earn a PALA at the SCOUTStrong PALA homepage.

For instructions on setting up your SCOUTStrong account, please read this information document.


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.


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 2014-2015 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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