Good Evening, Pack 118!!
Please remember that this Friday, May 1, is our Spring Camping Trip. We will camp at the Hiddenite Family Campground on Friday night. There will not be food available in the immediate area (and we are not cooking as a pack), so be prepared to drive about 20 minutes to a restaurant, eat before you get there, or bring dinner to eat at the campground on Friday night.
Saturday morning, we will awake to the delicious aromas from our very own Bistro 118! After we clean up breakfast, we will drive over to the Foothills Equestrian Center and earn our equestrian beltloop. For this portion of the trip, it is required that all cubs wear closed toe shoes. Sneakers are great, or boots with very little tread are good. After lunch we will head back to Hiddenite to learn about gem mining in that area and look for gems ourselves. After that, we will return to our campground and prepare dinner. Saturday night, there will be a movie presented by the campground.
Sunday morning, we will have breakfast, a short devotional, and then break camp and return home. Robert will have details on Rocky Face mountain at the campground, which may be something you will be interested in doing after you leave the campground on Sunday. It is a small mountain in the foothills region, and affords tremendous views of the surrounding area. On a clear day, you can see the mountains of North Carolina very well.
I need to have a firm headcount for all parties by tomorrow night, so if you have not already done so, please visit the SignUp Genius link to sign up for the trip by Monday, April 27, by 5:00 pm. If you have not paid your $35.00 per person for this trip, I will collect that when you arrive at the campground on Friday afternoon (cash or check). Here is the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a9a82ca20-spring
Driving directions to all points has been uploaded to the “2015 Spring Trip – Hiddenite, NC” folder on the Documents page. Please be aware that I-77 North is a parking lot beginning just south of the I-485 interchange. This means very slow traffic up through Mooresville on Friday afternoon. The stack up begins just after lunch and continues well into the evening. An alternate route is to travel NC 16 North. You will have to pull directions for the last bit near the campground, but this route will probably be faster on Friday afternoon.
If you have any questions about the camping trip, please do not hesitate to contact me via this email address. I look forward to seeing you on Friday in Hiddenite, NC!
Cubmaster, Pack 118