Outings

Pack 1714 Picnic

Pack 1714 Families,

Join us for the Pack / Troop / Crew Family picnic on Saturday, August 24th at Pine Acres Retreat in Acworth, GA. We’ll provide the burgers, buns, condiments and paper products. We’ll also have the big water coolers filled with water and Gatorade so bring your water bottles. There is both an indoor (air conditioned) space as well as outdoor space for the group to use during our picnic.

Please bring your families and both a side and dessert to share and any other non-alcoholic beverages that you would like for your family.  

Bring your ladderball, cornhole and any other outdoor games that you would like as well as any card or board games for inside entertainment. (Please no water guns or water balloons to stay within Scouting USA guidelines for safe scouting / leave no trace)

Please refer to the Pack email communication for the registration link.

Date: 08/24/2019 (Sat.)
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm EDT
Location: Pine Acres Retreat Mariner’s Lodge in Acworth, GA
3963 Bartow Carver Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102 

We look forward to seeing everyone there to kick off a great scouting year!!

Announcement

Sneak A Peek at Mountain View Elementary

Stop by and visit with some of the Pack leadership and Scouts on Tuesday, July 30th from 7:45 AM until 1:00 PM during the school’s sneak a peek. We’ll be located in the gym with all the other extra curricular activities available. We are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have about Scouting, some highlights of the activities we do each year, and how to sign up to join the Pack. It’s a great time to consider us as you look at the clubs and organizations that are offered for our Mountain View students.

Outings

DeSoto Caverns – Sleeping Underground

Pack 1714 took a trip to DeSoto Caverns and spent the night underground on July 20th! The Scouts all had a great time, there were a number of different outdoor activities they got to do during the afternoon. They all really liked the Cave Crawl which was a large structure they could crawl through that simulated spelunking through a very tight cave. Many of the Scouts went through that one at least a dozen times. They also had a blast panning for gemstones and shooting the nerf ball air cannons.

After an afternoon of fun activities, we descended into the cave using nothing but small kerosene lamps for an authentic experience of what it was like for Hernando DeSoto when he first explored the cave around 300 years ago. We had a great tour guide that explained a lot of history of the cave and saw several laser light shows. This is an active cave, so the kids found it pretty amusing that they got a lot of “cave kisses” as the ceiling dripped water on them occasionally as we walked around. After a great day of fun, everyone was tired and it was quite nice to sleep in the 60 degree temperature of the cave instead of the 90 degrees above ground!

Announcement

Welcome to our new website

Pack 1714 is happy to announce we have a new website! Please be patient as we continue to add content and functionality throughout the year. Our goal is for this to be a central point where all of our parents and Scouts can find the information they need.