Upcoming Events Calendar

Backpacking Trip


Meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow(Saturday March 7).


A few notes on gear (a thorough checklist is on the website)


  • Backpack, properly fitted
  • Sleeping Bag (rated to 20°F or colder)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Food, including two trail lunches, a few trail snacks, and a hot supper and breakfast which will be cooked in camp
  • Cup, plate, spoon, pot (or some combination of cookwear and eating utensils)
  • Warm clothing for layering – it looks like the weather will be great during the day, but it will be chilly at night.
  • Sleeping clothes (dry clothes packed separately, just for sleeping, such as long underwear, cotton gloves, toboggan)
  • Boots (not tennis shoes – it will likely be a little muddy due to the rain and snowmelt)
  • Water (carry 2 quarts; we will have water at the shelter)

Scouts can sleep in the shelter or bring a backpacking tent (available at the scout hall)

$2 for gas plus pocket money for a gas station stop


We will have water purification methods that everyone can share.  We will also share stoves.


Our hike is around 7 miles on Saturday and 4.5 miles on Sunday.  We should be back at the church by midafternoon on Sunday.


Call me today with any questions or any gear or packing needs.


Rob Rutherford

Eagle Project Saturday

Charlie’s project will start at 10AM at Rivers Way. Lunch provided (pizza), bring a cup. Tools needed – mainly shovels and rakes to move and spread mulch—including snow shovels to clear off the course.  A couple of wheel barrows. We also need a couple of post hole diggers and digging bars. If we have an adult with chain . . . → Read More: Eagle Project Saturday

Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday 2015—State Street United Methodist Church

A scout is reverent.  This is the final point of our Scout Law, and it is especially appropriate this week as we celebrate Scout Sunday.  Mr. Belew reminds our scouts in the weeks leading up to Scout Sunday that it is their responsibility to be present at State Street . . . → Read More: Scout Sunday

Ski Trip Feb 6-7

When:   We will meet at the church at 3:30 p.m. on Friday February 6.  We will finish early Saturday morning (we will call when back at the church).

Where:   We will drive in the church van to Ski Beech in Banner Elk, NC for the night session.  Then we will return to Bristol and sleep overnight at . . . → Read More: Ski Trip Feb 6-7