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ACTIVITIES & CIVIC SERVICE

If you know of activities, send information to webmaster@lafayettedistrict.org with all information, web links, etc. to be posted on this page, the main page, or the Announcements page.

For more information about upcoming events, please contact LaFayette District  Activities & Civic Service Chair Michele Harling at activities@lafayettedistrict.org.

Jan. 29. The Man in the Moon. From 7 PM - 9 PM, Scouts and the public can learn the origin,

history, and legends of earth’s satellite, the Moon, while observing its surface with binoculars

and telescopes. Visitors are invited to bring their own equipment if they have it. . Because space

is limited, please call (910) 433-1018 to register beginning Jan. 18. All ages are welcome to

attend this free event.

Lake Rim Park

2214 Tar Kiln Drive

Fayetteville, NC 28304

Feb. 18. North Carolina’s Wild Weather. “If you don’t like the weather here, then wait a

minute.” Climate change is making North Carolina’s weather rather unpredictable. Learn about

some of North Carolina’s weather extremes from hurricanes to ice storms. Tornados, lightning,

droughts, and floods will be discussed along with their causes. Registration begins two weeks

prior to the program. Call Clark Park at (910) 433-1579 in order to register. This event is free

and runs from 4 PM - 5 PM.

J. Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center

631 Sherman Drive

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Mar. 20 - 21. 155th Bentonville Reenactment. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is the

largest state historic site in North Carolina, and they host the largest reenactment event in the

state every five years. Visitors will learn that the Battle of Bentonville of March 19-21, 1865 was

the last major Confederate offensive of the war. This living history event only happens every

five years, with many FREE programs and two battle reenactments which are ticketed events.

For tickets and schedule information, please visit:

https://www.johnstoncountync.org/155th-bentonville-reenactment/ or contact Chad Jefferds at

chadwick.jefferds@ncdcr.gov .

Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

5466 Harper House Rd

Four Oaks, NC 27524

Apr. 10. The 2021 Festival D'Avion. The Festival D'Avion is a celebration of flight and freedom at

the Moore County Airport, located just outside Pinehurst, NC. The Festival D’Avion will offer a

unique collection of aircraft exhibits, flyovers, precision jump teams, entertainment plus food and

beverage options for the entire family to enjoy. The five branches of the US Military will be

recognized with static aircraft exhibits honoring the men and women who currently serve in the

armed forces and those who have retired from military service. This event will run all day from10

AM - 6 PM. General Parking ($5 per vehicle) is available at The Moore County Airport. Children

12 and under are free with a paying adult, and military personnel/veterans can purchase discounted

tickets online ($10 each, Valid Active or Retired Military ID Required.) Tickets are being sold

online, ( https://www.festivaldavion.com/#buy-tickets-section ) and at Country Book Shop in

Downtown Southern Pines, Old Sport Gallery in Pinehurst and The Villager Deli in The Village of

Pinehurst. For more information, please contact festival organizers via email at:

info@festivaldavion.com .

Moore County Airport

7425 Aviation Blvd

Carthage, NC 28327

Jan. 24. Cole Mill to Bobbitt Nature Hike. From 2 PM – 4 PM, Scouts and others can hike past

rocky outcrops and rapids, a quiet river and steep bluffs to one of the iconic places on the Eno

River. Bobbitt Hole is the deepest known spot in the river. Half of this hike will be on the river

and the other half through rolling hills of forest. The Cole Mill trail and Bobbitt Hole trail

combine for a hike of 2.6 miles in length and of moderate difficulty. Frequent stops will be

made to look at interesting plants, animals and history that are encountered. All participants are

required to preregister. There is a limit of 10 hikers for this event. To register, call the Eno River

Association at (919) 620-9099 to sign up.

Cole Mill Access

4390 Old Cole Mill Road

Durham, NC 27712

Feb. 20. The Basics of Shotgun Shooting. The 8 hour Basics of Rifle Shooting class is

designed to improve knowledge and skills of shooting firearms for youth as well as adults. This

course is limited to 14 participants on a first come, first served basis. Cost: $30.00. For more

information, contact the Course Facilitator, Steve Dunwoody at sdunwoody@ec.rr.com. To

register, please visit

https://www.capefearcouncilbsa.org/event/nra-shotgun-training-basics-of-shooting-basic-instruct

or-training/ .

Camp Bowers

13165 NC Hwy 53 W

White Oak, NC 28399

Mar. 20. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. ILST is the first course in the series of

leadership training offered to Scouts. This course is open to every Scout in a Troop who

currently holds (or will soon hold) a leadership position. The purpose of the ILST course is to

teach Scouts in leadership positions about their roles and to equip them with the organizational

skills needed to fulfill those responsibilities. Registration must be completed online at

https://scoutingevent.com/424-38353 by March 5, 2021 . Cost: $10, which includes course

materials and lunch, (A $10.00 late fee will be applied to any registrations received after that

date and absolutely no registrations may be added after noon on March 12, 2021.) Check-In

begins at 8:30 AM with the course starting at 9 AM sharp and ending at 2 PM. Individuals with

questions or seeking more information, contact: Sarah Fernandez at

Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org

Camp Tuscarora

965 Scout Rd

Four Oaks, NC 27524

Apr. 10. Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic – Coin Collecting. Come to the Azalea Festival and

visit the Lower Cape Fear Coin Club’s Annual Azalea Festival Coin Show. As part of the Show,

there will be a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic. Scouts interested in working on this badge:

· Should attend in uniform.

· Should bring in their coin collection as this will count towards the requirements.

· MUST pre-register by contacting Karen Foster at via email at foster1jkr@gmail.com or

Jeffery Morse via email at JefferyTMorse@aol.com . Please pre-register no later than

March 27 th .

The clinic runs from 1:30 PM to 3 PM. There is room for 35 Scouts in the clinic. In addition to

the free clinic, Scouts BSA members will also have an opportunity to pan for gold. NOTE: This

event’s availability is subject to conditions brought on by the COVID situation.

Elks Lodge

5102 Oleander Dr.

Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Jan. 19. Venturing Trivia Night: Crew VS Crew. This fun filled event provides an opportunity

for Venturing crews to fellowship, gather and test their Scouting and pop culture knowledge with

other Venturers in the Narragansett Council; however LaFayette Crews are authorized to

participate in this event which will take place via Zoom. Crews will receive the Zoom link in

their confirmation email once registered.

Schedule: Check In 6 PM - 6:15 PM; Event 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Crews interested in participating can register at

https://narragansettbsa.doubleknot.com/registration/register.aspx# . Please email the number of

participants expected from each crew along with the name and contact info of the Crew President

and the Advisor to Sarah Poppe at poppesarah07@gmail.com prior to the event’s January 18 th

deadline. .

Narragansett Council, BSA

10 Risho Avenue

East Providence, RI 02914

Feb. 23. Coast Guard Tech Talk – GPS. This webinar will cover Sea Scout Ordinary Rank

Requirement 10g: Discuss how a GPS works. Explain possible uses and functions including

different screen views. Use a GPS to set a waypoint and navigate to the waypoint you have set.

Sea Scouts can watch the webinar on Zoom, Facebook Live, or YouTube. This event begins at 6

PM PST. Register on Zoom here: https://tinyurl.com/yc85qo2b .

Mar. 30 – Apr. 1. America’s Boating Course. The Fayetteville Sail & Power Squadron will

present a Boating Safety Course at the Pechmann Fishing Education Center on March 30 th ,

March 31 st and April 1 st from 6 PM until 9 PM each evening. Boating safety topics include:

· Introduction to Boating:

· Boating Law

· Boat Safety Equipment

· Navigation

among others. The course itself is free of charge and participants may purchase the

accompanying book for $25. This course satisfies NC safe boating requirement for anyone

under 26 years of age and has a proctored test. Any student(s) who pass the test with an 80% or

higher score will receive a certificate of completion and wallet card. For more information

please contact Thomas Carpenter, Center Director at (910) 868-5003, ext. 11 or

thomas.carpenter@ncwildlife.org . Please note: This event can only be signed up from Feb.

13 12:00 AM through Mar. 29 11:59 PM at

https://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Education-Centers/Pechmann/Event-Registration/EventId/4

491/e/abc3-boating-safety-course-march-30-april-1-2021-30-mar-2021 .

John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center:

7489 Raeford Road

Fayetteville, NC 28304

Apr. 10. Intro to Kayak. From 10 AM - 2 PM, Sea Scouts/Venturers (and the public) can learn

about various types of kayaking along with fundamental kayak skills including: identifying

hazards, basic strokes, concepts in craft handling, wet exits, and rescues in calm water. These

classes are taught in recreational or day touring style kayaks by Frog Hollow Outdoors of

Durham, NC. Cost: $80 per person, in addition:

Advance reservations are required.

Scouts/Venturers must pack and bring their own water and lunch/snack.

Environmental factors may impact the planned curriculum for the day.

Instructor, kayak, paddle and lifejacket (PFD) included.

The course will take place at Falls Lake. Registration closes at noon on the Thursday prior to the

event. For more information, please contact Natasha Teasley via email at

info@froghollowoutdoors.com . Units wishing to register are asked to visit:

https://www.froghollowoutdoors.com/paddlesportsinstruction/introtokayak

Frog Hollow Outdoors

614 Trent Dr #3927

Durham, NC 27705