Saturday, January 7, 2023

February and March 2023 Camping Trips

Greetings Troop 46!


I’m happy to announce our February and March Camping trips.


February 17-19, 2023

We’ll be travelling to Stone Mountain State Park (NC) and camping in one of the group campsites.  We’ll have an awesome day-hike on Saturday, February 18 that include the summit, opportunities for several waterfalls and a climb up several hundred stairs.  While this is not a backpacking trip, we will treat it as one from a packing and meals perspective.

More details and the signup coming soon


March 24-25, 2023

The Etowah District camporee is an event where a large group of troops from our district camp together and have friendly competitions related to scouting skills and other events.  There are awards to be won and we’ll be doing some brushing up on our skills in February and March to help prepare for it.  Please note that this event is not on our typical third weekend of the month.  The Camporee will be held at Belk Scout Camp.  Look for more information and signups to come.


Yours in Scouting,


Bruce Hethcote



Scoutmaster - Troop 46

Matthew Presbyterian Church


C: 704-877-9109




Friday, January 6, 2023

Appalachian Ski Mountain Trip

Event Timing: Jan 21-22, 2023
Event Location: Appalachian Ski Mtn
Google form Signup:

We will depart Matthews Presbyterian Church at 7:00 am on Sat Jan 21, 2023.
** Please arrive by 6:30 am. **

We will be spending the night in a VRBO Vacation Rental in the Boone Area. If your scout is an inexperienced skier, I would highly recommend paying for the lesson. I will be available for very basic instruction as needed. There are clothing rentals available. But, in lieu of a proper ski bib, a pair of rain pants can add a layer of protection from the wet snow.

~$87 - 8hr Flex Pass for Skiing
~$89 - 8hr Flex Pass for Snowboarding
~$113 - 8hr Flex Pass for Skiing w/ Lesson

Registration: All Participants must register, complete waivers, and pay online at the Link below by 1/14.

Troop Fee: $30
VRBO Lodging $20 plus Sat Dinner and Sun Breakfast.

Spending Money: $10
Lunch: Ski Lodge Dining

We'll return to the church on Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 at approximately 12:00-12:30 pm.

** Please submit a new response for each person attending (parent & scout, etc.)

Thank you,

Troop 46 Leadership Team

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Lock-In signup

Hi Everyone,


Please look at the signup form for the 2022 Lock-In at and let me know what you think.

Don’t fill out the form just yet.


The Cosmic Night event runs from 7:00 – 10:00 pm and is $25.00 per “jumper”.  I don’t think there’s a fee for chaperones.


I think we can do better handling our own snacks/food at the church rather than getting the food at Big Air.  What are your thoughts?


As far as the cost goes, if we go with $30 per attendee, that will give us $5 per head for a food/snack budget.  Of course, if we go with $35 per attendee, that gives us $10 per head for food/snacks.  We could easily get some CiCi’s pizza and snacks and drinks and such.


What does everybody think?


I’d like to get this signup out as soon as we can.




Yours in Scouting,


Bruce Hethcote



Scoutmaster - Troop 46

Matthew Presbyterian Church


C: 704-877-9109