The Troop seemed to have a great time this past weekend at Foothills District Camporall! We really enjoying getting to spend the time with our Arrow of Light guests from Pack 710 and Pack 1417. Thanks for joining us this weekend! The scouts spent the morning working on first aid and fire making and finishing up a lot of partial advancements that they have accumulated over the last few months. Great work everyone! The weather was just about perfect, sunny and comfortable during the day and cold enough that we got to have a nice big fire on Saturday night. I think everyone is already looking forward to the next campout at Allatoona Aquatics Base, check your email for the sign up link! In the meantime, click the collage below to see the full photo album from this weekend.
I’d like to present OA Kennesaw’s newest Vigil Honor recipients, Rudi Shumpert (T2319) & Robert Carlin (T2319)! They completed their Vigil Honor Induction this past weekend. Less than 2% of arrowmen are selected to receive the Vigil Honor each year. Please help me in congratulating them both on this amazing honor!
What an amazing socially distant Court of Honor! Even with limited in person meetings and very few outings or troop activities, Troop 2319 Scouts haven’t stopped continuing their Trail to Eagle. We had 50+ merit badges to hand out, dozens of new rank advancements, and several first year scouts were awarded their upgraded troop neckerchiefs. We also got our new custom JTE Patches and they look amazing! Can’t wait to add the next JTE Rocker for 2020. A special thank you to Joe W. for helping secure and run the sound system to make sure everyone could hear.
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We had a few questions about the JTE patches from the Court of Honor Last night. The Troop committee (a while back) decided that instead of getting the yearly JTE patches that have to be replaced each year that we would go with a custom troop JTE patch. Each year “rocker” will be in the stitching color of the level we earned ( All gold we hope!) The founding members received their round patch & 2018, 2019 rockers. the 2019 cross overs received their round patch and 2019 rocker. The first year scouts will receive their round patch at the December CoH & 2020 Rocker which based on our record will also be gold! These go on the right sleeve of your uniform under the patrol patch. Leave enough room for the rockers to go all the way around.
The troop had an amazing time out at Camp Westin this weekend! You could definitely tell that EVERYONE was excited to be out and camping again. Many of our newer scouts worked on or refreshed their knowledge of first aid, fire building, and ax and knife safety. We even had a paper airplane making competition just for the fun of it!!
I want to give a shot out to all the scouts who attended, you guys did an fantastic job making sure we stayed safe throughout the weekend. It definitely isn’t fun having to wear a mask nearly 24/7, especially when its that hot out. Good job pushing through and staying safe!
We ended out outing with our usual Thorns & Roses. Several scouts had thorns that it was so hot and humid, but at the end, we all had a little chuckle when the latest addition to our scouting family (a family who recently moved here from Florida) had a rose that the weather was the perfect temperature and not too muggy! Just goes to show that a lot of things that seem unpleasant really aren’t that bad when you look at the bigger picture.
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For today’s advancement spotlight, we’d like to recognize Garv s on the completion of his Family Life Merit Badge. Good Job Garv! #ScoutingContinues
Huge congratulations go out to:
- Michael Carlin
- Steve Carlin
- Cavin Davis
- Xan Mihill
For completing their induction into the Order of the Arrow this past weekend. For those who don’t know, the Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. The induction weekend can be a lot of hard work for candidates, but everyone made it through and had a great time!
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Congratulations to David H. on the completing the Family Life Merit Badge. Family Life can be a tough one to complete with the 90 day requirement. Great job knocking it out! #ScoutingContinues
For today’s advancement spotlight, we’d like to recognize Cavin D. on the completion of his Sustainability Merit Badge. Good Job Cavin! #ScoutingContinues
For today’s Advancement Spotlight, we’d like to congratulate Ben M. on completing his Athletics Merit Badge. Great work Ben, way to stay active despite everything that’s going on right now. #ScoutingContinues
Today, we would like to congratulate Aver S. on the completion of the Plumbing Merit Badge. Congrats Avery! #ScoutingContinues
What an important merit badge to work on! Great job Pranav for getting this Eagle Required Merit Badge knocked out! #ScoutingContinues