Long hard training hike today with the Troop 2319 Philmont crew. 8 miles up, over, and back Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw with 35# + packs. Another prep hike in the bag! The next day, we followed this up with another 6 mile prep hike up at Red Top Mountain. What a great weekend! #2021philmontprep
More pictures to come, but just want to show a few quick picks of the great work Jeremy A. did leading is volunteers in revitalizing the Fire Pit at Unit North Atlanta. Way to go Jeremy, it looks great! #ScoutingContinues
Great training hike at Knob Hill, KMNP for the Troop 2319 Philmont Crew. 8.5 miles. #2021PhilmontPrep
Troop 2319!!! Once again our Troop has earned the Gold Level for the annual Journey to Excellence for the BSA. Many thanks to all the hard work and dedication from Scouts & Scouters alike to put together our great program. In this crazy year our Troop did not miss a beat and as we said all year, Scouting Continues. Our 2020 JTE Gold Rockers are in! And we will send out information in the next few weeks on how we will be distributing the JTE Rockers.
We may have been having our annual Halloween Party at our troop meeting this past week, but that didn’t stop three scouts from getting their new ranks presented! Congratulations to Garrett E. (Felix the Cat), Max P. (Cowboy), & Cole W. (Mad Scientist) on getting their Scout Rank presented. Way to go you guys!
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!
The troop had a fantastic time camping this past weekend at Woodruff Scout Camp! The weather was nearly perfect, several scouts got to get in hike around the lake, and we ended our day on Saturday with nice campfire and had an outdoor movie night. Already excited to get back up to Woodruff in a couple more weeks for Foothills District Camporall!
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