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David Ripley: Work Day

Over the weekend, scouts from 2319 led by David Ripley, who is working on his Eagle Scout Project, assembled 8 new benches for UNA! Our Troop is blessed to be part of the UNA family and we can’t wait to see what the next Eagle Project @ Unity North Atlanta will be! Congratulations and great work David, you had a good plan that was well executed to get the job done!

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Eagle Project: David Ripley

Are you looking to earn some service hours? David Ripley will be holding is Eagle Project work day this Saturday, Feb 22! Check out the flyer below (you can click on it for a printable version) and don’t forget to sign up so David can plan and knows who to expect! Sign Up: www.signupgenius.com/go/904094EACAB2DA5FD0-david

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Crossover Pack 1714

An excited group of AOL Scouts from Pack 1714 crossed over into Troop 2319 last Thursday night. Congratulations on your transition from Cub Scouts into a Scouts BSA Troop. Welcome to the troop, we’re so happy to be part of our journey on the long trail to Eagle! (click the image below to see the full album) *If you have photos from Pack 1417’s Crossover and would like to share them, please email [email protected] for sharing instructions

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Crossover Pack 1417

Troop 2319 is super excited to welcome our new crossovers from Pack 1417! Last night we welcomed eight new scouts from Pack 1417 from Davis Elementary to join our Troop. We’re happy to be part of your scouting trial to Eagle and look forward to getting to know all of you at our upcoming campouts and meetings! (click the image below to see the full album. More & higher quality pictures will be added soon!) *If you have photos from Pack 1417’s Crossover and would like to share them, please email [email protected] for sharing instructions  

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Troop 2319 Earns the OA Unit of Excellence for 2019!

On behalf of Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, I want to congratulate Troop 2319 on having earned the Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award for 2019.  This is a unique and distinctive honor as less than 1% of all the troops, crews and ships in the BSA earn this award each year.  Within our Lodge the award has only been presented six times since 2012.  Only two other units earned the award for 2019. Thank you to all the OA Youth and Adults who helped make this possible by attending OA Functions, planning troop events so they don’t overlap with the Lodge schedule, and overall just proving that Troop 2319 doesn’t just claim to support the Order of the Arrow, it actually stands behind it! Receiving the OA Unit of Excellence is a great honor from the National Honor Society of Scouting.  For more information about the OA Unit of Excellence, you can check out OA-BSA.org. Again thank you to everyone who helped Troop 2319 be the only troop in the district to earn this award and one of three in the council to received it for 2019. Congratulations!!

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Congratulations on the new ranks!

The pace of advancement never ceases to amaze me at Troop 2319. In 1 night we had 4 scouts get awarded new ranks! If this is any indication, our March Court of Honor is going to be jam packed with ranks, awards, and recognition! For now, we say congratulations to: Sebastian on earning Tenderfoot Everest on earning 2nd Class Cavin on earning Star Garv on earning First Class Click the college below to see all our great “miscellaneous” photos and join the album to get notifications when new photos are added! And check out our “Hope for Humanity” circles that are going to be incorporated into Unity North Atlanta’s 2020 Global Mandala! Click here to find the best time to come stop by and check out the entire Mandala before it’s gone!

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Service at Unity

Thank you to everyone who came and helped our Charter Org Unity get all the chairs moved and space reconfigured in their main sanctuary in preparation for setting up their 2020 Global Mandala: Hope for Humanity! It takes a lot of work to get all those chairs moved and reset, the church was very thankful for your help. Great Work! Don’t forget to come stop by and see the Mandala.

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Important Moments

Along with all the outing photo albums, Troop 2319 also likes to try and capture the special moments in our scouters’ journeys. To that end, we have a “miscellaneous” photo album that helps us aggregate and share these moments. The most recent additions are some wonderful scouts getting presented their new ranks after successfully completing their Boards of Review! As always, you can click the collage to see all the miscellaneous photos we’ve aggregated over the years. If you currently have or take any photos of these important milestones in the future, please email them to [email protected] or upload them to Google Drive and share the folder. Thank you everyone who has helped capture photos like these! (ahem… Steve Carlin)

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Crossovers – Pack 471

Welcome to Troop 2319! Last night we welcomed five new scouts from Pack 471 to join our Troop! We’re happy to be part of your scouting trial to Eagle and look forward to getting to know all of you at our upcoming campouts and meetings!

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OA Induction

Troop 2319 would like to congratulate Jeremy A. on completing his Ordeal this past weekend to become a member in the Order of the Arrow. Next time you see him, be sure to congratulate him! Troop 2319 also had numerous other members attend the Induction this past weekend who helped out from serving as Elangomats, to Ceremony Support, to Camp Staff, and Service Project Volunteers. Thank you to all who attended, together we helped the OA Lodge complete over 450 hours of service for Bert Adams Scout Camp. With all the work that was completed this past weekend, we have cut down the amount of work for the Bert Adams Rangers by nearly a month! You can check out photos from the weekend by clicking the collage below.

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Congrats to our new OA Vigil Honor Recipient

Our very own Avery Shumpert completed his Vigil Honor Induction this weekend at Trailblazer. A quick recap for those who don’t know, there are three levels in the Order of the Arrow, Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil Honor. Receiving Vigil Honor is exceedingly rare as the process involves getting nominated by your peers within the OA and getting approve by committee and national, before completing your Vigil Honor Induction. The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge had roughly 900 registered OA members at the end of last year, and out of all those members across the Atlanta Area Council only 12-15 were selected this year to receive the Vigil Honor and Avery was selected as part of that very small group. He is the first new Vigil Honor recipient from our district since 2011! Next time you see him, be sure to give him a big congratulations as he is the first chapter member to receive the Vigil Honor is several years! CONGRATULATIONS AVERY, you deserve it!

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Scout Picture Day!

We had a great scout picture day! Check your email for the link to the full set of photos, but for now, check out how great these pics came out! We look forward to continuing this tradition of having a scout picture day every year so parents have an extra record of just how much can change in a single year.

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Help At Unity

A big thank you to the youth and adults who got home from this weekend’s camp out and came right back out to Unity to help get setup for their World Day of Prayer Celebration. Although I didn’t make it last year, I hear that it is a really cool event. If you’re available, I highly recommend trying to stop by Unity beginning this Wednesday night (overnight) through Thursday Afternoon! Thanks again to everyone who helped!

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Troop Elections!

On Monday the troop held elections for the leadership positions in the troop. Great job to all who ran! Our new SPL is Jay Wasser and his ASPL’s are Jeremy Andre and Michael Carlin. The new patrol leaders are Aiden Mihill for the Flaming Gremlins patrol and Aiden Pinwarden for the Kraken patrol. Other positions include Gavin Huey as Historian, Cavin Davis as Troop guide, Robert Carlin as OA rep, Avery Shumpert as Troop instructor and several more! The official leadership change will occur next week at our troop’s Court of Honor. There will be a PLC for the incoming leadership on Sept 2nd for the new leadership to start setting their goals and laying out their plan.   Michael C. Troop 2319 Historian