On Saturday August 17 the troop went up to Buggy Top and Peter Caves in Sherwood, TN. Due to the extremely hot weather the troop decided not to camp but to go on a day trip. The troop drove up early Saturday morning and hiked in. The older scouts went to Peters cave and the rest of the troop went to Buggy Top cave. The cave was at a perfect temperature and little slippery at times with pools of water below. Even though it was very hot outside the scouts had a great time.
The scouts had an amazing time at the Pulp & Paper MB outing! We had 20+ scouts and leaders head down to the George W. Mead Paper Education Center where they got to learn about the history and process of making paper, and then they actually got to help make some paper! We wrapped up the evening with some review back at Unity and followed it up with a game night and lockin at the church. What a great time!
Many of our scouts were out of town, but Troop 2319 still managed to have a few great scouts in downtown Marietta for the annual Let the Freedom Ring parade! What a great group of scouts.
The Troop had an absolutely fantastic week at summer camp! With 40+ people in camp, the troop just barely fit into its favorite campsite at Woodruff. Unfortunately, early numbers for next year already indicate we will once again have so many scouts that we will have to camp in a different site. What a great problem to have! We did experience a little rain on our first day up at camp, but that quickly got out of the way and we were presented with some of the best weather we’ve ever had for summer camp. The temperatures were comfortable during the day and cool at night. Just perfect for a week of camping. Check out the daily recaps below and don’t forget to check out the Summer Camp album for all the great pictures that the leaders & youth took throughout the week! Monday: Brendan Scavelli was a Troop hero today by earning three requirements toward honor Troop. He fired three rifle shots that could be covered by a dime, fired three arrows into the bullseye, then caught three bass in the lake. Jeremy Andre earned a slushy chip for his cheerful service to other Scouts at meals and Xan Mihill earned the other slushy chip for working extra hard during the shower house cleaning. Tuesday: The boys were in great spirits as they continued to work on their merit badges today. After lunch the rappelling tower was a huge hit. As some of you know, we are released from dinner formation based on a random criteria discovered after we send a scout to the flag pole. Tonight we sent Avery. Then they announced that the troops would be released from dinner from lowest to highest rank. The other troops’ scouts shook his hand as our troop ate last. Dead last. What a glorious loss. Wednesday: Merit badges continued today with almost perfect weather. Larry and Andrew headed home and welcomed Todd and Opa for our midweek leader swap. We had 4 boys have a great time on the trail ride and 16 went out in the white water raft trip. (pictures 107-111) Thursday: Several older scouts went on the Ocoee rafting trip (pictures 3835-3843) and several others made the trek to the Davis Inn. Leader’s were also invited to a special dinner put on by the camp staff. Friday: We have nice crisp cool weather this morning and everyone is in their sweatshirts. The boys are having lots of fun and we all are enjoying the cooler temperatures. Today the boys will finish up their merit badges. We have two scouts swimming the mile swim this afternoon so we will be cheering on Nick and Thomas. We’ll see a few of you this afternoon/evening for family night. Remember gates close at noon and the troop is camping in campsite 16. Don’t forget to pick up a sandwich or a bucket of chicken on the way to camp if you forgot to RSVP for the troop’s chicken dinner at our campsite.
Troop 2319 had a very wet weekend up at Chickamauga Battlefield, but we made it work anyways! Scouts worked on the Cit. in the Nation Merit Badge, played card games, and the first year scouts even got a 5 mile hike in in between the showers! Some scouts got a little wetter than others, but with proper rain gear and canopies, we all were able to stay fairly dry.
This weekend troop 2319 went to Wildlife Action center for the new scout camp out. This helped the new scouts earn the First Aid merit badge and get to know the other scouts. We just had a scout transfer to our unit this past Monday and he was already out camping and having a good time! We also had a second visiting new scout come out camping with us. We played games like civilization and manhunt, while the grub masters Cavin and William cooked things like pasta and quesadillas. The weather was great and it made for a great weekend!
There was a great turn out for the second work day for Scoprio’s Eagle Project. It was a little cold and a little damp, but we all made it through and got a lot of work done. Thank you to everyone who helped! Check out some pictures for the project below or read more about the project here!
Our charter organization, Unity North Atlanta, hosted their annual planning meeting after their service today. Between their service and planning meeting, Troop 2319 volunteered to help out by providing and serving lunch as well as some setup and tear down. Unity North was very grateful for the help and it was a great example for how our troop is working to strengthen our relationship with our fantastic charter organization.
The weekend of March 22-24 Troop 2319 participated in Scout Challenge at Bert Adams scout Camp. This was a council wide event in which scouts participated in challenges and games including GaGa Ball, Human Foosball, Giant Angry Birds, Archery, and Basketball. We lucked out with the weather, it was nice and sunny all weekend. Overall, all the scouts had a great time.
Troop 2319 was very busy this past weekend. We had scouts in 3 different locations and two different state, a first for our Troop! We had several of our older more experienced scouters out hiking, getting closer to earning the Backpacking Merit Badge with each step and the bulk of the rest of the scouts went dump camping at Camp Westin on Lake Allatoona. We even had several of our Inaugural Crossovers with us. That’s right, they crossed over into Boy Scouts on Thursday and came out camping with us on Cold Weather Camp Out the very next day. Way to go! We even had a scout in Alabama attending a Leave No Trace Training day and we’re excited for him to bring his new and refreshed knowledge back to the troop. check out some pictures of the Backpacking and Cold Weather Camping weekends below. February Backpacking: Cold Weather Camping at Camp Westin: