Troop 2319 is a Scouts BSA troop located in Marietta, GA. Our scouts are active with Troop, District, & Council events. Our primary mission is to provide a quality and fun scouting program using the traditional Boy Scout methods. We are primarily a youth led organization with meetings, activities, and campouts determined and planned by the youth Senior Patrol Leader and his Patrol Leaders Council.
The troop had am amazing weekend at Allatoona Aquatics Base! The weather was fantastic and we were able to use kayaks, canoes, row boats, and sail boats. Grubmasters really stepped it up this weekend making some more complicated and delicious meals for everyone. We were even able to spend some time helping the Camp Allatoona Support Team with their day of service to prep the camp for summer activities. You couldn’t ask for a better weekend!
Big thank you to Eric Wiggins for joining us this past Monday to help explain the purpose and how to perform CPR! This is a life saving skill that everyone should know. Thank you so much for helping teach our new scouts and for helping everyone with an annual refresher.
This weekend, a very fun campout took place at camp Westin… The troop training campout! During this campout older scouts had the opportunity to teach younger scouts a class/lesson as well as the younger scouts got to learn the needed (and useful) skills to get a bunch of requirements done and signed off. On Saturday the day started up slow and normal (like any other campout). However, this was just pretense to what a chill and cool day it would turn out to be. After breakfast everyone headed up to the field for flags/the hoisting of the beautiful star-spangled banner. After that, everyone got ready and prepped. The older scouts set up and got help for the respective class(es) they were teaching, then it was action time and everyone got to work! After an hour or two, it was time for a quick bite of lunch. Then those who were finished joined others at the field for the literal “Hunger games” of soccer. World cup was a blast, and everyone had a great time. Time quickly passed and it was then time for dinner and the awesome campfire program. Garv led the campfire program and after that everyone played manhunt. Finally, it was a very chill and breezy Saturday night. On Sunday, the scouts spiffed up the campout after a quick breakfast and then loaded up the trailer and headed home! Overall, this weekend was a very fun and nice campout for the scouts that made it!
This weekend was a very long-awaited and requested campout: Wilderness Survival!! On this campout the scouts that attended were able to get the requirements for the wilderness survival merit badge. As well as, probably the most hyped up and fun event of the campout; making a shelter/ sleeping in it for a night. On top of that, everyone learned how to make fire with various methods. One of these such methods was using a magnifying glass?!? Then, it was time to get to the hot topic which was building the shelter. Dylan and Michael split everyone into two groups to explain how to build the shelters. We also got to see some popular build methods such as: teepees, funnel builds, and everyone’s favorite because of the consistency, Mineshafts other wise known as the simple canopy. Overall, this campout was a really fun and cool campout to have been at, aside from the cold it was no surprise that this was a highly awaited campout!!
For those who weren’t able to attend, the troop had an amazing COH last night! Over the last 6 months, Troop 2319 scouts have earn 110+ MBs, advanced 35+ ranks, and achieved numerous other awards and accolades such as achieved Gold JTE for 2021, Foothills District Honor Roll 2021, & OA Unit of Excellence 2021! Well done to all!
The troop headed up north to Chickamauga Battle field this past weekend. Chickamauga definitely has to be one of our favorite places to camp! All the scouts got in 5-8 miles of hiking as they headed out and around the battle field, using their geocaching coordinates to locate different monuments and statues. The scouts even collected garbage and refuse along their way to make sure we left the trails better than we found them! The weather during the day couldn’t have been better with it being sunny and just warm enough to lose jackets in the afternoon. Overnight temps were a little chilly with a few scouts learning the importance of layers and just because a sleeping bag is rated for 32°F, doesn’t mean you’ll be comfortable or happy at those temps without extra insulation! Check out some highlights below or head to the full album link to see al the great photos from the weekend.
For Troop 2319’s January Campout, with weather moving it, we pivoted and ended up camping at Allatoona Aquatics Base. It worked out great as it landed on the same weekend as the Camp Allatoona Support Team’s annual Day of Fire that focusses on burning drift wood and using christmas trees staked down to the lake bottom to form fish habitats in the spring. It was a little chilly, but a great weekend for all. Check out the album for a few more pictures from the weekend.
We help our second Adopt A Mile yesterday as part of the #KeepCobbBeautiful program. It was a little drizzly and wet, but we still had plenty of helpers show up. All together we were able to collect 14 bags of trash as well as a few odds and ends. Definitely was a success and we even had some time to collect some trash around Addison Elementary! Thank you to all who volunteered to help!
The Troop headed down to Bert Adams Scout Camp this past weekend for a shooting sports marathon! There was Archery, Rifles, & Shotgun all available and scouts got to shoot till their arms were tired. The daytime weather cooperated and the overnights were… a good reminder to check the forecast before an outing, read emails from the troop about the weather, and pack with many layers. Overall, scouts seemed to really have a blast.
This weekend Troop 2319 hosted Packs 1714, 417 and 714 at Camporall 2021. 2319 Scouts lead patrols of cubs in some patrol skill building in the morning with games and fun time all afternoon. Grub masters did a great job, and the skits at the camp fire were terrific. Even though it was cold everyone still had fun! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it this weekend.