This past weekend, Troop 2319 had a great time at military base Fort Moore. We learned about how dedicated Fort Moore is to honoring soldiers. The rain wasn’t a great addition to the campout, but it didn’t dim our spirits, and we had an amazing time. I can’t wait to see if we can go back for another great experience next year! Evan B. Troop Historian Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TLUWiLdai4XTLaFX7
A select group of scouts took advantage of the break in the rain over the weekend to meet up for their latest in a series of prep hikes as the get ready to head to Philmont this summer!
We had our first successful #KeepCobbBeautiful Adopt A Mile over the weekend! It may have been a little chilly, but sometimes the job still has to get done. Thanks everyone who came out. We didn’t collect that many bags of garbage this time, but that’s actually a good thing because it means that thanks to our efforts, the road is staying cleaner and cleaner!
My eagle project was to build two storage bins for Simpson Middle School. They will be used to store sports equipment and other equipment that the school would like to keep outdoors. There were 15 scouts and 6 adult leaders who were present. It was a cold windy day but every scout braved the weather and put in their best effort. We made 2 teams, each building 1 storage bin to optimize time. Everything went smoothly and fine. we had a small challenge with the slow closing hinge but with the guidance and expertise of the leaders we were able to complete the build. Thanks everyone who came out to help! — Kenric N. Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ipziRYRmQ6TZTrej7
Last weekend, Troop 2319 went cold weather camping at Bert Adam’s Scout Camp. We had lots of fun exploring in the woods, playing games, and making ropes. Everybody enjoyed the warm fire and great food in the freezing cold weather. We look forward to our next hopefully warmer camp out! — Troop Historian Evan B. Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2FXfnBg8SMbSnyB39
We kept our tradition alive with our annual lock in at Escalade, and boy what a fun night! Scouts were climbing, racing, playing games, & of course snacking until far later than I think several of our adults had hoped. Escalade is definitely always a highlight for our scouts and I’m sure we’ll be back again next year! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/m64GFxAXnPDoxvsj8
Wondering what scouts were up to while we were off for Thanksgiving? Well I can’t tell you what every scout did, but I can tell you that we had SIX scouts head down to Bert Adams Scout Camp for the week to attend National Youth Leadership training (NYLT)! Nice job Mason, Mitchell, Justin, Kai, Nikolas, & Trevor. We’re excited to see you apply your new skills and training around the troop.
Had a great & relaxed weekend at Woodruff Scout Camp! It might have been a little chilly, but we still had tons of fun and scouts got a lot accomplished. Some scouts knocked out a 5 mile hike, some finished up their camp cooking, others spent the afternoon in the ax yard, a few went fishing, and a couple even completed their trail cooking! We finished up the day with a warm campfire with skits & songs. Couldn’t ask for better. Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/tsohnPtWdUSM3C497
Last night, we held our annual Halloween Party and wow did we have some great costumes! It’s always so much fun to see everyone’s creativity and especially to see how the manage to participate in the games while in costume.. Boy was that spider web crawl a challenge for some of them! Between fun games, great snacks, & of course prizes, who could ask for a better night. Hope everyone has a very Happy Halloween tonight!
Had an awesome time at Unit North Atlanta’s trunk or treat last Friday. It was so much fun getting to see so many people out in costume having an great night out and the weather could not have been better! If this year was any indication, next year’s Trunk or Treat is going to be amazing!
Thanks everyone who came out to our #KeepCobbBeaturif Adopt-A-Mile yesterday! The weather was just about perfect and you helped collect a ton of trash and kept it out of entering the storm water system, nice work!
Last weekend, the troop headed south of Atlanta to Providence Canyon and wow, what a cool place!! We got there pretty late and setup in the dark, but when the sun rose on Saturday, it was clear just how amazing this place is. We hiked the rim and down into the canyon, learned a ton about how it formed, and even had some time in the afternoon to play games and relax. Word don’t do it justice, take a look at the highlights and head to the link to see all the amazing pictures from this campout. Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ULE7YMyA72SsuGUP7
The weekend, we headed to Bert Adams for a weekend of rocket launching! We had a ton of fun building our rockets on Saturday Morning with the help of copious amounts of glue. After lunch it we returned to the field to see who’s would go the highest. Some went more sideways than up, and the weather moved in until we were eventually launching it what was clearly rain, but it was still a fantastic afternoon! Huge shout out and thank you to our RSOs for the weekend Mr. Kolluri & Mr. Leftwich who braved the rain and kept helping scouts get their rockets off the ground regardless of the weather! We finished up by policing the field to collect the dozens of spent rocket motors and headed back to our campsite for a evening of good food and campfire program. Despite the rain, it was still a pretty awesome weekend. Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/D8SLJ1tB8NqxUKBn6
This past Monday, we held our August Court of Honor and it was a big one! This week, we officially recognized and awarded, 45 Rank Advancements, 3 National Outdoor Achievement Camping segment, 8 National Outdoor Award Gold Devices, a Recruiter Strip, 3 Triple Crowns, and 199 Merit Badges! We also recognized our newest OA Ordeal & Brotherhood Members and the fact that we have the most 2023 Dues Paid OA Members of any troop in the entire Atlanta Area Council! All of this has been achieved in just the past 6 months and really goes to show that our scouts never stop moving forwards. They are always working on that next rank, next merit badge, or award. This was an amazing Court of Honor, to all scouts, keep up the good work! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UUsgJUBJNz4gqYn46
While some scouts were out hiking practicing their trail cooking, Will L. lead a separate group of scouts in the building of 8 wooden benches to be installed at Allatoona Creek Park. It looks like everyone worked together to get these benches knocked out and we can’t wait to see some pictures of them fully installed!