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. (Click the collage below to see the full photo album)
This weekend Troop 2319 went on a campout to see the National Infantry Museum near Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. The scouts got to tour the museum and learn about the history of our nation’s Army. We spent hours their learning about the history of tanks, wars, the Medal of Honor, and so much more! After the Museum we returned to our campsite and despite the cold the scouts still had fun playing games for the rest of the day. We finished up Saturday night with a cozy campfire. Sunday morning, we got our gear packed up and our Chaplin’s Aide, Ben M., held a Scout’s own service before we got on the road for the long drive home. (Don’t forget to click the collage below to see the full album of photos as there were a LOT) — Gavin H. Troop 2319 Historian
Troop 2319 had a great time over the weekend at our annual lockin at Escalade Climbing Gym! The scouts had fun and got to climb into the early morning hours. Even after the climbing was done, nearly all of the scouts continue playing games, and having fun for several more hours. Click the collage below to see the full album of photos for the lockin!
The Troop had an amazing time this weekend at Scoutland Scout Camp and had the opportunity to visit Crisson Gold Mine. Crisson Gold Mine was an open pit gold mine and now serves to educate the public about the gold mining process. We got to see tons of different types of mining including a giant rock crusher in action. They even let every scout hold a jar with $15,000 in gold in it! We got to pan for gold and even for gems. When we got back to Scoutland, we explored and played around the camp until late afternoon and when we got back to the campsite, the adults had made a huge fire for everyone to sit and enjoy the evening around! Click the collage below to see all the great pictures!
This weekend at Camporall, Webelos and AOL scouts from Pack 1714 joined us for a great time. We arrived on Friday night and setup camp while it was wet and dark. On Saturday we joined a scavenger hunt with Colonel Tom and our visiting scouts. We scurried around camp to get pictures to prove everything we found on the list. The afternoon consisted of Ultimate Frisbee, board games, manhunt and other games. Our campfire turned into an evening show due to the rain. The troop cheered as we won the scavenger hunt with a whopping 216 points. After the evening program we headed back to the campsite and played board games under the pavilion because of the rain. On Sunday morning we went to the Scout’s own service to remind us of our faith. Then we packed up and headed home. Click the collage below to see all the great photos from this past weekend! Gavin H. Troop 2319 Historian
The troop had a great time at Lake Allatoona last week. Even though this was a second campout in September for our troop and was put together just a couple weeks out and scheduled over Cobb Fall Break, we still had a dozen happy campers to enjoy the terrific weather! It was a relaxing weekend of fishing, games, and fun. Some scouts even just used the time to relax out it nature. Our make up troop outing wasn’t the only thing happening at Lake Allatoona though. Troop 2319 would like to give an extra shout out to Todd & Connor Angel and Steve Carlin for completing their first of three High Adventure Resource Training weekends for Powder Horn! Thanks for stopping by our campsite in your free time. As always, click the collage below to check out the full album!
On this camping trip we went to historic Red Clay State Park to earn the Indian Lore merit badge. We were taught by a Cherokee Indian named Jamie Russell. Jamie taught us about the different dances and social life of the Cherokee. He also taught us about the combat and hunting methods of the Cherokee. Saturday afternoon we played some of the games he taught us and we built model wigwam homes. The last thing we did was share Native American stories, signals, or discuss famous Native American people. As always, click the collage below to see the full album of pictures! Gavin H. Troop 2319 Historian
Wow it’s been a busy couple of weeks. We rounded off our Troop Outings & Activities with a Troop, Crew, Pack Picnic on Lake Allatoona. There were lots of indoor and outdoor games for scouts to enjoy and with over 125 people attending, there was plenty of people to enjoy them with. The troop would also like to extend our thanks to Chad Carter for bringing his professional grade grille and acting as our grill master for the day. The food was delicious! Thank you Chad as well as everyone else who brought a dessert and or side to share! As usual, click the image below to see the full album.
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. Michael C. Troop 2319 Historian
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! Check out the photos here! Michael C. Troop 2319 Historian
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!