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!
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
Not a weekend goes by that our scouts aren’t out practicing their scout skills! This past weekend several scouts headed out for a quick hike at Red Top Mountain to work on their Trail Cooking for the Cooking Merit Badge. Some lessons were definitely learned about portion sizing, following instruction & planning ahead, and the importance of repackaging food to reduce waste and weight. All said, their meals all looked pretty tasty and we couldn’t have asked for better weather on Saturday morning.
For our August campout the troop went to Woodruff for White Water Rafting. Scouts seemed to have an absolutely awesome time Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River! While older scouts were busy on the river, two leaders lead our first year scouts in some tree top ziplines! While the weather was hot the water felt refreshing. Some of our first year scouts stayed back at camp and played manhunt. Grubmasters Roman, Brantley, Evan, Ryan, Abhinav made some delicious meals. Everyone had a great weekend! — Mitchell A. Troop Historian Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JNYPBepBc6U81MTP8
Could we have had a busier weekend? After the creamery & Animal Science MB on Friday, Scout Picnic on Saturday, we still had scouts itching for more and went on a whopping 22 Mile Mountain Bike Ride for the Cycling Merit Badge on Sunday! Could you have picked a hotter day? Even with the heat, it looks like everyone had a good time! Can’t wait to hear more about it. Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/arjR3WpSgeKnbNjy6
School hasn’t started yet, so our scouts are still busy having fun! Following out Dairy Visit & Game Day on Friday, we had our Annual Scout Picnic for friends & family of all scouts from all scouting units at Unity! It was so much fun seeing people from Pack 710, Pack 1714, Troop 2319-B. Troop 2319-G, & Crew 2319! There was a ton of backyard games, lots of great food, & some really good fellowship and socializing. So excited that we are back to having our annual picnic and looking forward to it again next year! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/HVg8DrBeANUFzaRWA
I was wrong, we apparently did have an even busier weekend than I thought! Thank you Brandon & Kelly for taking the time on this past Saturday morning to lead a group of scouts in a 5 mile hike for them to complete their Cooking MB Trail Cooking Req. Looks like everyone had a great time!
With summer almost over, we’re squeezing in every bit of fun we can! Yesterday we headed up to Glo Crest Dairy, Clermont, Georgia & Mountain Fresh Creamery to learn about dairy farming, work on the Animal Science Merit Badge, and of course get some fresh ice cream & cheese! After our picnic lunch in the park, we headed back to Unity North Atlanta to finish up the MB and have an afternoon of board games and fellowship. Couldn’t ask for a better day!! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/PBDpk3r3JNrYfZvXA Foothills District BSA Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America #ScoutsBSA #scouting #mariettascoutroop
Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dT2QBF9ZR3kdT1JQ7 Day 1: Troop 2319 arrived safely and toward the front of the in-processing line. Usually it takes two and a half hours to do medical check-in, but today was only 22 minutes due to dropping the forms off early. Orientation and camp set up went smoothly, but the opening campfire was curtailed after 20 minutes when the rain came down heavily. Add / Drop went as well as could be expected. We did not get extra slots for welding or water skiing, but did get 7 extra slots for the Ocoee whitewater trip. All is well. -Col. Tom Day 2: We had a wet night. Two and a half inches of rain and 18 mph winds were a struggle to sleep through, but the weather today was a perfect 70 and sunshine. Classes began in the morning with some minor adjustments. The 1st Aid MB in camp is half finished. Only the practical hands on tasks remain. 8 Scouts went on the river today. The water was running faster, but there were fewer rapids due to the rain raising the water levels. Lots of individual free time in the afternoon. An Appalachian Folkfest after dinner and an overnight canoe trip for some. -Col. Tom Welch Day 3: We had perfect weather again today. The 12 who went on the canoe overnighter paddled in across the lake just before breakfast making an idealic setting. Classes continued and we finished the 1st Aid merit badge. It was a big day for mail. I looked like Santa with a bulging bag of packages. We even had the chance to sing happy birthday to a special Scout. Every one scattered for afternoon activities. The Order of the Arrow had a social after dinner and then everyone pretty much went to the spoof merit badge on Scooby-Doo. -Col. Tom Day 4: Classes continued. It kept threatening to rain all day until it finally opened up in the afternoon. A lot of bonding and cards under the tarps, but not much other activity. Xan has us very close to earning Honor Troop with Traditions. We are well on track. Tonight the first year Scouts went on a 5-mile hike for advancement. The older Scouts went repelling, worked on Honor Troop, went swimming and/ or attended the flag retirement among other things. Not a bad hump day. -Col. Tom Day 5: What a great day! The merit badges are almost complete. It took a while but the Troop is firing on all cylinders. Looks like we will earn Honor Troop with Scouting Traditions. The boys are working really hard. A special shout out to Mason Cox who has us in the running for the Silver Spoon Award (cleanest eating area in the dining hall) thru his diligence as our chowmaster. Most of the boys had off camp activities today, either a raft trip on one of the rivers or a horseback ride. Lots of smiles and adventure stories. We will publish the link to get rafting photos after we get home from camp. Tonight’s special activity is open boating, but we have also been detailed for a shower house cleaning. All set for a big finish tomorrow. Home on Saturday. -Col Tom Day 6: For the final day of camp, scouts finished up their remaining merit badges, adults watched and cheered on campers participating in the Mile Swim, and a camp wide cardboard boat race was taken on.. We didn’t win, not even close, but the scouts had fun and that’s what counts! The night was finished off with closing campfire and picking up an absolute mountain of advancement materials to sort and enter! Final Stats!
We’re right in that sweet spot between school & summer camp when most folks are out of town, so huge shout out and thank you to all those who helped with the Addison Elementary School Bridge Repair Service Project on Saturday. It wasn’t an Eagle Project, just something the troop offered to take on. We replaced rotten and unsafe parts of the bridge and fence railings, as well as added a few more structural braces to provide a little bit more stability to the bridge. Thank you Mr. Kerns for planning and organizing this awesome project! *And also thank you Mike & Cole W. who were at the project for nearly the entire time, but had to head out mere minutes before a group picture was taken at the end (sorry!) Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SF6estuBdpRKWXXh6
Today, scouts from both 2319 B & G were honored to serve as the opening color guard for the 2023 BSA National Convention! It required a painful 4:45am wake up so they could be downtown for the 5:45am practice, but it was well worth it. We are very proud of our scouts. Thank you for everyone who attended! Full Photo Album Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ToywbC4KdnvfM3zA9