Our Cycling MB Scouts had another successful ride last weekend! This was their 4th ride and just a touch over 6 miles. Next up, the first of two 8 mile rides and then a 22 miler.. Great work scouts, way to keep busy, get outside, and work on a MB together outside of our normal troop meetings & campouts!
This past weekend had to be one of the most fun weekend outings we’ve done yet! We headed up to Scoutland On Lanier Scout Camp for a weekend of watersports fun. We arrived just before dark and got setup on Friday, but this outing was all about Saturday… Scouts spent all day in kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, swimming, and of course tubing! I don’t think I saw an upset face all day!! But don’t take my word for it, follow the link for the full album as there were just too many pictures to share this time! Phot Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/oEisFMdtcRCjx7XN9
On Friday, we headed up to Skymont Scout Reservation, a camp we have never been to before, for a weekend of fun and relaxation. The drive was long, but getting see a new camp was great! A few scouts practiced some advancement, everyone spent a good chunk of the day exploring the camp, some went fishing, a few played some disc golf in the afternoon, and a lot of scouts were able to complete their Second Class, First Class, and Camping Merit Badge Cooking Requirements. The weather on Saturday couldn’t have been more perfect, what a great time it is to be out camping! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yjEcWd38QJ5oaJi18
This past weekend, we had another group of scouts take on a Northern Tier Prep weekend. The weathered severe storms on Friday Night, thankfully the rain was gone by Saturday morning which lead to a near perfect weather. Scouts learned about how to pack the packs used to transport gear at Northern Tier and practiced wet entering & portaging canoes! It looks like they had a great time, thank you Steve Carlin for putting together and running this training for our scouts to get them ready for this summer! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UrXXbBpBtLA7cvA9A
This weekend, several of our scouts and leaders headed up to Allatoona Aquatics Base for a weekend of training and prep work as they gear up for Northern Tier.
This weekend was the troop training camp out at Camp Jameson. For many this was their first-time camping with the troop. The day started with a little rain but our grub masters preserved and had breakfast ready. After breakfast the older scouts set up their classes in the pouring rain. We were lucky to have a big pavilion to use. The older scouts taught the Firem’n Chit, Totin Chit, First Aid Kits, Knots, and Flags to the younger scouts. Many scouts are now ready to move to scout rank. After classes we played some games in the field and the woodyard was open. Time quickly passed and it was time for dinner and the campfire program. Pranav hosted the campfire program which was enjoyed by all. We then started a game of manhunt which was unfortunately interrupted. We were notified that severe weather was on the way overnight and we would have to immediately pack up and leave camp. By 10pm the entire troop was packed and ready to depart. We headed back to Highland Plaza for a late night unloading of the trailer. Everyone had a great time despite the campout being cut short. — Troop Historian Mitchell A. We also want to quickly shout out Doug P. who decided to use some of his free time to learn about Fire Pistons, made his own char cloth, and was able to actually get a fire started from a Fire Piston. Not an easy task to say the least. Great use of you free time Doug! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zh7jZgd8otT7kypU9
Keep looking for new faces, Pack 1417 held their crossover on Saturday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where Abhinav K. officially completed his Cub Scout Journey and joined Troop 2319 on to continue his Trail to Eagle! Congrats and thank you for allowing us to be the next step on our trail. We look forward to getting to know you better!
For our second ride of the cycling Merit Badge, we headed up to Blankets Creek yesterday. It was just a quick ride, but sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. What a great way to spend a couple hours! Cycling Merit Badge Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/arjR3WpSgeKnbNjy6
Scouts enjoyed he Cycling Merit Badge when we offered it in 2021 that we’re offering it again and the the scouts just finished their first ride this weekend! It was just a short 3 mile ride to start off the program. The weather was perfect and the scouts looked like they had an awesome time. Already looking forward to the next ride.
This weekend we headed to Woodruff Scout Camp to have fun camping and hiking. We arrived late Friday night and set up our campsite. On Saturday some scouts and adults went hiking right after breakfast and many scouts completed their trail cooking requirements for the Cooking Merit Badge. The scouts arrived back around noon right before the rain began. The scouts spent the rest of the day playing games, hanging by the fire, and other scouting activities. On Sunday the scout packed up quickly beating the rain that followed right as we left and we headed home. -Troop Historian Jack H. Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VWH8A5Ghg6SVqRBVA
This weekend, we headed down south of Atlanta to Camp Benjamin Hawkins for a fun fill weekend of inter patrol games and challenges. We arrived a bit after dark, scouts were split up by patrol and instructed to setup their own campsites as they see fit. On Saturday, patrols challenged each other in fire building, a photo scavenger hunt, surprise cobbler making with mystery ingredients, & wix chixin! The day finished off with a quick campfire program put together by Zachary M. & a big closing campfire just before the rain started moving in. Sunday morning was a bit damp, but we scouts got most of the gear put away fairly quickly and we were on the road and headed home before you knew it. Check out the highlights below or click the link to see the full photo album. Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FzTsyoXsxLcjVmfLA
we might be a little late in sharing the photos, but that doesn’t change the fact that scouts seemed to have fantastic time at your Holiday Party! Between the food, trivia, patrol challenges, and ugly sweater & Santa look a like contests, it seemed like everyone was busy and having a blast! Don’t take our word for it, check out the photos or full album to see all the shenanigans scouts were up to. Congratulations to everyone who one prizes and thank you to everyone who brought a food item to share with the troop. Another great, JTE Gold, year in the bag! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XQbHfSvBwgmSaRAb9
It’s been a couple years since we’ve held a Lock-In at Escalade Climbing Gym and boy was it good to be back! Scouts got to learn how to repel, tie some knots for the Climbing Merit Badge, and climb to the point of exhaustion! Between pizza, snacks, and a special birthday treat, scouts were had lots of energy and the perfect way to burn it off, though some of us just played board games all night. This was also our first joint event with Troop 2319-G and it was so so great to see so many different scouts having so much time. What a great overnight event to end the year with. Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SEGK21jqnJfyx3CB6
Just as the sun was going down, the troop packed up to head south to Indian Springs, GA for a biking filled weekend! Although it was pitch black when we arrived, scouts were quick to get their personal gear and troop gear setup so they could gather around a fire before heading to bed. Saturday turned out to be a perfect day with most of the scouts and adults heading out just after breakfast for their 15 mile ride. Getting back sooner than expected just after lunch, scouts split into smaller groups for some additional rides before everyone regrouped for dinner and campfire program put on by Will L. Sunday morning was a cold one, hover just above freezing, but our SPL Michael roused the scouts, to get breakfasts made, gear torn down, and the enormous campsite policed before heading out. What a great trip to a new place! Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hX2WDzfU82gneCUb6
I think it’s safe to say the troop had an amazing time at Camporall! Saturday started off a little chilly, but quickly warmed up and scouts were able to play board games, practice fire building, ga-ga, fields sports, disc golf, and so much more! Most importantly, we were able to meet some & bond with our friends from Pack1714 & Pack 710 – Marietta, GA! The night ended with a camp wide fire, skits, and flag retirement. Sunday morning was another cold one, but once scouts were up and moving, they tore down camp, attended camp wide interfaith, and finished up by policing our campsite, shower house, and the ga-ga pits for trash and lost items. Camporall is an Foothills District BSA campout, but several of our scouts really stepped up to help make it happen. Shout out to: Michael C: Event SPL along with Charlie (Troop 2019) Xan M: Who lead the camp wide interfaith Jude K: Who did an amazing job playing reveille & taps during the flag retirement in the cold no less Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LyS1Q8sZLbUBatcv7