Great training hike at Knob Hill, KMNP for the Troop 2319 Philmont Crew. 8.5 miles. #2021PhilmontPrep
What a great day for a hike! Got our first official Philmont training hike in at Kolb Farm trail at Kennesaw Mountain. (5miles/25lbs pack)
At this weekend’s campout the troop went to Allatoona Aquatics Base. The temperature was good and it was sunny; perfect camping weather. In the morning on Saturday, all the first year scouts in attendance worked on the First Aid MB along with their first aide requirements for tenderfoot & second class. A big thank you to Mr. Wiggins for coming out and helping make this happen! On Saturday afternoon the scouts did a service project which was a trash cleanup of the Aquatics Base and beaches. Then after the cleanup many scouts worked on merit badges and rank advancement requirements. That there was cobbler and s’mores after dinner. — Troop Historian Gavin H. (Please click the photo below to see the full photo album)
The Troop seemed to have a great time this past weekend at Foothills District Camporall! We really enjoying getting to spend the time with our Arrow of Light guests from Pack 710 and Pack 1417. Thanks for joining us this weekend! The scouts spent the morning working on first aid and fire making and finishing up a lot of partial advancements that they have accumulated over the last few months. Great work everyone! The weather was just about perfect, sunny and comfortable during the day and cold enough that we got to have a nice big fire on Saturday night. I think everyone is already looking forward to the next campout at Allatoona Aquatics Base, check your email for the sign up link! In the meantime, click the collage below to see the full photo album from this weekend.
The troop had a fantastic time camping this past weekend at Woodruff Scout Camp! The weather was nearly perfect, several scouts got to get in hike around the lake, and we ended our day on Saturday with nice campfire and had an outdoor movie night. Already excited to get back up to Woodruff in a couple more weeks for Foothills District Camporall! (Click the image below for the full album)
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!