The weekend of March 22-24 Troop 2319 participated in Scout Challenge at Bert Adams scout Camp. This was a council wide event in which scouts participated in challenges and games including GaGa Ball, Human Foosball, Giant Angry Birds, Archery, and Basketball. We lucked out with the weather, it was nice and sunny all weekend. Overall, all the scouts had a great time. Michael C. Troop 2319 Historian
Troop 2319 was very busy this past weekend. We had scouts in 3 different locations and two different state, a first for our Troop! We had several of our older more experienced scouters out hiking, getting closer to earning the Backpacking Merit Badge with each step and the bulk of the rest of the scouts went dump camping at Camp Westin on Lake Allatoona. We even had several of our Inaugural Crossovers with us. That’s right, they crossed over into Boy Scouts on Thursday and came out camping with us on Cold Weather Camp Out the very next day. Way to go! We even had a scout in Alabama attending a Leave No Trace Training day and we’re excited for him to bring his new and refreshed knowledge back to the troop. check out some pictures of the Backpacking and Cold Weather Camping weekends below. February Backpacking: Cold Weather Camping at Camp Westin:
On 2/3/19 our Troop 2319 celebrated a very special Scout Sunday service with our Chartered Org Unity North Atlanta. The Troop assisted with the service providing a color guard, opening prayer, and shared the Scout Oath & Law with the congregation. After the service we gathered for fellowship with the members of Unity and enjoyed great conversations about scouting! Check out some of the pictures from the event.
The troop had a great time at Camp Sidney Dew this weekend. For some scouts, this was the first experience with cold weather camping, but everyone seemed to stay warm and have fun. Most of the scouts worked on their Emergency Preparedness merit badge in the morning and then spent the afternoon exploring this fantastic scout camp. Click below to see all the pictures and pay special attention to “Venturing Treehouses”
A small group of brave and intrepid scouts and scouters took a brisk 19 mile trek along sections of the Appalachian and Benton Mackaye Trails as part of the backpacking Merit Badge. Rain, cold, and snoring campers did not keep this group from having a great time along the way.
For our Troop’s December outing, we had a wonderful time at Escalade Rock Climbing Gym where we had a lock in and numerous scouts had the opportunity to finish the climbing merit badge! We had a great turn out and whether they came out to climb or just sit around and play games, everyone had a great time. What could be better than staying up late, climbing all night with all the pizza and Gatorade you could drink? check out some great picks buy clicking the image below.
Several scouts attended Brain Camp, a safety based event put on by Safe America, and it loos like it was a lot of fun! There were a lot of interesting talks by first ponderers as well as dozens of booths from a wide range of safety based organizations promoting everything fro safe driving to healthy living habits!
The troop had a great weekend at Camporall up at Woodruff Scout Camp. The weather was a bit on the colder side, but it was bright and sunny. There were lots of great activities and even a dedicated board/card game area with giant jenga! We had a ton of Weebelos from several packs join us this year and we look forward to seeing many of them at crossover. We ended the night in the main amphitheater and after awards, prizes, and a BIG campfire, we even got to watch a movie on a giant outdoor movie screen.
We had a great Halloween party tonight. Everyone was in attendance, Sully, Captain America, the Sphinx, and even Jake from State Farm. There were a ton of great costumes and we gave out some awesome prizes for the best ones. It was a lot of fun!.
Unity North held their annual Trunk or Treat event tonight. It was a little damp out, but everyone persevered and made it work. Troop 2319 came out and setup a booth with candy for the kinds and in true troop tradition, coffee for the adults. It was really cool to meet so many people from Unity at one of their events.
This past weekend, the troop had a fantastic weekend working on the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge. We left around 5:30 Friday and when got there, the scouts did a great job and were able to get the main campsite setup and build their survival shelters. The scouts stayed out in their shelters overnight and showed they had what it took to survive in the wilderness. On Saturday we reviewed what should be included in a personal survival kit, multiple methods for purifying water and when each method should be used, and worked on starting fires using methods other than matches or lighters. We had some light showers in the afternoon, but everyone seemed to have a lot of fun with time for work and relaxation. The temperatures dropped to below 40 degrees on Saturday night, but all the scouts woke up easily on Sunday morning allowing the troop to get packed up for an on time return. Overall a great weekend! Check out a couple highlights below and then follow the link to see all the great shelters the scouts were able to put together this weekend! Check out the rest of our pictures here HERE!
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September 28-30, 2018 On the weekend of the 28th through the 30th of September, Troop 2319 went on a scout outing to camp 175, a beautiful camp site that is right next to Allatoona lake. Having such an amazing campsite allowed us to do many different activities. On the first day at, the troop set up their tents and got the kitchen ready. Later that day scouts skipped rocks into the lake and played a couple of games of man hunt. Everyone had a great time and to bring the day off to a close, a few scouts cooked dessert as a 2nd class requirements. After a good night’s sleep, the scouts woke up to a meal of eggs, sausage, and hash browns made by the troops grub master. After breakfast, the scouts started playing a game of civilization until lunch. The lunch served was turkey, ham and cheese sandwiches with chips. After lunch, some scouts went to swim in the lake while other scouts did several things including getting rank requirements. By 6:30 we all came back to the kitchen and had a meal of tacos and corn for dinner. Then just like the day before, we had scouts make dessert. After dinner we all went to a campfire program where scouts performed several different skits. After the campfire program, senior scouts grabbed a couple of kids to put away the kitchen and to try and pack everything up. At the end of the night, we all went to bed after a great day of scouting. In the morning all the scouts awoke to pack up their tents and to clean up the campsite. Then we all had a breakfast of bagels and bananas. To finalize our campout, we all drove back to our parents at the Old-Time Pottery parking lot. Overall, we had a great outing and can’t wait for the next one. Check out the rest of our pictures here HERE!
Troop 2319 had an amazing trip to Cohutta Georgia for our first official Troop Campout! 24 boys and a great set of leaders spent the weekend in North Georgia fishing, touring a Sturgeon hatchery, learning to fly fish and most importantly having fun! Check out the pictures of our adventure! All pictures are also available HERE