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Cycling MB – Ride 5

The group working on the Cycling Merit Badge was at it again this weekend! They knocked out an 8 mile ride at Allatoona Creek Park. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun out there!

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Eagle Scout

Eagle COH: David R.

Congratulations David R! Although your project has been done for a while, it was great that we were finally able to properly congratulate and you at your Eagle Court of Honor this past weekend. It was wonderful ceremony with lots of great picture from your years in scouting. Congratulations again on completing your trail to eagle and thank you for letting Troop 2319 be a part of your journey. Well done!

 

Eagle Project

Eagle Project: Jay W.

While much of the troop was out camping this past weekend, Jay W. did an amazing job leading his remaining fellow scouts at his Eagle Project at Unity. Jay’s to refresh the nature trails behind Unity’s Organic Garden involved getting a seriously massive pile of mulch spread, fixing up some of the trail edges, moving in some recently built benches, and clearing out a fallen tree. Great Work Jay, the area looks great and it looks like the trails are ready for more heavy use this summer. Well done Jay, it looks like your project went very smoothly!

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Outings & Activities

April: Stone Door & Philmont Prep Hike

Troop 2319 headed up to Tennessee this past weekend to camp and hike in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area with some of the highlights being Laurel Falls, Greeter Falls Waterfall, and of course the Stone Door! Things were a little rainy Saturday morning but quickly cleared up. Although everyone camping in the same site, this trip actually had a split purpose. For most of the troop it was a great new location for day hikes, but for the crew heading to Philmont, it was another intense weekend training weekend including packing out Saturday morning for a long hike, returning in the evening and setting back up, and then breaking down and having another quick hike Sunday morning to get in the rhythm. Judging from the photos, it seems the nearly 40 people on the trip had a really great weekend with some pretty amazing views!

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Outings & Activities

Pensacola Trip

Several families headed down to Pensacola earlier this week for what proved to be an interesting trip.  The trip was a little bit chaotic at times with plan changing rapidly dependent on weather and policy changes, but everyone was really flexible and it all worked out in the end. Scouts got to spend a good amount of time at the beach on Wednesday and Thursday, spent the morning on Thursday exploring Historic Fort Pickens, and even squeeze in a campfire. Friday was a bit more interesting, with extremely gusting winds in the morning (the troop might need a new white canopy) and intermittent rain, the group opted to head into town and go to a couple escape rooms! However with extremely high winds, hail, and rain forecast for early hours Saturday morning, we ended up cutting the trip a little short and bugging out late Friday night. Even with last minute changes, I think everyone had a good time, and getting to play at the beach in the sun on a scout trip was a nice change of pace.

Outings & Activities

Troop Training Campout

The troop had an absolutely amazing time at the March Troop Training Campout! We had tons of scouts earn their Firem’n Chits and Totin’ Chips that we ran out of cards! Scouts also had lots of time to work on knots, fire making, cooking, and general scout skills! But we didn’t work all day, in the afternoon, the troop Kubb sets were again very busy. The weather was just about perfect as the rain held out all day Saturday and just long enough for the troop to depart Sunday morning. Overall, I don’t think we could have asked for a better weekend.

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Eagle Project

Eagle Project: Aiden L.

The troop had another great eagle project yesterday. Aiden L. lead his teams in the building of six addition benches at Unity North for added benches around the labyrinth as well as to replace some of the deteriorating benches. Way to go Aiden, great work!

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Court of Honor

March ’21 COH

Well the rain may have made us make some adjustments to hold our March COH online instead out in person outdoors, but it still turned out to be a great night! In the past 6 months, despite the ongoing pandemic, the scouts of Troop 2319 earned 20 of the 137 different merit badges available and handed out 39 merit badges at the patch pick the following day. Perhaps even more impressive, over the same period, 13 new ranks were earned and award with many more to come! We’re heading into one of the busiest parts of the scouting year (Spring/Summer) and will surely have much more to award at our next COH, especially considering that 3 scouts have recently completed their Eagle Projects with 2 more scheduled in the coming weeks. We didn’t take a ton of photos (unusual for us), but we do have a  few from the patch pickup night. Check them out below.

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Outings & Activities

2021: Philmont Advisor Skills School

While the bulk of the troop was up at Woodruff Scout Camp launching rockets, a couple of our leaders Steve C. & Greg L. were out at Philmont Scout Ranch going through the Philmont Advisor Skills School program to make sure they knew everything they needed to before leading the full crew on their trek in just a couple short months. Take a look a look at the photos below to get a tease of what’s to come for the full trek!

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Outings & Activities

SpaceX Troop Campout

It looks like the scouts had a great weekend at Woodruff working on the SpaceX Merit Badge. It was bit cold and rainy arriving on Friday night, but the weather cleared and was just about perfect all day Saturday. Even with such a large group, the scouts were all able to get their model rockets made in the morning and after lunch, we had a marathon launch event. Even with three launchers running and scouts firing off rockets every few minutes, with scouts being able to launch their rockets up to four times (assuming the rockets survived that long) we were still launching for a couple of hours! It says a lot that all the scouts got to watch and launch so many rockets that attention started to waver towards the end of the launch cadence. We rounded out the afternoon with multiple rounds of Kubb, a game that by the looks of it, is going to quickly become a favorite of the troop. Saturday finished out with scouts cooking up some delicious dinners and more importantly desserts! Even with the long day Saturday, scouts were efficient and helpful Sunday morning not only getting their own gear packed, but all the troop gear as well as policing the campsites. Couldn’t ask for a better weekend.

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Outings & Activities

Eagle Project: Steven D.

Troop 2319 had another great work day for an Eagle Project yesterday at Unity North Atlanta. Steven D. lead his fellow scouts and friends in the building of three new wheel chair accessible picnic tables. Well done Steven! And a big thank you to all who helped on the project.

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News

Crossover: Pack 1714

Tonight we welcomed 10 more scouts from Pack 1714 to our Troop! Welcome to our Troop! We’re really excited that you chose to continue your scouting journey with Troop 2319 and can’t wait to start seeing you at troop meetings and campouts!

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