Cobb County Commissioner JoAnne Birrell
Shout out and thank you to JoAnne Birrell for taking the time to come to our troop meeting last night! We really appreciate you speaking with our scouts about Cobb County Government’s organization, the role of Commissioner in Cobb County government and how Scouts can get involved. We especially appreciate you taking the time be interviewed by so many scouts after your talk.
2023 Elected OA Candidates
Congratulations to our newly elected OA Candidates! Mason, Mitchell, Trevor, Cody, Garrett, Rayaan, Brody, Zach, Aayan, Drew, & Cole.
Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. Scouts must be at least Frist Class with 15 nights camping, 5 of which must come from a long term campout, and then be elected by at least 50% of their peers. Getting elected and becoming a candidate allows these scouts to officially join the OA by completing their Ordeal at an induction weekend and becoming a member of the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge.
Congratulations again and we look forward to you representing the troop within the Lodge and carrying on the Troop 2319’s Tradition of supporting and OA and it’s mission of performing cheerful service to others!
2023-01-22: Camp Benjamin Hawkins
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
Pack 1714 Visit
Thanks Pack 1714 for bringing your AOL Scouts for a troop visit on Monday! We had a ton fun getting to know about about them and racing in a tent setup challenge.
2022: Holiday Party
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
Adopt-A-Mile Youth Group of 2022
Eagle Project: David H.
It’s only the first weekend and December is already shaping up to be a very busy month. David H. lead his fellow scouts in building and replacing several benches at the trail entrance to at Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails in Woodstock for his Eagle Scout Project. The weather was perfect and the new benches look amazing. Great job David, you’re one step closer to Eagle Scout!
Full Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yWbsaajSDEPJUHtKA
2022-12: Escalade Lockin
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
Michael’s Eagle Court of Honor
2022-11-11: Indian Springs Biking Campout
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
2022 Foothills District Camporall
2022-09-18: Project Chimps
The troop headed to north GA this weekend to visit Project Chimps 230+ acre forested sanctuary to see and learn about how they provide lifelong care to former research chimpanzees. With such a large group, we were lucky enough to be the first to utilize Project Chimp’s new secondary campsite. The location and weather couldn’t have been more perfect this weekend. Everyone got to learn a ton about the different chimps and how they’re cared for. Huge shout out and thanks to the amazing volunteers at project chimps!
In the afternoon, we got to leave our own mark on the sanctuary by helping to build, expand, and maintain some of the expansive hiking trails on the property and got some great views in the process too! Couldn’t ask for a better weekend!
Change In Leadership
2022-08: August Court of Honor
We had an amazing Court of Honor last night. Over the last 6 months, scouts have completed 281 Merit Badges (71 of the 138 different badges were earned). We also had the honor of award 49 rank advancements with 12 scouts earning Scout Rank, 6 earning Tenderfoot, 1 Second Class, 7 First Class, 11 Star Rank, 6 earned Life Rank, and 6 new Eagle Scouts! Between the merit badges, new ranks, and the 101 special awards, there was a TON to pass out to scouts. Check out the some highlight pics or click the link below to see the full photo album from the night.