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!
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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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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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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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.
Wow, it has been tough keeping up with all the things happening in Troop 2319 lately, if you’re like me and need a recap, Cameron D. lead his fellow scouts in executing his Eagle Project the weekend before last. The goal was to build six additional benches for Unity North Atlanta and it looks like Cameron did a fantastic job leading is fellow scouts to accomplish his goal. But don’t take my word for it, click the image below to see the full album of photos form the project!
Another hike in the books for the Troop 2319 #philmont2021prep crew.
An excited group of AOL Scouts from Pack 710 crossed over into Troop 2319 today. Congratulations on your transition from Cub Scouts into a Scouts BSA Troop. Welcome to the troop, we’re so happy to be part of our journey on the long trail to Eagle and can’t wait to get camping with you guys in the troop!
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Mr. Hamaker & Mr. Akers lead a really great group of excited scouts on their first ride of for the Cycling MB (Mountain Biking Edition). Looks like this MB is going to be a big hit! And what could be better than a MB that gets scouts out and together while still allowing for social distancing while riding. Only a couple pics so far, but i’m sure there will be more to come as the group completes more of their rides.
The troop really lucked out with the great weather this past weekend. Things got a little chilly Friday night, but not too bad. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky on Sat. and it warmed up a fair amount. Most of the scouts camping this weekend chose to either work on either Leatherwork or Wood Carving and several of the scouts who completely the pre-requisites were able to get the entire MBs done! If you missed the re-requisites, check go back and check out the video links that were emailed out prior to the campout on Jan 16th, watch the videos, and complete the MB worksheets for any requirements you need to complete. Overall it was a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend with great weather and lots of fellowship time around the campfires.
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Long hard training hike today with the Troop 2319 Philmont crew. 8 miles up, over, and back Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw with 35# + packs. Another prep hike in the bag! The next day, we followed this up with another 6 mile prep hike up at Red Top Mountain. What a great weekend! #2021philmontprep
More pictures to come, but just want to show a few quick picks of the great work Jeremy A. did leading is volunteers in revitalizing the Fire Pit at Unit North Atlanta. Way to go Jeremy, it looks great! #ScoutingContinues
Great training hike at Knob Hill, KMNP for the Troop 2319 Philmont Crew. 8.5 miles. #2021PhilmontPrep