Troop 149 – Oconee County, GA

Oconee County Troop 149

Our goal with every meeting is 100% of our Scouts engaged in meaningful activities. We try to plan to have skills instruction for newer Scouts; an Eagle-required merit badge being offered; and at least one other merit badge or instructional activity for older Scouts.

Our Troop Is Easy To Join!

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Come Socialize!

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Learn About Us

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Continued Education

Our Troop meets weekly at friendship presbyterian church at 7 pm.

Great scouts come from great leaders with years of experience!

Registered Adults

Eagle Scouts

Merit Badges

Points of pride

  • The troop is recognized annually by the Council as a “Quality Unit” and has also won numerous awards, ranging from the best web site/marketing award, to the Unit Safe Scouting Award.
  • At least nine adults with Troop 149 have received the District Award of Merit, the district’s highest recognition for adult volunteers; and three of our adult leaders (Paul Matthews, Mike Floyd, and Bill Orr) have been recognized with the Silver Beaver, the Northeast Georgia Council’s highest recognition for Scouting volunteers. Troop volunteers have also been recognized as Scoutmaster of the Year, Scouter of the Year, Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year, Committee Chair of the Year, and Committee Member of the Year, for all units in the Cherokee District.
  • As of February 2010 (Scouting’s centennial!), 82 young men have earned the top rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 149, including 60 during Paul Matthews’ tenure. We have averaged about 7 Eagle Scouts per year recently.

Points of Pride

  • The troop takes part in about a dozen camping trips per year, including a week of resident camp at Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton, GA, and weekend activities such as backpacking, wilderness survival, rafting, canoeing, bicycling, caving, snow-skiing, waterskiing, and rifle and shotgun shooting. High-adventure activities have included 7 two-week trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico, as well as six sailing trips in the Bahamas.
  • Our troop carries out dozens of community service projects every year, which are selected, coordinated and staffed by our Scouts. Since we began tracking service projects in 1995, well over 200 service projects have been logged, representing some 14,000 hours of direct service and tens of thousands of dollars in donated materials and supplies. These projects are very diverse, and range from roadside cleanups; to sending care packages to overseas military; renovating playgrounds, landscaping, and mulching at local churches and schools; sorting canned goods at the food bank; building outdoor classrooms, concessions stands, gazebos, retaining walls, and storage buildings for local schools and non-profits; recycling Christmas trees; retiring US flags; and many, many more.