Our goal with every meeting is for 100% of our Scouts to engage 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.
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.
We have leaders ready to explain everything!
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at our next Troop Meeting!