The troop had a great time at Lake Allatoona last week. Even though this was a second campout in September for our troop and was put together just a couple weeks out and scheduled over Cobb Fall Break, we still had a dozen happy campers to enjoy the terrific weather! It was a relaxing weekend of fishing, games, and fun. Some scouts even just used the time to relax out it nature. Our make up troop outing wasn’t the only thing happening at Lake Allatoona though. Troop 2319 would like to give an extra shout out to Todd & Connor Angel and Steve Carlin for completing their first of three High Adventure Resource Training weekends for Powder Horn! Thanks for stopping by our campsite in your free time. As always, click the collage below to check out the full album!
On this camping trip we went to historic Red Clay State Park to earn the Indian Lore merit badge. We were taught by a Cherokee Indian named Jamie Russell. Jamie taught us about the different dances and social life of the Cherokee. He also taught us about the combat and hunting methods of the Cherokee. Saturday afternoon we played some of the games he taught us and we built model wigwam homes. The last thing we did was share Native American stories, signals, or discuss famous Native American people. As always, click the collage below to see the full album of pictures! Gavin H. Troop 2319 Historian
The Troop had an absolutely fantastic week at summer camp! With 40+ people in camp, the troop just barely fit into its favorite campsite at Woodruff. Unfortunately, early numbers for next year already indicate we will once again have so many scouts that we will have to camp in a different site. What a great problem to have! We did experience a little rain on our first day up at camp, but that quickly got out of the way and we were presented with some of the best weather we’ve ever had for summer camp. The temperatures were comfortable during the day and cool at night. Just perfect for a week of camping. Check out the daily recaps below and don’t forget to check out the Summer Camp album for all the great pictures that the leaders & youth took throughout the week! Monday: Brendan Scavelli was a Troop hero today by earning three requirements toward honor Troop. He fired three rifle shots that could be covered by a dime, fired three arrows into the bullseye, then caught three bass in the lake. Jeremy Andre earned a slushy chip for his cheerful service to other Scouts at meals and Xan Mihill earned the other slushy chip for working extra hard during the shower house cleaning. Tuesday: The boys were in great spirits as they continued to work on their merit badges today. After lunch the rappelling tower was a huge hit. As some of you know, we are released from dinner formation based on a random criteria discovered after we send a scout to the flag pole. Tonight we sent Avery. Then they announced that the troops would be released from dinner from lowest to highest rank. The other troops’ scouts shook his hand as our troop ate last. Dead last. What a glorious loss. Wednesday: Merit badges continued today with almost perfect weather. Larry and Andrew headed home and welcomed Todd and Opa for our midweek leader swap. We had 4 boys have a great time on the trail ride and 16 went out in the white water raft trip. (pictures 107-111) Thursday: Several older scouts went on the Ocoee rafting trip (pictures 3835-3843) and several others made the trek to the Davis Inn. Leader’s were also invited to a special dinner put on by the camp staff. Friday: We have nice crisp cool weather this morning and everyone is in their sweatshirts. The boys are having lots of fun and we all are enjoying the cooler temperatures. Today the boys will finish up their merit badges. We have two scouts swimming the mile swim this afternoon so we will be cheering on Nick and Thomas. We’ll see a few of you this afternoon/evening for family night. Remember gates close at noon and the troop is camping in campsite 16. Don’t forget to pick up a sandwich or a bucket of chicken on the way to camp if you forgot to RSVP for the troop’s chicken dinner at our campsite.
Troop 2319 had a very wet weekend up at Chickamauga Battlefield, but we made it work anyways! Scouts worked on the Cit. in the Nation Merit Badge, played card games, and the first year scouts even got a 5 mile hike in in between the showers! Some scouts got a little wetter than others, but with proper rain gear and canopies, we all were able to stay fairly dry.
This weekend troop 2319 went to Wildlife Action Center for the new scout camp out. This helped the new scouts earn the First Aid merit badge and get to know the other scouts. We just had a scout transfer to our unit this past Monday and he was already out camping and having a good time! We also had a second visiting new scout come out camping with us. We played games like civilization and manhunt, while the grub masters Cavin and William cooked things like pasta and quesadillas. The weather was great and it made for a great weekend! Michael C. Troop 2319 Historian
The weekend of March 22-24 Troop 2319 participated in Scout Challenge at Bert Adams scout Camp. This was a council wide event in which scouts participated in challenges and games including GaGa Ball, Human Foosball, Giant Angry Birds, Archery, and Basketball. We lucked out with the weather, it was nice and sunny all weekend. Overall, all the scouts had a great time. Michael C. Troop 2319 Historian
Troop 2319 was very busy this past weekend. We had scouts in 3 different locations and two different state, a first for our Troop! We had several of our older more experienced scouters out hiking, getting closer to earning the Backpacking Merit Badge with each step and the bulk of the rest of the scouts went dump camping at Camp Westin on Lake Allatoona. We even had several of our Inaugural Crossovers with us. That’s right, they crossed over into Boy Scouts on Thursday and came out camping with us on Cold Weather Camp Out the very next day. Way to go! We even had a scout in Alabama attending a Leave No Trace Training day and we’re excited for him to bring his new and refreshed knowledge back to the troop. check out some pictures of the Backpacking and Cold Weather Camping weekends below. February Backpacking: Cold Weather Camping at Camp Westin:
The troop had a great time at Camp Sidney Dew this weekend. For some scouts, this was the first experience with cold weather camping, but everyone seemed to stay warm and have fun. Most of the scouts worked on their Emergency Preparedness merit badge in the morning and then spent the afternoon exploring this fantastic scout camp. Click below to see all the pictures and pay special attention to “Venturing Treehouses”
A small group of brave and intrepid scouts and scouters took a brisk 19 mile trek along sections of the Appalachian and Benton Mackaye Trails as part of the backpacking Merit Badge. Rain, cold, and snoring campers did not keep this group from having a great time along the way.
For our Troop’s December outing, we had a wonderful time at Escalade Rock Climbing Gym where we had a lock in and numerous scouts had the opportunity to finish the climbing merit badge! We had a great turn out and whether they came out to climb or just sit around and play games, everyone had a great time. What could be better than staying up late, climbing all night with all the pizza and Gatorade you could drink? check out some great picks buy clicking the image below.
The troop had a great weekend at Camporall up at Woodruff Scout Camp. The weather was a bit on the colder side, but it was bright and sunny. There were lots of great activities and even a dedicated board/card game area with giant jenga! We had a ton of Weebelos from several packs join us this year and we look forward to seeing many of them at crossover. We ended the night in the main amphitheater and after awards, prizes, and a BIG campfire, we even got to watch a movie on a giant outdoor movie screen.
This past weekend, the troop had a fantastic weekend working on the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge. We left around 5:30 Friday and when got there, the scouts did a great job and were able to get the main campsite setup and build their survival shelters. The scouts stayed out in their shelters overnight and showed they had what it took to survive in the wilderness. On Saturday we reviewed what should be included in a personal survival kit, multiple methods for purifying water and when each method should be used, and worked on starting fires using methods other than matches or lighters. We had some light showers in the afternoon, but everyone seemed to have a lot of fun with time for work and relaxation. The temperatures dropped to below 40 degrees on Saturday night, but all the scouts woke up easily on Sunday morning allowing the troop to get packed up for an on time return. Overall a great weekend! Check out a couple highlights below and then follow the link to see all the great shelters the scouts were able to put together this weekend! Check out the rest of our pictures here HERE!
September 28-30, 2018 On the weekend of the 28th through the 30th of September, Troop 2319 went on a scout outing to camp 175, a beautiful camp site that is right next to Allatoona lake. Having such an amazing campsite allowed us to do many different activities. On the first day at, the troop set up their tents and got the kitchen ready. Later that day scouts skipped rocks into the lake and played a couple of games of man hunt. Everyone had a great time and to bring the day off to a close, a few scouts cooked dessert as a 2nd class requirements. After a good night’s sleep, the scouts woke up to a meal of eggs, sausage, and hash browns made by the troops grub master. After breakfast, the scouts started playing a game of civilization until lunch. The lunch served was turkey, ham and cheese sandwiches with chips. After lunch, some scouts went to swim in the lake while other scouts did several things including getting rank requirements. By 6:30 we all came back to the kitchen and had a meal of tacos and corn for dinner. Then just like the day before, we had scouts make dessert. After dinner we all went to a campfire program where scouts performed several different skits. After the campfire program, senior scouts grabbed a couple of kids to put away the kitchen and to try and pack everything up. At the end of the night, we all went to bed after a great day of scouting. In the morning all the scouts awoke to pack up their tents and to clean up the campsite. Then we all had a breakfast of bagels and bananas. To finalize our campout, we all drove back to our parents at the Old-Time Pottery parking lot. Overall, we had a great outing and can’t wait for the next one. Check out the rest of our pictures here HERE!
Troop 2319 had an amazing trip to Cohutta Georgia for our first official Troop Campout! 24 boys and a great set of leaders spent the weekend in North Georgia fishing, touring a Sturgeon hatchery, learning to fly fish and most importantly having fun! Check out the pictures of our adventure! All pictures are also available HERE