We had a great Halloween party tonight. Everyone was in attendance, Sully, Captain America, the Sphinx, and even Jake from State Farm. There were a ton of great costumes and we gave out some awesome prizes for the best ones. It was a lot of fun!.
Unity North held their annual Trunk or Treat event tonight. It was a little damp out, but everyone persevered and made it work. Troop 2319 came out and setup a booth with candy for the kinds and in true troop tradition, coffee for the adults. It was really cool to meet so many people from Unity at one of their events.
We had a great time with all our various Webelos who came to visit. Its always a lot of fun getting to know the next group of scouts who will hopefully cross over into our troop. For fun, we even ran one of my favorite activities, chariot races! The goal is to lash poles to chairs that are strong enough to carry your team mates. It a great way to practice your lashings and have fun!
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!
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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!