In light of the Covid-19 situation in Georgia, it has been decided that the troop will be following the same policy as Westminster and other schools by not having a meeting this Tuesday March 17th.
It has not been decided whether or not we will have a meeting next Tuesday March 24th.
Mountain Biking Trip at Hard Labor Creek State Park
The trip got off to a great start Friday afternoon with cool clear weather. We left WCA just before 6pm and arrived at the Pioneer Campground #3. Tents and hammocks were quickly set up before dark and dinner was eaten. The Scouts enjoyed having nothing that had to be done and just hanging out for the evening. A board game also brought some excitement.
Troop 7 set off with an impressive lineup of 12 adults and 16 scouts for the Robins Air Force Base Friday night at 6pm. Kudos to the many young scouts who made this their first camping trip!
The advance recon team of Rob/Evan P Bucky/Tucker K were met with some skeptical looks from steely eyed Airmen guarding Gate 3 when they arrived, but after locating, in military fashion, the correct acronym, the EAL (Entry Authorization List) from Senior Airman Owings, Troop 7 was on their way to the campsite. Continue reading
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With the threat of rain for the weekend and the Boundary Waters crew rescheduling the Base Camp crew revised their plans and took a last trip to New Gilwell. The weather was okay until late night and then had a deluge. But the weather cleared and had a great day with lots of rank advancements and time spent on totin chip requirements. There was also time spent on the Lake paddling canoes. The was a weather line that went through late afternoon. But cleared off and had a campfire. We got up and had a chapel service. Thanks to Samuel R for acting as SPL for the weekend and Zach W for leading chapel.
Happy Mother’s Day
Always an Adventure
After meeting at WCA at 5:30pm Friday, March 1st, campers made their way to Hardigree. We arrived to clear weather, but then faced a nasty rain storm that created several challenges. The wet conditions required a fast setup of camp and each camper learned the importance of planning for all types of weather and what can happen when camping equipment and clothing gets wet.
On Saturday morning we woke to fantastic weather and started early with a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, and fruit. The balance of the day was to work on various skills that built into a team exercise with several challenges.
Please join me in congratulating Troop 7’s newest Eagle Scout, Jake Atchley!
Court of Honor is a ceremony that is held twice a year by our troop on a regular Scout Tuesday night. All parents and siblings, grandparents, etc. are invited.
At Court of Honor, Scouts will be given off-white cards with merit badges/rank advancements printed on them. They have the scoutmaster’s signature at the bottom. These cards are extremely important. They serve as proof (a receipt of sorts) that your son earned the rank/badge. He may need to provide them later when applying for Eagle Scout. Please keep them in a safe place.
Court of Honor is very nice, and sometimes funny. It is a window into Scouts for parents and an opportunity for us to express our pride in our sons’ accomplishments. The boys work hard, and they feel special when we take the time to acknowledge their efforts. You are all invited to Court of Honor, and your sons will enjoy having you join them for the celebration.