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Congratulations from the Higginbothams! Continue reading
So good to see such a big smile! Great job!!
Congrats to Jackson!
The Elder family
Smoky Mountain Camping Trip
Deep Creek Group Campground
After meeting at WCA at 5:30pm Friday, May 11th, we made an unusually quick packing and get away and were on the road just before 6pm. We arrived in Bryson City before nine after each car had taken a short pit stop on the way. We traveled to the Deep Creek Campground and set up in the dark. Even though it was dark, the Scouts quickly set up their tents and got settled.
Join me in congratulating Joseph Higginbotham, Troop 7’s newest Eagle Scout!!
The evening started at CiCis pizza with everyone gathering for the Annual December Lockin.
The Pizza was eaten in a leisurely fashion by the adults with a good time of fellowship. The scouts ate theirs more accurately inhaled so that they could get to the game room. Where Tristan’s sister outplayed everyone in the Claw prize machine.
Some scouts went through their money in the Arcade Room fairly quickly and approached me about advances against their Scout Accounts. Mrs. Lisa I charged them a hefty interest compounded daily. The troop should be set for funding.
We gathered at WCA at 5:30 on Friday evening making a quick load up of bikes and gear. We made our way to Ft. Yargo State Park for camping, mountain biking and a good time. We got some practice setting up tents in the dark, starting campfires and braving the chilly night time weather. Saturday morning was overcast and cool, but after some great breakfast meals of grits, eggs, and sausage we were ready for the day. The scrambled eggs were legitimately the best eggs I think we have ever had on a trip. Two groups set out from camp for mountain bike riding of either a short or long course. Both groups had a good time and either covered 12 miles or 7 miles around the lake of Ft Yargo. While one group was biking, the base camp crew was learning some basics of Scout camping such as orienteering, fire building and just having a good time camping. The Ft. Yargo pioneering campground was big, allowing us to spread out and enjoy the shelters, fire pits and open camping area. The weather cooperated all day Saturday and warmed up by lunch. After lunch, some Scouts were adventurous enough to go back out for another round of biking. The trails offered both some technical riding and some scenic riding and were given good reviews by the Scouts and adults, alike.
As the sun went down, the Scouts prepared another good meal for dinner. One group had burritos while the other group opted for hamburger helper. Both meals got positive reviews from their patrols. After dinner, we gathered around the campfire and talked about the day and our roses, thorns, and buds. A tired group of scouts made it back to their tents fairly early. Overnight, the rain and wind made some noise but then it cleared up and cooled down. Sunday morning was chilly and the campfire was a priority to help warm up. It gave us a chance to talk about dressing for the weather and being prepared for different weather possibilities. Breakfast was good, but cereal and milk didn’t help with the temperatures. The Scouts were good sports though and completed some more advancement requirements including swinging an axe and hatchet. At the end, Adam T was recognized for advancing to the rank of Life!
Big thanks to the adults who helped with transportation, biking, and working with the Scouts. Thanks to Dave M for transporting the trailer.
Overall, it was a good trip with lots of advancement, activity, friendship, and fun!
Mathew M, Drew C, Tucker M, Ian S, Samuel R, Harrison R, Michael R, Ben S, Pierce S, Henry S, Stephen P, Adam T, and Thomas M
Robert P, Brett A, Mike R, Jason R, Tom W, Adam T
Join me in congratulating Thomas Dickerson and his family on obtaining Eagle
Congratulations Thomas and Dickerson family!
The Roach family
From the Byrne family
Congratulations Thomas, I’m sure this is a well deserved milestone of many more to come.
The Diaz Family.
Please join me in congratulating Troop 7′s newest eagle Jack Byrne and also his parents.
Great Job Jack!!
The Pearson Family
Congratulations to you, your parents and family for all the effort, hard work and dedication.
Keep up the good job!!!
The Diaz Family.
The Phillips Family
Atticus and Miss Elizabeth
Congratulations, Jack, on an outstanding accomplishment!
Congratulations to Jack!
The Traill Family
Congratulations Jack and family on a job well done!
The Roach family
The Risher family
Scout Luke Wells
Please join me in congratulating Troop 7′s newest Eagle Scout Luke Wells
Congratulations Luke from the Mulkeys!!
We are proud of you!
Yay! Go luke!
Congrats to Luke from the Elder fam!
What a wonderful accomplishment Luke! Congratulations!
The Dickerson Family
Congrats Luke!!! Good job man!!
Great Job Luke!
Congratulations Luke! Well done!!
Congratulations Luke from the Roach family!!
Luke, congratulations, we all at the troop celebrate your accomplishments, keep up with the good job!!!!
Great work Luke, Congratulations.
Strong work!! What a wonderful accomplishment!
The Risher family
Congratulations Luke from the Sutton.