Jared’s Eagle project was to build and install six buddy benches at the elementary schools in City Schools of Decatur. The benches are meant to encourage friendship among kids who are shy about interacting with other kids. Jared worked with six principals and the CSD superintendent in planning the project. The project involved logistical challenges of getting scouts and materials to six jobsites on six different workdays.
Jared Dyche earned his Eagle rank in January, 2019.
Three scouts from Troop 175 recently completed National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) at Bert Adams. Gabriel Jacob, Camilo Castrillon and Michael Karpathy completed the week-long course which features instruction in skills that can be used at home, at school, on the job and at the Scout unit level. Through activities, events, games and adventures, NYLT participants work hard and play hard together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.
The primary goal of NYLT is to develop Scouts as leaders by teaching the skills necessary to manage group dynamics and performance. These leadership skills include:
Matthew’s Eagle project was to provide welcome kits for new residents at the Hagar House emergency shelter for women and children. Matthew and 4 scouts assembled 50 kits with basic necessities such as toothbrushes and soap. With 10 new families each month, the kits will cover 5 months of new residents.
Matthew Burfield earned his Eagle rank on September 26, 2018.
Thanks to Walmart for donating a $500 gift card which paid for most of the supplies.
The boys enjoyed a full day of summer fun at Whitewater Express in Columbus, Georgia. They started with the Blue Heron Adventure zip-line adventure and obstacle course. Then they cooled off with a rafting trip on the Chattahoochee River on the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world! The course has been described as “Wild as Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica.”
Here’s a look at the Northern Tier high-adventure wilderness canoeing and camping trek. The trip involves canoeing and portage (carrying your canoe and all your gear) over many miles. Scouts explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. These photos are from the Troop 175 NT crew from 2018.
Here are some photos of Summer Camp 2018. We built a trebuchet, piloted kayaks, learned about snakes, paddled canoes, learned to water ski, jumped off the dock, played chess, built some robots, cooked meals, played cards, tied knots, watched some crazy skits, practiced swimming, had a glow-in-the-dark water parade and attempted to play basketball in the water with a greasy watermelon. Oh, and we also earned some merit badges along the way.
Want to see all the summer camp photos? Check out the Google album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kFD5BzmifsuxqjlB2