On April 8th – April 10th, the old and new scouts of Troop 84 drove up to Alum Creek State Park to participate in Troop 84’s very own “Camping 101” campout. On Saturday, the scouts went in their patrols to stations to learn about supplies needed when camping and different skills such as: knot tying, first aid, and how to build a long lasting fire. After all of the stations, the scouts had free time to chop wood in the axe yard, hang out with fellow scouts, listen to the Turtlemen’s new single, go on a hike, or just do whatever they want to.
Begining in April, the Crew will meet every 2nd and 4th Monadays, the opposite Mondays of the Troop. At the Meeting scheduled for 3/21, the Crew will be discussing options for a Zip Lining trip. Be sure to be there if you are interested in this activity!
Also, on 3/28 the Adult leaders will be meeting to plan the Camping 101 Event. If you would like to be involved in the planning of this event, please be there!
It is this old Scout's opinion, that the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge is one of the most challenging, rewarding and fun Merit Badges offered. On the weekend of March 18th, many of our Scouts will be participating in a campout which will give them the opportunity to earn that merit badge.
If you are a new scout or a newly elected Troop Officer (PLC) you must attend the camping 101 event April 8-10 at Alum Creek State Park. If you've been with the troop for a while, come out and help the new guys learn important skills. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to get more aquainted with Troop 84. All parents are welcome to come camp with us but it is not necesary. Our Newly formed Crew 84 will also be out to help run the training stations.
Crew 84 now has it's own home on the interwebs! Just pop over to http://crew84.com if you are looking for crew specific content. Don't worry, the crew and troop web sites are still linked behind the scenes so all of the same functionality is available on crew84.com. Your user name and password are the same as on the troop site. If you have any questions feel free to send the Troop Scoutmaster/Crew Committee Chair a message.
In this article, I have several sample menus for camp out dinners. This list is not all-inclusive, but may spark some ideas! Also keep in mind that these are beginner menus. I would consider them beginner because there is no real cooking involved on site. In later articles, I will provide more advanced menus that would require dutch ovens, cooking with fire/coals, and the like. Those methods are typically more time intensive and involve more raw ingredients to be brought and prepared at camp.
Looking for your Wilderness Survival Merit Badge? Come join us at Camp Falling Rock for a great weekend learning great new skills! Mitch Jergens will be leading us through this merit badge that you will complete this weekend. Sign up as soon as you can here.
If you are coming to an event at the church for scouts, please do not show up more than about 15 minutes or so. Occasionally there are other church staff or volunteers in the church when you get there who need to leave before a Scout Leader can arrive and they cannot leave you in the building alone. This is especially true in the evenings and on the weekends when most of our events occur. Also Scouts, when we are in the church for events remember to be respectful of church property and other events going on. We don't want to disturb other groups within the church who are trying to meet.
Troop84.com has had some upgrades in the last couple of weeks! We are now tracking Camping Nights, Service hours as well Hiking, Bicycling, and Canoeing miles on our site and it is all tied into the event registration system. Scouts, have a look at your account page on troop84.com and compare our records to your own camping/service/hiking/bicycling/canoeing miles logs to make sure everything is up to date. We are working hard to retrieve records from prior to 2014 and incorporate them into our site. You can click on the numbers in your Camping, Hiking, Service, Bicycling, and Canoeing Log to see details on each event you earned nights, hours, or miles or you can go to the troop wide reports and click on your name. The old "Leaders Links" tab has been renamed "Reports" and several new reports can be found there.