2014 Spring Camporee – Cherokee Champions

13 Apr

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The 2014 Spring Camporee was hosted by Troop 254, Cumming, GA on April 11-13 at Scoutland Adventure Camp. The theme was “Cherokee Champions” and the host Troop and staff put on an excellent, FUN event!

7 Troops competed with 14 Patrols and here are the scores…

1. Troop 3740 Falcons – 127 Points
2. Troop 62 Dragons – 115 Points
3. Troop 207 Tomahawk Truckers – 114 Points
4. Troop 200 Two Purple Donuts – 111
5. Troop 200 French Toast Mafia – 109
6. Troop 303 Zombies – 109
7. Troop 207 Super Seminoles – 107
8. Troop 109 Robotic Unicorn – 106
9. Troop 207 Liquid Magic – 105
10. Troop 3740 Narwhals – 104
11. Troop 62 Raptors – 103
12. Troop 211 Unknowns – 102
13. Troop 109 Magic Unicorn 101
14. Troop 211 Pink Bunnies – 101

Congrats to our Champions – Troop 3740 takes home Eddie the Otter for the very first time!

Thanks again to Troop 254 for hosting a great event! Thanks to Japeechen Chapter, Mowogo Lodge, Order of the Arrow for special service and program support.

Requesting congratulatory letters for Eagle Scouts

22 Jan

 

From Bryan on Scouting:

Earning the Eagle Scout Award is something to write home about — literally.

Politicians, astronauts, celebrities, and other recognizable figures have been sending hand-signed letters to new Eagle Scouts for, well, 100 years…. (finish the article here…)

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Let’s Go Gladiators!

20 Jan

Let’s Go Gladiators!

Hockey Fans!!! Scout Night with the Gladiators is coming up on Feb. 9… Let’s all get tickets and sit together! Go here for the flyer to pre-purchase your tickets… It’s fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!

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A BSA Podcast

18 Jan

A BSA Podcast

shared from Scouting Magazine’s blog called Bryan on Scouting here http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/

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A Fall Classic In Its Own Way

22 Oct

This year’s Fall Camporee, held at Mark Byrd’s Field in Dawsonville, and hosted by Troop 207, was one for the books! A returning champion (in Troop 200), the District’s only 3-peat champ (in Troop 207), and some unlikely newcomers set the stage and the final challenge for top honors in 2012 and who will hold on to our totem, Eddie The Otter for the rest of the year!

The tone was set by the host troop holding (for the first time ever) an Opening Ceremony campfire, which included a running of the torch (similar to the Olympics, I guess). In Olympic fashion, the games were underway. First was an ALL TROOP event which included the raising of Nation Flags (and which included an easy pioneering project). Troop 415 had their flag up first with a simple round lashing, one stake, and no guy lines. This was a big surprise both for the other troops AND for these first-time participants! Troop 415 is still fairly new with a membership MOSTLY consisting of younger Scouts!

Troop 200’s Andy Standy Squad Team Alpha was the favorite coming into the games, and holding onto Eddie was their prime objective. Troop 207’s Freedom and Liberty Patrols sought to re-claim Eddie for the District’s only 3-Peat Champ and prevent their cross-town rivals from becoming the District’s only 4-time (non-consecutive) winner.

Troop 303 brought tough competition wanting to bring Eddie back to Lumpkin County after a long drought, and speaking of drought, Dawson County was represented by its fabled Troop 109 for the first Fall since 2008 (because of the Camporees in previous the interim years’ scheduling on Moonshine Festival weekend).

It all came down to a miraculous TIE! Troop 1199 and Troop 200 (AndyStandySquadTeamAlpha) both ended the day with 118 points after totaling and penalties were applied. The Camporee Hosts decided a 5-on-5 game of “Hot Box” (a frisbee game similar to Ultimate) would decide their fates. Here’s the final standings:

200 AndyStandySquadTeamAlpha 119
1199 Patrol 118
303 Yellow Jackets 115
200 Foxcon Foxtrot 114
207 Freedom 112
457 Phoenix 107
457 Flaming Cobras 107
109 X 105
3740 Phoenix 103
415 Border 100
254 Spartans 100
207 Liberty 99
2010 Black Scorpion 98
415 Road Kill 95
3740 Wolverines 94
211 Patrol 94
205 Hawks 83
205 War Eagles 77
62 Hawks 71
457 Stealth Falcons 66
205 Falcons 63
62 Beavers 60
303 Bull Dawgs 24
254 UGA 13

Congrats to Troop 200 on the repeat Championship and we’ll see younext Spring! Thanks again to Troop 207, especially Camporee SPL’s Zach Miller and Tyler Cromwell and their entire staff. A big THANKS to Scoutmaster Craig Cromwell (T207), Mark Byrd for letting us use his awesome property, Marc Ferrara (T3740) for helping out early on Friday, Rex Gravitt (T211) for doing the water and the port-o-potties, and especially to Deliah Gravit (T211) for feeding the Staff Bo-biscuits on Sunday!Image

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SAVE on DAY CAMP

1 May

This is the final week for the EARLY BIRD Discount when you register for Day Camp! Register today and save $20!

Please pass this message on to your fellow Scouts and Parents…

Register for these great Day Camps online HERE

Lumpkin Twilight Camp (camp #22) – Pine Valley May 28-June 1

North Forsyth Day Camp (camp #6) – Church of the Good Shepherd June 4-8

South Forsyth Day Camp (camp #7) – Midway UMC June 4-8

Dawson Day Camp (camp #9) – Lumpkin Campground June 11-15

CUMMING Day Camp (camp #14) – Christ the King Lutheran June 18-22

Register before MAY 10 to save! online registration here: http://bit.ly/12DCreg

The Etowah District Banquet 2012

30 Apr

COME CELEBRATE!!! The Etowah District Banquet 2012

last year's Etowah District Banquet

THIS IS YOUR INVITATION! Be sure to invite ALL of your Unit Leaders to join in our celebration at this year’s Etowah District Banquet.

The Etowah District Banquet

Join us as we celebrate another GREAT YEAR in Scouting at this year’s annual Etowah District Banquet

Tuesday May 15 at Dawsonville First Baptist Church

900 Hwy 9, Dawsonville, GA 30534

$10.00 per person if registered by Friday, May 11th (download the form below) $15.00 on the day of the banquet

Celebrating the accomplishments of the many Scouts and Scouters in our District, this evening of fun and fellowship will feature awards and recognitions from the past year of our dedicated Volunteers and Scouts. And don’t miss the highlight of our evening as we announce this year’s Scouter of the Year, Etowah Spirit of Scouting, and District Award of Merit recipients.

Sign up now for the early bird discount! REGISTRATION FORM

6:00pm Silent Auction will benefit Scouts attending an upcoming World Jamboree

6:30pm Dinner featuring the fine cuisine of our own Tim Gangwish and Tom French

7:00pm Awards Program

Come celebrate with us!

It is NOT TOO LATE to nominate someone for the

SCOUTER of the YEAR Award (one per category will be recognized, CUBS, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers)

The Etowah SPIRIT OF SCOUTING Award (four individual YOUTH members will be recognized)

The DISTRICT AWARD of MERIT – email District Award of Merit nominations to Mike Scarce