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Personal Management added to Fall AAR

28 Sep

Greetings Boy Scouts! (Cub Scouts… see the previous post!)

Two important updates this week. Take a look and forward to your Scouts and leaders please:


Advance-A-Rama – Forward this link to your Scouts: http://bit.ly/nrecOH

Saturday October 15 at Church of the Good Shepherd on Holtzclaw Rd in Cumming

We’ve had some demand to offer Personal Management at the AAR so that boys whose troops don’t have a counselor can meet with one and get started. You won’t earn the whole badge in one day, but getting started on this one is half the battle, right!? Be sure to share the sign-up info with your Scouts this week at your meeting. These are the badges offered (ALL Eagle required except Computers):

  • Cit. in the Nation
  • Cit. in the World
  • Communications
  • First Aid
  • Personal Mgmt
  • Computers

Lunch tickets can be purchased on site for $6. This will most likely be Backyard Burgers and I’d like to get a head count prior to the event. If you know your troop members will be purchasing lunch tickets, try to let me know this week a ball-park. $10 if you are registered before October 1. Courses will fill up… sign up today.


Fall Camporee – Follow this link to register your troop: http://bit.ly/qsQs3J

October 21-23 at Lanierland on Jot-em-down Rd in North Forsyth.  $7 per person.

Eddie the Otter is “Orienting Scouts for the Future” in this year’s Fall Camporee, which is sure to be a BLAST! Repeat champs at Troop 207 are looking to make it THREE (the RECORD is three held by Troop 109 Fall 2007-Fall 2008).  Come out and show your skills in this classic competition of Scout Skills and fun. Troop 3740 is hosting this year’s event, but they need your help to staff the events. Your Scoutmaster has the events packet. Let us know which event your troop would like to staff with older Scouts or adults by emailing me or one of the camporee chiefs, Todd or Michael.

Troop Tips:

  1. Share this info at your next TROOP MEETING!
  2. You’ll need 4 “pie-sized” pumpkins to bring to the camporee
  3. If possible, bring your own hand-held GPS for each patrol entering. You’ll need one that you are comfortable working with

Your Scoutmaster has the events packet, so check with him. Come to Roundtable to find out more info before the camporee and stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to time!

<<—Troops and POPCORN—>>>

POPCORN!Remember… the goal is to get EVERY boy to sell popcorn, to reach his goal, and to help fund his own year. Keep encouraging your Scouts. Let us know some feedback from your Scouts that are selling well and that have some tips for other Boy Scouts to use. Leave your comments here.

See you out there!

Ps. Don’t forget to visit www.etowah-bsa.org and ETOWAH ON FACEBOOK.

Eddie gets to go home with (see the final standings)…?

2 May


Scoutland, Gainesville GA

Spring is certainly in the air. And so, let the camping season officially begin with some great news about our Spring Camporee. With a waft of fresh cut grass and newly bloomed trees mixed with smoldering coals for a morning camp breakfast, the competitive spirit was beginning to steep. The brackets were set and by 9:30AM teams took the field for the ULTIMATE CAMPOREE’s Epic Tournament! It WAS an epic battle! 16 teams fought hard for the title of ULTIMATE CHAMPS… but Ultimate wasn’t the only game going on.

Team Bravo (207) came out to win, and win they did early on in the Disc tourney. But it was their dominance at the Scout Skills games that gave them the edge taking the first prize points in Right On Target, Disc Brigade, The Crossing, and the Disc Tourney, as well as Third Place points in the Wheel Relay, Flaming Disc, and Disc Golf Orienteering… these guys flat killed it out there. Way to go… or should I say, BRAVO!?

The Ravens (303) put up a good fight with their Fourth Place showing in the final points, only missing a trophy chance by THREE points!! They dominated their side of the Disc Tourney bracket before falling to Bravo and were still able to score some hard-earned points at the competitions placing Second in the Wheel Relay and the Disc Tourney.

The big surprise was Team Charlie (207). Losing early in the Disc Tourney, they decided to concentratet their efforts on the other events taking First Place in the Distance Throw, and the Wheel Relay, they also came in a close Second (to Bravo) in the Crossing and took Fourth Place points in the Flaming Disc.

Congrats to all our winners and all of our Troops for another great Camporee… BIG THANKS to Andrew Johnson, our Camporee SPL whose original ideas began to form while working up at Camp Rainey Mountain last summer. Thanks for taking the initiative and executing a great plan!

Here are the point standings from our campore:

1st – 207 Bravo – 146 points – EDDIE returns to Troop 207 for the 2nd time in a row
2nd – 207 Charlie – 113 points
3rd – 200 AndyStandySquadTeamAlpha – 105 points
4th – 303 Ravens – 102 points
5th – 207 Alpha – 98 points
6th – 457 Falcons – 92 points
7th – 254 TEAM NAME – 91 points
8th – 303 Blackhawks – 87 points
9th – 109 A.O.I. – 85 points
10th – 457 Hawks – 69 points
11th – 62 Team X – 68 points
12th – 3740 Mules – 66 points
13th – 200 Dragon Slayers – 65 points
14th – 3740 Red Team – 57 points
15th – 3740 Elephants – 48 points
16th – 254 Name Team – 46 points

On top of that, the Etowah Allstars barely bested the Mountain District opponents in a major upset undertaking that lasted nearly an hour and 47 minutes! Congratulations to our ALLSTARS!

Stay tuned for info on our FALL Camporee set to take place October 21-23 at a location TBA… I’m sure it will be exciting and you WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

see you out there!


Patrol PLUS

24 Mar

Patrols are the building blocks to a strong, well-run troop. To build up your troop, add a patrol or two, and watch what can happen:


  • More parental involvement
  • More leadership opportunities
  • More skills development
  • More camaraderie among peers
  • More friendly patrol competition
  • More energy and enthusiasm
  • More patrol spirit
  • stronger patrol leaders’ council
  • More resources for the troop
  • More community service opportunities




Download the brochure …