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posted Jul 13, 2017, 12:45 PM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

Our next camping trip is our annual Water Sports trip to lake Allatoona. The trip is the weekend of August 25-27. We will have the opportunity for swimming and canoeing. You will also have the opportunity to compete an Orienteering Course and complete the Wilderness Survival merit badge. Please print out the requirements ahead of time and be prepared with then necessary supplies.

This is a Group Cooking camping trip, and many of you need to participate for your rank advancement. Don't forget to check the Camping Packing List on the Troop website to be sure you bring everything you need for the weekend. Also be sure to sign up for the trip on our Trip Reservations form.

We will shop for food at the Publix at Woodlawn on the Thursday night before the camping weekend. We usually meet at Publix at 7:30 PM. All scouts going on the trip should participate in the food buying trip to Publix.

Details:
Publix Shoppting: Thrusday August 24th at 7:30 PM
Departure: Friday August 25th at 6:30 PM
Return: Sunday August 27th around 2:00 PM

Paypal Now Accepted !!!

posted May 4, 2016, 6:50 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 5:32 PM ]

Scouts!

Our website now takes Paypal payments for scout accounts!

To make payments, go to the Leader Resources page and complete the form.


You will be directed to Paypal where you can either login with your Paypal account or use your credit card to make payments.

We hope this new capability will make it easier for parents to keep their accounts up to date.

Signup for our Mailing List

posted Feb 5, 2015, 5:23 AM by Scott Lovell

If you are new to Troop 433 or simply have a change of email, you can use our automated email signup process to join our mailing list.

Click Here to join our mailing list.

Note: Further information about out Troop and the mailing list can be found on the About Us page.

Foothills Chicken Sheet

posted Oct 1, 2013, 5:31 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated May 17, 2016, 5:26 AM ]

The Foothills Chicken Sheet is a newsletter that is full of information about Scouting events in our district. This includes programs like YLT and accomplishments by troops and packs. I encourage you to sign up and start receiving this newsletter in your email. 


To view the Newsletters directly, click this link: http://www.foothillsbsa.org/chicken-sheet

We Are Only Leaders

posted Aug 23, 2009, 12:56 PM by Webmaster Troop433ga   [ updated Aug 23, 2009, 12:57 PM by Scott Lovell ]

WE ARE ONLY LEADERS

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We are not experts. We're your next door neighbors. We're not perfect, we are just parents like you. We don't have anymore spare time or energy than you do, we all work full time and juggle our families and our schedules and try to keep it all together as best we can.

The only difference between us is that we believe in what Boy Scouting has to offer. So much so, that we contribute our time, our miles, and our talents to help our sons and your sons grow in Scouting.

We complete authorization forms, budgets, and registrations, and fill our homes with boxes of paperwork that you will never see. We are required to take 13-20 hours of training the first year, as well as attend Roundtable meetings every month, so that we can meet our greatest challenge- providing a variety of programs which meet the needs and interests of very individual boys.

We try to involve parents who want us to understand that they don't have the time to drive on outings or help at meetings. We rejoice at the generosity of others. Sometimes we find ourselves going in too many directions, We run out of steam. We have memory lapses. Communication lines break down. Time slips by. But that doesn't mean we don't care.

So many evenings we spend on the phone, seeking advice and support from other leaders when disappointments or problems occur. "How do I keep my boy's attention?" "What are your ideas for the ceremony?" "How do you work with boys in three different grades?"

Our dining tables are covered with bits of rope, menus, tour permits, and merit badge cards for each and every boy in the troop. A couple of them won't show up, and don't think to call and let us know. Sometimes we feel unappreciated.

Yet, these boys can fill us with pride at their determination and accomplishments. Their smiles light up a room; and when they say "Thank You" it makes it all worth it.

We help these boys build relationships. Some struggle more than others. Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly... is encouraged by the Scout Oath and Law.  And sometimes we too must learn these lessons over and over again with the boys. But we are willing to keep learning.

Please be patient if we appear distracted or frustrated or overwhelmed at times. Forgive us if we are not the kind of Boy Scout Leader you would be if you had the time. Instead, provide us with encouragement or offer your help.  Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

We are, after all, only mentors...role models...leaders.  Volunteers who have taken an oath to give these boys, your boys, the most precious gift we have to offer- the gift of time.

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