Announcements

Personal Management Merit Badge at Georgia Tech

posted Oct 4, 2017, 7:26 AM by Scott Lovell

Learn Personal Management with Business Experts

The Atlanta Area Council is partnering with the
Scheller School of Business at Georgia Tech to offer
a unique opportunity for Scouts to earn the Eagle-
Required Personal Management merit badge. 

(See LINK for details)

This two-day clinic will give Scouts the chance to
learn how to balance their own budgets with some of
the best business minds in Atlanta. Scouts will work
on the badge with Georgia Tech faculty and staff at
the Scheller College of Business on January 13. An
additional work day at the Volunteer Service Center
will be held the following Saturday, January 20.

Registration will be through the Atlanta Area Council
website and individual parents will register their own
scouts.  Registration is scheduled to open on 
October 24, with limited space available. 
Cost will be $7 per scout.

Yours in Scouting,
Hilary Thornton

Scoutmaster, Troop 433
Assistant Cubmaster, Pack 744
Cell # 267-414-9356

Fall Events

posted Oct 1, 2017, 4:13 PM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 11:15 AM ]

Scouts!

We need to start planning for some upcoming events and that means I need to hear from you!

Court of Honor
Our Court of Honor ceremony is Monday October 23rd. All boys who want to be considered for Rank Advancement need to see me immediately. There are only 3 more meetings to get this done. SPL will need to choose an MC for the ceremony.

Appalachian Trail Hike
October 21st. Please get your name on the sign-up sheet for this backpacking trip. It is a one-night backpack trip with individual cooking. This is a great opportunity for new scouts to learn to camp on their own. We will be hiking the next leg of the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia.

LeConte Condo Camping
November 18th. We need to get a head-count for this trip so we can reserve the condos. Please sign-up on the Trip Reservations form. This is a great full-family trip where we sleep in condos and enjoy Gatlinburg after the hike. A fun trip for the entire family. Please sign-up today!

Other LeConte Details:
First, the $100 fee is for a single scout spending the night with a group of other scouts. The family fee is usually a little higher (~$300) and gets you a separate condo for your whole family.
Second, we spend two nights in the condos, Friday night (arriving late, usually around midnight) and we leave Sunday morning.
Finally, we do not have more nights of condo use to offer, but if you want to arrive earlier on Friday and spend the day in Gatlinburg, that is an option.

Merit Badge Clinics - Fall 2017

posted Sep 19, 2017, 6:58 AM by Scott Lovell

Merit Badge University is a quality Merit Badge program that helps Scouts learn about different fields of knowledge. By recruiting experienced professional counselors, Scouts receive an unparalleled experience. It’s hosted on the beautiful Kennesaw State University Marietta campus, giving Scouts a great opportunity to experience a college atmosphere.

The $15 registration fee includes breakfast as well as program materials for most classes with only a few exceptions. Classes will include Emergency Preparedness, Personal Management, Communication and much more! Classes will be available for registration September 14th.


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Other Merit Badge Clinics

Troop 241 at Canton is offering Merit Badge classes on 11/11/2017

For more information and sign up, please visit 

Remember to get approval and your blue cards from Mr Lovell and Mr Thornton.



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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