Click Documents on the left-hand menu and select the "Camping.pdf"
Scouts!The booklet can be found in the Documents section of this website.
The booklet for the Camping Merit Badge by James Akin has been added to the Troop Website. You will need to print out this booklet (it's about 20 pages) and complete all the pages. Many of the items you went over during the Scout Meetings. Once the booklet is complete, you will need to contact Mr. Akin for sign-off.
Our ski trip will be Wednesday, January 1 - Sunday, January 5! Sign up on our trip reservations form if you'd like to attend!
We'll be staying in two houses, which are next door to each other, less than a mile from the Ski Beech slopes and only 10 miles from Sugar Mountain! Both houses have a washer/dryer, which will come in handy for wet gloves, bibs, etc! Click links to view amenities and additional info --> House one House two
Wed 1/1 - Travel Day
Thu 1/2 - Sugar Mtn (free 1 hr ski/snowboard lesson included)
Fri 1/3 - Sugar Mtn
Sat 1/4 - Beech Mtn
Sun 1/5 - Travel Day
Click this link to view trail maps and additional info about Sugar and Beech Mountains.
The cost includes accommodations, meals, lift tickets, and ski or snowboard rental.
Closer to the trip, you'll be provided with the opportunity to sign up for ski school, bib/jacket rental, upgraded ski rental (for advanced skiers), etc. These will be optional and will be at a cost in addition to the $350.
For questions or suggestions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you sign up for all trips on our website. Click Trip Reservations on the left-hand menu and open the sign-up form. Add your first name and last initial to the trip you want to go on.
This trip is the weekend of November 15 to Gatlinburg Tennessee. We will stay in condos (easiest camping trip ever!) and hike up Mt. LeConte and back down in one day. Then we spend Saturday night enjoying pizza at a game-room and a visit to the "cheesy knife shop". Ask the boys who have been before, this is an unforgettable trip.
LeConte Mountain Hike:
We have 2 spots left for the Okefenokee trip. This is the weekend of October 4 and is a rare opportunity to canoe through this famous swamp! Those going on this trip need to attend the Water Sports 2 trip to get training on advanced canoeing techniques.
We are going to Lake Allatoona on the weekend of September 27 for a fun weekend of swimming and boating. We will be working on the canoeing merit badge and small boat sailing. This is an easy dump-camping trip and adults are encouraged to attend. Please sign-up on the troop website's Trip Reservation Form. You know the drill.
Water Sports 2:
Here are some upcoming events for Troop 433:
YLT:This weekend is the Youth Leadership Training class (YLT). It is an all-day class on Saturday September 21 at McFarlane Park on Paper Mill Road. It's a lot of fun and I want to encourage any boy who has not been to attend! There are still plenty of openings, and they will not turn you away if you show up Saturday morning with $25 in your Class-A uniform. Lunch is provided and more information can be found on our troop website.
Go to http://www.troop433ga.com click Announcements and open the September Chicken Sheet link. Then read the flyer on page 23 of the document.
I came across this discount from a small business whose owner supports scouting by offering a 10% discount to scouts and leaders, and a larger discount for larger group orders.
I have bought from them in the past. Their gear is good.
You may want to mention that (I think, not positive) that both REI and Hodge Army Navy will give 10% discount for scouts – probably best to bring your id card and ask.
Our next hiking trip is to the Appalachian Trail. We will be starting at Woodys Gap and continuing our goal to hike all of the AT in Georgia!
Please sign up today! Go to our website and click Trip Reservations on the left-hand menu and open the reservation document. Add your First Name and Last Initial to the form.
This will be a great backpacking trip to the North Georgia Mountains and we should have excellent spring weather. Here are the coordinates of our starting point:
There is a parking lot here where we can leave the cars and start our hike on the AT. We will go up Saturday morning the 18th at 8AM, and come back Sunday the 19th around 2PM. This is a great beginner backpacking trip (only one night) and will help get our newer scouts familiar with backpacking.
Sign up today, there will be plenty of room on this trip for everyone!
Camp Rainey Mountain
Take a look at the packing list and let me know if you have any questions. Remember, be prepared!
Also, all boys going to Summer Camp must have a footlocker to keep all their belongings in. One that works very well is the plastic model (seen here at Walmart). It is lightweight and has wheels.
Then we leave for camp on Sunday (June 16) morning. We meet at the church at 9AM near the trailer and take care of any last-minute details before heading off to camp.
Departure Plan:We meet on Saturday (June 15) at 1PM to load the trailer (at the front of the church). The boys bring their footlockers and a combination lock. We also load the other supplies for camp from the church into the trailer. We take care of all paperwork and permission forms. This process takes about an hour.
Important Information, Please read:
We are scheduled to go to Floyd County on Saturday March 2 for flying.
A few things you need to know.
1. The flying is not a sponsored BSA activity. It is being conducted by the EAA Young Eagles program. EAA Young Eagles gives youth ages 8-17 an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. The flights are free and are provided by EAA member volunteers.
2. the EAA has some required paperwork that must be signed by Parents before a youth can fly. We'll have the forms at Monday night's meeting. Please see Kris Cook on Monday night for your form. No form, No flying, No exceptions.
3. There may be more than one aircraft involved, depending on how many pilots are available. Some of these aircraft might be designated by the FAA as "experimental". Links to definitions are below. Please read.
4. Several requirements for aviation should be able to be accomplished. Please review the merit badge requirements prior to the trip.
#1 a-e Should be able to accomplish
#2 a and b Should be able to accomplish
#4 a Should be able to accomplish
#5 available at YE website-----http://www.youngeagles.org/careers/ ; available through conversations/questions with members
1. We'll meet at the Church at 7:00, departing at 07:15. Please be prompt.
2. We'll have breakfast at the airport in Floyd County
3. We'll be returning in the afternoon, but time is TBD.
4. Bring a sack lunch
5. Bring $20 -
6. We'll do a weather forecast check on Friday afternoon and be in contact with the lead pilot. If we have to cancel the trip - watch for emails Friday evening.
Information for your reference:
Merit badge Info:
Rome, GA Chapter of EAA (our sponsor for this trip)
Closest address on Google Maps:
1692 Old Dalton Rd NE, Rome, GA 30165
Link to document
April - Fishing
May - AT Trail
June - Summer Camp
July - Sea Base
August - Water Sports 1
September - Water Sports 2
October - Swamp
November - LeConte Mountain
December - Cumberland Island
If anyone cannot attend the Monday night "shake-down" meeting, please contact me directly.
On Thursday July 18, we will depart Miami airport at 2:00 PM for our flight home. We should arrive back in Atlanta at 4:00 PM. We will be picked up at the airport by our volunteer drivers and should return to the church around 5:00 PM.
On Thursday July 11, we will meet again at the church at 6 PM and we will pack the cars for the trip to the airport and complete any last minute paper work.
As you all know, the packing list is on page 34 of the Sea Base hand book. Everyone should bring their hand book and also their completely packed bag. We will go through everyone's bag and inspect the contents to make sure each boy has what he needs.
Sea Base Scouts!Next Monday is our last Scout meeting before we leave for our Sea Base trip. We will meet at the church on Monday (July 8) at 7:00 PM to discuss our travel plans and verify what we are taking with us. All final payments are due at this time.
Departure:On Friday July 12, we will meet at the church to begin our trip at 6:30 AM. Our flight departs at 8:45 AM (need photo-id for boarding) and arrives in Miami at 11:00 AM. We will then take a shuttle to Sea Base and should arrive around 1:00 PM.
July 2, 2013
We have been selected to attend the Eco Adventure Sea Base Center Excursion for the summer of 2013. The week we were awarded will be in July 2013. Here is the details on the adventure:
If you are looking for an up-close, hands-on educational adventure, then the Eco Adventure is for you. Your crew’s home and base of operation for the week will be two 40’ – 45’ sailboats. From there you will launch into your undersea world of exploration by means of snorkel, mask and fins; kayak; fishing pole and glass-bottom viewer. It is here that you will discover and explore the wildlife and ecosystems of the four major marine habitats of the Florida Keys, study the plant and wildlife, and understand their delicate balance. Scouts will return to civilization with a greater appreciation of the undersea world and their roles as stewards of this amazing environment. Crew size 10-12
Delta flt 2073 Departs 12-Jul-2013 8:45 AM Arrives Miami 10:50 AM
Delta flt 2173 Departs 18-Jul-2013 2:00 PM Arrives Atlanta 4:02 PM
(Note: Photo ID required for boarding)