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Service Projects for February 2019

posted Jan 31, 2019, 6:47 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 4:57 AM ]

Several parents and scouts have been asking for opportunities to perform service hours, and here are two:

Event #1 - Foothills District Banquet

Who:  Scouts old and large enough to carry trays of food and able to behave well and follow directions for a period of two hours.
When: Event is Friday evening Feb 1, from 7-9PM in the Parish Hall at Holy Family.  Scout volunteers are needed from 6-9:30, but if you or your scout are not able to be there for that whole time, please still come out and do what you can.
What is it: An annual event, kind of like the Blue and Gold Banquets many of you will recall from Cub Scouts.  Instead of a pack, the guests are some of the adult leaders of the 76 Packs, Troops, and Crews in the Foothills District (East Cobb, North Cobb, and Marietta City).  It was held in the same room two years ago. You we will be joining a group of other volunteers in serving dinner to 200 guests.
Uniform:  Class A or clean Class B shirt if you're concerned about getting your Class A dirty.
Food: Scouts will be fed dinner
Registration: Sign up through TroopMaster

Event #2 - Pack 744 Pinewood Derby

When: Saturday, Feb 2, from 9AM - 3PM
Where: East Side Elementary Cafeteria
What: Work in the "Pits" and shuttle cars from finish to start in this model car race day.
Uniform: Class A
Food: Food and Drink available for purchase from the Pack
No registration required - Just show up and check in with Mr. Thornton or any of the Cub Leaders present.

Orienteering Class February 10, 2019

posted Jan 29, 2019, 1:43 PM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 4:50 AM ]

On Sunday, February 10 Troop 433 will be conducting a basic orienteering skills course.   Attending boys will be given the opportunity to achieve Second Class requirements 3a and 3d; First Class Requirements 4a and 4b and several basic requirements of the Orienteering merit badge. 


Where:  McFarland Nature Park.

When:  Sunday, February 10th  1:00pm to 3:30pm

Uniform: Class-B with hiking/walking shoes.

Mandatory equipment:  Compass, walking stick, pen or pencil.

Recommended equipment:  GPS or Smartphone with mapping app (“GAIA GPS” recommended).  

RSVP: Through Troopmaster


To maximize fun-time at the park each boy needs to review a few things before we meet:   


  1. Be generally familiar with the attachment covering map symbols.  You will be tested.
  2. Watch this three minute video:
  3. With your compass in your hand, view and understand this seven-minute video: **

                ** Pay special attention to the part on declination.  If you can do it, pre-set your compass with a -5 degree (west) declination.


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