Cumberland Island Trip:
Don't forget to sign up for the Cumberland Island Camping Trip. This is one of the Troops favorite trips and is perfect for both new and seasoned hikers.
Details about the location can be found here: http://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm
Planning and packing document is attached below.
It is time to start signing up for the LeConte Hiking Trip in Gatlinburg TN. This is a great hiking trip that the whole family can enjoy.
Dates: November 14-16, 2014
We are meeting at the Publix on Woodlawn at 7:30 PM Thursday night to buy the food for the LeConte hiking trip. Everyone going on the trip should come help us shop! If everyone comes, we should be done in an hour.Departure for the trip is 5:00 PM Friday at the East Cobb Presbyterian Church. We want to have all the cars loaded and be ready to roll by 5:30, so don't be late!
Packing for the trip is easy. Since it's condo camping, you just need an overnight bag and a day pack. You should bring the following items:
Condo Camping at The Summit of Gatlinburg (Click MAP for directions through Gatlinburg)
Hiking to the LeConte Lodge for lunch, then returning to Gatlinburg (All on Saturday)
Check the view from the top of the mountain
Hi all scouts and leaders from troop 433! You and your families are all welcome next weekend to the Eagle Court of Honor. Please see the flyer for details. Oh and of course...there will be cake!
Flyer attached below.
You are cordially invited to attend the
Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
East Cobb Presbyterian Church
4616 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062
Our next camping trip is a white water rafting trip down the Chattooga river! The dates are September 13-15, 2014. Please sign-up on the website quickly. This trip has a limited number of people that can go, and will fill up quickly.
Go to the Troop 433 website and click the Trip Reservations link on the left-hand menu. Open the sign-up form and put your first name and last initial in the column for the trip.
This is a three-day trip and is during the Cobb County public school break. More details about the rafting can be found with this link.
We will be camping here:
BRENT ANTHONY'S River Campground & Lodge
Hwy. 441 / 23 and Joy Bridge Road
Lakemont, GA 30552. Ph: 706-782-9936
The web address is http://www.rivercampground.com/
GPS: River Campground @34.777663,-83.397775
Check out the Camping Packing List on our website under Documents, and add "water shoes" or some old tennis shoes that can get wet.
For food, use the Camping Menus document on our website. It has great, easy-to-do, food ideas.
REI is having a Labor Day Sale from August 22 - September 1st, 2014.
They have the REI CAMP DOME 2 TENT on sale for $79.99
This is an excellent price on a great tent. Normally this tent is $119. I bought it 5 years ago for $99 and thought that was a good deal, so this is even better!
I highly recommend this tent for our new scouts. This will serve them well in backpacking and camping trips. Here's the link to the specifications:
We are official into the week of the Foothills Spring Camporee! I have scheduled us some very nice weather for the weekend and we will surely have a great time.
For those of you who do not normally camp at Allatoona Aquatics Base, please carpool as best as you can. Parking is always limited there and can become a bit of an issue.
If you have not reported your projected headcount yet please do so as soon as you have those numbers. We need to know # of youth, # of adults, as well as how many of those are currently in the Order of the Arrow (Please encourage them to bring their OA sash).
I have attached a tentative agenda for the weekend, please note that Troop time and Orienteering Course can are mostly the same. You will have time in the afternoon to work on whatever Advancement or other activity that your troop needs.
The OA TapOut is a very special moment in the OA experience. Please encourage all youth and adults that have been elected or nominated to attend the Tap Out Ceremony. We will have a Cracker Barrel after the Tap Out for all OA members and new candidates at which point they will receive important information for the next step of their Journey.
If you have any questions about the event do not hesitate to let me know. I hope to see all of you this weekend.
We hope you and your family can join us on Sunday, January 26th, at 2pm in the East Cobb Presbyterian gym for the Eagle Ceremony of Josh Cohen, Jacob Lanier, and Zettler Quinn. Attached please find a copy of the invitation.
We kindly request anyone attending to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday night, January 20th with the # of persons attending. Thank you in advance for your RSVP.
The Cohen Family
The Lanier Family
The Quinn Family
Information below about Summer Camp 2014
January 2, 2013
And as a reminder the next two important dates are:
1. Payments of $120 per scout due to the troop by January 20
2. Scouts will need to have identified what activities they would like to attend by January 27 (I will put a spreadsheet online this year for them to put X’s in the activities they would like to attend).
(See attachment below for more details)
Location: Robert W. Woodruff Scout Reservation
Dates: June 1 - 7 (2014)
Scout cost: $305 + additional activity fees
Due now, November 12: $20
Due by Monday, January 27: $100
Due by Monday April 21: $185
Due May 12: Additional fees associated with activities chosen
Summer Camp Coordinatorlounsburyd@bellsouth.net
Our High Adventure Trip for 2014 is to the Glacier National Park.
Dates are still being determined, but the trip should be awesome!
The area we plan to backpack within Glacier NP (the Many Glacier area) is called out as the best area (within an especially good area overall) to see a grizzly. The material in the linked article provides good info, debunks many myths, and provides good maps and info on skills for bear encounters.
Update Jan 2014:
Tentative dates for Troop 433 Trip to Yellowstone/Glacier - Tues July 16- Thurs July 24. Midweek travel dates were hundreds of dollars cheaper (per ticket, and we'll have at least 10).
We must pay $50 per ticket by Friday 1/31 to hold these seats, or we can let them go and try again. See attached for ticket contract details and later dates to truly lock in.
I'll explain more at tonight's meeting if time permits.-Hilary