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Eagle Ceremony May 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 12:37 PM by Scott Lovell   [ updated May 21, 2017, 4:52 PM ]

You are cordially invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for
Ajinkya Sawant
Harrison Smith

(Invitation attached below.)

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic Church
3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068

Please RSVP by May 13th: (Ajinkya) or (Harrison)

Appalachian Trail Hike - April 2017

posted Apr 12, 2017, 5:46 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated May 3, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

Trip Dates: Saturday April 29 through Sunday April 30
Location: Springer Mountain, start of the AT Trail
Start: Meet at the church on Saturday at 8:00 AM
Finish: Should return to church around 2:00 PM

Parking at Forest Service Rd is at this location:  34.6377, -84.1953 (trailhead)
From the parking lot, we walk a couple of miles to Springer Mountain to see the marker for the start of the AT Trail. Then back-track back to the parking lot and go the other direction continuing on the AT Trail to Three-Forks Campsite 34.6635, -84.1842 which is about 3.5 miles. That makes the first day (Saturday) a 5-6 mile hike. Then returning to the parking lot on Sunday is only a 3.5 mile hike back.

Three-Forks is right on Chester Creek which is great for swimming and filling water bottles. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Scott Lovell

2017 Caving Trip

posted Jan 27, 2017, 3:39 PM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 9:23 AM ]

Venue – Cumberland Caverns ( - All Around the Mountain program. See attached for the program itinerary

Trip logistics



Departure Time

Arrival Time

Holy Family -> Cumberland C

Sat, 2/18/2017

1pm EST

By 5:30pm CST

Cumberland C -> Holy Family

Sun, 2/19/2017

12pm CST

Around 5pm EST


Cost - $75 - includes tour guide, caving, overnight accommodation, helmet and head lamp. Please bring own knee pads and gloves


Vacancies – 10 participants

**You will be placed on a wait list after 10 participants have signed up.  By 2/7 we will need to make a final decision on head count as after this date, each add on will incur an additional $5 per head.

Placement after the 10 participants are based on vacancies available at Cumberland Caverns.


Release Forms (attached) – Please submit no later than 2/18 before we depart for the trip

** Please let your leader know of any medical conditions, and requirement to be near an electrical outlet e.g. blow up mattress, CPAP machine


Things to Bring

Ø  Tarp to put under sleep area.

Ø  Bedding (air mattresses, sleeping pads, cots are allowed. We have outlets for your pumps)

Ø  All explorers are required to wear lace up shoes or boots.

Ø  A full set of clean clothes and shoes (you WILL get muddy & wet)

Ø  Light jacket (cave temperature is 56F. Long sleeves and light jacket will be enough)

Ø  Garbage bags to put muddy/wet clothes in.

Ø  Personal toiletries (no showers in the cave) but we do have clean up stations and restrooms, towels, wash rags, etc.

Ø  Knee pads (Hint: Adults you WILL want these.)

Ø  Gloves

Ø  Flash light (caves are dark)

Ø  Money/debit card(for snack bar & gift shop). See attached snack bar items and costs.

Ø  Water only

Ø  CPAP devices allowed (we can put you near outlet if we know in advance)

Things NOT to Bring

Ø  Tents

Ø  Coolers

Ø  Outside food or drinks (snack bar in cave, please eat only in the designated area)

Ø  Fires

Ø  Tobacco products

Ø  Alcohol

Ø  Weapons (pocket knives are allowed)

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