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Continous Campfire – Klondike Derby

Friday February 10: Camping Downtown at the Continuous Campfire 

This is our night to tend the fire. Meet downtown at 7:00 p.m. Bring all your gear for Saturday. We will return to the church briefly to pack our Klondike sleds then head back downtown.

Scouts need basic overnight camping gear and full uniform for wear at Klondike. We’ll . . . → Read More: Continous Campfire – Klondike Derby

Cabin Trip This Weekend

When: Meet at the church at 4:00 p.m. on Friday January 6. We will return after lunch on January 8. We always call for rides after we have returned to the church and put away all the troop gear.

***There may be a crew coming up on Saturday morning, so if you can’t come Friday and want to come on Saturday, let us know!

Where: We are thankful to Byrum and Lanz Geisler for letting us use their family’s cabins in the Belgium Hollow area of Lee County, Virginia.

IMG_2020-cabinWhat to bring: sleeping bag and ground pad, clothes for the season, eating kit (cup, plate, spoon, fork), flashlight, and personal items

Cost for the weekend is $20 to cover food and transportation costs.

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Holiday Schedule 

Troop 8 will NOT meet the Tuesday after Christmas – it’s not too later to sign up for Winter Camp at CDC. Ask Mr. Rutherford or Mr. Champagne for more information. 

See you in the New Year! Happy Holidays . . . → Read More: Holiday Schedule 

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Scouts should be finishing up any outstanding requirements they can THIS TUESDAY for recognition at our Court of Honor on December 13.

Cyrus S. will be presented with the Eagle Scout Rank and several of our adult leaders will be recognized for completing Wood Badge training.  All scouts and parents and their families are invited to attend . . . → Read More: Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Backpacking Trip to Flint Rock on Holston Mountain

426418_558307152410_1944406518_nWe’re watching the forecast for next weekend, but right now we’re still planning on a backpacking trip next weekend to Flint Rock on Holston Mountain December 10-11.  With everything you need strapped to your back, you can set off on a wintry adventure.  The views from Flint Rock are amazing, and the hike is a short 3-miler.  We will be reviewing gear requirements for the trip this Tuesday night, so be there Tuesday if you’re thinking of attending.

This is a great opportunity for scouts to check off some needed outdoor skills such as hiking with map and compass and backpacking cooking requirements.  Continue reading Backpacking Trip to Flint Rock on Holston Mountain