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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

Scouting for Food Collection

The scout slogan is “do a good turn daily.”  Each year, our troop and pack collect a tremendous amount of  food for the Emergency Food Pantry.  We’re hoping to break our record this year.  We need all scouts and their families to help with this massive service project!

A big thanks to all those who came out . . . → Read More: Scouting for Food Collection

Scouting For Food & Camping Trip

Scouting for Food Bag Delivery and Natural Tunnel Camping Trip
November 12-13, 2016

This coming weekend is very important for our community and for Troop 8, and we need all hands on deck!  On Saturday November 12, Troop 8 will participating in Scouting for Food.  This time of year, the shelves at the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry are . . . → Read More: Scouting For Food & Camping Trip

Camporee Postponed 

Due to predictions of locally severe weather related to Hurricane Matthew forecast for King’s Mountain this weekend, the District Camporee has . . . → Read More: Camporee Postponed 

Canoe/Kayak Camping Trip

This weekend, we’ve got a trip that has been much-requested: a canoe/kayak camping trip along the Holston River. Here are the details:
When: meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday September 24.

We will load up gear and boats. Then we will drive out to Mendota and make camp. After camp has been set up, we will travel up the river and embark on our float trip.

We are floating about 5 miles on nearly flat water. The North Fork is shallow and calm. No experience is necessary. All of our scouts will be able to navigate the easy paddle. Continue reading Canoe/Kayak Camping Trip