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Hey! This week we started the meeting as per usual. The scouts then went out and played the same teamwork activity that we did last week with the staves. We got to hear one of our leaders talk about his experience of moving from Canada to America. Getting his point of view on the hardships he had to face becoming a U.S. citizen. He said that he enjoys the US, starting out as a place for work then deciding to move here. I asked him about how he feels about the safety if America and that he isn’t personally scared of anything happening to him here. He brought up about the local culture and how much he loves this area. Overall eye opening to how amazing the Holston Valley and surrounding areas are and to the fact that the Government are handling the immigration situation so well.
-Until we meet again,
Happy Halloween! We opened the meeting today as usual; a good bunch of kids. We reviewed the bowline this week with good success! This weeks activity was a teamwork exercise! We all grabbed a scout stave and got in a circle. Jay would say left or right and we had to follow. Even with the occasional stick to the head it was a fun night. We listened to Clayton, our Senior Patrol Leader, talk about the history and the hardships of Bristol. He showed us pictures of the dam, the sign, and the train station. To finish the night, we reviewed some basic scout knowledge in a game of Scout Jeopardy. The Apache patrol against the Sycamore Patrol in a neck to neck race A fun and eventful night with lots of events planned for the rest of the year!
Until we meet again,
Scouts were honored to participate in flag decoration at Cold Spring Cemetery on Memorial Day. You’ll find soldiers here from the Revolution through Vietnam and most every conflict in between. We honor and remember those that have fallen.
As part of the service, there were reenactors from the Revolutionary War and Civil War.
You may have seen some of our scouts in the news as they joined other area scouts in placing American flags on grave-sites to honor and remember those that have fallen for our country. — Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, TN
The troop assisted our Cub Scout Pack in gathering 621 pounds of plastic bags as part of a recycling program that turns waste into environmentally responsible outdoor products. We received a bench (made from recycled plastic) that will be used at the Cold Spring Activity Center so that it can be enjoyed by the community. The bench was unveiled at a recent meeting and displayed to church members who participated in bringing in recyclable materials. Thanks to all who participated. This project has inspired other area groups to do the same.
Scouts earned a Conservation Award for this effort.
After a night of camping, our troop hosted a booth at the 2017 Scout Expo at the Appalachian Fair Grounds in Gray, TN. Our booth showcased both practical and fun uses of a scout staves.
March 18th & 19th
Troop 107 braved the cold on an overnight backpacking trip to Double Springs Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. We started our hike in the fog and ended our hike in the snow & ice. On this trip we focused on important scouting skills:
map & compass
proper packing techniques
& fire building