May30th & 31st, 2014
The Blackhawk Patrol camped out this weekend to work on their scouting skills. They focused on outdoor cooking, pioneering projects, & the chess merit badge. They also took a night hike and practiced navigating by the stars. The weather was great and a fun time was had by all!
Our troop and pack, along with other area scouts, were honored to participate in the remembrance of veteran sacrifice this Memorial Day weekend by placing American flags on more than 20,000 graves at the National Cemetery on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus at Mountain Home, Johnson City, TN.
Several of our scouts were shown in a video posted by the Johnson City Press. One of our Webelos was quoted in the article:
“At just 9, Luke… was laying flags down for his fourth year in a row and said he was honored to be doing so. He, like his fellow Scouts, recognized the occasion as Memorial Day weekend and a chance to honor the veterans who had come before them. His mother, Susan, said the Sequoyah Council promotes the event as something the local Boy and Girl Scouts should take part in.”
May 23rd, 24th, & 25th
A few scouts from Troop 107 went on a 17 mile backpacking trip on the AT near Damascus, Virginia this weekend with their Philmont Crew. This gave them another opportunity to test their equipment, improve their endurance, and practice their backpacking skills.
Congratulations to the scouts and adults that were elected into the Order of the Arrow! You were selected by your fellow Scouts for having exemplified what it is to be a Scout, both in and out of your Troop.
There are 2 Ordeal weekends to choose from at Camp Davy Crockett:
May 16th – 18th
August 8th – 10th
Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd
If you ask one of our scouts “What was your favorite part of the Expo this weekend?” -you might hear answers like:
…camping, eating breakfast, playing chess, working the bowling booth, passing frisbee, selling hot dogs, visiting the expo booths, seeing friends from other Troops, eating snow cones, visiting the scout store, getting prizes, gem mining, attending the campfire program, watching skits, getting chosen for the Order of the Arrow callout, or watching a movie under the stars…
or they might just say “It’s too hard to choose a favorite, it was all great!”