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.
The Benefits of the Merit Badge program are described by BSA as:
There is more to merit badges than simply providing opportunities to learn skills. There is more to them than an introduction to lifetime hobbies, or the inspiration to pursue a career—though these invaluable results occur regularly. It all begins with a Scout’s initial interest and effort in a merit badge subject, followed by a discussion with the unit leader or designated assistant, continues through meetings with a counselor, and culminates in advancement and recognition. It is an uncomplicated process that gives a Scout the confidence achieved through overcoming obstacles. Social skills improve. Self-reliance develops. Examples are set and followed. And fields of study and interest are explored beyond the limits of the school classroom.
Saturday, February 14th
Five scouts from Troop 107 participated in the 46th annual Klondike Derby in downtown Bristol on Saturday. This was a great opportunity for us to fellowship with other local scouts while practicing important scouting skills such as first aid, knot tying, and fire building.
A couple of our scouts were featured in a Bristol Herald Courier news story of the event.
Here is a link to the news article:
The Troop and Webelos joined the Overmountain District to muster at the Muster Grounds at the start of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. We had a strong finish in the Golden Kettle Competition and congratulate Troop 70 for their win. It was the perfect weekend for camping, team-building, and service to the community.
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.
“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.”
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!”