Memorial Day – Cold Spring Cemetery

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.

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Backpacking Trip

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

outdoor cooking

proper packing techniques

filtering water

& fire building

Merit Badge University

Saturday, March 11th

 

Scouts from Troop 107 participated in the 17th annual Merit Badge University.  This year’s MBU was held on the Milligan College campus in Johnson City.

Our scouts worked on several merit badges including:  Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the Community, Stamp Collecting, Engineering, Fire Safety, & Geocaching.

SWCC Merit Badge College – 2017

swccOur troop spent the day on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College gaining a wide range of knowledge.

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.

Klondike Derby

Saturday, February 11th

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Click the following links to view scouts from Troop 107 featured on WCYB and in the Bristol Herald Courier:

http://www.wcyb.com/news/virginia/bristol-va/boy-scouts-klondike-derby-teaches-kids-how-to-work-as-a-team/327387763

http://www.heraldcourier.com/gallery/th-annual-klondike-derby/collection_b919f0a0-f081-11e6-84b1-3b9927a59413.html#7