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.

Camp Davy Crockett – 2014

Camp Davy Crockett 2014 - Troop 107

Camp Davy Crockett Rifle Range The troop has returned from another week of Scout Camp at Camp Davy Crockett.

Our troop was awarded several recognitions including:

  • Honor Troop Award
  • Super Scouter Award (Allen)
  • 2nd place in 3 different Pool Activities
  • Religion Awards
  • Chaplain Challenge Award

Congrats to those who have completed some very difficult merit badge requirements.

While several from our troop were enjoying this week of scout camp, others are still making their trek through the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Blackhawk Patrol Campout

May30th & 31st, 2014

blackhawk campout

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!

Order of the Arrow

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.

 
OA

There are 2 Ordeal weekends to choose from at Camp Davy Crockett:

May 16th – 18th

August 8th – 10th