Our 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.
Our scouts were well represented at Bristol’s 2016 Christmas Parade. Here are a few that hiked together. Many other scouts were scattered about in other parts of the parade.
Troop 107 scouts working on their Robotics Merit Badge at the state-of-the-art Robotics lab on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College.
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.
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.
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!
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