The troop assisted our Cub Scout Pack in gathering 621 pounds of plastic bags as part of a recycling program that turns waste into environmentally responsible outdoor products. We received a bench (made from recycled plastic) that will be used at the Cold Spring Activity Center so that it can be enjoyed by the community. The bench was unveiled at a recent meeting and displayed to church members who participated in bringing in recyclable materials. Thanks to all who participated. This project has inspired other area groups to do the same.
Scouts earned a Conservation Award for this effort.
Troop 3 joined us to distribute gifts to veteran’s on Saturday. The boys hand delivered to each patient and left remaining gifts to be distributed to future patients. 296 Gift Bags were distributed!
Our veteran’s gift bag drive has made the news. You’ll want to see the links below for information about what our scouts are up to and how you can help.
If you wish to help, drop off any of these items to Frank’s Old Fashion Barbershop by December 10th, 2016. (1730 Edgemont Avenue, Bristol, TN)
On Monday (Memorial Day), along with some Overmountain Men in period clothing, our troop placed flags on veteran’s graves in our own community (Cold Spring Cemetery).
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.
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.”
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