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Welcome to Troop 422!

Troop 422 is chartered by St. Catherine of Siena church in Kennesaw, GA.

Boy Scouts is a program for boys aged 11 - 18. If your son is between the ages of 7 to 10 and interested in Scouting, he is eligible to join a Cub Scout Pack. Here is the website for the Cub Scout program at St. Catherine's, for your convenience:  http://www.pack422.org

We hope parents and scouts alike find our "new and improved" website to be a helpful and convenient resource. If you find any difficulties with the website or have suggestions for improvements, please use the Contact Us page to report them.  

You must log in to the site to see most of the content, this helps create a more secure environment for everyone and a more organized and streamlined system for communication.  :) 

If you did not receive an email with login information, please use the "Contact Us" page and choose "website feedback"... send me your name, your role in the troop ("I'm the parent of..."), your phone number, and your email address in the web form. I will send you a login as soon as possible.  

SvDP Food Pantry Service

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 6:59pm

September 27 and 28th, and Oct 4 and 5th are the dates of the upcoming volunteer opportunities to help the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. 

The Oct 27 and 28th are dates to hand out food collection bags at the end of masses at St. Catherines. 

Oct 4 and 5th are food collection dates, which entail arriving 30 minutes before mass begins and helping carry food donations from vehicles to the collection area. Volunteers for all these slots are especially important. 

If you are available to help, please sign up for a shift via our sign up page

University of Scouting - Sept 20th (registration required)

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 6:59pm

Need training? Looking for answers to your burning Scouting questions? Want to learn and have FUN at the same time? Then The University of Scouting is THE place to be!

With more than 50 classes to choose from and a midway full of resources and special guests, you are sure to find the help you are looking for.

The University of Scouting is a one day training that offers everything from basic leader training to advanced sessions. Choose from classes like "How to Motivate Your Boys," "Faith in Scouting," "Introduction to Backpacking," "Kid Cuisine," "Box Oven Cooking," "How the Cub Program is changing in 2015" and many more.

You can even earn a University of Scouting ribbon to display on your Unit flag. Create a tri-fold board with pictures of your unit during outings, creating fun projects, playing games, or just during some of your awesome meetings. These boards will help share your great Scouting ideas with other leaders. Register your display via email at elmahone@aol.com by September 10 to be sure we have a ribbon for your unit.

Put The University of Scouting on your calendar and come have FUN with us on September 20 at Woodward Academy in Atlanta.

Click here today to sign up before your favorite classes fill up..

Duty to God Encampment

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 6:59pm

As Scouts, we constantly experience the joy and beauty provided to us by our God. From the natural symphonies that carry us to sleep on a campout, to the majestic sunrise that crests over the mountains, we are in awe of our maker.

It is no wonder that Scouts pledge to be reverent as part of the Scout Law.

This September, please join us for the 2014 Duty to God Encampment, a weekend full of fun, service, and worship. Bring your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers to get started earning their religious emblem and take part in a Messengers of Peace service project.

You will have opportunities to worship with other Scouts in your individual faith group, and also take part in the Faith Walk to learn about other world religions.

2014 Duty to God Encampment
September 26-28, 2014
Bert Adams Scout Camp

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.

Located just south of Atlanta, Bert Adams Scout Camp is a best-in-class camping experience like nothing you've ever seen. Flushing toilets and private showers are featured throughout the entire camp. Bert Adams best-in-class facilities are the perfect environment to unplug and reconnect with god.

You can even rent one of our electrified, permanent platform tents for only $10 per night.

Don't miss this wonderful event. Click here to register for the 2014 Duty to God Encampment today.

Adult Leader Fall 2014 Training Opportunities

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 6:59pm

Every Scout deserves a trained leader!

Adults, please see the attached flyer for fall training opportunities:

Scoutmaster Specific Training (for ASMs, SMs): September 6

Troop Committee Training (all Commitee Members): September 6

Scoutmaster Outdoor Training (all ASM, adult leaders):  October 3-5

Troop 422 will reimburse 50% of your fees upon completion of training.

http://www.troop422.us/system/files/flyerSTTboy_ldrfall2014-0.pdf

Important Date Changes

Posted on Sep 11 2014 - 11:44am

Troop Elections are now on Monday, Sept 22nd. 

Junior Leadership Training for the new leadership cycle will be Sunday, Oct 5th. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON DUES!

Posted on Aug 24 2014 - 10:24pm

PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY

In the last committee meeting, a new dues policy was approved.  Unfortunately, dues will need to be raised this year, largely due to increased registration/recharter fees beyond our control.  We are using this opportunity to restructure how we charge dues in an attempt to also address another problem: the need for more adult volunteers.

The new dues policy is as follows:

  • The new base amount is $100 per scout due by December 31st.   
  • Eagle Scout dues remain at $50.
  • Adult dues remain at $5.

There is no longer a “multi-scout” family discount.  Instead, discounts are provided for each scout with at least one parent active in troop leadership.  Discounts are provided based on the prior year, so active leaders in 2014 get a discount for dues the end of this year. 

The discounts are:

Active Merit Badge Counselor: for three or more badges: $10 discount for all scouts ($90 per scout).

  • Active means signed up and available for scouts to work on merit badges
  • Mr. Woodman will be conducting an information/training session in September.  Every adult  who signs up at that meeting will be eligible for this year’s discount.

 Active Scoutmaster/Assistant Scout Master$20 discount ($80 per scout)

  • Active means all training (online, indoor, outdoor) and ~30% participation in meetings/outings
  • Any adult who registers in early September and completes the required training by the end of the year will receive this year’s discount.

 Active Committee Member$20 discount ($80 per scout)

  • Active means Youth Protection and committee challenge complete and active leader role such as Popcorn Kernel, Secretary, etc., or sits on 3 or more Board of Reviews. 
  • Participation in at least 2 committee meetings.

Next year’s discount will be determined by the Committee based on Adults on the recharter list. This means you must fill out an adult application!  There are a lot of ways to be involved in the troop, and we need your support to stay active and help the boys learn and advance.  A dues discount our way of saying thank you to those who donate their time.

Questions about the new policy can be directed to our treasurer at MeghanStarr@bellsouth.net.

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