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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 - 17. 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

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June 4th Troop Meeting is at Big Shanty Elementary!

Posted by mastarr on Jun 3 2018 - 6:49pm

Remember to wear your class B t-shirt and join us at the Big Shanty Elementary track tomorrow at 7:30pm!

Summer Camp

Posted by mastarr on Jun 3 2018 - 6:47pm

Troop 422 BASR Families –

 We are just a few days away from our summer camp adventure at Bert Adams Scout Reservation!!

I have been looking forward to this for months! There are a lot of activities planned, merit badges to be earned, and rank advancement to be achieved at BASR. With all of these great scouting activities comes preparation. I would like to take a few minutes of your time to run through our plans and hopefully address any questions you may have about Boy Scout Summer camp. If I don’t have an answer for you here please find me at the Monday meeting or call me anytime at 770-789-5666.

REMINDER …

If you would like me to transport your scout’s trunk and or bicycle (with helmet) to camp, I will be in the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church parking lot on Friday 06/08 between 5:30p-7p to collect your gear. 

ARRIVALS / DEPARTURES at CAMP…

The camp address is 218 Scout Rd., Covington, GA 30016. It will GPS perfectly.

We will gather at our campsite, Site #1, between 12:30 and 13:00 on 6/10/18. Once you enter BASR take your 2nd left toward the dining hall and our site will be on your right. Once everyone is assembled we will walk as a unit to check in. Please plan your travel accordingly and don’t be the one who holds everyone up, as we cannot check in with any scouts missing.

Saturday 6/16/18 is the last day of camp. We will be pulling out of camp by 08:30 that morning. We MUST be off of the reservation by 09:00, so please plan to arrive and pick up your scout before that time.  I will head directly to the parking lot at SCS upon leaving camp with the trunks and the bikes in the trailer.

 BASR CONTACT INFORMATION…

 To write a Scout at camp, the address is:

  • Troop # 422 “Scout’s Name”
  • Bert Adams Scout Reservation
  • 218 Scout Road
  • Covington, Georgia 30016

Phone - 770-385-1565

If you wish to write to your scout I recommend mailing it 3 days before you want it to arrive. You can pre-send mail too so they get it on the first day.

 UNIFORMS…

The BSA field uniform (Class A) is worn for evening flag ceremonies, dinner, chapel, and campfires. Field uniform must always be worn with shirts buttoned up and tucked in. This means complete uniforms, Scout socks, Scout shorts or pants, Scout belt, Scout shirt (tan class A) with all appropriate patches properly attached.  If you have any questions about uniforms or placement of patches please see this link for detailed info https://www.scoutstuff.org/media/content/docs/pdfs/6568_103111_BS_UniformInspSheet_R11.pdf

If your scout is missing pieces of his uniform at the above listed times/events he will be sent back to camp to gather them or to the Scout Store at camp to purchase them.

Troop approved activity uniforms are appropriate for the remainder of the day. These are your 5 class B troop t-shirts. Our SPL will decide what color the boys wear each day. The socks, shorts, swim suits worn at this time should all be in good clean condition. 

 WHAT TO BRING…

 **ELECTRONIC DEVICES**

 Scouts should NOT bring electronic games, stereos, TV’s, etc.

Phones – Some classes will incorporate the use of smart phones if available, however, there is not a policy or class at BASR that requires a Scout to have a phone with them.

My policy on Scouts and phones goes like this: bring them to use as instructed by your councilors in class for scouting purposes, take pictures, and be able to call home. I should not hear a sound from a phone at camp. If you are observed playing games, chatting/texting with friends, listening to music or wearing ear buds outside of your tent or hammock, or goofing around on your phone it will become mine until I see your parents and turn it over to them.  We are all here to get away and enjoy the outdoors, not spend time on our phones.

 ACTIVITIES / CLASSES…

 The merit badges and activities your Scout signed up for are in the attached document. Please make sure they are prepared and have all of their pre-work (if any) ready and with them; as well as money, books, and supplies necessary for success in their classes.

First Year Campers – For the Rawhide Program you will need your BSA Handbook, notebook, pen and pencil and a water bottle daily.

 FAMILY NIGHT…

 Family Night is on Friday. Families are invited to camp to experience some of the camp atmosphere, observe activities, stay for dinner, and be a part of our Friday night campfire. Family members may arrive any time after lunch (1pm) and must check-in at the camp office. Meal tickets are $5 cash each for visitors.  If you would like to stay and camp please bring your own tent.  If instead you plan to take your scout home with you on Friday please check out with me (David Surrency) prior to leaving camp.  I would encourage you to stay until the end of the campfire program if at all possible.

 CLOSING FAMILY NIGHT CAMPFIRE…

 FRIDAY- At the final time that camp gathers for the week, the staff will recognize the outstanding efforts by Troops and individuals. BASR and participating Troops will also have the chance to make presentations to those who made a difference. Troops are invited to present a song, skit, or cheer to the camp.  Our SPL, Jack Rainbow, has decided that this year Troop 422 will participate in all camp wide competitions and activities, so please come cheer us on and see us win some awards!

 DAILY UPDATES…

 I will be uploading photos daily so you can see what your Scout has been up to on my DropBox account. You can follow this link to view and download the pictures https://www.dropbox.com/sh/husar14o0469b2a/AAA1XJ4tVuSgGhtKzS8auUDca?dl=0 If you do not have a dropbox.com account it’s free to set one up and you can do it from your phone.

And, of course, you can always call or text me anytime at 770-789-5666. J

 This is going to be a fun week. The joy, excitement, learning, and adventures our Scouts will have at summer camp are immeasurable. I know from my experiences that summer camps with the Boy Scouts are memories that never fade. Thank you for making the sacrifice and taking the time to provide your Scout, and the rest of the Troop who share this with them, with the opportunity.

 Yours in Scouting,

 David Surrency

djsurrency@gmail.com

770-789-5666 mobile

Flag Day - 0900 - 1200 (Thursday June 14th)

Posted by mastarr on Jun 3 2018 - 6:44pm

****NOTE: Please contact Scott Vincent, 678.773.7548, scotty.vincent@gmail.com, to advise who will be supporting this event so we have an accurate head-count.

****Bugle Support requested

  • ·        0900 - 0930 - Flag Day Raising, Ceremony and Educational Opportunity
  • ·        0945 - 1015 - Flag Dedication for local veteran
  • ·        1030 - 1100 - Flag Retirement for Cub/Boy Scout Merit Badge requirements
  • ·        1100 - 1200 - Hot Dogs and Hamburgers after retirement

 

4th of July Parade (Starts at 8)

Posted by mastarr on Jun 3 2018 - 6:44pm

****NOTE: Please contact Scott Vincent, 678.773.7548, scotty.vincent@gmail.com, to advise who will be supporting this event so we have an accurate head-count.

****Bugle Support requested

  • Meet at VFW Post 2681
  • 2 mile Parade Route
  • Hot Dogs and Hamburgers before flag retirement
  • Flag Retirement end of the day

Hornaday Conservation Weekend Campout

Posted by mastarr on May 20 2018 - 5:40pm


Get the campout application for scouts and adults to Alan Cyrier (alan.cyrier@jacobs.com; 770.331.2829) no later than Monday, May 28

(Memorial Day – last meeting to turn in applications Monday, May 21)

Arrange payment with Meghan Starr by May 28

 Early Bird Fee (through May 31st) – includes meals, patch and t-shirt

  • Scout - $75
  • Adult - $40
  • Leave No Trace Trainer - $55
  • Early Bird Fee (through May 31st) – includes meals, patch and t-shirt
    • Scout - $75
    • Adult - $40
    • Leave No Trace Trainer - $55
  • They will offer 18 of the Hornaday Award Merit badges (including all six of the required merit badges)
  • Scouts will have the opportunity to enroll in up to four merit badges
  • Includes a Hornaday Seminar explaining the award and how to earn it for Troops, Crews and individual scouts; also information on how to create, execute and document a Hornaday Award Conservation Project
  • Meals, Patch, and T-Shirt included with fee
  • We can add scouts and adults after May 31 if there are spots available (limited to 150 scouts), but the cost will increase by $15
  • Check In – Friday, Nov 9 5:30-7:00

Departure – Sunday, Nov 11, Noon

Memorial Day Flag Placement opportunity

Posted by mastarr on May 20 2018 - 5:39pm

Mars Hill Cemetery
Mars Hill Church Road NorthwestAcworthGeorgia30101
Saturday, May 26 at 10:00am
 
Place flags at veterans grave sites dating back to the Revolutionary War.
 

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