Troop 73 honors America’s service men and women by placing flags at the graves of fallen soldiers. Gallery
Join us in congratulating Troop 73′s very first Eagle Scout, AJ Vannice!
It’s Spring cleaning time. Troop 73 picks up trash along the road and hones their pioneering skills on March 10 & 11, 2012. Check out the pics!
This Saturday, October 22, the Lutheran Church of the Nativity is having an outdoor workday, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at noon. Scouts should attend with a parent.
Any time you can donate this weekend will count for service hours for rank advancement. This project helps both the church and it helps build the Troop’s relationship with the Church. People can come and go when they want. Some people come later than 8:30 and it’s OK to leave if you have other obligations.
A 30 cubic yard dumpster for yard waste will be on hand. We’ll be helping the Church clean up the back corner of the property where yard debris from the year has been put. We’ll also be doing some early leaf gathering and general grounds clean up. The next workday will be in November (date TBD) for final leaf clean-up.
If you have them, bring blowers, rakes, clippers.
Troop 73 participated in the welcome home Color Guard for the WWII veterans aboard the second to last Honor Air flight. Veterans were taken up to Washington, D.C. to view the War Memorial and were welcomed home by an airport full of cheers and well-wishers. Troop 73 is planning on serving again, next Saturday evening as Color Guard for the last scheduled Honor Air flight.
Starting at the parking lot along Max Patch Road on Saturday morning, the troop hiked to the summit of this special area landmark and enjoyed lunch, before continuing on to set up camp at Roaring Fork Shelter along the Appalachian Trail. Apologies to Nolan, Andy, Evan, Logan & Mr. Vannice for the blurry-ness of the summit shot – but it really is them!
The troop had a backpack supper of mashed potatoes with cheese and summer sausage that night with some sorta chocolatey Oreo thing in a bag – which some drank like a shake and others shunned. The night had it’s challenges with scattered lightning, thunder and marble sized hail – but nothing more serious than a 45 second downpour.
Assistant Scoutmaster Jay Walton proclaims that while Tyvek is a fine new home construction wrap, it is NOT a suitable material for sleeping UNDER – way too crinkly.
We met many AT thru-hikers and were complimented by a few who said that Troop 73 was extremely considerate – way to go guys!
More pics and stories from this trip, on the way.
Attention Troop 73 Members and Parents:
We’re in need of adults to spend some time in the lush, cool forest of Western North Carolina! (I know “cool” doesn’t mean much now – but come June, it will.) This year, Troop 73 will attend summer camp at Camp Daniel Boone, the week of June 26 – May 2. If you can spend some time with the troop at summer camp, please let us know! Thanks.
Troop 73 is hosting the annual SoQua District Recognition Banquet on Saturday, February 19st, 2011 at Skyland Fire Department. Download the SoQua DISTRICT BANQUET REGISTRATION FORM here.
As part of the Personal Management Merit Badge, scouts must keep a personal budget record for 13 weeks. Here for you now is your very own printable version of the Personal Management Weekly Budget Worksheet! Thanks, Mr. Asaad!