Survival Weekend 2014

| July 31, 2014 6:22 pm

PB040167.JPG November 7-9 we will have an event at Camp 175 that we like to call “Survival Skills Weekend”. This year we will be focusing on  Orienteering and “Escape & Evasion” exercises.  Troop 2096 was one of the first Troops in the area to add this exciting type of weekend.   On Saturday  at 2pm we will host registered Webelos.   Send us an email if you have a Webelos that would like to come and learn some fun survival tips and enjoy campfire with us to complete the Arrow of Light requirement to participate in a Boy Scout Troop Outdoor activity.

This is consistently mentioned by Scouts year after year as one of the favorite trips we do. A big thank you to Ed Setzler for being in charge of the events and activities this year. Activities included First Aid, Orienteering, fire building, signaling, creating and sleeping in wilderness shelters and eating food that is “foraged” by using our land navigation skills.

Great trip to Rocktown for climbing merit badge!

| October 18, 2012 2:06 am

PA1300201.JPGThanks to everyone who participated in the trip this past weekend to Rocktown, Ga. We all had a great time rock climbing and camping! Many of our newer Scouts were able to complete their Climbing Merit Badge and we all learned a lot and had a great time.

The pictures can be viewed here.

Backpacking Stone Door!

| September 27, 2012 3:12 pm

20120922_113302.jpgIn September we took a backpacking trip to the Stone Door. This beautiful area in Tennessee is a favorite destination for backpackers from all over the world. It has some of the most beautiful trails and forests around and we also got to see some truly amazing rock formations.

This trip was a huge success and all of our new Scouts did a really great job in their first real backpacking trip. We even saw a cool black snake near our camping site. Pictures are included in the Gallery and can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail.

Family River Trip on the Hiawassee!

| August 23, 2012 2:31 pm

P8250114.JPGIn August we had a great family trip that included parents and siblings in an adventure in inflatable conoes! This is the one trip of the year where we invite the whole family to come along. (Parents are always welcome to join us on any of our trips, but you’re not allowed to help your son put up their tent!)

This year we had lots of siblings and parents join us for a fun filled trip down the Hiawassee River. Lots of fun was had by all and the photos are visible by clicking the photo thumbnail.

Canoeing on the Chestatee River!

| July 24, 2012 4:43 pm

P7281041.JPGIn July we enjoyed a river canoeing adventure! Assistant Scoutmaster Caleb Billingsley did an excellent job pulling together a canoeing adventure on the Chestatee River, due to the low water levels on the Upper Etowah that we had originally planned to visit. I’d like to thank him for his hard work and willingness to stay flexible with the planning!

All of the Scouts and adults had a great time navigating the river, and some of our new Scouts got a first opportunity to put some of the Canoeing Merit Badge skills to the test that they learned at Summer Camp. Pictures can be viewed at the attached thumbnail, as usual.

Summer Camp at Woodruff Scout Reserve!

| June 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Picture 039.jpgIn June the Troop had a wonderful week together at Woodruff. I’d like to personally thank the Adult Leaders who were willing to take time off work to help with this annual adventure in the North Georgia mountains. Much fun was had by all and all of our new Scouts successfully completed the Mountain Man program, putting them well on their way to reaching the rank of First Class Scout this year. Additionally, this was many of our new Scout’s first chance to experience some white water adventures.

Our Troop was awarded both the Honor Troop and Scouting Traditions awards again this year, thanks to the diligent work of our Boy Leaders. I was really proud of everyone on this trip. Pictures of the week can be found by clicking the thumbnail, as usual.

Annavesta Backpacking Break-in!

| May 21, 2012 12:22 pm

P5190877.JPGIn May we had an awesome adventure in the woods of the Talladega National Forest in Alabama on our annual backpacking break-in trip at Annavesta. Assistant Scoutmaster Wade Long was kind enough to open his family’s property to us again for this annual pilgrimage to commune with nature.

This was the first real backpacking trip for all of our new Scouts and I was impressed with how well everyone handled the stress of carrying all of their own gear. These young men really stepped up and showed us all that they have the Scouting Spirit! A good time was had by all and the pictures are available by clicking the thumbnail, as usual.

Lots of fun at Spring Camp-o-ree!

| April 21, 2012 4:15 pm

P4211127.JPGEvery year brings lots of fun events at this District level and this year was no different. Troop 2096 would like to thank everyone who made the Spring Camp-o-ree such a success this year. We all had a great time at Proctor Landing.

The events were fun and the Scouts of varying age groups all enjoyed a fun filled weekend with other units. Pictures can be seen by clicking the image thumbnail. A big thank you is officially extended to everyone who helped with the planning and execution of this awesome event, especially our local Order of the Arrow representatives who did an excellent job organizing the activities!

Rustic Cabin Camping at Cherrit Creek in February!

| February 23, 2012 10:20 am

Two of the cabins at Charit Creek

This February our Troop will be stepping back in time for a weekend!

Charit Creek is a rustic wilderness lodge located in the valley in the heart of Big South Fork National River & Recreational Area. The buildings are on the National Historic Register and are the oldest buildings still being utilized nation wide inside the park system.

There is no electricity at Charit Creek Lodge, but each room is equipped with a wood stove and kerosene lamp (bring a flashlight!). We’ll be bringing out own sleeping bags and spending two nights in the cabins. There are also some beautiful hiking trails in the area, so make sure you don’t miss this trip!! Click here for more info on this scenic lodge and the surrounding area!

Here is a link to the Troop Permission Form for this trip. Please have a copy printed and signed when you come for the trip.

Citizenship In The Community MB

| January 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Mr. Greg Bowen has generously offered to kick off our new 2012 merit badge classes by teaching our boys the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.

This is a great opportunity for any Scout who doesn’t yet have this critical merit badge.  The class will begin on Monday January 23rd and will take 2-3 meetings to complete and everyone who needs to complete it should expect to go with Mr. Greg to an upcoming School Board or City Council meeting sometime soon. We will be sending more info about that once we pick the event and finalize the plans.

All Scouts who do not have this badge yet are expected to participate in Merit Badge Class.