My Trip To Florida Sea Base

From July 11-16, eight scouts and four adults from Troop 97 embarked on a 12-hour car trip to Florida Sea Base on Islamorada in the Florida Keys, bound to spend a week on a boat, scuba diving and enjoying the ocean. We arrived two days early, staying at the Seafarer...

Historian Reports from Summer and Fall 2017

Summer Camp Wrap-Up On September 9-10, Troop 97 took a trip to Camp Sequoyah for our annual Summer Camp Wrap-Up campout. On Saturday, we constructed and raced cardboard boats in our own Cardboard Regatta. Camp Sequoyah’s waterslide, “the Sidewinder,” was opened for...

Webmaster Reports from Summer and Fall 2017

Jack Wright Campout – August 5-6, 2017 All of the scouts met up at 8:30 am and we started our 45 min drive to Jack Wright at Tannehill State Park. I did some summer reading to pass the time, but most people play cards. Once we arrived, you saw lush vegetation...
Eagle Court of Honor – August 27, 2017

Eagle Court of Honor – August 27, 2017

On Sunday afternoon, August 27, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood, Troop 97 held a Court of Honor to recognize five of its members who, in the past few months, have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The Homewood based troop welcomed James Gunter, Matt...
My Trip to Northern Tier

My Trip to Northern Tier

Northern Tier, along with Seabase, Philmont, and Swamp Base* are the high adventure trips that Boy Scouts has to offer. I have been lucky enough to have attended all of these high adventure trips. I participated in Northern Tier 2 summers ago and it was a totally...
My Trip to Philmont

My Trip to Philmont

In Boy Scouts, there are certain trips that are at the top of the list. These trips are called High Adventures. Philmont is one of the most popular High Adventure trips known across the nation. I had the opportunity to participate in Philmont with my troop 3 summers...
Camping 101 2017

Camping 101 2017

This campout was unique, in that, three different groups of scouts camped separately and did their own activities. The first group was the new scouts that just crossover from Cubs. Along with them, were troop guides that help them learn basic skills about camping. The...
Spring Break Hiking 2017

Spring Break Hiking 2017

Troop 97 spent spring break on two hiking trips. A short one for younger scouts and a longer one on the Appalachian Trail (AT) for the older scouts. The Sipsey backpacking trip was a weekend trip in northwestern Alabama close to the Black Warrior River. This trip was...
When I first joined scouts

When I first joined scouts

The first time I came to scouts I was very nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. I thought I would be lonely and bored. Then when I saw all the fun campouts and activities they had and the fact that I had friends. The campouts kept me in it and my...