Troop 97 welcomes new scouts at crossover

Troop 97 welcomes new scouts at crossover

Troop 97 scouts attended the Pack 95 crossover on Sunday, March 11 at Shades Valley Lutheran Church. The troop welcomed five boys who each earned their Arrow of Light rank in February. This is just the first group that are joining the troop. Scouts will be attending...
Camporee 2018

Camporee 2018

It was a good weekend for camping and testing your Scouting skills with mild temperatures and some limited humidity at this year’s Vulcan District Camporee. Troop 97 awards this year included: Blue Beaver — 2nd place in trolley race Bear — 3rd place in crosscut saw...

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...