Chickamauga, Sept. 20 – 22, 2019

Chickamauga, Sept. 20 – 22, 2019

The theme of this campout quoting from Mr. Lloyd, was “A Battle of Americans”. We left for Chickamauga Battlefield National Park at 5:00 pm. Chickamauga, which is located outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, just recently celebrated its 156th anniversary. Even though it...
Water Carnival – August 2019 Campout

Water Carnival – August 2019 Campout

August 2-4, 2019 The theme of this campout was Water Carnival and fun. On Friday, we left the church around 3:30 and headed to Camp Sequoyah. We arrived around 5 pm, where we then set up our campsite, ate our sack dinners, and then started making plans for the water...
Campout at the NACK, July 20-21, 2019

Campout at the NACK, July 20-21, 2019

First off, I would like to commend the efforts of our leaders to scramble at the last minute to find this place, because our originally scheduled canoe trip to Grimes Canoe base was canceled, due to the Buffalo River being too deep and running too swift for safe...
Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast on May 11

Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast on May 11

Boy Scout Troop 97 will hold its annual garage sale, silent auction and pancake breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church. This is a huge event that draws hundreds of visitors each year. The Church gym will be stuffed full of must-have trinkets and treasures,...
Troop 97 Mash Tent

Troop 97 Mash Tent

Troop 97 once again got the pleasure of sponsoring the ‘Mash Tent’, at Edgewood Elementary School’s Annual Spring Festival on April 27, 2019. The festival normally is at the school, but due to construction, this year’s event took place at Homewood Middle School’s...
April 2019 Campout – Adventure!

April 2019 Campout – Adventure!

The theme of this campout was Adventure. You might ask what is in an Adventure.  According to Mr. Lloyd “An Adventure starts with a Challenge and ends with a smile of accomplishment”. On Friday April 12th we left the church around and headed to Camp Sequoyah....
ScoutFest 2018 Campout – November 2– 4

ScoutFest 2018 Campout – November 2– 4

ScoutFest 2018 Campout Point Mallard State Park Decatur, AL Nov. 2– 4, 2018 Scoutfest is a Greater Alabama Council Event that happens every four years at Point Mallard State Park, in Decatur, Al. There are many activities geared towards Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy...
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...