Thinking about joining Boy Scouts?

Thinking about joining Boy Scouts?

If you are hesitant to join Boy Scouts or you are hesitant to let your son join Boy Scouts, trust me, it is 100% worth it. I’ve been in Boy Scouts since 5th grade and I don’t regret one second of it. Boy Scouts not only helps boys get out of their house and do...
Troop 97 Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony — March 19, 2017

Troop 97 Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony — March 19, 2017

Troop 97 once again had the great pleasure to welcome four more new Eagle Scouts into the “Eagle Nest” for 2017. The names of the new Eagle Scouts are Mark Burgess, Parker Allen, Reid Zuber, and Geer Prutzman. The first speaker was Mr. Dan Lachman, Tennis Coach,...
Vulcan District Camporee 2017

Vulcan District Camporee 2017

The troop left for Tannehill at 4:00 pm on Friday, Feb. 17. After about a forty-five-minute bus ride, we arrived and set up camp. For dinner we ate our sack dinners, while the adults enjoyed a delicious catfish fry at the headquarters tent, followed by a superb...
Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony — January 29, 2017

Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony — January 29, 2017

Troop 97 had the great pleasure to welcome four new Eagle Scouts into the “Eagle Nest.” The names of the new Eagle Scouts are Benjamin Blanton, Trey Sims, Fischer Hawkins, andJames Kirk. The first speaker was Mrs. Mary Binkley speaking on behalf of Benjamin Blanton,...
20-Mile Hike 2017

20-Mile Hike 2017

Despite the rain, we decided to stick with our plans to hike the 20 miles at Oak Mountain on January 22, 2017, and 44 Scouts and Adults showed up to meet the challenge.  The morning was perfect hiking weather, then around 1:00 PM just two miles from the 2:00 rest stop...
Open House January 2017

Open House January 2017

Webelos from Pack 386 came to visit and introduced themselves to the troop. They told everyone their favorite ice cream flavors and what school they are attending. The troop assigned them to our patrols and they participated in some fun games which were the Ring Game,...
Ski Trip 2017

Ski Trip 2017

Ski trip 2017 was a true success with a full day of Skiing and Snow Boarding at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NOC.  Sometimes you have to just trust your gut and go despite concerns that there might not be any snow to ski on. We did that and it paid off. On...
Christmas Party 2016

Christmas Party 2016

Troop 97 held it’s Christmas party on the night of December 14, 2016. Each troop patrol had to research other scouting organizations outside of the United States and provide a display of that country. The winners are as follows: Flaming Arrow came in First Place...
Destination Unknown 2016 – The Town of Spectre

Destination Unknown 2016 – The Town of Spectre

We headed out for Destination Unknown at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 3rd around 10:00 a.m., we arrived at the gate to Jackson Lake Island, a campground located close to Millbrook, Al. We took a brief hike to our camping area, which included walking through the town...
Summer Camp Wrap-up 2016

Summer Camp Wrap-up 2016

On September 10-11, 2016, Troop 97 spent the weekend at Camp Sequoyah for our annual Summer Camp Wrap-up. This is a weekend devoted to finishing those incomplete merit badges from our trip to Summer Camp at the end of June. Some of our scouts need the use of the water...