August 31, 2021 — Supplement

There has been a lot of interesting news that has come out since we posted this week’s newsletter. Some of it is time sensitive, so we thought we’d put out a supplemental newsletter this week.

In this supplement

Eagle Scout Service Project

An Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 134 has invited us to participate in his service project this Sunday, September 5, 2021. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants around the perimeter of the stone barn at Legacy Park off of Columbia Drive in Decatur. If you can attend, please bring any tools you have, including hedge clippers, scythes, saws, and shovels. Work gloves will also be required. We’ll be working from 9 am to 12 pm, and a pizza lunch will be provided after.

If you are planning to attend, please complete this google form:

You will also need to print and sign the Legacy Park Volunteer Waiver and bring it with you to the service project.

These service hours will count as either conservation service hours or general service hours.

Spooky Ree Volunteers

Spooky Ree is a Halloween themed Cub Scouts Family Camping event held each weekend in October. In order to make these run successfully, they need a large number of volunteers to help with various tasks around camp, including crowd control, teaching Scout skills to Cubs, and dressing up and scaring Cub Scouts and their parents on the haunted trail.

There is a $10 fee to volunteer that includes all meals, lodging, a patch, and service hours.

Scouts are welcome to register individually for any weekend, but if we plan to go as a troop we would be planning for the weekend of October 22-24. There is a calendar event in Scoutbook for Spook-Ree. If everyone could login and RSVP we will plan accordingly. Even if you can’t make it please respond with a “No”.

2022 High Adventure

Mr. Cole did a wonderful presentation on the BSA High Adventure Bases and the girls are excited about the opportunity of visiting one of these bases in 2023. As it turns out, there may be an opportunity to attend one of these bases as a troop next year, as there are still spaces available for treks at all of the high adventure bases next summer. If your Scout is interested in attending please let Mr. Taylor know ASAP.

Winter Camp

Winter Camp is a lot like summer camp, but shorter and colder. Held at Bert Adams December 27-31st, Scouts can attend and work on earn merit badges, play winter games, learn Dutch oven cooking, compete in the Klondike Derby, brave the polar bear swim and much more. We will be discussing this in future meetings, but wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the opportunity and the dates.

Details can be found on the Atlanta Area Council Winter Camp webpage.