May 23rd Dayhike to Stone Door

posted Jun 16, 2015, 6:59 PM by Stuart Coulter

Saturday May 23rd we hiked a loop from Stone Door Ranger station, out to Alum Gap campsite, down into the gorge to the Sinks, then back up to the Stone Door. Trip length was 8 miles. Attending were Ben and Alan Horrocks, Bryan and Lenny Perry, Calem, Levi, Matthews and Michael Brown, and Brian and Stuart Coulter.  Photos courtesy of Michael Brown and Stuart Coulter

Upcoming Events

posted Apr 15, 2015, 6:37 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Jun 25, 2015, 3:07 PM by Stuart Coulter ]

June 19th: Life Saving Class and Swimming Merit badge.  10 AM at Manchester Rec Center.

June 21st - Work the Rocket Launch.

June 27th - Brian's eagle project at First Methodist Church 9 AM. Please come and help.  Lunch will be provided.

July 5th - Summer Camp at Boxwell.

Brush Cleanup at Our Church

posted Nov 1, 2014, 1:46 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Nov 1, 2014, 1:49 PM ]

Members of our Troop spent Saturday morning ( 11/1/14) cleaning our brush and unwanted trees around the parking lot that is behind the post office. Participating were Levi and Jim Burns, Brian and Stuart Coulter, and Dr. Steinle.  Afterwards, Dr Steinle took us to lunch at Rafael's. :)

Swimming Merit Badge

posted Sep 20, 2014, 4:42 AM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Sep 20, 2014, 4:43 AM ]

We will be working on swimming merit badge Sunday Sept 21, 1 PM at the Manchester pool. Several have signed up, but if you have not you can still come and work on the merit badge or just swim. Meet at the scout room at 12:20 to arrange car pools. Read the merit badge requirements beforehand and bring normal swimming gear ( towels, goggles, etc.) and also jeans and a long-sleeve shirt for the requirements. Bring $ for entrance fee. [smc]

Court of Honor & Elections

posted Aug 20, 2014, 6:20 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 12:11 PM ]

A court of honor was held on 8/19/2014, and several merit badges and rank advancements were earned.  Elections were also held.
8/19/14 Court of Honor

Additional pictures ( courtesy of Mr. Burns) are available at:

 The election results are:
Levi                       SPL
Brian                      ASPL
Quartermaster         Ben
Scribe                    Benji
Webmaster             Matthew B.
Chaplain's Aid          Trace 

Recent Events

posted May 27, 2014, 5:52 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated May 28, 2014, 6:52 PM ]

5/25/14 - Our Troop served at the Memorial Day church service at our charter church- First Methodist of Tullahoma.  We provided the color guard and then collected ( and surrendered) the offering.Trace, Spencer, Matthew B, Brian, ,Spencer Y. and Mr. Coulter assisted.

On 5/18/14, we went on a dayhike in the Savage Gulf area.  We had planned to go the Walls of Jericho, but a rain storm was perched over that area and was forecast to stay there, so we changed our destination.  We hiked down thru the Stone Door, then east on the connector trail to the Cantor Historic Homestead.  Trip distance = 8.5 miles.  Did not make it to Sawmill due to lack of time. Ben, Benji, Brian, Trace, Mr & Mrs Coulter and Mr. Horrocks attended.

Pictures from Feb 22 Backpack

posted Mar 2, 2014, 7:48 AM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Mar 8, 2014, 8:34 AM ]

The troop went on a short backpack and retired several flags and prepared meals for their Cooking Merit Badges.

Other photos are located at:

Scouting for Food Drive

posted Feb 8, 2014, 1:07 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Feb 9, 2014, 11:26 AM ]

Troop 158 Scouts spent Saturday morning gathering food donated by Tullahoma residents, to help the less fortunate. Approximately 180 food items were gathered. 2/8/14

Cooking Merit Badge

posted Feb 8, 2014, 1:04 PM by Stuart Coulter

Several of our scouts have launched into Cooking Merit Badge, expertly lead by Mr. Burns. Last week they made Strawberry Shortcake and the lack of any leftovers attests to the success of their cooking.

January Ski Trip Announced

posted Dec 25, 2013, 6:51 AM by Stuart Coulter

For all members of Troop 158, Troop 402, and Troop 142, as well as Middle School members of the First United Methodist Youth Group and their families-

Based on the feedback that I received from everyone who provided input, it looks like the trip will be 25-26 January 2014.  We will be going to Maggie Valley, NC to the Cataloochee Ski Area If we can get 15 total people going, then we will get a group discount on our lift tickets, ski rentals, and will be able to get free ski lessons for all beginners in the group.

The Troop will collect a $160 deposit for every person attending at the 7 January 2014 troop meeting and will make the reservations for the hotel and for the rental equipment.  Total trip cost is anticipated to be ~$160, but we will collect any additional costs or refund any extra monies after we return and all costs are accounted for.

We will plan to leave the Scout Room at 0600 on 25 January and arrive in time to get equipment and tickets and be on the mountain by 1PM.  We will ski until ~8PM that evening, grab dinner (on your own $) and proceed to our lodging for the night.

The next morning, we will get up and do breakfast at the hotel, a quick worship service led by our chaplain's aide and hit the slopes until noon.  We should be back in Tullahoma just after dinner on Sunday the 26th.

 Lance Baxter

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