Sept 12th. Support the ELK River 100 bike ride. Our troop will man a rest stop and cook the post-ride meal. We need everyone to help at this event. This is a good money making event for Scouts saving up for future outings like Philmont. Meet at Motlow College at 6 AM. Adult leader = TBA. Carpooling likely to be announced. This is an all day event, but if you need to leave for a little while for a soccer game, that's ok.
What is the best summary of our upcoming events? Our Google calendar, with link at lower left, or here www.troop158.org/calendarSept 1 - Court of honor. Get your accomplishments in Aug 18.
Aug 22 - Lifesaving and Swimming at Manchester Pool. Depending on the syllabus you have chosen, you may need Lifesaving to earn Eagle Scout. Dr. Steinle ( 409-0951) will be teaching this class. If you just want to just swim, that's ok too. Manchester Pool at 9 AM. Cost =$5 to get in plus more for any food you want. 9 AM till mid afternoon. Car pooling likely to be announced.
Work Day at Short Springs - most every Scout needs service hours. A great way to earn hrs is to help at the next Short Springs work day ( actually just the morning). Saturday Aug 29- 9 am till 12 PM. During our journeys, we hike and backpack over trails maintained by some other organization. This is your chance to give back. Bring work gloves, water, and eye protection. Meet at the Short Springs parking lot. POC is Mr Coulter 841-4105
Sept 5, 6, 7. Two night backpack to Savage Gulf, in prep for Philmont. POC = Mr Horrocks. 247-2000. Meet at the scout room at TBD.
Oct 23-25 Campout. POC = Elaine Posanka. 409-0628
Our recent activity was White Water Rafting on the Ocoee River - Aug 8th. Photo courtesy of Carrie Baxter
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
June 19th: Life Saving Class and Swimming Merit badge. 10 AM at Manchester Rec Center.
June 27th - Brian's eagle project at First Methodist Church 9 AM. Please come and help. Lunch will be provided.
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]
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A court of honor was held on 8/19/2014, and several merit badges and rank advancements were earned. Elections were also held.Levi SPL
Additional pictures ( courtesy of Mr. Burns) are available at:
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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.