Feb 27th - Ski Trip to Maggie Valley. We will leave after school on Friday and drive over to NC. Then ski Saturday, Saturday evening, and Sunday until about noon. Will then drive back to Tullahoma and arrive after suppertime. Lodging will be a rented house. Price is between $150 and $200 which includes lodging, lift ticket and ski rental. Food costs will be extra. Helmets ( rented) must be worn. Snowboard rental costs more. This has been a fun trip in the past and is a great value.Survival Campout - will occur March 13th or 27th. Campout at Russ Cradle's farm on Friday night, and since there is little time to prepare, tents are allowed. Then on Saturday, you must ditch the creature comforts and survive the day and night with just a few essentials of your choice that will fit in a small bag. Just like Naked and Afraid without the naked part. These dates are the beginning and end of Spring Break, so please check your calendars and decide which weekend you prefer.
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]
Chaplain's Aid Trace
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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:
The election results are:
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.
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.
Six troop members braved the rain and drizzle for our first trip to the Tullahoma Frisbee Golf course. We played about 12 holes and had fun getting oh so close so may times. Dr. Steinle's new nickname is "The Arm" since he could throw it so far. In the end, the rain stopped, and the course was not too bad- just a little soggy. The Elves in the woods provided hot chocolate. Pictures courtesy of Mr. J. Burns.
Mr. Coulter reporting