Service Project 6/22/17

posted Jun 23, 2017, 1:19 PM by Stuart Coulter

Scouts from Troop 158 helped clean up the yard of Eagle Scout and church representative Lowell Keel, who passed away last year. Lowell was a great supporter of our troop. Pictured are Mrs Posanka, Jay, Hayden, Benji, and Benson. Not pictured but also present were Dr. Steinle, Jim and Kim Burns, and Stuart Coulter.

Jim and Kim Burns earn the Long Rifle Award

posted Mar 3, 2017, 1:50 PM by Stuart Coulter

Congratulations to Jim and Kim Burns for being awarded the Elk River District Long Rifle award on Feb 17th, 2017. Their award is for long service to the District, Pack 358 and Troop 158.

Brian Coulter Earns Eagle

posted Mar 3, 2017, 1:47 PM by Stuart Coulter

Brian Coulter had his Eagle Ceremony on Feb 4th, 2017 at First United Methodist Church. The Burns, Dr. Steinle, George Jenson, Pastor Paul Purdue, and Gary Fergus spoke. Thanks to all that helped with the ceremony. A reception was held afterward.

Multiple Events Coming up

posted Jul 26, 2016, 2:33 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 9:46 AM ]

Saturday, December 17:
Meet at scout room at 8:45am to go on a hike at Short Springs. Bring lunch and the ten essentials. If you don't know what the ten are, look in your scout handbook or Google "BSA ten essentials". It's on Adults on the hike are Mr Coulter and Ms Posaka. 931-409-0628.  There is a sign up sheet for the hike in the scout room. Sign up by this Tuesday December 13.

We will return to the scout room around 1 or 2pm.  Then we will go to Mr Credle's farm for compass work and cooking. Bring your hobo stove and something you'd like to cook. You can get a pot or pan from the scout room. The entrance to Mr Credle's farm is across the street from the Staggerwing museum and down just a few feet. It is before the small bridge. Bear right at the entrance. Dr Steinle can give you better directions 931-409-0951. Also, a map showing the location is available on the Google Calendar entry for this event. Our Google Calendar is on the lower left of this web page. You can be picked up from here when it starts to get dark, about 4:30 or 5pm.  Adults at Mr Credle's are Dr Steinle and Ms Posanka.

January 13-15 Ski Trip, Maggie Valley NC
Leave from the scout room on Friday after school. Ski all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Return Sunday night. Monday is a holiday. You do not have to know how to ski. Lessons are included in the cost of your lift ticket+equipment rental. There are a few beginners who will be on the bunny slope with you. January is learn to ski month on the mountain. You will pay for ticket/rental /lesson (about $200), your share of the cabin we rent, and your share if the food. Bring warm ski clothes, sleeping bag, and some money for lunch on the way home. Adults on the trip are Ms Posanka and (hopefully) Mrs. Wonder from Troop 402.  You will have to sign up by Tuesday 1/3/2017.  Family members welcome too.

January 21-22 Winter Camporee
Meet at the scout room in the morning of 1/21 (time TBD) to travel to Franklin Marion State Forest. There will be a short hike from the parking spot to the camp site, so pack a backpack (you can borrow one from the troop, and a tent) Enjoy rappelling, orienteering, tug of War, make your own slingshot, cooking with the Troop, and camping. See attached for more details. There will be a small fee for the event (usually around $10) and you will pay for your share of the Troop's food. We will be making a lunch, dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Sign up for this event by Tuesday 1/10/2017.  Adults TBD. Seeking volunteers.

Troop Recharter continues for those that have not paid. Cost is $85 for a scout, $25 for adult volunteers and $12 for Boys Life Magazine for one year.

Troop Elections

posted Apr 13, 2016, 5:14 PM by Stuart Coulter

Troop elections were held 4/5/16.  The election results are:
Quartermaster- pending
Chaplain's Aid- Trace
Benji- Scribe

Savage Gulf Backpack

posted Apr 13, 2016, 5:12 PM by Stuart Coulter

Scouts Ben, Seth and Brian went on a one night backpacking trip to Hobbs Cabin on 3/19/16. This was a Philmont training trip for the scouts.

Ski Trip Details

posted Feb 3, 2016, 5:13 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Feb 3, 2016, 5:16 PM ]

Will leave right after school ( 4PM) on Friday and drive to Mtn.  Ski Saturday, Sat night and 1/2 day Sunday. Leaders are Mr Baxter and Brian Coulter 841 2313.  Bring about $40 for Friday supper, sunday lunch, and snacks.  Saturday lunch will be sandwiches by Mrs. Wonder.  Saturday supper will be cooked in the rented house, as will sunday breakfast. cost of skiing and and equipment rental will be 186 plus another 10 for a required helmet. Mrs Posanka will pay ski and rental fee for all 158 folks as a group. After the trip, you will be notified of your share of the skiing,lodging, food, and gas cost. We will return at about suppertime Sunday  [smc]

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

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. :)

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 

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