Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WInter Camp 2014

We had a GREAT time at Winter Camp this year, the boys earned numerous merit badges and participated in several Scouting activities. The Scouts earned the "Stone Cold Camper" patch since the nighttime temperatures dropped below freezing during our campout. We had two of our senior Scouts on staff this year, one new Scout joined us as a first-time camper and one Scout and one Adult Scouter got nominated for OA Spring Ordeal.  Mr. Bob Berryman joined us brining lots of dry firewood for the campfire... Thanks to Mr. Bob and Scott for the firewood.

Now its time to start preparing for our next adventure, a weekend wilderness backpack hike and campout on the Butterfield Trail at Devils Den State Park, Ozark National Forest near West Fork, AR. March 14-16th., 2014 (More information to come soon).

Our next Troop Meeting will be Monday, January 27th, 2014 @ 6:30PM, FUMC, Scout Room.

Friday, January 17, 2014

WinterCamp 2014 - UPDATE 1/17/2014

Newly updated forecast information for winter camp this weekend... Remember Scouts, be at the church at 4:00PM Today (Friday, Jan. 17). Bring warm sleeping gear and clothes. Be in your Class A's for travel this afternoon and for dinner upon arrival at camp this evening.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Camp 2014 - January 17-19th

We will be leaving the church at 4PM Friday afternoon, January 17th in our Class A Uniforms. Remember that we will experience freezing temperatures in the evenings during our camping trip, 'Be Prepared' with warm, dry layered clothing, socks, footwear, headgear, gloves, coat and layered sleeping gear rated for cold weather camping. A stocking cap is a great way to keep warm, even while sleeping...  (You lose a lot of body heat from your head).  We will return around noon Sunday (January 19th).

Current forecast for this weekend in the ElDorado area. (1.14.2014 AccuWeather)

Monday, January 6, 2014

DeSoto Winter Camp 2014

Cost is $50.00 per Scout, $20.00 per Adult, please have money in by next week's meeting (MONDAY, JAN. 13). *If you haven't already signed up, please contact Mr. Crook or Ms. Renee ASAP.
ration is due NOW.

~ Merit Badges Available ~
Archery, Basketry, Chess, Cooking, Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting
Indian Lore, Search and Rescue, Shotgun, Veterinary Medicine and Welding

We will be leaving the church Friday, Jan. 17th around 4:00PM and returning around noon Sunday, January. 19th.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Upcoming Events for Early 2014

Here is a list of upcoming events for early 2014
  • JAN 6 - First Troop Meeting of 2014
  • JAN 17-19 - Winter Camp 2014, Camp DeSoto
  • FEB 8 - DeSoto Council Eagle Banquet Class of 2013, El Dorado AR
  • FEB 9 - Troop 67's Scout Sunday
  • MARCH 7-9 - OA Spring Ordeal, Camp DeSoto
  • MARCH 14-16 - Troop Hike/Campout, Butterfield Trail, Devils Den State Park, AR
  • APRIL 4-6 - Spring Camporee 2014, Logoly State Park, AR
  • APRIL 13 - Troop 67 Spaghetti Fundraiser, FUMC 
  • More events to come...

Three Big Changes in BSA Happening on January 1, 2014

Here is a blogpost on some of the new changes in Scouting this New Year...

Three big changes in the BSA happening on Jan-1-2014