SCOUT TROOP 204
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
New E-:Learning Courses:
Adults- Give copies of your E-Learning certificates to Donna
Foothills District Calendar for 2014-2015 available on the District Website
Summer Camp: Sign Up in January
Early Bird $120
Total $325 if Early Bird paid by 1/27 & total paid by 4/28!
if not, total cost if $350
Join us for a week of Summer Camp at
Woodruff Scout Reservation
in the beautiful Northeast Georgia mountains!
204 Troop, Pack, and Crew celebrate together....and a fun time was had by all.
ANNUAL DUES:::::::> Troop 204 collects dues once a year. Dues cover a multitude of things including BSA registration, Boys Life subscriptions, awards, ranks and merit badges, activities, special events, insurance, transportation, training, work day supplies, etc. If you wish to remain chartered with Troop 204 and BSA, you must pay your dues by Tuesday, November 11. If you have an concern about your dues, please talk to the Scoutmaster.
Adults, we must have current Youth Protection certification from you.
If your YP training expires before March 2015, please go online to www.myscouting.org and renew your certification.
Your Annual Dues are due no later than
Tuesday, November 11
Beginning with the January 2015 campout, monthly campout fees will increase slightly to $25.00 ($35.00 if turned in after the due date)
We had a great time at Summer Camp at Comer Scout Reservation!
The Natives are Friendly at Hunting Island!
Now that I have your attention.....be sure to check the Troop Facebook page for updates on the Troops arrival time back from a fun campout at Hunting Island Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The deer are wandering through the campsites. You can tell from the ribs showing that these animals had a hard winter.
Our Newest Eagle Scout!
Andrew Way and his proud parents after his Eagle Board of Review
Troop 204 is Moving to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church!
BSA Troop 204 is moving to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA. The church is located at 63 Maple Avenue, Marietta, GA 30064
As many of you are aware, Roswell Street Baptist
Church in Marietta declined to continue to support the Boy Scouts of America
in 2014. We are grateful for the many years RSBC DID supply meeting space
for our Troop and are sorry to leave our many friends there.
If you have considered Troop 204 as your Scouting home in recent months but were hesitant because of our need to find a new home, rest your mind. Troop 204 is alive and well and you are welcome to join us as we literally move into the future!
BSA Crew 204 is also joining us at Maple Avenue.
Again our heartfelt thanks to Maple Avenue UMC for their commitment to Scouting.
Congratulations to the Summer Camp best patrol
Operation Leroy 2013
Our April 6-10, 2013 expedition to the Okefenokee Swamp was a huge success. A few photos are available on the Troop Facebook page. Remember if you took pictures to make copies and get them to Tim Shannon so they can go in the Troop Archive for future use.
2007, 2009 and 2011 Okefenokee Pictures on Facebook
Click here to view pictures of our last Okefenokee Swamp trip. Don't miss this great Scouting Outing!
You will have to have a Facebook account and be logged in to view these pictures.
Welcome to Troop 204!
The goal of the Troop 204 Website is to provide a central location for ALL information relating to Troop 204. All forms, event listings and dates, trip info, guidelines, photos and contact information will be posted here and updated as regularly as is humanly possible. We ask that you please bookmark this main page and check back often. Updates & notices will be posted here as soon as we get them.
In addition the Troop has a Facebook page. The Facebook page will have more pictures and most of the information about activities but will not be as complete a source of information as this website.
For further information about you can keep up with BSA Troop 204, please click here.
Hiking at Cloudland Canyons, October 2011
Annual Plans Available!
Merit Badge Tip:
If you want to meet with a Merit Badge counselor at a Tuesday night Scout Meeting, do not just walk up to the counselor during the meeting. Meetings are Troop time and your Patrol probably needs your focus. Instead plan ahead and possibly arrange to meet the counselor before pre-opening. You can contact your Merit Badge Counselor in advance by phone, email, or seeing him/her at a prior Scouting activity. If your counselor is at the Troop meeting, that is a good time to arrange for other Merit Badge activities such as getting together to launch a rocket for Space Exploration Merit Badge.
Leader Training Opportunities
Be sure to take advantage of the on line leadership training opportunities. From the comfort of your home computer you can take Youth Protection Training, Boy Scout Leader Fast Start, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, Troop Committee Challenge and Hazardous Weather. Just go to http://olc.scouting.org .
Click on the course you want to take and log in to your account. After successfully completing the course, You can print out the completion card. Be sure to show this to Tracy Ellis so it can be entered in the Troop records.
If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one. For this you will need your account number from the front of your BSA membership card. If you don't have a membership card you need to get registered with the Troop. See Donna Vinson to get the forms, and pay your Scouter dues.
Remember every Scout deserves a trained leader!