SCOUT TROOP 204

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA    

Marietta, Georgia

 

   

       

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New E-:Learning Courses:

  • This is Scouting

  • TREK Safety

  • Climb on Safety

 

Adults- Give copies of your E-Learning certificates to Donna

   



 

 

BSA Medical Form

 


Foothills District Calendar for 2010-2011 available on the District Website

 

Current BSA Medical Form


 

 

  • November 2, 2014 Worship with Maple Avenue

  • November 11 Annual Dues Due

  • November 14-16, 2014 MCO

  • December 5-7, 2014 Caving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Important Stuff!

LETíS   GO   CAMPING

                                          24 Ė 25 - 26                                                                      

  Cloudland  Canyon and Fall Feast                        

                      FALL IN AT 1700                                         

                                                       Q/M OPENS AT 1630                                                                                     

               >>SURVIVAL  KIT  MUST  BE  ON  YOUR  PERSON >> CANTEEN IS  A MUST---full please > > // class A uniforms

                    TROOP T-SHIRT //  HANDBOOKS are a MUST on all activities// Plan on staying Dry and warm  

                                                Home Sunday about 1400 ---parents be ready for tired scouts


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.

                 Scouts::::$100.00          Scouters::::$50.00

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!

 


Fall In!
Members of Troop 204 at Camp Comer for 2014 Summer Camp

 

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

 


 

It's Official!
BSA Troop 204 has a new HOME!

Troop 204 is Moving to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church!

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.

But after a prolonged search for a new home, Troop 204 has gratefully accepted the Christian offer of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church to become our new sponsor. We are grateful for the church throwing open their facility and their hearts welcoming our Troop. If you have visited Troop 204 you know we are blessed with a huge amount of 'stuff' we have accumulated, over the years, to support our Scouting activities. Maple Street is able to provide us with not only meeting space, but with the storage space we need for stuff and our trailers.

 

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

 

Dark knights

 


 

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.

 

 

State Park Info- Click Here

 

 

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!

Click here to view pictures of our 2007 Okefenokee Swamp trip. Or click here to view pictures of our 2011 Swamp adventure

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!

Annual Plans have been revised. Get your copy and be sure to update your calendars so you don't get left behind!


 

Troop 204 Improves it's Communication Skills

We are continuing to improve our communication skills and we have come a long way from the Morse Code that used to be required for First Class Scout.

 

This web site will continue to provide information about the Troop and will continue to be the longest term source of information. Due to the limitations of web design and update, it will continue to be updated by the webmasters, Tim Shannon and Phil Douglas.

 

Our new 'official' Facebook page will be a source of immediate or timely information and be a venue for our Patrols to post and share information about and within their Patrol. All posts will be monitored for both content and Scouting values and appropriateness. We encourage posts about Scouting and Troop 204 by all members both youth and adult.

 

We will continue to issue email blasts for all persons who have provided a correct email address to the Troop. Make sure that Donna has your email address to be included in this.

 

The Bear Patrol Leader has initiated a new Yahoo group that all interested adults can join. This URL is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Troop204BearPatrol/ . If you do not have access contact Mike French or Tim Shannon.

 

If you have concerns about your younger Scout having access to Facebook or he is not yet 13 years old, no problem. Our first recommendation is that Mom or Dad have a Facebook account and be willing to relay information to your Scout. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shannon.

 

Communication is at the minimum a two way media. Please let us know your feelings and suggestions about this new addition to our Troop.

 

Tim Shannon

Assistant Scoutmaster

Troop Administration (Dirty Job)

 

 


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.

 


 

 

          Venturing Crew 204 is formed. If you are interested you can follow along on the crew's Facebook Page. If you are interested, contact ASM Mike French or Crew Advisor Mike Hawes.

 

 


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!

 

 
 
 

Are you considering joing Troop 204 and want to know what we do? Go to our Trailblazer page. The Trailblazer is our monthly publication detailing the next month's activies. But we have all of our Trailblazers going back to 2006 available on line. Check it out and see what we've been doing! 


 

Our Troop Leaders are:

SPL - Trygve M

ASPL - Asher B and Tobias H.

QM -

AQM -

PL Titans - Kenny V

APL Titans Michael H

PL Lightning Dogs - Ian A

PL Hornets - Zachary V

PL JASM's - Sid H


Scheduled Meetings

 


 

October 3-4

Troop Leader Training


October 7

  • Spooky Identification - Jacob and Noah

  • Opening - "W"

  • In the Hole - Review TLC and TLT

  • Scoutcraft - Primitive fire starting - Kenny

  • Game - Battleship

  • Service Patrol - "W:


October 14

  • Pre Opening - Home Safety Checklist -

  • Opening - "X"

  • In the Hole - Menu and Foodlists due by 2000

  • Scoutcraft - How to camp cold - Sid and Michael

  • Game - Kickball

  • Service Patrol  - "X" 


October 21
  • Pre Opening - Michael's

  • Opening - "Y"

  • In the Hole - Pack N Load

  • Scoutcraft - Halloween Special

  • Game - Submarines in the Minefields - ASM's

  • Service Patrol "y"  


Ocotber 28
  • Pre Opening - Code Breaking - Troop Commitee

  • Opening - Bears

  • In the Hole - Work on MCO codes

  • Scoutcraft - SM/CC

  • Game - Special

  • Service Patrol - Bears


NEXT EVENT

Octoberne 24-26

Cloudland Canyons

 


 

 October Birthdays

 

Jonathan W - 8

Commodore P - 16

Busdrive Bob - 18

Trudy C - 19


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Scout related discussions and updates. Moderated by our SPL.

 

If you are logged in to your facebook account, the above links will take you to the Troop facebook page.


 

 

 

 

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