Welcome to the Troop 631 website!  

For an overview of Scouting, watch this video.  Or this one (with video from the May, 2010 Campout of the Century).  For contact information, please see About Us and How to Join on the menu bar on the left side of the page.  Interested in Joining?  You can contact the Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chair.  In Boy Scouting, recognition is gained through leadership in the troop, attending and participating in its activities, living the ideals of Scouting, and proficiency in activities related to outdoor life, useful skills, and career exploration.  The methods of Boy Scouting are Ideals, Patrols, Outdoor Programs, Advancement, Association with Adults, Personal Growth, Leadership Development and the Uniform, and each is important.

Once you Login, you can access calendar information, files of Troop Information, and links to useful resources, among other benefits.  2016-2017 activities planned by the Scouts so far include: a Swamp Thing Canoe Campout September 23-25; BRAG Bikefest Camping in Columbus, GA October 7-9; Black Rock Mountain Winter Camp November 18-20; Climbing Overnighter at Stone Summit in December;  Polaris Winter Adventure between Christmas and New Year’s; Wild Caving near Cloudland Canyons January 20-22; Ski Trek to North Carolina Febuary 3-5; Ride the Rails Weekend to Charlottesville, VA March March 17-19; Zip line CampoutShooting Sports Campout; Canoeing Campout, Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone in the Shining Rock Wilderness of North Carolina; and older scouts will do a Seabase Trek in the Bahamas.  More activities are in planning stages for future years: like Philmont (see this website for awesome area video footage of Philmont).  2012 Highlight: return to Philmont.  2013 Highlights:  biggest Summer Camp group ever for Troop 631, at Skymont.  First Trek to Northern Tier in years.  Between January of 2012 and the end of July 2016 the Troop has done events like these: Space Camp Overnight; Ski Trek Weekend; Seabase; Cycling Campouts (King Center to Stone Mountain / Silver Comet); Pine Mountain (FDR State Park) Backpacking; Chattahoochee River Canoe Trek; Black Rock Mountain Winter Camping; Climbing “Lock in” at Stone Summit; Polaris Winter Camp at Lawhorn Scout Reservation, Molena; Caving Campout (Tennessee); Zipline Campout (Helen, GA); Tallulah Gorge and High Falls State Park Camping; a “Ride the Rails” Campout in North Carolina; Allatoona Aquatic Base Canoe weekends (Northern Tier Prep); and hundreds of hours of community service. Many photos at this photo site.

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New Scouts ... Old Scouts

Posted on Feb 14 2018 - 5:20pm

As attendees at Monday's Court of Honor (or Saturday's Pinewood Derby and Crossover) know, Troop 631 has 12 new Scouts -- see them here.  And (as the poet wrote) from small things big things one day come ... see the 2011 Blue and Gold gallery for photos like this of Sam E., Sam M. and Brad S., three of our graduating Seniors, on the day they "crossed over" into the Troop.  

Joaquin T. Eagle Project

Posted on Feb 14 2018 - 2:43pm

From Joaquin T.: "There are over 3500 homeless people in Atlanta. You can help to alleviate their suffering. The final stage of my Eagle Project will be at Loose Nuts Bike Shop, which is located at 452 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA. Scouts should arrive before 11:30 on February 25, as the ride begins at noon. Before 12:00, Scouts will be helping unload cars. Scouts should bring their own bikes, bags, full water bottles, and helmets, as they will not be provided. The reason for the ride is to distribute blessing bags to the homeless of Atlanta. If scouts would like more information, they can email me at jtaylor27202@gmail.com or text me at 4047257522. Even if scouts cannot make the ride, I still need donations. Scouts should bring food items such as tuna pouches, spam, and Vienna sausages, and potted meat to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School or Most Blessed Sacrament Church or reach out to me and I will arrange to pick it up. Donations will not be accepted after next Wednesday.  Sincerely, Joaquin."

Adults: are you doing Merit Badge Counseling?

Posted on Feb 14 2018 - 2:37pm

Adults:  are you doing Merit Badge Counseling?  Be sure you see the information about how to do Merit Badge Counseling (not just "class", but "counseling", which includes "testing").  Things to review include:

Questions?  Contact Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator Sonja Greenbaum or ATeam Chair Michele Etheredge.

Got Advancement Questions ... see the new Advancement FAQ.

Posted on Feb 14 2018 - 2:37pm

Got Advancement Questions ... see the new Advancement FAQ posted in our Advancement Files, or Files == > Advancement.  (Life to Eagle to follow ... ) 

Ways Adults Can Help

Posted on Feb 14 2018 - 2:36pm

For Ways Adults Can Help, see the Adult Help Wanted page.  To help, contact someone listed there in an area of your interest, or email the Troop Committee Chair.  

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