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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Do We or Don't We ... Want Refreshments at the Court of Honor????

Posted on Sep 6 2017 - 6:22pm

For Parents:  You may have seen or heard that we don't have a current "Court of Honor" Hospitality Team, formerly known as the Cake 'n' Punch Committee (see our Help Wanted Page, which describes the job as "prepare pre- or post- Court of Honor reception, with "cake n punch" or whatever the team wants within reason, and decorate as desired").  Did we have valiant volunteers do this in the past?  Yes, and they have served with honor.   Will we have volunteers in the future?  That's up to you.  Now, for the September 18 Court of Honor, Courtney Hart will step up one last time ... but for the future, no.  So in the future, no food, unless a new volunteer team steps up.  Is "I haven't done this before" a good excuse?  No.  Past valiant volunteers can advise about how to do this, and get reimbursed.  If you're willing to take this on, email chair@atlanta631.mytroop.us.  Otherwise ... no food for you at future Courts of Honor. :^(

Do We or Don't We ... Want to Do Silver Comet Biking Campout????

Posted on Sep 6 2017 - 11:23am

With Zero (0) Youth Signups for Silver Comet Biking and Camping -- an event selected at the August Planning Meeting -- it seems like we'd have some Scouts interested in attending.  Click this to register, yes or no.  Today.  Please.

Do We or Don't We ... Want to Do Rocktown Climbing Campout????

Posted on Sep 6 2017 - 10:54am

With only 7 Youth Signups for Rocktown September 22-24 -- for the first "climbing and rappelling on rocks" event in a generation or more at Troop 631 -- it seems like we'd have more Scouts interested in attending.   But only 8 Scouts have responded (really, it's OK to respond "not attending", at least that way your Troop Leadership knows).   Click this to register, yes or no.  Today. 

2017-18 Registration - Join the Action - Note About Troop Dues

Posted on Sep 6 2017 - 10:48am

Registration is OPEN to join or remain with Troop 631 and participate in the many activities noted in the Announcement below and in "Event Registration" to the right.  To be with Troop 631:  

  • Returning Scouts register here, to pay Troop dues.  
  • New (to Troop 631) Scouts register here (NOTE:  you are "new" if you do not have a current Troop 631 BSA ID number), to (1) submit an online registration to join (or transfer into) Troop 631, and (2) pay Troop dues.

The number announced in August for Troop Dues has been increased, because as announced on the “Commissioners of the Boy Scouts of America” page on September 4:  “Just announced at Top Hands at the end of August, BSA will increase registration fees by $9 (to $33 per year) effective 1 December. Please get this information to your units ASAP as it most likely affects many units as they enter their prime membership recruiting season when annual dues/fees are often collected.  If you have additional questions, please contact your Scout Executive.”  So, for Troop 631, we've increased the "base" dues by $10, to $140 (different amounts for PayPal convenience and for "new" members). 

If you already paid in August, you don't have to pay more.  Thank you, and you got the "early bird" discount.

If you know of others not listed on the Roster who would like to join, contact membership@atlanta631.mytroop.us.  

Do Not Do This ... Do That

Posted on Aug 30 2017 - 5:43pm

Do not do this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzCQucFne3I.  Do that:  sign up for the Rocktown Rock Climbing Campout September 22-24.

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