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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 Campout in early AprilShooting Sports Campout April 28-30; 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, a Canoe Trek in Minnesota, and Backpacking in New Mexico.  More activities are in planning stages 2010 highlight: first Philmont Trek in years (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 this July 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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Campout Signups ... Register Yes, No, or Maybe ... there is no other choice!

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 5:59pm

Sign Up For Campouts!   Please register your participation for the following events – Register Yes or No, and if “Maybe” put down “yes” and add a comment like “maybe” (because if you don't, we can't know if you're planning to go or not): 

  • Added to the calendar in January is Flint River Canoe Campout, April 28-30, with a day-long canoe trek on Saturday on the Flint River, camping a Lawhorn Scouting Base.  Like Swamp Thing, but less gators, more gravity.   

Attention and Action Needed: Medical Documents for Summer Camp 2017

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 5:58pm

From Marie Borders, Health Forms Coordinator:  "Hello Parents of Troop 631 Scouts:   It is that time again to prepare for summer camp!   This email is about the Annual Health and Medical Record you will need at Camp.  As a reminder, the Troop maintains a binder of medical records for all campouts, and must have complete Annual Health and Medical Records, with a health care professional certification, for anyone camping for 72 hours or more at Summer Camp.   The Annual Health and Medical Record has three parts:   

  • Part A is an Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization that you can complete on your own.  
  • Part B is "General Information/Health History" that you can complete on your own.  Both of these we keep with the Troop Trailer for all campouts, so that we have your Health History in case of emergency.
  • Part C is a "Pre-Participation Physical" which "must be completed by certified and licensed physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, or physician assistants".
  • Attached to your Health and Medical Record should be a photocopy of your current insurance card (front and back).  Note:  if you do not have health insurance, attach a note that says "No Health Insurance / We Self-Insure Health Risk" or words to that effect.
  • You can find the Form at the Annual Health and Medical Record page (which also has information for High Adventure, like SeaBase), and the main form is at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

With that introduction and summary, please review the following steps:

1. Please review the attached list ("Medical Documents 2017") and if Part C (the "Pre-Participation Physical") has a date after 07/08/16 and your scout is planning to go to Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone July 2-8, please have Part C completed by a medical provider.  

2. When submitting an updated Part C, if the attached list shows we have Parts A & B already, you only need to send an updated Part A & B and the insurance information if any of the information changed.

3. If there are no dates listed for Part A, B or C, this means we need those forms for summer camp along with a copy of the medical insurance card (front and back) or a note that you do not have health insurance.    

4. Please note Part C, the "Pre-Participation Physical", is only needed when the scout will be camping more than 72 hours.   So if you are not doing Seabase or Summer Camp, you don't need the "Pre-Participation Physical" part.

5. You can bring the documents to our scout meetings to deliver to me, or scan/email to Marie Borders at mariebordersfcc @gmail.com. 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

Marie Borders, 

Summer Camp Survey

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 10:22am

DO THE  SUMMER CAMP SURVEY!!! at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDBSummerCamp2017.  Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone is July 2-8.  Summary and choices for Program Information are there … more detail is here: campdanielboone.org.  Do that survey also if you can’t go for some reason – we want to know why, to see if there is a way to get you to camp, maybe a different week, or get ideas for next time.  

Merit Badge Clinic Signups ... Youth and Adults

Posted on Feb 15 2017 - 11:16am

To Sign-up for Classes, please click on www.meritbadge.info, then Sign On as a user (Parents of Scouts should have a login or can create one easily).  Once logged in, click on the “Enter Registration System” button, then scroll down the page to find the February 25 War Eagle Merit Badge Clinic.  The click on the “Sign Up” button on the right hand side of the Event Listing.

From Shawn Smith: The 2017 War Eagle Merit Badge Clinic is rapidly approaching (February 25th), and we need adults to serve as Volunteers before, during, and after the Clinic.  If your son is attending the Clinic to earn one or more merit badges, please sign up for a volunteer position (said another way, this Clinic is not a "drop off" event.  We need your help to make the Clinic run smoothly!).  Here is the Sign-up link:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0B44ADA623A46-2017 

Here’s what we need help on:

Set-up:  We need a few adults to help set up the Middle School Gym and the Middle School Classrooms for the Merit Badge Clinic.  This involves setting up tables, placing directional signs, and stowing away the food the afternoon before the Clinic (4:00pm to 5:30pm on February 24th).

Merit Badge Classes:  We need two-deep leadership in each of the 16 Merit Badge Classes.  

Hall Monitors:  We need adults to insure that the Scouts are attending the classes.

Registration:  We need adults to help check-in pre-registered Scouts and and to register the ones that are "walk-ins" to the Clinic. 

Concessions:  We'll be selling snacks and drinks during the Clinic and need Adults to man that table.  We will also be delivering water to the classrooms during the Clinic.

Lunch Service: We will be serving Pizza for lunch and need some adults to help the lunch line run smoothly.  

Pizza Pickup and Delivery:  We need adults to pick up pizza and deliver the pies to Woodward.

Clean-up:  We need a few parents to stay behind after the Clinic for about 30 minutes (from 4:00pm to 4:30pm) to help organize the Scouts to put away the tables and to clean-up a bit.  

Thank you VERY MUCH for helping to make this Clinic a success!  Please sign up for at least one slot.  Note that you CAN sign up for multiple slots as long as the times don't conflict.

Now, please sign up at the following link so we can make this the best Clinic ever!   www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0B44ADA623A46-2017  

From the Court of Honor Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Feb 15 2017 - 11:14am

“I Can’t Believe What You Say Because I see What You Do”  ~ James Baldwin

Camp Card Sale

Posted on Feb 8 2017 - 10:15am

From Jill Oakhill, our Camp Card Coordinator:  Hello Scouts and Parents,  It is Camp Card season!  I will be at the Court of Honor next Monday 2/13 beginning at 5:30 to give out your Camp Cards.  Scouts- this is your opportunity to make some money for your ISA (Individual Scout Account) that you can put towards: summer camp, yearly dues and even items at the Atlanta Scout store. There are also extra prizes for those who really go out there and sell!  

There is no financial commitment from you.  Simply let me know how many cards you can sell between 2/13 and 3/27.  Cards are sold for $5.00 each and you will earn $2.50 for your scout account for every card sold.  Please let me know how many cards you would like to start with and I will have them waiting for you at the COH.  Ask for what you know you can sell- I can always get more to you down the road when you sell out.

Scouts and Parents,  It is Camp Card time!  Camp cards will be available on Monday  February 13th before the Court of Honor.  Below is some basic information about the 2017 program.  Scouts-start to contact your local businesses now to see about selling Camp Cards in front of their store.  Some suggestions are : Dicks Sporting Goods, Lowes, Home Depot, your church etc.  See you on the 13th.  Jill Oakhill  

The Camp Card Sale  The Camp Card sale is designed to help Scouts earn funds to off  set the cost of their Scouting experience. Scouts participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) for each $5 Camp Card they sell for their Scout account. The sale begins February 1st and ends April 1st. This program is RISK FREE if you simply return any unsold cards at settlement on or before April 28, 2017.  If you don't, you bought them! 

2017 Camp Card Discounts

One-Time Use

  • Papa Johns -- $10 off any online order of $20 or more
  • Dick's Sporting Goods -- $10 off your purchase of $50 or more
  • Great Clips - $5 off any haircut

Multiple Use Offers

  • Moe's Southwest Grill -- Buy 1, Get 1 Free burrito or bowl with purchase of 2 large drinks
  • Sonic -- Buy one, get one free Sonic Cheeseburger
  • Waffle House -- 10% off your purchase
  • Kauffman Tire -- $5 off $25 purchase
  • Papa John's -- 35% off any online order
  • Firehouse Subs -- Free drink with purchase of a medium or large sub or salad

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