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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 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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Possible August Rafting Campout??

Posted on Jun 28 2017 - 8:00pm

The Moss family offers these details for an August 11-13 Rafting Campout:

  • Fri 8/11 – Sun 8/13.  Whitewater Express.  Collierville Tennessee.  Just over the Georgia line and about 10 miles from TN/GA/NC intersection.  About 2-1/2 hours from College Park +/-

What's Next (after Summer Camp)?

Posted on Jun 28 2017 - 7:58pm

Your Patrol Leader’s Council will be planning events for after Summer Camp that are not yet set.  See the “We Should Do This!” page for ideas floated (and to share new ones), and feed them to your Patrol Leader and SPL. 

But while August and October are empty (except for the Troop Planning Meeting on August 19), two events were requested by the PLC last year, and are now open for signups:

Rocktown Rock Climbing Campout September 22-24.  Limit of 35 scouts.  Camping and Rock Climbing on rocks, not some indoor gym or wooden climbing tower.

Black Rock Mountain X as in "10" and X-Treme November 17-19.  Limit of 50 campers at the Pioneer Camp, and we’ve allocated 20 of those spots to the rising Webelos II Den, so we’ve got to limit adult campsite attendance again, and we’ve also created a waiting list already, because we will probably need some Plan B for the overflow (either on backpacking sites, or in regular campsites … and as of yesterday, plenty of cottages at the top could be rented and would not be subject to the adult limits). 

SeaBase Crews Return!

Posted on Jun 14 2017 - 9:34am

From John Smith:  See the SmugMug photos of Troop 631 at Sea Base St. Thomas (June 2017), and photos on Facebook.  Photographers: Brad Smith and Vinai Vishwanath.

Camp Tuscarora Summer Camp Option July 16-22

Posted on May 31 2017 - 3:40pm

Ian G. cannot make Camp Daniel Boone, and Rhett H. wants a second week, so they are going to Camp Tuscarora, a Baden Powell Council Camp, Southeast of Raleigh, NC.  More about Camp Tuscarora is here.   Contact Sonja Greenbaum if you can't make CDB (or want a second week) and want to join them! 

Campouts, Summer Camp, More Campouts, Other Stuff

Posted on May 10 2017 - 9:05pm

With six new Scouts crossed into the Troop this Spring, and likely two more to follow and get placed in Patrols, now is a good time to remind about upcoming activities. 

May 15 Court of Honor Night.  For awards this spring, and recognition, and prior to the awards ceremony, our Hospitality Team will provide food and drinks starting at 5:30, which will also be when we have a Parent/Committee meeting time where we’ll see breakout tables for new families, for Seabase families, and for families engaged in other activity and advancement.  Sign up at https://atlanta631.mytroop.us/node/9369 to confirm attendance.   

To make all of this happen, see the Adult Help Wanted page, and let me know how you’d like to help.  See https://atlanta631.mytroop.us/node/4937

It’s not too late to sign up for Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone, July 2-8 and it’s time to pay.  See https://atlanta631.mytroop.us/node/9163, where we’ve added a “PayPal” option … we need to collect money now, because we’re paying money to the Camp and we don’t want to forfeit our spots (they are over 96% full for the summer already).  And DO THE  SUMMER CAMP SURVEY!!! at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDBSummerCamp2017.  Summary and choices for Program Information are there … more detail is here: campdanielboone.org.   Some activities may be full … but the sooner you sign up, the better. 

What about after that?  Your Patrol Leader’s Council will be planning events for after Summer Camp that are not yet set.  See the “We Should Do This!” page for ideas floated (and to share new ones), and feed them to your Patrol Leader and SPL. 

But while August and October are empty (except for the Troop Planning Meeting on August 19), two events were requested by the PLC last year, and are now open for signups:

Rocktown Rock Climbing Campout September 22-24.  Limit of 35 scouts.  Camping and Rock Climbing on rocks, not some indoor gym or wooden climbing tower.

Black Rock Mountain X as in "10" and X-Treme November 17-19.  Limit of 50 campers at the Pioneer Camp, and we’ve allocated 20 of those spots to the rising Webelos II Den, so we’ve got to limit adult campsite attendance again, and we’ve also created a waiting list already, because we will probably need some Plan B for the overflow (either on backpacking sites, or in regular campsites … and as of yesterday, plenty of cottages at the top could be rented and would not be subject to the adult limits). 

Trailer not Trashed?

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 12:45pm

See this Bryan on Scouting Blog about Troop Trailer organization.  Any Quartermasters have ideas from this?   

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