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.  Recent Troop events have included: Zipline Campout (Helen, GA); Climbing Campout at Rockfest; Orienteering Campout;  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;  Flint River Canoe Campout;  Black Rock Mountain Winter Camping; Climbing “Lock in” at Stone Summit; Polaris Winter Camp at Lawhorn Scout Reservation, Molena; Caving Campout (Tennessee); Tallulah Gorge and High Falls State Park Camping; Shooting Sports Campout; a “Ride the Rails” Campout in North Carolina; Allatoona Aquatic Base Canoe weekends (Northern Tier Prep); and hundreds of hours of community service.  High Adventure Treks in recent years have included Seabase, Philmont, Northern Tier and the Summit.  Many photos at this photo site.

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Updated Report for ISA Account Balances 2017-2018

Posted on May 17 2018 - 9:52am

The Individual Scout Account (ISA) balances have been updated and posted on the Troop Website for 2017-2018.  This is money that a scout has earned by either selling Popcorn or Camp cards.  The report can be found at:  Home » Files » Troop Administrative Records » Treasurer Matters: Budgets, Fundraisers, ISAs, Things we Buy

Monday May 14

Posted on May 9 2018 - 12:33pm

This Monday, May 14, is a Troop Meeting.  It is not a Court of Honor like in past years (or like was initially planned last fall), because going forward we'll do 2 a year, at the beginning of the School Year, and in the Winter.  So, not this May.  That will make it easier for volunteers to do food at Courts of Honor, because ... there's only two!!  It is not possibly a pool event (which was noted as a possible event last fall), because that was done April 23 instead.  So, a Troop Meeting.   With a PLC before.  And during the Troop Meeting a New Parent Orientation (new and old parents invited). 

Allatoona Campout Payments

Posted on May 9 2018 - 12:32pm

See the attendee list at https://atlanta631.mytroop.us/node/9417/signup/attending, and if you see a Red Circle with a White Plus Sign to the left of your name, please pay.  Bought food for your patrol?  Email receipts to treasurer@atlanta631.mytroop.us for reimbursement.

Lance B Eagle Scout Service Project Work Day

Posted on May 2 2018 - 8:26pm

Lance B's Eagle Scout Service Project Work Days are open for signups ... see May 12 and May 13.  Spencer S has one on May 12 too.   Get busy after graduation!

So, in February, 2019, when what were "Boy Scout Troops" can be formed for Girls, what is it called?

Posted on May 2 2018 - 8:20pm

Currently, "Boy Scouts" are boys 11 (or end of 5th Grade) to 18, in a "Boy Scout Troop".  In February 2019, Chartered Organizations like Woodward Academy can open Troops for girls 11 (or end of 5th Grade) to 18.  So ... what do we call this?

Answers (mostly from this announcement: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/05/02/scout-me-in/):

  • Scouts are "Scouts".  Whether "boy" or "girl".  
    • That way, girls in a Troop don't need to say "I'm a girl Boy Scout".
  • The program called "Boy Scouts" (like "I do Boy Scouts") is called "Scouts BSA".  
  • What do you call a "Boy Scout Troop"?   How about a "Troop" or, if you want to be specific, a "BSA Troop".
    • That way, girls in a Troop don't need to say "I'm in a girl Boy Scout Troop".

FYI, a BSA Troop of girls can be "paired" with a BSA Troop of boys, and they can do common meetings and activities.  Or not.  Up to the youth.  They run the program.  Adults advise.  

Monday Meeting(s) Recap

Posted on May 2 2018 - 8:10pm

From SM Taylor: 

Very good election tonight and though I wasn’t there for all of it, it seems the parents meeting also went well.

Here are the results of tonight’s PLC elections:

  1. SPL — Jackson Armstrong;
  2. ASPL — Elliott Anderson;
  3. ASPL — Cameron Hughes;
  4. ASPL — Caleb Taylor;
  5. Chaplains Aide — Alex Chambers;
  6. Quartermaster — Cohen Horne;
  7. Scribe — Val Johnson;
  8. Historian/Publisher — Aaron Richardson;
  9. Librarian — Ellis Stewart;
  10. Owl PL — Ryan Smith;
  11. Osprey PL — Colin Elam;
  12. Hawk PL — Jack Pilger; and
  13. Falcon PL — Chance Bootstaylor.

Well done to all the guys who ran and were elected to positions of leadership!! 

Many thanks to everyone who helped steer the discussion tonight and to Phil and KP for supervising the elections.

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