About Troop 435

Weekly Meetings

Each week the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) leads and conducts the meeting. When the meeting is called to order, the Scouts are grouped by Patrols and the SPL leads the Troop in the pledge to the American Flag and the reciting of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law - our guiding principals. The SPL executes the plans he made with the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, the Patrol Leaders from each Patrol, and the Scoutmaster at the monthly Patrol Leader's Council Meeting. Generally each meeting has a balance of Scouting skills work, Scouting game playing, planning for the next monthly event, and Merit Badge work.The SPL executes the plans he made with the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, the Patrol Leaders from each Patrol, and the Scoutmaster at the monthly Patrol Leader's Council Meeting. Generally each meeting has a balance of Scouting skills work, Scouting game playing, planning for the next monthly event, and Merit Badge work.

Weekly meetings are held every Monday night from 7:30-9:00, and walk-ins are very welcome! For any questions or comments please e-mail the Scoutmaster by clicking on the "Contact Us!" link near the top of the page.

Monthly Events

Once a month, the Scouts plan and execute a weekend Troop activity. These activities consist of campouts, backpacking trips, river-rafting or canoeing trips, bicycling trips, rock-climbing trips, historical tours, A "Rockin'" Time!and other trips envisioned and voted upon by the Scouts during their yearly planning. The adults help them execute their program. Campouts are Patrol style, and even the adults have their own Patrol. The Patrol method concept is one of the biggest differences between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting and an essential and integral part of Troop 435's program. Scouts to not have to have a parent or guardian present at campouts. However, unless the activity planned would be too strenuous for a younger child, all campouts are Family Campouts where all members of the Scout's family are invited to attend.

Annual Events

Once a month, the Scouts plan and execute a weekend Troop activity. These activities consist of campouts, backpacking trips, river-rafting or canoeing trips, bicycling trips, rock-climbing trips, historical tours, and other trips envisioned and voted upon by the Scouts during their yearly planning. The adults help them execute their program. Campouts are Patrol style, and even the adults have their own Patrol. The Patrol method concept is one of the biggest differences between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting and an essential and integral part of Troop 435's program. Scouts to not have to have a parent or guardian present at campouts. However, unless the activity planned would be too strenuous for a younger child, all campouts are Family Campouts where all members of the Scout's family are invited to attend.

Summer Camp

Each summer, one week is dedicated to Scout Camp. The Scouts pick the camp they want to attend from information provided by the Troop Committee. Troop 435 generally goes "out of council" to summer camp, but it's all up to the Scouts to decide. Note that summer camp participation is the only non-family type campout that we have. Only registered Scouts, Scouters, and parents /guardians are Summer Camp Funallowed to participate. The Scouts work on Rank Advancement, earn Merit Badges and HAVE FUN! It is imperative that newly crossed-over Webelos attend their first summer camp because they earn the majority of the requirements between the Tenderfoot and First Class ranks which helps jumpstart their path to Eagle.

Troop Committee

The Troop Committee is made up of registered adult leaders. We strongly encourage a Scouts parents or guardians to become involved in the Scouting Program. There is a position available for each and every adult, and as mentioned above, there is a direct correlation between the attainment of Eagle Rank by a Scout and that Scout's parents or guardian's involvement in the program.

Sample Calendar

Troop 435 always has one or more high adventure outings each year. In the sample year (2007) below the older scouts went to Panama in Central America for 10 days of hiking, canoeing and sightseeing. In 2008 scouts 14 and over went to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for 10 days 80 miles of backpacking. All scouts can participate in a trip to Gettysburg and surrounding areas including Washington DC. The troop camps near Gettysburg and takes day trips. This trip was done in 2006 and will be repeated in 2009.

2007
January
8th
New Patrol Leaders Elected
20th-21st
Camping & Caving at Cumberland Caverns
Feburary
2nd
District Recognition Banquet (received Quality Unit, Good Egg award)
10th-11th
Camping on the USS Alabama in Mobile Bay, AL
24th
Engineering Merit Badge lab at Lockheed Martin
March
3rd
CPR Training Event
17th
Nature Merbit Badge Clinic at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
18th
Scout Sunday at ECUMC
19th
Alan's Eagle Project Work Day
24th-25th
Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping at Tray Mountain
April
15th
Eagle Court of Honor for Andy and Cal
20th-22nd
Camping, Fishing, and Visit to Andersonville Prison at Warner Robbins
May
18th-20th
Camping and Bicycling at Stone Mountain State Park
19th
Rayn and Michael's Eagle Court of Honor
19th
Alan's Eagle Project Work Day
26th
Flag Placement in Marietta National Cemetery
June
16th-25th
Panama High Adventure Trip
July
14th-21st
Summer Camp at Ho-Non-Wah, Charleston SC
August
1st
Scouting Centenary Celebration
10th-12th
Ocoee River White Water Rafting Trip
20th
Centenary Court of Honor
25th
Home Depot Merit Badge College
31st-3rd
Cumberland Island National Seashore Trip
September
31st-3rd
Cumberland Island National Seashore Trip
29th-30th
Volunteer Breast Cancer Walk
30th
Usher at Georgia Tech Football Game
October
6th-7th
Bray Field / Pather Creek Falls Campout and Hike
13th
Disability Awareness Merit Badge Field Trip
15th
Blood Drive at ECUMC
25th
JLT (Junior Leader Training) at Roswell Street Baptist Church
November
9th-11th
Campout at McIntosh Reserve
17th
Usher at Georgia Tech Football Game
24th
ECUMC Men's Club Christmas Tree Unloading
December
8th
Troop 435 Adpot-a-Mile Road Clean Up
15th-16th
Campout and Caving at Racoon Mountain, TN
 

Troop Newsletter

Each week Troop 435 has a e-mail newsletter including highlights, pictures, upcomming events and summaries of past activites.