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Cumberland Island Trip - December 2014

posted Dec 9, 2014, 11:48 AM by Scott Lovell

Cumberland Island Trip:
Don't forget to sign up for the Cumberland Island Camping Trip. This is one of the Troops favorite trips and is perfect for both new and seasoned hikers.
Dates: December 27 - January 1st
Details about the location can be found here:

Planning and packing document is attached below.

Mt. LeConte Hiking Trip

posted Nov 10, 2014, 5:15 AM by Scott Lovell

It is time to start signing up for the LeConte Hiking Trip in Gatlinburg TN. This is a great hiking trip that the whole family can enjoy. 

Dates: November 14-16, 2014

We are meeting at the Publix on Woodlawn at 7:30 PM Thursday night to buy the food for the LeConte hiking trip. Everyone going on the trip should come help us shop! If everyone comes, we should be done in an hour.
Departure for the trip is 5:00 PM Friday at the East Cobb Presbyterian Church. We want to have all the cars loaded and be ready to roll by 5:30, so don't be late!

Packing for the trip is easy. Since it's condo camping, you just need an overnight bag and a day pack. You should bring the following items:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Clothes to sleep in and toiletries
  • Day pack (bookbag will work)
  • Clothes for the hike (no cotton!)
  • Jacket (it will be cold!)
  • Gloves
  • Good boots
  • Extra sock for the hike
  • Flashlight (it gets dark earlier now)
  • Water bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Trail snacks
  • Clothes for Gatlinburg and drive home
  • Money for cheesy knife shop and food-stops on the way up and the way home

You will be carrying your lunch in your day pack, and it will fill up with clothes you take off as you get heated up during the hike. Other items you might like: camera, hiking poles, and playing cards to play at the top.


IMPORTANT: You must have a permission form signed by your parents to buy a knife at the cheesy-knife-shop!

Permission form can be found here:

Print this form and get your parent or guardian to sign it and bring it with you!

More information about LeConte Mountain:

Condo Camping at The Summit of Gatlinburg (Click MAP for directions through Gatlinburg)

Hiking to the LeConte Lodge for lunch, then returning to Gatlinburg (All on Saturday)

Check the view from the top of the mountain

Eagle Ceremony - November 8

posted Oct 31, 2014, 10:59 AM by Scott Lovell

Hi all scouts and leaders from troop 433!  You and your families are all welcome next weekend to the Eagle Court of Honor. Please see the flyer for details. Oh and of course...there will be cake!

Flyer attached below.

You are cordially invited to attend the
Eagle Scout Court of Honor
John Bleekrode
Mark Colebeck
Ian Dyer
Connor McGill
Sam Rappaport
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
1:00 pm
East Cobb Presbyterian Church
4616 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062

White Water Rafting Trip

posted Aug 29, 2014, 1:47 PM by Scott Lovell

Our next camping trip is a white water rafting trip down the Chattooga river! The dates are September 13-15, 2014. Please sign-up on the website quickly. This trip has a limited number of people that can go, and will fill up quickly.

Go to the Troop 433 website and click the Trip Reservations link on the left-hand menu. Open the sign-up form and put your first name and last initial in the column for the trip.

This is a three-day trip and is during the Cobb County public school break. More details about the rafting can be found with this link.

We will be camping here:
BRENT ANTHONY'S River Campground & Lodge
Hwy. 441 / 23 and Joy Bridge Road
Lakemont, GA 30552. Ph: 706-782-9936
GPS: River Campground @34.777663,-83.397775

Additional information:
Check out the Camping Packing List on our website under Documents, and add "water shoes" or some old tennis shoes that can get wet.
For food, use the Camping Menus document on our website. It has great, easy-to-do, food ideas.

Tent Sale!

posted Aug 18, 2014, 10:08 AM by Scott Lovell


REI is having a Labor Day Sale from August 22 - September 1st, 2014.
They have the REI CAMP DOME 2 TENT on sale for $79.99
This is an excellent price on a great tent. Normally this tent is $119. I bought it 5 years ago for $99 and thought that was a good deal, so this is even better!

I highly recommend this tent for our new scouts. This will serve them well in backpacking and camping trips. Here's the link to the specifications:

--Scott Lovell
Troop 433

Popcorn Sales 2014

posted Aug 13, 2014, 1:13 PM by Scott Lovell

Popcorn Order Form
Scouts received their Popcorn Order forms at this Monday Troop Meeting. Please help your scout to sell popcorn or receive donations for Military. Based on their sales they can earn different incentives (refer to the popcorn packet). In addition, our Troop also gives commission that can help the scout towards their camping trips. The highest seller in our Troop will receive a surprise prize.

    If you've been in Scouting awhile and have sold popcorn before, hopefully your Scout has kept his previous Take-Order forms. In sales, always contact previous customers first. So your old Take-Order forms become your Customer Database.
    Keep these forms from year to year ... or use a spreadsheet or other system ... and by the time your son reaches Eagle Scout Rank, he'll have a pretty awesome customer list.
    If you just did the "V-8 head slap" realizing you threw them away, don't fret. Try to remember who bought last year, go there first, and then prepare to keep this year's forms in a safe place.

    And if this is your first year in Scouting, remember to keep your forms for next year. You'll hit your goal sooner and with less work!


Trail's End System:
This is where you scouts will be able to sell to friends and family via on-line sales

    Online sales started August 1st so Scouts can start reaching out to family members and friends. See the attached document for some discount options.
    Currently there are 10 flavors to choose from and the chocolate flavors will be added in October when the weather gets below 80°F and won't melt during shipping.
    FYI: Since Trail's End has several hundred councils selling popcorn and each council decides which flavors they want to sell, they can't tailor the on-line products to match what we're selling here in Atlanta.
    You'll also note that the online prices are different from our Atlanta prices. Again, each Council sets the prices for their area, but the online costs are an average price across all Councils.

    Try what I'm calling "No Show-N-Sell." Basically, it's a Show-N-Sell without the popcorn.
    You set up a table at a store-front, make some really good signs, wear your uniform and explain you're accepting donations to purchase Military Popcorn.
    People love to support the military AND scouting and hopefully will give what's in their pocket ... or buy the $40 or $75 option right then. Advantages ...
  • Start doing show-n-sells right now
  • No product to deal with (yes!)
  • Military purchases still go toward scout prizes and incentives
    Since it takes a little explaining ... "You're selling popcorn but I don't see any popcorn?" ... this might be better for Boy Scouts.
    Then in October, you purchase the military popcorn with your Take Order.
    If you do this, let us know how it went. We've heard of good results from other Councils.

    If you have questions, don't hesitate to email/talk to us. If we can't answer it, we will move it up the chain and find out!

Yours in Scouting,
Avinash & Jayshree Sawant

Spring Camporee

posted Apr 8, 2014, 5:17 AM by Scott Lovell

We are official into the week of the Foothills Spring Camporee! I have scheduled us some very nice weather for the weekend and we will surely have a great time.

For those of you who do not normally camp at Allatoona Aquatics Base, please carpool as best as you can. Parking is always limited there and can become a bit of an issue.

If you have not reported your projected headcount yet please do so as soon as you have those numbers. We need to know # of youth, # of adults, as well as how many of those are currently in the Order of the Arrow (Please encourage them to bring their OA sash).

I have attached a tentative agenda for the weekend, please note that Troop time and Orienteering Course can are mostly the same. You will have time in the afternoon to work on whatever Advancement or other activity that your troop needs.

The OA TapOut is a very special moment in the OA experience. Please encourage all youth and adults that have been elected or nominated to attend the Tap Out Ceremony. We will have a Cracker Barrel after the Tap Out for all OA members and new candidates at which point they will receive important information for the next step of their Journey.

If you have any questions about the event do not hesitate to let me know. I hope to see all of you this weekend.


David Robinson
Doug Morin

Eagle Ceremony - January 26, 2014

posted Jan 17, 2014, 11:08 AM by Scott Lovell

Troop 433,
We hope you and your family can join us on Sunday, January 26th, at 2pm in the East Cobb Presbyterian gym for the Eagle Ceremony of Josh Cohen, Jacob Lanier, and Zettler Quinn.  Attached please find a copy of the invitation.

        We kindly request anyone attending to RSVP to by Monday night, January 20th with the # of persons attending.  Thank you in             advance for your RSVP. 

The Cohen Family
The Lanier Family
The Quinn Family

Summer Camp 2014

posted Nov 11, 2013, 12:40 PM by Scott Lovell

Information below about Summer Camp 2014

January 2, 2013

And as a reminder the next two important dates are:

1.       Payments of $120 per scout due to the troop by January 20

2.       Scouts will need to have identified what activities they would like to attend by January 27 (I will put a spreadsheet online this year for them to put X’s in the activities they would like to attend).


(See attachment below for more details)

Location: Robert W. Woodruff Scout Reservation

Dates: June 1 - 7 (2014)

Scout cost: $305 + additional activity fees

Due now, November 12: $20

Due by Monday, January 27: $100

Due by Monday April 21: $185

             Due May 12: Additional fees associated with activities chosen


Thank you,

Doug Lounsbury

Summer Camp Coordinator

2014 Glacier National Park High Adventure Trip

posted Sep 17, 2013, 10:36 AM by Website Troop433ga

Our High Adventure Trip for 2014 is to the Glacier National Park.
Dates are still being determined, but the trip should be awesome!
The area we plan to backpack within Glacier NP (the Many Glacier area) is called out as the best area (within an especially good area overall) to see a grizzly. The material in the linked article provides good info, debunks many myths, and provides good maps and info on skills for bear encounters.

-Hilary Thornton

Update Jan 2014:
Tentative dates for Troop 433 Trip to Yellowstone/Glacier - Tues July 16- Thurs July 24.  Midweek travel dates were hundreds of dollars cheaper (per ticket, and we'll have at least 10).
We must pay $50 per ticket by Friday 1/31 to hold these seats, or we can let them go and try again.   See attached for ticket contract details and later dates to truly lock in.
 I'll explain more at tonight's meeting if time permits.

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