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St. Mary's Georgia Camping Trip December 27, 2018

posted Dec 21, 2018, 1:42 PM by Scott Lovell

Description: Camping by the Saltwater Marsh in St. Mary's Ga.
  • One Day visit to Okeefanokee.
  • One day visit to Cumberland Island.
  • One free day to explore the Marsh.

Group Cooking

December 27 - December 31, 2018 Sign up through Troopmaster.

BSA Winter Camp December 27, 2018

posted Dec 21, 2018, 1:37 PM by Scott Lovell

Greetings All!

Looking for something more interesting to do on your winter break than watching endless reruns of holiday movies? 😳 Well look no further as you can have some fun AND work on knocking out a few merit badges as well!   Over 30 Merit Badges, Games, Cracker Barrels, Yukon Quest (an epic Klondike Derby), Chugach Challenge (for 2nd year winter campers), Cold Weather Camping Activities, Unique Adventure Programming, Campfires, Okpik Overnight, etc.  Please review the attached listing of classes offered as well as general program information.  
If you are interested, please let us know and I can assist with registration


The Atlanta Area Council is proud to offer Winter Camp at Bert Adams Scout Camp for Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews. For 5 days and 4 nights in December, Boy Scouts and Venturers will have the opportunity to camp and play at one of America's premier camps.

Our winter camp will introduce unique programs and merit badges that are not available at either of our summer camps. We've pulled together the best of our summer camp staffs for an all-star leadership team. Scouts can attend as a Troop or Crew, patrol, or as an individual provisional Scout.

Scouts and Venturers can attend Winter Camp with their Troop or as individuals. 

Registration fees are $190 for youth and $90 for adultsThe basic Camp fee includes Campsite with platform tents and cots, toilet and shower facilities, eleven meals, and basic program supplies. Troops of five or more Scouts will be discounted two adult registrations. All Campsites have water, electricity availability, and toilet facilities. No extension cords are allowed due to the hazard of tripping or shock. Camping will be conducted in the Adventure Camp, unless participation exceeds the capacity. 

Holiday Party - December 17

posted Nov 27, 2018, 5:27 AM by Scott Lovell

Our annual holiday party is on Monday December 17, 2018.

We will have a White Elephant gift exchange that anyone attending the party can participate in. All gifts should be approximately $10 in value, and be wrapped.

Please bring food to share. All scouts should bring at least one snack item to the party. The SPL is responsible for securing plates/forks/cups/napkins from the shed.

Remember: Everyone who wants to participate in the holiday party needs to bring a wrapped present with a $10 value and a snack item.

National Infantry Museum - December 1, 2018

posted Oct 26, 2018, 11:58 AM by Scott Lovell

Uchee Creek/National Infantry Museum Trip 

Saturday, December 1, 2018: 

0645 - Meet at Holy Family Catholic Church

0700 - Caravan Departs

0915 - Arrive Uchee Creek Campground

0915-1100 - Campground Setup

NLT 1115 - Depart for NIM *Class A Uniform*

1200-1700 - National Infantry Museum

1730-1900 - Dinner @ Country’s BBQ

1930 - Return to Uchee Creek Campground

2030 - Campfire, skits

Sunday, December 2, 2018: 

0730 -Sunrise/wake-up/break camp

0800 -Scout’s own service

NLT 0830 -Caravan Departs for Waffle House, 2717 Manchester Expy, Columbus, GA

0900-1000 - Breakfast @ Waffle House

1130-1230 - Estimated return to Holy Family Catholic Church


· Boys should eat breakfast prior to arrival Saturday morning.

· Boys should arrive Saturday morning wearing Class-A uniform with neckerchief.

· Boy will be eating lunch at the museum location. They are to bring a sack lunch with them Saturday morning. At the request of the museum please use either brown paper bags or lunchboxes.

· Camping fee $4

· NIM Tour Fee $22

· Boys need to bring funds for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.

Dinner menu link:

Parker Mills Eagle Ceremony - Oct 14, 2018

posted Oct 8, 2018, 11:19 AM by Scott Lovell

Eagle Ceremony:

The Eagle ceremony for Parker Mills in on Saturday October 14th at 1:00 PM in the parish hall of the Holy Family Catholic Church. Please come support your newest Eagle recipient. All scouts should attend this celebration.

Please RSVP through the Troopmaster software.

Popcorn Fundraiser 2018

posted Sep 18, 2018, 3:50 AM by Scott Lovell

Hello!  Our popcorn fundraiser is still popping.  The orders are due on October 15, 2018.  Remember out of town family and friends can order online by setting up an account at  We have a few extra order forms if anyone needs one.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Thank you,

Jane Stricklin


Merit Badge University -- October 13, 2018

posted Sep 4, 2018, 8:35 AM by Scott Lovell

Merit Badge University is a quality Merit Badge program that helps Scouts learn about different fields of knowledge. By recruiting experienced professional counselors, Scouts receive an unparalleled experience. It’s hosted on the beautiful Kennesaw State University Marietta campus, giving Scouts a great opportunity to experience a college atmosphere.

The $15 registration fee includes breakfast as well as program materials for most classes with only a few exceptions. Classes will include Emergency Preparedness, Citizenship in the Nation, Communication and much more!

Space in some classes is limited, so sign up today!

Summer Camp 2018

posted Mar 14, 2018, 7:08 AM by Scott Lovell

It’s time to register for summer camp. Below are To Do’s and some information to kick off summer camp preparations. Our summer camp coordinator this year is Kim Freed. She is new to this position, and there is a LOT to cover, so please be patient and give her your support. 


There is a lot of information to take in especially for the new scouts. Please feel free to ask questions e.g. using email or in person during the meetings.  We will also provide updates through emails and during scout meetings. 


Summer Camp

Venue : Woodruff Scout Camp, Blairsville, GA

Departure date : June 24

Return date : June 30


Swim test

Venue : YMCA McCleskey –East Cobb (1055 E Piedmont Rd, Marietta, GA 30062)


Attire :Swim wear and Towel


Here are the to do’s leading to the summer camp

1)      Register to attend summer camp by RSVPing to the invitation in Troopmaster by March 30 Registration starts early April and popular classes fill up fast. 

a)      If you are a 1st year scout, please state “1st year” in the Comments box of the RSVP. We will register 1st year scouts under the Mountain Man program. Mountain Man program is specifically designed for first time campers, that teaches the skills to move from Tenderfoot to First Class.

b)      If you are not a 1st year scout, please list your top 5 preferred Merit Badge classes or programs selections in the Comments box of the RSVP. Please refer to merit Badge schedule attached below and Merit Badge Quick Reference Chart attached below for guidance in selecting merit badge classes or programs.


 i.          We cannot complete registering a scout for summer camp until merit badges classes or programs are received. 

 ii.          Some Merit Badges incur additional costs which will be reflected in your scout statement

iii.          Final Merit Badge or program sign up is subject to Scoutmaster approval

2)      Annual medical forms – For majority of scouts, this is the time to renew your annual medical forms to be used for all scouting activities besides summer camp. Please complete medical forms Part A, B and C in triplicate, and submit to Laurie Champion.  Scouts are not admitted to camp if these forms do not pass the check in QA process.  Boy Scouts Annual Health and Medical Record form can be found here (attached below)

Note – Requesting for triplicate submission for 1 – Master copy, 2 – Travel copy, 3 – Summer camp copy

3)      Annual swim test – It is recommended to register to take the Troop arranged swimming test on March 25 by RSVPing to the invitation in Troopmaster. If you are unable to take the swim test on March 25, please refer to the self-arranged swim test information below for guidance.


       a)      A Swimmer will be allowed to participate in any water activities or classes. A Beginner is limited to shallow waters only.

       b)      This swim test can be used for rank advancement (check Scout Book for exact requirement)


4)      Waiver for White Water OR Horseback Riding – The troop will most likely participate in an offsite activity at camp. We have not decided on White Water at Nantahala/Ocoee or Horseback Riding; however, the waivers are in a shared document.  Please complete the waiver found here <waiver document attached below> and submit to Kim Freed. Without the waiver, the scout will not be able to participate in this activity.

5)      Prescription Medication Dosing Form – if a scout requires medication during camp, please fill out this form <attached below Prescription Medication Dosing Form> and submit to Kim Freed.

6)      Youth Protection Training – For Adult leaders/volunteers only – This is necessary for all scouting events besides volunteering or shuttling scouts to/from summer camp. Please complete your Youth Protection Training through <Youth Protection  >, and provide a copy of completion certificate to Scott Lovell.  The training takes about 1 hour and is valid for 2 years from the date of completion.


 Swim test information – extracted from Swim Classification Procedures (attached below - Pre-Camp Swim Classification)

A)    Swim levels

The various components of each test evaluate the several skills essential to the minimum level of swimming ability. Each step of the test is important and should be followed as listed below:


Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.


Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.


B)     Self-arranged swim test

If your scout does not attend the swim test scheduled for March 25, or does not pass, he will need to take the test prior to being allowed in the water at summer camp.  
1.) If you can, please have your scout take the test under the supervision of another BSA-approved lifeguard or swimming instructor (nobody in Troop 433 is qualified to administer this test). Please use the swim test package (insert link to Pre-Camp Swim Classification doc) to document the swim test results, complete the paperwork, obtain copies of the test administrator's credentials or certificate as proof of qualification, and submit the completed swim test package to Kim Freed.
2.) Swim testing is done at camp on the afternoon of arrival, but the line is VERY long, so it is best that your scout not need to be in that line if you can avoid it. 


Additional information on Woodruff 2018 Summer Camp can be found through these links

1)      General Camp Equipment List – useful for 1st time campers on what to pack can be found on our Documents Page.

2)      Woodruff 2018 Scout Camp Program Guide

3)      Woodruff 2018 Scout Camp Leader Guide


More information/to do’s to come

1)      Collect footlocker lock combination numbers

2)      Adult Volunteers to shuttle scouts to/from camp

3)      Adult leaders volunteers at camp

4)      Trailer loading – usually 1 day before departure – footlockers, cooking items, etc

Hogan Gowder Eagle Ceremony

posted Mar 6, 2018, 4:01 AM by Scott Lovell

The Eagle Ceremony to congratulate Hogan Gowder on his reaching the highest rank in scouting will be as follows:

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Holy Family Catholic Church (Parish Hall)

RSVP to or 770-590-8724 by March 19th

The invitation is attached below for you to print.

High Adventure 2018

posted Jan 24, 2018, 4:24 AM by Scott Lovell

Troop 433 High Adventure 2018


Open to scouts 13 and older who have achieved First Class rank or above


In order for the troop to make arrangements for the trip (e.g. booking flights, reserving vehicles and campsites), we ask for scouts and adults who qualify for the trip to decide on participation by February 5, 2018 and indicate their interest by signing up on the troop Trip Registration form on the Troop 433 website.



·      Depart Wed, May 23 (after school on last day)

·      Return Wed, May 30



·      Fly in and out of Las Vegas International Airport

·      Zion National Park, Utah

·      Bryce Canyon National Parks, Utah

·      Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim), Arizona

·      Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada



·      Guided Canyoneering and Backpacking – Zion National Park

·      Day hiking, Sightseeing – Bryce, Grand Canyon and Red Rocks

·      Rock Climbing (with parental supervision) – Red Rocks



·      Group Cooking, except Backpacking Trip portion


ESTIMATED COST: $900 per person, payable in three installments.



·      1st Payment of $300 to be added to Scout Accounts on Feb 5

·      2nd and 3rd payments to follow in March and April

·      Need-based Financial Assistance Available.  Contact Scoutmaster.

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