Scout Resources


 Name  Position  Phone
 Hilary Thornton  Scoutmaster  267-414-9356
 Lee Miller Assistant Scoutmaster 404-661-7930
 David Mulcahey     Committee Chair  678-654-2276
 Bruce Avery  Treasurer  770-289-1615
 Scott Lovell  Advancement Chair, Webmaster  678-516-1996
 Ted Colebeck Charter Organization Representative  770-973-0038

Financial Arrangements

posted Oct 27, 2019, 2:23 PM by Scott Lovell

Financial Aide:
Financial aide is available to scouts to help offset an expense that may be too great for the scout and prevent him from having a full experience. Please see the Scoutmaster for a private discussion about what resources are available.

Payments are based on the cost of the trip and divided among the boys who have signed up to attend. The more boys that attend, the cheaper the cost per boy. Trip costs are estimated before the trip and will be billed to the boys scout account. Should the cost of the trip change once the trip is completed, the billing may be adjusted to be a different amount than was previously planned.

No refunds for any Troop event can be issued after supplies have been purchased for the trip. Expenses are calculated based on the number of boys who have signed up to attend, and are calculated prior to the trip. Once the trip has begun, no refunds can be given. It is unfair to expect those attending to adjust the cost of the trip based on a last minute drop-out or extenuating circumstance.

NOTE: The Troop reserves the right to send an attendee home from any trip for violation of Troop standards or rules. There are no refunds allowed for costs incurred or expenses paid for an attendee who has been sent home from any Scouting event.

Scout Account Payments

posted May 3, 2016, 1:58 PM by Scott Lovell   [ updated May 1, 2020, 5:26 PM by Webmaster Troop433 ]

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Patrol Leader Council

posted Jan 13, 2013, 3:29 PM by Scott Lovell

What is the Patrol Leader Council?
The Patrol Leader Council is the group of elected leaders for the Troop and its Patrols. This group is run by the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL), the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL), the Patrol Leader (PL) of each patrol and the Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) of each patrol.

Who makes up the Patrol Leader Council?
All elected leadership make up the council. Those roles are:
  • Senior Patrol Leader
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
  • Patrol Leaders
  • Assistant Patrol Leaders
  • Chaplain
  • Historian
  • Librarian
  • Scribe
  • Quartermaster
  • Troop Guide
  • Den Chief

What does the Patrol Leader Council do?
The Patrol Leader Council plans all events for the Troop. They decide on the hikes, camping, biking, caving and all kinds of scout trips. The Patrol Leader Council also makes sure the entire Troop is meeting its goals for sales events (like popcorn sales), service events (like Scouting for Food), and district events (like OA, Camperall, YLT). The Patrol Leader Council is very important to a smooth running Troop.

When does the Patrol Leader Council meet?
The Patrol Leader Council will usually meet on the first Monday of each month or at a time designated by the Scoutmaster. This time is the same as our usual Troop Meeting and should make it convenient for everyone.

Who are the adult Patrol Advisers?
The adult advisers for the council are:
  • Scoutmaster
  • Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Webmaster
  • Treasurer

Written by Scott Lovell (webmaster) - October 2011

Pass Around Fudge

posted Aug 31, 2009, 5:36 AM by Scott Lovell


1 tsp. VANILLA


Add all ingrdients into ziplock bag and seal. Pass bag around and let everybody help mix it up (squeeze it) for 30 minutes. Fudge can be served out of bag or spread on pan and cut.

We Are Only Leaders

posted Aug 31, 2009, 5:33 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated May 1, 2020, 5:31 PM by Webmaster Troop433 ]


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We are not experts. We're your next door neighbors. We're not perfect, we are just parents like you. We don't have anymore spare time or energy than you do, we all work full time and juggle our families and our schedules and try to keep it all together as best we can.

The only difference between us is that we believe in what Boy Scouting has to offer. So much so, that we contribute our time, our miles, and our talents to help our sons and your sons grow in Scouting.

We complete authorization forms, budgets, and registrations, and fill our homes with boxes of paperwork that you will never see. We are required to take 13-20 hours of training the first year, as well as attend Roundtable meetings every month, so that we can meet our greatest challenge- providing a variety of programs which meet the needs and interests of very individual boys.

We try to involve parents who want us to understand that they don't have the time to drive on outings or help at meetings. We rejoice at the generosity of others. Sometimes we find ourselves going in too many directions, We run out of steam. We have memory lapses. Communication lines break down. Time slips by. But that doesn't mean we don't care.

So many evenings we spend on the phone, seeking advice and support from other leaders when disappointments or problems occur. "How do I keep my boy's attention?" "What are your ideas for the ceremony?" "How do you work with boys in three different grades?"

Our dining tables are covered with bits of rope, menus, tour permits, and merit badge cards for each and every boy in the troop. A couple of them won't show up, and don't think to call and let us know. Sometimes we feel unappreciated.

Yet, these boys can fill us with pride at their determination and accomplishments. Their smiles light up a room; and when they say "Thank You" it makes it all worth it.

We help these boys build relationships. Some struggle more than others. Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly... is encouraged by the Scout Oath and Law.  And sometimes we too must learn these lessons over and over again with the boys. But we are willing to keep learning.

Please be patient if we appear distracted or frustrated or overwhelmed at times. Forgive us if we are not the kind of Boy Scout Leader you would be if you had the time. Instead, provide us with encouragement or offer your help.  Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

We are, after all, only mentors...role models...leaders.  Volunteers who have taken an oath to give these boys, your boys, the most precious gift we have to offer- the gift of time.

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