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This Saturday: 9am McClung Museum; 4:30pm Rocky Hill Parade lineup

Hello Troop 147,
Indian Lore Merit Badge
Mr. Givens has provided us an excellent experience working on the Indian Lore merit badge.
The final two steps are 1) turn in your completed paperwork to Mr. Givens which he would like this Saturday and 2) visit the McClung Museum which we will do this Saturday, December 1st at 9am.
Please arrive at Circle Park on the UT campus before 9am so that we may begin on time. Our visit will last roughly an hour. Parking in Circle Park is free on Saturday. Please wear your Class A uniform. Remember the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and the Outdoor Code applies here as well.
Rocky Hill Christmas Parade
As part of our community outreach, and Troop 147 tradition, we will march in the 5th Annual Rocky Hill Christmas Parade. http://rockyhillchristmasparade.org/ Please see Shawn Johnson’s post on the Troop 147 Facebook group for more details. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bsatroop0147/permalink/1981518938605121/

In short:

  • layer up and put your Class A on as your outermost layer.
  • Meet at the Rocky Hill ballpark 7633 Alki Road, Knoxville, TN 37919 at 4:30pm.
  • Remember the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Outdoor Code.
  • Have fun!
See you Saturday!
Doug McCaughan
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
https://bsatroop147.org
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

Please remember you have 30 minutes of homework on Indian Lore

Hello Troop 147,

Please remember to complete the work on Indian Lore that Mr. Givens assigned to you.
You have a question to answer in the packet and one or two tribes to research and be prepared to present.
Merit badges and ranks are earned not given. If you put forth the effort, you will earn this merit badge.
Doug McCaughan
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

Troop 147 has two new Eagle Scouts!

Hello Troop 147,

I am thrilled to announce that Troop 147 has two new Eagle scouts! Last night, Max Britton and William Walker both completed their Eagle Board of Reviews with flying colors. Each of their boards had wonderful remarks about both Max and William. Congratulations!

Last night’s Eagle Board of Review included 7 Eagle candidates, two from Troop 6, two from 15, one from Troop 20, and two from Troop 147. We also had the pleasure of meeting Eagle Scout Bruce Guyton who received his Eagle Rank with Troop 147 in the 1970s under Scoutmaster Charlie Abner. Support for our Troop 147 Eagle candidates was provided by Mike Britton, Alice Britton, Grandfather Britton, Chris Walker, Natalie Walker, Eduardo Padron, Kimberly Turnmire, Jeffery Turnmire, Rachel Witt, and Doug McCaughan with Sonny Schow, Sally Padron, Cathy McCaughan, and Noah Caldwell on standby should we have needed more attendees.

Please join me in congratulating these young men on their completion of their path to Eagle rank and their new beginnings on their journey as Eagle Scouts.

 

Doug McCaughan
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
https://bsatroop147.org/
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

Monday begins the Indian Lore merit badge / Need final VA Creeper headcount

Mr. Givens will be teaching the Indian Lore merit badge during the October meetings beginning this Monday, October 1. Please do not miss this opportunity. You really need to be at the October meetings.
The Virginia Creeper is nearly upon us. We have reservations for Oct 12-14. We NEED a final head count. Only 2 people responded to the Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/7ubkhn6feduyrff4

Please respond to the poll even if you do not plan on attending. If you cannot see or use the poll, please contact me.

Monday night’s meeting is the only meeting we have to prepare for the VA Creeper.

Doug McCaughan
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
https://bsapack147.org
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

Regularly scheduled meeting

Tomorrow night, September 24, we will continue the bicycling theme with some riding challenges. If you wish to bring your bicycle, please do. We will have a couple of bikes on hand to share.
If you have a helmet, please bring it.

Doug
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
https://bsatroop147.org/
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

VA Creeper planned for Oct 12-14

We will go to the Virginia Creeper Friday, October 12 and return Sunday, October 14. We will rent bicycles in Damascus.
We need a solid headcount for planning so please see if this trip will work into your plans.
I am quite looking forward to this as it will be my first time on the Creeper ever. I need some experienced scouts and adults to show me the ropes.

Doug
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

Virginia Creeper Trip Reschedule

Hello Troop 147,

A new poll to determine the VA Creeper trip weekend is up:
https://doodle.com/poll/7ubkhn6feduyrff4

Please answer even if you are not going. You can add two names (youth and adult) by clicking the + over the list of names.

We would like to do this trip on one of the first two weekends. I have included the last two weekends just in case too many people are out on Fall Break.

Your answers really help with planning.

Thank you,

Doug McCaughan
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
https://bsatroop147.org
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

Will you be going on the Virginia Creeper trip?

Hello Troop 147,

September’s theme is bicycling although Monday night’s meeting will have a Shining Rock debrief including a discussion about bears.

Our September outing is the Virginia Creeper being put together by Sonny Schow. To help him making arrangements, please fill in this doodle poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/dh8qmfiyvucisbzm

Hit the + under participants to add a second entry if you are an adult going so that we have one entry for the youth and one for the adult. This helps immensely in making sure we have proper coverage and transportation.

Right now, we are planning on going this coming weekend, September 14-16. We will rent bicycles in Damascus.

Thank you,

Doug McCaughan
Troop 147 Scoutmaster
+1-865-898-7189

Skype:djuggler

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