Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA




June 30 - July 6, 2024
Woodruff Scout Camp
31 Woodruff Drive, Blairsville, GA

Summer Camp is scheduled! The Scouts have spoken and they have chosen Woodruff Scout Camp. We were able to secure camp for the week of June 30th to July 6, 2024. Total cost of the camp is $450. There are 20 youth slots available. We need a $40 deposit to hold a slot by November 1, 2023. The first payment of $205 is due by January 15th 2024. The second payment of $205 is due by April 1, 2024. Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4DAFAD22A20-45475388-2024 to sign up. After you sign up you'll recieve an invoice for the payment due. We will need drivers to help get the Scouts to camp and one more adult to commit for the week (we have 2 committed now).

Picture this:

  • Boys jumping into a cool lake on a hot day
  • An archery bow stretched tight and aimed at a bull’s-eye 30 feet away
  • Hikers on a brush-laden trail stopping to admire a spider forming its web in a tree
  • Patrols challenging each other to a friendly game

These are the images of Boy Scouts at summer camp. However, camp provides much more than just outdoor adventure. Hidden within the camp adventure lie the true benefits of a boy’s week at camp.

At camp, boys have time to consider and reflect on their place in life. Strong personal values and character are shaped as boys are encouraged to take a part in decisions that impact others, contemplate their relationship with God, reflect on personal values, and participate in patriotic activities regarding American citizenship

Boys seldom consider “school learning” to be exciting. Learning at Scout camp is a different story! Summer camp is an outdoor classroom in which boys test themselves. They test their skills, as well as their courage to try new things

As Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement said;

"A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room."
-Robert Baden-Powell

Scouts are productive and creative at summer camp. Boys are motivated by the concept of mastery. When coupled with learning useful life skills, this need results in truly productive outcomes.

Summer camp is structured to encourage boys to spend time working and playing socially in ways that may seldom happen outside of camp. Majorities of Scouts collaborate with other youth on accomplishments, participate in group decision making and activities, and help resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Summer camp is an opportunity to live the ideals of the Scout Law.

The truth is boys join scouting to go camping. Summer camp is FUN! Summer camp helps boys develop character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Scouts learn and explore as they find adventure.

Make sure your Scout does not miss the opportunities of summer camp.

 

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Upcoming

March 23 - 24, 2024
Backpacking Trip
Tentative

April 19 - 21, 2024
Appalachian Trail
District Camporee

Woodruff Scout Camp

April 27 - 28, 2024
Caving Trip
Cumberland Caverns

May 17 - 19, 2024
Wilderness Survival
Campout

Lazy D Farm

June 30 - July 6, 2024
Summer Camp
Woodruff Scout Camp


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BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Jason Norred,
scoutmaster@troop465.org

Committee Chair - Ken Orris,
cchair@troop465.org

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Updated 2/23/2024