Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

June 11th Update

Summer Camp Parents Meeting THIS THURSDAY

This Thursday, June 13th we're having a Summer Camp parents meeting at the Scouthut at 7:00 pm. In this meeting I'll answer questions about the camp schedules, activities, food, packing, required paperwork, and more. We'll also seek to sort out who can help us with transportation to and from camp. See you there!

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

We have 20 youth spots for Summer Camp, with an option to get more by April 1st if we have the demand. If your scout would like to come to Summer Camp with us, please use the signupgenius link below. If the youth slots are full, please use the waitlist option.


Camp dates are June 30-July 6th and the total cost is $450 per scout. Next payment is due on April 1st.

If you have questions about making camp payments, email:

This Program Guide ( has general information about the fun times we're going to have at Woodruff this year.

This Merit Badge Class Schedule ( shows which classes are offered during each period. Every scout should select 4 classes to attend during the week's morning class periods. Afternoon periods will be mostly for exploring open program areas around the camp (green blocks on the schedule). But if there is a class offered in the afternoon that you want to register for, it is optional. Final schedule selections are due on Monday, April 8th at the troop meeting.

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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June 13, 2024
Summer Camp
Parents Meeting

Scout Hut

June 15, 2024
Aluminum Can

Scout Hut

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,

Committee Chair - Ken Orris,

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Updated 6/11/2024