The Value in Becoming an Eagle Scout

When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.

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Created in 1911, Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned as a Boy Scout. Because it takes years of hard work, service, patience, mental strength, and determination to become an Eagle Scout, this prestigious milestone is recognized across the country and the world. Having requirements of knowledge, teaching, dedication, perserverance, and leadership, why do teenagers (and their family’s) want to sacrifice so much to earn this award?

Some value the impact the award will have on their lives, others are encouraged by their parents and Scoutmasters, for some it may be a family tradition, and for many its friendship. The universal truth amongst all Eagle Scouts, though, is that they value their duty to God and their country, they focus their lives to service to others, and prioritize their journey to being morally straight and being mentally awake.

In Troop 205, we are blessed with a Scouting tradition that embodies all the pure values of Scouting, and this is best represented by our amazing Eagle Scouts. Andrew, Nathaniel, Gabriel, and Morgan all helped, pushed, laughed, encouraged, and mentored one another throughout their Scouting journey from Tiger Cub to Eagle. They excel at cutting up and having a great time, but know their duty and are willing to put God and others above themselves when they need to. These young men behave as Eagle Scouts in and out of uniform, and are amazing examples to the Scouts in the Troop, their family, and to everyone that they come into contact with..

They do understand though, that becoming Eagle isn’t the end of their journey, but just the beginning. They are now prepared to handle much more difficult life issues and are able to lead others in whatever is needed to be done.

We are all proud of these young men, and thankful they are Eagle Scouts from Troop 205!!!

Activities Adventure Eagle Scout Information Scouts Welcome

Canoeing, Camping, Kayaking, Oh My!

(Caleb S. — Life) What a great way to start off the new Scout year!  We decided to kick the excitement into overdrive and hit the rapids of Okatoma Creek.  This 13 mile trip down the creek was a great mix of relaxing, fun, scary, and exciting.  We went down waterfalls, through rapids, around gently flowing turns, flipped our boats, and most importantly we laughed the entire way.  Yes, we were exhausted, but it was well worth all the effort.  Not only did we get to have some fun, but we also completed one of the Camping Merit Badge requirements, helping us get closer to earning Eagle!

P.S. The walking tacos and the profound cake waiting for us were a perfect way to end the trip!

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Activities Adventure Camping Canoe Kayak Scouts

Summer Camp Guide

(by Caleb S-1st Class) Summer Camp is coming up! We are all really excited for the fun and cool things we are going to get to do.  Toughest part is when the scouts aren’t with their parents and they forget something that is not at the camp. So you have to make sure that you have all the materials you will possibly need for Summer Camp. Here is a guide in case you don’t know what to bring.

Check this link to the Pine Burr 2018 Summer Camp Guide link for more information 

Click Here to Download the Summer Camp Checklist in PDF

  • 6 – 12 pairs of socks(Because of rain)
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Swim trunks and water shoes
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 7 T-shirts and shorts(Class Bs and normal)
  • 2 pairs of Hiking and/or tennis shoes
  • 2 Bath towels and soap
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Comb or brush
  • Sleeping bag or sheets
  • Jeans or long pants
  • blankets and pillow
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Insect repellent w/ Deet
  • 2 Hats or caps
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Individual program needs
  • Spending money(Bank of Troub keeps track of your money)
  • Sunscreen
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Notebook
  • pen or pencil
  • Appropriate Merit Badge Books
  • Chafing cream/powder
  • Deodorant
  • Medicine (Let us know in advance)
  • Entertainment (like cards)
  • Mesh Dirty Clothes Bag
  • Cot
  • Plastic Hanger
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathroom Shoes (Flipflops or Crocs)
  • Book bag
  • Footlocker
  • Small battery Fan
  • Gallon Zip Lock bags
Activities Camping Information Summer camp

Welcome to Scouting!

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(by Caleb S-1st Class) Welcome to Scouting! In troop 205 of Long Beach, Mississippi, we are one of the oldest troops on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We do many great events from whitewater rafting to backpacking to doing service for the community. We meet every Tuesday at 7PM, and go on a campout every month!

There are different activities that you do for what age you are,

  • CUB SCOUT PACK- For boys and girls in 1st-5th grade, and ages 6-10
  • BOY SCOUT TROOP- For boys 11-18 years old
  • EXPLORER SCOUT POST- A side activity for the BSA for boys and girls.It focuses on a single interest like like law or firefighting.
  • STEM SCOUTS- For boys and girls. Learn and participate in many awesome science and technology projects.  Build robots, launch rockets, pilot drones, and learn to program.

The boys are taught with fun methods and go on adventures to build character. If you are interested, come talk to us at the meeting on Tuesday and we will help you. Hope to see you soon!

 

 

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