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Troop 75 is a growing group of more than 50 energetic, motivated boys ranging in age from 11 to 17. We are the original Boy Scout Troop sponsored by the Peachtree City United Methodist Church beginning in 1980. Troop 75 prides itself on being a ”boy-run, boy-led” troop. We develop leadership skills in boys with experienced Scouts acting as mentors younger Scout.  Experienced and dedicated adult leadership is always on hand to give guidance and assistance, when necessary.

Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 7:54am

 TROOP MEETING : Scout Behaviour - Keenan & BSA High Adventure Opportunities

 

 

 

Check the important Scouting for Food information.

 

 

We have entered the lottery for  Northern Tier 2019 we are hoping to get three crews: look out for the results

 

Seabasers - - check your emails for important Training and Payment Information

 

NEED TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION? - check the Troop Roster tab, this has everyones email and phone number

 

 

2018 SUMMER CAMP DATES ARE ON THE CALENDAR - - SIGNUP IS OPEN :-) 

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDER: Cyber Chip MUST be completed prior to BOR for next rank. 

 

 

Adult Troop 75 t-shirts are available for $12 if you are interested. See Jensine Sutherland

 

Scouting For Food - America's Largest One Day Food Drive

Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 7:53am

Started in 1985 as an Eagle Scout service project by the Greater Saint Louis Area Council, Scouting for Food is now America’s largest one day food drive.  In February, scouts all over the country will collect canned goods for their communities, supplying food banks, shelters, churches, etc. with the supplies to feed those in need.  

As part of the Flint River Council, Troop 75 collected over 500 items last year.  The total amount collected by troops throughout our council was over 26,000. 

 

One of the great things about Scouting for Food is that the program is nationwide, but supports local communities.  Troop 75 supports the Real Life Center, right here in Peachtree City.  The Real Life Center offers assistance to permanent residents of Fayette and Coweta county who are going through a difficult time -- maybe due to a job loss or illness of a family member.  They provide food, clothing, and counseling assistance to raise a hand up, not a hand out.

 

One of Scouting’s driving principles is “do a good turn daily”.  Scouts at all levels of our program participate in good turns and service projects. Participating in the food drive is a great way to be a good citizen, helping to make our neighborhoods and communities better places to live.  Participation qualifies for community service hours.   We’ll collect items such as:  canned vegetables and fruits, canned tuna, chicken and salmon, soups and stews, peanut butter, jelly, dried pasta and rice, powdered drink mixes, and bottled juices.   

 

If you can’t participate on February, 3, you can still contribute by bringing canned goods to the scout lodge on January 23rd or 30th.  On the 3rd, we will need scouts and a few adults that can help drive through the neighborhood, carrying collected items in their car, truck, or golf cart. 

 

On February 3, we’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. at The Averill home, 400 Lighthouse Lane, Peachtree City.  Parent contact:  Cheryl Averill, cell 678-371-3968.  The project usually takes 2-3 hours. 

 

 

Kindly, 

 

Cheryl 

New Troop Meeting Safety Rule

Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 7:52am

 As of now, no knives will be allowed at troop meetings unless knives are required for the meeting.  In addition, all safety rules must be followed pertaining to knife safety and the blood circle on outings as well.  No knives should be out unless used for a specific purpose.  

REMINDER - Uniforms & Shoes

Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 7:52am

AS CONTINUE INTO OUR FALL PROGRAM REMEMBER

Boy Scouts is a Uniformed Organisation

Our uniform reminds us of our achievements and our history

Uniforms should be worn to Scout Activities

Uniforms are required for:

  • Scoutmaster Conferences
  • Boards of Review
  • Courts of Honour
  • Summer Camp (travel, dinner)
  • High Adventure (check in)
  • Attending a public meeting as a boyscout like Citizenship in Community
  • Uniforms are

In Troop 75 our uniform is:

  • Scout Shirt. Scout Pants or Shorts, and Scout socks
  • Sash - required for Boards or Review / Conferences / Courts of Honour after you have earned Merit Badges (your Sash is a better place to keep your Merit Badges than in a drawer!)
  • Close Toed Footware - this is a safety issue

If you out grow shirts of pants - Troop 75 has a swap box, where you can exchange for a new uniform

The badges on our Scout Shirts are important and they should be present and they should be correct:

  • there should be the correct rank
  • there should be the correct leadership position - if you are no longer SPL then you should not wear the patch 
  • correct epaluettes - on Troop 75 activities there is no need to wear Camp Woodruff Staff epaluettes

Three important points about Merit Badges - a reminder

Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 7:50am

This is an update on the note we sent out earlier this summer

 

Pick a Subject.

Read the ALL the requirements of the merit badges you think might interest you

FIRST - Talk to SM Sutherland or ASM Hampton about your interest in earning a merit badge. This includes Merit Badge Days (incl ones organised by FRC), Badges you might choose to start yourself etc.

They will either give you a signed merit badge application (the "blue card") or the OK to start the badge. Please do not start work or sign up to attend until you have a reply.

They will also give you information about completing those "hard to complete" requirements that are rarely completed at Camp or on Merit Badge Days

They will give you the name and contact information of a merit badge counselor (see list on Troop Website). These individuals have special knowledge in their merit badge subjects and are interested in helping you

 

Show Your Stuff.

When you are ready, call the counselor again to make an appointment or arrange to meet at one of the regular Merit Badege Catchup days.

When you go take along the things you have made to meet the requirements.

If they are too big to move, take pictures or have an adult (not your parent) tell in writing what you have done. The counselor will test you on each requirement to make sure you know your stuff and can do the things required

If you cant get to a counselor (this is quite common after Summer Camp or Merit Badge days) contact ASM Hampton or SM Sutherland and they will send you to correct person or assist you in completing it themselves

 

Requirements.

You are expected to meet the all the requirements as they are stated—no more and no less.

You must do exactly what is stated in the requirements.

If it says "show or demonstrate," that is what you must do. Just telling about it isn't enough.

The same thing holds true for such words as “participate in”, “visit”, “with your counselors prior permission”, "make," "list," "in the field," and "collect," "identify", "discuss" and "label."

 

Finally – A Scout is Courteous, A Scout is Helpful - - many adults spend a lot of time assisting in the Merit Badge Process, help them by following the points above

 

There is also useful information (http://ptctroop75.mytroop.us/taxonomy/term/1085) in the Merit Badge Counselor List and in the Merit Badge Process document

Badges on Uniform

Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 7:50am

Before a scoutmaster conference and board of review, all badges must be sewn on the uniform including merit badges. 

Sashes, class A shirt, pants/shorts, belt and socks are required for both the conference and the board. 

You will not be signed off if you do not have your complete uniform.

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