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Troop 75 is a growing group of more than 70 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 to younger Scouts. Experienced and dedicated adult leadership is always on hand to give guidance and assistance, when necessary.

Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on May 23 2020 - 2:46pm

SUMMER VIRTUAL TROOP MEETINGS - keep checking the calendar for impromptu sessions / activities

Church and Lodge closed.

 

Even though we are not physically meeting on Tuesday's this does not mean that folks have not been making progress; completing Merit Badges, SM Conferences, Boards of Review, gaining Eagle Rank.

We are also preparing for Summer Camp (moved from Week 2 to Week 8) whilst looking for opportunities to complete the Scuba Certifications started back in March.

This all takes a huge amount of effort in the background, on top of everyday activities. 

Thanks to everyone, Zoom ing, WebEx ing, Teams ing, SurveyMonkey ing, emailing to make this work.

 

We are looking at options to restart Scuba Certifications {Pool / Classroom and Open Water} - watch this space 

 

Atlanta Area Council has let us know that they still plan on holding Summer Camp. HOWEVER we have had to change the date to 19 July/ 25 July; this is Week 8 of Summer Camp.  They are looking at how they will modify their program / meals / etc to mitigate risks - when we have details we will let you know.

When we know more we will send a separate announcement

  

In our previous email you saw that we have had to move our Woodruff Dates from Week 3 to Week 8


The people currently confirmed as attending Week 8 include:
Henry Julian                                     Rob Julian
Jason Gentillella                               Mike Gentillella
Stanley Dierks                                  Wendy Dierks        
Henry Dierks
                                                         Nigel Hampton
Dylan Johnson
Johnathon Morgan
Max Nolen
Ru Chen
Landan Bartelski
Christian Gentry
Matthew Mangin
Nathan Birgl
Jack Lynch
Jake Harper
Bishop Stinson
Luke Hoffrichter                                Mike Hoffrichter
Grant Bryan
Set Manuel
Braeden Kerrane                               Mark Kerrane

Mayson Groover

Rowan Frazer

Rush Maples

Liam Ruppert

Ethan Ruppert

Vince Daly

Miles Ramsey

Zach Graf

 

If you have not already made your Merit Badge Choices for yr 2,3, 4 scouts using the link sent out in March, then you should email them to tonnee.tonnesen@gmail.com and nigel.hampton@neetrac.gatech.edu

 

Details on Medical Forms were sent out earlier this week

 

Details on payments to follow soon

 

 

 

Merit Badge signup has been delayed until 26 June 2020

 

 

Check out the note about Medical Forms!!!

  • A & B for normal outings
  • A, B & C (doctor complete) for Summer Camp and High Adventure

 

Look out for Youth Protection and Merit Badge Counsellor Training for adults

 

 

 

 

JD Arnold Eagle Scout

Posted on May 17 2020 - 3:00pm

On Thursday JD became our first Scout to complete his "Virtual Board of Review"

 

Congratulations

 

Group Instruction - from the BSA Guide for Advancement

Posted on Apr 27 2020 - 6:01pm

It is acceptable—and sometimes desirable {especially in these times} —for merit badges to be taught in group settings. This often occurs at camp and merit badge midways, fairs, clinics, or similar events, and even online through webinars. These can be efficient methods, and interactive group discussions can support learning.

Group instruction can also be attractive to “guest experts” assisting registered and approved counselors. Slide shows, skits, demonstrations, panels, and various other techniques can also be employed, but as any teacher can attest, not everyone will learn all the material.

Because of the importance of individual attention and personal learning in the merit badge program, group instruction should be focused on those scenarios where the benefits are compelling. There must be attention to each individual’s projects and fulfillment of all requirements.

We must know that every Scout—actually and personally—completed them. If, for example, a requirement uses words like “show,” “demonstrate,” or “discuss,” then every Scout must do that. It is unacceptable to award badges on the basis of sitting in classrooms watching demonstrations, or remaining silent during discussions.

Virtual Campout

Posted on Apr 27 2020 - 5:50pm

"For those scouts who did the virtual campout last weekend, and want credit for it, please send your photo to mhofrichter@rhkpc.com.  No credit will be given until that is done.  This will be the only posting sent regarding this.

Summer Camp

Posted on Apr 21 2020 - 10:02am

Summer Camp is scheduled for 7 June 2020 and is now starting to come onto our planning horizon

 

The signup website is: https://ptctroop75.mytroop.us/node/10526

 

Although at this time many things are unclear at this stage

 

However we do know from Woodruff that “we are still planning to have our Summer Camps.  We are monitoring many factors and working hard to plan the safest possible summer camp experience“

 

Concerning Medical Forms, Woodruff recognizes that this may cause some issues but are saying that they are “currently evaluating all options”

 

Tonnee will be working register folks and their Merit Badges in early May

 

Nigel

Nicholas Farinacci - Eagle Scout Celebration

Posted on Feb 24 2020 - 4:32pm

Hello Everyone!

 

Please come and join Nicholas Farinacci at tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s Court of Honor at our Scout lodge, to celebrate his Eagle Scout rank achievement and award.

 

With immense gratitude, we express our sincere thanks to you and all those that walked along side Nicholas, and contributed to his journey.

 

Hopefully we will see you there!

 

Yours in Scouting,

 

Michael and Julie Farinacci

Troop 75

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