Welcome to Troop 364!

Welcome to BSA Troop 364′s website. We would like you to look around the website. We meet at 109 Weatherly Rd Huntsville, AL every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. We are very active in the community and do monthly activities. Keep checking this website for reports and information about upcoming events.

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Philmont Trek

Have you ever been backpacking? Well, a group of our scouts just got home from an incredible backpacking experience. Philmont Scout Ranch (located in Cimarron, New Mexico) is one of three BSA high adventure bases. The other two are Sea Base (located in Florida) and Northern Tier (located in Minnesota).

The group left for Philmont on June 14, 2014, spent two weeks hiking in high elevations, and arrived back here yesterday (June 29, 2014). For more information about Philmont, visit their website at http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/philmont.aspx.

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Cooking Contest Results

Congratulations to the Buffalo Patrol for winning the Cooking Contest! Good job other patrols for the close placement!

All of the patrols cooked and served some very good meals that day. It was a very close call and the first and last place patrols were separated by only two points.

Excellent job patrols and we hope for another great contest next year!

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Patrol Cooking Contest

On June 7, 2014 our troop will have a patrol cooking contest. Patrols will arrive at Latham UMC at 9:00 am to start cooking, and will serve lunch at noon. For more information, see the attached below. Good luck patrols!

2014 Troop 364 Patrol Cooking Competition
Rules & Scoring Information

* Patrols must prepare a meal that contains:
main dish
side item(s)
dessert
drink
The meal must be nutritiously well-rounded with at least one vegetable that is not a potato. Vegetarian meals are acceptable as long as there is protein provided by nuts, beans, or other sources.

* Menus must be approved by Mr. Chris Whitacre or Mr. Nick Skoglund no later than 5/28.

* Patrols are responsible for bringing everything they need to prepare and serve the food and drink (from stoves to pots to plates to utensils to cups). On the day of competition, the troop will provide water on site, tables for eating (not prep), and people to eat food. Everything else is up to the patrols.

* Troop trailer will be available during the troop meeting on 6/4 if there is anything you need from it. Each patrol must list all equipment they are borrowing from the troop trailer. That list will be used later to verify all borrowed items were returned.

* Patrols must bring all items they need to the competition when they arrive. No one is allowed to go run errands to fetch forgotten items or call/text/message someone to bring an item. If you forget something, you get to practice your improvisation skills.

* Patrols can do some prep work before showing up such as butchering or marinating some ingredients, but this should be minimized.

* Receipts for food items purchased must be submitted on Saturday morning during the cooking competition. There just MIGHT be a special award of a bag of money for the most frugal patrol.

* Patrols can start setting up at Latham at 9am. Lunch is to be ready to be served at noon. Points will be taken off if the judges must wait to receive their full meal.

* Each judge will score at least two patrols.

* One last scoring criteria will be whether or not the patrol returned all borrowed items by the start of the following troop meeting on June 11th. A partial score will be given if not all items are returned and a score of zero will be given if nothing has been returned by 7:15pm.

Scoring (points per criteria):
Served on Time (-1 for 1 min late, additional -1 for each 3 min late)
Receipt provided (1)
Meal proper temperature (3)
Food adequately cooked (3)
Promised menu items served? (5)
Taste (10)
Equipment Returned (3)

Total of 25 potential points awarded per judge.

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Calling all Cubs and Webelos for a Night at the Planetarium!

Campfire Star Gazing

Come to our troop meeting on March 19, 2014 for a night full of fun!

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Whitacre Farm 2014

Have you ever shot a shotgun or rifle? Our troop had plenty of chances to during the weekend of February 22 – 23, 2014. We left from the church that Saturday morning, and when we arrived at the farm around lunch time, we set up camp and ate lunch. Afterwards, we went target shooting for the rest of the afternoon until we had to cook dinner. Mr. Kirk Whitacre prepared delicious steaks and chicken for us, while we prepared the side dishes. After dinner, we made a campfire and sat around it until it died out. We then went to bed. When we woke up the next morning, we prepared breakfast, did more shooting, and packed up to go home around noon. We all had fun that weekend and want to do it again.

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Scout Sunday 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014 was Scout Sunday. We ushered at both of Latham UMC’s church services that morning and updated the church on what our church did the past year. Mr. Chris Whitacre received an award at the second service for outstanding leadership and service.

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February 2014 TLT

On February 9, 2014, our troop held its semi-annual troop leadership training at Latham United Methodist Church. It started at 7:30 am and went to 8:00 pm. Three scouts served as cooks for the day and we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there. It was a fun-filled day, with many leadership activities and team-building competitions.

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USS Yorktown 2014

USS Yorktown

USS Yorktown

Raising the flag over Fort Sumter

Raising the flag over Fort Sumter

The troop traveled to Charleston, SC to stay overnight on the USS Yorktown, a WWII aircraft carrier, on January 18, 2014. Our trip included going to Fort Sumter, where the Civil war began. While we were at the fort, we were able to raise the American flag. The trip was a great time and ended on January 20, 2014. Here are some photo highlights of the trip.

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AT Hike 2012

Objective: Enjoy a 5 day hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT), covering at least 30 miles. Plan is to hike South from Fontana Dam to the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC)

Itinerary:

SAT, 9 June, 2012 (Day 1):

  • 0830 Depart vic HSV
  • 0900 Rrendevous at the Gurley Piggly Wiggly. (Wade/Hawrych join and ride with someone)
  • 1000 Rendevous with Mr. Wade Sr. in South Pittsburg; continue to the NOC.
  • Route on Google Maps here: http://g.co/maps/3gpt5 .
  • 1345 (ET) Arrive N.O.C. and leave car(s), continue to Fontana Dam,
  • Route on Google Maps here: http://g.co/maps/2rwa8 .
  • 1415 Arrive Fontana Dam. Park Cars; Hike to Fontana Dam Shelter. Approx 1.1 miles

SUN, 10 June, 2012 (Day 2): Hike from Fontana Dam shelter to Cable Gap Shelter. Approx 6.8 miles

MON, 11 June, 2012 (Day 3): Hike from Cable Gap Shelter to Brown Fork Shelter. Approx 6.1 Miles

TUE, 12 June, 2012 (Day 4): Hike From Brown Fork Shelter to Sassafras Shelter. Approx 9.1 miles

WED, 13 June, 2012 (Day 5):

  • Hike from Sassafras Shelter to NOC. Approx 6.9 miles
  • 1400 Arrive NOC. Shower, eat?
  • 1530 Depart for Fontanna for vehicles
  • 1600 Arrive Fontanna

Attendees:

  1. Mr. Rice
  2. Sam R.
  3. Mr. Rogers
  4. Logan R.
  5. Ms. Mindy Rogers
  6. Mr. Wade (Jr.)
  7. Mr. Wade (Sr.)
  8. Roman H.
  9. Mr. Gipner
  10. Asher G.
  11. Thomas G.

Links to other info:

http://www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/

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