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Troop 451

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North Carolina

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Regular Meetings Square Knots
Location and Time
Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Calhoon Cabin at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham. 

Parents and adult volunteers meet to organize troop business on the first Tuesday of each month.  Brendan Turner is the committee chair.

Scouts, parents, and adults meet on all other Tuesdays.  Scouts work on advancement skills and event and trip organizing.  Parents are needed for boards of reviews.

Summer Schedule
Meetings are held less regularly due to scout and family travel plans, see the calendar dates below.  The summer troop meeting uniform is the Class B.  However, Scouts sitting for a board of review must wear the Class A. 

Local Calendars
Durham Public SchoolsDurham AcademyDuke School For ChildrenCamelot AcademyChapel Hill - Carborro SchoolsTriangle Day SchoolTrinity SchoolOcconeechee Council Training

2014 Schedule Square Knots

March 1

Council Recognition Banquet

March 4
Troop Committee Meeting - Camp Durant Shooting Sports Range Officers please attend.

March 8
Due to rain, mud, and flood.  New time To Be Determined.

Troop Guide Training Program session, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

These training sessions are for scouts who are interested in becoming Troop Guides.
You need to eat breakfast before arriving.  We will provide food for you to prepare your lunch as a patrol(s).  Each session will cover different requirements from Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.  Please take time to brush up on the requirements you have already learned.  Class A uniform is not required, but your scout book is.

March 10
Pack 451 - Cub Scout Crossover into Boy Scouts
Welcome to the troop !

March 14 - 16

OA Spring Pow-wow

Early Inductions

March 14 - 16

Camp Raven Knob Shooting Sports Weekend

March 21 - 23
Spring Ski Trip
Snowshoe West Virginia.  Meet at the Church at 10:00 am.

April 4-6 Scout Advancement Campout and Parent Orientation
This is an advancement campout for any new scouts who have joined the troop, and for any other scouts who want to work on advancement.   We will also have a Parent Orientation session in the morning, starting about 10:00 am, for any troop parents, new or not-new, who want to join us.  Plan on learning more about how Troop 451 works and how you can find a spot to jump in, and then have lunch with us.   We will need a few adults to camp with us, too -- contact Mike Millward.

April 5
Westminster Presbyterian Church Community Workday

April 5
NCSU Merit Badge College

April 18
Mardi Gras Bowling Event
Holy rollers.

April 25-27
Order of the Arrow Conclave

May 2-4
Spring Scout Camporee
At Camp Durant

May 16 - 18

Order of the Arrow Spring Inductions

May 16 - 18
Mandatory Philmont Crew Warmup Hike
If you are going to Philmont you need to attend this event.  Time to get trail ready !

May 18
Annual Swimming Test @ Woodcroft Club
Scouts need to renew their swimming certification annually to participate in most water events.  New scouts also can qualify for the swimming merit badge.  This will be on Sunday Morning at the club; however, OA scouts may arrive back by 11:30 to complete their certification.   The only alternative is to take the swim test paperwork to a willing swim instructor or life guard on your own. 

May 23 - 26

White Water Rafting, Hot Springs, NC
Memorial Day Weekend on the French Broad River.  This is on of the most popular trips of the year.   Bennett King is coordinating. 

May 30- June 1
Four State Hiking Challenge on the Appalachian Trail
This event is for older scouts willing and capable of hiking 44 miles in 24 hours.   Conor MacDougall is coordinating.

June 3
Last regular Committee meeting before summer

June 6-8

US White Water Center @ Charlotte      
Riley Gibson coordinating

June 10

Last Day of Traditional School

June 13

Last Day of Year Round School

June 17
Last regular troop meeting before summer schedule.

June 15 - 21

Eagle Scout Sailing Adventure to Bald Head Island
Mike preps bus for summer trips during this event

June 22 - 28
Summer Camp, Tuscarora
Twin Axle trailer available for this event.   Upon return trailer to shop for tune up for Alaska road trip.

June 27 - July 15

Philmont Trip

The pinnacle event for many scouts. 

July 18 - August 18

The big summer trip. 
Ride the bus to the arctic ocean and back.

July 22
Mid Summer Troop Meeting

July 27 - August 2

Summer Camp, Camp Raven Knob

August 5

Resume Troop Committee Meetings
August 12
Pool Party at Woodcroft, 1-8 pm.

be there or be square
August 19
Late Summer Troop Meeting

August 22-24
Kerr Lake Water Park

August 26
Last Summer troop meeting
Wear your class B one more time.

2015  Square Knots
July ? - July 19
We needs scouts to sign up.  We can take up to 24 (two crews).  That means 18-20 scouts and 4-6 adults.  Our next trip will not be until 2018 most probably.  To go in 2015, you must have completed the 8th grade by June of 2015.  If we want to hold two crews when we sign up, we must have 4 adults and 10 scouts.  Philmont will want a $100.00 non refundable deposit at that time.  It is transferable though.   I have not received notice as to when they want this $1400.00, but I assume it will be February/March 2014 time frame.  They will want the rest of the fee ($750.00)  in chunks of $375.00 in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

July 2015
European Trip
Troop will be going to Europe in late July 2015.  Scouts will have to make a decision if they want to go to Philmont or Europe.  We can consider scouts from outside of the Troop if we know them. 

Aug 3-8 100th anniversary National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University

2016 Square Knots

Sea Base Scuba Diving

Alaska !

2017 Square Knots

Florida Keys Scuba and Sailing Trip.
One month total trip !

2018 Square Knots

European Jamboree and England Tour


2019 Square Knots

World Jamboree at Summit West Virginia

Staff opportunities for adults.  Limited BSA youth can attend.