All day affair leaving at 8:00 AM returning at 10:00 PM. We will
have training at the 12/14 Troop Meeting following the Youth Protection
December 3-5 USS Yorktown
Over 100 Scouts,
cubs, and adults travelled to Charleston, South Carolina to sleep on
the ship and learn about naval life and history.
October 22-23 Virginia Creeper Trail
Camping and Biking
Scouts and Adults travelled to southwest Virgina to take on the famous
Devil's Gut Canoe Campout
Scouts and Adults returned for the popular canoe trip trough the swamps
of eastern North Carolina. Looks like a super weekend.
August 27-29 Water Park and Camping
This event drew well over 100 scouts, cubs,
and adults to the
Kerr Lake for zip lines, rope bridges, canoes, sailboats, water slides,
and even power boat tubing. The camping is primitive and the
location is priceless. Check out the pictures....
July 26 - August 4 BSA National Scout Jamboree
Our scouts travelled to the 2010 BSA National Scout Jamboree as part of
Tuscarora Troop 1733, created just for the Jamboree. We were
joined in camp by scouts from Saudia Arabia. Not only was this
the 100th anniversary of scouting in America, it is the last Jamboree
to be held at Fort A.P. Hill Army Base in Virginia.
July 27 Jordan Lake Sailboat Outing
It started out as a sailing merit badge outing, but was then
opened to the entire troop. Ten scouts and 15 parents and family
members were there. We had 4 Sunfish, another sailing rig, and
Jim’s Zodiac. The temperatures were soaring in the high 90’s, but
we had shade and 8-12 MPH winds, great winds for getting started with
June 18-20 Father's
Point This campout focused on
advancement toward Tenderfoot, Second Class, & 1st Class rank.
May 29-31 Hot Springs
Camp and French Broad River Rafting
April 30 - May 2 Mawat District Camporee
Trooop 451 turned out for the district camporee at
beautiful Camp Tuscarora. Scouts enjoyed activities while 451
adult leaders ran the shooting ranges including cub scout archery and
bb gun, and boy scout archery, rifle, shotgun, and
slingshot. The day concluded with the lakeside program and
Order of the Arrow inductions. A good time was had by all.
March 19-21 Bentonville Civil War
This was a huge weekend with some 5,000
reenactors and spectators. Troop 451 scouts camped at nearby
bicyled to the main events.
March 13 Eagle Ceremony
Will Etheridge becomes the 123rd scout to earn Eagle from Troop
451. For his eagle project, Will directed a program to plant 9
redbud trees at Lakeview, Solite, and Hillside parks in Durham.
Congratulations to Will !
group of scouts and troop guides camped in the woods and worked on rank
advancement skills such as cooking, knot tying, and orienteering.
Feb 26-28 Raven Knob Shooting Sports
149 Boy Scouts, Webelos, parents, siblings, and
adult Scouters camped at Camp Raven Knob during the weekend
of February 26-28, 2010.
Activities included: archery, BB guns,
bicycling, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, climbing and
rappelling, slingshots, 2 telescopes for looking at the moon, a
hiking tour of Troop 451's favorite summer camp, and a Saturday
night campfire/cracker barrel, featuring no less than
10 different kinds of Dutch-oven cobblers, cakes, and pies
inspired by Mike Millward (Assistant Scoutmaster for the 2010 New Scout
Cub Scouts earned 37 belt loops, and 7 Boy
Scouts earned the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge. We
fired: 1,200 rounds of .22 rifle ammunition, 500 shotgun shells,
and an untold number of arrows and sling shot. Who
can guess the total length of rope we climbed? The tower is 40
Temperatures at night were in the lower
20's with wind gusts of 20 MPH, and highs in the 40's on
Saturday. Fortunately, we experienced no rain. A few
snow flakes fell on Sunday morning during the Cub's Sunday
breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, sausage, and egg burritos.
The contingent returned safely on
Sunday with all 2,980 fingers and toes, and 298 eyes.
Special thanks to Bob Rosell and Greg
Bower who served on the cook team and fed all of us. Also,
special thanks to Beth Stockstill and Adele Hite who pealed 30
pounds of potatoes and 10 pounds of carrots on Saturday.
But most importantly, we owe much of our
gratitude to Ellison Jones who worked constantly behind the
scenes, above and beyond the call of duty, to make sure all
of us were comfortable. Our MVP award for this weekend goes to
Feb 14 Scout Sunday
Boy Scouts from Troop 451 joined Cub Scouts from Pack 451 and Girl
Scout Troops 1152 adn 1279 in a large celebration of the 100th year of
Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Jan 29-31 Snow Ski Trip
21 scouts and adults travelled to West Virginia for
skiing at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Weather was superb with cold
temperatures and steady snowfall. A special thanks to people of
the town of Marlinton for allowing us to stay in their municipal
building. Scouts cooked two dinners and one breakfast
outdoors. Skiing conditions were excellent and all scouts put in
a full day on the mountain.
Jan 23 Pack 451 Pinewood Derby
Our scouts provided support for the big event and our future scouts.
Jan 15-17 Winter Backpacker
Friday evening we camped along the Tyre River near Montebello and
for a nice evening of sleeping with river sounds.Saturday
little beagles met us and hiked up
the mountain with us.There was some
snow on the trail at lower elevations and it increased in depth as we
the mountain.We walked in wet snow that
was over a foot deep as we neared the top of the mountain.Everyone arrived at the shelter around 2
PM.We set up tents and collected
firewood for a warm fire.After warming
up, numerous boots and socks were dried.Diner
chicken.Ellison prepared the dessert of
peach cobbler that was cooked in a Dutch oven.Around
rain.We broke camp around 9:00 AM and
hiked down another side of the mountain walking through wet deep snow.After a mile of hiking on the AT, we detoured
down a wilderness road for a walk down the mountain without snow.Jim met us on the road and we all piled
the bus to dry out.However, while Jim
was turning around, we became stuck in a parking lot consisting of mud
slush.Fortunately, he put on chains on
the tires and we were able to move to solid ground for reloading and
departure.We returned to Durham in
the late afternoon
and we all satisfied with a weekend of adventure and fun in the
around Priest Mountain.
January 9-10 Indoor Climbing at the
This will be a lock-in that starts around 9:45 PM Saturday
night. The event is also open to Fourth and Fifth Grade Webelos.