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 2010 Events & Photos

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December 18
Caving trip to Crossroads Cave.

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 video showing.

December 3-5
USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier

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 Creeper trail.

September 11-12
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 shores of 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 sailboats.

July 25 - July 31
Summer Camp Raven Knob
The best camp ever.  This camp is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains just west of Mount Airy.  
Check out the camp here.   
Click here for Troop 451 Camp Raven Knob Info

June 27 - July 3
Summer Camp Tuscarora
A large coningent spent a week at this very popular camp just 50 miles east of Raleigh.   Check out the camp here.
Click here for Troop 451 Tuscarora Info

June 18-20
Father's Day Weekend Advancement Campout at Vista 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 Battlefield

This was a huge weekend with some 5,000 reenactors and spectators.  Troop 451 scouts camped at nearby Tuscarora and 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 !

March 12-13
Dale's Field Advancement Campout

A small 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 Weekend

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 Program).
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 feet? 
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 Ellison Jones.

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 scouting at 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

Twelve Scouts and Scouters hiked the Priest Mountain in Virginia for the annual Freeze-O-Ree.  On Friday evening we camped along the Tyre River near Montebello and settled in for a nice evening of sleeping with river sounds.  Saturday was perfect day for hiking and the walk had many scenic views of the neigh by valleys.  Two cute 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 moved up 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 was cooked in the fire and it consisted of potatoes and chicken.  Ellison prepared the dessert of peach cobbler that was cooked in a Dutch oven.  Around 2:00 AM, sleet began to fall and that changed over to a steady 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 into the bus to dry out.  However, while Jim was turning around, we became stuck in a parking lot consisting of mud and 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 wilderness around Priest Mountain.

January 9-10
Indoor Climbing at the Vertical Edge
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.