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September Outing

What: September Horseback Outing – Trackrock Stables

When: September 8th to 10th

Where: North Georgia Mountains

Cost: $65 per scout

Sign up and come join us for a great weekend of fall camping up at Trackrock Stables where we will have a fun time camping and enjoying a trail ride on horseback up in the North Georgia mountains.    For those with football or band commitments Friday night, we are planning to have a vehicle going up Saturday morning to join in the fun!  Earn Horsemanship Merit Badge if you don’t have it!


June Whitewater Rafting

When:  June 23-25th
Departure:  6:00pm from the church
We will be rafting with Whitewater Express again, but we will be going to their Chattahoochee River Outpost in Columbus, GA./Phoenix City, AL.  This is the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! The course has been described to be “Wild as Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica.” USA Today picked the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park as one of the Top 12 man-made Adventures in the World!
The cost will be  $68 per person for youth.  This includes rafting cost , food and fuel surcharge.
Non-driving adults can go for $53 + the adult food.

Ben Harp Eagle Project

Hello scouts!
    I am Ben Harp, and I need your help for my Eagle project Saturday, June 17th, and a few people Friday the 16th.  Saturday will start at 9am and we hope to be complete early afternoon.   Friday we will start at 5pm and hope to be done by 8pm.   Food and drinks will be provided both days.

    We will be installing a sundial at Sims Lake Park, near North Gwinnett High School. we will be digging some small holes, poring some concrete, and placing bricks, so the work will be pretty simple. Anyone can help.

Hard Labor Creek Outing in May

Where:  Hard Labor Creek

When:  May 26-28

What:  We will be doing Pioneering skills (monkey bridge, tower, swing) so come to work on Pioneering MB.  Do you need Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class skills signed off, knots, lashings, etc.  Need to finish up those last requirements on Canoeing MB, we got you covered there too.  We will have a night hike and scorpion hunt, put on by Hard Labor Creek (cost $3)!

We will be doing a Flag Retirement ceremony (5 flags), This would satisfy requirement 8a for Second Class.

Need those Cooking MB requirements done, then GO CAMPING with us and complete them.  You need nights camping for Camping MB as well.

Pranav Eagle Project Work days

My name is Pranav Muthukrishnan and I am  doing my Eagle Project for the North Gwinnett Middle School. We will be constructing a Percussion Practice Station for the middle school band room.

When:   9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on 4/29/17, 5/6/17, and 5/13/17.


3180 Lake McGinnis Drive Suwanee GA 30024

Please email me at if you are able to come.

Apalachee District Day of Service

Need Service hours, or conservation hours for rank?

Even if you don’t you should give back to the community by service to our district.

Where:  Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center

When:  Saturday, May 13th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bring your own sack lunch.

Nick Watson Eagle Project

My name is Nick Watson and I am starting my Eagle Scout Project.

On February 18th  and February 19th, I am starting my Eagle Scout Project at Benton House of Sugar Hill. The address is 6009 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA 30518.
We will Handicapped Planter boxes in the outdoor atrium of the Benton House for the Residents to benefit from Garden Therapy. Garden Therapy helped in my father’s therapy after his stroke and would greatly improve the lives of the Benton House Residents.

We will be working from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on those Saturday and finishing up on Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 pm.
I will need at least 8-10 people to complete my project. On these days, I will be providing pizza and water bottles.

For safety, please bring some safety glasses, work gloves, closed toe shoes and wear some jeans as we will be dealing with hammering, drilling and some light cutting. For tools, bring any of these tools if you have them: drill, hammers, screwdriver, paintbrush, paint buckets, paint rollers, paint trays, tape measure, ruler, levels, spade, and a shovel. We most likely won’t need all of these tools, but it is better to be prepared.

Any and all questions you may have, you can contact me at or text/call me at 678-267-4511. Please notify me if you are willing to help.

Advance-A-Rama 2017

Our Advance-A-Rama

This event is sponsored by the Apalachee District of the BSA Northeast Georgia Council.  For questions relating to this event, please email our Advance-A-Rama Chairman.

The Apalachee Advance-A-Rama is an annual one day Merit Badge clinic designed to help and encourage Scout advancement. Held at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, GA, this event is typically attended by over 500 Scouts.

The Apalachee Advance-A-Rama provides an emphasis on the path to Eagle, and offers nine (9) Eagle required Merit Badges, including camping, citizenship in community/nation/world, communications, emergency preparedness, first aid, personal management, and sustainability. Additionally we will be providing a number of opportunities for adult information and training for parents and adult Scout Leaders.

This year, we are happy to offer the following new courses at AAR; Drafting, Traffic Safety, Public Speaking and the new BSA merit badge Moviemaking, which replaces the old Cinematography merit badge.

Registration Fees

Registration is $10.00 per Scout, whether taking a full day class or a half-day class.  This fee will increase to $15 on February 5th, 2017.

The following fees will automatically be added to your cart when you register for any of the following classes:  Electronics ($20 for electronics kit) and Robotics ($40 for robotics kit).


Signed blue card(s) must be presented for EVERY merit badge class attending. Each Scout should get one form their Scoutmaster prior to attending.  No blue card … no class.


Pizzas can be pre-ordered for $10.00 each.   Choices are cheese and pepperoni.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am    Arrival/Check-in begins
8:40 am to 8:50 am   Opening ceremony
9:00 am to 11:55 am   Merit badge classes – Morning session
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm   Lunch in cafeteria
12:45 pm to 3:00 pm   Merit badge class – Afternoon session
3:00 pm   Merit badge classes dismissed, classrooms are cleaned and restored to original order.  Scouts return to the cafeteria to depart

March Mammoth Cave Kentucky

Recommended Travel Plans:

Leave Friday Evening – 6:00 pm

Stay overnight at Church along the way (need to identify church and make arrangements for one night)

Leave Church early enough on Saturday to arrive at Mammoth Cave National Park by 8:00 am

Total Distance:  360 miles (one way); 720 miles (round trip)

Travel Time: 5 hr 30 minutes

Need to plan for meals/stops on the trip to/from Mammoth Caves National Park

Drop Gear at Camp Site (first come first serve this time of the year – 4 Group Sites – need to call park to see if they will make an exception for this due to the distance we will be traveling)

Camping fees:  $2.10 per person

Spend Saturday and Sunday morning in Mammoth Caves National Park.  You can / will need to register and pay for any cave tours directly on the Mammoth Cave website.  You are not required to take a paid tour as there are lots of activities that are free of charge you can participate in; however, all scouts are required to attend the Saturday evening campfire.

Break Camp and Depart Mammoth Cave National Park by 10:00 am, Sunday morning

Arrive back at Church by 4:00 pm

Park Hours:  8:00am to 6:00pm

Paid Tours Available During Planned Outing (Reservations Highly Recommended)


Summer Camp 2017

Our week at Summer Camp this year is July 16th – 22nd

The cost for camp is $265 per Scout.The payment schedule is as follows:
-February 6th Troop meeting: $90
-April 10th Troop meeting: $90
-June 5th Troop meeting: $85

Scouts going to camp must be paid in full by the June 5th Troop meeting. Some merit badge classes have additional fees. Go to the forms page to pull the CRM class schedule and select your classes once it’s available. Email the Scoutmaster with your class choices by March 13th.  Online payment is available.  If you have any questions, please see the Scoutmaster.


High Adventure Fees – Additional fees apply. See the course catalog for specific fees.

Merit Badges Fees – Scouts should bring the proper amount of spending money for items marked “trading post purchase” in the Course Catalog for various kits or items in the Camp Trading Post. These items are not prepaid or pre-purchased through the camping office. See the Course Catalog for details.

The following courses have minimal additional fees which must be paid in addition to your registration fee for summer camp.
Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, Metalwork, Electronics, Fly Fishing, Chemistry, Composite Materials, Welding, COPE, Climbing, Gold Rush, Bartram’s Surprise, Whitewater K.R. and Epic Adventure.

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