Troop 1 Scouts
rang the bell for the Salvation Army
Monday, December 3 and
Tuesday, December 11
at the Super Wal-Mart by the mall.
Congratulations to all scouts who earned rank advancements and merit badges
Court of Honor
held November 26.
attended the campout at Giant City
during the weekend of November 17. Everyone worked on their Nature
attended Merit Badge day
at Murray State University on
Saturday, November 3.
and Jonathon Jones
were awarded the rank of Eagle during a ceremony at Grace Episcopal church
on October 28th. 11 other Eagle scouts were in attendance along with
the members of Troop 1 and many guests.
13 scouts and
four leaders camped out for one night at Camp Roy C. Manchester. The
won the orienteering course
competition set up by Dr. Baker.
Six scouts completed a conservation project by clearing the Nature Center
area of a fallen tree and other debris.
A number of
scouts and leaders helped give out water to runners in the
Bar-B-Q on the River Festival 5-K Run
on Saturday, September 29. Scouts also helped in clean up. Each
scout earned 2 service hours for advancement.
and 5 leaders attended the camping
trip to Mammoth Cave.
Everyone went on the 4 hour Grand Tour of the cave. Lunch was served
in the Snowball Room about 260 feet below the surface. The weather was
great above and below the surface!
had a good time at the Miners baseball
game in August. No foul balls
were caught -- although several came very close. It was t-shirt night,
so everyone came home with a yellow Miners t-shirt. After the game, we
camped out at Fern Cliff State park. A number of the younger scouts
fixed a great breakfast on Sunday morning.
We had 11
Troop 1 members make the White Water
Rafting trip in July to the Ocoee in
East Tennessee. It was another exciting time and everyone came back in one
attended Summer Camp
in June. All 18 scouts made a lot of progress towards ranks and
earned many merit badges. The troop also put on one of the best campfire
skits on Friday night. Nace K won first place in rifle competition.
Computer records will be updated so that scouts can complete partial merit
badges. Rifle, Communications, both Citizenships and Personal Fitness
have some follow up. Mr. Kiser wanted to thank all the parents for
allowing their boys to go and providing "Cracker Barrel" for us. He also
wanted to thank all the adults who stayed at camp last week-- Dave
Stricklin, Dave Perry, Carl Baker, Bill Flarsheim, Danny Middleton and Jerry
Kight. Special thanks to Jerry and Danny for being there all week and Bill
Flarsheim for being there most of the week!
Six scouts and
Mr. Kiser successfully completed their Ordeal Weekend in early June.
All are the newest members of the
Order of the Arrow from Troop 1.
Bryan Stigall and Jim Hank, Jr. made Eagle on Sunday,
at Grace Episcopal church.
one of our adult leaders, appeared on the front page of the May 7th edition
of the Paducah Sun.
and four leaders participated in 20 mile bike ride at Tunnel Hill on April
28th. We then participated in a Southern Illinois District Camporee
that was being held at Fern Cliff State park that evening.
were eligible for election to the Order of the Arrow. Election was
held on April 17th. Tap outs for those elected will occur sometime before summer camp.
Troop 1 won
the drawing for the GPS device at the District Camporee. We also came
in second in the cobbler competition. 15 scouts attended.
Weather was perfect!
fielded two sleds at the Klondike Derby. Each team brought home a
Troop 1 also won second place
in the chili cook-off.