October 15-17 Troop 1
headed to Louisville for the
KY State Jamboree.
A new KY state record
was set with over 12,000 Scouts attending.
arrived late Friday night and set up camp. Saturday morning we enjoyed
ceremonies with scouts from 5 states.
Some came from as
far away as Texas.
At the opening ceremony we saw
helicopter and too
many other things to list. Then it was off to explore what the
jamboree had to offer. Most of the scouts headed straight for Merit
Badge Alley to
take advantage of the many
merit badge classes
that were offered. Here's a list of just some of the other activities
that were offered: Astronomy, Blacksmith demonstrations, Geocaching, Caber
Toss, Carpentry, Cave Simulator, Climbing Walls, Disaster Drills, Dutch Oven
Demos, First Aid, Finger Printing, Orienteering, Patch Trading, Rope
Making, Reenactors - Blue and gray all over again, Scoutmasters Challenge,
Semaphore, Shooting Sports, 3 on 3 basketball, Tomahawk Throwing, Sit in a
real Black Hawk Helicopter, See vintage military vehicles (Kilroy
Division)..... and much more. Saturday night we enjoyed the closing
included Hot Air
Balloons, a slideshow of the days events, prize give-a-ways, musical
entertainment, speeches from famous people and ended with an awesome
Sunday we packed up and came home. (pictures
September 17-19 We
went to Mammoth Cave for an
overnight Canoe/Zip-Line trip.
Friday night we camped at Cave City, KY. Saturday morning we went on a
zip-line through the hills. The
longest line was about 300 yards.
The kids (and adults) had a blast zipping from
one tree to another at speeds up to 35mph! Saturday
at noon we headed out on a canoe trip down
the Green River. We canoed about 12
miles and then camped
on the bank of the river. Sunday morning
we finished our 19
mile canoe adventure and headed home.
18 - July 2
Two full crews of 12 headed out
Philmont, the Boy
Scouts of America's
Premier High Adventure Base,
which encompasses more than
214 square miles of
New Mexico wilderness
12 day long
(More Details and pictures soon)
was our week long Summer Camp
at Camp Roy C. Manchester
on beautiful Kentucky Lake.
Congratulations to the 30+ scouts
that attended and Thank You
to the many adults that came down to help out and enjoy the fun!
We had the largest
over 200 merit badges
were earned! Troop 1 took 1st place
in the Troop Swim, 2nd place
in the Troop Shoot, 3rd place
in the Troop Volleyball Tournament,
1st place in the Scoutmaster Shoot,
and (in keeping with Troop 1
tradition) we marched our way to
flags with our drums and campaign
hats each day.
GREAT JOB EVERYONE!
We headed to Goreville, Illinois and camped at
Fern Clyffe State Park. We rode
18 miles on the
Tunnel Hill Bike Trail
ended at a massive 100ft. waterfall.
April 16-17 was the
1 Yard Sale fundraiser.
The Scouts brought lots of stuff to sell and camped out on the church
playground. When all was said and done,
we had raised over $1800.00. Half of the
proceeds went to the troop. The other half went to the Scouts that
helped work the yard sale in the form of "Scout
Bucks" which they can use to pay for
April 18 was the
bike ride. Troop 1 met at Bike World and
biked the 11 mile Dogwood Trail with other
members of the community. It was announced that this year was
the best turn-out for the event ever.
at Stewart Nelson Park in Paducah.
Troop 1 was the anchor troop
for the event and several scouts
appeared on the nightly news. We
built a 100+ ft. rope bridge
which was a hit with all the Cub Scouts.
5th Annual Indian Mounds District Pinewood Derby
was hosted by Troop 1
on March 27 in the Dillard's Court at Ky. Oaks Mall. Close to
One Hundred Cub Scouts
registered and participated in the race. We had about 10 boys set up
and run the race. We gave every Cub Scout that participated a trophy
and a custom 2010 DPWD 'Hosted by Troop1' patch.
was March 19th to the 21st. We had 8 teams who participated in the
Pathfinder Event and 12 Scouts signed up for the introduction course.
Congratulations to Mr. Kiser and Adam for
winning 1st place in the adult division!
And Congratulations to Mr. Snyder, Dakota, Allan, and Travis for winning
2nd place in the cobbler competition.
Remember there were nearly 20 cobblers
in the competition!
participated in the
EEI Merit Badge Day
on February 27th and
for the second year
in a row
won the "Troop Spirit Award".
was January 31st at Grace Episcopal. The troop made a good showing
with all scouts and leaders wearing
uniforms. Several scouts participated in the service. Afterward Troop 1
hosted a reception and a display to commemorate the troop's history and
upcoming 100th anniversary.
Troop 1 had three patrols participate in
the Klondike Derby
at Camp Roy C. Manchester on January 16. The Ravens won 2nd Place overall out of 21
patrols. Each patrol won first in at least one event. We had 19 scouts, 2
Webeloes and 10 adults.