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Troop 280 is an Anderson, SC troop chartered by New Hope United Methodist Church.
If you are in the area looking for a troop to join, then come on over and check us out!
We meet in the fellowship hall of the church at 233 New Hope Road each Tuesday from 7:00 -8:30 PM.

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Tuesday - September 1 - A SCOUT is THRIFTY

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 1:37am

Tuesday - September 1
*OA members who want to attend the Fall Fellowship need to have $25 registration in to Council by noon Tuesday to avoid a $10 late fee. Right now, Glenn, Charlean, Cody and Shaun are planning to go. I will be sending paid registrations Monday, 8/31. If any others want me to send in theirs, let me know by Sunday night.
*Last call for finishing up ranks and merit badges before out next Court of Honor, which will be next week, Sept.8.
*Congrats to new SPL Nick, ASPL Cody, Lightning PL Aidan, Flaming Arrow PL Owen, Quartermaster Cody, Chaplain's Aide Aidan, and Bugler Shaun. We still need to assign other positions, so let us know if you are interested in any of the following: Scribe, Historian, Librarian, Instructor, Troop Guide...
*Coming soon:
Court of HOnor-Sept 8;
OA Fall Fellowship- Sept 18-20;
Clemson MBU-Sept 26 (Have you signed up??? Have you paid your $10???)  and
POPCORN BOOTH SALES throughout Sept./Oct

**Tuesday night scouts need to complete Annual Planning and Budget Review so we can have calendar ready for Court of Honor. So think about the trips you want to take and be ready to present them for a vote.
Parents also need to sign up for finger foods/drinks for Court of Honor next week.

Tuesday- August 25 - A SCOUT is CHEERFUL

Posted on Aug 29 2015 - 10:04am

Meeting - Tuesday, August 25
1-Meeting Tuesday, need all scouts to attend for elections for leadership. Scouts on campout last weekend will also need to unpack trailer and set up tents to dry out.Cycling trip WILL be rescheduled WHEN weather is cooler....possibly on a Saturday in the fall... keep riding at home to keep up stamina!
2-Court of Honor will be Sept 8.
3 - MBU - it's not too late to sign up for Clemson's merit badge university. Just see Charlean. It will be Saturday, September 26.

Tuesday - August 18 - A SCOUT is CHEERFUL!

Posted on Aug 16 2015 - 12:54am

Tuesday - August 18 - A SCOUT is CHEERFUL!
THANK YOU to those who came to Joe's service Saturday!!
You did me proud and the family was truly touched.
1-Meeting Tuesday, scouts will figure out meals for Camp Arrowhead and get out what is needed for outing to Camp Arrowhead and have it ready to load into trailer.
  Cy
cling trip WILL be rescheduled WHEN weather is cooler....possibly on a Saturday in the fall... keep riding at home to keep up stamina!
2-August Outing will be a trip to Camp Arrowhead on Lake Secession, August 21 - 23. THAT IS THIS WEEKEND! So far, my grandson Michael is the only Webelos that is coming. Pack 184 from Gethsemane (Starr) has been invited, but they are not meeting until Tuesday, so hopefully they will let me know if any of them can make it. Pack 280 has a Committee meeting Tuesday night (so I might be a little late getting to meeting) and we might get some of them to come (hoping).Right now, though, it is just the one. We are renting 4 canoes from Camp Old Indian along with life jackets and paddles. Angie will be picking them up on Friday morning. If anyone has their own kayak or canoe, feel free to bring it too. There will also be swimming and fishing available. Families invited, but need to know who all is coming to plan meals.Projected cost $25 per scout to cover meals and canoe rentals, $10 per family member, prospective scouts free...Will need to work on menus and duty rosters and need commitments on who is coming. Permission Form is attached.

3-Court of Honor will be Sept 8.
4-Clemson MBU signups - classes are going quickly - need to know who wants to go and what class you want to take (choice 1, 2, and 3): List is posted below with classes that are still available. The date is September 26. Text me your choices as soon as you can. Cost is $10 per scout (Fees include 2 slices of Papa John's pizza, chips, a Coke product, and an event patch.)
Pay close attention to Seats available (as of 8/15/15)
Currently, 5 scouts have signed up: Jacob-Traffic Safety, Cody-Photography,  Isaac-TrafficSafety, Aidan Meeks- Communications and Shaun - Plant Science

Tuesday - August 11 -A Scout is CHEERFUL

Posted on Aug 16 2015 - 12:54am

Tuesday - August 11 - A SCOUT is CHEERFUL
Coming UP: Sometime in August - Troop Elections and Annual Planning
1-Meeting Tuesday, scouts will figure out meals for Camp Arrowhead and then work on missing requirements that can be done at meeting (some need knowledge work for Cycling MB, two need requirements in First Aid, etc. Cy
cling trip WILL be rescheduled WHEN weather is cooler....possibly on a Saturday in the fall... keep riding at home to keep up stamina!
I will try to have printouts for what is needed for next rank at the meeting. We will be scheduling a Court of Honor soon.

2-August Outing will be a trip to Camp Arrowhead on Lake Secession, August 21 - 23. We are inviting Webelos 2 scouts to come join us with their families. We are renting 4 canoes from Camp Old Indian along with life jackets and paddles. If anyone has their own kayak or canoe, feel free to bring it too. There will also be swimming and fishing available. Families invited, but need to know who all is coming to plan meals.Projected cost $25 per scout to cover meals and canoe rentals, $10 per family member...Will need to work on menus and duty rosters and need commitments on who is coming. Permission Form is attached.
3-Clemson MBU signups - classes are going quickly - need to know who wants to go and what class you want to take (choice 1, 2, and 3): List is posted below with classes that are still available. The date is September 26. Text me your choices as soon as you can. Cost is $10 per scout (Fees include 2 slices of Papa John's pizza, chips, a Coke product, and an event patch.)
Pay close attention to Seats available (as of 8/1/15)Three new classes have been added: Energy, Forestry, and Signs, Signals,& Codes.
Currently, 4 scouts have signed up: Jacob-Traffic Safety, Cody-Photography,  Isaac-TrafficSafety and Shaun - Plant Science

Tuesday - August 4 -A Scout is CHEERFUL

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 12:48am

Tuesday - August 4 -A SCOUT is CHEERFUL
Coming UP: Sometime in August - Troop Elections and Annual Planning
1-Cycling trip WILL be rescheduled....discussed Tuesday night
2-August Outing will be a trip to Camp Arrowhead on Lake Secession, August 21 - 23. We are inviting Webelos 2 scouts to come join us with their families. We are renting 4 canoes from Camp Old Indian along with life jackets and paddles. If anyone has their own kayak or canoe, feel free to bring it too. There will also be swimming and fishing available. Families invited, but need to know who all is coming to plan meals.Projected cost $25 per scout to cover meals and canoe rentals, $10 per family member...Will need to work on menus and duty rosters and need commitments on who is coming. Permission Form is attached.
3-Clemson MBU signups - classes are going quickly - need to know who wants to go and what class you want to take (choice 1, 2, and 3): List is posted below with classes that are still available. The date is September 26. Text me your choices as soon as you can. Cost is $10 per scout (Fees include 2 slices of Papa John's pizza, a Coke product, and an event patch.)
Pay close attention to Seats available (as of 8/1/15)Three new classes have been added: Energy, Forestry, and Signs, Signals,& Codes.
Currently, 3 scouts have signed up: Jacob-Traffic Safety, Cody-Photography, and Isaac-TrafficSafety

Tuesday - July 28 - A SCOUT is OBEDIENT

Posted on Jul 26 2015 - 10:38pm
Meeting for Tuesday, July 28, is CANCELLED! We will resume meetings on Tuesday, August4.
Coming UP: Sometime in August - Troop Elections and Annual Planning
1-Cycling trip on Friday, July 31. Group Text will go out Thursday, so be ready to respond.
2-August Outing will be a trip to Camp Arrowhead on Lake Secession, August 21 - 23. We are inviting Webelos 2 scouts to come join us with their families. We are renting 4 canoes from Camp Old Indian along with life jackets and paddles. If anyone has their own kayak or canoe, feel free to bring it too. There will also be swimming and fishing available. Families invited, but need to know who all is coming to plan meals.Projected cost $25 per scout to cover meals and canoe rentals, $10 per family member.
3-Clemson MBU signups - classes are going quickly - need to know who wants to go and what class you want to take (choice 1, 2, and 3): List is posted below with several already full. The date is September 26. Text me your choices as soon as you can. Cost is $10 per scout (Fees include 2 slices of Papa John's pizza, a Coke product, and an event patch.)
Pay close attention to Seats available (as of 7/26/15)
Merit Badge Prerequisites Min. Age Max in Class Seats Available
American Business Req's #3b and #5 cannot be completed at the CU MBU 12 20 17
Architecture   12 20 11
Art Will earn Scuplture MB as well 10 20 0
Chemistry   14 15 6
Citizenship in the Nation*   10 40 10
Citizenship in the World*   10 40 0
Communications*   10 20 0
Crime Prevention Req #4b and #6; Will earn Fingerprinting MB also 10 20 8
Dentistry   12 10 3
Electronics   10 20 0
Engineering   12 20 0
Fire Safety   10 20 15
First Aid*   10 40 4
Geology   12 20 17
Landscape Architecture   10 20 3
Medicine Scouts should bring proof for Req #10 to event 12 20 18
Music Must bring musical instrument 12 20 9
Photography Will need a camera at the event 10 20 11
Plant Science   12 20 19
Search and Rescue   12 20 0
Sustainability* Req 2 part "Stuff", bring 2 week log to the event 12 20 0
Traffic Safety   12 20 16



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