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Camping and Hiking Trips

There is a monthly camping or hiking trip, rain or shine. Activities are tailored to the skill level of the individual scout. For example, the entire troop will go to the Appalachian Trail, but the new scouts will take a less aggressive trail to the same destination as the older group. Responsibilities for cooking, setting up camp, and other activities are designated in order to fulfill rank advancement requirements for each scout.

More information on camping trips

Board of Review

A Board of Review is the final step of rank advancement and is the recorded date of achievement. Board of Reviews are conducted three times per year, and follow the Scoutmaster's Conference.

Court of Honor

The Court of Honor is a ceremony for recognizing the Scouts' advancement activities. The Troop holds two ceremonies each year -- one in December just before the Christmas break, and one in May at the end of the school year.

Committee Meetings

The Troop Committee meets twice a year and ad hoc to undertake long range planning, develop adult leaders, and to set the schedule for the following years activities.

Exploring Engineer Academy

Exploring Engineer Academy is an annual program for rising 10th - 12th graders, sponsored by the Learning for Life Division of the Atlanta Area Council and the Georgia Engineering Foundation. Students can explore engineering as a career by engaging in hands on activities. Engineer Academy focuses on important skills needed for success in engineering such as problem solving, design and analysis, team building, communication, and project management. The result is a program that helps the students gain practical knowledge and experience that may lead to an engineering career.

The 2008 program will be held at Georgia Tech on June 1-6, 2008. The deadline for registration is April 11, 2008. Total cost is $600. For further information and an application form, click here.

Future Scouting Events

Merit Badge Work

Summer Camp 2008

  • Rainey June 8th through 14th, 2008
  • Woodruff, July 6th through 12th, 2008


Philmont Scout Ranch is a national camping area, owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Philmont is large, comprising 137,493 acres or about 215 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rockies. 32 staffed camps and 50 unstaffed camps are operated by the ranch. Philmont has high mountains which dominate rough terrain with an elevation ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.

Supertroop 197 has a Crew Reservation for July 2008. We will be at the Double H High Adventure Base in July. To learn more about the Philmont, follow this link.