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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.

Tuesday September 27 "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 10:25pm

Tuesday, September 27 "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"
Regular Meeting: Scouts should be working on all First Class and below skills, including First Aid (found on trails), knot tying, fire building, and lashing. Not only can these help the younger scouts with rank, but it will help us get ready for the Backpacking trip in October.
Clemson MBU:5 ended up going...it was a good day.
Special thanks to White Jones Hardware Hwy 24, Roxanna and Jeremiah G for manning the popcorn sale on Saturday....they did a great job bringing in $195 in popcorn sales and $83in donations. We have sold ALL the beef sticks and do plan on getting more. AWESOME!!   If anyone has popcorn orders for white cheddar, kettle corn, premium caramel, or caramel corn let me know and we can use the popcorn we have to go ahead and get it to them.
Coming up:
*TBA - more popcorn booths and possible car wash
*Fall Camporee - Backpacking Fish Hatchery down to Burrell's Ford with events on trail and camping half-way in....$12..Sat/Sun October 22-23 Go ahead and bring money so I can sign you up to go.
*Table Rock - Sat/Sun November 12-13
*Road Clean-up - December 10 followed by possible reward trip to Sky Zone
*Court of Honor - December 13

Tuesday September 20 "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"

Posted on Sep 18 2016 - 2:11am

Tuesday, September 20 "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"
Regular Meeting: Scouts should be working on all First Class and below skills, including First Aid (found on trails), knot tying, fire building, and lashing. Not only can these help the younger scouts with rank, but it will help us get ready for the Backpacking trip in October.
Clemson MBU:Septmeber 24 Scouts going to Merit Badge University in Clemson (Jackson, Isaac, Nick, Jaylon, Skoot, Michael, and Patrick)need to bring in their $10, permission form, and Clemson release form(These are attached to 9/13 meeting post.)
Special thanks to White Jones Hardware Hwy 24, Roxanna, Aidan, Jeremiah G, Michael for manning the popcorn/beef stick sale on Saturday....they did a great job bringing in $135!in popcorn sales, $38 in Beef Sticks and $38 in donations. We have sold ALL the beef sticks and do plan on getting more. AWESOME!!   If anyone has popcorn orders for white cheddar, kettle corn, premium caramel, or caramel corn let me know and we can use the popcorn we have to go ahead and get it to them.
Coming up:
*TBA - more popcorn booths and possible car wash
*Clemson MBU - Saturday, September 24 - signed up are Jackson, Isaac, Nick, Jaylon, Skoot, Michael, Patrick($10 EACH)
*Fall Camporee - Backpacking Fish Hatchery down to Burrell's Ford with events on trail and camping half-way in....$12..Sat/Sun October 22-23
*Table Rock - Sat/Sun November 12-13
*Road Clean-up - December 10 followed by possible reward trip to Sky Zone
*Court of Honor - December 13

Tuesday, September 13 "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"

Posted on Sep 11 2016 - 12:52am

Tuesday, September 13  "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"
Regular Meeting: Scouts should be working on all First Class and below skills, including First Aid (found on trails), knot tying, fire building, and lashing. Not only can these help the younger scouts with rank, but it will help us get ready for the Backpacking trip in October.
Clemson MBU:Septmeber 24 Scouts going to Merit Badge University in Clemson (Jacob, Jackson, Nick, Jaylon, Skoot, Aidan, Michael, Patrick, and Shaun) need to bring in their $10, permission form, and Clemson release form(These are attached.)
Special thanks to White Jones Hardware Hwy 24, Roxanna, Aidan, Jeremiah G, Michael and Charlean for manning the popcorn/beef stick sale on Saturday....they did a great job bringing in $150 in popcorn sales, $119 in Beef Sticks and $103 in donations. AWESOME!!  We owe $1180 on the popcorn of which we have sold $590, so we are exactly halfway to what we owe. Any more we sell will be our profit. The beef sticks are selling great but do affect the popcorn sales. However, they will help us make the payment on the popcorn. We buy it up front and make around $55 a case (144 sticks) If anyone has popcorn orders for white cheddar, kettle corn, premium caramel, or caramel corn let me know and we can use the popcorn we have to go ahead and get it to them.
Coming up:
*TBA - more popcorn booths and possible car wash
*OA Fall Fellowship @ Camp Old Indian - September 16-18....let me know if you are in OA and plan to go...$35..
*Clemson MBU - Saturday, September 24 - signed up are Jacob, Jackson, Nick, Jaylon, Skoot, Aidan, Michael, Patrick, and Shaun ($10 EACH)
*Fall Camporee - Backpacking Fish Hatchery down to Burrell's Ford with events on trail and camping half-way in....$12..Sat/Sun October 22-23
*Table Rock - Sat/Sun November 12-13
*Road Clean-up - December 10 followed by possible reward trip to Sky Zone
*Court of Honor - December 13

Tuesday, September 6 "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"

Posted on Sep 4 2016 - 1:43am

Tuesday, September 6  "A SCOUT IS THRIFTY"
COURT OF HONOR - Awards and recognitions will be given out and lite refreshments will follow. Wear Class A's and Merit Badge sashes along with red neckerchiefs=please wear green pants if possible or solid blue jeans. BRING a finger food and a drink to share.
Special thanks to White Jones Hardwary Hwy 24, Roxanna, Jaylon, Skoot (Jeremiah J) and Jeremiah G for manning the popcorn sale on Saturday....they did a super job bringing in $415 in popcorn sales and $107 in donations. AWESOME!!  We have $1300 to go to sell all the popcorn! Don't forget to be taking orders from friends and family also.
Coming up:
*TBA - more popcorn booths and possible car wash
*OA Fall Fellowship @ Camp Old Indian - September 16-18....let me know if you are in OA and plan to go...$35..
*Clemson MBU - Saturday, September 24 - signed up are Jacob, Jackson, Nick, Jaylon, Skoot, Aidan, Michael, Patrick, and Shaun ($10 EACH)
*Fall Camporee - Backpacking Fish Hatchery down to Burrell's Ford with events on trail and camping half-way in....$12..Sat/Sun October 22-23
*Table Rock - Sat/Sun November 12-13
*Road Clean-up - December 10 followed by possible reward trip to Sky Zone
*Court of Honor - December 13

Tuesday, August 23 "A SCOUT IS CHEERFUL"

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 8:18am

Tuesday, August 23 "A SCOUT IS CHEERFUL"
*Ok, I jumped the gun...last week, I told the scouts to be ready to elect a new leaders this Tuesday and be prepared with options for the annual planning. I got a week ahead. IF they want to go ahead and do it this week, then we will....it will be up to them. We also have to make sure we are prepared for camping this weekend at Sadlers Creek area 5. Cost will be $15 per person. If scouts have a friend they want to invite that is interested in joining, they will need to pay $10. It would be good if they could also be at the meeting Tuesday. A Permission Form is attached with details in both Word and pdf form. (Please click Read More below)

Tuesday, August 16 "A SCOUT IS CHEERFUL"

Posted on Aug 13 2016 - 9:55pm

Tuesday, August 16  "A SCOUT IS CHEERFUL"
Regular Meeting. Several scouts need Board of Review, so I need some adults to come and stay if possible.
New Scouts still need to SHOW they can do the timber hitch, clove hitch, square lashing, shear lashing, diagonal lashing and make a useful camp gadget using them.
All need to do missing requirements on merit badges if you want them to be presented at the next court of honor.
Coming up:
August 26-28 - Campout at Sadler's Creek = could have some area Webelos joining us; strong possibility of doing a conservation project at the park for Camping MB.
August 30 - Annual Planning and New Troop Leader Elections
September 6 - Cout of Honor

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