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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, March 3 "A SCOUT is HELPFUL"

Posted on Mar 1 2015 - 12:33am

Tuesday, March 3
Webelos2 scouts from Pack 365 PLAN to visit us this Tuesday night.
SPL needs to have activities scouts can lead for these potential members. 
If possible, get there early to make sure you are ready for them.
Keep in mind the weather might not cooperate enough to be outside.
Troop scouts need to work together and exhibit a united front and show these scouts a great time!!
Some scouts still need to pay for registration($25), MBU($10), Greenville Warriors ($11) and if planning to go to Camp OLd Indian in July ($50 deposit). Please do so as soon as possible.
Lost Sea Caverns is March 7-8 ( this Saturday and Sunday) with a cost of  $35 per person (right now we have 15 going) plus supper and breakfast fast food on the road. I NEED ALL CAVE MONEY TUESDAY NIGHT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH IN THE BANK FOR THE PAYMENT TO COME OUT....PLEASE PAY BY THEN! Also, print and sign permission forms and bring them if possible. Make sure you bring a good flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries and drinking water! This cave is not lighted and has no running water. You will also need a change of clothing and a plastic bag to put muddy clothing in. 

Tuesday=February 24 "A Scout is LOYAL"

Posted on Feb 21 2015 - 11:35pm

Tuesday, February 17
2-4 Webelos2 scouts from Pack 365 PLAN to visit us this Tuesday night.
SPL needs to have activities scouts can lead for these potential members.
If possible, get there early to make sure you are ready for them....I will be doing an FOS presentation at 
Pack 280 at their Blue and Gold so I will get here as quick as I can.
Since it this is a small group of Webelos, I would keep them together and rotate around. Possible activities: tent pitching, first aid, fire building, knot tying, compass reading, and physical fitness ..
Keep in mind the weather might not cooperate enough to be outside.
Troop scouts need to work together and exhibit a united front and show these scouts a great time!!
Some scouts still need to pay for registration($25), MBU($10), Greenville Warriors ($11) and if planning to
go to Camp OLd Indian in July ($50 deposit). Please do so as soon as possible.
Lost Sea Caverns is March 7-8 with a cost of  $35 per person (right now we have 15 going) plus supper and breakfast fast food on the road.
Please let me know if you are planning to make this trip and whether parent will drive or not. Updated permission form is attached.
Troop Elections will also be this Tuesday, February 24.....We need all scouts present!!
Don't forget the service opportunity for getting 3 hours at the pancake breakfast Saturday, February 28, 7-10am. Meet at Applebee's at 7!!

Tuesday - February 10

Posted on Feb 9 2015 - 12:31am

Tuesday - February 10
Possible visitors including Webelos from Pack 365- no firm commitment
SPL needs to have a contingency plan in case Webelos show.
First Class requirements scouts AJ, NIck, Aidan & Marquis need: 
*6-Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of native plants found in your community.
*9a-Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
*10-Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts, or an inactive Boy Scout, about your troop's activities. Invite him to a troop outing, activity, service project or meeting. Tell him how to join, or encourage the inactive Boy Scout to become active.
*11-Describe the three things you should avoid doing related to use of the Internet. Describe a cyberbully and how you should respond to one.
CAMP OLD INDIAN DEPOSIT OF $50 IS DUE TUESDAY, FEB 10. Sorry this slipped up on me. I have to turn in deposits for each scout and leader of $50 each by Feb 15 in order to keep our site at Camp Old Indian. The week we are going is July 19-25 and total cost is $250 per scout $150 per leader, deposit will go towards the total but is non-refundable. More info can be found here.

Lost Sea Cave Trip - Date changed to March 7-8 due to Cave overload

Posted on Feb 8 2015 - 11:54pm

Lost Sea Caving Trip is planned for March 7-8. We need one adult per 5 scouts for the wild cave tour and, of course, we need enough drivers to get the whole group there. We will have to pay for a minimum of 12 at $32 each for the overnight tour to include wild caving ($384 divided evenly by the total number of participants or if we have 12 or more $32 each)  Spelunking patch is $3 each which brings the total cost to$35.  Group needs to be there by 6pm to go into cave.The cave is located at 140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874 and map directions say it will take between 3.5 to 4 hours to get there from Anderson. We need to plan enough time to stop for a fast food supper and still get there by 6. The time out the next morning is around 8am. We will eat breakfast on the road coming back. So everyone needs to bring money for both supper and breakfast. For those who will be spelunking, you will need a good flashlight/headlamp and extra clothes as you will get muddy. All will need to pack personal gear, sleeping bags, pillows, jackets, foam pads, etc. The hike into the cave will include 137 steps down so pack light! In light of all this, let me know if you are going Tuesday so I can make the reservation for that weekend. Permission form is attached.

Tuesday-February 3

Posted on Feb 1 2015 - 1:56am

Tuesday - February 3
Regular Meeting run by SPL
*Owen needs to teach AJ, Aidan, and Nick Second Class 1A(Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean) for one of his life requirements and to help them get a requirement they need.

Tuesday-January 27

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 3:22am

Tuesday-January 27
**Law Emphasis: A Scout is Trustworthy!
*Regular Troop Meeting led by SPL
*Hope everyone had a great day at MBU Greenville and enjoyed the Reptile Show. If you were given your Merit Badge Form at MBU, please make sure Charlean gets it for the advancement records.
*When can we do a Road Clean UP??? we are way behind schedule!
Coming Soon:
*$50 deposit for Camp Old Indian due Feb 10
*Scouting for Food- Feb 7 or Feb 14
*Lock-in/Scout Sunday- Feb7-8
*Anybody going to NYLT?
*Possible Caving Trip in Feb

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