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Welcome to TROOP 280's WebSite!!
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, June 27,"A SCOUT IS KIND "

Posted on Jun 25 2017 - 12:23am

We will conduct Swim Tests for CAMP OLD INDIAN
Wear swimsuit and bring towels.
Doing this Tuesday keeps us from having to do swim tests the Sunday we arrive at camp.
TUBING TRIP IS ON!!!!!!!  Family is invited and we will also have a couple from other troops. All participants must be at least 42 inches tall.
Meet at Charlean's house 7:45 am Friday morning, June 30. Wear Class A for traveling. Total Cost: $15 tubing, $10 lunch on river, $5 camping (troop covering food at camp) =Total $30 (cash if paid on Friday)
Print out waiver and permission form,have parent sign, and bring with you.
This trip meets requirement for CampingMerit Badge for 4 hour float trip!
You will need: clothes to wear tubing that you don''t mind getting wet, sunblock, water bottle, $10 cash for lunch on river (make sure you can secure it in some way while tubing), water shoes (they do not recommend flip-flops).
For camping: tent/hammock/tarp, personal gear. We will have 4 Scout tents to use if needed. We are going minimal gear, which means no trailer....packing light!!
Schedule: Leave 8 am and arrive around 10.
-Set up camp if available early.
-Get on river to tube at 11am.
-Stop midway to eat at restaurant on river bank.
-Continue tubing.
-Arrive back at camp & finish set up if needed.
-Cook hot dogs and eat.
-Rise up Saturday and break camp.
-Eat Bagel breakfast.
-Return home hopefully by 12 noon.

Tuesday, June 20," A SCOUT is KIND"

Posted on Jun 18 2017 - 1:13am

*Regular troop meeting working on requirements. Final plans on tubing trip, June 30-July 1! A couple of scouts need to select summer camp activities and get them registered or lose options. We picked up 50 more camp cards... let me know if you want to sell them Saturday, June 24 at White Jones 24 store.

Tuesday, June 13," A SCOUT is KIND"

Posted on Jun 10 2017 - 9:47pm

*Regular troop meeting working on requirements. 

** Bring Scout Handbooks and get them caught up with sign-offs, camping logs, hiking logs and service projects.


Posted on May 27 2017 - 8:15pm

Tuesday, May 30, 7:00pm
Great Opportunity! Troop 215 has graciously opened their doors for area troops to come and get free physicals on this night. Therefore, we are not meeting at New Hope, but instead will meet at the Life Center of First Presbyterian Church at 7:00. The address is 302 West Whitner St. in Anderson (it is the left side, gym area, of the main church building across the road from where Troop 215 meets in their huts). They have got a medical team coming from the Clemson area to perform physicals for troops at no cost to you!!
**First, you will need a permission form to allow the physicals to be done. I have attached one that you can print off, have parents sign and then bring with you. If you cannot print it out, just hand copy it and have parents sign it. Be sure to bring it with you as they will not do the physical without it!!
**Second, you will need all three medical forms (A,B, & C). A & B is to be filled out by parents and includes immunization record which may be attached if you already have a copy of them. C form is what the medical team will complete and sign (you can complete the top of it). They may want to take a look at A & B before doing the physical, so be sure to bring all of them. I have attached these in a pdf file that can be typed into if you want to. If doing this, type all info in, then print it out to bring with you to the Life Center.
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR FREE PHYSICALS and REMEMBER: do NOT go to New Hope for a meeting.....we will be at First Pres Life Center this TUESDAY!!

Tuesday, May 16, "A Scout is COURTEOUS "

Posted on May 14 2017 - 2:08am

*Camp Old Indian cost of $270 is due by this Friday, May 19 in the council office. Those who have sold enough camp cards are ok. Those who have not need to have payment Tuesday if you want to avoid the $30 late fee. Those who have not chosen their camp schedule need to do so as soon as possible. Also, don't forget that everyone will need the Medical forms filled out and turned in and the C form will require a doctor's authorization. May 30, we will be going to Troop 215 at 8:00pm for free camp physicals...will check to see how many they can accommodate. **CAMPING this weekend is a GO! The primitive area at Oconee State Park is booked, but we found another at a place called Mile Creek County Park Near Six Mile. It is small, so if you have a hammock that will save some space...weather is supposed to be nice. We will be close to lake so fishing will be available (bring your own gear) and there are other possibilities in the area(waterfalls, sliding rocks, swimming maybe) so bring swimsuits and towels. We will plan meals Tuesday with Jackson and Michael cooking three meals on Saturday for their first class rank. Jaylon and Jeremiah J still need to make grocery list, shop and list prices if we can arrange that Thursday evening. **Congratulations to Aidan for being elected for the OA.

Tuesday, May 9, "A Scout is COURTEOUS "

Posted on May 7 2017 - 1:33am

*Camp Old Indian cost of $270 is due by May 19 in the council office. Cards/ money are due Tuesday, May 9. Scouts that have earned that total in sales will avoid the late fee of $30. So time is short. I will have account reports ready to share with each scout Tuesday so you will know what is owed still. Also, don't forget that everyone will need the Medical forms filled out and turned in and the C form will require a doctor's authorization. 
**Exporee for May 19-21has been canceled. Scouts needs decide where they want to camp for May. Be ready to discuss  Tuesday after OA election!
***May 9 is  OA elections. The chapter election team will be at the meeting. We need everyone to be there and be on time! Please try to get there by 6:45 and be in good uniform!
****We have scheduled May 7to sell camp cards for the last time before payment is due. Please let Roxanna or Charlean know if you want to sell then.

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