Troop 772, Marietta, GA

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

8/27/2005 - Lake Allatoona Campout and Canoe Training

Scouts: Martin Kaido, Brian Corbett, Sam Gantt, Pete McKenna, Kenny Busey, Brian Flamm, Rod Shirazi, David Forman, Alex Pirtle, and Kyle Corbett
Scouters: Rick Farber, Steven Farber, David McKenna, Steve Busey, Eric Flamm, Ted Scherck and Pete Corbett

The Troop has on the calendar for the summer of 2006 to take our 50 miler trip to the Quetico Provincial Park of Canada. In preparation we have planned several weekend trip around canoe preparations and this weekend's trip was the first.

We reserved a campsite at the tip of the Allatoona Aquatics Base right on the water and the bugs were non existent! The camp was hosting a big regatta day on Saturday. The leaders-in- charge Rick Farber and son Steven started us out in the afternoon when all the regatta activities were over. We did a quick swim check and then we got the boats in the water for some basic canoe training. Steven did a great job as all made it back to shore safely regardless of the high seas on the lake from all the weekend boat traffic.

Our camp dinner for all provided by Mr. Farbar was an old fashion weenie roast and a big can of baked beans. Nobody went hungry.

We enjoyed the evening before bed watching the boat traffic at night. The evening was very warm at first and rain flies were a no no if you wanted to stay a little cool.

Sunday we all got on the water and Mr. Scherck (next summers trip leader) joined us for the day to see if anyone could keep a canoe going straight in the water. After about an hour on the water all were making their way through the water without much trouble, and before we made it back to shore it was clear we would need some more work but we had a great start to our training.

Great weather, Great fellowship, Great scouting.

Scoutmaster Corbett

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Troop 772 Scout Attends National Jamboree

Scout Brian Flamm, shown here with his father (left) and uncle (also an Eagle Scout) attended the National Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill in Caroline County, VA (south of Washington D.C.). The Atlanta Area Council contingent comprised 6 jamboree troops of 36 scouts (4 patrols of 8 and 4 youth leaders) and 4 adults. Brian served as patrol leader for the Falcon patrol in Troop 1913 (Scoutmaster Kevin Link). Preparation for the jamboree included 2 campouts and monthly meetings; one of the many highlights was the President's address at the Closing ceremony. The Atlanta contingent was sponsored by Chick-Fil-A - the Chick-Fil-A theme was visible in the scout t-shirts, patches, and the camp area gateways.