Webelos Woods Wrap

Scouts listening

BSA Scouts Troop 115 had a great and productive time at Webelos Woods this year. Webelos woods is the Suwanee River Area Council’s event to introduce Webelos to the patrol method and youth led activities. It’s also an opportunity for local troops to meet Webelos who are about to cross over to scouting.

This year’s program was different from previous years, recruiting scouts to act as patrol leaders for the Webelos dens. Kenny and Jake served as ambassadors from our troop to their Webelos patrol.

Scout, David at Webelos Woods
David makes his presentation.

The scouts were led to a number presentations from the attending units, Venturing and Order of the Arrow. Scout Troop 115 made a presentation on how to safely set fires. David did a great job as our Scout presenter and we passed out Troop 115 decals to all the visiting scouts.

Of course, if we don’t make time for fun then we aren’t doing scouting right. Somewhere in the midst of leading Webelos around Wallwood, teaching about fire safety, and cleaning up meals, all our scouts found a little time for gaga ball before the movie and desserts.

Scouts playing gaga ball
David, Kenny and Jake playing gaga ball

Get Ready for Providence Canyon

Scouts in Providence Canyon

BSA Scouts Troop 115 is headed back to Providence Canyon. If you have hiking requirements for merit badges or rank advancement, this is the place to get it. The canyon is beautiful. The camping offers wonderful wilderness views and an interesting history.

There are trails that run along the rim of the canyon and down inside the too. In our experience, usually camping in January, this camping trip is the one most likely to earn frost points (sleeping outdoors in freezing weather).

Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.

Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Guests who hike to canyons 4 and 5 may want to join the Canyon Climbers Club. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000 acre Lake Walter F. George.

https://gastateparks.org/ProvidenceCanyon

When we meet after the Winter Break, be ready to prepare meals and plan on activities for our next camping trip. We are going to have a great time. Sign up to go camping with this link today.

YIS

Christmas Tree Sales Going Strong

Our assortment of Fraser firs are selling well and we have sold out the two larger sizes of trees!

Wreath sales are also brisk. Wreaths are available with or without weatherproof bow decorations.

2019 Product Prices
SizeColorPrice
5 – 6 ft.Pink$45
6 – 7 ft.Blue$65
8 – 9 ft. Yellow SOLD OUT
9 – 10 ft.Green SOLD OUT
Wreath$25

Returning customers should present their postcard or email to receive a $5 discount on their purchase. This can be combined with an early-bird discount of $5 for purchases made by December 6.

The lot will be open every day until we sell out.

  • Weekday Hours: 5-8 PM
  • Saturday Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Sunday Hours: 12-6 PM

The lot is located at the Troop 115 Scout House, 1700 North Meridian (next to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at Lake Ella).


Your purchase helps our Scouts attend the local BSA camp, Wallwood, and funds troop camping trips and trips to BSA High Adventure Bases like SeaBase and The Bechtel Summit.

Troops 115 and 118
Troops 115 and 118 at the Christmas tree lot.

Thank You for Your Support

Christmas Tree Lot Opens on Friday, November 29

Scouts BSA Troops 115 and 118 announce the opening of the 2019 Christmas Tree Lot on Friday, November 29 at 8 AM.

Opening Day Hours are 8 AM – 8 PM

We have a wonderful assortment of Fraser firs direct from the grower in North Carolina. Wreaths are also available for sale.

Returning customers should present their postcard or email to receive a $5 discount on their purchase. This can be combined with an early-bird discount of $5 for purchases made by December 6.

2019 Product Prices
SizeColorPrice
5 – 6 ft.Pink$45
6 – 7 ft.Blue$65
8 – 9 ft. Yellow$90
9 – 10 ft.Green$120
Wreath$25

The lot will be open every day until we sell out.

  • Friday, November 29 Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Weekday Hours: 5-8 PM
  • Saturday Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Sunday Hours: 12-6 PM

The lot is located at the Troop 115 Scout House, 1700 North Meridian (next to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at Lake Ella).


Your purchase helps our Scouts attend the local BSA camp, Wallwood, and funds troop camping trips and trips to BSA High Adventure Bases like SeaBase and The Bechtel Summit.

Troops 115 and 118
Troops 115 and 118 at the Christmas tree lot.

Thank You for Your Support