Sunday, January 15, 2012

Compass Course 4 - Last bearing

Ridem cowboy!

Compass Hike 4 Shiloh

UDC monument

Scoutmaster Cooke

NationL cemetery

More river. It's big!!

Exploring "the cave".

Barge traffic.

Tennessee river.

Pittsburgh Landing.



Scouts approach the Indian mounds high up on the banks of the
Tennessee River. Lunch soon!

The "bloody pond".

Troop 1 cannon brigade.

Hi Mom!!

Troop 1

Climbing "cannonball mountain".

Troop 1

Everybody gets along at Troop#1!!


Patrol kitchen


Saturday, January 14, 2012


Temp. Is dropping. Nice fire after supper.

Supper time!

Andy cooks pork roast for the big boys.

Many tents .

45 scouts take up a lot of space.

We are here!

Troop 1 begins to set up camp.

On our way!

Scouts enjoy "space balls" on the bus. 45 scouts and 8 scoutmasters.

scouts ready for battle

New senior patrol leader Gus Carroll conducting roll

Troop 1 bus and gear wagon

Preparing to leave for shiloh

Mr cook takes role

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Doug gets star rank

First Class Scout

First class rank awarded in the best troop under the sun

First class today, eagle scout tomorrow.


Another first class future leader from troop 1

No more tenderfoot here

Another sharp looking hat for a new first class scout

The traditional first class hat awarded to all first class ranks at Troop 1

1 of the few, the prowd, the first class scouts awarded night

First class honors awarded

Court of honor

Senior patrol leader jr conducts court of honor ceremony

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Forestry Day at Hood Scout Reservation

Forestry Day at Hood Scout Reservation


'Who: Buy Scouts, Webelos, Scuuters VVhat: Forestry Day at Hood Scout Reservation When: Saturday, February 11, 2012; 8:30 am until 4 pm Where: Hood Scout Reservation Objective: Boy Scouts earn Forestry Merit Badge; Webelos earn Forester Activity Badge Cost: $10.00 per participant. Includes Lunch, Event patch, Program materials

The Andrew Jackson Council Activities committee has approved a new activity for Scouts and Wehelos at Hood Scout Reservation. Forestry Day will provide a great outdoor experience for Scouts, Webelos, and Scouters to learn about Forestry from experts of the Mississippi Forestry Commission and spend a day andior the weekend at Hood Scout Reservation. Units may campout during this weekend. A camp use permit will be required for units planning to campout on Friday and/or Saturday night.

Scouts and Webelos are encouraged to participate in Forestry Day as an opportunity to learn about the outdoors, participate in hands-on activities such as What Is F0restry?, Tree Identification, Tree Planting, and complete requirements to earn badges.

Please visit the Andrew Jackson Council website, ww.bsa~jacks.0rg to register and pay the activity fee of $10.00 per person. If you are unable to register online, enclosed is a registration form for your unit. Please complete the form, enclose the appropriate fees and submit to the council service center by no later than Monday, February 6, 2012.

We believe that this will be an outstanding activity for our Scouts, Webelos, and Scouters. We look forward to seeing you and your Scouts at Forestry Day at Hood Scout Reservation on Saturday, February 12, 2012.
If you have any questions and/or need any additional information; please contact Mike Tischer at the Council Service Center at 601-948-6111.
Yours in Scouting,
Council Activities Chairman
Preparing Young People For Life

2012 Forestry Day at Hood Scout Reservation
Saturday, February 11, 2012
9:00 am-4:00 pm
(Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Registration fee is $10.00 per person. Piease list all participants, Scouts and Leaders

Troop/Pack Number Total Registered at $10.00 per person

(All fees are due by Monday, February 6, 2012. Fee includes lunch, patch, event insurance, and program materials. Due to the number ofpmficzjprmts, we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins.)

2013 National Jamboree

T0: Andrew Jackson Council Scouts, Scouters, and Parents
From: Dr. Steve Zachow, Council National Jamboree Chairman
Subject: 2013 National Jamboree information
Date: January 2, 2012

The 2013 National Jamboree will be held about 18 months from now, July 15-24, 2013. Every day we receive exciting news about all of the great things that are planned for this once in a lifetime event. This janlboree will be very special as it will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, the newest high adventure base of the Boy Scouts of America and permanent site of the National Jamboree.

The National Jamboree is 2 unique experience that supplies a lifetime of memories, friendships, and experiences that only Scouting provides. Everything that is Scouting is represented at the National Jamboree. We want to invite you to participate in the largest Scouting event in the history of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Andrew Jackson Council has been allocated two troops and two Venture patrols for the 2013 National Jamboree. Each troop will consist of 36 Scouts and 4 Scouters. Venture Patrols will consist of 8 crew members and 2 Crew advisors.

The Council National Jamboree Committee has selected two outstanding Scoutmasters to lead our two National Jamboree Troops. They are Mr. Andy Talley, Scoutmaster of Troop 8, and Mr. Chris Gibbs, Troop Committee Chairman of Troop I64. These Scouters have recruited excellent Assistant Scoutmasters and are really excited about this National Jamboree. We will be selecting the Venture Crew leaders in the near future.

Age requirements to attend the Jamboree are as follows:

0 12 years old by the July 15, 2013 0 11 year old that has graduated from the grade by July 15, 2013 0 Not reached age 18 by July 24, 2013

The total fee for the 2013 National Jamboree is $1,800.00 per participant. This includes the National Jamboree fee, food, transportation, lodging, and scheduled activities. The fee does not include personal items and spending money.

Applications for the Jamboree must be submitted online at \v.;'nb.0:. Anyone interested must visit the website and apply. Applications are being received daily and our allocation is limited. So sign up today and get ready to Go Big. Get Wild. Once you have applied, your application will be sent to the Council for approval. Your approval will be sent to you by email.

Below is a payment schedule for the Jamboree Contingent participants. Once your application is approved, a $300.00 deposit must be submitted to register you with the

contingent. Then the following monthly payment schedule may be used.
Registration = application and $300.00 deposit

February 2012 $100.00 September 2012 $100.00 March 2012 $100.00 October 2012 $100.00 April 2012 $100.00 November 2012 $100.00 May 2012 $100.00 December 2012 $100.00 June 2012 $100.00 January 2013 $100.00 July 2012 $100.00 February 2013 $150.00 August 2012 $100.00 March 2013 $150.00

Each participant must be current on their Jamboree payments as scheduled payments must be made to the National Council. Anyone registering in January 2012 will be current when they pay the $300.00 deposit. Anyone registering after January 2012 will need to pay the $300.00 deposit and the total amount due at the time of registration per the above schedule.

We hope that you will attend the 2013 National Jamboree which will be the inaugural event at The Summit. It will be fantastic.

If you have any questions and/or need any additional information; please contact Mike Tischer, National Jamboree Staff Adviser at the Council Service Center at 601-948-6111. Or 601-596-3875. See you at the Summit for the 2013 National Jamboree.