Welcome to Troop 525's Website!

 Troop 525 - May 2014

Welcome to the website of Troop 525 in Peachtree Corners, GA! Chartered with eight boys in August 1984 Troop 525 is boy-led and each is required to hold leadership positions as he advances in rank. The troop meets each Monday night, while school is in session, beginning at 7:30 PM at Simpsonwood United Methodist Church (SUMC) 4500 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. This site contains information for the scouts, parents, members and volunteers of our troop. Visitors are always welcome. Come join us!

Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade can join the Boy Scouting program.  Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. For information about Cub Scouts please contact Pack 525 (pack525cubmaster @ gwinnettbsa dot org).

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Annual Troop Picture - MONDAY 4/27/2015

Posted by robertgates on Apr 22 2015 - 4:26pm

The troop will take the annual troop photo on MONDAY 4/27/2015 right at the start of the meeting.  Photo will be on the SUMC sanctuary steps.  Please be in full uniform and be on time - 7:30 pm

Fifh Annual Lock-in "Cinco de Lock In" - May 15-16

Posted by robertgates on Apr 22 2015 - 9:20am
Be part of the 5th annual lock-in Friday May 15 - Saturday May 16.  Cost is $20 per scout, which includes dinner Friday, midnight second meal, and snack breakfast on Saturday morning

Registration is open for SUMMER CAMP 2015 - 4/27/2015 DEADLINE

Posted by robertgates on Apr 22 2015 - 9:19am
Registration is open and we need deposits for SUMMER CAMP 2015 - Scout need to SIGN UP NOW - By 4/27 we are trying to finalize
For summer 2015 the troop will be attending 2 summer camps as in past years.
Scouts should start planning now on what merit badges to take, what requirements can be done prior to camp so they can complete the merit badge, what merit badges can assist in advancement, and what activities would they like to do at camp. 
Attached are the merit badge schedules from the camps.
If you have questions about merit badges, or what you should take, please see me at a meeting of give me a call.
These camps are:
  • Woodruff Scout Reservation (WSR), Blairsville, GA
    Sunday June 7, 2015 - Saturday June 13, 2015
    Woodruff is operated by the Atlanta Area Council
    Fees: $335
  • Skymont Scout Reservation (SSR), Altamont, TN
    Sunday July 5, 2015 - Saturday July 11, 2105
    Skymont is operated by the Cherokee Area Council
    Fees: $315
Woodruff – Weeklong summer camp with merit badges and other camp activities.  Planned events include an afternoon rafting trip the Nantahala or Ocoee River, flag retirement ceremony, hikes to the Davis Inn, and troop activity to the climbing wall.  New activities for 2013 at WSR include paddle boarding, Air-Soft, a New Bouldering Wall, Fly Fishing MB, additional Davis Inn programs/times, additional Friday afternoon activities, Field Archery, Movie Nites
If you are an older scout there are several high adventure options for WSR, these include:
  • C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience)
  • River Challenge, 5 days, 5 river trips - $50 additional fee
  • Adventure Zone, hiking, ropes, and rivers - $50 additional fee
WSR SIGN UP - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nfZNiMV_qAmUtRFI01JKQ6NmpQzU1D4N7SAgRMlBb_o/viewform?formkey=dFRyZjUzX0d3VGZNdkNEdEgtcU1DTWc6MQ#gid=0
Skymont – Weeklong summer camp with merit badges and other camp activities.  New for this year will be the Friday trip to Ruby Falls and Ruby Falls Zip Line tours (www.rubyfallszip.com)  Also new at Skymont this year are additional merit badges; Woodworking, Geocaching, Public Speaking, and all 3 Citizenship merit badges. 
If you are an older scout there are several high adventure options for SSR, these include:
  • C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) - $50 additional fee
  • Plateau Plunge – A week long program including climbing, horseback riding, rafting, and COPE - $110 additional 

SSR SIGN UP - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hu9SGQIxLT-ll7DEhKRlpOTdQn65YQUJoungC1S40Xw/viewform?formkey=dHd2Z21lcFdvaTNsRzI5UGpvMHZOMXc6MA#gid=0

Eagle Court of Honor - 4/19/15

Posted by robertgates on Apr 16 2015 - 11:16am

Eagle Court of Honor: Cooper and Graeme Stinson

Christ the King Lutheran Church 2:00pm 4/19

Making cobbler - Pack Arrow Point Elective night

Posted by robertgates on Apr 10 2015 - 11:23pm

The troop will be supporting the packs at SUMC during their Arrow Point elective night at the church.  We will be making cobbler.  Scouts (in Class A) available to assist need to be at the church at 6:00 pm to light the charcoal and mix the cobbler.

April outing - Watson Mill Bridge State Park - SIGN UP NOW

Posted by robertgates on Apr 3 2015 - 8:56am

April is the patrol outing month.  Also there will be a Campout for new Scouts to show them scout camping with Troop 525.  This campout is open to all scouts and patrols.   Cost is $7 per scout 

BSA Troop # 525

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