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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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** NOTE: Troop members - if you have questions about our new website please see 'Website FAQ' or contact our webmaster. You should have received your new username and password via the email you have registered with our troop. Please check your SPAM or Trash folder if this email is not in your inbox. If you have concerns / issues / ideas to improve the site please contact the webmaster (webmaster @ troop525 dot org).

Aquatics Outing

Posted by kwest on Jul 22 2018 - 4:52pm

Registration is open for the August Aquatics Outing.  Please register here.

Date: August 24-26, 2018
Place: Scoutland on Lake Lanier, 3685 Looper Lake Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506

We'll meet as usual at 5:00pm on Friday in class A uniforms, and depart at 5:30.
More details to follow.

Light Up the Corners - Service Hours Opportunity

Posted by kwest on Jul 22 2018 - 8:11am

Please come out and assist with the Light Up the Corners race on Saturday, August 11.  There are many opportunities if you need individual hours, but the items below are the ones that we are requesting scout help with:

   - Race Bag Stuffers (2pm - 6pm in the YMCA Senior Center)
   - Event Set Up (2pm - 7pm)
   - Cone Set Up (7pm - 8:30pm)
   - Neighborhood Entrance Cheer Zones (8:30pm - 9:45pm)
   - Wooden bridge on East Jones Bridge to keep runners off the bridge and on the road (8:30pm - 9:45pm)

Please sign up on Troop 525 website and also on the Light Up the Corners Volunteer SignUpGenius.

For cheer zones and wooden bridge:
   - Attire is Class A.  Please represent Scout Troop 525 in a positive way.  Cheer for runners.
   - Bring:  water, mosquito spray, bright flashlights

Please contact Jennifer Bonacci (jkbonacci@bellsouth.net) if you have any questions.

Summer Break is Coming to an End

Posted by kwest on Jul 21 2018 - 6:57pm

I hope everyone enjoyed their summer break! 

We will be resuming normal troop meetings in August.  Please note the next two meetings on the calendar:

August 6, 7:30 pm
Greenbar (First class and above, no uniforms)
Troop Committee Meeting

August 13, 7:30 pm
Troop meeting (All scouts, class A uniforms)

Seabase 2019

Posted by kwest on Jul 17 2018 - 1:27pm

Troop 525 will be sending three crews to Seabase Out Island Adventure next year (tentatively late May/early June).  There are currently five remaining slots.  Two of them need to be adult leaders; the other three can be leaders or youth.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Robert Gates.

If you are already signed up to go to Seabase in 2019, please plan on attending a planning meeting on August 13

All leaders will need to be registered with the troop, have an updated BSA Medical form parts ABC, be current in updated YPT training, take the Wilderness First Aid training (WFA), and have current CPR certification.  Also, all participants will need to be able to pass the standard BSA swim test and be certified as a swimmer.  It is recommended that you take the Fall WFA course, as the Spring course is popular and may fill up.

Click here for more information on Seabase Out Island Adventure.

Troop Workday

Posted by kwest on Jul 16 2018 - 5:01pm

Scouts and adults needed on Saturday to clean up our outdoor area in preparation for the new scout year.

Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 9am - noon
Place: SUMC Parking Lot

If anyone can bring a chainsaw or weedwhacker, please do.

Please sign up so that we know who's coming.

Merit Badge University - October 13, 2018

Posted by kwest on Jul 16 2018 - 4:47pm

A great opportunity to earn a merit badge!

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 7:45am - 1:00 pm
Place: The Gymnasium, building S2, at Kennesaw State University - Marietta Campus (formerly Southern Poly)

Click here for registration, a list of offered merit badges, and additional information.
Registration begins August 1.  Register early!

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