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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).

Woodruff Departure - Sunday Jan 10th @ 8am

Posted by robertgates on Jun 8 2018 - 9:38am

Be at Pinckneyville Parking lot by 8:00 am, fed, dressed in Class A uniform and ready to go.

 ALL BOY SCOUT AND ADULT LEADER PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE!

Medical Form Update Required for both camps

Posted by robertgates on Jun 8 2018 - 9:37am
ALL of the below listed forms are REQUIRED for your son to attend camp this summer: 
 
1. Medical Form A 
2. Medical Form B (two different pages - we need both)
3. Medical Form C - signed by a doctor
4. last tetanus shot date or vaccine form from the doctor
5. A copy of the front and back of the insurance card 
 
Give Lisa three (3) copies of each of the above per person.  One goes to camp and two stay in the master file. 
Please don't email the forms.  Ensure they are completely filled out and signed.  At the camps they go over every single one and the Troop can't check in until all are validated as complete.
 
Bring them to the Swim Check this Saturday or drop them off at Lisa Whitlaw's house.

FOR WOODRUFF - All Scouts & Adults attending will need current parts A / B / C with a date AFTER 6/17/2017
 
FOR SKYMONT - All Scouts attending will need current parts A / B / C with a date AFTER 7/15/2017
 
If you have questions please email Lisa Whitlaw via lwhitlaw@yahoo.com and she will assist
 
This is the link for the medical form (*you need to make 3 copies of packet)
 
For Philmont the A / B / C are the same but for reference there is a High Adventure risk advisory:  
 
T525 Summer Camp Forms & Information/ Packing list are here: https://www.troop525.org/node/1124
 
There is NO flexibility.  Without an updated medical form that individual doesn't leave the parking lot with the Troop. Camp will turn them back and not allow them to even check in.
 

 

Philmont Trek – UPDATE

Posted by robertgates on Jun 8 2018 - 9:37am
Philmont Trek – UPDATE (now known as The Colorado adventure)
 
As some of you may be aware, due to the Ute Park fire in New Mexico, Philmont has cancelled all treks through mid-July.  This did impact our 2018 expedition that was scheduled to leave on 6/10 with arrival in Philmont on 6/12.  The advisors were notified on Monday 6/4 of the cancellation

Summer Camp Swim Check - REQUIRED FOR BOTH CAMPS

Posted by pfarley on Jun 5 2018 - 9:27am

Please plan to attend the swim check Saturday June 9th.  It is a pretty quick process, we will start at 11am.  All Adults and Boys Scouts at camp in the water on on a boat have to complete it either before camp (20 minutes) or at camp (2 hours).

Pre-camp Meeting for Woodruff Campers

Posted by kwest on May 31 2018 - 4:02pm

If your son will be attending camp at Woodruff this summer, then please attend the pre-camp meeting 6:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 5 at the Simpsonwood UMC parking lot.

Here is a link to what we will be covering during the meeting.

Camp shirts will be passed out during this meeting.

If you have not already turned these in, please make sure you bring them:
   - Medical Forms A, B, and C (for all scouts and adults)
   - Rafting Release Form (for any scouts or adults who will be rafting)
   - Tentmate Selections - All tents will have two scouts each.  The leaders will pair up any remaining scouts on 6/6/2018.

A couple of other things to attend to:
   - You should have received an e-mail for your son's merit badge classes.  Please have a look.  Some classes (such as shooting sports) require prep-work prior to camp.
   - Swim checks are required for any water activities.  We will be having swim checks on June 2 and June 9 starting at 11 am at Peachtree Swim and Racquet Club.  Please sign up on the website.

For more information about camping at WSR, check here.

See you next Tuesday!

Memorial Day observance

Posted by robertgates on May 25 2018 - 10:59pm

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.  The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, will be held on May 28, 2018. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.

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