2017 March Campout
March 24-26, 2017 - Camp Barstow
The troop will be camping at Camp Barstow near Columbia, SC this month. The theme is Wilderness Survival skills and for our new scouts recently crossed over from the Pack, they will be working on new scout skills. Registration has now closed.
Florida Sea Base
This summer the troop is heading to Florida Sea Base. Our plans continue to evolve. Please revisit this article for the latest updates.
The Troop's Travel Plan Overview is now available. This is a straight forward one page overview of our travel plans this July and August.
If you have any questions, please contact our Sea Base Advisor, Sasha Timkovich.
Duke Merit Badge Weekend
On May 6th the McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville holds the Duke Merit Badge Encampment for local Boy Scouts. This is a great opportunity for your scout to earn his first merit badge in a 1-day setting. Details of the day are as follows:
* We do not camp, but show up in the morning and prepare breakfast for the whole encampment as a fundraiser for the troop.
* Breakfast will be provided at no charge to our scouts
* BBQ Lunch is OPTIONAL Cost is $3 per scout, plus $6 for lunch option
* Time: Arrive at 7 AM for breakfast, pick up scout at 3 PM.
* We will be asking for volunteers to arrive earlier to help prepare breakfast
2017 Catholic Camporee
March 31 - April 2, 2017 - Belk Scout Camp
All scouts from the troop are invited to attend the Charlotte Diocese 41st Annual Catholic Camporee. The day will be filled with activities and events across camp culminating with Sunday mass said by Bishop Jugis. If your scout is working on his Catholic Religious Emblem he will not want to miss this weekend.
Please note the price difference for scouts and adults when paying for your registration. Registration is now open.
Summer Camp - Camp Grimes
|As our scouts get ready for summer camp they must select the merit badges and programs they want to participate in this summer. The camp offers a Program Planner and each scout must use this to select their individual program.
Summer Camp Program Planner Instructions
Troop 97 Medication Slips
|Effective November, 2016, Troop 97 has a new medication policy for all camping trips and overnight events. If your scout needs medication on the trip, each bottle of medication must be submitted with a medication slip. This slip is available on the Parent Resources page of the website.|