Boy Scout Info
How Do I Join?
What is Boy Scout Troop 210?
What to bring on any Day Trip
Plan for Next Meeting
What does our schedule look like?
Where and When do We Meet?
Great Photos of our Past Events
Troop 210 Historical Highlights
Really Important Information
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Itinerary for Overnight Campout
Leave KC Hall 6:00
Campground 7:00 Friday
0700 - Rise and Shine
0800 - Morning Routine
1300 – Service project
1430 – Afternoon Routine
1700 - Return to camp for Dinner
2000 – Campfire
Arrive at KC Hall or campout
0600 - Rise and Shine
0730 - Depart for church
Menu for Campout
Friday Night Dinner
Dutch Oven Chicken
(check out http://www.scouting.org/
Spatula for pancakes
Gas FOR stove
2 quart pots
More water (need 2 gpbpd)
Rake, shovel, ax
Warm Sleeping Bags for everyone
and Above Ground Fire Pit
Drinking and Washing Water
Wash Basins and Dish soap
Lanterns, Mantles, AND propane
Patrol Box and kitchen setup
Tents and Ground plastic
Tarps, Tarp rope, and poles
WHAT WE DID FORGET
Stuff Jeff has left at home over a lifetime of fishing,
camping, and canoeing trips but the only way you’ll learn is to do without 'cause you'll forgot, too. (some gear duplicated from camping list):
Canoe Trip Stuff:
Canoe, paddles, lifejacket
Sponge or good baler
Regular Camping Stuff
Sunglasses and Sunblock
Change of clothes in water bag
SPOT with extra batteries
Camera and film or disc
Thermos with coffee
Coffee, Filters, Dripper,
Finger heaters and gloves
Cold Weather gear
Knives, leatherman, fillet, etc.
Gloves, hat, scarves
Utensils, Mess Kit, Dish soap
Gas stove, fuel and filters
Shovel, rake, broom
tinder, dry kindling
First Aid kid including
medications and lip balm
Butter, syrup, salt, pepper
Toilet kit including
handcleaner, toothpaste, toothbrush, and towel.
Fishing Trip Stuff
Heavy Duty foil
River maps, White River book
ALL Tackle, Flies, lead, indicators, etc.
Line, leaders, Spinners, Powerbait, redworms
Waders and boots
Cooler for fish
Congratulations to Joshua Heathcock, our newest Eagle
Scout! Information on his Court of Honor will be forthcoming.
that I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Ed Moody, another Troop
210 Eagle Scout from back in the 1970.
Troop 210 Eagles Honor Roll:
2008 - Kane
2002 - A. J. McGuigan
1994 – Justin Cochran
Carl Davis, Charles
1985 – Cory Smith
1978 – Russell Conatser, Kevin Wills
1974 – Kevin Cook
1973 – Richard Millsap
1970 – David Dare, Richard Cook, James O’Donnell
1969 – Tom Cook,
Headed out onto the Ozark
Highlands Trail at White Rock January 7, 2012
Lunch on the Ozark Highlands
Trail at White Rock January 7, 2012
Carbo-loading for a Work Day at
Trail's Peak at Camp Orr, May 28, 2011
Trail's Peak at Camp Orr -
our own personal campsite Camp Orr, May 28, 2011
Troop 210's Resurgence! Welcome to "The Rat Pack".
Rogers Scout Reservation, April 30, 2011
Mountain Biking at Lock and
Dam Park. Safety equipment is hanging on the tree just behind
the photographer since they were taking a break.
Piney Creek Valley Overlook,
35°33'N 93° 8'W
Long Pool Falls (minus
Fresh Trout on a freezing cold night in the woods!
Memorial Day, 2011
Numerous internet sites present the basics of
Flag Etiquette. Refer to
http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Flag_Ceremonies for excellent
resources for your organization. Among the more important
guidelines to remember include:
REPLACE WORN OUT FLAGS!
Place it to the right of the speaker or staging
area or sanctuary.
The flag should never be dipped to any PERSON
The flag should not be used as "wearing
apparel, bedding, or drapery" - that's what BUNTING is for!
The flag should be flown from the top of the
pole UNLESS DIRECTED BY THE PRESIDENT, the Governor of YOUR state, or
the Mayor of Washington, DC.
The flag should not touch anything below it.
If it touches the ground or other object move the flag - DON'T burn it!
The flag should be illuminated if displayed at
night and should only be flown in fair weather.
The flag of the United States of America is
saluted AS IT IS HOISTED AND LOWERED OUT-OF-DOORS or when paraded in
front of your position. When indoors, assume the position of
"ATTENTION". The salute is held until the flag is unsnapped from
the halyard (rope for you landlubbers) or through the last note of
music, whichever is the longest. THERE IS NO SHAME ASSOCIATED WITH
SALUTING THE NATIONAL ENSIGN!
Latest and Greatest Troop 210 Event Highlights
Our latest foray into a Severe Thunderstorm Warning
(and a hike on the Ouachita Trail):
Summer Camp at Camp Orr on the Buffalo River near
Mt Magazine - the Highest Point in Arkansas!
What in the world do you do in a Snow Cave in Arkansas? I mean,
besides not get COMFORTABLE.
And for you Southern Scouts - the photo on the right is of our KLONDIKE
New Scouts Jeremy and David promise to live up to the Ideals of the
Scout Oath and Law
Troop 210 is the 1st Unit in Westark Area Council to
use the Satellite-based SPOT tracking and 911 system! With this
system in use we can send messages from anywhere in the world, even if
we DON'T know where we are, to important people back home. We can
also upload position updates every 10 minutes, if we want you to know
where we are! To become registered as an "Interested Party"
contact a Scoutmaster! In the meantime you can see where we were
last at when we remembered good batteries by copying this hyperlink into
your internet browser:
Troop 210’s Oldest Living Eagle Scout Tom Cook
Reviews points of the Scout Law with Troop 210’s
Newest Tenderfoot, Zach Phillips at our November COH
Christopher in Shock from sawing his arm off.
Note: feet raised,
covered to keep warm,
spurting blood has been stopped by Taylor
Be careful not to cut your finger, the power cord
Or the table you’re cutting on. Not that I’ve ever
done any of that.
Note the proper use of most safety equipment.
Note that the power cord has been severed.
How Do I Join?
Call any one of our leaders, or
Contact any of our members, or
Come to any of our meetings.
Our Leaders are:
Jeff Priore - 970-8068
Art Heathcock - 967-3141
Ryan Linebarger – 857-1429
Billy Rice – 880-1965
Mark Fusaro -
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What is Boy Scout Troop 210?
Boy Scout Troop 210 is chartered by the Boy Scouts of America to the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Men's Fraternal Service Organization. Boy Scout Troop 210 was founded more than 30 years ago. Boy Scout Troop 210 has a long and rich history in Russellville. Approximately 30 past members have made the rank of Eagle Scout including 4 of its current leaders. Boy Scout Troop 210 past members have traveled the country with the Troop from Philmont to Fort A. P. Hill, site of our National Jamborees.
Boy Scout Troop 210 is currently a troop of about 12 boys and their adult leaders that are growing through adolescence and sharing those terrific experiences. The result of this shared experience is a broader understanding of their world and how they are to live out their role in it. We do this by using the 8 methods of scouting (explained later in this package). Boys don't have to be Catholic to be members of Troop 210. Troop 210 is not a Catholic Boy Scout Troop. However, the Scout Law requires that all Boy Scouts be Reverent and we won't be shy about insisting that all boys acknowledge a Supreme Being. We say grace before our meals and we'll give thanks for all the great gifts we receive.
Most of our activities are Out-of-Doors. We'll camp, hike, bike, swim, and grow out of doors one weekend per month. Our troop is, as you may have observed, heard, or read, divided into Patrols. In these Patrols the boys are led by boys. They'll gather their gear purchase their own food according to their own program for each outing and activity. They'll always pay their own way.
Program Feature: Wilderness Survival
TROOP MEETING PLAN
Setup for Skills Instruction
6:30 - 6:45
Pledge to the Flag
Senior Patrol Leader
A Scout is THRIFTY
1st Aid Instruction
1st aid for woodworking injuries – splinters, cuts, severed limbs, shock
6:52 - 7:00
7:00 - 7:25
- Widen notches in wooden picnic table
7:55 - 7:45
Scoutmaster – when you look around and see people going about their business (carpenters) be on the lookout for opportunities to TRY those activities.
After the Meeting
Meeting equipment requirements
Bag of battery-powered tools
Wooden picnic tables
Safety gear – eyeglasses, hearing protection, gloves, etc
What does our schedule look like?
Activities – January 11, 2012
meetings Thursdays, 6:35 – 8:00 – St John’s Catholic Church Youth
1st Saturday of the Month, every month, year-in, year-out
- Breakfast at KC Hall – 8:00, 1 hour service project, 2 hour merit
scouts to next rank
Focus on 11
Scout Essentials and backpacks
January 19 – Thursday
District Banquet at Grace Fellowship
January 29 – Saturday
Spaghetti Dinner at St John’s
February 4 – Saturday
Breakfast at KC Hall, Scouting for Food
February 5 – Sunday
February 11 – Saturday
Scouting for Food Pickup
February 18 – Saturday
Merit Badge University
March 3 – Saturday
at Lake Fort Smith
A Merit Badge University
April 7 – Saturday
Breakfast and Merit Badges at KC Hall
April 14 – Saturday
at North Fourche River
5 – Saturday
Breakfast and Merit Badges at KC Hall
12 – Saturday
at Little Piney Creek
6-12 – Monday - Friday
Summer Camp at Camp Orr
Other Meeting Activities:
Court of Honor
indoor camping trip
dutch oven cooking contest
Canoe the whole Buffalo and White River
Hike the whole Ozark Highlands Trail
Spelunking at Mystic Caverns or
Monster Truck Pull at Alltell
Long Pool and Mulberry River
Static Display at Early Bird Outfitters
Hunter Education to finish Archery and Rifle Shooting MB
CPR to finish and start First Aid MB
Official Junior Leader Training
Patrol leader fitness reports - progress of new boys in advancing, attendance, uniform completion, service hours, etc.
Merit Badges underway: Aviation, Camping, First Aid, Fishing, Golf, Reading merit badges
How do I learn about Scouting?
Get involved, visit a moment before and after our meetings start and before and after our meetings end, ask current leaders, read your scout handbook, surf the web to www.usscouts.org, www.westarkbsa.org, or www.scouting.org, or www.meritbadge.com. The Scoutmasters and Assistants visit frequently informally for breakfast or lunch - give us a holler if you have any free time some morning or afternoon.
What's all involved with our out-of-door activities?
Each month we'll camp out at least one night and usually two. Our Patrol Leaders Council will decide on where they want to go and what they want to do. Patrol members bring their own tents and personal and patrol gear. We rely on extra moms and dads and guardians or siblings older than 18 to drive us to and from our outings. Most outings will be within 1-2 hours of Russellville. We want all parents and guardians to work as leaders during any or all of our functions. Women are most welcome to participate in our activities. Every troop in Arkansas has at least one female Assistant Scoutmaster. Troop 210 is one of the very few that does not at this time.
Recommended Initial Equipment:
Slumberjack 0° Mummy Bag $47.78
Closed Cell foam pad - $10.99
Merrill Shoes (Pam’s shoes – East Main)
External Frame Backpack - $54.50
Where and When do We Meet?
Really important Troop and Boy Scout Information
Our regular meetings are Thursdays at 6:30 at the Knights of Columbus hall on highway 247 south of Russellville. Mr. Jeff gets there about 9 minutes late so don’t get dropped off by yourself!
Boy Scout Uniforms
The much-debated Official Neckerchief:
Troop Members: Red with Black Embroidery
Honor Guard: Red with Gold Embroidery
Class A uniform
The long or short-sleeved field shirt, with all insignia placed in the appropriate locations, with merit badge sash and medals for youth; with no more than five pin-on medals and no more than five necklace-type awards for adults (excluding the Wood Badge). Neckerchief is worn according to Troop or unit standard; long or short pants, with matching socks and appropriate shoes for occasion. Hat is worn as Troop or unit standard.
This is the uniform one would wear to a Court of Honor or Blue and Gold Banquet or Bridge of Honor; to a special event, or when posing for an official photograph. It shows you in your best Scouting attire, and displays your most recent honors, accomphishments and honors.
Class B uniform
The long or short-sleeved field shirt, with all insignia placed in the appropriate locations, WITHOUT merit badge sash and medals for youth; and WITHOUT medals nor necklace-type awards less the Wood Badge for adults. Neckerchief is worn according to Troop or unit standard; long or short pants, with matching socks and appropriate shoes for occasion. Hat is worn as Troop or unit standard.
This is the uniform for all other formal Scouting occasions: meetings, activities, ceremonies in camp or home. This is the "travel uniform" of the BSA, which means that medals and other items are to be left OFF and replaced with appropriate square knots and other insignia for youth and adults. This is the uniform which the public knows us as, which we should wear as if we were wearing EVERYTHING with it.
Class C uniform
The official or unit activity shirts, obtained from the troop. They are olive colored with Red lettering and can be the same for the Class D uniform. Denim jeans are the matching pants. BSA Regulations prohibit the wearing of camouflage with any Scout uniform. Adults DO NOT wear the Wood Badge with this uniform, but some Wood Badgers have chosen to wear a small Wood Badge lapel pin attached to the collar or above the BSA, Venturing, or Varsity logo on the left breast of the shirt.
Shoes and socks are at the option of the wearer and dependant upon the activity. Neckerchiefs and hats are NOT normally worn with this uniform.
The activity uniform was originally designed for Scouting units that chose to wear it over the traditional uniforming options. Today, it is worn by Scouts and Scouters travelling or participating in an vigorous outdoor or indoor activity or game. The uniform pieces are NOT to be worn with the traditional field uniform.
Class D uniform
This consists of any form of camp or activity uniform (camp teeshirts, activity teeshirts, troop or team teeshirts, etc.) along with bluejeans or other pants/shorts of the wearer's choice. Shoes and socks are worn at the option of the wearer and dependant upon the activity. Neckerchiefs and hats are NOT normally worn with this uniform.
This is the "get grubby and wet and nasty" uniform, or the uniform in which camp or program activities are to be conducted wearing to identify all participants and staff.
Troop 210 Honor Guard
Membership in the Honor Guard is a privilege extended to members who:
Exhibit Scout Spirit by attending most meetings and all campouts
Adhere to close grooming standards - full class 'A' uniform, hair off the ears, no earrings worn at Scout events, no visible tatoos, excellent posture, model public behavior, etc.
Gearing Up For Camp!!!
The troop arranges a means for scouts to obtain their swim classification annually before our winter canoe trip. Our swim classification night will be at the London School of Aquatics. Directions can be found below. Each scout should bring $5.00 to help offset the cost of the pool and guard. If scouts are unable to attend, swim classification can be obtained at camp, but it can be quite time consuming and inconvenient to do it there. There will be no other meeting on this night!
Scouts will be classified as:
Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side stroke, breast stroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting back stroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.
Cannot complete the beginner test.
The pool will be available for our use until 8:30. If there is time after the swim tests, the scouts and any siblings may have free swim time until 8:30. Siblings will be charged $5.00 also.
Directions to London School of Aquatics:
Take Highway 64 to London. Continue on 64 for 1 1/4 miles past the 64 / 333 intersection. Turn right on Georgetown Road. Follow Georgetown until it crosses the interstate. Continue 1/4 mile further to driveway on the left. There is a post at the drive with the numbers 505. Please stay to the left down the drive and park in the area below the house and adjacent to the pool.
What to bring on any Day
“essentials”, kept stowed in a small backpack (65 Liters,
Pocketknife (folding knives only)
First Aid Kit
Extra clothing in a DRY bag.
Rain Gear like Frog Toggs, not a plastic poncho.
Water, 4 bottles, and a means to filter water.
Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Trail Food (snacks like Trail Mix and at least one
dinner like boil-in-a-bag or Chef-Boyardee
Matches and emergency fire starters in a DRY bag.
Map of the area
Shelter (15’ x 10’ 8 mil plastic with 50’ nylon rope
$15.00 for food and gas
Boy Scout Handbook
Fishing rod, broken down, in a PVC tubePS
with extra batteries
kit with utensils
Protection or gloves, hat, scarf, and balaclava
trash bag and / or aluminum emergency blanket.
Paper (Why would you ever leave home without it?)
filters, milk, sugar, coffee cone.
degree’ sleeping bag.
shoes for crossing creeks (1 per for every other scout)
climbing rope for ravines or creeks (one per group)
you stuff this into a 25 pound 65 liter backpack for a day
Use compression sacks for sleeping bags and puffy clothing.
Eliminate spare clothing and socks to gain space for food
Use a tarp, and bug net if needed (L), rather than a full
tent with poles (R).
Use a half-length sleeping pad that goes from shoulder to
hips. Your pack can go beneath your lower legs.
Sample sized items and small zip-locks (R) save weight and
Repackage your food, and deflate puffy freeze-dried packages
with a pin. Tape over the hole after flattening
heavy items outside the pack on top and sides
Light items like clothing and pads go on the pack front.
and fuel bottles can go outside the pack
Make full use of hipbelt pockets and accessory pouches
11. Chest holster pouch
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