Boy Scout Troop 210

a 2008, 2009 and 2010 National Catholic Quality Unit

Russellville, AR

Flag Etiquette

Updated 1/12/12

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


Arrive Campground 7:00 Friday


LATE Dinner




0700 - Rise and Shine

0800 - Morning Routine

1300 – Service project

1430 – Afternoon Routine

1700 - Return to camp for Dinner

2000 – Campfire

2100 - Arrive at KC Hall or campout




0600 - Rise and Shine

0730 - Depart for church


Menu for Campout


Friday Night Dinner


Grilled Cheese

Beef Stew

Baked Apples


Saturday Breakfast







Saturday Lunch





Saturday Dinner


Dutch Oven Chicken


Peach Cobbler


Sunday Breakfast




Don't forget:

(check out


Frying pan/griddles

Spatula for pancakes

Gas stove

Gas FOR stove





Pancake Mix

2 quart pots

More water (need 2 gpbpd)

Hand soap

Clorox spray

Rake, shovel, ax


Biodegradeable dishsoap

Warm Sleeping Bags for everyone


FIREWOOD 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






Extra tackle

Ziploc Bags






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
GPS, SPOT with extra batteries
Camera and film or disc
Thermos with coffee
Camp Chairs
Coffee, Filters, Dripper, Cups
Finger heaters and gloves
Rain Gear
Cold Weather gear
Knives, leatherman, fillet, etc.
Gloves, hat, scarves
Utensils, Mess Kit, Dish soap

Gas stove, fuel and filters
Shovel, rake, broom
Matches, 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

Ziploc bags
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
Neoprene gloves

Congratulations to Joshua Heathcock, our newest Eagle Scout!  Information on his Court of Honor will be forthcoming.

Please note 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 Boroski

2002 - A. J. McGuigan
1994 – Justin Cochran
1987 –
Carl Davis, Charles Dunlap                                             
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, Ed Moody


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 the falls!)                                       Fresh Trout on a freezing cold night in the woods!


Memorial Day, 2011


Flag Etiquette

Numerous internet sites present the basics of Flag Etiquette.  Refer to for excellent resources for your organization.  Among the more important guidelines to remember include:


Place it to the right of the speaker or staging area or sanctuary.

The flag should never be dipped to any PERSON or THING.

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 Jasper

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 Derby Sled.

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 - 280-8525


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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.

Weather for this weekend (but it will probably rain cats and dogs)


Google Earth picture of some of our Waypoints (yes, we DO know where we’re going)

Swimming February Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:45, ATU Pool

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Meeting Programs

Program Feature:          Wilderness Survival






Week:  All




Run by


Pre Opening

Setup for Skills Instruction


6:30 - 6:45


Opening Ceremony

Pledge to the Flag

Scout Oath

Scout Law

Patriotic Report

Senior Patrol Leader


A Scout is THRIFTY




1st Aid Instruction

1st aid for woodworking injuries – splinters, cuts, severed limbs, shock


6:52 - 7:00


Meeting Skill



7:00 - 7:25


Interpatrol Activity


  1. Widen notches in wooden picnic table and paint

7:55 - 7:45


Scoutmaster Minute

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


Drop cloth

Bag of battery-powered tools

Wooden picnic tables

Safety gear – eyeglasses, hearing protection, gloves, etc


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What does our schedule look like?

Troop 210 Activities – January 11, 2012


Weekly meetings Thursdays, 6:35 – 8:00 – St John’s Catholic Church Youth Room


1st Saturday of the Month, every month, year-in, year-out - Breakfast at KC Hall – 8:00, 1 hour service project, 2 hour merit badge class.


Meeting goals –


Advance new 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

Scout Sunday -

February 11 – Saturday

Scouting for Food Pickup

February 18 – Saturday

ANO Merit Badge University

March 3 – Saturday

Camp at Lake Fort Smith

U of A Merit Badge University

April 7 – Saturday

Breakfast and Merit Badges at KC Hall

April 14 – Saturday

Camp at North Fourche River

May 5 – Saturday

Breakfast and Merit Badges at KC Hall

May 12 – Saturday

Camp at Little Piney Creek

June 6-12 – Monday - Friday

Summer Camp at Camp Orr


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Other Meeting Activities:




Court of Honor

Skeet shooting

Rock climbing/Rappelling

indoor camping trip


ultimate frisbee

missing person search

dutch oven cooking contest


building a monkey bridge


Future activities:


Canoe the whole Buffalo and White River

Hike the whole Ozark Highlands Trail

Klondike Derby

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

Scoutmaster Outing

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,, or, or 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?

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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.

Left Shoulder

Right Front

Right Shoulder




 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.  


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What to bring on any Day Trip


The 12 “essentials”, kept stowed in a small backpack (65 Liters, Minimum), are:


1.       Pocketknife (folding knives only)

2.       First Aid Kit

3.       Extra clothing in a DRY bag.

4.       Rain Gear like Frog Toggs, not a plastic poncho.

5.       Water, 4 bottles, and a means to filter water.

6.       Flashlight (with extra batteries)

7.       Trail Food (snacks like Trail Mix and at least one dinner like boil-in-a-bag or Chef-Boyardee

8.       Matches and emergency fire starters in a DRY bag.

9.       Map of the area

9a.  Compass

10.   Whistle

11.   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

Stove with fuel

Cook kit with utensils

Wide-brimmed Hat

Walking stick

Sun Protection or gloves, hat, scarf, and balaclava

A large trash bag and / or aluminum emergency blanket.

Toilet Paper (Why would you ever leave home without it?)

Coffee, filters, milk, sugar, coffee cone.

Bug spray

Anti-septic spray

A ‘zero degree’ sleeping bag.

Water shoes for crossing creeks (1 per for every other scout)

75’ climbing rope for ravines or creeks (one per group)


How do you stuff this into a 25 pound 65 liter backpack for a day trip?


1. Use compression sacks for sleeping bags and puffy clothing.

2. Eliminate spare clothing and socks to gain space for food and fuel.

3. Use a tarp, and bug net if needed (L), rather than a full tent with poles (R).

4. Use a half-length sleeping pad that goes from shoulder to hips. Your pack can go beneath your lower legs.

5. Sample sized items and small zip-locks (R) save weight and bulk (L).

6. Repackage your food, and deflate puffy freeze-dried packages with a pin. Tape over the hole after flattening

7. Strap heavy items outside the pack on top and sides

8. Light items like clothing and pads go on the pack front.

9. Water and fuel bottles can go outside the pack

10. Make full use of hipbelt pockets and accessory pouches

11. Chest holster pouch


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