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2022/2023 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 

Webelosfest is an outstanding experience for area Webelos, delivered by the Scouts of Troop and Crew 179, a widely known and successful youth-led Scouts BSA Troop and Venture Crew. Webelos are exposed to Scouts and Venturers aged 11 to 21 presenting and leading small group activities that reinforce many of Scouting core skills and values. Webelosfest is designed to be a fun and exciting event that we hope will inspire the Webelos to continue in a Scouts BSA troop in their community.

 

WEBELOS: This weekend is open to all Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. Come for the weekend or just the day!

LINK TO WEBELOS/AOL REGISTRATION PAGE!

 

TROOP 179 BIKE CAMP
NOVEMBER 4, 5 & 6, 2022
LOWER HURON METRO PARK

Scouts, bring your bikes! we will spend the day on Saturday riding the beautiful bike trails of the Lower Huron and Willow Metro Parks. We will camp this weekend in Lower Huron's Walnut Grove Campground. Lots of fun and activities.

WEBELOS: This weekend is open to all Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. Come for the weekend ($45.00) or just the day ($10.00)!

 

GAMESFEST 2022
DECEMBER 9 - 11, 2022
D-BAR-A SCOUT RANCH

GAMESFEST is a Troop 179 Tradition! Scouts bring their games to share with their patrols. Every game is included: Card Games, Video Games, Board Games and much more. Gamesfest also offers movies and lots of great gamming food.

Games and activities include Video Game Contests, live action games, Magic Contest and more!

 

WINTER SPORTS CAMP
JANUARY 20 - 22, 2023
CAMP ROTARY

We travel to Michigan Crossroads Council's Camp Rotary in Clare, Michigan. We will sleep and eat in warm cabins and have fun outdoors.

At the Winter Sports weekend we will try out Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Sledding, Snow Tubbing, Ice Fishing and more! There will also be Merit Badges to work on along with board games and card games. 

 

179 SKI DAY at MT.BRIGHTON on FEBRUARY 11, 2023

Each participant can choose to Down Hill Ski or Snow Board at Mount Brighton Ski Resort. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend (parent must attend if sibling is attending). The cost for the day is set at the usual $45.00 per Scout or Venturer Activity pricing. Adult Leaders, Parents and Sibling will be required to purchase their own tickets from Mt. Brighton. 

Mt. Brighton's Lift and Rental Pricing:

  • Lift Ticket for adults (13 and above) - $?
  • Lift Ticket for youth (5 to 12) - $?
  • Equipment Rental (includes helmet) - $?
  • Helmet Only Rental (required) - $?

Troop/Crew 179 Plan:

  • Arrive at 9:00 am and meet in Parking Lot
  • We will set-up "Camp" in the parking lot under one of our canopies where we will have:
    • A safe place to store things
    • Adults staffed there to help with any problems that arise
    • First Aid Station if needed
    • Hot Chocolate and other refreshments
    • A fire or propane heater to warm by
    • Participants should bring a camp chair and water bottle

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP SEMINARS
March 3, 4 & 5, 2023
D-BAR-A SCOUT RANCH

It is the vision of the Boy Scouts of America to be the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. It is the success of this vision that the Boy Scouts have built their reputation as one of the finest organizations that a young person can belong to in their teenage years. A very important part of the experience that all Scouts should take advantage of the many Leadership training courses that are offered. All Scouts should strive to complete the National Leadership Training Continuum that includes Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews (ILST); the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) – a week long course conducted by the Michigan Crossroads Council (https://michiganscouting.org/general-resources/youth-leader-training/); and finally the National Advance Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) – a week long course conducted at the Philmont Training Center (http://www.nayle.org/).

On this weekend we will conduct ILST, ILSC, and National Trainer's EDGE for youth instructors on this weekend. All Patrol and Troop Officers are invited to join us for the weekend. All Eighth Grade Scouts are invited to attend the National Trainer's Edge Course and all Venturers are invited to attend the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) Course.

We will hold a special Patrol Leader's Council meeting to conduct our Annual Planning Conference to decide on the 2023 - 2024 Activities.

 

SOURDOUGH SAM CAMP
March 17-14, 2023
D-BAR-A SCOUT RANCH

In the Paul Bunyan tradition, Sourdough Sam was the logging camp cook! Sourdough Sam can really make a good bowl of soup! Sourdough Sam fed Paul's logging crews. He made everything except coffee from sourdough. A load of pork and beans with the ox team pulling it went through the ice on a nearby lake. Sam had large fires built along the shore and boiled the
lake making bean soup. All winter he fed the men bean soup with an ox-tail flavor.

We have warm cabins to sleep in, all cooking will be done by patrols in the outdoors. Games and activities include Cooking Contests and Demonstrations. Help your patrol be named to the Sourdough Sam Hall of Fame

 

SHOOTING SPORTS CAMP
April 28 - 30, 2023

D-BAR-A SCOUT RANCH

One of our favorite camps of the year. We will train in the proper, safe handling of all kinds of rifles, shotguns, hand guns*, archery, knife and axe throwing. We spend the whole day at the ranges and every Scout has time to shoot as much as they like.

 

 

Wilderness Survival Camp
May 19-21, 2023

Camp Agawam

Scouts will learn at the meetings prior how to survive in the wilderness using the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge. At camp they will be placed in a remote location at Camp Agawam and with their patrol mates they will put into practice what they have learned.

Our Venturers will put together an opportunity for the youth to complete the Wilderness Survival core requirement of the Venturing Ranger Award. They will likely arrive early and go home later than the Troop.

 

ANNUAL FAMILY CANOE CAMP
JUNE 2 - 4, 2023

COLE CANOE BASE

Bring the whole family! Our annual Canoe Camp has us trekking the Rifle River and hiking the trails of Cole Canoe Base. New Scouts get a first look at the place we'll spend the week of Summer Camp.

Our Ventures spend the weekend taking on the Rifle River Gauntlet ran by the Michigan Crossroads Council Venture Officer Association.

 

SUMMER CAMP 2023
JULY 2 - 8, 2023

COLE CANOE BASE

The Best Week of the Year

Each year our troop goes to Summer Camp for the most fun and learning a Scout can get. Everything that Scouting promises its members can be found at Summer Camp. Every Scout from the newest member to the seven year veteran should attend Camp!

This year Troop 179 will attend the Edward N. Cole Canoe Base. Cole has the biggest Scout and Venture program in the State of Michigan. While at Cole most Scouts will achieve at least one rank. With more than 70 Merit Badges to choose from there is plenty to do. Merit Badges are not the only requirements we work on though. There is no better place than summer camp to work on Leadership and Scout Spirit requirements.

Don't miss the Best Week of the Year!

          

 

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NATIONAL JAMBOREE AND GREAT SMOKEY ADVENTURE TOUR
JULY 17 – 28, 2023
 

National Scout Jamborees are one of Scouting’s defining events.  Jamborees are the opportunity for more than 30,000 Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters to come together every four years in a high adventure, high energy, much-anticipated event.

Planning for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree will start soon and the Michigan Crossroads Council team is ready.

Scouts and Venturers from across Michigan will join in an adventure of a lifetime. The Michigan Crossroads Council Contingent Package will depart on July 17th, 2023 and include a Great Smoky Adventure Tour in Gatlinburg, Tennessee before arriving at the National Scout Jamboree held at the Boy Scouts of America’s world-class facility, Summit Bechtel Reserve, in West Virginia from July 19-28, 2023.

Below is a shortlist of the Jamboree activities that await you:

5 miles of zip lines and challenge courses
36 miles of mountain biking trails and BMX tracks
13 acres of shooting sports ranges (shotgun, rifle, and archery)
Whitewater rafting, kayaking, and paddleboarding
Climbing walls and repelling
Skateboarding
STEM activities and merit badge opportunities
Patch trading and making friends with Scouts and Venturers from across the country and around the world
Group and individual leadership training
Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor experience (Wi-Fi covers the Summit camping and activity areas)
World-class entertainment at sub-camp shows
High energy festive atmosphere

If you have questions contact Greg Hooker (gdhook@aol.com).

We look forward to you joining us at the 2023 National Scout Jamboree!

 

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please e-mail: Chuck Williams

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