Eagle Bound and Soaring High!



"Blazing a Trail for Others to Follow..."

...and "We ARE Prepared!" are words that we live by.

It's an attitude... a mindset and our creed.

We are Troop 214! 

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No troop meeting July 24, 2018 - PLC only

Posted on Jul 21 2018 - 9:07pm


Activity  Led by What to prepare in advance Items to bring  Notes



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Be Prepared...for ticks!

Posted on Jul 14 2018 - 12:11am

This message is for everyone in our troop family spending time outdoors, and especially those going to summer camp.  

Make bug repellent part of your personal safety equipment and apply it proactively as you would sunscreen.  Permethrin is the recommended active ingredient.  Be sure to use it as the label describes.  Check yourself for ticks daily.   

Mary Prevost (Van's mom) reported having recently treated a local patient who had contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite.  I have personally seen many more ticks in my yard than previous years.  One of the national newscasts today reported certain species of Lyme-carrying ticks have expanded into parts of the country where they had previously not existed.

What Boy Scout knot is this?

Posted on Jul 5 2018 - 5:52pm

I am rebuilding my shower and needed to temporarily tie a pipe up out of the way so I could work on the floor.  Click here if you don't see the picture.

Who knows what knot I used?  Why did I choose that one?

Click the title of this post, then click the comment link at the bottom right!

A New Birth of Freedom

Posted on Jun 30 2018 - 12:32am

 155 years ago...

 July 1 - 3, 1863


155th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg - A battle that would change our nation

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. One in every four Southerners who fell at Gettysburg were from North Carolina. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address". As Scouts, we do not glory in war, but recognize how these events have shaped us as a people and has given us some of the most recognizable leaders in our nation's proud history.

Wildfire forces cancellation of Philmont trek

Posted on Jun 7 2018 - 8:35am

This unfortunate incident has sadly affected Troop 214.  Philmont has notified us that our trek has been cancelled due to ongoing poor conditions and safety concerns in the backcountry areas of the reservation.

  • The Ute Park Fire spans 36,800 acres and as of June 6 was only 30 percent contained
  • Entire Philmont staff was temporarily evacuated, cannot yet return to parts of the backcountry
  • Multiple reservation buildings have been lost
  • Full details on the Scouting Magazine online blog

Newly elected troop leaders

Posted on Apr 9 2018 - 7:27pm

Congratulations to our new PLC members and troop leaders!

Term: March 2018 to September 2018

Senior Patrol Leader Mathew S.
Assistant SPL Kevin B.
Cardinal Patrol

Patrol Leader: Jake M.
Asst. Patrol Leader: 

Wolverine Patrol Patrol Leader: Ben M.
Asst. Patrol Leader: Shane W.
Phoenix Patrol Patrol Leader: Sam M.
Asst. Patrol Leader: Zach L.
Falcon Patrol Patrol Leader: Jacob W.
Asst. Patrol Leader: Joshua A.
Husky Patrol Patrol Leader: Van G.
Asst. Patrol Leader: Jacob S.
Python Patrol Patrol Leader: Noah M.
Asst. Patrol Leader: John A.
Wizard Patrol BRAND NEW!

If you ever need a reminder, this list is always available at the Troop Leadership link on the troop website.

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