We are a High-Adventure, Boy-Led Troop with activities such as Camping, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Rifle & Shotgun Shooting, Boating, Fishing, and Lots of Outdoors Programs to build Strong Leaders in the Troop.
Our meetings are each Monday night, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at our Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church in Chickamauga, GA with a youth leadership meeting for patrol leaders and scouts in various positions of responsibility at 7:00 PM under Adult Leadership.
Troop 224 can also help your Den and/or Pack by providing Den Chiefs, a pack meeting program and crossover ceremonies for Tigers through Webelos. We can provide the ceremony document for you to use or we can provide you a full service where the Troop puts on the whole ceremony.
Monthly Campouts are Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Each campout has a theme. Like Capture the Flag, Rock Climbing, Rifle/Shotgun, Canoeing, Sailing, Cold Weather, etc.
Summer Camp: is a week-long adventure at the Skymont Scout Reservation. While camping in a lush forest, you work on merit badges, outdoor skills, games & other activities led by our Merit Badge Counselors.
Transportation: Troop 224 has its own trailer and access to the Charter Organization van, along with our Adult Leaders to safely transport boys on Troop campouts & activities away from the meeting place.
Equipment: Troop 224 provides tents, cooking gear, backpacks, lanterns, chuck boxes and all the other supplies for camping trips. The boys need to only supply personal equipment.
Advancement: In our Troop, you earn merit badges and advancements (called ranks) that show the skills you have mastered. The highest and most recognized rank is the Eagle.
Leadership: Troop 224 is truly a boy-led Troop. With guidance from the adult leaders, the older boys plan the meetings and campouts and all aspects of the Troop functions. The Senior Patrol Leader and other support staff (older boys) run the weekly meetings. There has been times when the meeting didn’t go according to plan, but our boys learn from their mistakes and grow in their leadership by doing.
Adult Leadership: Troop 224’s Scoutmaster is Greg Lee. Over 20 additional adults assist him in all aspects of the program. The Boy Scouts of America performs a background check on all adult leaders. The Troop provides leaders with Youth Training and other BSA training and abides by the BSA child protective policies (YPT) in accordance with our Charter Organization.
Structure: Each patrol works as a unit within the Troop. The patrols compete against other patrols; learn skills together; camp together; plan and cook their meals together and learn to function as a team.
Ideals: The leadership skills, character and maturity acquired as a Boy Scout of Troop 224 help develop boys into respected and successful adults. The Order of the Arrow assists in the development towards manhood. Words of a Scout
On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, To obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
Do a good turn daily Scouting Objectives
Outdoors activities are the hallmark of the Scouting experience.
Personal Growth Activities:
Are geared towards stretching the Scout’s reach.
Are a series of objectives, awards and recognition which develop maturity and self-confidence.
Scouts learn by example of their adult leaders.
Provides Scouts with ample opportunity for leadership training and practice by being a boy run, adult supervised program.
Provide a sense of belonging and pride, and are a symbol to commitment to scouting ideals.