Thursday, August 20, 2009


Our court of honor was great and very nice!  Thanks to all who helped put together this wonderful shin dig!

Quinn Terry
Tenderfoot Rank
Second Class Rank
Rifle Shooting Merit Badge
Steven Linley
Tenderfoot Rank
Second Class Rank
First Aid, Fishing
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World

Joshua Rencher
Tenderfoot Rank
Second Class Rank
Golf Merit Badge

Phillip Sasser
First Class Rank

Matthew Sasser
First Class Rank

Andrew Sasser
First Class Rank

William Sasser
First Class Rank

Andrew Junkins
Life Rank

Seth McAnear
Life Rank
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World Merit Badges

Taylor Brown
Personal Management
Family Life
Environmental Science

Kyle Keener
Personal Management

Jacob Magruder
Citizenship in the Nation

Adam Archer: Star Rank
Pets merit badge

Steven Pepin – Eagle Scout
Environmental Science
Family Life
Personal Fitness
Personal Management
Crime Prevention
Citizenship in the Community

Derek Keener: Eagle Scout

Taylor Brown and Kyle Haley have completed their Eagle projects and are awaiting board and review. 


Monday, June 1, 2009

Senior Spotlight!

Derek achieved the rank of Eagle in September 2008. He graduated from Austin High School on May 28, 2009 with an Advanced Diploma. He was awarded an academic scholarship and a band scholarship to attend the University of North Alabama and pursue a degree in Music Education. He will be in the UNA Marching Band. He also received a scholarship from the American Legion when he was honored as Morgan County Eagle Scout of the Year for 2008.

Congratulations Dereck on all of your accomplishments!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Patrol council Meeting Thursday

Patrol Council meeting this Thursday May 28, 2009 in the scout room at CUMC! See you there!

Alabama Jubilee Weekend

Well, the weekend was great for fellowship yet not so good for flying balloons! A big THANKS to all who manned the t shirt stand this weekend. It was very wet but we had a great time!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Jubilee Time!!

Don't forget that it is time for the Alabama Jubilee! I know that I am excited about it, how about you!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


It's time again for the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic! This Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd and 24th, Troop 260 will be selling collectible t-shirts for the Alabama Jubilee. This is our 4th year doing this fundraiser, and we like to do a good job again so that the Alabama Jubilee doesn't give the job to another charitable organization that needs to raise funds. We aren't doing the yard sale this year, so we are down one fundraiser!

In a nutshell, we have scouts (and parents too, if they wish) come out and man the t-shirt tent. It's an easy job, in the shade, and we just sit around in chairs when there's no customers. I've split the weekend up into two-hour shifts; and you can sign up for multiple shifts.

Alabama Jubilee has lots of balloons of course, but they also have carnival food, free entertainment, and other family activities. In the years past, I've had scouts come out and work a few hours and then hang around to have fun too.

Alabama Jubilee pays the troop 10% of the gross sales in the t-shirt booth, and we credit the Scouts' "Scout Bucks" accounts with half of that. And parents that come out and help also earn scout bucks for their scout! The more hours you man the booth, the more scout bucks you earn.


This fundraiser is great for:

~teaching the boys basic salesmanship,
~having them understand they have to earn money to go on the fun trips, and
~saving their parents some money on our annual ski trip or even offset the cost of summer camp!

***Unlike popcorn, we don't have to go out and find customers, they walk right up to the tent!

***And unlike tree sales, we don't have to tie the t-shirts to the roof of their cars!

pictures from alabama jubilee myspace and facebook.


Last week we held our first annual wiffle ball game! The boys had a great time and everyone had a really great time eating! Thanks to Mr. Beihn for cooking the wonderful hot dogs! After eating Mr. Wahl broke everyone down into patrols and patrol leaders were choosen. We have choosen the new Senior and Assistant Patrol Leaders for the troop and as soon as the boys have their patrol council meeting we will have the pictures of our new leaders. Camp is a little over a month away so boys start getting ready!

The canoe trip is this weekend and last night during the troop meeting they went over safety in the water. We are off to a great summer and I know that I am excited about all the great events coming up!