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Welcome to Troop 419's Website! 

Troop 419 is a youth-led Troop dedicated to providing young men with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for life's many challenges.  Chartered in 1981 to Duluth First United Methodist Church, Troop 419 instills the principles of Scouting through high-adventure outdoor activities and achievement-centered skill building.

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Happy Scouting !!

Troop 419 May Campout – Cycling on the Chief Ladiga Trail

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 7:52am

Troop 419 – April Bike Trip - April 25th – 27th
Troop 419 May Campout – Cycling on the Chief Ladiga Trail

When: Friday April 25th thru Sunday April 27th
Where: Chief Ladiga Trail Campground
              3180 County Road 94, Borden Springs, Alabama 36272
              105 mile drive, 2hrs 15min
What: Cycling (choice of 15, 25 and 50 miles cycling routes and a day hike if enough are interested)
Cost: $12/per person

What you need in addition to the usual camping equipment:
     • A bike that fits you
     • At least 2 water bottles (with a way to carry them) or hydration pack.
     • A flat kit for each group.

The Chief Ladiga Trail is the continuation of the Silver Comet Trail into Alabama.
We’ll be staying at the Chief Ladiga Trail Campground and spending most of Saturday on the trail.
We will be having a bike shake-down at the meeting of April 14th to make sure everyone’s cycling equipment is ready.
Please bring your bike, bottles and everything you intend to ride with.

Scouts:
Please indicate what distance you wish to ride or if you’d prefer to hike.
Adult Drivers: Please indicate both your number of seatbelts and number of bikes you can transport. If you have an extra bike rack, please let me know.
                         Thanks - David Pelland

Troop 419 Spring Rock Climbing Adventure - May 16-18, 2014

Posted on Mar 24 2014 - 10:16pm


Troop 419 Spring Rock Climbing Adventure - May 16-18, 2014

What: Camp, Climb, Repel, Boulder, Climb 10 Feet, Climb 50 Feet, Climb 100 Feet, Fun, Epic Trip!

Date: May 16-18, 2014, Depart from Scout Hut Friday May 16th at 5:30 PM

Destination: Sandrock, AL (AKA Cherokee Rock Village in northeastern Alabama)

Camping Location: Cedar Point Campground, 2510 Hwy 411 South, Leesburg, AL 35983

Cost: $60

Sign Up: After Scout Meetings in March & April!!

Sign Up Deadline: May 5th, 2014

Provided: Experienced Rock Climbing Guide, Ropes, Harnesses, Shoes, Helmets all provided by Adrenaline Climbing in Suwanee, GA.

Troop 419 – March Backpacking Trip - February 28th – March 1st

Posted on Mar 3 2014 - 12:39pm

Troop 419 – March Backpacking Trip - February 28th – March 1st Troop 419 will once again be taking on the splendor and challenge of the Appalachian Trail in our traditional March Backpacking Trip.  This trip we will be taking on the Northernmost Section of the Georgia AT.  The long hikers will be briefly crossing into North Carolina. Section – Dick’s Creek Gap to Bly Gap (NC) Friday Night Departure – 5:30PM from the Scout Hut Cost - $5 to cover the gas of drivers Long Hike – 12.4 miles Short Hike – 9 miles Friday Night – All Hikers will camp at Dick’s Creek Gap. Saturday - The long hikers will be dropped off on Saturday Morning at Blue Ridge Gap, 3.2 miles south of the NC border.  They will hike to the NC border, visit the famous tree at Bly Gap, and then start hiking Southbound to the Plum Orchard Shelter.  The short hikers will start from Dick’s Creek Gap and hike 4.5 miles to the Plum Orchard Shelter.  We will camp in the vicinity of Plum Orchard Shelter or possibly in the shelter if no one else is there. Sunday Morning – All hikers will hike out together to Dick’s Creek Gap for church service and a drive back to the Scout Hut. Sign Up will be available until February 17th. Please contact Mr. Pelland if you have any questions.

Klondike Derby Campout - February 7-9

Posted on Feb 7 2014 - 8:56am

Klondike Derby Campout
Woodruff Scout Reservation
February 7-9, 2014

Overnight at Lost Sea Caverns - Sweetwater, TN - Dec. 7- 8, 2013

Posted on Nov 19 2013 - 11:54am

Meet at the Scout Hut Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.  Depart Scout Hut at 8:30 a.m.
Highlights: We will depart the Scout Hut and travel to Lookout Mountain for sight-seeing and a sack lunch.  After lunch we will continue the approximate one hour drive to Sweetwater, TN where the Lost Sea Cavern is located.  We will spend time in town and have dinner either at a local restaurant or at the caverns.  Check in time at the caverns is 5:00 p.m. if we are having dinner.

The Lost Sea adventure begins with a guided tour of the caverns. This involves a ¾ mile round-trip walk on wide sloping pathways as well as an exciting tour into the undeveloped cave rooms where one crawls through cracks, crevices, nooks, and crannies.  At the bottom of the cave you will board a glass-bottom boat for an exciting trip on the Lost Sea, America's Largest underground lake.

We’ll all spend the night underground and enjoy breakfast Sunday morning upon exciting the cave.

November Backpacking - Woody Gap to Hightower Gap

Posted on Nov 8 2013 - 6:39pm

Troop 419 Backpacking on the AT
Woody Gap to Hightower Gap
November 15 - 17, 2013
Meet at the Scout Hut on Friday at 5:30 pm.  Depart Scout Hut at 6:00 pm.
Highlights:
Come out and join us for this hike in the scenic and rugged mountains of north Georgia!  This will be our third in a series of hikes that the troop undertakes to achieve the goal of hiking the entire Georgia section of the AT.

The trip includes both short and long hike options to accommodate new as well as more experienced backpackers.  This section is on average the lowest (and perhaps easiest) part of the Georgia AT.  It consists of long ridges, which break gently on the northern part and a little steeper on the south end.  Almost all of the section south of Gooch Gap has been relocated over the years to remove it further from a Forest Service road that was built on top of the trail in the 1930’s.  There are several points that offer excellent views and the short hiker section is only moderately strenuous with relatively little elevation change.

We’ll all camp together Friday night in the vicinity of Woody Gap.  On Saturday morning, we’ll break camp and the long-hikers will hike north to Gooch Gap (8.2 miles).  The short hikers will go with all cars to Woody Gap and hike south to Gooch Gap (3.6 miles).  Everyone will camp together Saturday night at Gooch Gap and enjoy an evening of scouting camaraderie.

Total miles for both days:  11.8 for long-hikers and 7.2 for short-hikers.

BSA Troop # 419

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