Troop 479 is going on a 12-day backpacking trip exploring the Philmont high-country located in the beautiful and rugged Sangre de Cristo mountain range of northeastern New Mexico near Cimarron. There are currently four slots still available on the trip. We fly to Denver and drive down to Philmont. Along the way we plan to visit Pike's Peak and the NRA Whittington Center. See the attached flyer for details or contact Mike Caddell @ 770-634-7840
Congratulations to Ryan T., Troop 479, who was awarded the 2014 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship. This was the first year that the scholarship was awarded. The scholarship fund was established in honor of Chris Schornak, a Cobb Count Eagle Scout who was killed in action in Iraq in 2006. Pictured are members of the Schornak family, along with Ryan. The award was presented on May 24, 2014, at the annual Decoration of Graves in preparation for the Memorial Day ceremony at Marietta National Cemetery. More information about the scholarship may be found on the Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship page.
The Foothills District and the National Memorial Day Assocation of Georgia want to thank more than 1800 Scouts, adult volunteers and family members who came out on Saturday, May 24, 2014, to place flags on the graves of military veterans at Marietta National Cemetery. This service project is carried out each year in preparation for the Memorial Day Ceremony that takes place on Monday. The May 26th Memorial Day Ceremony is open to the public, and Scouting families are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to see the ceremony we assist in preparing for, and to participate with our community in honoring our nation's fallen heroes.