Welcome to Troop 364!

Welcome to BSA Troop 364’s website. We would like you to look around the website. We meet at 109 Weatherly Rd Huntsville, AL every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. We are very active in the community and do monthly activities. Keep checking this website for reports and information about upcoming events.

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Walt Whitacre – Gone Home

It is with great sadness that I let everyone know that Walt Whitacre passed away this morning. Walt has been a a great Scouter for many, many years in Madison County. He will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Dr. Whitacre was born in Detroit in 1931 and moved to Huntsville in 1964. A short time later, he became the first Scoutmaster of Troop 364 in Huntsville, Alabama. He would serve in that role for more than fifty years, where he would help dozens of young men attain the rank of Eagle Scout. In 2018, he received his 55-year veteran award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Whitacre’s dedicated his life to the principle of servant leadership. He received the Vigil Honor (1979) and Founder’s Award (1992) from Kaskanampo Lodge #310. He also received the Silver Beaver Award (1973) from the Tennessee Valley Council and the Silver Antelope Award (1986) from the Southern Region.

He served as Scoutmaster for Wood Badge courses SE-283 (1981), SE-337 (1983), SE-401 (1985), and SE-447 (1987).

In his professional life, Dr. Whitacre served Marshall Space Flight Center for nearly 40 years, followed by a decade of service as the Director of Academics for the Huntsville campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was also a dedicated member of the United States Coast Guard Auxilliary for more than 30 years.

Dr. Whitacre’s legacy has left an indelible mark on Scouting in Huntsville and across the Southern Region. His absence will be felt by hundreds of Scouts who knew him as “Wonderful Walt Whitacre.”

Funeral services will be Monday, May 6 at Latham United Methodist Church in Huntsville. Visitation at 9:30 AM and his service will be at 11:00.

Dianna O’Dell

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VBAS Night Under The Stars

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Ditto Landing Cub Challenge

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This weekend we are having our anual Cub Scout Challenge at Ditto Landing!

 

 

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PLANETARIUM

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Open House Flyer

The Troop 364 Open House is an event where troop 364 shows what boy scouting is really about. The open house is on Wednesday January 10th, at Lathum Church. The open house is open to cub scouts and boys interested in scouting. We will have four stations for the boys to go to. So come on over and see what we have to offer.

Click this link for the flyer.

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Troop 364 Open House

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Troop 364 Recognized for Assisting with Community Cleanup

On Saturday August 12 Troop 364 assisted residents with the cleanup from the recent flooding in the neighborhood of Blossomwood. News crews from both WHNT and WAFF filmed the scouts in action.

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WAFF Video and Article

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Troop 364 Summer Camp at Skymont in Tennessee

 

The troop decided to try a new summer camp this June and the scouts enjoyed the week so much that the troop has already reserved a spot at Camp Skymont in 2018. The camp had excellent waterfront , shooting sports, cycling, and metal working programs. The outstanding efforts of the scouts and scoutmasters was recognized with top inspection scores throughout the week resulting in the troop earning the right to paint the golden skillet and receiving the “Coolest Gateway” award at the closing campfire. Pictures included are the Senior Patrol Leader receiving the award at the campfire, the “Coolest Gateway” award, the troop gateway, and the golden skillet,

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Our Scout of the Year

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New Rules for High Adventure Troop Outings

RANK: First Class or above and a registered member of BSA Troop 364. SM may waive rank requirement.

MBs: Must have earned at least 4 merit badges in the preceding twelve months. In addition, must have earned the following applicable merit badges:

1-First Aid

2-Cooking – must have completed all of the actual meal cooking requirements.

3-Canoeing & Swimming (Canoe Trip)

4-Lifesaving — at least 50% of Scouts going on trip must have earned this MB for trips involving water activities.

5-Emergency Preparedness Requirement #4 for Backpacking or Hiking trips

SERVICE: Must have worked at least 9 hours on troop service projects in the preceding 12 months – conservation drives, Eagle projects, personal SM approved projects, etc.

PERSONAL: Must be at least 12 years of age and have shown willingness to follow directions, a habit of willingly helping others, and a desire to adopt the Scouting Spirit in daily life.

MEDICAL: Submit completed medical form by 30 days prior to the trip. Medical used for any high adventure type trip or Jamboree or Summer Camp trips acceptable.

FEES: Trip Fees must be paid in full by published deadline.

PREPARATION: (Canoe Trip) – Must participate in the Canoe Trip Preparation Day(s) preceding the trip. (Hiking Trip) – Must participate in majority of trip preparation hikes.

APPROVAL: Must have approval of Scoutmaster and Trip Leader. This will include evaluation of the Scout’s participation, teamwork and leadership in all previous troop activities.

EAGLES: Eagle Scouts are not required to earn the four merit badges stipulated above. However, they must hold the required MBs listed for the trip.

CANCELLATION: If the trip is not fully set (all arrangements made, full complement of Scouts, etc) by the specified date for the activity, the Scoutmaster will cancel the trip unless there are extremely extenuating circumstances.

TRIP LEADERS: Determined by Scoutmaster & Troop Committee.

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