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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Shiloh

Over the weekend of October 11 – 13, the troop camped at Shiloh National Military Park. We arrived and cooked dinner on the 11th, and prepared for the first cold night in a long time. The next morning we cooked and traveled to the Shiloh Visitor Center where we started the thirteen mile long trail. We visited the memorials for fallen soldiers, the Shiloh Methodist Church, and many other cool and fascinating sites. Halfway through a group went back to the visitors center to rest and make lunch, the rest of the group finished the trail and arrived back at the visitors center. The troop had lunch outside the visitors center then went back to camp. We had stations and helped the younger scouts in the troop advance. The next morning we packed up and head home. Here are some of the pictures we took on the camp-out.

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Summer Camp

This year for summer camp Troop 364 went to Skymont Scout Reservation in Altamont Tennessee. The troop arrived on Sunday June 23rd. The next morning everybody started merit badge classes and we won the Cracked Skillet Award, and this gave us the responsibility of doing flags the next day. Each day the troop kept working on improving our entrance, camp, and attitude. Every day all of our scouts went to their merit badge classes. On the last full day of camp this year the troop did a service project at shooting sports, clearing the area around the rifle range of bushes and other hazards. After the project the troop sent three patrols to the camp wide games. We also sent the only two scout masters to the water melon wrestle and we won. At the closing campfire we earned several awards. Our Senior Patrol Leader Josh Rice earned the Orion Scout Award. Two out of three of our camp wide game patrols won there events. The Troop won two awards the Golden Dustpan and the Montasky Moccasin Award. This year the troop outdid itself by completing and earning most of the awards. It was a fun week at Skymont.

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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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