A New Eagle!

As of tonight Troop 3 has YET ANOTHER Eagle to soar away. Our beloved Jordan Temple had his Eagle BOR this evening, he passed, and walked out earning Eagle.

Jordan has been a great help in our troop, so we’re very sad to see him go. He is a natural outdoorsman and leader for our troop, especially for younger scouts.

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This was a really good trip. We got to the cabin at around 8pm Friday night. This was enough time to get situated, hang out a little bit, then get to bed.

Saturday morning we woke up to a great breakfast of waffles & sausage, right before we hit the slopes.

When we got to Paoli, we had some group instruction, got our gear, and some of us hit the easier courses to warm up before hitting the harder courses. Some of the newer scouts were quick experts and were on the more advanced trails really soon. It was great to see everyone happy and having fun. When we were done, we went back to the cabin to play games, eat spaghetti, hang out and then hit the hay to be ready for another day of skiing.

Sunday morning we woke up and had breakfast before going back to Paoli for our second day of skiing. Some of us had to go to the merit badge class to work on our snow sports requirements. By 10am we were all back on the slopes, pretty soon after that, we broke for lunch and then went back out. We got a few hours of skiing in before time to get on the road.

We got to Culver’s for dinner and talked about how the trip went. We agreed that this was a fun trip and a highlight of the year.

Today (Monday) some of us are sore, but we’re happy we had this experience.

Thanks to Mr Irwin for the pics.

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2018-01 Backpacking @ Frozen Head

We began by leaving the church at around 6 at night. As usual we set up camp and had Cracker Barrel when we arrived, then went to sleep.

Saturday, is when it got interesting. The hike began with the two patrols doing different routes at around 9 in the morning. The patrol I was in took the South Old Mac trail. This wasn’t the longest trail ever, coming in at about 3 miles, but it did give us a nice uphill challenge.

When we arrived at our camp, we sat down our bags and went up the mountain to a cell tower with an observation tower next door. Some of us climbed up and saw amazing views all around East Tennessee. When we returned, the other patrol was already there and set up, and right then we saw an opossum curled up on a bench, whom we properly named Jordan Mark Kramer. Nice opossum!

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Later, we had free time, dinner and fire ceremony, which was all fun. Those of us who wanted to go back to the observation tower did at night, and we saw an amazing star-scape before going to bed.

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The next morning, we woke up, packed, ate and left. Our patrol went down the North Old Mac Trail, while the other went to the observation tower. North Old Mac went downhill most of the way. Along with this and the pure thrill of getting done with the trek encouraged us to go as fast as we could. After this, we had lunch in the parking lot, then headed back home.

This trip went well, we were in awe of beautiful landscapes, we laughed because of a lot of funny things, and we were all happy.

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Feeding The Hungry 12/31/17

This morning, a few of us went to The Campus of Human Development/ Room In The Inn to feed the hungry, as we do every month with a 5th Sunday. We always have a nice time, feeling glad that we’re doing this for people in need. if you haven’t joined us, the next opportunity is April 30. What a great way to end the 2017 scout calendar!

Here are some photos by Izzy’s dad, Mr. Irwin

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2017-11, Backpacking @ Mammoth Cave Natl. Park

We began by meeting at the church Friday evening, We loaded up our gear and got on the road quickly. When all of us arrived at the park, we set up camp and laid out cracker barrel as both patrols. That night, we heard a  lot of coyotes howling, which was a suprise. In the morning, the patrols split, and we went down different trails.

Our patrol began down Raymer Hollow Trail. Raymer Hollow was a wide, beautiful trail with a lot to see, a perfect hike for new guys! We had a lunch of cheese and summer sausage bagels at the intersection between Raymer Hollow and Collie Ridge trails.

After lunch, we trekked down Collie Ridge Trail. It was a very muddy trail with a lot of horse evidence (if you know what I mean), despite the obstacles, it was fun to hike. When we reached another intersection, this time back on Raymer Hollow, we found a random Port-A-Potty that was a HUGE hit with some of the scouts (once again, A HUGE hit!).

We hiked a little bit before we reached our camp. Our camp was a nice, little camp, isolated from the rest of the world. That night we ate a dinner of chicken alfredo, had campfire, and went straight to bed.

That next morning, we woke up, broke down camp, got water, and ate breakfast as quick as we could. We were wanting to get home and shower. After we got news that the other patrol hiked their ENTIRE distance just the day before and camped the same place we all did Friday night, we were EXTRA desperate to get done. We hiked as fast as we could, ate a super quick lunch, and got over with at about 2 in the afternoon.

We had a very good trip and we were all proud, especially the new kids. Not to mention this was the longest 1st backpacking trip for new scouts

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A New Eagle to Soar Off and Away!

Hello Fellow Troop 3 Scouts, Family, and Friends,

We are exited to announce (one of ) our amazing troop’s newest Eagles, Lubos Koudelka! Lubos had his Court of Honor on Saturday, November 4 at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, a great place for an outdoorsman like him.

Libor, Helen, and  Antonin were obviously very proud. So was everyone else.  Lubos’s band teacher, Scoutmaster Tad, and Mr Tim spoke, and plenty of good stories were told.

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Lubos has been a great mentor and leader to very many scouts, he will leave a great mark on Troop 3. He has done so much for our troop and we all look up to him.

After the ceremony, there was a great feast of gyros. It was a nice night to eat outside and celebrate our newest Eagle.

Next up… We will celebrate Owen and Matthew!

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Turkey Fry 2017

WE ARE SOLD OUT OF FRIED TURKEYS AND ARE TAKING NAMES FOR WAITLIST!! Please send your name and phone number to turkey@nashvilletroop3.com if you would like to be on a waitlist, as we do often have an extra bird or two at the end of the day.

THANK YOU for your interest in our annual turkey fry!

THE DETAILS: Troop 3 will be frying our delicious Cajun-spiced turkeys on Wednesday November 22.  These juicy fried turkeys are infused with a Cajun spice mix that adds flavor but is only mildly spicy, and are deep-fried in peanut oil. Turkeys are approximately 13.5-15.5 lbs raw/10lbs cooked and will be available for pickup in the parking lot behind East End United Methodist Church (1212 Holly St., Nashville, TN 37206) on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 between noon and 4pm Reheating instructions will be provided. Turkeys are $55 and can be paid by cash, check, credit or debit at the time of pick-up.

Fry day 11/22/17 at about 7:30am

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I LOVE these kinds of trips-very fun and informative. We started off by getting to the church at around 7:30 AM on Saturday, then we arrived at the lake at around 9:00. We picked our kayaks, and headed out. We had a good time paddling though Bear Island on to our lunch spot, on Hole In the Wall Island. During lunch we realized that our patrol (patrol b) was missing our camp kitchen! This could have been bad, but we decided to improvise and use our own utensils for prep work and a bandanna for a cutting board. From there, we agreed on a campsite.

  

We set up camp and gave ourselves some free time before kayak instruction. During instruction, Lubos taught us how to capsize, get out of that kayak, and how to rescue it. After that, we had huge fun playing capsize wars.

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By then, it was time to start dinner, we had pepperoni pasta and cheesecake in a cup (a personal favorite). After that, we had campfire (riddles! jokes!) and got to bed. Next morning, we had breakfast, packed up camp and got on the water at about 10:30. we boated around a good bit of the lake, and had lunch at a small island. it had been a while since we saw the other patrol, so it was good visiting and having some time with them.

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We were about 45 minutes to an hour from the little island to the marina, so we wanted to get there fast! When we got to the marina and packed up the boats, we were all happy we went on this trip! We then drove back to the church. tired and happy.

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2017-8 Water Ski Trip at Center Hill Lake

It was a great day for a water themed trip! We started off by meeting at the church around 7:15 in the morning, left the church at around 7:45, and got to the lake at around 9:00 Am. When we finally got there we unloaded the cars, got changed and divided into groups. My group went on to the surfing and water boarding boat, while the 2nd group got on to the water skiing boat. Raleigh demonstrated how lake surfing works, and he made it look very easy. However, when most of us tried it, it turned out to be very difficult, thank god we all survived. After that, the two boats met up for a swim break, and desisted to switch boats. When we were on the other boat, only a couple people could ski due to time constraints. I sadly wasn’t one of them, but it looked like a blast. We then got ashore for lunch, thanks to Tomato Fest, we had plenty of left over hotdogs,  fruit, chips, and dessert for lunch. It seemed like a lot of food, but swimming made us all starved and we ended up eating it all. The groups got back on to the boats and we went far out into the lake to have a little free time. They asked us what we wanted to do and most of us wanted to either ski or swim. I swam and had a good time out in the middle of the lake with friends. Sadly, after about an hour or so, we had to go to group again, and get prepared to go back to the church. In the end it was a very exiting, super fun, and short trip. I would definitely do this again!

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Hiwassee trip

Although we only had 6 scouts there was much fun and adventure had by all, whether the scouts were in the challenging white water school or went on a 5 mile hike to a secret swimming hole and funyaking everyone had a blast.

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