Scouting Events & Activities
2022 Camporee at Lights of Hope
October 28- 30, 2022
Camporee at Lights of Hope- We proudly hosted troops from the Three Rivers District at our own Lights of Hope for a Pioneering-themed District Camporee. We had a great turnout, a lot of great activities, and perfect weather. Our troops worked together to provide an excellent color guard detail Saturday morning and afterwards competed in a number of outdoorsman activities, such as axe throwing, Dutch Oven baking, land navigation (compass course), building our camp gateway, and, as always, ensuring a well-kept campsite. We took many awards, made the local news, gained some new friends, and had a wonderful time. We hope this will be the first of many camporees at Lights of Hope.
Yarr me maties! Behold our epic floatilla! We celebrated Father's Day Weekend 2022 with some of our dads on this remote island hideaway tucked neatly in the coves of Lake Hartwell, SC. The fleet consisted of one pontoon, one john boat, 3 canoes, two kayaks, and a very questionable raft. We toted our gear and smiling faces over 1.5 miles of choppy lake and high winds. We then made landfall on the island and camped for two days. We spent the days fishing, boating, swimming, working on advancement, and we closed the evenings with a campfire and Smores. Our leaders taught us Leave-No-Trace as we cleaned up the island. We left it better than we found it!
2022 Summer Camp- Camp Old Indian
July 10- 16, 2022
Summer Camp- a full week of scouting adventures, comradery, and unique thrills. This year's adventure at Camp Old Indian set a whole new standard of fun and excitement as we camped in the safety of our Adirondacks, learned skills in various merit badge courses, fished, hiked the nearby mountain, and played games such as chess and frisbee. Our leaders took the experience to the next level by making a ghillie suit for us to use in games of hide-and-seek and showing us how to make metal ingots in a portable forge.
We also made some really great friends: Joel and Henry (two Lone Scouts from Georgia), as well as Lucas, Mason #1, and Mason #2 (who hails from the wonderful Troop 726 Church of the Ascension in Hickory, North Carolina).
Lake Hartwell Floatilla
June 17- 19, 2022
Wild West Campout and Community Service
April 8-10, 2022
Our scouts seized the opportunity to help our good friends from Anderson's Western Showdown with their annual event! The weather was cold and windy, but we put in a lot of work for a great cause. At night, we camped, practiced our cooking skills, and participated in a barn-burning (which was totally safe)!
This adventure tested our scouts' spirits and tenacity. The cold weather was unwelcoming, but the friends we made were warm, passionate about ranch life, and as committed to helping others as we are. We were surrounded by great role models, horses, and ample community service opportunities. It was a tough but memorable weekend!
Fall Creek Falls and Cumberland Caverns Adventure
February 26-27, 2022
Anderson Scouts BSA had the pleasure of visiting Fall Creek Falls and Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee on February 26-27, 2022. During this trip, our scouts were able to take in the sights of the majestic falls and raging waters as well as experience some serious spelunking and overnight camping.
This combined adventure tested our scouts' many qualities. They proved their commitment to the Scout Law by being helpful, cheerful, and very brave. Although they participated in a guided tour, these caverns are not for the weak-willed. It took approximately 4 hours to complete the trek; crawling through very tight cracks, over and under muddy rocks, sliding down slick surfaces, and climbing ladders that would make a roofer queasy. Our scouts did it all, and made it home safe, a little tired, but more confident.