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Welcome to Troop 17's Website! Troop 17 meets at the Durham Lions Club (1850 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC) on Monday evenings .Our meetings start at 7:15PM and usually end around 8:15PM. Please take a look around our website and contact us if you have any questions. Members need to login to have access to all areas of the website.

Backpacking this Weekend at Eno River State Park 1.19.2019 - 1.21.2019

Posted on Jan 17 2019 - 12:55pm

We are backpaking as a troop this weekend at Eno River State Park - Fews Ford location.  We will meet at 11am in the parking lot where the Piper Cox House is located.  That is the 2nd right as you come into the entrance.  We will be backpacking to the Buckquarter Creek Group site from there and hiking back to the Cox Mountain group site on Sunday.  We will return to the parking lot for 9am pickup on Monday morning.  Adult leaders are Bobby Hartman, Jon Coker, and Lucas Coker.  Boy Scouts attending are Andrew, Eli, Skyler, Nuri, Tanielu, James, and Parker.  Please let me know if this changes.  If that number holds, I need $7 per person to pay for the reservation fees.  Looks like rain on Saturday afternoon and into Sunday morning, so please make sure your boys have rain gear.  Sunday night is going to be cold, I see 20 as of this announcement, which is warmer than I saw earlier this week.  Layers, hats, gloves, blankets, 2 sleeping bags, whatever it takes, it will be needed at that low temperature.  I also see 20 mph wind gusts, make sure they have stakes for their tents.  Everyone will be responsible for their own food and water.  If your boy does not have a way to filter water out of the Eno, they need to bring enough to last the weekend, for cooking and drinking.  The boys can store some of this in my Tahoe on Saturday and we can hike back to the parking lot on Sunday to get it if that is easier for them.  Warm gear is bulky and heavy and may not all fit in a backpack.  Please let me know if you have any questions, or if your boy is not planning on camping.  Bobby

Backpacking at Eno River State Park-MLK Weekend

Posted on Jan 7 2019 - 9:16pm

At tonights meeting, we set up a backpacking trip over MLK birthday weekend.  We will be camping at Fews Ford at Eno River State Park.  We will stay one night at Buckquarter Creek group site and one night at Cox Mountain group site.  We will meet at a time to be determined on Saturday morning January 19th in the Fews Ford parking lot and meet back up at a time to be determined on Monday morning January 21st in the parking lot.  Scouts will be responsible for their own transportation to Fews Ford.  Start thinking about gear and food now.  Scouts will be responsible for their own cooking and hauling all their gear.  All the boys have done this before, so you can use that past experience to help in planning for this one.  Total cost for reserving the two sites is $63 which will be divided up amongst those who go, most likely $5-$10 each.  Let me know if there are any questions.  Bobby

Happy Holidays - No Meeting Until January 7th

Posted on Dec 22 2018 - 9:03pm

Have a great winter break everyone.  See you January 7th.  Planning on a Martin Luther King Weekend camping trip to give eveyrone a heads up.  Bobby

No Meeting Tonight Due to DPS Being Closed

Posted on Dec 10 2018 - 3:32pm

Hi Everyone.  No meeting Tonight.  Stay safe and warm.  Bobby

Camp Campbell Camping Trip CANCELED due to impending snow

Posted on Dec 6 2018 - 8:30pm

I hate to do this, but we are going to cancel this weekends camping trip.  I don't feel comfortable driving home in snow with boys that are not my own.  I don't think it would be a safe thing to do.  We will plan on MLK weekend for our next trip.  We typically camp that weekend each year as a troop.  Jon and I would like to get a hike together on Saturday if anyone is game for that.  We plan on meeting at Fews Ford on the Eno at 10am and hike until 2pm.  Please let me know if you would like to join us.  Bring your lunch, snack, whatever you want.  Weather for that part of the day looks good, 43 degrees and cloudy.  Email me at rjhartman74@gmail, or call/text at 540.204.1440 if you plan on coming.  Bobby

Camp Campbell Camping Trip Friday 12.7.18 to Sunday 12.9.18

Posted on Dec 2 2018 - 7:24pm

We will be camping at Camp Campbell Friday December 7 to Sunday December 9.  Meet at Scout Hut on Friday at 530p to pack up and leave.  Either eat before you arrive or bring dinner with you.  We will return Sunday morning around 11am and meet across the street in the shopping center parking lot.  Adult Leaders - Bobby Hartman and Jon Coker.  Boys coming so far - Andrew, Eli, Skyler, James, Tanielu, Parker.  (if this is incorrect, please let me know).  Food Costs - $20 per person.  Please have at our next meeting on December 3rd so I can purchase food.  What to bring - Early forecast shows highs in the high 30s and lows in the high 20s.  Bring warm layers and sleeping bag and a blanket.  Rain/Snow is in the forecast for Saturday night late into Sunday, so have rain gear.  We will be cooking as a troop, so you only need snacks if you want them.  Bring the normal gear...water bottle, mess kit, extra socks, flashlight/head lamp, hat for cold, etc.  Menu- Saturday Breakfast - Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon.  Saturday Lunch - Turkey/Ham Sandwiches and Chips.  Saturday Dinner - Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese.  Sunday Breakfast - French Toast, Eggs, Bacon.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  If it's easier to paypal me the money, I can do that as well.  Shoot me an email at rjhartman74@gmail.com and I can get you my paypal information.  I think that's everything.  Bobby

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