October 17 – Troop 77 and Venture Crew Meeting Minutes

Financial Report: Charlotte Fuller

  • $3,087.86 currently in operating funds.
  • Russell Sharp donated peanuts (used at fundraiser).
  • Troop purchased $600 worth of tents. Will be reflected next month.
  • Discussion around setting up memorial/scholarship fund in honor of Carl Rickert. Working on the process for that. Please stay tuned.

Admin/Advancement: Lori Durant

  • Discussing another T-shirt order. Running low on larger sizes.

Boards of Review: Josh Waddy

  • N/A

Scoutmaster Issues: Mark Hampton

  • Wade Sharp to fill in for Mark while he is away for the next four weeks. We’re working on Rendezvous prep and skill practice.
  • Merit Badge U is this Saturday in Troy.
  • Still looking for volunteers for haunted trail event at Camp Alaflo.
  • November 11 scouts will help park cars at Montgomery Zoo.
  • Rendezvous work days Saturday, Nov 5th and Saturday, November 26th in Andalusia. Mowing grass, setting up activities areas, prepping camp sites, etc.

New Business: Steve Naggy

  • Veterans Day parade is coming up.
  • Next Court of Honor December 12th.

Order of the Arrow: Kevin Francisco

  • N/A

Kurt’s Navaho Corner: Kurt

  • Was approached by Enterprise High School Diamond Club about teaming up to do a Halloween “Haunted Hayride” event at Camp Alaflo. Funds will be split between Diamond Club and Troop 77 (which will go to Golden Eagle fund). Oct 27-29th. Will be petting zoo, pumpkin patch, etc… Scouts can volunteer and service will count toward service hours. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/hauntedhayride2016
  • Fred need 12 adult volunteers per night to run concessions, rock mining, popcorn, petting zoo, tickets, gaga watch, storyteller helper, etc…
  • Hours of operation are 6:00-10:00pm Thursday/Friday. 6:00-11:00pm Saturday.

District Issues: Fred Livaudais

  • N/A

Venture Crew: John Forti

  • Zipline trip was great. No issues.
  • Have another load of wood that needs splitting. For more info see Firewood Sales.

Next Meeting

  • November, 14th at 5:30pm

2016 Fall Backpacking Trip Info

Below are the details for the fall backpacking trip to the Cumberland Gap.


  • Friday at 5:00pm shakedown at the hut.
  • Saturday meet at hut at 7:00am, departure at 7:30am (sharp!). 8 hour drive to basecamp.
  • Sunday hiking 8 miles.
  • Monday 2 mile hike back to basecamp and spend the day exploring.
  • Tuesday heading home.
 Packing list
  • $40 cash (for meals)
  • No Class A uniforms!
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • First Aid Kit
  • Moleskin
  • Toiletries/Medications (will be a shower on site)
  • Waterproof bag
  • Two 1 QT water bottle
  • Pocket knife
  • 1 role of toilet paper in a ziplock bag
  • 550 cord
  • Two garbage bags to use as backpack liner
  • Pair of spare camp shoes/sneakers/crocs
  • Scout pants
  • Fleece jacket/sweatshirt
  • Camp towel
  • Grubmaster packs meals in ziplock bag
  • Two t-shirts in ziplock bag
  • Three/Four pairs of socks in ziplock bag
  • Two pair of underwear in ziplock bag
  • Meal utensils (collapsable bowl/fork/knife)
  • Pillow
  • Spare garbage bag
  • Hat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Lighter/Matches/Firestarter kit
  • Camp soap
 Issued Gear:
  • Fuel
  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Tent
  • Bear bag
  • Sleeping mat
Download the troop gear list:
We will be in bear country. Food must be kept in a ziplock bag, and stored outside of tent and backpack! Troop will supply bear bags.

Patrol Leader Council

The next Patrol Leader Council will be held on Monday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. Scouts in elected positions as well as those in ranks Star and above should attend. The regular troop meeting will follow the PLC.


Services for Carl Rickert

We lost a beloved member of our troop family this weekend when Carl Rickert passed away. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Sorrells Funeral Home chapel in Enterprise.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until service time.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations in Carl’s memory may be made to Boy Scouts of America.

BSA 2016 requirements

We began this year under new advancement requirements published by the Boy Scouts of America. The new rank advancement requirements were the most comprehensive overhaul of scouting requirements in several years.

While many of our scouts have transitioned to the new requirements already, all remaining scouts working under the transition period of the old requirements will be required to adopt the new guidelines beginning January 1, 2017. All unfinished rank advancements at that time will require additional tasks and activities to be completed in accordance with the new guidelines.

With a few months left until the end of the year we will make every effort possible to advance your scout under the old guidelines.

A copy of the new rank advancement guidelines is available at the scout hut and I will be available to discuss any concerns you may have.





Fall Back-Pack Trip

When: October 8-11th 2016

Where: Cumberland Gap (KY, VA, TN)

Cost: $50 (bring money for travel meals $40)

Depart Saturday October 8th @ 7:30 am (eat breakfast before arrival) Return Tuesday October 11th @ 6:00 pm

Mandatory load out/gear inspection Friday October 7th @ 7:oo pm

Alabama Florida Council Fall Camporee

When: 23-25 September 2016

Where: Camp Ala-Flo, Enterprise Al

Cost: $25

Troop will camp at navajo and prepare patrol meals for Saturday Breakfast/Lunch and Sunday Breakfast.

Saturday Dinner is Camp Ala-Flo Fish Fry

Bring Camping and Fishing Gear!

September 12 – Troop 77 and Venture Crew Meeting Minutes

Opening: Steve Nagy

Financial Report: Charlotte

  • $3,514.27, currently in operating funds.
  • Reimbursement for WIFI extender approved.
  • Financial report approved/passed.

Admin/Advancement: Lori

  • New WIFI extender is working great.
  • Everyone has turned in their Troop position outlines.

Boards of Review: Josh Waddy

  • None at this time.

Scoutmaster Issues: Mark Hampton

  • Brendan Franco Celebration, Saturday Sept 17 at Johnny Henderson Park. Will do a peanut boil. Need scouts to help support the event. 9am setup Saturday. Event starts at 11am. Rain date Sept 25.
  • Camporee Sept 23-24 at Camp Alaflo. $25 per scout.
  • Fall Backpack October 8-11. Cumberland Gap National Park. $50 per scout, includes all meals and fees.
  • No troop meeting on October 10th

New Business: Steve Nagy

  • Troop Position documents were turned in. Lori edited typos, etc…
  • Discussing SPL requirements
  • Discussing troop bylaws and possible adjustments. Mark will put together a book of requirements and bylaws for passing out.

Order of the Arrow: Kevin Francisco

  • October 1st at 8am. O.A. Day Of Service.
  • November 5th working on O.A. hut, need construction support.

Kurt’s Navaho Corner: Kurt Pierce

  • Sept. 24 Mud Run (during Camporee at Alaflo) needs volunteers. Venture Crew will help.
  • Was approached by Enterprise High School Diamond Club about teaming up to do a Halloween “Haunted Trail” event at Camp Alaflo. Funds will be split between Diamond Club and Troop 77 (which will go to Golden Eagle fund). Oct 26-29th. Need older boys to serve as “actors”. Will be petting zoo, pumpkin patch, etc…

District Issues: Fred Livaudais

  • No discussion

Venture Crew: John Forti

  • Supporting Franco event Sept 17
  • Support mud run event Sept 24
  • Next meeting on Tuesday, Sept 27
  • Zip Line/Camp out trip Oct 1-2
  • Prepping for National Jamboree


Next Meeting

  • October 17, 2016 5:30pm

Troop Elections

Troop elections will be held Monday, September 12 during the regular troop meeting. All scouts, especially First Class and above, are highly encouraged to attend.

Court of Honor/Eagle Court of Honor



Please join the troop for a potluck dinner and Court of Honor at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, where we will recognize the rank advancement, merit badges, and other special awards which the scouts have earned! We will also be celebrating with Steven Ashline and his family as he will be presented with his Eagle rank.

Scouts should be in full Class “A” uniform, including merit badge sash.

Please bring a main or side dish to share for dinner. The Ashline family will provide cake for dessert.