On Friday March 11 through Saturday March 12 Troops 3/323 came together with other scouts to help Connor Perdue completed his eagle project, bringing him one step closer to earning the Eagle Rank. Several volunteers gathered at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church to assist Conner with his project. Conner’s project was to create a concrete trash pad for the Church. Scouts dug out an area for the pad to go and scattered all of the excess dirt. They assisted in creating the forms for the slab. Finally Around 9:30 AM on Saturday a small concrete truck came and poured the concrete. Now it just needs to cure and the Church will have a trash pad that it will be able to use for years!
The ski trip is a classic for troops 323 and 3323,
The Troop has done this favorite outing for the last several years, and as always it was a smashing success. The troop left Friday February 10 to drive up to Flagstaff to spend a fun weekend skiing in Snow Bowl. The troop had lots of fun, there were some first time skiers who had never hit the slopes and some veteran scouts who already had their ski legs…. Or would you say snow legs.
This year the troop got to stay in the army barracks at Camp Navajo located near the ski resort.
A major element of the Scouts BSA is volunteer work, and on February 4 troop 323 and 3323 had another great year of scouting for food. Troop 323 has hosted an annual food drive for Mom’s Pantry (13440 N Cave Creek Rd). Scouts passed out flyers promoting this event the week prior to the food drive. Then on the day of the drive scouts collected bags of food from people’s houses in total they collected 1,911 pounds of food.
Wow, that’s a lot of food!!!
Jan 23 Charlebois Springs Outing
This was an overnight backpacking trip in the Superstition Mountains, from the Peralta Trailhead to Charlebois Springs, a 6.9-mile hike.
The troop starts the hike on Dutchman Trail, #104. Very shortly after, we switch onto Bluff Spring Trail, #235. After a few miles on Bluff Spring, we find an intersection connecting back up with the Dutchman Trail again. This took us to our camp site at Charlebois Springs.
This year the Troop was able to camp in the area closest to the spring. Water was available at the campsite. The weather for this outing was good on Saturday but turned cold and wet for Sunday’s hike back out.
Dec 22 Arcade night
This year’s December troop fun meeting was held at Starfighters Arcade. Located at 4840 E. Jasmine St., Mesa, 85205, it was approx 45 minutes away.
All machines are part of a personal collection that grew too big for a warehouse so they rented old office space and set up an arcade with all the games. There are more than 100 upright arcade games and more than forty pinball machines. During the party all games were free to the troop, so no one needed to bring quarters.
Thank you to Wyatt and Ms. Newell for planning such a fun event!!