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Thursday, September 20, 2018

About Us

Troop 320 is an active Boy Scout Troop in the Town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.  We are a unit within the Black River District of the Occoneechee Council.

Originally chartered in 1951, Troop 320 has been continually serving Fuquay-Varina for the past 40 years. It has been awarded the Quality Unit award for the past 39 years.

Troop 320 goes by the "Orange Crush" nickname, a reference to the color of their hats and the colors of Fuquay-Varina High School. This name was given to them by fellow troops as 320 arrived at summer camp in a very large, old and crinkled orange school bus many years ago.  A tradition of the troop is to hand out cans of Orange Crush soda to other scouts at summer camp.

Join our troop.  We will be meeting in the Centrum  at 100 Judd Parkway SE, Fuquay Varina from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM.


Watch this brief, scout produced, video about our troop.

Scouting News

Michigan's 1st Eagle Scout, war hero, honored - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI - Merritt Lamb was many things: a poet, beloved Boy Scouts of America leader, Eagle Scout and a venerable hero who died behind enemy lines during World War I.

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Top 5 merit badges Scouts could earn while completing assignments for schoolTop 5 merit badges Scouts could earn while completing assignments for school - Monday, August 20, 2018

Here’s a word problem to ponder: How can one homework assignment count twice?

Easy. By getting credit for that work at school and in Scouts.

Turns out several merit badge requirements align perfectly with schoolwork. And there’s no BSA rule against going for double credit. (Same goes for service projects done at school. The Guide to Advancement says that “counting service hours for school or elsewhere in the community and also for advancement is not considered double counting since the hours are counted only once for advancement purposes.”)

Makes that 10-page essay seem a little more palatable, huh?

Now that school is back in session, let’s look at the top 5 merit badge Scouts can earn while completing homework, group projects or other school assignments.

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Upcoming Events

Backpacking - Appalachian Trail (Akins/Yungbluth)
Start Date/Time:
Friday, September 28, 2018 4:30 PM
End Date/Time:
Sunday, September 30, 2018 3:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Category:
Troop Outing
Description:

***Please note the date change!***  

Contact Mr. Akins (jfakins@nc.rr.com) if you were previously signed up and are no longer able to attend.

Location:  Watauga Lake, TN

Departure:  4:30 pm; arrive at the farm no later than 4:00.

Return:  3:00 Sunday afternoon

Details:  Scouts will be divided into two hiking groups.  Group 2 will consist of experienced scouts who will be backpacking a 12 mile portion of the Appalachian Trail.  Group 1 will consist of younger scouts who will be base camping and day hiking.  

All Scouts will spend Friday Night at Cardens Bluff Campground, which is part of the Cherokee National Forest.  Group 2 will depart Saturday morning along the AT, camp along the trail Sat evening, and then meet back with group 1 on Sunday morning.  Group 1 will participate in a day hike along the Appalachian Trail, and return to camp for additional activities to be planned by the SPL.

All scouts should pack in backpacks or duffel bags; no action packers.

Both group 1 & 2 will plan and cook backpacking style meals.

Bring meal money for lunch on the way home on Sunday.

Contact Mr. Akins (jfakins@nc.rr.com) with any questions.

 

 

Owned by James Akins On Monday, August 6, 2018

Contact Us

Mailing Address: Glenn Traylor
  PO Box 1372
  Fuquay-Varina, NC  27526

Phone Number 919-552-4602

Contact Scoutmaster, SPL, or Webmaster