Freeze Out Camp Out January 27 - 29, 2017

posted Jan 26, 2017, 5:10 PM by Boy Scout Troop 856

Freeze Out Camp Out January 27-29, 2017

The troop will be attending the winter camporee Freeze Out at Little Pee Dee State Park (
2400 Park Access Rd, Dillon, SC 29536).  The cost for the trip is $35.  We will be departing from the church at 5pm on Friday.  Please have your scout pack warm clothes and sleeping bags as it will be chilly throughout the weekend with temperatures in the 50's during the day and in the 30's at night.  Please follow the following links to learn more about the agenda for this weekend, as well as a packing list that can be used as a guide for this weekend.  If you have any questions about this weekend, please call Mr. Rusty at 843-902-0699.

Items to take camping -
8 essential cold weather tips -
Winter Camporee Flyer #1 -
Winter Camporee Flyer #2 -
Winter Camporee Leaders Guide - 
Winter Camporee Schedule -



Lumber River State Park Canoe Trip this weekend!

posted Sep 9, 2016, 7:40 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856

We will be canoeing this weekend on the Lumber River in NC.  We will be departing from the church at 5PM on Friday, Sept 9,  2016.  Please eat before arriving.  We will be camping at the Princess Ann Access of the Lumber River State Park in the group camping area.  The address is Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Rd, Orrum, NC  28369.  The phone number is (910) 628-4564. We will put the boats in at the Boardman, NC boat landing, and will canoe down the river, back to the campsite, a distance of approximately 9.4 miles.  We will return home on Sunday, Sept 11, 2016 at noon.  Please see the attached documents for maps, menu, and duty rosters.  Permission slips can be accessed through your scoutbook account.

Camp Coker Summer Camp Staff Application

posted Dec 14, 2015, 5:17 PM by Boy Scout Troop 856

Please see the attached file to sign up to be on Camp Coker camp staff for the 2016 summer camp season.  Thanks.

Merit Badge College

posted Nov 23, 2015, 6:50 PM by Boy Scout Troop 856   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 7:12 PM ]

Please see the attached flyers for the Merit Badge College which will be held over two Saturdays on December 5th and December 12th.  The college will be held at the Surfside United Methodist Church from 8AM to 4:30PM on both of those two days.  Please see the flyers for the list of possible merit badges that your scout can earn, and register today directly through the Pee Dee Area Council.  The cost is $15, and scouts can earn up to 4 merit badges.  Registration is due this Friday!

2015 - 2016 Troop Budget

posted Nov 20, 2015, 11:31 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856

Please see the attached budget for August 2015 through December 2016.

Boy Scout Camps

posted Nov 20, 2015, 7:26 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 7:29 AM ]

Please take a look at each of these boy scout camps so that we can decide which one we want to attend this summer.  Thanks.  - Neal

T-Shirt Designs for the Troop

posted Oct 7, 2015, 10:20 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856

We are in the process of coming up with a T-Shirt design for the troop.  Scouts and scouters are encouraged to submit a design to be considered for the troop.  Visit this page to see some designs which are being considered at this time.  Thanks.

No Meeting Tonight Due to Inclement Weather and Unsafe Road Conditions

posted Oct 5, 2015, 10:47 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856

Due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, there will be no scout meeting or patrol leaders conference meeting tonight.  Furthermore, due to low commitment levels by the boys, the troop will not be sending a contingent to the Council Camporee this coming weekend.  Please find the attached registration form for the OA Fall Fellowship.  Boys will need to sign up individually if they wish to attend.  Registrations are due October 23.


Neal Sarvis

Car Wash Dates

posted Jul 7, 2015, 4:45 PM by Boy Scout Troop 856   [ updated Jul 7, 2015, 4:45 PM ]

Remember, We will be having two car washes taking place at the Palmetto Pointe church, the first on Saturday July 18 from 10 am - 5 pm, and the second on Saturday August 1 from 10 am - 5 pm.

Spring Fellowship

posted Mar 16, 2015, 1:11 PM by Boy Scout Troop 856

See the attached form.

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