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 Boy Scout Troop 50 Wetumpka, Alabama

 


 

 

 

Boy Scout Troop 50 is sponsored by First United Methodist Church located at 306 West Tuskeena Street and is a Christian troop adhering to Christian values. The troop was founded on March 31, 1938 and was sponsored by the Wetumpka Lions Club. The first Scoutmaster was O.M. Bratton.   

 

The troop is "Scout led", this means the Scouts lead the troop meetings, campouts, outings, and events. The boys learn leadership by selecting the troop activities, organizing and planning the events, and then leading the events. The Scoutmasters, Troop Committee members, and adult leaders provide supervision and guidance. Parent participation (including moms and dads) is highly encouraged. There are approximately 40 Scouts in 6 patrols with 10 Assistant Scout Masters and many Parent Volunteers. We also have a new Venturing patrol for the older Scouts.

 

The troop is very active, we have regular camping and outdoor activities and with outings at least once per month. Weekend campouts, canoe/kayak expeditions, hikes, zip-lines, rock climbing, and day trips to are popular with the Scouts. 

 

We regularly go on weekend  "Adventure Trips" including canoeing and backpacking trips. Some of the adventure trips include a hiking at the Walls of Jerrico, canoeing on the Tallapoosa River, Adventurers Unlimited, FL and snow skiing/tubing in Stone Mountain Georgia. 

 

Part of rank advancement is serving the community by performing service projects and the Scouts regularly participate in numerous activities. Including the New Year's Eve Celebration for the City of Wetumpka, Scout Sunday, 4th of July Activities, Flag Day, Veteran's Day, Christmas on the Coosa, Scouting for Food, Adopt-a-Mile and Adopt-a-Stream.

 

Troop meetings include rank advancement activities like first aid, knot-tying, camping skills, and physical fitness. The Scouts regularly participate in merit badge classes that are required for the advanced ranks of Star, Life, and Eagle. 54 Scouts from Troop 50 have achieved the rank of Eagle (as of Jun 2016).

 

Schools Served - Wetumpka High School and Middle School, Edgewood Academy, Redland Elementary, Eclectic Middle School, Elmore County High School and Alabama Christian Academy. 

 

Current Adult Leadership


Scoutmaster: Keith Womack

Assistant Scout Master & Venturing Patrol: Gardner Perdue, Danny Riddle, Lee Davis

Assistant Scout Master(s): Brian Powell,  David McCaughtry, Stan Horn, Charlotte Bridgman, Jeff Young, Jason Kujala, Billy Staves, Troy Nettles, Danny Riddle, Ronnie Taylor, Bill Hamil 

Troop Secretary: Tracy Tesh

Troop Treasurer:  Melinda Clack

Committee Chair: Sharon Nettles

Advancement Chair: Stephanie Hamil

Camping Chair: Billy Staves

Court of Honor Chair: Melinda Clack

Equipment Chair/Quartermaster: Troy Nettles

Outdoor Chair: Greg Hughes 

Webmaster: Bill Hamil

Troop Committee: All of the above & Charles Clack, Clay Hutsler, Ashley Taylor

Charter Organization Rep: Josh Rider

Tukabatchee Executive: Marvin Smith

Muskogee District Executive: Larry Newton

Muskogee District Chair: Judge Terry Mitchell

Muskogee District Vice Chair: N/A

District Comissioner: Lawanda Fortner