TROOP 181's 24th EAGLE SCOUT
TROOP 181's 23rd EAGLE SCOUT
COURT OF HONOR September 14, 2015
Phoenix Patrol Members
Patrol Leader-Chase C.
Assistant Patrol Leader- Traxson L.
Chilli Pepper Patrol Members
Patrol Leader- Colby M.
Assistant Patrol Leader- Ricky Z.
Chandler S. (Senior Patrol Leader)
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CHECK OUT NEW MANUAL - I n t r o d u c t i o n t o L e a d e r s h i p Skills f o r T r o o p s under the Training & Forms page. A Must read for registered Adults and Senior Patrol, Asst. Senior Patrol, and Patrol Leaders (Under the Adult training certifications in Training & Forms pg)
2015 CAMPOREE KLONDIKE DERBY
TROOP 181 AWARDS
Overall Troop Award: 3rd Place
Campsite Presidents Award: 1st Place
Cooking - Foil: 1st Place
Gateway: 2nd Place
Fishing: 2nd Place - Red Hot Chili Pepper Patrol
Blind Tarp: 2nd Place - Red Hot Chili Pepper Patrol
Flag tag: 3rd Place Phoenix Patrol
Electric Fence: 3rd Place - Phoenix Patrol
2014 CAMPOREE PIRATES
TROOP 181 AWARDS
Overall Troop Award: 2nd Place
Pirate Tug of War Reigning Champions
Pirate Cannon Ball: 2nd Place
2013 CAMPOREE GPS & COMPASS -
TROOP 181 AWARDS
CAMPSITE AWARD 1st PLACE
2012 CAMPOREE FIRST AID CHALLENGE -
TROOP 181 AWARDS
FIRST AID CHALLENGE Troop Award 1st Place
Patrol First Aid, Red Hot Chili Peppers 1st Place
Patrol First Aid Challenge, Fighting Irish 1st PLACE
IRON CHIEF Challenge Fighting Irish 3rd PLACE
CAMPSITE AWARD 3rd PLACE
2011 CAMPOREE BATTLE OF MAFEKING -
TROOP 181 AWARDS
PRESIDENTS AWARD Manatee District Camporee 2011
BATTLE OF MAFEKING - 2nd Place
BATTLE FLAG - 2nd Place
CATAPULT 132' - 3rd Place
CAMPSITE - 3rd Place
PATROL COOKING - 3rd Place
GATEWAY - 4th Place
WOODRUFF BSA SCOUT RESERVATION 2011
2011 HONOR TROOP AWARD
Highland Hammocks State Park, 2-21-2015, cleanup, 3 hours;
Gamble Plantation, Eagle Scout Project, date _______, 2015, 3 hours;
Gamble Plantation, Eagle Scout Project, date _______, 2015, 8 hours;
Gamble Plantation, Eagle Scout Project, date _______, 2015, 6 hours;
Gamble Plantation, Eagle Scout Project, date _______, 2015, 10 hours;
Fogertyville Cemetery, Eagle Scout Project, date _______, 2015, 8 hours;
Fogertyville Cemetery, Eagle Scout Project, date _______, 2015, 6 hours;
Fogertyville Cemetery, Memorial Day ceremony, 5-25-2015, 2 hours;
Kelly Park, 5-31-2015, park cleanup, 3 hours;
Stone Mountain Georgia State Park, park Cleanup, July 5, 2015, 4 hours;
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Eagle Scout Project, August 22, 2015, 6 hours;
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Eagle Scout Project, August 29, 2015, 5 hours;
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Eagle Scout Project, September 5, 2015, 8 hours;
**A Scout is Trustworthy
Newspaper Bradenton Herald - Published: August 9, 2013
Vin's People: Pals started scouts in first grade
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Congratulations to Allan (AJ) Baily, William Kidd and Wyatt Lewis.
The three young men, who started as Tiger Cubs in first grade at Kinnan Elementary School, will become Eagle Scouts on Monday at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church. Troop 181 Scoutmaster Allan F. Baily, AJ's dad, will make the presentation. An honors Braden River High School graduate, Baily earned the rank by building a bird-of-prey instructional platform at Crowley Nature Museum. He'll go to the University of Florida. Also a Braden River grad, Kidd built a seeing eye dog training platform for Southeast Guide Dogs. He'll attend State College of Florida. Lewis upgraded a playground for South Trail Church of Christ, adding safety features and sustainable landscaping. He is a Braden River senior. The trio previously earned the Arrow of Light, Scouting's highest award.
Newspaper Bradenton East County Observer August 14, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 181 members Willy Kidd, Wyatt Lewis and Allan "A.J." Baily have scouted together since elementary school. They officially were recognized as Eagle Scouts Aug. 12, during a joint Court of Honor Ceremony in Bradenton. Boy Scout Troop 181 members Willy Kidd, Wyatt Lewis and A.J. Baily have scouted together since elementary school. They officially were recognized as Eagle Scouts Aug. 12, during a joint Court of Honor Ceremony in Bradenton." EAST COUNTY — As A.J. Baily, Wyatt Lewis and Willy Kidd sit around a dining room table, they joke casually as only lifelong friends can do. The trio — all 18 — started together in Cub Scouts while attending Kinnan Elementary School. With their families, they embarked on monthly camping trips and other adventures, acquiring lifelong skills, merit badges and plenty of shared memories, such as flinging themselves from rope swings and playing a nighttime version of hide-and-seek. More than a decade later, the men, all members of Boy Scout Troop 181, were honored Monday night, during a special joint Court of Honor ceremony, at which all three men were awarded their Eagle Scout ranking. "We were definitely always there for each other," Baily said of their friendship. "It definitely makes it more meaningful (to have our ceremony together)." They helped each other complete their Eagle Scout service projects, for which each dedicated nights and weekends to soliciting donations, recruiting volunteers and implementing their visions for their Eagle Scout projects. Lewis revitalized the playground at South Trail Church of Christ, in Sarasota, where he attended church as a child with his grandmother. He and fellow scouts re-mulched the area, restored benches and poured portions of a sidewalk, among other tasks. Allan Baily built an instruction platform for an endangered-bird aviary at the Crowley Museum and Nature Center. Kidd built a training deck with two sets of stairs for Southeastern Guide Dogs, which needed the steps to help train guide dogs. "It feels like there’s a weight lifted off of you," Lewis said of completing his project. Having the support of friends going through the same challenges of attaining Eagle Scout also became a motivator, especially when paperwork, schoolwork and other challenges seemed daunting. "There are a lot of kids who become Life Scouts, the rank before Eagle; you do everything but the (Eagle Scout) project," Baily said. "I feel like having good friends in scouting helps you get that extra push (to finish)." The men have helped lead fellow Troop 181 members for the last year, which has been challenging at times, but the venture also has been gratifying, because older scouts plan trips to new camping grounds and other adventures. "Just about anywhere, there’s something you can apply (from scouting)," Baily said, noting the Boy Scout program not only teaches survival skills, but also leadership, patience and perseverance. As the 2013-2014 school year begins, the Eagle Scouts will find themselves separated for the first time since their childhood days. Baily and Kidd, both who graduated from Braden River High School last school year, will head to college — Baily at the University of Florida and Kidd at State College of Florida. During the school year Baily hopes to attend a few camping trips with his former troop, and Kidd plans to be involved as well, and attend meetings from time to time. Lewis will be a senior at Braden River this year, and he plans to stay involved as an adult leader, although he no longer will be a member of the troop. He plans to enlist in the U.S. Army upon graduation.
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"I feel like having good friends in scouting helps you get that extra push (to finish)." A.J. Baily
CHECK OUT THE EAGLES NEST PAGE FOR A LIST OF ALL TROOP 181 EAGLE SCOUTS SINCE 1986 THROUGH KYLE, KEVIN, ALLAN "AJ", CHRIS , WILLY, WYATT, MICHAEL CHANDLER, and RONY.
NEW TROOP Policy on Eagle Scout's effective January 2012 . All Life Scouts working towards the Rank of Eagle must continue to be an active member of the Troop with participation in a minimum of 75% of Troop Meetings, and a minimum of 75% of Troop activities and campouts to be assured of receipt of the Committee Chairman and Scoutmasters signature on your Eagle Scout Application. (Note: excepts will be considered if more than the 25% of Troop meetings or activities are missed due to any required school activities or sports activities - please check with the Scoutmaster prior for an exception for such activities
UPDATED training - MANDATORY For ALL Adults under Training and forms
UPDATE FORMS - New Eagle Scout Workbook for 2013 Under Training & Forms and Eagle Nest
NEW PICTURES WEBSITE - Photos Needed Under T181 Photo Gallery VIEW OUR WHITEWATER RAFTING PICTURES ON THE OCOEE RIVER ON THE TROOP PHOTO PAGES FOR 2011
VIEW OUR WHITEWATER RAFTING PICTURES ON THE NANTAHALA RIVER - Date of Trip July 6, 2010, follow the link at www.myriverphotos.com
VIEW OUR WHITEWATER RAFTING PICTURES ON THE OCOEE RIVER 2009 FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW and select July 10 at 11:00 am middle river. For troop 181 select river guide Butterfly, Grayson or Stan. Before Ordering any pictures contact other scouts in the same boat to see if they may want to go in as a group to purchase the disk which would be less expensive for all.