11.12.2017
2000-2009

BSA Troop 45 History Project
2000 - 2009
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2009

Senior Patrol Leader Thomas McBroom (Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2009)  Cole Wood (Sept - Dec)
Asst. Senior Patrol Leader Chris Koehn
Patrol Leaders Keyes McDonald, Panther Patrol; Cole Wood, Kool Aid Man Patrol;   Silas Knox, Monkey Patrol; Louis Codling, Gladiator Patrol.
Troop Officers Silas Knox, Chaplain's Aide; Keyes McDonald,  Historian;  Marvin Hughes, Scribe; Evan McBroom, Quartermaster; Jack Bryan, Troop Guide; Thomas McBroom, Instructor.  Den Chiefs: Aaron Remotigue, Davis Pigg, Jack Bryan, Joey Pritchett
Scouts Atwell, Colin; Bryan, Jack; Codling, Louis;  Dunstan, Jacob;  Elder, Nick; Follett, Ethan;  Gaona, Jacen;  Hatter, Nathaniel;  Hinkle, William; Hughes, Marvin; Johnson, Anthony;  Kidd, James; Kidd, Michael;  Knox, Isaiah;  Knox, Micah;  Knox, Silas;  Koehn, Christopher;  Linley, Christopher; McBride, Jamal;   McBroom, Evan; McBroom, Thomas;  McDonald, Keyes;  McReynolds, Jack; Neal, Terron; Neumann, Sascha; Pigg, Davis;  Prisock, Wil; Pritchett, Joey; Remotigue, Aaron;  Ross, Alex; Walker, Zachary; Wood, Carter;  Wood, Cole.
Scoutmaster Allen McBroom
Asst. Scoutmasters Gary McFadyen, Randy Follett, Chris Driskill, Michelle Williams, Justin Huff
Spring Camporee Best Overall Troop, OA Callout Ceremonies Team, building trails for bike riders, great games, great weather, and a beautiful setting by the side of Choctaw lake.
Canoeing, hiking, waterfalls, good weather, coon dogs, and lots of other fun stuff around Hodges, Tuscumbia, Double Springs, and Birmingham, Alabama.    Click flags to see the article.
history/2000-2009/Tishomingo.jpg (54686 bytes) Tishomingo State Park, bouldering, disc golf, good food, and great camping weather.
  October, backpacking in the Sipsey Wilderness.  Trekked to the Eye of the Needle.
  November, completed the Painting merit badge. Justin Huff, ASM, was counselor.  Painted parts of the inside of the Scout Hut.
  November 21-22, went to Tannehill State park for Trade Days.  Camped Saturday night.
  December, Gourmet campout.  Was scheduled for Little Mountain, but had torrential rainstorms.  Instead, we "camped" at the Scout Hut, cooked food from around the world, and watched a couple of movies.

2008

Senior Patrol Leader Sascha Neumann (Jan - Sept.) Thomas McBroom (Sept. - Dec.)
Asst. Senior Patrol Leader Chris Koehn
Patrol Leaders (Jan- Sept.) Louis Codling, Panthers; Cole Wood, Flaming Arrows; Ethan Follett, Golden Eagles; Jack Bryan (Troop Guide), Warriors.  (Sept. - Dec.) Keyes McDonald, Panther Patrol; Cole Wood, Kool Aid Man Patrol;   Silas Knox, Monkey Patrol; Louis Codling, Gladiator Patrol. (Our PLC decided to reorganize patrols in September to have better age distribution in the patrols.)
Troop Officers Silas Knox, Chaplain's Aide; Keyes McDonald,  Historian;  Marvin Hughes, Scribe; Evan McBroom, Quartermaster; Jack Bryan, Troop Guide; Thomas McBroom, Instructor.  Den Chiefs: Aaron Remotigue, David Pigg, Jack Bryan, Joey Pritchett
Scouts Atwell, Colin; Bryan, Jack; Codling, Louis;  Dunstan, Jacob;  Elder, Nick; Follett, Ethan;  Gaona, Jacen;  Hatter, Nathaniel;  Hinkle, William; Hughes, Marvin; Johnson, Anthony;  Kidd, James; Kidd, Michael;  Knox, Isaiah;  Knox, Micah;  Knox, Silas;  Koehn, Christopher;  Linley, Christopher; McBride, Jamal;   McBroom, Evan; McBroom, Thomas;  McDonald, Keyes;  McReynolds, Jack; Neal, Terron; Neumann, Sascha; Pigg, Davis;  Prisock, Wil; Pritchett, Joey; Remotigue, Aaron;  Ross, Alex; Walker, Zachary; Wood, Carter;  Wood, Cole.
Scoutmaster Allen McBroom
Asst. Scoutmasters Gary McFadyen, Patrick McFadyen, Chris Driskell, Lee Hood , Randy Follett, Patrick McFadyen
Troop Committee Glenn Cook, Chair; Mark Guyton,  Mike and Martha Barnes (Eagle Advisors), Becky Koehn (Advancement),  Mike Godwin (Advancement), John Read (Equipment Coordinator), Karen McFadyen (Treasurer), Jim Codling (Events Coordinator)
Chartered Organization Representative Mr. Brian Wells
Order Of The Arrow Justin Miller, Troop 45 Eagle Scout, serves as Lodge Chief of Watonala Lodge.  Jack Bryan, Sascha Neumann, and Aaron Remotigue complete their Ordeal. Timothy Rice and ASM Gary McFadyen complete their Brotherhood Walks.
Eagles Brad Singleton, Justin Miller, Johnson Knox, Timothy Rice
Honors Scoutmaster's National Award of Merit (Mr. McBroom)
Grenada Lake Overnight camping in February. Huge rainstorm Saturday night, and we all stayed dry.
Famous Chicken Dinner Our one-day-a-year fundraiser. Sold over 600 chicken dinners in four hours.
OA Conclave Troop 45 members who are also in the Order of the Arrow went to Camp V-Bar in Perkinston, Mississippi for a weekend of fellowship.
Luxapalila Park Camping in April, two nights along the Tombigbee River.
Spring Camporee Camped in campsite #10, Sioux campsite at Camp Seminole during May. This was a backpacking campout for us.
Sipsey Wilderness Backpacked to the Eye of the Needle in May, camped Saturday night. Waterfalls, rock formations, and water purification rituals.
March 1, 2008  Court of Honor 50 merit badges earned, and 26 rank advancements (not counting Eagle).
Summer Camp Went First Session, had a blast.  Six days at Camp Seminole.  Thomas McBroom took home trophy for "Best Shot In Camp" from the Rifle Range.
Kentucky Trip Six great days.  Mammoth Cave, Corvette Museum, church in Bowling Green, canoeing 10 miles down the Green River, geocaching, camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, and really cool showers.
Geyser Falls Our August "fun trip". One day at the water park, just for fun.
August 25, 2008 Court of Honor 72 merit badges earned since March, 14 rank advancements  (not counting Eagle).
October Camping Trip Went to Camp Seminole Saturday morning, set up camp, had lunch, spent the afternoon honing our GPS skills and reorganizing the troop trailer, had a big dinner Saturday night, followed by a troop campfire. Sunday morning we had breakfast, packed up camp, had our chapel service, and headed for home.

2007

Scoutmaster Allen McBroom
Asst. Scoutmasters Gary McFadyen, Patrick McFadyen, Randy Graves, Trey Hoyt
Troop Committee Dr. David A. Dampier, Chair; Mark Guyton,  Mike and Martha Barnes (Eagle Advisors), Becky Koehn (Advancement),  Mike Godwin (Advancement), John Read (Equipment Coordinator), Karen McFadyen (Treasurer), Jim Codling (Events Coordinator)
Chartered Organization Representative Mr. Brian Wells
Order Of The Arrow Johnson Knox, our ASPL, serves as Lodge Chief of Watonala Lodge.
Honors Quality Unit Award, National Camping Award, District Award Of Merit (Mr. McBroom), 100% Boys Life, 2007 Centennial Award
Spring Camporee Three patrols (Panthers, Golden Eagles, and Flaming Arrows) attend Camporee at Amory Horse Park April 29-29.  Took home eight ribbons, including First Place Cornbread Cookoff (Flaming Arrows), Third Place Cornbread Cookoff (Panthers), Third Place Chili Cookoff (Flaming Arrows), First Place Uniform Inspection (Flaming Arrows), Second Place Campsite Inspection, First Place Archery (Panthers), Third Place Tomahawk Throw (Panthers), and Second Place Horseshoes (Flaming Arrows).
Wilderness Survival Campout Progress on the Wilderness Survival merit badge
Little Mountain Camped overnight at one of the highest elevations in Mississippi
Summer Camp Honor Troop, SCORE 1st Place, mile swims, Wheel Of Misfortune, bagpipes, lots more
Ozarks Trip Six days, five nights, canoeing, caverns, Ozark Folk Center, and fireworks.
Fall Camporee Troop 45 send 35 scouts and adults to Columbus Air Force Base, wins five ribbons, and had a ton of fun.

2006

Scoutmaster Allen McBroom
Asst. Scoutmasters Glenn Cook, Teddy Yeatman, Randy Graves, Gary McFadyen
Troop Committee Dr. David A. Dampier, Chair; Mark Guyton,  Mike and Martha Barnes (Eagle Advisors), Becky Koehn (Advancement),  Caryn Dampier, Mike Godwin (Advancement), John Read (Equipment Coordinator), Karen McFadyen (Treasurer), Jim Codling (Events Coordinator)
Chartered Organization Representative Mr. Brian Wells
Honors 100% Boys Life, 500 Nights Camping Award, National Camping Award, Best Overall Troop (Spring and Fall Camporees), Honor Troop (Summer Camp), Cross and Flame Award (Mr. McBroom), Quality Unit Award
Eagles Tim Read
Order Of The Arrow Tim Read serves as Lodge Chief, elected to Watonala Lodge were Thomas McBroom, Chris Koehn, John Read, Gary McFadyen, Johnson Knox
Spring Camporee What a blast.  18 ribbons, including Best Overall Troop.
Skills Campout Two newly formed patrols, the Flaming Arrows and the Panthers, get together at Camp Seminole to review stove safety and campfire cooking.
Shiloh Nat'l Park We hiked the Artillery Trail, 14 miles of cannons and history.
Summer Camp First Session, Honor Troop, second place in SCORE, 17 Scouts registered for camp and two on staff, best in uniform inspection
Alabama Trip Six days and five nights, 12 Scouts and two adults, canoeing, camping, museums, canyon hiking, service projects, Color Guard for the Fourth, lots of good food.
Philmont Expedition Tim Read was part of the Pushmataha Council Expedition.
Fall Camporee Best Overall Troop, three blue ribbons, one red ribbon, and a new Lodge BSA Dutch Oven.  Duck calls by day, trains by night, and bagpipes at dawn.
Patrols Panther, Cobra, Badger, Road Kill, Flaming Arrows
Officers SPL Patrick McFadyen/Chris Koehn; ASPL Lane Godwin/Johnson Knox; PL Sascha Neumann; APL Tim Rice; PL Chris Koehn; APL Thomas McBroom; PL Dustin Ballard; APL Brad SingletonTroop Guide Tim Read; OA Rep Tim Read; Quartermaster Johnson Knox/Tim Rice; Librarian Mark Parsons/Cullom McCormick; Scribe E.J. Stevenson/Marvin Hughes

2005

Scoutmaster Richard Sowers/Allen McBroom (November, 2005)
Asst. Scoutmasters Rick Chambers, Glenn Cook, Allen McBroom, Frances Wells, Teddy Yeatman, Randy Graves, Gary McFadyen
Troop Committee Dr. David A. Dampier, Chair; Mark Guyton,  Mike and Martha Barnes (Eagle Advisors), Becky Koehn (Advancement),  Caryn Dampier, Mike Godwin (Advancement), John Read (Equipment Coordinator), Karen McFadyen (Treasurer)
Chartered Organization Representative Mr. Brian Wells
Eagles Thomas Sowers (5/2/05), Patrick McFadyen (11/19/05)
Fall Camporee Held at Mossy Oak in West Point; First Place Campsite Inspection, First Place Uniform Inspection (Cobra Patrol), Second Place Uniform Inspection (Panther Patrol), Third Place Merit Badge Demo, Best Overall Troop (President's Award)
Joint Court Of Honor Held at First United Methodist Church CLC, Oct. 29, 2005.  An event shared with Troop 27.
Summer Camp Camp Seminole, Second Session;  Honor Troop, First Place SCORE Competition (we got the BIG trophy)
Spring Camporee Held at Camp Seminole; 3rd Place Campsite Inspection

2004

Choctaw District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Richard Sowers
Asst. Scoutmasters Rick Chambers, Glenn Cook, Allen McBroom, Neil McLendon
Awards Honor Troop (Camp Seminole Camporee), 100% Boys' Life
Eagles Buddy Balaa (12/6/04)
Troop Committee Dr. David A. Dampier, Chair; Mark Guyton, Dr. Mike Remotigue, Brian Wells, Mike and Martha Barnes (Eagle Advisors), Terry Coggins, Becky Koehn (Advancement),  Caryn Dampier, Mike Godwin (Advancement), John Read (Equipment Coordinator), Karen McFadyen (Treasurer)
history/2000-2009/raft102304.jpg (74710 bytes) Rafting on the Ocoee River, October, 2004
history/2000-2009/COH0904_04.jpg (105716 bytes) Court Of Honor, Sept. 13, 2004
Court Of Honor Program for Sept. 13, 2004.  Photo on left links to all four pages of the program.
Chicken Dinner Fundraiser, May 14, 2004

2003

Choctaw District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Richard Sowers
Awards
Eagles None
history/2000-2009/raft071203a.JPG (82787 bytes) Rafting Trip, July, 2003

2002

Choctaw District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Richard Sowers
Awards
Eagles Michael Jack
Court Of Honor, September, 2002
Destin, FL Deep Sea Fishing and USAF Museum Visit, June, 2002
Eagle Scout Ceremony, May, 2002
history/2000-2009/2002_group.jpg (118083 bytes) Troop photo taken at Camp Davey Crockett in Tennessee in July, 2002.
2001
Choctaw District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Richard Sowers
Awards
Eagles Levon Paul Judon, Jr.
2000
Choctaw District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Richard Sowers
Awards
Eagles Austin C. Powe