Our Troop earned the Award for the Best Gateway at the 2013 Lewis & Clark District Camporee at Powerland Museum in Brooks, OR. There was a competition for each Troop to build a Gateway in front of their campsite & ours was judged the best by a panel of judges.
As a part of our 40-year Anniversary as a Boy Scout Troop, the Committee approved the purchase of a new Troop Flag. We now have our new Troop Flag on our flagpole with our 29 newest Ribbons/Awards earned as well. We had 124 Ribbons & Awards attached to the flagpole with our 'old' Flag which made it difficult to manage & many of the Ribbons were getting damaged. So the Committee discussed only keeping the newer Ribbons on the flagpole to give room for more to be added easily. (All of the Ribbons/Awards since 2001 have been reattached to the flagpole with the new Troop Flag.
Our Troop earned the Gold level of the JTE Award once again in 2015.
In 2011, the Quality Unit Award was changed to the Journey to Excellence award. The Journey to Excellence is the BSA's performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of Units. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program for the youth in the Unit.
We were the first Recharter turned-in from the entire Council once again this year (for the fourth year in a row). It was actually turned-in when the Scout Office opened at 8:30 am on the first morning after the Recharter system went online. To prove that our Troop is the 'best' & to set a mark that can never be beat!(It can only ever be tied...)