Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

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Troop Recharter

Attention all Scouts and Parents,

It's time again for our annual Troop Recharter. Most of you will know the "drill" but for those who do not or who have forgotten what to do, it's fairly simple. Please do the following:

  1. Download, print and complete the 2019 Recharter Form
  2. Download, fill out and complete the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A & B, plus a copy of your insurance card. Part C will be needed when we go to Summer Camp
  3. Bring all of the above to a Troop meeting not later than Monday, November 5th, along with the appropriate dues payment. Please note that the dues have increased this year by $9 for all Youths and Adults. You may pay your dues by check, credit card, or debit card

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Committee Chairman David Canale, or another adult leader. If your Scout needs financial assistance for his dues, please contact Committee Chairman David Canale. All such inquiries are kept confidential.

Committee Chairman
David Canale

BSA Giving Away SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs

In alliance with the Boy Scouts of America, eKnowledge and the SAT/ACT Donation Project are giving Boy Scout families (past and present) $350 SAT and ACT test prep programs for just the cost of providing the programs (under $20)…the fee covers everything, including materials, shipping, student support, and streaming.

More information about the program can be found here,

You may request your programs online:

Troop 465 History Project

John Ballard and Nancy Wick, along with several others, have been collecting items for some time for the Troop 465 history project, and would like your input and help.

If you have any photos, news articles, personal stories that you would like to scan, and send us, or let us borrow them to scan them for this history project, it would be most helpful.

As of February 2018, Dan Warner is putting together a draft document to be edited by John Ballard with release by summer camp. We would then have several review meetings where we could use your comments and inputs. We have a number of items, including all the yearly rosters, but could always use more stories of your memories of the Troop.

In addition to the history document, we plan to set up a history museum in the not too distant future to display the photos and other articles. Many of these items will also enhance our website.

Some of the items needed are a list of the Troop activities and their locations over the years, such as, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater, backpacking, hiking, camping, summer camps, training, exploring caves, historical trips, Philmont treks, Seabase trips, Eagle projects, Courts of Honor, and many more.

With many of you helping (both past and present Troop members and families) this can be a very rewarding project!!!

We also need photographs of the Vaughn Rd Scout hut, or maybe someone could take some current pictures of it.

Please submit your items to Dan Warner at, or call him at 678-488-5925, or stop by the Scout hut on Monday nights.

Thank you for your assistance,

Troop 465 History Committee

Richard Smith's Appalachian Trail Through Hike Journal

Richard Smith, a former Troop member and grandparent of a 465 Scout, is through hiking the AT. Here's a link to his trail journal so you can follow his progress,

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:

Provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.

Train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.

Develop personal fitness.

How you can get involved:

JOIN as a youth member with Troop 465.

VOLUNTEER as a Troop Committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster

GIVE to 465 Alumni Inc. to support Troop 465's sponsor.

  Serving youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster Emeritus, George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead", and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Clay Limbaugh is our current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster Limbaugh is only our 7th Scoutmaster since 1963.

Since 1996, the Troop Sponsor has been 465 Alumni, Inc., dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically. Troop 465 has a permanent Scout Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight of 465 Alumni, Inc.

Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members and their families. If you would like more information about joining troop 465, please click here.

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Clay Limbaugh ,

Committee Chair - David Canale,

For website suggestions, history site additions, pictures of troop events to upload, etc., please email:
Updated 10/18/18