Nate Garner - Troop 323 newest Eagle
May 26, 2017

On May 26th, Nate Garner passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Nate to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Eagle Project - Building tables for Ben Avery Shooting Range
April 9 & May 14, 2017

Nate Garner led the Scouts in building and painting tables for Ben Avery shooting range. It took two days and hard work but Ben Avery will have great new tables!

West Clear Creek
April 28-29, 2017

On April 28-29 the new Rattlesnake Patrol joined Troop 323 on their 1st backpacking outing to West Clear Creek near Camp Verde, AZ. The hike involved 3 chilly water crossings and a few scouts and adults took unplanned dips in the creek. It was a great outing and our newest scouts proved they were ready for the challenge.

Service Project
April 15, 2017

Meet@LOM@0700
Depart 7:15am
Return 1:00pm

Geronimo Big "G" Tent Repair

Fixing the tents we use at Geronimo is one of the requirements for the Big "G" award at Geronimo. Troop 323 has a proud history of getting Big "G" Gold award at camp; we want to continue that tradition!

Scouts, please bring:
1) Class B shirt
2) Sunscreen, Hat
3) Waterbottle or camelback
4) Sunglasses (optional)

Please bring the following tools if you have them:
1) Push brooms to sweep off basketball court to have a clean surface to work on
2) Scissors capable of cutting medium-weight tent canvas

Eagle Court of Honor
April 2, 2017

Photos from last Sunday's Eagle Court of Honor. Congratulations again to Tanner, Erik, Nolan and Garrett!

The Troop's Eagle Roster can be viewed here.

Eagle Project - Transplanting Native Cacti
April 1, 2017

On April 1st, Sebastian Lebert lead the Troop in transplanting native cacti for the Tonto National Forest Service. Scouts used shovels, picks, and thick leather gloves to remove and replant the cacti. The weather was awesome and the Scouts had a great time.

Spring Church Cleanup
Service Project

March 25, 2017

Troop 323 participated in the semi-annual church clean up at All Saints Lutheran on March 25. Scouts from every patrol (Gorfs, Falcons, Phoenix, Trojans) and new Scouts from Pack 323 joined together for 3 hours to rake, trim, prune, clear a garden and pull weeds. It was great opportunity for our Troop to give back to All Saints Lutheran for their sponsorship.

Crossover at Bumblebee Ranch
March 18-19, 2017

We just has our Crossover Outing. The Cub Scouts from Pack 323 joined our troop on this outing. We taught them needed skills and had them earn some rank advancement requirements. Then we had the ceremony and anual fire work bonfire. It was very fun and the new scouts show much potential.

Erik Struckmeyer - Troop 323 newest Eagle
March 2, 2017

On March 2nd, Erik Struckmeyer passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Erik to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Eagle Project - Renovating St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
March 4, 2017

On March 4th, Logan Steffensen lead the Troop in replacing door panels and painting areas of the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Older Scouts were given information about tool safety and were shown how to properly replace exterior panels. Other Scouts and parents applied several coars of paint to cabinets, doors, and trim in the Fellowship Hall.

Ski Outing
Feb. 24-26, 2017

This past weekend Troop 323 went on our anual snow outing. On Friday night we drove up and staued at the Navajo Army National Guard Base in Bellemont. The next morning we left for Snow Bowl. We went skiing for a few hours then ate lunch. After lunch we hit the slopes for a few more hours. After skiing we went to NAU and we ate dinner. After we finished we went back to the barracks and everyone passed out. Overall, it was a wonderful trip.

Scouting For Food
Feb. 2, 2017

During scouting for food we put out flyers asking people to donate canned food through BSA. A dew days later we collected all the food. It was a great turnout and it will help many people in need.

Merit Badge Roundup
Jan. 28 & Feb. 11, 2017

We completed the Merit Badge Roundup. We earned three merit badges by going to 2 four hour sessions in the course of 2 weeks. In each class we learned about the merit badge and why it's useful in our daily lives. After 2 weeks we found ourselves with 3 new merit badges!!!

Bike Outing
December 10-11, 2016

This December Troop 323 went on a two day, one night outing. To get to our campsite, we road our mountain bikes through the mountains for about 23 miles. We started by riding 8 miles then stopping for lunch. We stopped to have lunch on a large rock called Balancing Rock. From there we road another 8 miles to get to a parking lot. From there u could choose to do another 8 miles or ride back to camp in a car. The additional 8 miles was very fun with many places for speed. When we got to camp we set up our sleeping areas and started to relax and play games. We had the Cub Scout Pack 323 join us which provided them with a glimpse into Boy Scouts. We finished the night with our annual game of capture the flag. The next day, we went and rode on a sport loop which I found fun most of the ride. So overall it was a great experience and an amazing trip.

Nate Foulger - Troop 323 newest Eagle
December 1, 2016

On December 1st, Nate Foulger passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Nate to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Survival Outing
November 19-20, 2016

The Crew Survival outing included about 40 rescuers (Crew and Troop combined) as well as 7 survival participants (4 from the Troop). That's close to 50 people participating on this outing! The exercise required Survival Participants to stay alone in the Superstition Wilderness Area near Phoenix for 48 hours with only the gear, food, and water they would take on a normal day hike. The purpose of the exercise was to mimic a typical survival situation in which a day hiker gets lost or injured and has to survive with only his day hike gear while awaiting rescue, which statistically takes place within 48-72 hours.

Camporee
October 14-16, 2016

Troop 323 recently went on our Camporee outing. Here, our troop competed with other troops to make a great trebuchet or catapult. The categories to win in were: distance, accuracy, and best built. We won best built. This was a two day outing and everyone had a great time.

Humphrey's Peak Hike
Sept 16-18, 2016

Seven adults and three scouts attended this year's annual Mt. Humphreys outing. This beautiful, and exhausting hike, ends at 12,633 ft. above sea level. Congrats to the scouts that endured this difficult challenge, especially that those that reached the highest point in Arizona.

Order of the Arrow Ordeal
September 9-11, 2016

Four Scouts from Troop 323 attended the induction ceremony for the Order of the Arrow at Camp Raymond near Flagstaff, AZ the weekend of Sept 10. The Ordeal, as the ceremony is known, is an overnight and daylong experience. Elliot Hull, Jordan McCormick, Matthew Serene and Colin Steffensen participated and enjoyed the challenges the Ordeal entails as well as an amazing dinner after the ceremony.

Yearly Planning Meeting
August 20-21, 2016

On August 20th, the troop’s Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), Patrol Advisors, and other troop adult leaders met at Bumblebee Ranch to plan the outings and troop meetings for 2017. This takes a lot of time and discussion to make the troop's activities run smoothly over the next year.

Tanner Kloostra- Troop 323 newest Eagle
August 4, 2016

On August 4th, Tanner Kloostra passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Tanner to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Summer Camp 2016
June 11-18, 2016

Camp Geronimo Summer Camp

Troop 323 survived another annual outing to camp Geronimo this summer. Merit badge requirements were fulfilled, food was eaten, and new and old scouts got to bath in the brisk waters of East- Webber. During the year, our campsite had gotten an upgrade, including new seats around the campfire and new tents. Apart from this, Geronimo hardly changed, and was just as enjoyable as ever.

Greenway Cleanup
Service Project
May: Gorfs

Every month a different patrol cleans up Greenway Parkway from 7th Avenue to 19th Avenue. We pick up trash and make sure that it is clean.

Knoll Lake
May 21-22, 2016

If you every wanted to know what it's like to camp in hurricane conditions, you had the opportunity on our May outing. 13 Scouts and 5 adults battled the gale-force winds at Knoll Lake on the Mogollon Rim. We had the opportunity to fish, hike and chase our tents. If you didn't get a chance to join us, ask a Scout who went - they'll tell you it was a breeze.

Nolan Stumpp - Troop 323 newest Eagle
May 5, 2016

On May 5th, Nolan Stumpp passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Nolan to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.