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Serving area youth since 1970.

Sponsored by St. John Paul II Catholic Church.

Troop 243 meets on Wednesdays from 7 until 8:30 p.m. in Gallagher Hall, at St. John Paul II parish Hikes Lane campus. We keep the "Outing", in "Scouting" - The Troop’s annual program consists of weekly troop meetings, quarterly courts of honor, at least 9 weekend campouts including a Canoe trip, day hikes, at least one HIGH ADVENTURE trip and a one-week or longer summer camp.

Our troop visits a summer camp at least one week each year. Every other year we go to an out of Council camp. Here is a list of camps we have visited

2016 Adventures - Klondike Derby, Winter Freeze, Hike, Bike Climb and Shoot, Rock Climbing at Torrent Falls, Annual Canoe Camp out, Philmont, Crooked Creek Summer Camp, Flaget Trail and more to come!

2015 Adventures - Annual Canoe Trip, Atlanta Council's Bert Adams Summer Camp, SCUBA Seabase, Camping in a cave

2014 - Adventures - Annual Canoe Trip, Manchester Land Between the Lakes Summer Camp, Winter Northern Tier, Norther Tier Canoe Trip

2013 - Annual Canoe Trip, Camp Friedlander Summer Camp, National Jamboree @ Bechtel Reserve "The Summit", Eastern Ky. Immersion Service Trip

2012 - Auxier, Ky Hand in Hand Ministries Service Trip, Annual Canoe Trip, Philmont Scout Ranch, Camp Crooked Creek Summer Camp

2011 - Annual Canoe Trip, Summer Camp at Ingersol Summer Camp
, Coral Reef Sailing Adventure at Seabase

2010 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek
- Eight scouts and 1 leader attended the BSA National Jamboree

2009 - Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone
- Base to Base Canoe trek between Ely and Atikokan at Northern Tier

2008 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek
- Backpacking at Philmont Scout Reservation

Coral Reef Sailing Adventure at Seabase

2007 - Summer Camp at Skymont
- Backpacking at Philmont Scout Reservation

2006 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek
- Two high adventure trips at Seabase. Coral Reef Sailing and Scuba Adventure.

2005 - Summer Camp at Camp Mckee(Near Lexington Ky)
Eight scouts and 5 leaders attended the BSA National Jamboree

2004 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek
- High Adventure Canoe Trip at Northern Tier

2003 - Summer Camp at Camp Friedlander(Near Cincinnati, OH
- Backpacking at Philmont Scout Reservation

2002 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek
- Coral Reef Sailing Adventure at Seabase.

2001 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek
- Eight scouts and 1 leader attended the BSA National Jamboree

2000- Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek Our Council Summer Camp

1999 - Summer Camp at Woodruff Scout Reservation near Atlanta, Georgia
- Backpacking at Philmont Scout Reservation

1998 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek Our Council Summer Camp

1997 - Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone
- Backpacking Trip on part of the Appalachian Trail

1996 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek Our Council Summer Camp

1995 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek
Our Council Summer Camp
- Backpacking at Philmont Scout Reservation

1994 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek Our Council Summer Camp

1993 - Summer Camp at Skymont

1992 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek Our Council Summer Camp

1991 - Summer Camp at Haliburton Scout Camp, 140 miles North of Toronto, Canada

1990 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek Our Council Summer Camp

1989 - Summer Camp at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch - North Central Colorado, Historic Sightseeing

1988 - Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek Our Council Summer Camp

1987 - Summer Camp at Skymont

1986 - Two week trip to Hawaii

1985 - Summer Camp at Camp Covered Bridge, Our Old Council Camp

1984 - Bus tour to Florida, Space Shuttle Launch, Disney World

1983 - Summer Camp at Camp Covered Bridge, Our Old Council Camp

1982 - Ben Delatour Scout Ranch - North Central Colorado, Historic Sightseeing

1981 - Summer Camp at Camp Covered Bridge, Our Old Council Camp

1980 - Summer Camp at Haliburton Scout Camp, 140 miles North of Toronto, Canada

1979 - Summer Camp at Camp Covered Bridge, Our Old Council Camp

1978 - Bus tour of Western States

1977 - Summer Camp at Camp Covered Bridge, Our Old Council Camp

1976 - Bus tour of Western States