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Troop Activities

Troop 216’s regular calendar runs from late August through early June, and typically includes some form of a summer trek. The troop meets every Tuesday evening in the St. Michael’s Parish Center or Blue & Gold room except for the third Tuesday of each month, which is when the troop’s Patrol Leaders gather to plan the next month’s meetings and activities in a meeting called the “Patrol Leader’s Council.” At least one weekend outing is scheduled for each month. Over the years, the troop has travelled near and far in its quest for adventure. Some of the destinations and events include:

Backpacking, hiking and camping:

  1. Appalachian Trail in NC and TN
  2. Uwharrie National Forest
  3. Mt. Rogers and the Pisgah National Forest
  4. Stone Mountain, NC
  5. King’s Mountain, SC
  6. Medoc Mountain, NC
  7. Cape Hatteras, NC
  8. Raven Rock State Park
  9. Clemmons State Park
  10. Umstead Park
  11. Harris Lake County Park
  12. Falls Lake
  13. Kerr Lake
  14. Camp Lejune, NC
  15. Fort Bragg, NC

Water sports and camping

  1. Jordan Lake and Hyco Lake (waterskiing, motor boating)
  2. Haw River, New River and Roanoke River (canoeing)
  3. Florida High Adventure Sea Base (SCUBA diving)
  4. US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, NC (whitewater rafting)
  5. French Broad and Nantahala rivers (whitewater rafting)
  6. New River, Ripplemead, VA (kayaking)

Shooting sports

  1. Durham County Wildlife Club, Morrisville, NC
  2. Camp Durant , Carthage, NC

Climbing

  1. Vertical Edge Indoor Climbing Center, Durham NC
  2. Pilot Mountain, NC
  3. Triangle Rock Club, Morrisville, NC

Snow Sports

  1. Winterplace, West VA
  2. Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk, N

Cycling

  1. Virginia Creeper Trail
  2. Umstead Park
  3. C&O Canal Trail, VA

BSA High Adventure Camps

  1. Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimmaron, NM
  2. Northern Tier Scout Reservation, Ely, MN
  3. Florida Sea Base, Islamorada, FL and Key West, FL

BSA National Jamboree

  1. Fort A.P. Hill, VA
  2. Bechtel Summit, West VA

Caving

  1. Raccoon Mountain, Chattanooga, TN
  2. Worley’s Cave, Bluff City, TN

Historical and other excursions

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Cape Canaveral, FL
  3. US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  4. USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point, Charleston, SC

Annual Summer Camp

  1. Camp Raven Knob, Mt. Airy, NC
  2. Camp Durant, Carthage, NC
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