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Troop 632  | Gulf Coast Council  |  Pensacola, Florida


The next event coming up is our Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Trip it will be held on March 14-16, 2014 at Camp Paquette in Milton. We will work on the following items:

  • Do the following:
    a. Explain to your counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while participating in wilderness survival activities, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards.
    b. Show that you know first aid for and how to prevent injuries or illnesses that could occur in backcountry settings, including hypothermia, heat reactions, frostbite, dehydration, blisters, insect stings, tick bites, and snakebites.
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for survival in a backcountry or wilderness location. Explain the importance of each one with your councelor.
  • Discuss ways to avoid panic and maintain a high level of morale when lost, and explain why this is important.
  • Describe the steps you would take to survive in the following conditions:
    a. Cold and snowy
    b. Wet (forest)
    c. Hot and dry (desert)
    d. Windy (mountains or plains)
    e. Water (ocean, lake, or river)
  • Put together a personal survival kit and explain how each item in it could be useful
  • Using three different methods (other than matches), build and light three fires.
  • Do the following:
    a. Show five different ways to attract attention when lost.
    b. Demonstrate how to use a signal mirror.
    c. Describe from memory five ground-to-air signals and tell what they mean.
  • Improvise a natural shelter. For the purpose of this demonstration, use techniques that have little negative impact on the environment. Spend a night in your shelter.
  • Explain how to protect yourself from insects, reptiles, and bears.
  • Demonstrate three ways to treat water found in the outdoors to prepare it for drinking.
  • Show that you know the proper clothing to wear in your area on an overnight in extremely hot weather and in extremely cold weather.
  • Explain why it usually is not wise to eat edible wild plants or wildlife in a wilderness survival situation.



Boy Scout Meetings

Every Tuesday, 7:00pm at Troop 632 Boy Scout Hut

Merit Badge Work Shops Every Tuesday, 6:30 at Troop 632 Boy Scout Hut



God And Life Merit Badge


    Stay after our Tuesday Meetings to work on your God and Life Merit Badge with Mr. Showalter.

Next Meeting: TBA

The Troop Committee meets the first Saturday of each month at the Nine Mile Road Denny's  (in front of the Home Depot) at 8:00 a.m. Interested parents are encouraged to attend. Please submit agenda items to Committee Chair Mr. Spitznagel.  



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Troop Advancement records are now available online for "read only" review by clicking the Troopmaster link. If you have not received a "USER ID" or "PASSWORD" please email Scott Cole.

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Event fees and troop dues can now be paid through Paypal. This is a free service if payment is made  through your bank checking or savings account. You do not need a Paypal account. Use of a debit or credit card will incure a service charge! The process is easy: (1) click the Send Money tab at the welcome screen (or sign on if you have an acccount and click the Send Money tab),  (2) follow the prompts and (3) send your payment to earlynn.stillwell@ninemilelaw.com. Please note the purpose for the payment. You will receive an email receipt. If you have any questions, email Earlynn Stillwell




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