Pack 747 is part of the Yellow River District of the Atlanta Council of Boy Scouts of America.
We meet regularly during the school year on Tuesdays of each week at 7pm at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Covington, unless there is a school holiday. We serve the Livingston, Rocky Plains, Oak Hill, South Salem and West Newton school districts.
The following are some of the activities we are involved in, as a Pack, throughout the year:
- Camping: We offer several camping opportunities throughout the scout year that usually take place over a weekend. Boys (and their parents/siblings) can opt to participate in just one day or several; overnight stays are not required, but are highly encouraged as boys get older and move up in rank (i.e. Webelos I and II).
- Flag Placing: Placing flags at Veterans’ grave sites at the Covington City Cemetery close to Veterans Day.
- Covington Christmas Parade: Make a big float and the whole pack gets to be in the parade.
- Popcorn Sales: This is the main source of funding for the Pack, which helps to pay for badges and awards that the boys earn throughout the year.
- Pack Camping Trip:The other camping opportunities are offered at the district or council level, but we also have at least one camping trip as a pack each year. We will spend the night at a different location every year and usually have the place to ourselves after hours. Some of the places we have visited are:
- Flint River Aquarium
- Chattanooga Children’s Science Museum
- USS Yorktown
- Huntsville Space Center
- Ripley’s Museum
- Pinewood Derby Races: Boys carve their own car out of a block of wood and race it down a track with the rest of the Pack. If you boys do well, they can race at the District level.
- End of year Advancement Ceremony: We go all out and have a weekend camping trip, huge meal, flag retirement ceremony, and advancement ceremony to acknowledge the hard work the boys have done throughout the year.