Troop 97 is a boy led Troop and Pack chartered by Crosspoint Community Church in Hattiesburg, MS. The troop and pack are very active and follow a calendar of events designed to teach and instill the scout values of building moral character, leadership and self reliance. This troop does traditional backpacking, canoeing, cycling, camping and skills are taught through merit badges to improve individual skills and achievements. Troop 97 attends summer and winter camp at Camp Tiak yearly, frequently attends other council camps, philmont as well as local and national jamborees. Troop 97 meets at Crosspoint located 1 mile North of Highway 98 on Mondays at 6:30pm Please visit our calendar for a list of upcoming events, camping, trips, and combined cub scout pack nights for questions: please email the Troop Senior Patrol Leader at: boy-scouts-troop-97@comcast.net or the pack at cub-scouts-pack-97@comcast.net

It was an EXPLODING, Skeet Shooting, and Competion Weekend!

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 1:25pm

The art became a skill to master, and the games were a test of team work and coordination.   It was a great weekend of shooting, exploding targets and learning about archeology.... check all all the photos in the abumn section under skeet shooting 2014!  

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Erin Lorio

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 9:11pm

With sweaty palms, tense muscles and facing fear.  Erin Lorio faced the challenge and completed a long board of review!   Congratulations to Troop 97's newest Eagle Scout   Erin Lorio.

The Great Raft Race

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 5:45am

Scouts:  due to adult participation changes,  the canoe trip campout has been changed.   This campout will be rescheduled to accommodate  leaders schedules.... Planned on the SAME WEEKEND!  Planned on April 25, 26, and 27th is the return of the troop raft race.  Rafts will have to be constructed at Tiak.  You will be swim tested first!  So we will move the calendar for the swim test to match the campout!  Make plans now to attend!  REGISTER ONLINE!   Scouts.... this is the last campout prior to Gatlinburg!   If you have or need to teach a requirement this is the best opportunity for a while, as May, is fast approaching with school year end testing and plans for summer developing!

Smokey Mountain Camp out Memorial Day

Posted on Mar 27 2014 - 5:21am

Scouts registered for Adventure Bound, please check with your school now for possible testing and let your school and teachers know NOW of your plans and the plans we had made back in NOVEMBER!   This is a great opportunity to finish strong and be EXEMPT!!!!   Plans are to leave mid morning on Friday May 23rd to allow for any Early Friday testing!  BE A LEADER AND LEAD YOURSELF ON THIS TO PREVENT A DELAY OR MISSING THE TRIP!   A LIST OF POSSIBLE TRAVEL AND RIDERS WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.   TWO VANS WILL BE DEPARTING MID MORNING!   IF YOUR FAMILY OR YOU ARE NOT DRIVING YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE TO BE ON ONE!

Online Registration and Permission FORMS

Posted on Mar 20 2014 - 4:21pm

Online Registration and final payments  for Seabase, Gatlinburg's Adventure bound, and the Requirement campout is closed.  Electronic payment and registration has been forwarded to the destinations for the scouts who completed registration.   SCOUTS REGISTERED FOR RANGER CAMP... Please make sure your final payment is sent to the NEGC.Scouts and parents:  a blank permission form has been added to the "FILES" section of the website!   you may use the form anytime,  properly registered scouts will continue to receive forms on wednesday prior to an event should your email not work or you need a copy its always available!

Philmont Cavalcade 2015

Posted on Mar 1 2014 - 8:28am

Scouts/Leaders:  Your deposit of $100.00 is due by April 15th.... THE DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE... YOU MUST WEIGH LESS THAN 200 LBS to attend.   ON APRIL 16th nondeposits received with be awarded to the scouts wishing to attend.   MAKE SURE YOUR WEIGHT is within the guidelines.Parents:  if you did not attend.  If you son is STAR RANK:  He must have completed all reqirements for EAGLE!   IF you sign him up and he is not, NO REFUND NOTHING. BUT HE CANNOT GO PERIOD!   IF he is First Class he must be LIFE RANK!  THE MINIMUM YOU CAN BE AND ATTEND THIS TRIP IS LIFE!!!!

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