Troop News




Summer Scouting

posted Jul 9, 2019, 10:46 AM by Scout Master   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 10:48 AM ]

Troop 400 has already been busy this summer, with several boys attending the High Adventure program at Summit Bechtel Reserve in Jean, West Virginia. We currently have 30 boys at attending summer camp at Camp Raven Knob, in Mt Airy, NC 

Aiden' James Eagle Project Needs You!

posted Feb 27, 2019, 7:46 AM by Scout Master

Aiden James' Eagle Project


Raven Knob Signups now live!

posted Feb 12, 2019, 7:37 AM by Scout Master

You can now register for Camp Raven Knob! Please visit https://goo.gl/forms/NS0h4fpHgJ, where you'll not only be able to sign up, but also download all necessary forms and get the essential information you'll need.

2019 Camp Durant Summer Camp is June 23-29

posted Feb 12, 2019, 7:37 AM by Scout Master

Cost is $325. High Adventure at the Summit National Scout Base is also an option. More information is available- please see Mr. Sublett. Merit Badge registration opening soon!

Volunteer Opportunity

posted Jan 25, 2019, 7:04 AM by Scout Master

Volunteer Opportunity with Common Ground / ARC! Pizza and Game night (for those with Disabilities), Friday February 22nd - 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 3011 Academy Road, Durham, NC 27707. Contact Wil James (committeechair@troop400durham.org) for more information.

Troop 400 Family Ski Trip

posted Jan 25, 2019, 7:04 AM by Scout Master   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 7:36 AM ]

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Sign ups are now live for the February 16th ski trip.  Cost includes round trip bus fare, lift ticket, and ski/snowboard rental gear.  We depart early Saturday morning and return around 10 pm that night.  Join us for a great day on the slopes!  Cost $160 per person.  Family and friends are welcome to join us on this trip.  Scouts interested in working on the snow sports merit badge need to communicate with the Scoutmaster.

USS Yorktown / Patriots Point Trip - Charleston SC March 22 - 24th

posted Jan 25, 2019, 6:23 AM by Scout Master   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 7:07 AM ]

Ever wondered what life would be like aboard a ship?  You can experience it over the weekend of March 22nd - 24th with Troop 400.  We'll sleep aboard the World War II vintage aircraft carrier USS Yorktown and get the opportunity to tour the flight deck, flight hanger, see numerous aircraft up close as well as explore a retired submarine and destroyer.  On Saturday Scouts will attend two programs — one covers many of the requirements for the Oceanography merit badge, another covers much of the Aviation merit badge.  Cost is $106 for Scouts, $96 for adults and includes meals on Saturday as well as breakfast on Sunday.


Sign-ups are active on the Troop webpage but space is limited and payment needed by February 5th.  Please note, due to the travel time between Durham and Charleston we will depart Aldersgate shortly after noon on Friday so that we can make our designated arrival time to board the Yorktown.  

Patriots Point has mandated ratios for adult leaders per youth — more leaders are needed to meet this ratio and to provide transportation.  Please contact John Alling (john.alling@me.com) and copy the Scoutmaster (scoutmaster@troop400durham.org) with questions.  We’ll cover additional details at an upcoming meeting.  Until then, familiarize yourself with the Yorktown’s Camping Booklet.

Cooking Merit Badge Skills-Knives

posted Jan 23, 2019, 9:10 AM by Scout Master   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 11:37 AM by Matthew Cox ]

Knives are one of the most important tools in the kitchen, and one of the most dangerous. Here is a great video showing basic kitchen knife skills:

How To - Chop an Onion


A sharp knife is a safe knife in the kitchen- see how a world-famous chef keeps his knives well-honed.

Knife Sharpening



Aldersgate Christmas Tree Lot

posted Nov 16, 2018, 6:11 AM by Matthew Cox

We need one adult and up to three Scouts to help at the Aldersgate Christmas Tree Lot for the next three weeks. starting November 20th. Please sign up to help serve our chartering organization! Sign up here!


Logan Dean's Eagle Project Needs Your Help!

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:18 AM by Scout Master   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 6:26 AM ]

Image result for eagle badgePlease sign up to help Logan complete his Eagle Project in the next three weeks. Aside from your time, if you can help by bringing garden tools (shovels, mattocks, etc.), it would be greatly appreciated. The project will take place at George Watts Montessori School, at 700 Watts Street, in Durham. Use the form below to sign up!

Logan Dean's Eagle Project


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