On May 3rd 2014, the Kappa Troop 1911 participated in the county wide HOG Day event. This community service event gave the troop a first-hand look at some of the tremendous work that can be done in the community by just taking the time to lend a hand. The troop cleaned and organized the Juniata Butler Community Center where the Greenville Alumni Chapter held it 1st Annual Kappa Little League baseball game. The troop enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer and work as a team.
On March 15, 2014, Brother Patrick McDonald ( Guide Right Director) of the Greenville (SC) Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Sean-Patrick McDonald of Kappa Troop 1911 volunteered their time to work with the GE Volunteers in the community to give back by building a ramp for Mrs. Marshal who was recently placed in a wheelchair.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Bro. Patrick McDonald of the Greenville Alumni Chapter, Carter Hoyle of Kappa League and Sean-Patrick McDonald of Kappa Troop 1911 attended the seventeenth annual Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Symposium at Greenville Technical College. Bro. McDonald did a presentation geared towards inspiring the youth to think about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (specifically the field of Engineering).
Bro. McDonald, a Lead Electrical Engineer for GE, gave an exceptional presentation, followed by a hands-on project. During the project, students had to work as a team and expand their imagination. Bro. McDonald challenged them by stating, “You’re only limited by your imagination!”
On Sunday, November 17, 2013 the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter Kappa Troop 1911 attended Long Branch Baptist church. As they were recognized for being one of the premier minority troops in the Blue Ridge Council, South Bounder District and their many scouting activities. Accompanying the Troop were their Troopmasters Bro.Bernard Steadman, Bro. Patrick McDonald (Guide Right Director), Bro. Dwayne Skinner (BSA, Diversity Director) and James Putman (Parent).
On Sunday July 28 through Saturday August 3, 2013 members of KAPPA TROOP 1911 ventured with members of collateral Troop Four for a week stay at Camp Old Indian, located in Travelers Rest, SC. Upon arrival KAPPA TROOP members immediately were tested for their swimming skills as some of the weeks activities required attendees to know how to swim. Afterwards was familiarity with the Camp rules/regulations. After the evening meal the Scouts hiked to their camp site. Monday Morning began with an early morning role call, breakfast then a series of classes throughout the week that qualified our Scouts to receive Merit Badges. Merit Badges were received for the following activities, Rifle Shooting, Geocaching, Citizenship in the World, and First Aid. During their free time in the evening the Scouts were permitted to attend Hatchet Throwing,Shot gun Shooting,Play Ultimate Frisbee and Football. On Friday August 2, 2013 KAPPA TROOP 1911 was responsible for the Flag Ceremony prior to Dinner. This activity is one of many that is a requirement for the TROOP to advance from the Rank of TENDERFOOT to The Rank of SECOND CLASS. Also, one of our TROOP Leaders attended and passed an advanced CPR Class. The week was filled with an enormous amount of hard work and fun. ALL TROOP MEMBERS are now very excited and look forward to continuing to be a part of KAPPA TROOP 1911 partnership with The Blue Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America.
On Sunday, October 06, 2013 the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter Kappa Troop 1911 attended Bethlehem Baptist church. As they were recognized for being one of the premier minority troops in the Blue Ridge Council, South Bounder District and their many scouting activities. Kappa Troop 1911, also recruited 2 more young men that want to join their ranks. Accompanying the Troop were their Troopmasters Bro.Bernard Steadman, Bro. Patrick McDonald (Guide Right Director), Bro. Dwayne Skinner (BSA, Diversity Director) and James Putman (Parent)
On Monday, September 23, 2013, the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. attended the Seventh Annual “Coaches for Character” event at the Redemption World Outreach Center. Since its inception, this event has serviced over 28,000 students in the Upstate.
Kappa Leaguers, Kappa Knights and the Juanita Butler Cardinals baseball team were accompanied by members of the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter. The event was sponsored by WYFF Channel 4 and the guest speaker was Mark Gottfried, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at North Carolina State University.
On September 21, 2013, Kappa Troop 1911 attended the “World of Energy and National Hunting & Fishing Day” in Seneca, S.C. This event served as the first official outing of the year. This was a great opportunity to acclimate the Kappa Troop to the beauty of nature and the great outdoors. Troop members participated in the following activities: kayaking, archery, riflery, a wildlife preserve tour and fishing. There were nine Kappa Troop members and two brothers that attended this event.
The troop was responsible for presenting the colors during the program, saying the prayer, and leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The dinner was attended by approximately three hundred fifty (350) patrons.
On, Saturday, February 23, 2013, Greenville (S.C.) Alumni’s Kappa Troop 1911 participated in Scout Day at Clemson University. Activities included an opening ceremony and a tour of the various sports complexes. The scouts experienced the lifestyle of a student-athlete.
They also had the privilege of meeting football players, soccer players, members of the track team and cheerleaders. The tour was given by Bro. Dwayne Skinner (District Executive at B.S.A.). Troop leaders that attended were Bro. Patrick McDonald (Guide Right Director) and Mr. Putman (Parent).
Bro. McDonald interviewed Bro. Skinner and Ronald Geohagen (Football Player).