Troop 17 welcomes you!

Welcome to Troop 17's Website! Troop 17 meets at the Durham Lions Club (1850 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC) on Monday evenings beginning November, 2012. Our meetings start at 7:15PM and usually end around 8:15PM. Please take a look around our website and contact us if you have any questions. Members need to login to have access to all areas of the website.


Posted on Jan 14 2015 - 9:27pm
  • Troop will meet Sat at 10am at the Piper-Cox House parking lot . Drive north on Cole Mill Rd, this will take you into the park, You will pass ranger station on right, follow rd, look for sign and parking lot on right for Piper-Cox House. Monday pick up will be the next parking lot down from Piper-Cox House (the last parking lot in park). Pick up time Monday is 2:00 pm.
  • This is a back packing trip, bring what you need but pack light. Scouts will need meals for Sat lunch, dinner, Sun. breakfast, lunch, dinner, Monday, breakfast and lunch. Also snacks for hiking,(such as trail mix,)
  • Things to be sure to bring, Sleeping bag, full water bottle, flash light, matches, mess kit, fork/spoon, pocketknife, extra clothing, compass, No cotton socks, wool, wool blend, or synthetic are best at keeping feet warm and dry.
  • phone # Craig Ammons 919-995-5246   Jeff Pitts 919-810-3729,  Jon Coker 919-667-4454


Meeting Notes/ Bring Packs to Meeting on 12th

Posted on Jan 8 2015 - 9:50pm

At Monday/s troop meeting on the 12th, the boys need to bring packs for a shakedown/inspection to make sure they are bringing what they need and not bringing what they don't need.

We are camping at the eno state park at the end of cole mill rd Jan 17, Saturday, through Jan 19, Monday.  Saturday night we will camp at the Buckwater Creek Group site, the best drop off place is the parking lot by the Piper-Cox House.  It is about a 2 mile hike in to the campsite, but this hike can be made longer by adding loops.  Cost to be announced monday.

On Sunday we will hike from the Buckwater site to the Cox Mountain Group site, again a little over 2 miles. Pickup will be on Monday, we haven't stated a time, tbd next week.  The hike out on Monday is less than half a mile to the parking lots by the bathroom building.

February 21 & 22 we are planning overnight camp to work on woods tools and firebuilding at Camp Campbell.

March 14 weekend we are tentatively planning to go to Hanging Rock.

In February we are going to begin working on Citizenship in the Community MB; city council meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Mondays, so one of those we will plan to meet at city council instead of the scout hut.

Troop dues are going to stay at $65 per Scout for the coming year recharter, make check to troop 17.

New photos have been added to site.

Scout Court of Honor

Posted on Dec 12 2014 - 7:51pm

Parents and Scouts meet Monday Dec 15th for Court of Honor. Please bring a snack or dessert to share.

There will be no meetings on Dec 22nd or Dec 29th

Camping Trip 12/06 -12/07/14 (Bring $7.00 Cash)

Posted on Dec 1 2014 - 9:35pm

We will meet at the scout hut Sat at 8am Dec 06 to leave for Camp Campbell. Scouts need to eat breakfast before they come or bring something to eat on the way. Scouts need to bring a lunch, (sandwich or something to cook). For supper they need to bring $7.00 in cash, a meal will be cook for them. Also, bring something for breakfast for Sunday. We will meet in the parking lot across the street from the Scout hut Sunday at 11:00 am for pick up.
Some things to bring: tent, sleeping bag, flash light, mess kit, rain gear (chance of light rain ), water bottle, coat or jacket.
Last camping trip and Eagle ceremony photos are posted. Thanks to everyone for coming to support Ben getting his Eagle Award and helping with the court of honor.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Ben Ammons 11/23/14

Posted on Nov 21 2014 - 10:17pm

Scouts and families, please come out to support Ben Ammons as he receives his Eagle Scout Award this Sunday at 3:00pm. Scouts should arrive at scout hut around 2:40 in uniform.

Camping 11/14/14

Posted on Nov 12 2014 - 9:51pm

Meet at the scout hut this Friday at 6:00pm, eat or bring your supper we will not be cooking Friday night, Be sure to bring warm clothes, a warm sleeping bag and may be a blanket to make sure you stay warm as in may dip into the mid 20's at night. Also bring a flash light, mess kit, fork , knife,water bottle and tent. Pick up time will be 3:00 sunday at the scout hut. Thanks, Craig Ammons ASM  

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