Troop 465 The Official Website of
Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:

Provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.

Train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.

Develop personal fitness.

How you can get involved:

JOIN as a youth member with Troop 465.

VOLUNTEER as a Troop Committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster

GIVE to 465 Alumni Inc. to support Troop 465's sponsor.

  Serving youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster Emeritus, George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead", and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Mike Lamanac is our current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster Lamanac is only our 6th Scoutmaster since 1963.

Since 1996, the Troop Sponsor has been 465 Alumni, Inc., dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically. Troop 465 has a permanent Scout Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight of 465 Alumni, Inc.

Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members and their families. If you would like more information about joining troop 465, please click here.

Matthew Willis CaringBridge

Dear Troop 465,

It with a heavy heart that I must let the troop know that Matthew and I will not be able to attend Summer Camp 2014. If you have not heard, Matthew was diagnosed with a form of soft tissue/skeletal muscle cancer yesterday. That is the bad news…the good news is that Jesus Christ reigns on high and has given us a form of cancer that can be defeated . We know that God can defeat any cancer, and we also know that doctors have tons of ways to help us. However, medically speaking, this form has great results with chemo and radiation(like over 80% cure rate), so pray for this battle. Matthew said yesterday when he heard the news…”let’s go beat this”!

We are planning to be at Highland’s COH Saturday, and hopefully we will be there Monday night. Hopefully, chemo will most likely start next week late, so once that starts all group type contact will have to be stopped. So, no school, no church, no scouts, and no camps this summer. Matthew is in good spirits, knowing that his God in heaven is in control and will guide us through this. Part of the ordeal yesterday was that a port had to be put in the left side of his chest in order to administer the chemo. So, he cannot be hit in that area. He also is required to keep both feet on the ground as much as possible…so no running, jumping, or horseplay. So, as parents of all these precious boys, please let your sons know that I would like for them to treat Matthew as usual Saturday and Monday, but please do not push him or hit him…even if playing around.

We love you all and ask for your prayers. In order to keep up with the process, we have created a CaringBridge page for Matthew.

A CaringBridge Site was created for Matthew, We will use this online space to share health news, and you can write messages of encouragement in return. Please visit often to keep updated and show your support.

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Mike Lamanac,

Committee Chair - Phil Ergle,

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Updated 01/21/15