The Stokes County Militia's Alert Status is Code GREEN Which is our Normal State of readiness
What does this mean?
Condition Normal. Attend Monthly “PUBLIC MEETINGS” and “FIELD TRAINING” Occasionally check web-site and forum for current information. Maintain a basic state of preparedness.
A Look back ........
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April was SCM's first outing to pick up trash along our 2 mile stretch of Highway SCM Adopted. After finally getting our signs put up and getting our gear from the state, we headed out with smiling faces to improve our community. We gathered 33 large bags of trash and 9 large bags of Recyclables .
Our next Trash pick up is June 28th. We will meet at the same location after our monthly breakfast.
Photo taken from Aprils Adopt a Highway Event
Even the Stokes County Militia takes a little break every once and awhile.
The Stokes County Militia Yearly Camp out was another success, of course its always a great time. The Trip down the Dan River is always my favorite. Some of the members stayed behind to attend the grill for the Big Feast Sat evening. Darrell out did himself again and managed to fill a lot of bellies and still have enough leftover to feed everyone 2nds.
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With a new year upon us, We are set to make 2014 an even better year for for SCM . With Many projects in the works, we continue to add more. Our First Public event of 2014 will be a SCM Prepper Meeting at the King Library at 2pm on Jan 12.The Public is encouraged to attend.
We closed 2013 with SCM's first entry into the King Parade. We all had a lot of Fun and the response from the public was fantastic.
The Father Son event was a huge success...thanks to The McGee Family for hositng it. Thanks to Donnie Hedgecock for sharing his knowledge on edible plants....After a cold night camping in the wind and a good early morning breakfast, participants got to take a gun safety course, then they were involved in team building scenarios that included building a fire, and shelter for the group out of what could be found around ( the wreckage of a plane crash site) also got the chance to identify and taste some edible wild plants, and witness a man eat a raw crawlfish(desperate measures) also got to shoot pistols, rifles and shotguns....great day with a great group of guys and Fathers took time to show their sons some of the basics about being Men....Outstanding event.
As the crowds began to gather at the American Legion building in King, SCM members were quickly putting the finishing touches on their latest Public Relations Event. Billed as " Meet the Militia", Group organizers wanted to provide the General public with a chance to come out and meet the members, to ask any questions or relay any concerns they may have in the community. The event went off without a hiccup. With guest speakers such as Sheriff Mike Marshall, Commanding Officers of two other County Militias, Live band and concessions, the adults stayed occupied while the kids tried their aim at the Air Soft booth, Testing their skills and learning Gun Safety. The Stokes County Militia would like to thank our community for their support and our pledge to support and Defend them is guaranteed with the oath of each S.C.M. Member who comes into our ranks.
The event brought Citizens from several other counties looking to learn how they can start their own Militias in their perspective counties. Seeding the foundations of other County Militias in North Carolina is a project SCM took on in the fall of 2012 and have had great success so far. Two of such seeded groups, the Triangle Area Militia(T.A.M.) and the Surry County Citizens Militia (S.C.C.M.) joined us , as we spread the words of wisdom our forebears graced us with many years ago," A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed " It is plain to see, Americans are concerned in the direction their country is taking and are stepping up to do their part.
On Feb. 21, Stokes County Militia members traveled to Wilkes County for a scheduled meeting with area Patriots. Mike Marshall spoke in front of approximately 150 Local Patriots on the importance of an unorganized County militia. The gathering was very receptive to Mikes message and we fully expect Wilkes to follow suite as some of the other Counties in-which SCM has rallied Patriots and worked with locals to start their own County Militia's.
As with Past Meetings, other possible counties were present and themselves interested in holding A meeting in their Counties. Some of these included, Yadkin, Ashe, Allegheny and Caldwell.
The Spirit of 1776 is certainly alive and well in the state of North Carolina and local communities, state wide, are the beneficiary of Patriots stepping forward and strengthening their Counties.
Tonight (Feb.1st) The Surry County Citizens Militia publicly announced its formation at a gathering of 100 plus local Citizens in Pilot Mountain. With assistance from the Stokes County Militia,Travis Dull started off the meeting giving some details as to his vision for SCCM in Surry County. Mike Marshall followed with detailed discussion of what the militia is past and present, and why its so important in our communities today.
Rest assured, SCM will be working closely with SCCM Leaders in getting them prepared in all phases of running a modern militia.
For all those wanting more information, you can contact SCCM at ...
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Thanks to all that came out tonight . Freedom starts at home
If your interested in joining or learning more about the Stokes County Militia
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Ladies of the SCM are currently recruiting Ladies.....
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* SCM has breakfast the last Sat of the month at PB Clarks in King
Come on out and visit with us....
On November 17 S.C.M. held a Conceal Carry Class in-which 13 Citizens Passed enabling them to File for their permit with the Sheriffs office . Congratulations to class111712.
Great Job Folks !
WE MADE A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS AT THE CONSTITUTION DAY TEA PARTY RALLY TODAY !!! Isn't it Great to be around Like Minded Folks !
Please be sure to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we talked. We look forward to hearing from you all.
The Stokes County Militia was honored to provide security for Jan Morgan and thoroughly enjoyed the company of such a Great Patriot. Jan Fits in nicely with SCM Values and is our first honorary member
Most American citizens are aware that the U.S. Constitution guarantees certain rights and limits the powers of government. However, it also imposes certain duties, not only on organs of government, but on each citizen. One of these duties is to function as members of the Militia, and the state has the duty to organize and train citizens to so serve.
The U.S. Constitution provides for this in Article I, Section 8:
Congress shall have power ...
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
The Framers contemplated that the citizens who compose the Militia would provide their own weapons, which is reflected in the Second Amendment:
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Most Americans travel with a spare tire and jack in the trunk, and at home they may have band-aids in the medicine cabinet and a couple of weeks worth of toilet paper and yet few Americans are prepared to deal with any number of potential life threatening scenarios that could literally play out in only a matter of hours.
What's to be concerned about you might ask?
* Medical emergencies
* Food Shortages
* Fuel shortages
* Black Outs
* Natural Disasters
* Chemical/Biological attack
* Martial Law
WE BELIEVE IT IS BETTER TO MAKE A PLAN YOU NEVER NEED THAN TO NEED A PLAN YOU NEVER MAKE.
Make a Kit:
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. With the possibility of all utilities being down, dont plan on them being available.
Make a Plan:Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
There are important differences among potential emergencies that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learn more about the potential emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate way to respond to them.