Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Subject: HOT! Troop 900 Events over the next week
going on in Troop 900 over the next week. Please call or email me
or the SPL if you have any questions.
Scouting For Food “Bags Out” Saturday, 31 October
- Meet at
the Scout Hut at 9AM
is Class A
need adults to help drive the Scouts around Branchester Lakes to put
the bags out
- The more
hands and cars the quicker this goes! Please help if you can
Eagle Project work day, Saturday, 31 October
after “Bags Out”
Doug’s note below for details on what to bring, wear, etc. Please
call him if you can come.
is no Scout meeting on Tuesday, 3 November. No School….no Scouts!
Annual Troop “Fun” Camp-in starts Friday, 6 November at 6:30PM and
goes until about noon on Sunday, 8 November at the Scout Hut.
- Cost is
$15, covers all meals, etc
- We will
sleep in the Scout Hut. Bring a mat for the floor and a sleeping
bag. It has gotten very cold in the past.
your toothbrush, tooth paste, etc.
wear your uniform, but bring your full Class A uniform on a hanger,
to include merit badge sash. Don’t forget Scout socks
- Bring a
jacket, you will be outdoors part of the time
- If you
have not earned First Class….bring your Scout book
- Call the
SPL on what gizmos you can bring…remember we profess to live by the
Scout Oath and Law!
Scoutmaster can use some Dads to help cover down. Can split up
times if we need to.
- We will
attend Matt’s Court of Honor on Saturday at 5:30PM.
Troop will attend church on Sunday, then is released (around Noon)
Scouting For Food “Bags In” is Saturday, 7 November
- Meet at
the Scout Hut at 9AM
need lots of help with drivers. Big vehicles and trucks are a plus
since we’ll be picking up full bags of goods
is Class A
Eagle Court of Honor is Saturday, 7 November at 5:30 PM on Fort Lee.
See attached invitation and map of Fort Lee. It is important you
RSVP, especially if you do not have a decal to get onto Fort Lee.
The attached map has the details.
pass to the Troop that I will be having an Eagle Scout Service
Project this Saturday 31 OCT. We will start right after Bags Out is
done and we should be done by 3 PM. Scouts should bring a change of
clothes so they won't get their uniforms dirty.
plan Saturday is measure and cut all of the lumber, build the deck
frames for an 18 foot and 12 foot bridge, measure and cut the deck
board and build the railings. We will break down 18 foot frame for
need about 12 - 15 people with some adults for supervision.
people to the following gear:
electric drill with Phillips head attachment
they have ear and eye protection they should bring
pencils, levels, a drill and saw, measuring tape and a chop saw to
cut the deck boards.
is making chili for lunch.
let me know if you can come and help by Thursday evening, 29 OCT.
Also what gear you can bring. Need to know by then so my Dad can
buy the food for Saturday.
Lots going on this
week, so here we go…..
The yard sale was a
tremendous success. Thanks to all who made it happen. Good news is
if you still have some stuff you want to donate/get rid of…well, you
have another opportunity! We are going to continue the yard sale this
Saturday from 6:30-11:30AM. We still have lots of stuff to sell, so
we’ll push it one more week.
Please come out
Saturday AM to help if you can and spread the word about the sale.
This Tuesday (5
Aug) we’ll have a regular Troop meeting; uniform is class B except the
three Scouts going before the board for Tenderfoot need to be in full
class A to include merit badge sash (Cory, David and Scott). Our
meeting will be outside the Scout Hut. The focus is on cooking and
coming up with a patrol menu for Eagle Point. The weather forecast
looks like we’ll be OK. Scouts: bring your eating utensils (fork,
spoon and plate). We’ll do some cooking and you will be able to test
the goods. Probably won’t be enough chow to qualify for dinner, but
if you are willing to try new things, you won’t starve either.
Parents: Phil can use some help getting things ready for the sale.
Our meeting on 12
August will focus on water safety and packing for Eagle Point on Lake
Gaston. I need to know which adults can come and who can provide a
canoe, row boat, kayak or whatever. We’ll boat, swim, fish and dig
for treasure (bring a metal detector if you have one). Also, if you
need a book review, this is the time to turn it in.
We have three
Scouts at Buckskin Junior Leader Training this week. Can’t wait to
get them home to set them loose in the troop!
Troop elections are
2 September. If you are interested in running for a Troop office, see
the Scoutmaster. I will be away on business for most of the last part
of August, so see me soonest.
29 September is our
big fund raiser running a concession stand at J.E.J Moore and doing a
show and sell popcorn sale at Walmart. We need LOTS of parents to
participate this day to make it a success. This will be our biggest
fund raising event for the year. Please talk to Phil and Eilleen to
tell them when you can help.
See you Tuesday,
|T900 Scout Reminders - May 22, 2008
Before we scatter to the four winds this holiday, some reminders
regarding upcoming Troop 900 Scout events:
On 26 May (Memorial Day) the Troop puts flags out in Prince George.
Mr Hagerich is going to head this up; Scouts who committed to do this
be at the Scout Hut NLT 7:30 AM to put the flags out. Mr Hagerich will
announce the time for flags in.
On the 26th following flags out, Mr Hagerich will continue to work
on the communications merit badge and provide assistance with the
pre-requisites for the Environmental Sciences merit badge for those
Scouts signing up for that badge at summer camp. Both merit badges are
required for Eagle Scout.
Prince George has a Memorial Day ceremony at the old Prince George
Court House. Scouts participating in that event need to be at the
Court House NLT 9:30 AM on the 26th. Look for Mr Shumar, Mr Hagerich
or Mr Flickinger…we’ll be in Scout uniform.
Need commitments and payment for summer camp by 3 June. Cost for
camp is $230. If unable to make full payment by the 3rd, please talk
to the Scoutmaster. It is very important we know who is attending camp
by the 3rd. Over the next couple meetings, we’ll get the Scouts signed
up for the merit badges and activities they will participate in at
Need to know who (adults and Scouts) is going to attend the Troop
campout on 14-15 June. The plan is to spend Saturday at the Beach with
some possible other activities on Sunday. The beach and the camp site
are on a Naval Base, so I need everybody’s name for gate clearance,
etc. For those concerned: we won’t be camping right on the beach!
Adults and Scouts attending the June campout; take the safe swim
defense course offered online at http://olc.scouting.org/ once
completed, print a copy of the certificate and bring it to the meeting
on 10 June.
3 June is also book review for Scouts needing that.
3 June is our troop OA elections. It is very important that all the
Scouts attend this meeting on time so they can cast their votes! All
Scouts have an obligation to vote in this important selection of their
peers to Scouting’s National Honor Society. We’ll talk about this more
Nelson L. and Thomas S. have a board of review on 27 May.
Next Troop Committee meeting is 7:00 PM on 18 June; all adults are
invited to attend.
There are copies of the updated Troop calendar in the Scout Hut.
Thank you Simone Woodford!
I want to thank again all the adults who helped with the Mafeking
campout: Buck Buchanan, Aaron Cain, Phil Hagerich, Carlos Ramos, Gary
Woodford, Joe LaHaye, Frank Schneck, Nick Doukas, Chris Douglas, Koz,
Lowell Flickinger, Charlie Vance and Beth Shumar. Thank you for
bringing the spirit of Lord Baden-Powell to life; It couldn’t have
been done without you! We’ll announce the top scoring patrol at the
court of honor in June. I think we have established that Chris Douglas
needs to bring his spot light (or search light) to all future
Scouts: reminder, dues are 0.75 cents per meeting. This money is
used to buy new equipment, repair old equipment, buy propane and
charcoal for campouts and badges from the Scout Shop. Paying dues on
time and in full is part of Scout Spirit…thanks.
Scouts: it is important to wear the proper Scout uniform to
meetings to include the neckerchief. Aside from showing Scout Spirit,
the uniform identifies you as someone who is committed to follow the
Scout Oath and Law….which makes you a standout among your peers. Only
Adult leaders and JASMs have the option of not wearing the
neckerchief. If you have lost your neckerchief, you can purchase
another from the troop. The Scouts who just crossed over will get
their troop neckerchief at a later date. We’ll officially go to the
class B uniform for summer sometime after school is out, but until
then wear the uniform right and with pride!
-Bob Shumar SM T900
|April 4, 2008
Scouts and Scouters, From
There are a few announcements I need to make:
- Very Important: Every Scout who is going to the Merit Badge
Weekend needs to know what merit badges they will be taking by the
next meeting. (The 8th). See the attached sheet for the latest
information on merit badges and class times.
- The PLC decided to leave early Saturday morning for merit badge
weekend instead of Friday night. We need to meet at the Scout Hut at
6:45 AM on Saturday, April 19 so we can get in place for the opening
ceremony and before the classes start. We should be back at the Scout
Hut by 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 20th. Scouts need to eat or bring a
breakfast and can bring a bag lunch or buy lunch from the OA. We will
prepare dinner and Sunday breakfast as Patrols.
- We will hand out T Brady Saunders Summer Camp 2008 Guides at the
meeting on Tuesday the 8th.
The following Scouts have Scoutmaster Conferences on the 8th:
Don’t forget to pay your dues! That is part of Scout Spirit and you
can’t get promoted if your dues are behind. Dues are now 75 cents.
Talk to the Scribe if you don’t know if you owe anything.
Remember Donut orders are due if you are participating in that.
Aaron’s Eagle Court of Honor will be held on Sunday the 6th of
April at Gregory Memorial Chapel. Scouts need to be there at 2:00 PM.
EVERYONE IS INVITED! Reception follows the ceremony in the Fellowship
Hall. Practices will be held on Saturday the 5th at 1:00 PM for those
who have parts in the ceremony. Aaron will talk to you if he has you
in his ceremony. Wear full uniform including the sash.
Other events this weekend: Aaron's Ceremony at Sacred Heart is at
12:15 on Sunday 6th of April to re-consecrate his Eagle project.
Everyone is welcome.
Doug & Chris' awarding and recognition of the Ad Altere Dei
Religious Award is also at Sacred Heart during the 11 AM Mass. Whoever
attends either should be in full Scout uniform w/ MB sash.
- John S. SPL Troop900
From the Scoutmaster:
I need to know ASAP which adults plan on attending the Merit Badge
weekend on 19-20 April. I do not plan on taking the trailer, but I do
want to take some Troop equipment; if anybody has a pick-up truck or
something along that line to help us move out that would be great.
All, If anybody is interested in attending the District Committee
Training Workshop, see the announcement below:
I am pleased to invite you to attend the Crater District Committee
Training Workshop. The workshop will meet the basic training
requirements of district volunteers and support them with the skills
and knowledge beneficial to leading, managing, and providing quality
programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. It is required in
order to earn the District Committee Key Award. I am told that this is
the first time in 14 years that a District Committee has requested
The district committee is comprised of elected and non-elected
positions. All Chartered Organization Representatives (COR) and Pack,
Troop, and Crew Committee Chairpersons are members at large within the
district committee and have an equal voice in its operation and
management. The district committee and I welcome and encourage all to
attend the training and assist the district committee with its
operation. The District Committee meets every third Monday evening at
7:00 PM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, address below.
Who - All Scouters! You do not have to be a current member of a
district committee nor from Crater District to attend. All are
What - District Committee Training Workshop.
Where - Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer (1769 South Sycamore
Street, Petersburg, VA 23805).
When - Monday, 21 Apr 08 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM.
Why - To enable participants to:
- a. Define the four functions of district operations and list all the
positions and structures of the district that carry out each of the
four functions. List four tasks accomplished under each of the four
- b. Identify the major tasks of their specific committee or district
assignment and define ways each task might be accomplished.
- c. Review a list of 12 responsibilities and correctly label each and
assign to either the district chairman, district commissioner, or the
- d. Tell why their particular assignment is essential to district
- e. Name the other positions or committees of the district that they
might need to talk with to carry out their assignment in the district.
- f. Set the example for Unit Committees who will in turn set the
example for their scouting programs.
How - Lecture, PowerPoint, and group discussion. Dinner will be
provided, i.e., pizza, water, and sodas.
The cost is $5.00 to cover the cost of materials and refreshments.
Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Attendance will be capped at
50…space is limited. The first 50 to register in advance and/or at the
door are guaranteed attendance.
To pre-register go to the following URL:
The point of contact for the Crater District Committee Training
Workshop is Chris Michelsen at (804) 530-5261 or
Please do not hesitate to call/e-mail Chris or me (email@example.com)
with questions. I look forward to seeing you at training.
Yours in Scouting,
Cecil M. Smith
Chairman, Crater District
11-Mar-2008 - Final Notes for Upcoming Events
- Boards of Review for Terryll (Eagle Palm), Matt, John & Doug (Life)
- Full Dress Uniform w/ Scout Book (MATT, yours is at the Scout Hut!)
- Scoutmaster Conferences: David R., Scott S., Brandon S., Sterling M.
(Scout Badge) Full Uniform and Scout Handbook
- Planning for Court of Honor - Specific Assignments were given last
week We can discuss more tonight
- AT Hikers.
There will be a MANDATORY meeting for parents of all Scouts going on the
AT Hike over Spring Break next Tuesday 18 March at 6 PM (before the
Court of Honor). This is a critical meeting to ensure all are prepared
for this high adventure advent. The meeting will accomplish the
- Update Permission Slips - Fill Out Emergency Contact Info - Provide
Mr. Vance/Mr Shumar a mimeographed copy of a health plan card
- Turn in prescription drug information sheets
- Review of the Planned Route
- Emergency Procedures
- Resupply Procedures
WE STILL NEED DRIVERS!!!!
Mr Orr will carry the backpacks in his truck on 22
Mr Hagerich will carry the packs back home on 26 March
The Learys will provide the resupply vehicle on Monday
24 March 2008 (Thanks Rod & Sharon!)
I will drive 5 people on 22 March and 26 March.
WE STILL NEED ENOUGH DRIVERS FOR 8 MORE PEOPLE!!!!
WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN NOT MAKE THIS TRIP HAPPEN!!!
- Easter Egg Hunt. The Prince George Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday 22
March at Temple Park on RT 156. We will help set up and assist the parks
department as needed. This is a great opportunity for service hours.
Time is 8:30 AM – 12 noon at Temple Park. If you can help out for some
or all contact Mr Hagerich.
- Camping Trip Friday 28 – Saturday 29 March 08 We will have a camping
trip at Albright’s for our newer Scouts and to work on some advancement.
We need Leaders and Drivers for this event. We will leave the Scout Hut
about 9 AM on 28 March and return around 4 PM on 29 March. Cost is
$10.00 Let me know NLT next Tuesday 18 March 08
- Towing. Over the past two years that I have been Scoutmaster I have
given a lot of time to the Troop. It appears I have also given a
transmission. While my truck is being repaired I will be unable to tow
the Troop Trailer anymore. We will need folks to provide this support as
we go forward.
- TROOP COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT 12 MAR 7 – 8 PM. This is a
very important meeting since we are switching over Scoutmasters and have
some decisions to make. Please be there! Parents you can attend even if
you are not on the committee!
See everyone tonight!
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Dear Parents and Scouts:
Here is some information to cover upcoming events this month
Saturday 9 FEB is Scout Hut Cleanup
AM – 12 Noon
need to clean up around the Scout Hut, clean out the QM Room and the
barn. We need maximum
participation for this event and we will do this rain or shine.
Bring work gloves and a rake if you can.
One person has volunteered their pickup to go to the dump to pick up
mulch. We need one more if possible. Please let me know ASAP.
Sunday 10 FEB is Pancake Breakfast and Scout
Please get to the Scout Hut NLT than 7:30 on Sunday AM. We will hold the
pancake breakfast from 8:30 – 9:15.
WE NEED ELECTRIC GRIDDLES!!! IF YOU HAVE ONE
WE CAN BORROW PLEASE BRING IT SATURDAY OR SUNDAY A.M.
Once clean up is done we will rehearse for the service. If you want to
join us, service starts at 11 AM and should run to about 12:15.
Uniform is Full Class A with Merit Badge sash
Make your plans for the Skiing Trip at Wintergreen, scheduled for February
22nd – 24th, 2008. It is very important that you
inform the Troop that your son and/or you, your family would like to make
this Skiing trip with the Troop. For planning we need to know my February
12th with the permission slip and money turned to the Troop, at
that time. Permission Slip (doc
The cost of the trip is $65.00 for anyone
wishing to ski and $15.00 those not wishing to ski to cover the cost of
Do not guarantee that you will not fall
skiing, but do Guarantee Good Food for the weekend.
We would like to leave the Scout Hut by 5:30
on the 22nd and return by 12:30 on the 24th.
forget, next Tuesday is the deadline to hand in the items from Peanut
Sales! Top seller earns $25, 2nd $15 and 3rd $10. And parents, remember
that 40 cents on the dollar goes straight to the boys' account!
Howdy to one and all
I haven’t sent one of these out in awhile so let me
get us all caught up!
Our next big event is the Crater Winter Challenge,
25 – 27 JAN 08. This event is at Albrights and each patrol will sue their
land navigation skills to move around the camp and demonstrate other basic
Scout skills. Cost will be $18.00 per person ($ 10.00 for food and $ 8.00
for the registration and patch).
A few Scouts are interested on participating in the
Patrick Henry program sponsored by the Council. It will be 26 Jan, 2 & 9
FEB. Scouts can earn their Public Speaking and Communication merit
badges. So far, John S. and Matt S. are the only 2 Scouts interested.
Anyone else interested needs to talk to my tomorrow night…next week at the
latest. Cost is $6
February 9 is our Annual Scout Hut Clean Up…please
help with this as it is our annual service project to thank Gregory
Memorial for their sponsorship. We’ll start about 9 AM and finish early
afternoon. We will also feed you!
Sunday FEB 10 is Scout Sunday and Annual Pancake
Breakfast for Church. Plan on your Scout being at the Church from about
7:30 to Noon on that day.
22 -24 FEB will be a Troop ski trip. Costs, etc.,
are TBD. We will need some chaperones and drivers for this one so if you
can help out please step up.
Tomorrow night we will welcome several Webelos
Scouts to our Troop meeting. They are going to cross over from Pack 910
on 9 FEB so lets give them a good welcome!
If you are a 1st Class Scout and will be
14 by June, why not consider being a Counselor-In-Training at Camp Brady
Saunders? There is no cost for this. Selected Scouts will attend a
training day on 17 May, work 22 – 28 June and then one other week during
summer camp this year.
Parents…there is no cost for this!!!!
If you are interested, see MR. Buchanan for an
A few key events for down the road.
Our Spring Break 22 – 26 MAR backpacking
trip is starting to come together. This is going to be a very strenuous
event. As a result, some Scouts are going to be excluded…this is for
their safety and the safety of others. We will plan on a trip to
Albrights 28 – 30 MAR as a training weekend for our newer Scouts and those
who are not able to make the AT trip.
The calendar we handed out at the
Christmas Party has the wrong for the dates for Summer camp. The correct
dates are 6 – 12 July 08.
Our Camping Trip in May is now 2 -4 May. We made
the change so we would not interfere with Mothers Day and some Council
Fund Raising. We are selling peanuts from the
Virginia Diner to help pay for Summer Camp, the Ski Trip and other
events. If your son DID NOT bring home a packet see myself or Mr Hegrich.
Scouts earn 40 cents on the dollar towards their account.
PLC tomorrow Night 15 FEB 6 PM
Committee Meeting Wed Night 16 FEB 7 PM
Flags Out MLK Birthday 21 JAN
Click Here to go to
the Troop Committee Meeting Minutes
NOVEMBER CAMP OUT
the weekend of Nov 19th, the Troop will be camping out at Albright’s.
Along with doing a service project we will be working on basic scout
skills. More information is to follow.
scoutmaster conference schedule for the month of November is:
JC, Jimmie, Kevin, Josh, Garrett, Nick, and Aaron.
The SM conference is scheduled for
November 23rd so make sure to bring your Scout books. This is
also for any Scout who wishes to advance. There will be no scoutmaster
conference or board of review in the month of December due to the fact we
will only have 2 meetings.
Joe and Mr. Orr for accomplishing their Vigil honor at the OA Fall
Please pick up your
popcorn orders on November 19th at 5 PM. This is also when the
Scouts will be meeting to head out for their camping trip.
Order forms were due
in November 2nd. On Nov 8th the Troop order will be
turned into council. Money is due December 7th. Once the
Troop has paid its bill, the prizes are ordered and the money the Scouts
earned will be deposited into their accounts.
It is that time of
year again. Scouts need to be thinking about renewing their subscription
to Boy’s Life. If scouts have money in their account, this can be used.
Also, to clear up our records for the year, any Scout with an outstanding
balance for Troop dues will that money taken from their account.
Let’s welcome Thomas
Gladin into adulthood! (This still means you must listen to your mom)
Preston will hit 18 later in the month. Also a Happy Natal Day to Jimmie,
Thomas V. (another 18th) and Drew – their birthdays are in
December. And to the adults – Mr. Orr, Mr. Bailey and Mr. Beaudet – your
ages are safe with us!
- Nov 11th
= veteran’s Day. Flags will be put out.
- Nov 13th = Scouting for Food – bags in. Then we will be
having lunch and a rehearsal for Thomas’ court of honor.
-Nov 16th = Joel Born will celebrate his Court of Honor during
the regular Troop meeting.
- Nov 17th = Committee Meeting, 7:00
- Nov 19th = Popcorn pickup.
- Dec 4th = Road cleanup and X-mas parade.
- Dec 7th = Popcorn money due.
- Dec 11th = Court of Honor
COURT OF HONOR
This time the Scouts
have decided to have this on a Saturday. Their plan is to have a patrol
cook-off and celebrate their achievements. For parents, this means that
we do not have to cook (except for Mrs. Bailey who must make Cherry Yum
Mrs. Story will be
getting with parents for some items that we will need.
Maps are great things. They help us to
know where we are, guide us to where we want to go and tell us information
about things that we may find or need to be aware of on the way to our
Scouts have several maps at their
disposal. The Scout Law, Oath, Motto and Slogan help us everyday as we
journey through life. They provide boundaries, ask us to be aware of our
surroundings and of other people, tell us that some things are very
important to being a good citizen and remind us that we have certain
responsibilities not only to ourselves but to other people.
Are you putting your maps to the best use?
Yours in Scouting,
ALL OF US ON THE COMMITTEE OF TROOP 900 – WE WNT TO WISH EVERY FAMILY A
SAFE AND JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON!!
||SPL - Jimmie
ASPL - Thomas S.
PL - Kevin (Serpents)
APL - Garrett
PL - Chris (Dragons)
APL - Victor
QM - Aaron
|Chaplin's Aide - Nick
Scribe - Drew
OA Liaison - Thomas S.
Librarian - Dan
Historian - Brandon
Troop Guide - J.C.
JASM - Joe & Thomas G.
Last week the Scouts were given their responsibilities and notified who
their mentor was. It is the Scout’s responsibility to seek out their
mentor for guidance.
OCTOBER CAMP OUT
On the weekend of Oct. 23rd, the Troop will be camping out in the field
next to the Scout Hut. Also we will be assisting with set-up and clean-up
of the church’s Community Day and we will be selling popcorn. More
information to follow. On October 24th we will be participating in the
church service. Directly afterwards we will again be selling popcorn and
OCTOBER 12th MEETING
We are having 2 guest speakers this date. Please be sure to be a few
minutes early. Also make sure you bring your book along so that a
requirement in the 2nd class portion (#8) can be signed off.
The scoutmaster conference schedule for the month of October is:
Victor, Chris, Thomas S, Brandon, and Drew. The SM conference is scheduled
for October 19th so make sure to bring your Scout books. This is also for
any Scout who wishes to advance.
The Women’s Fair is Oct. 9th. The Troop will be assisting the Women’s
Fair to help set up booths and such. This is an excellent way for the boys
to earn community service hours. We will also be selling popcorn. A
schedule has been worked out.
Congratulations to Thomas Gladin who earned his Eagle rank last week.
His Court of Honor will be Nov. 13th at 6 PM. More info will follow. J
TROOPS IN IRAQ
Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church is supporting a unit that is
heading off to Iraq. They are asking Troop 900’s support also. At this
time we are collecting books, sports magazines, disposable cameras and
table games. If you have any of these items, please bring them to the
Scout Hut by Oct. 19th
Yes, you have already filled this out once. There was a minor addition
to this form so please fill out and return as soon as possible.
Last week the Scouts were given notice of the dues that they are
behind. Dues are 50 cents a week and it is their responsibility to
It is that time of year again. Scouts need to be thinking about
renewing their subscription to Boy’s Life. We hope to complete this the
same date as when parents pick up popcorn in Nov. More information to
- Oct 11 = OA Chapter Meeting
- Oct 15-17 = OA Fall Fellowship
- Oct 20 = Committee Meeting, 7:00
- Nov 2 = Election Day; Flags are to go out along the Courthouse
- Nov 6 = Scouting for Food bags out and popcorn selling at Food
There are a couple of training opportunities in October. See Mr.
Flickinger or Mr. Orr if you are interested.
We are at the start of a new year and one noticeable change is that of
Scoutmaster. Mr. Charlie Vance will be stepping down after three years and
Mr. Ralph Orr will be taking over. Thanks to Mr. Vance for all of his hard
The yearly calendar is complete, and with just a couple of changes at
the committee meeting due to unforeseen events, it is what the Scouts
worked on at the August PLC. Every parent will receive a copy at the Sept.
Court of Honor.
|- Sep 6th –Flags out
||- Sep 7th – Fun Night
|| - Sep 10-12 – OA Ordeal
|- Sep 15th – Popcorn Dinner
||- Sep 20th – OA Meeting
||- Sep 22nd – Committee Meeting @ 7
|- Sep 28th – Court of Honor
||- Oct 9th – Women’s Fair
SEPTEMBER CAMP OUT
This is a change from the PLC. The Troop will be going to Skyanchor to
work on the Disability Awareness Merit Badge (this event was to be done in
Oct). The merit badge books are provided there but if you would like to
review some of the requirements go to meritbadge.com. More info to follow.
COURT OF HONOR
The Troop leaders have been informed that the opening ceremony for this
one will be special and involve a torch so wear flame-retardant clothes.
Just kidding. Thanks to Mrs. Story who has volunteered to take over the
organizing of the food for our Courts of Honor. Thanks to Mrs. Vance who
has done a spectacular job the past few years!
For newer Scouts, refer to your Scout Handbook that was passed out upon
your joining the Troop. Refer to page 4 and 5. When you have worked on a
specific area and know it well, see your patrol leader to be tested and
get it signed off. For those Scouts who completed some requirements at
camp, your book must be turned in to Mrs. Orr so it can be documented.
Don’t wait too long or you will need to be retested.
Happy Birthday to Brandon – his day is Sept. 1st. Also wish a Happy
Birthday to Mr. Ellwood, Mrs. Cain, Mr. Vance and Mrs. Orr.
The scoutmaster conference schedule for the month of September is:
Kevin, Josh, Thomas V., Garrett, and Nick. The SM conference is scheduled
for September 14th so make sure to bring your Scout books. Also, any Scout
who wishes to advance.
September 15th is the Popcorn dinner and kickoff. The Troop will be
ordering popcorn in order to sell in the area. We are going to be selling
popcorn at the Women’s Fair, the Church Community Day, one Sunday after
church and at Food Lion on Nov. 6th. If Scouts are energized to sell, they
can pay for their entire scouting year. Scouts receive 27% of what they
sell. Kernelettes are Mrs. Cain and Mrs. Orr.
The Women’s Fair is Oct. 9th. On the Friday before, the Troop will be
assisting the Women’s Fair to help set up booths and such. This is an
excellent way for the boys to earn community service hours.
Congratulations to Jimmie for completing Buckskin Training in August.
And congrats to Mr. Fetty who was tapped out at Summer Camp. Good luck at
Any Scout interested in finishing the summer doing this, please see
Mrs. Orr or Mr. Flickinger.
BACK TO SCHOOL
School starts up Sep 7th. Good luck in the new school year and for our
Scouts who have started college – study hard!
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