Weekly Updates


Weekly Update for 6/22/2017

posted Jun 28, 2017, 3:31 PM by Daniel Carter Beard

Good morning all!  


Current Troop 555 Business;

Remember class “B”. Scout related “T” shirt, scout pants/shorts and scout socks.


We will not be having a meeting on the 11th of July. This is the week after summer camp. We will just be taking a well deserved break. We will return back to regular meetings on the 18th.


ATTENTION ALL SCOUTS, it is getting close to the Annual Planning Conference. Please be thinking and coming up with some ideas that you want to do. These can be just about anything, some may take more planning than others, but I think we have enough resources in the troop to get just about anything done.


Habitat for Humanity was a huge success, thanks to all the scouts that came out and participated, Aiden B., Dustin B., Christopher N., Kostya Y, David B., Josh E. and Tyler W.

Summer Camp @Goshen/Camp Bowman….July 1-8, Leaving Saturday the 1st at noonish and returning on the 8th by noonish.

 

2017 National Jamboree July 19-28, we are looking at taking a day trip to the Jamboree on Wednesday the 26th. If anyone is interested please see me or Mrs. Coffey.

 

 MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

 

Upcoming events Thomas Ames court of Honor  July 30, 2017. Details to come.

 

NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Mr. Tyler W. and Mr. Logan M. will be attending)
Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

 

If you have not done so, please register your KROGER card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop.

 

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

Yours in scouting,

Stephen Witt

 

Weekly Update for 6/6/2017

posted Jun 7, 2017, 2:39 PM by Daniel Carter Beard

Good morning all!


First a HUGE WELCOME to all our new Scouts; Aidan, Jeffrey, Morgan, Nikos,and Brendan. We look forward to making many new scouting memories with you!


Now onto current Business;

 

PLC is Thursday at 6:30 in the Carson BuildingIf you are newly elected to a leader position, please plan to attend.

 

James River Canoe Trip.... June 9-11, Cost $30 per person. All persons going be at Carson Building no later than 6 pm(see the permission slip attachment)

 

Troop meeting on June 13, 2017; Flag retirement ceremonyPlease wear Full Field Uniform.

 We will be going to Activity Uniform the following week.

 

Craig Francis Eagle Ceremony, June 16, 2017. Details to follow.

 

Habitat for Humanity, June 16th and 17th

Address:  1873 Cartersville Rd., Goochland 23063

Come when you can.  We will be working between 6a.m. and 6 p.m.  You are not expected to work 12 hours but if you prefer to work in the cooler part of the day you are encouraged to come early!

….Opportunity to help others and earn service hours while you do.

 

Summit Bechtel Reserve….June 18-24…the FINAL installment of $270 was due last week. Thank you!

 

Summer Camp @Goshen/Camp Bowman….July 1-8, Leaving Saturday the 1st at noonish and returning on the 8th by noonish.

 

2017 National Jamboree July 19-28, we are looking at taking a day trip to the Jamboree on Wednesday the 26th. If anyone is interested please see me or Ms Coffey.

 

 MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

 

Upcoming events Thomas A. Court of Honor Sunday,July 30, 2017. Details to come.

 

NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Tyler and Logan will be attending)
Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

 

If you have not done so, please register your KROGER card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop.

 

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

Yours in scouting,

Stephen Witt
Scoutmaster

 

Weekly Update for May 30, 2017

posted Jun 6, 2017, 2:05 PM by Daniel Carter Beard

Good evening all!

 

First a HUGE WELCOME to Mr. Nathan M. and Aidan B. We look forward to making many scouting memories with you!

 

        

Crossover Ceremony for Pack 555… June 6 @6:30..Please come out to Pack 555’s crossover ceremony and

welcome the newest members of Troop 555! Whoop whoop!

****Pack 555 is asking for scouts to be at New Hanover as early as 5:00, if possible to help with set up.

We will also be packing the trailer for the Weekend James River Trip

 

James River Canoe Trip.... June 9-11 

Habitat for Humanity….Opportunity to help others and earn service hours while you do.

June 16-17 See Mr. Witt for details

Summit Bechtel Reserve….June 18-24…the FINAL installment of $27was due last week. Thank you!

Summer Camp @Goshen.July 2-8

  Camp Fees are now due. Right now 4 are currently paid. After April 15th Price went up it is now $400.00.

 2017 National Jamboree July 19-28th

 MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

 

 NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Mr. Tyler W. and Mr. Logan M. will be attending)
Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

 

 If you have not done so, please register your KROGER card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop.

 

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

Yours in scouting,

Mrs. Coffey

Troop 555 Weekly Update for 5/18/2017

posted May 20, 2017, 9:46 AM by Daniel Carter Beard   [ updated May 21, 2017, 11:08 AM ]

Good evening all!

 

The Capital Bike Trail was a huge success! Thank you to all the parents who made transportation of scouts and bikes possible. We could not have done it without you!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Unit elections..next week..  Please “be prepared to tell us why you would be the best leader for a troop position.

Order of the Arrow Elections are next week (5/23/2017).

Membership Requirements: (

https://oa-bsa.org/pages/content/membership-and-induction)
  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • The youth must have experienced 15 nights of Boy Scout camping while registered with a troop or team within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement. The balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each.
  • Youth must be under the age of 21, hold the BSA First Class rank or higher, and following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach, be elected by the youth members of their troop or team.
  • Adults (age 21 or older) who are registered in the BSA and meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to the lodge adult selection committee.  Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition of service, including current or prior positions. Selected adults must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and must provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.

Scouts are selected because they best exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law, and their cheerful service to others.

Flags out…Cold Harbor Cemetery…Friday May 26@5:30

Flags In…Monday May 296:00

OA Summer Service Weekend: June 2-4, 2017


Online Registration Available Here
Registration Form Available Here

The Summer Service Weekend is scheduled for June 2-4, 2017. The registration form can be downloaded here. Register by May 14th to receive a $5 Early Bird Discount. The deadline for registration is May 28th ($10 late fee added for any registrations received after May 21st).

The Printable Registration Form above is NOT to be used by new Ordeal Candidates nor by those members eligible to attain Brotherhood status. Special invitations with registration forms will be sent separately via US Mail to people in these groups.

 

Crossover Ceremony for Pack 555: 

June 6 @6:30. 

Please come out to Pack 555’s crossover ceremony and welcome the newest members of Troop 555! Whoop whoop!

James River Canoe TripJune 9-11 

Summit Bechtel Reserve….June 18-24…the FINAL installment of $275 is due by MAY 23

Summer Camp @GoshenJuly 2-8

 

 Camp Fees are now due. Right now 4 are currently paid. After April 15th Price went up it is now $400.00.

 

2017 National Jamboree July 19-28th

 

MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Mr. Tyler W. and Mr. Logan M. will be attending)

Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

 

 If you have not done so, please register your Kroger card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop. If you would like to learn how to register your Kroger Card please see Mr. Ward.

 

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

Scoutmaster minute..Even in small ways, you can make a difference in the life of some one

Yours in scouting,

Mrs. Coffey

Troop 555 Weekly Update for 5/2/2017

posted May 3, 2017, 3:29 PM by Daniel Carter Beard

Good morning all,

 

Thank you!!! to all who covered the meeting for me, while Mr. Coffey and I took our family vacation.!

Congratulations to Mr. Craig F. and his achievement of making the rank of Eagle Scout! Whoop whoop!

Last night we had Mr. Ed Jones, form “Cycle Ed’s” come and speak with our scouts about cycling history and some practical skills of cycling.

NEXT WEEK…..All scouts who are participating in the 50 mile DAY TRIP on the Capital Trail, on May 13 are to bring their bicycles and helmets to the meeting for inspections.  We will go over details for departure and needed supplies, next week.

****WE ARE IN NEED OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT, FROM THE CARSON BUILDING TO SHOCKO BOTTOM, AND THEN  FROM JAMESTOWN , BACK TO MECHANICSVILLE.

WE WILL HAVE 8-10  SCOUTS AND BIKES THAT WILL NEED TO BE TANSPORTED

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Roundtable – May 3@ 7:00 - Boy Scout Breakout will be discussing Camp Menus.

Committee Meeting and Board of Review – May 9

Capital Bike Trail… May 13 (more details to come)

OA and Unit Elections -  May 23, 2017.

OA Summer Service Weekend: June 2-4, 2017


Online Registration Available Here
Registration Form Available Here

The Summer Service Weekend is scheduled for June 2-4, 2017. The registration form can be downloaded here. Register by May 14th to receive a $5 Early Bird Discount. The deadline for registration is May 28th ($10 late fee added for any registrations received after May 21st).

The Printable Registration Form above is NOT to be used by new Ordeal Candidates nor by those members eligible to attain Brotherhood status. Special invitations with registration forms will be sent separately via US Mail to people in these groups.

 

James River Canoe TripJune 9-11 

Summit Bechtel Reserve….June 18-24…the FINAL installment of $275 is due by MAY 23..We will have a brief   

                                                  meeting on May 16 to cover more details.

Summer Camp @GoshenJuly 2-8

 

 Camp Fees are now due. Right now 4 are currently paid. After April 15th Price went up it is now $400.00.

 

2017 National Jamboree July 19-28th

 

MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

 

  NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Mr. Tyler W. and Mr. Logan M. will be attending)
Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

 

 If you have not done so, please register your KROGER card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop.

 

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

 

Scoutmaster Minute: Is your character just a shadow?

Troop 555 Weekly Update 04/25/2017

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:55 PM by Daniel Carter Beard   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 7:56 PM ]

Troop 555 Family:

Good evening all,

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


Conclave: April 28-30th for details go to SR7A Conclave

OA Summer Service Weekend: June 2-4, 2017


Online Registration Available Here
Registration Form Available Here

The Summer Service Weekend is scheduled for June 2-4, 2017. The registration form can be downloaded here. Register by May 14th to receive a $5 Early Bird Discount. The deadline for registration is May 28th ($10 late fee added for any registrations received after May 21st).

The Printable Registration Form above is NOT to be used by new Ordeal Candidates nor by those members eligible to attain Brotherhood status. Special invitations with registration forms will be sent separately via US Mail to people in these groups.

Committee Meeting and Board of Review next week - 05/02/2017

Roundtable - 05/03/2017 - Boy Scout Breakout will be discussing Camp Menus.


OA and Unit Elections will be on May 23, 2017.

 

The Summit Bechtel Reservethe next installment of $275 is due by MAY 16TH

 

Capital Bike Trail… May 13-14 (more details to come)

 

Summit Bechtel Reserve….June 18-24

 

Summer Camp @GoshenJuly 2-8

Camp Fees are now due. Right now 4 are currently paid. After April 15th Price went up it is now $400.00.

2017 National Jamboree July 19-28th

 

MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

 

 

 

NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Mr. Tyler W. and Mr. Logan M. will be attending)
Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

 

 

If you have not done so, please register your KROGER card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop.

 

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

Scoutmaster Minute: Take the road less traveled by.

Troop 555 - Weekly Update 4/18/2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 3:28 PM by Daniel Carter Beard

Troop 555 Family:

Good evening all,

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

First Landing State Park…April 28-30 has been CANCELLED

 

The Summit Bechtel Reservethe next installment of $275 is due by MAY 16TH

 

Capital Bike Trail… May 13-14 (more details to come)

 

Summit Bechtel Reserve….June 18-24

 

Summer Camp @GoshenJuly 2-8

Camp Fees are now due. Right now 4 are currently paid. After April 15th Price went up it is now $400.00.

2017 National Jamboree July 19-28th

 

MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

 

 

 

NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Mr. Tyler W. and Mr. Logan M. will be attending)
Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

 

 

If you have not done so, please register your KROGER card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop.

 

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

Scoutmaster Minute: Be Prepared

October 2, 2016

posted Oct 2, 2016, 4:14 PM by Daniel Carter Beard

Battlefield District Fall CamporeeOctober 7-9…the troop will be attending this event

 

MERIT BADGE CHOICES ARE…..ART, AUTO MAINT,  C.IC.,  C.I.N.,  C.I.W.,

COOKING,  COMMUNICATIONS, DISIBILTIY AWARE, DENTISTRY, ENIRONMENTAL SCI., FINGERPRINTING,   FIRST AID, LEATHERWORK, MUSIC, PUBLIC HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY, TRUCK TRANSPORTATION

 

*Please so not delay on your choices…especially the Eagle Required ones…

 

Overnight Hiking Trip in Nelson Co……October 22-23..

 

More details to come

 

Eagle Court of Honor for Steven C.….Sunday October 30th….More details to come

 

 

The Unit Leader Guidebook Vol. 1 & 2 has been updated…As leaders and parents in Scouting, we have an obligation to keep ourselves updated on all policies that pertain to Boy Scouts of America and to make our Troop, the healthiest that it can be. If you have not done so, already, this is your opportunity to have a better understanding and  know the policies, procedures, standards, training opportunities, mission, aims, methods and ideals of Scouting.

It is  my hope that all leaders and parents will take time to review this. This is available at the Local Council Scout service center or you can order it online at:


http://www.scoutstuff.org/book-troop-ldr-gde-vol-1.html

http://www.scoutstuff.org/book-troop-ldr-gde-vol-2.html#.V_GUgSgrLIU



Thank you


2017 National Jamboree, Registration Now Live

Experience the best of Scouting in one place.  From stadium shows to merit badges, patch trading to adventure sports, you’ll want to be at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2017!

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 to July 28, 2017. Registration for participants  is now live. Cost per participant is $1,400. Register for the next Jamboree at: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/

Weekly Update 8/18/2015

posted Aug 19, 2015, 1:26 PM by Daniel Carter Beard   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 1:26 PM ]

Good morning all,

 

First, thank you to the leaders who made it possible for me to spend time with my family, yesterday. I appreciate you covering for me!!

 

 

 

We have a Patrol Leader Council Meeting/ PLC this coming Thursday at 7:00 PM

 

Our Annual Planning/Leaders Meeting will be on August 30th, at the Witt’s home, at 1:00. ( more details to come)

 

Order of the Arrow Service Weekend is coming up on Sept. 11-13.  If you are a newly elected scout or leader, this is your opportunity to complete your induction/ordeal. If you are already an Arrowman, please consider your involvement. In the past, we have NOT had a positive turn out for these weekends. Part of being an Arrowman, is your commitment to future Service Weekends. Please come on out to Camp T. Brady Saunders, work a little, play a little, eat, and enjoy the fellowship with our brother arrowman. REMEMBER, PART OF BEING AN ARROWMAN IS CHEERFUL SERVICE!!!

 

 

We are registered for Winter Camp !!! We have spots for 4 adults and 8 youth.

At this point I have the following commitments.  

Mrs. Coffey

Mr. Altman

Mr. Witt

Tyler W.

Joshua E.

Andrew B.



The cost of the event is $55 for youth and $50 for adults. WE WILL BE TENT CAMPING!! This will be held the weekend of Jan 15-18, 2016

 

Our next committee meeting will be September 1. If you are going up for advancement, you need to have your Scoutmasters conference before Sept 1

 

Our Semi-annual Court of Honor will be September15th. This is for scouts and their family. Please come and share the accomplishments with your scout.

 

The Summit Bechtel Reserve We are seriously looking at going back to The Summit in 2016. Ours Scouts had such a great time, this past June, and have expressed a desire to have another fund raiser at Stevi B’s to raise funds for another adventure to The Summit.  We will need to have a meeting to go over program and plan for this event. Scouts need to be 13 and 1st Class to attend. If we do not have a regular scout meeting on Sept 8th,  we may consider this evening to get together to start planning for this event. Thoughts??

 

 

Sept 8th / first day of school Traditionally, we do not meet the day that our scouts return to school. At this point, I have had  4 scouts/parents say that they would like to meet on the first day of school. We will make a final decision as we get a little closer to the date.

 

STEW FUNDRAISER Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about our next STEW WEEKEND ! At this point, we need to get commitments for the following areas/responsibilities. Stew will be the weekend of Sept 25-26

 

FOP BUILDING/ do we have the use of the building secured for this date

CHICKEN/ Who will be in charge of ordering/picking up on Friday Sept 25

CANNED VEGETABLES/ Who will be ordering/picking up

TRAILOR for these tasks and others

***There is more to come, but these are the most vital at this point***

 

Thank you for all you do,

 

 

Yours in scouting,

Mrs. Coffey

 

August 11, 2015 Weekly Update

posted Aug 11, 2015, 7:20 PM by Daniel Carter Beard   [ updated Aug 11, 2015, 7:20 PM ]

Our theme for August is Boating/Canoeing

 

Thomas and Daniel, they are back from Buckskin and a good time was had by all. Buckskin Training is the highest training a youth can receive on the local Council level.

 


EAGLE POINT… has been CANCELLED due to the lack of interest

 

TROOP ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING..Will be on August 30 at the Witt’s house at 1:00 . More details to come

  

WINTER CAMP - We are signed up. There is spots for 8 Scouts and 4 Adults, right now we have 2 Adults and 2 Scouts that have signed up. If you are interested in going please send a email to troop555update@gmail.com.  Please be thinking about this. For a list of Merit Badges, go to hov.org. Go to Camps and then to the dropdown menu for T. Brady Saunders. Winter Camp information will be on this page.

Mrs. Coffey will be our leader of contact.

 

Advice from the Scoutmaster... Remember the Scout Law.

Yours In Scouting,

Mrs. Coffey

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