August 13

Post date: Aug 19, 2013 4:38:03 AM

Eagle Point Kickback Camping Weekend August 16 – 18. Be at the Carson Building at 6:00 PM. Come already fed and in your Class A shirt. Bring your closed toed shoes that can wear in the water, no sandals or flip flops. Bring a towel or two. Extra clothes in case you get wet and wet again. Don’t forget the attached permission slip, bug spray, sunscreen, flashlight, camp chair and personal mess kit.

You may wish to bring your fishing gear. Asst Scoutmaster Slicker is willing to teach to Fishing merit badge.

The cost is $15, we shall return early afternoon (12:30 PM) on Sunday.

For the meeting on August 20, Scouts (especially the Scouts below Star Rank) need to bring their Boy Scout Handbooks. Also Scouts need to come to the meeting with ideas about what they want to do over the next calendar year. There is a lot to see and do within 3 hours of Mechanicsville.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR HOUSE for TROOP EQUIPMENT – Even if your son has left scouting a long time ago. The Troop is missing coolers, kitchen utensils, pots, and other items. Please contact the Scoutmaster if you have any questions or concerns Scoutmaster@troop555.net.

Programming and Sustainability Merit Badges are available see Ben Ward for details.

Next Troop Committee Meeting is on August 27. The Committee will not be able to meet the first 2 weeks in September because of school starting and a Court of Honor. Be ready for advancements.

Order of the Arrow Fall Service Weekend - (Friday, September 6, 7pm – Sunday, September 8, 11am) at Camp T Brady Saunders. Arrowmen you have a duty to attend.

Annual Planning Meeting – August 25th at 2:00 PM

This is a reminder, that our yearly planning meeting is scheduled for August 25th, at 2:00. The leaders have graciously decided to come out to the Coffey household for the meeting. It will be a combination talk/eat/plan event. The Coffeys will provide the protein and drinks, and the other leaders will bring a side. Our address is 2434 Sheppard Town Rd. Maidens Va. 23102. If you have ever been out to T.Brady Saunders, you will have no trouble finding our house. Travel as if you are going to Brady Saunders Camp, but about a 1/2 mile before you turn into camp, you want to turn left onto Sheppard Town Rd, at the “little white store” called Mabel Mealeys. Travel about 1 mile on Sheppard Town Rd and we will be on the left. The travel time from Mechanicsville is approximately 40 minutes.

September PLC is scheduled for Thursday, September 12th at 7:30 PM in the Carson Building. If you are an officer and are unable to attend you must notify the Scoutmaster. We will work on September and October meetings. Please go to link below, and come to the meeting prepared.

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Troop_Program_Features

PLC Members save this link; it has links to all program features.

Do you want to be more involved with the Troop but don’t want to go camping? Please consider joining the committee. The Troop Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM. Duties include budget, advancement, fundraising and leadership review.

If you have any current merit badge books that you are willing to part with– Please donate them to our troop library.

Advice from the Scoutmaster – Those who help people are always remembered.