December 14

Post date: Dec 27, 2010 5:30:12 PM

Last Tuesday’s meeting was our last meeting of the year. Regular meetings will start again on January 4th!

Congratulations to those who received advancement!

Patrol News: The Border patrol members need to learn a fact about the Battle of Fredericksburg (Urban Warfare 19th century style) for the next meeting. Mr. Cloe has an excellent hike of about 3.5 miles planned for 1/8.

Winter Camp is a possibility (Just like summer camp only completely different) See Mrs. Coffey for details. Mrs. Coffey needs winter camp commitments by the next meeting January 4th. More information is available at : http://bradysaunders.net/camp/specevent.html#WinterCampSection

Our Popcorn Kernel would like you to get your popcorn money in as soon as possible.

Aviation Merit Badge at the VA Aviation Museum Dec 28th 9:30AM-4:30PM. Weather Merit Badge at the VA Aviation Museum Dec 29th 9:30AM-12:30PM. For both MB: You need to be 11 years old and register on the Va Aviation Museum Website, pay the fees to the Museum, and get a Blue Card from SM prior to the date. Their Website is http://www.vam.smv.org go to Education then to Boy Scout Merit Badges.

A special request has come from Troop #521, they are planning a nine day canoe trip to Northern Tier on June 24, 2011. They have 4-8 openings for Boy Scouts or adults. You must be 13 by Sept 1, 2011, Pass BSA Swim Test, physically handle carrying a canoe across land as there are 42 portages, you should be First Class but this is not a requirement. Cost will be $1200 per person, Let Tim Swingle know of your interest by 1/31/11.

A few things to be thinking about in the near (and not so near) future.

The Nawakwa OA Carillon Service Project is on December 22-23.

In January and February the council will hold the Patrick Henry Public Speaking merit badge program. This takes place January 22, 29 & February 5th. See the Scoutmaster, or another leader for more details.

Summer Camp is July 10-16. The troop has already made commitments. If you are interested in Summer Camp, the troop would like the first deposit of $100 toward the fee by the end of February.

Advice from the Scoutmaster: Treat people you encounter with fairness and kindness. You will be amazed at how much better you will be treated in return!

And have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Upcoming Events:

· 1/8 - Fredricksburg or Chancellorsville Battlefield Hike

· 1/28 -29 - Klondike Derby

· 2/19 - Belle Isle Hike

Please remember that Troop meetings start promptly at 7:30. Leaders are there from about 7:15 and Scouts can gather and take advantage of this time to talk to the leaders. Please don't wait until the end of the meeting for advancement sing-off. If you are leaving the meeting early, please make sure the scoutmaster or an assistant scoutmaster know you are leaving so we won’t go looking for you.