December 4

Post date: Dec 11, 2012 3:47:29 AM

Tuesday 12/11 we will meet at the Ashland Rescue Squad. Do not come to New Hanover Presbyterian Church. The Troop will tour the Rescue Squad and learn about how they respond to First Aid situations.

The Rescue Squad is located at:

203 Duncan St

Ashland, VA 23005

804-798-8000

December PLC is scheduled for Thursday, December 13th 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 December and January 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. We are covering First Aid in December and Business in January.

Preliminary commitments are needed for Winter and Summer Camp at T.

Brady Saunders. Please talk with your Scouts about these camps. We need to get our reservation in soon for the best campsites.

Winter Camp January 18 – 21 (MLK Weekend) cost $50

Merit Badges available – Computers, Emergency Prep, Energy, Fingerprinting, Communications, First Aid, Citzenship in the Nation and many others

Summer Camp July 7 – 13 cost $285

Merit Badges, Traiblazers for new scouts, COPE and Ranger's Challenge for older scouts, Floating Iceburg, water activities and new water chute.

The Quest for Stonewall's Arm – Chancellorsville Battlefield Hike Saturday, January 5th. The troop will spend the day hiking around Chancellorsville Battlefield, will also visit the Stonewall Jackson Shrine if open. Please dress appropriately and pack a lunch a water.

Patrick Henry Public Speaking Program – Scouts will have a chance to earn very important merit badges Public Speaking and Communications.

The sessions are 8:00 AM to noon on January 26th, February 2nd and February 9th. The program requires the completion of the Public Speaking merit badge before the scout is allowed to participate in the Communications merit badge. Registration closes on January 16th. The fee is $12.00. Please see the form on the bulletin board in the Carson Building or on the council calendar at

www.scoutingvirginia.org

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, fund raising 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 – When you are asked to do some work it is because you are the best for the job.