February 14

Post date: Feb 24, 2012 3:42:54 PM

Bryan’s Eagle Court of Honor is 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 19th – Please join us in congratulating our newest Eagle Scout. Scouts please arrive at 1:00 PM for assist with setup and practice. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Troop 555 Winter Open House is this Tuesday, February 21st. Please bring a friend and talk to our guests. Smores and Lemonade will be served.

Field Trip to Henrico County Water Treatment Plant Tuesday, February 28 – Please meet at the Carson Building at 7:00 PM (this is early). We will then drive to facility in Henrico for a one hour tour. The Troop should be back by 9:00 PM.

Winter Stew February 24th – February 25th at the Carson Building - The Scouts have done an excellent job of selling. If you have small additions to your sales, less than 15 quarts please contact Ms. Coffey at shawncoffey@comcast.net.

The stew will be held at the Carson Building. The F.O.P. lodge is closed for the winter. All parents and friends are needed for Chicken Pickin’ at 6:30 PM on Friday night. We need scouts and leaders who can stay all night and stir. Scouts please bring a friend. We will again need all hands Saturday morning at 7:00 AM to dip and pack the quarts.

Geocaching Camping Weekend at Lake Anna State Park March 9th – March 11th. – The troop will leave from the Carson building Friday evening at 6:00 PM ET and drive to Lake Anna State Park. Saturday the Troop will hunt caches using a GPS device. The troop will return Sunday around 11:30 AM to the Carson Building. (Times subject to change)

Spring Court of Honor/FOS dinner Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 PM (note earlier time) inside the church in Hanover Hall not the Carson Building.

Parents and Families - Please plan on attending! So…What exactly is the Spring FOS/Court of Honor? All year, our scouts work hard on their advancements – Merit Badges, Ranks, and special achievements. While we pass out the awards each Tuesday night, it is only at the Court of Honor that everyone gets to see all the hard work that the scouts have done. Every achievement, rank and merit badge is recognized. Please come and support the great achievements of Troop 555! In addition, this is the annual Friends of Scouting presentation. Friends of Scouting is the major fund raising program for the council that supports our council camps (including Brady Saunders) and staff. (Come hear about the accomplishments and needs of the council, and if you are so inclined you will have an opportunity to contribute.)

There is no cost for the Dinner – The troop provides Lasagna (meat and vegetarian) Bread, and Salad. We do ask for help with Sides and Dessert, set-up and clean up. If you or your son is in the Border patrol, please bring a dessert, and come early to help set-up (arrive between 6:00 and 6:15). If you or your son is in the IPONA patrol, please bring a side dish and be willing to stay a few minutes late to clean up. We also need a few volunteers to help in the Kitchen. Diane Francis has graciously agreed to head-up the dinner, so if you can/will volunteer please contact her by e-mail atribax4@yahoo.com.

March PLC is scheduled for March 15th at 7:30 PM at the Carson Building. If you are an officer and are unable to attend you must notify the Scoutmaster. We will work on March and April Meetings. Please go to link below.

PLC Members save this link, it has links to all program features. We are covering Cultural Awareness in March and April.

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

For more information about the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree please go to: https://summit.scouting.org/en/Pages/default.aspx The costs are $1,200 for youth, $850 for adults and the deal of the century $425 for youth staff ages 16 to 24.

Advice from the Scoutmaster –Leadership is how other judge you.