February 21

Post date: Feb 24, 2012 3:54:30 PM

Stew is tonight February 24-25 at the Carson Building (This is a change) behind New Hanover P.C. The F.O.P. lodge has been closed for the winter.

We'll need help with:

· Set up pots - Friday morning 2/24; 9am Need 6 guys:

· Meet at Shady Grove Church at the pot pavilion (in the back)

· Chicken Picking Friday at 6:30 pm All hands needed!

· Adults, Scouts and Friends to stay overnight. We really need at least three shifts (5-6 scouts each) to do this. We're more than happy to have (and encourage) adults to volunteer to stir with the boys. Please let us know if you can stay, and if you will stir!

· Packing the Stew - Saturday morning - We start packing around 6-6:30 and we're usually done by 8:00.

· Take the pots down - Saturday morning (2/25) and return them to their homes, be at the Carson Building by 6:30am. The last pot will go to the Hanover Courthouse and the job will be done by 9:30am or so...

Many Hands Make Light Work! Plan to come help and bring a friend if you can!

Please look at page 14 of the Mechanicsville Local, thank you to Supervisor Davis and Weedon Cloe for making it possible.

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. Please print and sign the attached permission slip.

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.