February 23

Post date: Feb 25, 2010 2:51:01 AM

Last night we had our February Friends of Scouting Dinner and Court of Honor. Thanks to all who came and participated, with a special thanks to our talented scouts who put on a great show and to Mrs. Showalter and her team for a great dinner!

If you missed the opportunity to contribute to the Friends of Scouting campaign, see a leader at our next meeting.

"Jeopardy!" will feature special BSA category on Feb. 25

Get the DVR, TiVo, or VCR ready, because you won't want to miss this. On Feb. 25, the iconic quiz show "Jeopardy!" will feature a special category all about the Boy Scouts of America.

The game show of questions and answers will also spotlight the BSA before the first or second commercial break, so stay tuned for that, as well.

Stew Stew Stew Stew!!!!!!!!!

This weekend is STEW!!!

Stew events begin Thursday night with moving the Pots.

Friday night - Saturday morning

Friday - Chicken Picking at 6:00 PM.

Saturday morning Dipping and Packaging at 6:00 - Pick up up your stew no later than 8:00!

Scouts should plan to stay the night as we need to keep the five pots stirring all night and the more scouts we have, the more shifts we can have, so the less time we all spend stirring.

* Any adults who can stay the night are encouraged to do so.

* Bright and early Saturday morning we all gather (about 6:00 AM) to dip the stew into the quart containers and prepare the stew for delivery.

* Everyone who possibly can (adults, leaders, brothers & sisters, grandparents, neighbors) needs to help out with Chicken Picking and dipping.

* All stew must be picked up no later than 8:00 Saturday morning and out to delivery.

* We will need some folks to help return the pots and clean up as well.

* Everyone must wear a hat all times when dealing with the food.

* Remember to sign in and sign out!

PLEASE ATTEND!!!!!! If we have enough scouts and adults we've got an easy job ahead. If not - well then things get a little harder. Please help make it our best stew ever!

Stew Directions: Stew takes place at The Hatcher Cole FOP Lodge located at 1941 Shady Grove Road just north west of the 295 overpass. If you are travelling on from the church, go south on 301, and turn left at the light onto Shady Grove Road. Continue on Shady Grove Road through the light at Studley, and keep heading toward 295. When the Road divides, start looking carefully on your right for the Hatcher Cole Lodge. We should have our Troop 555 sign out as well.

Advice from the Scoutmaster: You may have heard that good fences make good neighbors - but good scouts make better ones!

Upcoming events: (Check our calendar for even more!)

2/23 – Troop Court of Honor and FOS Dinner

2/26-27 - Stew!

3/6 - Richmond 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. 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.