January 1

Post date: Jan 4, 2013 4:58:02 AM

No Meeting on Tuesday, January 1st. See you next week in full class A's

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Quest for Stonewall's Arm – Chancellorsville Battlefield Hike

Saturday, January 5th. Please meet at the church at 8:30 AM ET.

See attached permission slip. The troop will spend the day hiking around Chancellorsville Battlefield, will also visit the Stonewall Jackson Shrine if open. See the site

of Lee's greatest victory and his greatest loss. The manuevers on the

battlefield are among the boldest in history. Please dress

appropriately and pack a lunch a water. Don't forget Class A shirts for travel.

January PLC is scheduled for Thursday, January 10th 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 January and February

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 Business in January and Winter Camping in February.

Preliminary commitments are needed for Summer Camp at T.

Brady Saunders. Please talk with your Scouts about this camp. We

need to get our reservation in soon for the best campsites.

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.

For those who have signed up Winter Camp is January 18 – 21 (MLK

Weekend) cost $50.

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 – A tiny bit of sugar helps the medicine

go down or be courteous.