January 10

Post date: Jan 18, 2012 10:50:31 PM

Winter Camp will be held January 13-16, 2012 at the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation - Cub Adventure Camp. $80 program fee for each participant, youth or adult, covers all meals, patch, lodging and activities. Any merit badge costs will be the responsibility of each scout. Please meet Ms. Coffey at 5:00 PM on Friday, January 13

January PLC is scheduled for January 19th 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 January and February Meetings. Please go to link below.

PLC Members save this link, it has links to all program features. We are covering Hobbies in January and Public Service in February.

Patrick Henry Public Speaking Program – January 21, January 28 and February 4 -

Public Speaking: January 21 & January 28/Communications January 21, 28 & Feb 4th

Scouts must have earned their Public Speaking Merit Badge to participate in the

Communication program. Recommended minimum age for Public Speaking Program is 12 years old.

Registration will end by the close of business on Monday, January 16th. Please go to the link below for registration information.


No Troop meeting Tuesday, January 24th due to Exam Week for Hanover County Schools. Quarterly Scoutmaster meeting will take place that night.

Klondike Derby January 27-29, 2012 at Taylor Park off Route 54 in Ashland -Combining the traditions and skills of all the great frontiersmen of the world, Scouts and Scouters will gather for the Historic Battlefield District Klondike Derby. More than 250 are expected for a load of winter fun!Besides the traditional feasts, reunions, feats of skills and tall tales, there will be activities, challenges and prizes galore based on skills only a true frontiersman possesses. So make plans to meet at Taylor Park for this unique District event. The cost will be $25.

Daytrip to Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Facility – Saturday, February 11th. The group will leave from the Carson Building at 1:00 PM. The expected cost is $15. You may bring your own climbing equipment if you have it. Any questions please contact Asst Scoutmaster Peter Francis 804-420-0983.

Spring Break Camp April 9th – April 13th - Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Why not spend a week at camp! The Heart of Virginia Council will once again be offering our special Spring Break camp. Much like a week of summer camp, you will spend an entire week camping at T. Brady Saunders earning merit badges. These aren't just any merit badges though. You will have the opportunity to earn eagle specific badges and many badges that are not traditionally offered! – Cost $180

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 – Don’t tell minnows they quickly lead to whoppers.