January 22

Post date: Jan 29, 2013 4:32:13 AM

No Troop Meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd due to Exam Week. See you next week. Leaders, there will be a Scoutmaster meeting that night. Any parent is welcome to attend. Agenda will be sent this week.

Patrick Henry 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 onJanuary 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

Spring Stew is Friday, March 1st. Stew cost is still $6. Please sell and bring your preliminary totals weekly to the meeting. Do not wait until a week before to give your order to the Troop. If you wait you might get shutout.

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.

February PLC is scheduled for Thursday, February 7th 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 February and March 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 Winter Camping in February and Physical Fitness in March.

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 – Be modest, don't obesses with getting credit for your deeds.