January 24

Post date: Feb 1, 2012 12:25:11 AM

Klondike Derby January 27-29, 2012 at Taylor Park off Route 54 in Ashland – Meet at the Carson Building at 6:00 PM, Friday night. Please bring the attached permission slip. The cost will be $25.

Please ensure you are properly prepared for the trip. The Scouts will be outside the entire time from Friday night until Sunday morning. The scouts should be dressed in layers, good long thermal underwear will be essential. If wet weather is expected please be sure you are able to keep dry. I highly recommend large Ziploc bags to keep each day's clothes in. Scouts please remember to change into dry clean clothes when you go to sleep at night. DO NOT FORGET GLOVES AND STOCKING HAT.

If everyone is prepared everybody will have a good time.

Daytrip to Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Facility – Saturday, February 11th. The group will leave from the Carson Building at 2:00 PM. The cost is $12 for gym time and harness, plus $2 for shoes if desired. You may bring your own climbing equipment if you have it. Sign up at the next scout meeting. Any questions, please contact Asst Scoutmaster Peter Francis 804-420-0983.

February PLC is scheduled for February 16th 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 February and March Meetings. Please go to link below.

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

Bryan’s Eagle Court of Honor is 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 19th – Please join us in congratulating our newest Eagle Scout. Scouts please arrive at 1:00 PM for assist with setup and practice. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

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.

Spring Court of Honor/FOS dinner Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 (note earlier time) in the church commons 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.

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 – Have fun at Klondike