January 26

Post date: Jan 27, 2010 2:05:49 AM

Let's open tonight with The Klondike Derby! It's THIS SATURDAY. Here are the final instructions from our fearless leader, Mr. Elliott:

Scouts are asked to meet at the Carson Building at 7:00 am on Saturday morning, and make sure that you bring a lunch for the trail and drinking water.

The Klondike Derby will be held at Camp Finley Albright in Chesterfield, VA. It is a Troop competition that is designed to test the scouting knowledge, teamwork and problem solving skills of all participants. Scouts will compete for Golden Nuggets.

Scouts are suggested to bring the following items:

§ Bag Lunch

§ Personal Water Supply

§ A supply of dry tinder

§ Small notebook and paper for notes

§ Pen or Pencil

§ Drinking Cup

§ Boy Scout Handbook

§ A Compass

§ First Aide Kit

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 8:30 am and the activities are scheduled to run through 5:00 pm. We anticipate returning to the Carson Building around6:30 pm.

Please send an email to scoutmaster@Troop555.net if you are planning to attend.

Congratulations to Steven Catlett and Maxwell Chloe, our new Assistant Patrol Leaders. Way to go, guys!

Uniform Inspections will begin at the next troop meeting. Be ready!

Spring Break Camp at Brady Saunders is coming up on April 6 - 10. There will be lots of merit badge opportunities, including Eagle badges.

Adult Leaders: This year, there are new training requirements. The scout master will be sending them out.

Adult Leaders: Another opportunity to shine! We need more folks to get their food safety certification from the Health Department for our stew cooking.

Advice from the Scoutmaster: What does it take to be happy for a day? a nap. A Week or a month? a vacation. A Lifetime? Helping other people at all times!

Upcoming events:

    • 1/23 - Patrick Henry Public Speaking Merit Badge starts (also on 1/30 & 2/6)
    • 1/30 - Klondike Derby
    • 1/30 - Pinewood Derby - Cubs need help if you're not at the Klondike
    • 2/2 – Next Committee Meeting (Advancement)
  • 2/6 - Day Hike
  • 2/13 - Ski Day Trip
    • 2/23 – Troop Court of Honor and FOS Dinner
    • 2/26-27 - Stew!

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.