March 16

Post date: Mar 18, 2010 1:44:03 AM

What a great meeting!!!

First, we were able to welcome and include several great Weblos Scouts. Then there was a great and very moving flag retirement ceremony followed by knots and games. Wow!

Mr. Elliott thanks everyone who helped with the flag ceremony. This was his fifth and final ticket item for his Wood Badge program. Congratulations, Mr. Elliott!

Information on Summer Camp is out. Scouts should bring back a commitment and downpayment of $50 as soon as possible (next week would be good!) Older scouts have the opportunity to participate in several of the camps special programs – ranger challenge, cope, etc. New scouts will participate in Trailblazers and get lots of things signed off. Everyone gets to visit the National Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill!

Next Tuesday we will be having a special pre-planning meeting for SeaBase. All Scouts and Parents should come even if you are not sure you will be going. This is a real troop event and we’ll need lots of help and support.

The troop has received a request for a few scouts to participate in a Flag Ceremony with the Courthouse Ruritan on March 22nd. There is food involved! This will count as service hours. Contact Mrs. Coffey for details. (This is the group that has supported the troop for many many years by providing our BIG POT for stew!)

There are a few quarts of stew left. Call Mr. Carr if you are interested.

Mr. Ward is walking the Ukrop’s 10K.

Come on down to cheer him on! (Mr. Showalter is planning to run it – anyone else?)

The HOVC Council Recognition Night will be held March 25, 2010 at the Scottish Rite Temple, 4202 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, Va. The ceremonies will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 each.

The Event recognizes the 2009 Class of Eagles and the Silver Beaver Recipients from each District. The 2009 Class of Eagles is named in honor of Leon and Susan App. It would be great to have as many Battlefield Eagles on the stage with Leon and Sue as possible as most, if not all, of them sat through their Eagle Board of Review with Leon App. Please request the presence of those Eagle Scouts from your units. Each Eagle Scout will be the guest of the Council (no charge to attend).

Please see the attached Reservation Form. Complete and return to the Council Office by Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Advice from the Scoutmaster: Your mistakes are done – put them behind you.

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