May 10

Post date: May 12, 2011 8:56:54 PM

First Landing State Parking Camping Trip - May 13th to 15th

Our first "beach" camping experience for Troop 555 in several years is set to take place this weekend at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. Scouts are asked to be at the Carson Building, having already eaten dinner, by 6:00 pm on Friday the 13th.

Bring your camping gear, day pack for Saturday's trip to Nauticus in Norfolk, $20.00 for admission and spending money at Nauticus, a camp chair and gear for good and bad weather (scattered showers possible). There should be time to look at advancement requirements so bring your scout book.

Our plan is to return to the Carson Building on Sunday around 12:30 - 1:00 pm, depending upon traffic. Remember we travel in our uniforms.

PLC this Thursday 5/12 7:30 PM

Youth Leaders must inform the Scoutmaster if they cannot attend. Youth Leaders please check the following websites and come to meeting prepared to discuss meeting ideas.

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/c/c1/Troop_Program_Features_-_Orienteering.pdf

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/0/01/Troop_Program_Features_-_Mechanics.pdf

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/Games.pdf

If you have any troop gear please return it. It is needed for our next trip.

Scouts bring your compass to all meetings in May!!

Pack 555 Arrow of Light Ceremony this Tuesday 7:15 PM

Please arrive between 7:00 PM and 7:15 PM to welcome Josh Altman to Troop 555. Scouts and leaders should wear full class A uniform.

SCOUTS PLEASE COME TUESDAY WITH THE ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

Which Saturday(s) are you UNAVAILABLE for a ½ day rafting trip (July 31st, August 6th or August 13th)? This trip needs to be scheduled soon please come Tuesday with the answer to the above question.

Please join us Memorial Day Weekend to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Troop 555 will be placing flags (aka Flags Out) in front of each grave marker at Cold Harbour National Cemetery on Friday May 27th at 5:00 PM. On Monday (Memorial Day) May 30th at 5:00 PM, we will be collecting the flags (aka Flags In) we put out at Cold Harbour National Cemetery.

NOTE: There is no thru traffic on Lee Davis Rd to Cold Harbour Rd due to the construction. Use I-295 South to Creighton Rd North then right on Cold Harbour Rd as a substitute. Parking for the cemetery is just past the cemetery on the right.

Our next outing is to Peak Experiences indoor climbing facility in Chesterfield on the weekend of June 17th. More details to come.

Troop 555 Summer Camp at T Brady Saunders 7/10 – 7/16. It is not too late to join us. Please see Mrs. Coffey for more details.

Several boys have asked me about Service Hours.

The Cub Scouts need your help. Notify Scoutmaster if you are interested.

Twilight Camp in June 20 - June 24

FOLLOW Troop 555 on Twitter @Troop555VA or your cell phone.

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Use your cell phone to text the message "follow Troop555VA" to the number 40404.

Remember to include the space between "follow" and "Troop555VA"

Ben Ward is looking to make sure Medicals are updated – Please see him if you have any questions.

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

https://summit.scouting.org/en/Pages/default.aspx

Advice from the Scoutmaster –In Scouting, we carry around our own “labels.” They can be seen by how we wear our uniform and the badges that we display. Ask yourself, how well does your label describe the contents of your scouting package? Can it be said of you “The enclosed package (Scout) lives up to the Oath and Law” or “This Scout is prepared to help in emergencies and does a good turn daily.” Wear your label, your uniform, and its badges proudly, and remember that it tells a lot about you and your pledge to the Scout Oath and Law.