May 24

Post date: May 29, 2011 4:53:11 PM

Scouts bring your compass to our final Orienteering meeting plan

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. Please dress in Class A uniforms.

Leaders needed for Flags Out, please come if available.

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.

Cold Harbor National Cemetery

6038 Cold Harbor Road

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Tuesday is last meeting of the month. Please make sure you get all advancement requirements done Tuesday night.

June PLC meeting is Thursday, June 9th. If you are a youth leader and cannot attend please notify the Scoutmaster.

Please join us Tuesday, June 28th for a family outing to the Flying Squirrels. The church needs the Carson Building on June 28th for Vacation Bible School, so the scouts decided to attend the Flying Squirrels game that night. We have decided to make this a family event. Tickets are $7.00 each. Please have your son tell us how many tickets your family needs by June 7th. We will pass out the tickets on June 21st.

Troop 555 Summer Camp at T Brady Saunders 7/10 – 7/16.

Final Payments are due. Our treasurer, Mr. Ames states that most boys have enough money in their scout account to cover the payment. The Scouts also need to return their merit badge selections for Summer Camp. The session we are attending is full, over 300 campers and merit badge classes are first come, first serve.

It is still not too late to join us. Please see Mrs. Coffey for more details.

No Scout Meeting 6/14 due to exam week. There will be an Adult Leader Meeting.

Several boys have asked me about Service Hours.

The Cub Scouts need your help for their Twilight Camp in June 20 - June 24. Notify Scoutmaster if you are interested.

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

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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

Advice from the Scoutmaster –If you can’t do something today, don’t quit trying. You will eventually succeed.