May 27

Post date: Jun 3, 2014 7:49:25 PM

Thank you to all those that participated in Memorial Day Service Projects.

Canoe Weekend May 30 – June 1st – James River State Park –Meet at the church at 5:30pm. Please come already feed. The cost is $30. See the attached permission slip for item list. At the time of the drop-off the scout must have cash/check or inform the Scoutmaster that they are using their Scout Account. Due to space considerations there will be no personal tents allowed. Scouts will be sleeping 3 to a tent. We are also trying to limit the number of cars in the campsites. If you are a leader and planning to drive please contact David Elliott, dbejr3@comcast.net.

Committee Meeting and Uniform Inspection on Tuesday, the winner will receive a prize

DUES, DUES ,DUES a scout pays his own way. Each week a scout is required to pay dues of 50 cents. This money should be earned and not just a handout from Mom and Dad. The money is used to pay for merit badges, rank patches and patrol patches. Please see Josh E. for more information about how much you owe.

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR MEDICAL FORM!!!! You are not allowed to participate without it. - 2014 Medical Forms are online! (LINK BELOW) These will be needed for camp as well as for each activity planned by the troop. A review of the medical forms in the troop’s files indicate that most everyone will need an updated medical by July 1st 2014. Please follow the link below to the new and improved…easy to use and understand - Medical Form! Download, print off and fill out as needed. Parts A and B are necessary for everyone who attends local tours, projects and weekend camping trips. If you are going to summer camp, you will need Parts A, B and C. The link has two big download buttons to lead you to the forms you will need as well as instructions. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Cloe or Mr. Ward at one of the meetings. Thanks!

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

Shooting Sports Weekend June 20th – June 22nd – Mr Mayo is leading a rifle shooting weekend. Come and get trained and earn the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge. Sign ups are ongoing. More details to come.

Summer Camp registration is closed. Troop 555 is going July 6 – July 12. Final Payment is due now. Please use your Scout Account if it has the funds available. See Mrs. Coffey for details. For additional information please to go the council website below. A, B and C MEDICAL FORMS are required. All prerequisites for merit badges must be completed before camp or you maybe kicked out of the class.

http://bradysaunders.net/camp/summer.html

Join us for High Adventure at Bechtel Summit in the Summer of 2015. You must be 13 years are older next summer to participate. See Scoutmaster Coffey for more details.

2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan is now open for registration. Please follow link below if you are interested. http://www.scouting.org/worldjamboree.aspx

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.

Advice from the Scoutmaster – ”Build a better you.”