May 8

Post date: May 15, 2012 6:22:49 PM

Mount Vernon Camping Trip on Friday, May 11th to Saturday, May 12th – The scouts have chosen to tour Mount Vernon in the morning and bike along the Potomac River in the afternoon. We will camp at the Coast Guard Station in Alexandria. We will meet Friday evening at 6:30 PM and return Saturday night around 9:00 PM to allow the boys to be home for Mother’s Day. Due to Coast Guard Station regulations, signups have been completed. The expected cost is $31 plus the boys need to bring money for their dinner Saturday night plus optional money for souvenirs. Please contact the Scoutmaster if you have any questions. If you are going please see attached permission slip. No one will be allowed to bike without a helmet.

May PLC is scheduled for Thursday, May 17th at 7:30 PM at the Carson Building. If you are an officer and are unable to attend you must notify the Scoutmaster. We will work on May and June Meetings. Please go to link below.

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Troop_Program_Features

PLC Members save this link; it has links to all program features. We are covering Camping in May and Emergency Prep in June.

Order of the Arrow Summer Service Weekend is scheduled for May 18-20, 2012. The registration form can be downloaded here. The deadline for registrations is Wednesday, May 9th. Please honor your membership and attend.

Order of the Arrow Fundraiser – Noodles and Company at Bell Creek Commons in Mechanicsville. 25% of sales will go to Chapter 5 of the Order of the Arrow. The funds will be used to purchase new headdresses for the ceremony team. Please see attachment.

Cowboy Camping /Horsemanship Weekend – June 1 – 3. The troop will travel to Ford, Virginia (Dinwiddie County) to camp and work on the Horsemanship merit badge at the "Barlin Ranch" Equestrian Center. The plan is to “sleep under the stars” weather permitting. There is also a pond onsite that will be available for fishing. More information will be made available regarding the trip in the coming weeks! Cost $35 for the program, the Troop will cover the food costs.

Ben Tehan’s Eagle Court of Honor is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 4:00 PM at New Hanover. More details will be posted in future updates.

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

For more information about the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree please go to: https://summit.scouting.org/en/Pages/default.aspx The costs are $1,200 for youth, $850 for adults and the deal of the century$425 for youth staff ages 16 to 24.

Advice from the Scoutmaster – Make everyday Mother’s Day