October 11

Post date: Oct 18, 2011 10:43:59 PM

Youth Leader Training is scheduled for Sunday, 10/16 at 1:00 PM (THIS IS A CHANGE). Attendance is mandatory for troop leaders please inform the Scoutmaster if there is a conflict. Scouts should bring paper and pen/pencil. The Troop will provide pizza and drinks.

Please don’t forget to get your stew money turned in.

OA Merit Badge Weekend – October 21 – 23. We will be camping behind the Mechanicsville VFW (Cold Harbour Rd at Bell Creek Road). Cooks come next week with menu ideas ready. If you want to go and you did not sign up last night please notify the Scoutmaster scoutmaster@troop555.net immediately. Leaders if you are a merit badge counselor, the OA members organizing the weekend need your help.

Merit Badges being offered.

Camping Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World

Communications Computers Dentistry

Public Health Disabilities Awareness First Aid / Safety

Law Scouting Heritage Public Speaking

Space Exploration Personal Fitness Cooking

Art / Graphic Design Fingerprinting Environmental Science

Will McCombs Eagle Court of Honor Sunday, October 23rd 3:00 PM at New Hanover Presbyterian Church. RSVP by 10/18 at (804) 357-4794.

Scouting for Food Bags In and Bags Out are scheduled for October 29th and November 5th. Please make time in your schedule to help with this very important service project. We will meet at Northside Baptist Church on Studley Rd at 9:30 AM each Saturday. We should finish around 12:00 PM.

Popcorn Orders are due Tuesday, November 8th. Don’t miss the chance to increase your scout account with popcorn sales.

Winter Camp will be held January 13-16, 2012 at the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation - Cub Adventure Camp. $50 program fee for each participant, youth or adult, covers all meals, patch and activities. Any merit badge costs will be the responsibility of each scout.

Merit Badges being offered

Disabilities Awareness Engineering Railroading

Wilderness Survival Public Health Truck Transportation

First Aid Radio Communications Coin Collecting

Computers Metal Works Fire Safety

Forestry Crime Prevention Fingerprinting

Safety Photography Veterinary Medicine

Electricity Woodwork Auto Maintenance

Duct Tape

November PLC is scheduled for November 10 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 October and November Meetings. Please go to link below to access the program guides.

PLC Members save this link; it has links to all program features. We are covering Engineering in November

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

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 goto: 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 – Remember to thank all of those who help you