October 16

Post date: Oct 17, 2012 11:07:36 PM

Don't forget to get your Stew Money in as quickly as possible.

Please make sure you leave the meeting with what you brought. Last night we had a lot stuff left behind. Jackets, sweatshirt, books, youth leader notes.

OA Merit Badge Weekend is October 19th – October 21st Please meet at the church on Friday, October 19th, at 6:30 PM. We will be camping at the VFW out on Flag Lane in Mechanicsville. We'll be camping onsite with Webelos from Pack 555 as our guests and as always it should be a great event. Total cost is $25.00 per participant - $15.00 for meals and $10.00 for the camp registration fee (patch/materials...). Scouts should bring a sleeping bag able to handle 40 degrees or colder and clothes for lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s. Scouts taking Art/Grahpic Design merit badges should bring art supplies (paper, canvas, pens, pencils, colored pencils, etc whatever they are confortable using). Please print out and sign the attached permission slip.

Need funds for Summer Camp, Jamboree, New Equipment or regular outings. Sell Popcorn!!!! All proceeds from popcorn sales go to your Scout Account. If you did not get a Popcorn form please see the Scoutmaster. Orders are due October 30th.

Scouting for Food is coming soon. “Bags Out” is 10:00 AM on Saturday, October, 27th. “Bags In” is 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 3rd. Please meet at Northside Baptist Chruch on both days. Adults are needed to drive the Scouts through the neighborhoods surrounding the church. Also needed for “Bags In” is trucks and trailers needed to haul the food to the collection site. According to the Food Bank the shelves are bare and need restocking. Please attend if it all possible to help with this very important service project.

Northside Baptist Church

7600 Studley Road

Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Preliminary commitments are needed for Winter and Summer Camp at T. Brady Saunders. Please talk with your Scouts about these camps. We need to get our reservation in soon for the best campsites.

Winter Camp January 18 – 21 (MLK Weekend) cost $50

Merit Badges available – Computers, Emergency Prep, Energy, Fingerprinting, Communications, First Aid, Citzenship in the Nation and many others

Summer Camp July 7 – 13 cost $285

Merit Badges, Traiblazers for new scouts, COPE and Ranger's Challenge for older scouts, Floating Iceburg, water activities and new water chute.

No meeting Tuesday. November 6th. See you on November 13th.

November PLC is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th at 7:30 PM in the Carson Building. If you are an officer and are unable to attend you must notify the Scoutmaster. We will work on November and December Meetings. Please go to link below, and come to the meeting prepared.

PLC Members save this link; it has links to all program features. We are covering Nature in November and TBD in December.

Rockets with Webelos at Chippokes State Park Saturday, November 10th. This is our annual Campout where we host Webelos. We willl meet at the Carson Building at 8:00 AM. More details to come.

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, fund raising 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.

The 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree is coming. Please join our scouts who are planning to attend. For more information 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. If you are thinking about going please hurry, the price goes up after 10/31.

Advice from the Scoutmaster – Keep your camp clean and work together