October 18

Post date: Oct 21, 2011 3:52:34 PM

Please don’t forget to turn in your stew money.

Will M Eagle Court of Honor is on Sunday, October 23rd at 3pm (next Sunday) and he still needs several scouts who are willing to be in my ceremony as a card holder and/or the color guard. If you would be able to do this for me, please either email me at jcmcco@comcast.com or call me at 370-9679. We would have the practice at 2pm on Sunday right before the ceremony.

OA Merit Badge Weekend October 21 – 23. Please meet at the church on Friday, October 21, at 6:00 PM. We will be camping behind the Mechanicsville VFW (Cold Harbour Rd at Bell Creek Road. The cost is $25, please use your scout account if possible. Scouts should bring a sleeping bag able to handle 40 degrees or colder, sunscreen, clothes for lows in the 40s highs in the 60s, pencil and paper, personal eating gear, water bottle, bug spray, camp chair and Class A Uniform Shirt. Please print out attached Permission Slip and read carefully.

Troop 555 Fall Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th. Scouts please invite your friends to come visit us.

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.

There is no meeting on Tuesday, November 1st. The church is using the Carson building for CARITAS that week. We will meet Tuesday, November 8th.

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 10th 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 Meetings. We are doing High Adventure for the October theme. Please go to link below.

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

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 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 – A Scout is Friendly