October 4

Post date: Oct 7, 2011 2:59:05 AM

Please congratulate the following Scouts on their rank advancement.

Barrett W – Life

Drew H – Life

Steven C – First Class

Zach B – Second Class

Please welcome our newest youth leaders.

Senior Patrol Leader – John K

Assistant SPL – Barrett W

Scribe – Steven C

Quartermaster – Josh A

Librarian – Maxwell C

Historian – Liam S

Troop Guide - Drew H

IPoNA Patrol Leader – Rhett E

B order Patrol Leader -Craig F

Border Patrol Asst - Dustin

Youth Leader Training is scheduled for 10/15 at 12:00 PM. Attendance is mandatory please inform the Scoutmaster if there is a conflict.

Thank you everyone that helped make another successful stew. I would to especially thank Tom and Jean Carr. Please don’t forget to get your money turned in.

OA Merit Badge Weekend and Winter Camp Commitments are needed at the meeting on October 11.

OA Merit Badge Weekend – October 21 – 23. We will be camping behind the Mechanicsville VFW (Cold Harbour Rd at Bell Creek Road). 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

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

Appalachian Trail Overnighter Backpacking Trek - October 9 - 10. Ms Coffey will be leading a trip into the mountains. If you have never gone on the AT you are missing a great adventure among the beautiful mountains. Those attending will meet at the church at 7:00 AM, Sunday morning. Pack check for those you are going is 7:30 PM Thrusday.

October PLC is scheduled for October 13 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 Tracking in October and Engineering in November

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

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.

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 – Always have a good attitude.

Bonus thought, “I got the need, the need for speed.” I wonder how many scouts know that one.