October 9

Post date: Oct 17, 2012 11:07:03 PM

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

Tuesday, October 9th is our Fall open house. Please bring a friend to meet the troop and remember a Scout is Friendly. According to the three Webelos Dens I have been talking to we will have 15-19 Webelos and their parents in attendence.

October PLC is scheduled for Thursday, October 11th 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 September and October 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 Citizenship in October and Nature in November.

Training for Youth Leaders is on Saturday, October 13th. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All leaders elected or appointed on Tuesday, September 25th are required to attend. Please notify the Scoutmaster if you are unable to attend.

OA Merit Badge Weekend is October 19th – October 21st. Sign ups are being accepted. Merit badge counselors are needed. See Scoutmaster for more details.

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

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 – Don't worry your worst fears are usually wrong