September 18

Post date: Sep 23, 2012 7:09:44 PM

The Scoutmaster would like to thank David Elliott and Weedon Cloe for

making the Court of Honor Ceremony Tuesday a success.

Another big thank you goes to our Court of Honor Dinner Coordinator

Diane Francis. The Mexican dishes were a big success. Please also

extend thank yous to Lynn Catlett and Craig Francis for assisting

Diane with the evenings setup and meal.

Fall Youth Leader Elections are on Tuesday, September 25th. Scouts

please think seriously about your other commitments and be sure you

have the time and willingness to serve as an officer of the troop.

Stop selling stew!! You guys have done a great job. We have sold a

little over a 1,000 quarts. Now we got to make it. We're trying to

make sure we have all the help we need. We need folks to commit to:

. Moving the Pots Thursday night September 27th. Usually this takes

about 6-8 strong men a couple of hours, about 7:00-9:00 that night.

(Meet at the Pavilion at Shady Grove Methodist Church.

. Chicken Picking Friday at 6:00 PM. All hands needed!!!

. Adults and Scouts to stay overnight. We really need at least three

shifts (5-6 scouts per shift) to do this. We're more than happy to

have (and encourage) adults to volunteer to stir with the boys.

Please let us know if you can stay, and if you will stir!

. Packing the Stew - Saturday morning - We start packing around 6-6:30

and we're usually done by 8:00.

. Clean up and returning the pots - Again, strong men for cleaning and

returning the pots.

Remember many hands make light work.

Our stew making location is

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge

1941 Shady Grove Rd

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Coming from Hwy 301 the lodge is on the right, before you cross I-295.

Tuesday, October 9th is Fall open house. Please bring a friend to

meet the troop and remember a Scout is Friendly. (Need a volunteer to

present our Open House to the Cub breakout at District Roundtable on

October 3rd.)

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.

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

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.

OA Merit Badge Weekend is October 19th – October 21st. Sign ups are

being accepted.

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 four 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 – A little work won't harm you.