September 22

Post date: Sep 24, 2009 10:45:50 PM

Lots of news !!!

SKILL-O-REE - This weekend of 9/25-27 we will be attending the district Skill-o-Ree.

In addition to the Scout Skill challenges, there will be a scavenger hunt and a dutch oven cooking. At night, there will be a campfire full of songs, skits, jokes, tall tales and lots of fun. Units are encouraged to perform a song, skit, jokes, etc. at the evening campfire.

Meet at Carson Building at 5:30 PM, Friday, September 25th. We will leave the church as soon as possible and proceed to Camp Albright in Goochland County. We will return to the Carson Building on Sunday, September 27th around 12:30 PM. Thepermission slip is attached. All participants must have a medical form. If they went to summer camp, we have it on file. If not, please fill out sections A & C on the attahced medical form (34605_Letter).

Stew Stew Stew (Oct. 2&3). - Be Selling Stew!!! Orders are due! We need all the scouts to sell, and just as importantly – we need all the scouts to participate!

Service time opportunity:

On October 24, 2009 from 8:00am until 12:00 noon, Battlefield District will be supporting a Clean-Up Day at Fairfield Presbyterian Church, the District's Home Church. See Mr. Tehan for details.

Merit badge opportunities:

OA Merit Badge weekend AKA District Camporee - October 16-18 (a correction on the date). For a list of merit badges see the attached Battlefield Fall Camporee file

Virginia Air & Space Museum - Aviation Merit Badge (Intro) Saturday October 17 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Virginia Air & Space Museum - Weather (Intro) November 14 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Elections - Please fill out the form on the last page to show your interest in a position in the troop. It too is attached - called Troop555LeadershipPositions.

Remember POPCORN!It's Council's annual fundraiser and we are encouraging each Scout to sell $200. Call your friends and family and ask your neighbors. Tell them not only will they get the popcorn, but they will also be supporting Scouting.

Anyone who fills up an order form will get a bow & mallow. And, everyone who participates in the sale will be entered into a drawing for our Popcorn Prizes. We have a flashlight, survival tool, t-shirt, and the grand prize of a bow & mallow.

To liven up the competition a little, we put a challenge out there to the patrols. The patrol with the highest sales will win a pizza party in November. Let's see which patrol has better popcorn sellers!

Orders are due 11/3 and popcorn will be here 11/21 - more info to come as we get closer to the date. If you did not receive an order form or need another, we will have them at the next Troop meeting. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Slicker atkellyslicker@hotmail.com or 730-2287. Happy selling!

Upcoming Events:

  • 9/25-27 – Fall District “Skill-O-ree”

9/29 – Troop Elections

10-2-3 – Fall Stew

10/16 – 18 – Merit Badge Camporee!

Please remember that Troop meetings start promptly at 7:30. Leaders are there from about 7:15 and Scouts can gather and take advantage of this time to talk to the leaders. If you are leaving the meeting early, please make sure the scoutmaster or an assistant scoutmaster know you are leaving so we won’t go looking for you.