Weekly Update 7/24/2018

Post date: Jul 25, 2018 10:15:04 AM

Troop 555 Family,

Medicals for Sea Base are due in Feb 19 Parts A & B

NOAC Remote Delegate

Remote Delegates: Recognizing that physical space is limited, we are offering an all-access “NOAC @ Home” program for the first time in conference history. For a flat cost, any Arrowman can experience NOAC from the comfort of their own home on their computers or mobile devices and will receive unique NOAC memorabilia items.

The remote delegate conference fee is $75 and includes access to exclusive program activities. All remote delegate requests for cancellation made in writing to the noac2018@registration.oa-bsa.org by June 30, 2018, will receive a full refund of all fees. Remote delegates canceling their reservation after June 30, 2018, will forfeit their entire conference fee.

Visit the NOAC 2018 Information Page on the National OA Web Site for all of the latest information regarding NOAC.

STEM Awards: If anyone is interested in earning these please see Mr. Ward and go to [scouting.org/stem]scouting.org/stem for more information.

Silver Beaver Nominations are being accepted right now please submit a nomination form in a sealed envelope to Mr. Ward

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. To prevent embarrassment, the candidate should not be notified of this nomination.

Nomination Forms are here

Scout Scarf Day 2018 - August 1, 2018



The idea of "Scout Scarf Day" on August 1 is that all active and former scouts are requested to wear their scout scarfs in public to make the "Spirit of Scouting" visible: Once a Scout - Always a Scout!

The date of the event commemorates the very first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.

Of course, the scarf is only a symbol but a strong symbol for the scout promise and for our mission to leave the world as a bit better a place than we had found it.

If you have turned in your ideas for the next Scouting year thank you. If you have not please plan on turning them in to your patrol leader or your senior patrol leader on Tuesday night. Remember this is your troop not the adults but yours as scouts. Your PLC needs your input to help them plan out the next Scouting year. The only limit is your imagination. Think big!

Next troop camping trip will be at Eagle Point on August 17-19. More details to follow.

Adult leaders and committee members - Remember you MUST complete your Youth Protection Training 2.0 ASAP. Even if you took youth protection training last year you must retake the training. As per national policy, all Adults must have taken it by October 1. Do not wait this long.

The troop annual planning conference will be held on August 5 at 1 pm. The place is yet to be determined.

Winter Camp Interest List so far: (January

January 18 - 21, 2019

If you are interested see Mr. Ward or Mr. Witt next week.

Emmett (MB signed up for are Railroading, Citizenship in the Nation, Emergency Preparedness, Mammal Study)



Ben M.




Michael S.


Eagle Point: August 17-19 2018

So far we have the following as going:


Malcolm L.


Ben M.




Michael S.


Report to the Nation Nominations are now being accepted if you have a name of a Scout you would like to put forward please see your SPL.

BSA Report to the Nation

5 Mile Hike at Albright Scout Reservation

Boy Scout units, Webelos dens, individual Scouts, and Scouting families are invited to attend a 5-mile hike at Albright, August 11th, from 9 am to 3 pm. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register and view the hiking guide click here.

The Troop is missing the Aquatics Supervision Manual if you have the manual please return it ASAP.

Scoutmaster Minute - Two wrongs will never make a right, and seeking revenge is adding a wrong to a wrong. Never does a man stand so tall as when he forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.