Weekly Update 8/8/2017

Post date: Aug 10, 2017 10:36:31 PM

Good Afternoon All!

Current Troop 555 Business:

As a reminder, those going up for advancement, as per the 2017 Guide to Advancement you should be wearing your Field Uniforms.

What is an complete uniform and where do all these patches go?

Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet

Leader Uniform Inspection Sheet

Guide to Awards and Insignia

BSA Policy on Uniforms

(http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/GuideToAdvancement/BoardsofReview.aspx) Wearing the Uniform—or Neat in Appearance

It is preferred a Scout be in full field uniform for any board of review. He should wear as much of it as he owns, and it should be as correct as possible, with the badges worn properly. It may be the uniform as the members of his troop, team, crew, or ship wear it. If wearing all or part of the uniform is impractical for whatever reason, the candidate should be clean and neat in his appearance and dressed appropriately, according to his means, for the milestone marked by the occasion. Regardless of unit, district, or council expectations or rules, boards of review shall not reject candidates solely for reasons related to uniforming or attire, as long as they are dressed to the above description. Candidates shall not be required to purchase uniforming or clothing such as coats and ties to participate in a board of review.

For our weekly meetings, we will return to the Class “A” requirement in September. when school starts.


Thursday night, 7 pm at the Carson building, bring ideas. Theme for September is "Orienteering"

Planning Meeting

Planning meeting is set for August 13, at 1pm at Mr. Witt's house. Be thinking of ideas you want to do and write them down and either e-mail or text me, or one of the other leaders. Remember there is almost nothing we can’t do, but some need more planning than others. After the meeting, weather permitting, we will be hanging out at the pool. So bring swim attire and sunscreen.

Eagle Scout Project

Kostya Y. Eagle Project Work Day for August 19th, has been rescheduled for the weekend of the 9th or 10th of September. Please mark this on your calendar. Exact time and date to be determined later.

Eagle Point Kick-Back Camping Trip

Eagle Point August 25th through 27th. The cost will be $30.00. Come out and join us for a GREAT “Kick-back Weekend”.

Order of the Arrow Service Weekend

OA service weekend September 15th through 17th. Members are encouraged to sign up now. Come out and give some cheerful service.

Fall Service Weekend

September 15-17, 2017

Online Registration Available Here

Registration Form Available Here

The Fall Service Weekend is scheduled for September 15-17, 2017. Registration begins July 31st. Current members who register by August 27th will receive a $5 Early Bird Discount. The deadline for registration is September 10th ($10 late fee added for any registrations received after September 3rd). More information is available at the online registration link, above.

The Printable Registration Form above is NOT to be used by new Ordeal Candidates nor by those members eligible to attain Brotherhood status. Special invitations with registration forms will be sent separately via US Mail to people in these groups.

Brunswick Stew – Fall 2017

It’s getting that time of year again, “STEW” start selling and keep us up to date on your count please. We will be at the FOP lodge on September 29th at 6PM into the 30th (ALL NIGHT)

Winter Camp 2018

Winter Camp, January 12th through the 15th. We are signed up with 6 scouts and 2 leaders. The cost is $55 per scout and $50 for adults.

Kroger Cards

If you have not done so, please register your KROGER card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop. To date, we have had 12 people signed up. Please get friends, family, co-workers, etc…. to sign up. See Mr. Ward if you need help with this.

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to www.praypub.org

Yours in scouting,

Mr. Witt

Scoutmaster – Troop 555