Boy Scouting is for all boys who are 11, or are at least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade or have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, through 17 years old. Boys experience a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster to achieve the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Camping, meeting new people, fun with friends — and more. It’s the adventure of a lifetime.
Scouts and Parents,
Our next regular meeting to start the fall schedule will be August 25. If you still have Troop gear lingering in your closet, basement or garage, please bring it with you to turn it in at our next meeting in August. We need to ensure all scouts and adults have access to equipment when they need it and that it is in good, clean working order.
August 25 – First Fall Meeting – Troop / patrol organization
September 8 – Court of Honor (rank advancement, merit badges, recognition presentations)
**September 13 – VMI football game concessions (Troop 5 fundraiser)
September 20/21/22 – Campout (at Natural Bridge) – Service hours
October 11/12 – Campout (Cooking Merit Badge)
**October 18 – VMI football game concessions (Troop 5 fundraiser)
November 15/16 – Campout (Wilderness Survival Merit Badge)
**November 22 – VMI football game concessions (Troop 5 fundraiser)
This will be our schedule for this year and also thanks to Mr. McCreery.
There were bundles of fun and knowledge at Camp Powahtan. There is going to be a lot of merit badges earned at the next Court Of Honor ceremony after summer break. Our scouts that have returned from camp is not just earning artistic pieces of sewn together jute, but also knowledge that may never be taught at school. Have a great summer.
As the number of school days start counting down to zero, the closer Summer Camp is approaching. Be aware where the merit badges are taken at. If your classes are on the opposite side of the camp, it is best if you bring a bike. During the week, try planning of where, and when your classes take place. For those who have Bird Study, your classes will be offered at 7 a.m. based on interest. Climbing Merit Badges also offered 7 p.m.- dark. Evening programs and other merit badges are announced at camp. And not but at least, we hope to have a good week. Along with the planning also watch out for weather. And as before, be prepared.
Summer Camp at Powhatan is just 2 weeks from tomorrow (Father’s Day too).
We still need medical forms and final payments from several of you. We will arrive early and stay late at the Court of Honor on Monday June 2 if any of you wish to bring forms, payments or both to Jeff McCreery. You CANNOT attend Summer Camp without a completed BSA med form. We must have these items as soon as possible.
This will be the agenda until August.
June 9 – Prepare for Summer Camp
June 15 – June 21 – Summer Camp
June/ July – Patrol Leader and Scout Master meeting to plan the next 12 months of outings and activities.
July – No regular meetings, possible outing
August – regular meeting schedule – overnight canoe or rafting trip location and destination to be determined
For those who doesn’t have much experience should or recommend going on it. If you are signing up and going you should pack light but take what you need. The night might end up being cold and breezy. This time we need two adults for ten camper.