Monday, May 26, 2014

New FieldBook Issued

Irving, Texas (April 15, 2014)—The Boy Scouts of America® (BSA) has released the fifth edition of its iconic Fieldbook–Scouting’s Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure. This is the first time a new edition has been released in more than 10 years, and it marks the first time a new edition has been available in a digital format. The Fieldbook is the go-to manual for everyone interested in backcountry challenges—from hiking, camping, and canoeing to mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness navigation, and whitewater kayaking.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Court of Honor

On May 5, 2014, the annual Spring Court of Honor was held at the Kennedy Room.

At this COH, the following were awarded:

1 Totin Chip Award
12 Merit Badges
14 Rank Badges (4 – Scout, 6 – Tenderfoot, 2 – Second Class, 2 – First Class and 3 – Star Scout)

In addition, it was announced that Mr. Barone would receive the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award from the Potomac District on May 6th.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Title: From the April 28th Meeting

Minutes of the April 28th Meeting by Matthew J (Scribe)
During the April 28, 2014, scout meeting, the troop first talked about the camp out on the previous weekend. They then discussed what camping materials and techniques the scouts will need to know for the btow. For example, Mr. Rogers mentioned that the scouts and scout leaders must watch the weight of their packs. In another case, the issue of tying scout boots so that they don't come undone often during a hike was mentioned. After that, the scouts worked on advancement for the rest of the meeting. Congratulations to Rowen and Graham for completing their 2nd Class requirements
Announcements from the Scoutmaster
1. Next Monday (May 5, 2014) is our Spring Court of Honor. Please RSVP to me by Friday, May 2, 2014 if you and your family will be attending and how many so that the proper amount of food can be ordered. If there are any specific needs due to food allergies, please let me know.
2. May 10, 2014 is the Parish Block Party from 11 AM - 3 PM right after the Healthy Lifestyles Challenge 5K. The parish has asked the Boy Scouts to help with directing traffic, set up and clean up. I would like to have volunteers to help out. Please send me an email by May 5, 2014 if you are willing to do set up, traffic duty or clean up. Once I have a list I will forward it to the Parish. Any additional information regarding the event will be forwarded.