Newsletter 2014-04-14

posted Apr 19, 2014, 8:03 AM by Hans Mair   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 3:36 AM by Troop Webmaster ]
REMINDER
The troop meeting will be held on Tuesday this week from 7 until 9 PM in the Lyon Center.
 
BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY TRIP APRIL 12-13
Twenty five scouts, adults and leaders spent Saturday and Sunday on the Battleship New Jersey on the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey. with about 300 other scout and cub units from around the Northeast.  We "mustered in" around 5 PM and were given a ride on jet plane flight simulator.    We were assigned to berths on the Mess deck, just a little crowded with bunks stacked three high and very narrow.  Dinner was served after an excellent Colors ceremony and included chicken, mac and cheese, rolls and butter and lemonade.  The troop was given a two hour tour of the ship, many rooms, passageways and stairs,  Mr. Keegan can sure get around on his crutches.
There was some open time after the tour and the scouts got settled in.  The ship had been soaking up the sun all day and the sleeping quarters were not air conditioned.
It was hot and gave everyone a better appreciation of what the sailors had to go through daily.  It cooled down abut 3 AM and wake up was at 7:15 AM.  Morning Flag ceremony and muster was held at 8 and then we went to breakfast, eggs, bacon, hash browns and cereal.  The rest of the morning was spent in self guided tours.
It is one BIG ship.
 
SUMMER CAMP JULY 6TH THROUGH THE 12TH.
Full payment of $290 plus $45 bus fare is due by April 24th in order for you to take advantage of the Early Bird rate.  The fee will go up by $40 after the 25th.  Hurry and sign up.
 
DISTRICT CAMPOREE - INDIAN LORE APRIL 25-26-27
The troop is participating in the Camporee and the Scouts will have the opportunity to learn about Maryland's Piscataway Indian tribe, their customs, culture, games and cooking.  They can earn Indian Lore merit badge.  Meals will be by patrol.  the Camporee will be held on the tribe's museum grounds near Waldorf Maryland.
The Permission slip is attached.
 
ST JOHN THE JOGGER, MAY 10TH, 8 AM TO 11 AM
The troop has volunteered to put together and manage an Obstacle course for the event.  More info to follow.
 
COLESVILLE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL MAY 17TH
The community is conducting a Strawberry Festival at the Good Hope Community Center and the troop will be managing the parking.  Sign up now to assist.. 
 
BADEN POWELL HISTORIC TRAIL HIKE
The council is offering the opportunity to participate in the inaugural of the new trail over the Memorial Day weekend.  The troop will decide on which day it would like to participate at the troop meeting tomorrow night.  
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