Newsletter 2014-04-30

posted May 1, 2014, 4:46 AM by Hans Mair   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 3:36 AM by Troop Webmaster ]
Indian Lore Camporee. 4/25/14
The troop participated in the Indian Lore Camporee with the White Oak District  at the Piscataway Indian Museum site in Waldorf Maryland.  As typical, it rained when we got there and we had to postpone setting up until it stopped.  thankfully it was over in a short while and setup completed.  Friday evening's events were postponed until Saturday night.  Saturday bloomed bright and clear and the scouts spent the day learning Indian history, making Indian crafts and playing Indian games.  Saturday night saw the scouts participating in dances and singing at the campfire ceremony indoors as a thunderstorm passed through.  Sunday again dawned clear and bright.
The scouts learned of the Indian way of worship and heard the creation story as told by the Piscataway Leader Natalie Stands on a Rock.. Great campout/event.
 
SERVICE PROJECT
The troop has a service project scheduled for this Saturday. May 3rd.
10 AM until 12 noon  for the Greater Colesville Civic Association.  The association has five small park areas in the community that need to be spruced up.  We will assist them .  Bring work gloves, Class B uniform, water.  Meet at the intersection of New Hampshire Ave and Copley Lane at 10 AM.
 
ST JOHN THE JOGGER
Saturday May 10th 8 AM until noon.
We will build and operate an obstacle course. Please e-mail me if you plan to help.
 
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL  MAY 17 GOOD HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER.
The troop will be assisting with the parking for the event. Start time 9 AM until 4 PM
Please e-mail me if you plan to help.
 
SUMMER CAMP JULY 6 THRU 12, CAMP OLMSTED, GOSHEN SCOUT RESERVATION.
Signups are still in progress.  The cutoff date for the early bird discount has passed.
Current fee is $330 for the camp and $45 for the bus.
 
BADEN POWELL HISTORIC TRAIL HIKE 5/24/14
This 7.5 mile trail in Washington DC is an educational hike and scavenger hunt activity with the scouts discovering various points of historical interest,
Please e-mail me if you plan to attend.
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