Newsletter 2015-12-17

posted Dec 17, 2015, 2:32 PM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Apr 24, 2016, 3:14 PM ]
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Holiday season. In these times we all need to think of each other and the message of the season, "Peace on Earth and good will to Man".  This week we will celebrate Christmas and other Holiday traditions at our annual Troop Holiday party.  Scouts and Leaders will decorate our  little "Charlie Brown" Troop tree with ornaments special to them While telling a story about the ornament.  Please bring a snack to share with the troop.
 
Sycamore Island Campout  Dec 12 & 13th
Sycamore Island is a small private island in the Potomac River operated by a canoe club since 1885.  It is accessed by a small hand operated ferry raft.  The troop assisted the club in cleaning up their parking lot and trail to the ferry and was allowed to camp on the site. The weather was beautiful and the campout a success.  We did have one mix up though, we had to truck all of our gear to the site on the C & O canal for about 6 tenths of a mile so we used garden carts for the effort.  Mr Keegan had to leave early Sunday and would return for his gear.  When we left we took all of the carts and left Mr K to carry out his gear.  Our Apologies.
 
KLONDIKE DERBY JANUARY 15, 16, 17 LITTLE BENNETT REGIONAL PARK
The troop has signed up for the weekend and will be participating with our dog sleds.  We will need to make some repairs and upgrades to the sleds before the event.  Our patrols will be competing against other patrols from other troops in a variety of scout skill and survival contests.  More to follow.
 
TROOP FALL COURT OF HONOR JANUARY 14TH
The Troop will conduct its Quarterly Court of Honor to recognize the achievements of our Scouts this past Fall.  Family and friends are invited to attend to show support for our Scouts and their efforts.
 
ORDER OF THE ARROW ELECTION JAN 28TH
The troop will conduct its annual Order of the Arrow election at the troop meeting on the 28th of January.  The OA is Scouting's Camping Honor Society and scouts are elected to it by their peers.  To be eligible for election a scout must have 20 nights of camping, be at least a First Class Scout and be approved by the Scoutmaster. The election is conducted by OA members from other units and requires each candidate to receive votes from at least 50% of the troop membership.  
 
SCOUT SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6 AND 7TH
The troop will be participating in Church services on both days.  More to follow.
 
BROADCREEK FATHER/SON CAMP IN FEB 12-14
The troop will be conducting its 36th annual Father/Son Camp-in at the Baltimore Council's  Broad Creek Scout Reservation in Prospect, Maryland.  More to follow.
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