Charlottesville,VA

Troop 111

Boy Scouts of America

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February Newsletter 2016

Troop 111 Info

Planning Meetings

Committee Meeting – Second Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

PLC Meeting – Third Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

Upcoming Dates:

 

Scout Sunday

When: February 7

To show our appreciation to our chartering organization, on February 7th Troop 111 Scouts and adult leaders are encouraged to attend service at Grace Community Church.  Please wear your class A uniform.

From the Scout Handbook – “A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.”

The Boy Scouts of America designates this Sunday as Scout Sunday, which is the primary day to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. In the instance of the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February.

Scout Sunday – United Methodist Church

When: February 14

From the Scout Handbook – “A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.”

The Boy Scouts of America designates this Sunday as Scout Sunday, which is the primary day to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. In the instance of the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February.

King Family Vineyard

February 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – February 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Permissions can be found online – Once they are approved.

Troop Leadership Training

March 5 @ Grace Community Church. More info TBD. Will not be an overnight.

Pack 174 Crossover

When: March 5
Where: TBD

One of Scouting’s greatest challenges is to make the next level of Scouting readily available for a young man once he meets the joining requirements from Webelos to Boy Scouts. This is a time of great excitement and enthusiasm, but also one of change and uncertainty. Troop 111 typically support Webelos crossover events to welcome and build enthusiasm among boys and their parents for the exciting challenges that await them in Boy Scouting.

We will need parents and Scouts to help with this event. Event details are still TBD but post this on your calendar for now.

Duncan Knob Backpacking

March 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Permissions can be found online – Once they are approved.

Court of Honor
WHEN: March 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Grace Community Church – 5146 Dickerson Road – Charlottesville, VA 22911.
In the Boy Scouts of America a court of honor is a troop activity where scouts and their families come together to get their awards, and have a good time together. It is important for the scouts’ family members to be there for their scouts receiving his rank advancement, merit badges, and other awards.
Troop 111 will be sharing a meal, potluck style, before the ceremony. Families are asked to bring:

For the COH information, set-up patrols are to arrive @ 12:45. COH will begin @ 1:30. We will be having the Friends of Scouting presentation.

Last name starting with A-L: main dish and a dessert, plus a drink (juice, tea, soda) to share.
Last name starting with M-Z: main dish and a side dish, plus a drink (juice, tea, soda) to share.

Patrols assignments are below:
Set-up: Frogs & Panthers~~please arrive at 12:45
Clean-up: FA & Cobras
Questions for the COH please email:  mtneer57@ymail.com for more info.

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January Newsletter 2016

Troop 111 Info

Planning Meetings

Committee Meeting – Second Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

PLC Meeting – Third Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

Upcoming Dates:

 

King Family Vineyard

February 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – February 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Permissions can be found online – Once they are approved.

Day Hike

Pictures from the day hike can be found on Flickr

Permission slips

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2016 Boy Scout Requirements

Boy Scout Advancement requirements are reviewed and updated every two years to reflect changes to programs, requirements and policies. Changes come from a team of national-level professionals and volunteers. Many of the new sections are the result of frequently asked questions that the Advancement team is answering through new policies.
What:
When:
Based on the work of the Strategic Plan Goal 411 Task Force, a new set of Boy Scout requirements will become effective on January 1st, 2016. Here is a transition guide.
For 2016:
  • Boys joining on or after  Jan. 1, 2016  MUST use the new requirements.
  • Boys who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016
    • Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout badge.
    • Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.
    • Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.
For 2017:  All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

Grinder

Every Saturday, for almost two years, Troop 111 Scouts and Dads meet at Sutherland Middle School to workout and bond together.  It’s called ‘The Grinder,’ and all members of Troop 111 are invited and welcome to attend.  Thinking that it might make a good article for Boys Life magazine, we contacted the editors.  They responded that it was a great idea and assigned a reporter and photographer to the article.  Interviews were given last month and on 28 November, a professional photographer came to the Grinder and photographed our boys in action.  Their pictures were taken during the Grinder and each boy demonstrated an exercise that was recorded for the Boys Life website.
It was great opportunity for our Scouts and Troop 111 to potentially have an impact on Boy Scouts across the nation and around the world.

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November Newsletter 2015

Troop 111 Info

Planning Meetings

Committee Meeting – Second Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

PLC Meeting – Third Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

Upcoming Dates:

 

Cyber Safety Brief

Cyber Safety Brief presentation by the Albemarle County Police

Court of Honor

Court of Honor

WHEN: December 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Grace Community Church – 5146 Dickerson Road – Charlottesville, VA 22911. In the Boy Scouts of America a court of honor is a troop activity where scouts and their families come together to get their awards, and have a good time together. It is important for the scouts’ family members to be there for their scouts receiving his rank advancement, merit badges, and other awards.

Troop 111 will be sharing a dessert after the ceremony.

Families are asked to bring a dessert, and drink (juice, tea, soda) to share.

Patrols assignments are below:

  • Set-up: Frogs & Panthers – please arrive at 6:45 for set-up.
  • Clean-up: FA & Cobras – please plan to stay after the Court of Honor, until released by the SPL.
Christmas Creek
WHEN: December 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – December 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
WHERE: Christmas Creek

Permission Slip

ZORT: Camp Shenandoah
WHEN: November 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – November 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
WHERE: Camp Shenandoah, 222 Boy Scout Lane, Swoope, VA 24479

Permission Slip

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Christmas Tree Sales

Scouts support the troop and earn funds for their individual Scout Accounts by participating in BSA Christmas Tree sales. Profits from the tree sales are split 60% to troops and 40% for Camp Shenandoah maintenance. A scout earns credit for hours worked by him and up to one parent. Last year the rate was around ~$5 per hour. Summer Camp costs around $310, you could earn your own way!

The Troop job is to unload trees at 1740 Broadway Street on Sat Nov 21th and 28th at 8AM rain or shine. The tree unloading is for all scouts so please come. Bring gloves, water, snacks, and box cutter [ if you have totin chip], no uniforms and dress for any weather because the unloading must happen rain or shine. We will be taking trees off the truck(s), cutting the strings off the trees and putting tags on the trees.

Please call/email Brady Genz with any questions regarding unloading or tree sales.

Tree Sales Locations:

Barracks Road is at the corner of Barracks Rd and Emmet Street in the ALC Printing store parking lot

Better Living is between the Better Living store and Price Chevrolet on 29 north of town

Pantops is close to 250 near the old Ponderosa restaurant.

 For tree sales, scouts should dress appropriately and uniforms are not required due to tree sap, bring gloves, knife, water/hot drink, snack, flashlight for evening hours. Remember, it is the Scout’s responsibility to identify his replacement, not his Patrol Leader’s. At least two adults are needed for each time slot. If a Scout wants extra hours, he should contact patrol leaders. Extra time can also be logged by helping load/deliver trees to the different lots.

Parents should bring water/coffee, loppers, battery operated saws, pocketknife, flashlight, change (1s and 5s). We can accept credit cards if a parent has a smart phone and the appropriate app. Scanner will be provided.

 Tree Selling Schedule with Patrols

Lot Date Time 1st Shift 2nd Shift
Barracks Rd Sat 11/28 3pm-9pm Panthers
3-6PM
Frogs
6-9PM
Better Living Mon 11/30 5pm-9pm Cobras
5-7PM
FA
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Thurs 12/3 5pm-9pm Frogs
5-7PM
Panthers
7-9PM
Better Living Sat 12/5 3pm-9pm FA
3-6PM
Cobras
6-9PM
Pantops Mon 12/7 5pm-9pm Panthers
5-7PM
Frogs
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Wed 12/9 5pm-9pm Cobras
5-7PM
FA
7-9PM
Pantops Mon 12/14 5pm-9pm Frogs
5-7PM
Panthers
7-9PM
Better Living Wed 12/16 5pm-9pm FA
5-7PM
Cobras
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Sat 12/19 9am -3pm Panthers
9AM-12PM
Frogs
12-3PM
Better Living Sun 12/20 9am -3pm Cobras
9AM-12PM
FA
12-3PM

October Newsletter 2015

Troop 111 Info

Planning Meetings

Committee Meeting – Second Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

PLC Meeting – Third Monday, 7pm at Grace Community Church

Upcoming Dates:

 

Apple Harvest

THE 37TH ANNUAL APPLE HARVEST 2015

October 30 – Nov 1, 2014 – Pleasant Grove, Fluvanna Co.

Apple Harvest Trail Run 5k Info

Permission Slip

ZORT: Camp Shenandoah
WHEN: November 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – November 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
WHERE: Camp Shenandoah, 222 Boy Scout Lane, Swoope, VA 24479

Permission Slip

Popcorn Money Due

All Popcorn money is due at Troop Meeting.

Life to Eagle

Troop 111 will host another “Life-to-Eagle” seminar, Oct. 20, for interested Life and Star Scouts and their parents during the weekly troop meeting in the church sanctuary. The seminar will cover the steps needed to complete the path from Life to Eagle, with emphasis on the Eagle project, and include this year’s updates to the Eagle requirements. If you are unable to make this seminar, contact Jim Funk for an alternate date. Click above link for more info.

Scouting for Food—Bags/ Hangers Out

Scouting for Food is an ongoing annual program of the Boy Scouts of America begun in 1985 that collects food for local food banks. It is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement and its dedication to do an implement the Scout Slogan and do good turn daily. Please check the Troop calendar for dates and times.

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Canoe - Pictures and report for the Aug 28-30 Canoe Trip – TBD