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2017 Christmas Tree Sales Schedule

Our Christmas Tree sales shift schedule was published today! Please see the dates and locations below. The SPL and patrol leaders will plan the coverage for the shifts. Please keep in mind that any parents who wish to assist will need to be current with BSA Youth Protection Training, and we will need at least two adults at each shift.

Also, we have two more setup events to cover in addition to the sales shifts:
– Wednesday 11/22, 5-8PM: Setup of the sales lot at Union Bank near the old Gander Mountain.
– Saturday, 11/25, 8-10AM: Tree unloading, 1800 Broadway, Charlottesville

Sales shifts:

  • Friday, 11/24 (5-9PM):  Union Bank
  • Sunday, 11/26 (9AM-3PM):  Barracks Road
  • Wednesday, 11/29 (5-9PM):  Pantops
  • Friday, 12/1 (5-9PM):  Union Bank
  • Sunday, 12/3 (3-9PM):  Barracks Road
  • Wednesday, 12/6 (5-9PM): Union Bank
  • Thursday, 12/7 (5-9PM):  Pantops
  • Monday, 12/11 (5-9PM):  Barracks Road
  • CANCELLED: Thursday, 12/14 (5-9PM):  Pantops.  (Lot closed down on 12/9.)
  • Friday, 12/15 (5-9PM):  Barracks Road
  • Sunday, 12/17 (9AM-3PM):  Barracks Road
  • Friday, 12/22 (5-9PM):  Barracks Road

2017 Campout Schedule

Below are the planned campouts for Troop 111 for 2017.  Please see the individual calendar entries (updates in progress) for specific details on each event.

  • January 13-15, Santos Farm
  • February 10-12, Christmas Creek
  • March 24-26, Farrell Farm
  • April 21-23, Mount Pleasant
  • May 19-21, Buckingham
  • June 11-17, Beach Week at Assateague Island (backup dates June 18-24)
  • July 9-15, Summer Camp
  • August 18-20, Canoe Trip
  • September 15-17, C&O Canal bike trip
  • October (TBD), Apple Harvest
  • November 17-19, Humpback Rock backpacker trip
  • December 8-10, Devil’s Marble Yard (backup location: Christmas Creek)

Christmas Tree Sales Schedule (2016)

Troop 111 will be conducting our annual Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser beginning this weekend. We’ll be at three different sales lots: Barracks Road (corner of Barracks & Emmett St), Better Living (Rt 29, just south of WalMart), and Pantops (in the MedExpress parking lot).

Our schedule is:

11/25/16: Better Living, 5-9PM (Panthers)
11/27/16: Barracks Road, 9AM-3PM (Cobras)
12/03/16: Better Living, 9AM-3PM (Flaming Arrows)
12/04/16: Pantops, 3-9PM (Panthers)
12/07/16: Barracks Road, 5-9PM (Cobras)
12/14/16: Pantops, 5-9PM (Flaming Arrows)
12/17/16: Barracks Road, 9AM-3PM (Panthers)
12/18/16: Better Living, 3-9PM (Cobras)
12/20/16: Barracks Road, 5-9PM (Flaming Arrows)

Apple Harvest 2016 Registration

We will be camping at Monticello District’s annual Apple Harvest Camporee on October 7-9, 2016.  (Rain date is October 14-16.)   This year’s theme is Viking Challenge.

Registration is due at the Troop meeting on Tuesday, September 20th.  The total cost is $20.  Late registration cost is $22.  Permission slips will be available at the meeting.

T-shirts can be ordered for $10.

For additional info and to view the Monticello District flyer for the event, please download the PDF from here: Apple Harvest 2016 Flyer

2016 Canoe Trip Report

Troop 111 had a successful and fun canoe trip in August.  Our original plan was to cover 12 miles of the Potomac River.  Thanks to a breezy headwind and a few other factors, we stopped at the Point of Rocks landing after covering 6 miles (although some of us zigzagged enough to paddle closer to 7), which helped make it a great, relaxing trip.  The river was beautiful, and the water was perfect for staying cool.  Some of the OG’s caught fish, and some of the boys caught a glimpse of a water snake.  We stopped on a rock island for lunch, and the Troop cleaned up some trash along the way.

-TG, Troop 111 Webmaster/Historian

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Fall 2016 Meeting Schedule

Our final summer-schedule meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 16th, from 6:30 – 8:00PM at Grace Community Church to conduct the shakedown in preparation for our August camping trip.  Uniform is Class B.  Please meet outside at the Troop shed.

Beginning Tuesday, August 23rd, Troop 111 meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at Grace Community Church from 7:00 – 8:30PM.  Uniform is Class A.  We will hold elections for Troop leadership positions that will begin in September.

2016 Summer Camp Report

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Troop 111’s summer camp this year was amazing.  We had a great time all week.  Our boys and several provisional camper friends enjoyed attending merit badge classes, hanging out (literally) in our campsite, and participating in troop activities around Camp Shenandoah.  We reserved the Aquatics site for an evening of canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. 
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Troop 111 took first place in both the Terrapalooza Games competition and the overall Camp Shenandoah Olympics for the week.  We also performed a service project for the camp by cleaning the shower facility.  The troop was happy to welcome several family members who came out on Friday night for the final campfire program.

One of the highlights of camp this year was our Thursday night camp cookout…according to the boys, their dinner (smoked pork barbeque, mac n’ cheese, and ice cream) was finally better than the leaders’ meal!

-TG, Troop 111 Webmaster/Historian