Charlottesville,VA
Boy Scouts of America

2016

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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Summer Meeting Schedule

Beginning Tuesday, June 7th, Troop 111 meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at Sutherland Middle School from 6:30 – 8:00PM.

Address:2801 Powell Creek Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911

SJAC Events

  • March 5, 2016 – Scouting University – A day-long training experience–with several options to choose from! Leader Specific Training–Idea Sharing–and FUN! Additional Practical & Supplemental Information beyond the Essentials and Specific Training. Course Descriptions to follow.
  • April 2-3, 2016 – Wilderness First Aid Training and CPR with AED – Stonewall Jackson Area Council Camp Master Program will be offering ARC Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification this spring. Troops are encouraged to come and camp at Camp Shenandoah while the older youth and leaders interested in the program participate in the course.

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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