I am sure that many of you are making the last preparations before school starts on Tuesday, and I suspect that some of you may be a little sad that the summer is ending, however, I also hope that you are excited – the beginning of the school year brings new classes, new teachers and old friends!
We are planning for in-person meetings Monday night, starting with the Patrol Leaders Council at 6:30PM and then our Normal Troop meeting at 7:30 PM. Right now, there is a 30% chance of rain, so like always, we will play it by ear and see if we can make it work. If it looks bad, then we will cancel, so please check your email before you head to the meeting.
Despite the rain last week, we were able to have our Board of Reviews (thank you all who participated by zoom) and we have four new rank advancements to award. Congratulations to all who made the next rank.
Monday, August 30th – Court of Honor/Family Picnic- 7:30 PM – First Baptist Church – Outdoor
Monday September 6th – Labor Day- No Meeting
Monday September 13th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – First Baptist Church – Outdoor
Friday September 17th-19th – Camping/Hiking – Roaring Run
ROARDING RUN BACKPACKING
Our next outing is just around the corner, Click Here to fill out the form if you would like to attend!
The Great 131 return to Backpacking is coming up! We will be going to Roaring Run from Friday 17 Sep through Sunday 19 Sep. This is a hiking/backpacking trip, and may be the first for many of our new Scouts- so you don’t want to miss it. Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining us.
Who: Everyone in Troop 131 is invited! We have spots for everyone!!!
What: Roaring Run backpack trip
When: Fri 17 Sep – Sun 19 Sep
Where: Catherine’s Furnace, Shenandoah, VA (about 2.5 hours from Alexandria)
Why: ‘Cause 131 is a Backpacking Troop
Wear your uniform! Bring a headlamp! Have a good time!
Blue Cards! Did you know that your Scoutmaster can email you a blue card? Just send me Mr. Ramirez an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)! Note that the SCOUT must request the blue card, not the parent!