Troop 131,

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  Another short email today … sending this message from the road as I was traveling for work this week but should be back in Alexandria late tonight … provided I don’t have any issues with flights!  Wish me luck.



We are not holding a troop meeting this week and will instead use the time to meet at – Chinquapin Recreation Center for a swim test.  No one should feel any pressure, this is just to get a sense of where everyone is with respect to swim ability- beginner to expert.  This will help us understand everyone’s level for the rafting trip as well as for summer camp. Just view this as a good opportunity for a bit of pool time with your friends!

We will meet at Chinquapin at 7:30 and then send the scouts into the pool in groups of 5 or 6.  Typically we meet at the side door, so keep your eyes open when you arrive.  Please come in your bathing suits and bring a towel and anything else that you may need (goggles). Parents, we will not likely need spend the full 90 minutes for test, so please either stick around our have your scouts bring their phone so that they can call you when they are done.



Just a reminder, we will not have a troop meeting the following week, due to Memorial Day.  Also the following week will be troop elections!  Anyone interested in being SPL should email me directly (and copy a parent/guardian).

More information to come soon, however, we are moving the rafting trip to a location much closer (3 hours instead of 6).  Stay tuned!



We have 16 scouts registered for Summer Camp so far.  It is not too late to register.

Please click on the link below to start the process.

Goshen Registration Link:


SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

Monday May 23rd – Swim Test – Chinquapin Recreation Center

Monday, May 30th – No Troop Meeting – Federal Holiday

Monday, June 6th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (Troop Elections) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Friday, June 10th – 12th Camping – Tubing (all) & White-Water Rafting (14 & over) – TBD

Monday, June 13h – Troop Meeting (PLC)- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, June 20th – No Troop Meeting – Federal Holiday

Monday, June 13h – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Sunday, June 26th – Start of Summer Camp- Goshen

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