Scoutmaster-Update

Troop 131,

 

SUMMER – COURT OF HONOR & FAMILY PICNIC

The Troop Court of Honor is on Monday!  I hope you will join us as we have lot of advancement to recognize!

 

Scouts, please wear your FULL Class A uniform including SCARF and SASH.  Please try to look your best for this formal event!

 

See message below from Mr. Jahns:

 

To all Troop 131 scouts, volunteers, and your families, 

Please join us for our end of summer Court of Honor & Picnic! 

 

Monday, August 29th @ 7 PM

Immanuel Church on the Hill – 3606 Seminary Rd. 

Behind the church weather permitting – otherwise in our usual meeting hall

 

Please enjoy dinner with our scouts and their families and see our scouts get recognized for all the great things they have done since our March Court of Honor! 

This will replace our normal weekly meeting this week

 

The troop will provide burgers and dogs. 

Please sign up below to contribute drinks, sides, or desserts! 


https://ttsu.me/t131coh22

 

Bring a chair too please so we can spread out! 

 

Any questions, please let me know. 

Hope to see you on the 20th! 

 

Thanks! 

Kevin Jahns

 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

We had our Leadership Training event today and let me first thank Mr. Roger for organizing and leading this. There was a vibrant discussion and leadership is a major part of scouting. Learning to be a good leader is a skill that will pay dividends throughout your life.

I also want to thank the following scouts and leaders for attending:

 

Mr. Dalton, Luke, Rylan, Andy, Henry, Arthur, Theo, Tadhg, Colin, John, Nathan and Ben

 

MERIT BADGE AFLOAT EVENT

We have one Scout who already signed up and one other who is on the fence. This looks to be a good event!

 

See below from NCAC and let me know if your Scout is interested in joining this weekend session and the ability to earn three merit badges! It is just around the corner and at the Washington Marina (in Virginia and just north of Old Town on the GW Parkway).

If you want more information, be sure to click on the link at the very end.

 

REGISTER FOR FALL MERIT BADGE AFLOAT EVENT

Register here online.

 

Point of Contact:
Matt Hardy, Ship 1942 Mate

 

Sea Scout Ship 1942’s Merit Badge Afloat weekend is an opportunity for Scouts BSA scouts to earn three merit badges (Small‐Boat Sailing, Weather, and Oceanography), be introduced to Sea Scouts, and learn more about the activities of Sea Scout Ship 1942.

 

The courses will be offered Saturday, September 10, 2022; 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 11, 2022; 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Washington Sailing Marina located at 1 Marina Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314. The marina is located off the GW Parkway, just South of Ronald Reagan National Airport.


The cost is $100 per scout.

 

More information can be found here online. 

 

CLIMBOREE-SOLD OUT

I am sorry to report that the Climboree is now sold-out, and we filled the baker’s dozen slots we previously reserved.  If you would still like to go, then please email Mr. Mulvaney and he can add you to our wait list and in case someone cancels.

 

CAR WASH- Saturday September 24th

Parents, we need your help!  It takes a lot to keep this troop together and active.  Even if you don’t have time to be in one of the more active positions, there some one-off tasks.  Please consider volunteering!

We need help with:

Car Wash

o   The troop has been able to cover or defer many of the costs over the last two years of Covid, while we are still in good shape financial, this has depleted our reserves.

o   Therefore, it is time for a fundraiser, we are looking for an adult to help organize this effort.

o   We’ve had good luck with these in the past and have supplies and can probably do it at the church. If you’re willing to organize it for us, please contact Mr. Jahns.

 

SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

For your use, I attached the current version of the troop calendar to this email as well as list the next month’s activities below.

 

Please note that we added a few other events to the upcoming calendar including a Committee, ASM, Parents meeting and the Car Wash.

 

Saturday August 27th – Youth Leadership Training- Immanuel Church on the Hill (upper conf. room)

Monday August 29th – Court of Honor- Family Picnic- 7:00

Monday, Sept. 5th – No Troop Meeting – Federal Holiday

Monday, September 12th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill (back to regular hours)

Wednesday, September 14th – Committee, ASM and Parents Meeting- 8:00

Friday, September 16th – 18th – Camporee/Climboree– Rock Climbing & Camping

Monday, September 19th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (BoR) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Saturday September 24th- Troop 131 Car wash and Fundraiser- Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, September 26th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, October 3rd – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (PLC) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

 

GENERAL TROOP MEETING INFO:

https://t131.org/

Bring your Mask and uniform!  Bring your Book, Bring a headlamp!  Leave your phone in your pocket! and 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 (scoutmaster@t131.org)!  Note that the SCOUT must request the blue card, not the parent!

See you all at the troop meeting.

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