I hope you had a good weekend, survived the cold weather and enjoyed the snow!


Even though ACPS is out on Monday for a Teachers workday, we will indeed have a meeting!

First, we will have a Patrol Leaders Conference (PLC) at 7:00.  The leadership of the troop is expected to attend!

Then we will have a Troop meeting at 7:30PM!  Your SPL and ASPL’s have a great plan in store for you with respect to Saw, Axe & Hatchet Safety!

As I mentioned previously, Mr. Grocki (membership chair) has been reaching out to the Arrow of Light Scouts and the surrounding Packs.  Our third visit will be from Pack 135 (who many of you were part of).  As always, we will need a few scouts’ volunteers (older and younger) to talk to the Arrow of Light Scouts and be their mentor for the meetings.

I will need to meet with the adults from the Pack during this time, so if you need a blue card or scoutmaster conference, please ask one of the Assistant Scoutmasters!


Don’t forget to sign up for our first outing of the year.  See email below from Mr. Mulvaney!


Signup Now Now Now!!!!



Finally, Adian Bolte and his family have scheduled his Eagle Court of Honor for Sunday January 28th at 3:00. This is the same weekend as the Freeze-O-REE, however we all should be back by noon and will have plenty of time to shower and make it to the ceremony!  I will be there, and I hope you all can attend!  See link below to sign up!



For older scouts, just wanted to draw your attention to the National Youth Leadership training. This is a great way to improve your leadership skills!

Registration is open and there are multiple dates available.

National Capital Area Council – NYLT Summer 2024

BALOO/IOLS TRAINING (Courtesy of Mr. Dalton)

While we are fortunate to have quite a few IOLS trained adults in the troop, it was not that long ago that we were worried about canceling camping trips because we did not have an IOLS trained adult available.  I would certainly encourage all the adults on the charter and who go camping with us to attend one of these future sessions.

We are in the Colonial District; however, we are free to attend training in any of the other BSA districts.  See below the link below for the Western Shore District (Calvert, Saint Mary’s, Charles Counties, MD) on the Council’s calendar for Saturday, 20 April 2024:

Nothing is yet listed for our district or close by, but we will forward information out when it becomes available.

SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

Monday January 22nd – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (PLC) (Pack 135) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Friday January 26th– 28th – Freeze-O-Ree – Camp Snyder

Sunday January 28th – Aidan Bolte Eagle Court of Honor

Monday January 29th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Sunday February 4th – Scout Sunday

Monday February 5th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday February 12th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (BoR) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

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