No meeting tomorrow- Goshen’s in motion!

See what I did there….

We have over half the Troop at Goshen this week, so no meeting tomorrow!  Note that we will do our best to give a few updates on the Facebook Group, but have no fear, your Scouts are in good hands!  Special thanks to Pamela Larson, Jen Van Goetham, Sheryl Jahns for organizing, and Tim Snowden, Grant Mizell, Andrew Moore, Keith Burner, and Dan Steenstra for adulting!  And as always, our illustrious SPL Ryan will be in charge!

Facebook Group

Speaking of the aforementioned Facebook Group – it is located here:

It’s a closed group for privacy concerns, so send a request via the link and we’ll accept you.

Gus Chiarello Eagle Scout Project:

Where: Bishop Ireton Athletic field. When: Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14 from 8:30 AM – 4 PM. Please bring work gloves, goggles, or any other safety equipment if possible. There will be some provided at the project if you are unable to bring some.

Please send a note to if you can come and when you plan to be there.

High Adventure – Dolly Sods August 7,8,9,10

If you couldn’t attend before, now maybe you can!   A great opportunity for the Older Scouts only! EMAIL ME at and let’s go!

The route is set, and meal planning needs finalized.

Latest Achievements

Thomas got Eagle, Tim graduated from NYLT, Noah, Matthew, and Sean just got back from SeaBase.  Lots of great stuff happening in this Troop!

Christmas in July! 

Fundraising planning starts now and Mrs Reyes would like to start training a new parent in the role as this will be the last year she can assist.  We need your help!

World Scout Jamboree

The WSJ is this summer at the Bechtel Reserve in WVA.  If you would like to visit for a day, see below link.  Max, Thomas, Matthew, and Mr Rodger are going this year!

 Service Opportunities

THE WAR (SOME OF) YOUR PARENTS GREW UP IN: Sunday July 14 at 6:30AM Troop 131 Scouts will have the opportunity to honor fallen servicemen and women of the Vietnam War by washing the walls of the Vietnam War Memorial. The official address is 5 Henry Bacon Dr. NW, Washington, DC 20245. There is parking available on Constitution Avenue. A Ranger from the National Parks Department will meet our group at 6:30am and provide hoses, sprayers, soap, buckets, brushes, trash bags and instructions. Please e-mail Sarah Greiner at with the names of everyone from your family who will attend, your phone number, and the ages of anyone under 18 attending, as we need to submit these ahead of time. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor those who gave everything.

Notes from the Senior Patrol Leader:

– PATROL LEADERS – It is your responsibility to touch base with your Patrols and be sure that they are paying attention to the Skills Training and working on their Advancement

– CELL PHONE USAGE – Not in the troop meetings, except with very few exceptions when they are being used for advancement or merit badges.


– Its Summertime, and the SPL has decided that neckerchiefs are not required, so leave them at home and stay cool!  

– BRING YOUR SCOUTBOOKS TO THE MEETINGS!  Opportunities for Advancement are being wasted just because Scouts don’t remember their books.  

Other Items of Interest

Stem Committee:

Contact Mr. Steenstra at the troop meeting if you would like to be on it!  There are lots of great opportunities around the area.

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