Scoutmaster-Update
Troop meeting tonight, 7:30 pm
 
No Breakout rooms tonight
In Person Meetings – Hope on the Horizon…
We are getting there, NCAC is offering us some guidelines for in person meetings.  More to come…
 
Goshen Home Camping/Family Camping:
Goshen Camp Directors are excited about the alternative program this summer – Goshen Homecamping! http://www.gotogoshen.org. Both Webelos and Scouts BSA youth will have the opportunity to earn merit badges or adventure pins respectively online with dedicated instructors, AND come down to one of there camp properties with their family to go camping beginning on July 6th.  As it is family camping, not troop camping, we won’t take a group, but please take advantage of this great situation!
 
 
Summer Outings – Giving it a try! 
NCAC has given guidance that small groups can do outings as long as they follow CDC guidelines for our local areas.  Tenting, Transportation, and meals are the most challenging aspects, so we are going to try some small steps with the help of our awesome Assistant Scoutmasters!  Our first mini-outing is being organized by ASM Andrew Moore this weekend (see below)!  The first opportunity was sent to New Scout parents, but there have been no takers yet.  Please contact ASM Moore and cc; Mr. Jahns and Me if you want to go!  
 
Note that this is a trial run and Not Mandatory.  We are in new ground here, and we want to be sure that Scout Parents and Scouts are in line with following the necessary guidelines to make these trips both enjoyable and safe!  
Andrew Moore here, ASM in Troop 131 (trained) and father of Star Scout Ben Moore.  I have reservations at Bull Run Regional Park from Friday, June 19th–through Sunday, June 21st at campsite 083 (see below).  Joining Ben and I are Keith Burner (trained) and father of Star Scout Kyle Burner.  We have space on our campground for three additional people and one additional automobile (campground limits cars to two and people to seven). There will be a number of Scout Requirements discussed including: Tenderfoot 4a & 4B; Second Class 2b-2d, 6a-6b, First Class 7a-7b.  I will also begin requirements for the Hiking Merit Badge.
We will have all the needed food from dinner on Friday through dinner on Saturday.  Ben and Kyle are working on their Cooking Merit Badges.
There is a water park nearby, Bull Run/Manassas  Battlefield Park, etc. so bring your hiking books, Class A uniforms, and swimsuits.
Each Scout must have their own tent and we will practice social distancing and good hygiene to ensure safety.  Each Scout must have his own ride too.  If more than three scouts reserve, it will be necessary for another adult to rent another campsite to accommodate the additional people.
Again, please let me know if you are interested.  It should be a nice Fathers’ Day Weekend get-a-way.
Thanks,
Andrew D. Moore, 202-258-7103
 
Family Camping – Troop Gear
If you want to go camping with your family, the troop will loan you the gear!  Just send me an email and we will work it out.  Want some ideas?  I’ve got plenty, just tell me what you want to do and I’ll help you plan it. 

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