Outside Troop Meeting!
The Troop Committee has agreed, and we will have our first troop meeting at the FBC outside auditorium tonight at 7:30-9:00 pm. For those of you not familiar with the area, it is the “Additional Parking Areat” past the cones, past the troop shed. Scouts will walk from the front parking lot to the back area. A few guidelines:
1) WEAR MASKS! Please do not come to the meeting without one. You will not be able to stay at the meeting without a mask!
2) BE WELL! if you have a fever, cough, or show any signs of being sick, do not come to the meeting. Be ultra careful!
3) BE PREPARED! It’s summer in DC – so be prepared for bugs and thunderstorms. This will be an outdoor meeting and we will not go into the Church. We will have drinking water available.
4) WEAR YOUR UNIFORM – It’s hung up in your closet, right? It is NOT under your bed crumpled up by that bag of doritos your parents don’t know you have in your room. Troop Tradition dictates that we do not wear neckerchiefs in the summer months!!
This is a big step for us all after being isolated for so long. If you are not yet ready to come, we understand. We’ll come up with options for all to be involved!
The SPL and some older scouts will be teaching tarp shelters tonight, which are certainly applicable as it might rain!.
Summer Mini Outings – Bull Run Regional Park
ASM Moore, Ben, Kyle, and Seamus had a great time this weekend! They kept the wild animals of Chantilly at bay, and were able to get outdoors and practice Scout Skills, achievements, and Merit Badge Requirements
If your patrol wants to go on a trip, talk to your patrol leader!
Service Project – Troop Shed!
Thanks to all who helped on the shed (and got wet). Mr. Jahns will schedule another weekend soon to finish the job.
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!
Camp Snyder is open for family camping as well –
Goshen or Snyder reservations: https://scoutingevent.com/082-38193 – weekends in July
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.