Calling All Chefs – Troop Cookoff tomorrow!

We got rained out last week, so plenty of time to plan for the rescheduled Troop Cookoff tomorrow!  Make your finest cuisine and take home the Golden Chalice of Baden-Powell full of delectable goodness.

Gear Return – 

We will be reviewing and checking gear in the coming weeks, so be sure that you return any troop gear you have tomorrow night.  Be sure that the tents are dry!

Summer Camp at Goshen

It is right around the corner. Your forms should be done and ready. See Ms. Larson’s email earlier today.

Note that there will be NO TROOP MEETING on July 8

High Adventure – Dolly Sods SCHEDULE CHANGE to AUGUST

Due to some conflicts, we are now changing the date of the High Adventure to the first week in August.  If you couldn’t attend before, now maybe you can! 
The route is set, and meal planning has started.  Come see me if you are interested!

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!

Facebook Group

We’ve started a closed Facebook group in order to post photos real-time.  To protect everyone’s privacy, you have to be invited or request and invite to join.  It is called BSA Troop 131.  Give it a try

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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