Scoutmaster-Update
Zoom Meeting- 7:00pm to 8:30 pm
We will have a Zoom meeting tomorrow night.
The link is
The passcode is:  131
Items on the docket:  Lessons Learned, Cold (and wet) weather camping, Backpacking recipes for a camp cookoff in the near future.
 
Campfire – not this week!
October 24 Troop Camporee
We had lots of fun, built a great monkey bridge, and had a general good time.  We got a little damp in the morning, but there were some good lessons learned about staking rainflys and ground cloth placement!.
Dues are Due! 
2021 dues are due.  As a reminder, the troop pays all dues for recharter (we are undergoing right now), which means if you don’t pay your Scout’s dues, then you will have to re-apply next year (which is a HUGE pain).  See attached pdf with some easy instructions for options to pay.
We never want the ability to pay dues to stand in the way of the Scouting experience.  If you would like a scholarship, please contact me or any Adult Leader directly and we’ll take care of it!
Wreath Sales
All scouts should have a form now – see the email from October 22.  This is the Troops primary fundraiser, so please help us out and sell a few wreaths!  Remember, in addition to supporting the troop:
  • Half of the profit from your sales goes into your own scout account to be used for camp fees, summer camp, equipment, etc.
  • Top seller in the troop earns a $25 Amazon gift card!
Any questions, please contact Mrs. Jahns at Sheryl@thetownsendgroup.com
Court of Honor – November 2
This is an opportunity to recognize the Scouts for all they have achieved.  Families are welcome, and we’ll do the in-person COH outside in the Ampitheater, with a campfire nearby.    November 2 from 7:30 to 8:30.  Your Scouts have worked hard, please attend!  More to come as the details develop.
Service Opportunity

Are you looking for service opportunities/hours? Here are some dates & details on up coming community service cleanups In FAIRFAX County.  If you are interested in attending, be sure to sign up at the link below and please let me know so I can try to connect any Troop 131 families that are also attending.

Fairfax County Park Cleanups are scheduled:

To register and to get all the latest details on locations, dates and times, go to the Volunteer in the Parks page.

Don’t forget to let Samantha Mulvaney know you’ll be attending so I can connect families and let you know a point of contact for the date you choose. samantha12371@aol.com

Adult Leadership Change:

Thank you so much to:

Service Co-Coordinators – Samantha Mulvaney and Shelby Workman

Goshen Coordinator – Mark Ramirez

Webmaster – Brendan Mulvaney

Kevin Jahns as the new Committee Chair!

Still Looking for an Activities Coordinator and Fundraising Coordinator!  Please let us know if you could help out!

GENERAL TROOP MEETING INFO:
Bring your headlamps – it’s getting dark earlier!  NOTE:
We will continue meeting outside for the foreseeable future.
Bring your Scoutbooks- there are always Scouts and Adult Leaders available for signoffs
Blue Cards!  Did you know that your Scoutmaster can email you a blue card?  Just send me an email!  Note that the SCOUT must request the blue card.  Not the parent!

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