Eagle Scout Project Invitation from Nick M. – for Saturday 6/24, 9am-3pm at Green Acres

To the Boy Scouts of Troop 1113:
My Eagle Scout project will be on Saturday June 24th starting at 9am and ending by 3pm.  Please meet me at the Green Acres Senior Center (behind the building on the far left side) at 4401 Sideburn Road in Fairfax.
We will be building a 3 sided  wooden enclosure for storing equipment associated with the Pickleball Court there.  Please bring work gloves and closed toe shoes.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Your help would be greatly appreciated!
The Parent Consent Form is attached.  Parent Consent Form_Nick_M_Eagle_Project_June2017
Copies of this form will also be available for completion on the day of the project.
Thanks!  Nick M
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William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff

WWII Airshow Campout 2-4 June

Troop,

Our last camp out of the School year is coming up in two and a half weeks, June 2-4. The Scouts will be visiting the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend in Reading,  PA. More information can be found at http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html

Scouts will need to purchase their own lunch at the airshow. We will be camping in Tents at the French Creek State Park, 843 Park Rd, Elverson, PA.  Close toed shoes are required.

 This trip is spring camping and each scout MUST dress and pack accordingly. Raingear is mandatory.  Each Scout should also be prepared for whatever weather we may encounter, and pack accordingly.

Save paper sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49afac23a3fa7-midatlantic1

 WWII Air Show Consent Jun 2017

Cost is $80.00 per Scout. $30 per Scouter Fee MUST be paid by 31/May/2017!! 

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William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff

Reminder: Register for May 19-21 Rafting Today

As a reminder,  today is the deadline to sign up for the May 19-21 Camping and Rafting at Ohio Pyle, PA . We need to turn in solid numbers and pay for our reservation this weekend. We also only have a single adult signed up. We need at least two to comply with Scout and Diocesan Youth Protection.
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William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff

May 19-21 Camping and Rafting at Ohio Pyle, PA

Scouts will be Whitewater Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny using the Wilderness Voyageurs outfitters May 19-21, 2017. The cost is $110. Payment is due by May 17th.

This is an excellent river section for your scouts ages 12 & over. They will have a blast! The Lower Yough is a Class III “Drop & Pool” river.  Younger Scouts will enjoy the Middle Yough river. The Middle Yough is a class I & II river to challenge the beginner. Make sure you pack quick dry clothes and shoes (not sandals) that can get wet during the rafting.

We will be camping in Tents at the Rocky Gap State Park Campground. 17600 Campers Hill Road, Flintstone, MD 21530.   This trip is spring camping and each scout MUST dress and pack accordingly. Raingear is mandatory.  Each Scout should also be prepared for whatever weather we may encounter, and pack accordingly.

Save paper sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAC23A3FA7-ohiopyle

Rafting Consent May 2017

Cost is $110.00 per person. Fee MUST be paid by 17/MAY/2017!!

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William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff

Troop 1113 Mulch Fundraiser 2017 Wrap-up

Congratulations are in order to all the Scouts and parents of Troop 1113 who delivered mulch to 23 neighborhoods in less than eight hours  during the mulch drive this year.  We achieved our financial goal to fund the operations of the Troop for another year.  We even had an increase over last yearWith the best mulch delivery weather we have probably ever had, the  majority of the work was finished by about 2:30. After take down, clean up, pallet removal, and yard grading, the clean-up crew was still able to get out of the yard by 3:30.  

There were no injuries, minimal broken bags, and only two initially misdirected deliveries out of 134 orders. Demand for mulch was very high this year owing to the early onset of warm weather.  We completely sold out of mulch almost two weeks before the deadline.  Donations were also up!

This was our most cost-effective sales drive of the last decade.  Our total expenses were the lowest since 2007, as were our average expenses per bag delivered.  As a result, the margin per bag paid into the Troop Treasury was the highest on record.  We used a leaner mix of mostly donated trucks, trailers, and pickups this year, and mailing costs were minimized because of the high response rate to our hand-delivered flyers.

Some 29 hardworking Scouts and friends took part this year. Some two dozen parents also volunteered in the Mosby Woods lot, and on the road.  We couldn’t have done it without our parent volunteers and their donated vehicles, gas, time, and efforts.  The yard set up was efficient, and the food was excellent.  There was a good mix of delivery vehicles with one large donated stake truck, one rented mini-flatbed, seven pick-ups, four trailers, and three cars or vans.  The forklift was kept humming all day long, loading mulch and making numerous deliveries throughout the Mosby Woods neighborhood.  Smooth operators all.


Congratulations, and thank you one and all.  

Dick Greene.

A special thank you from myself to Mr. “MulchMaster” Greene for his extraordinary organizational skills.

YIS,
Jerry Robertello
Troop 1113 Scoutmaster
Fairfax, VA
scoutmaster@bsatroop1113.org
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