Apr 21-23, 2017 Shotgun Shooting Campout – Sign up now!

Troop, We only have one meeting prior to this camp out so electronic will be our primary means of communication for this.

 

Scouts will be participating in Shotgun shooting at the Bull Run Public Shooting Center. More information can be found at http://www.nvrpa.org/park/bull_run_public_shooting_center

 

The Troop will be camping at the Burke Lake Park. Close toed shoes are REQUIRED, long pants and a long sleeve shirt is recommended.  This trip is spring camping and each scout MUST dress and pack accordingly. Rain gear is mandatory.  Each Scout should also be prepared for whatever weather we may encounter, and pack accordingly.

 

Fees include Shotgun rental and ammunition for the shoot.

 

Sign up online at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAC23A3FA7-bull1

Bull Run Consent Apr 2017

Cost is $80.00 per person.

 

Fee MUST be paid by 19/Apr/2017!! 

 

 

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William J. Schouviller

T/C1113 committee chair

GM district commissioner staff

T/C 1113 Committee Meeting 2 April @6:15PM

All Troop/Crew Parents,

Sunday evening, 2 April, will be our next Troop/Crew committee meeting scheduled from 6:15 – 8:00 PM at 10560 Main Street, Suite 204, Fairfax, VA. (It is the Mosby building next to the Truro church) Each parent in the Troop/Crew is a member of the Troop/Crew Committee and we welcome your active participation in this meeting.

As a note the Senior Patrol Leader and his leadership team will be receiving training and hold their PLC at this same location from 4:00-6:00pm

The draft agenda for the meeting is listed below. If anyone has any additional agenda items that they wish to include please contact me directly. Per our established format we will discuss financials, membership, awards & advancement first. Followed by:

 I. Upcoming camping trips:

  • 21-23 Apr Shotgun Shooting, Bull Run, VA
  •  19-21 May  White water rafting, Ohio Pyle, PA
  •  2-4 Jun WWII Airshow, Reading, PA

 II. Feedback on recent events:

  •  Mulch Delivery (full report later in meeting)
  •  Mar Campout, Calvert Cliffs, MD

III. Rechartering (Recruiting efforts)

 IV. Mulch Update

 V. Summer Camp update

 VI. Philmont 2017 update

 VII. Safety: Open discussion & Adult leader child protection training / certification compliance status & latest BSA policies.

 VIII. SPL Report

 IX. Troop Calendar review.

 X. Open discussion

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

Calling all Troop 1113 Scouts and Scouters- mulch delivery 2017

Troop 1113 Scouts and Scouters,
Reminder tomorrow is the big day. Attached are a couple of photos of the mulch yard. We took delivery this morning of 80 pallets of mulch. We test delivered 5 pallets this afternoon and found they deliver great. Come join us at 7:00am to start the day off. We will provide food, drinks and general entertainment value.

Bring a friend, plan your exercise routine with us. Remember if you of you friends need service hours for school you can earn them by helping distribute mulch.

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

Troop 1113 – 2017 Mulch Delivery – Saturday, March 25th @ 7AM

Dear Scouts and Scouters,

The annual Troop Mulch Delivery is coming up this weekend and we are in need of your assistance. Please consider helping us with our delivery. I know many of you have graduated from the troop but I’m requesting help this year as we have had scouts graduate out of the troop and many current troop families are not available. Come out and enjoy the comradery free food and general entertainment. Bring your friends and help some or all of the day.

Troop 1113 needs pick-up trucks, trailers, and drivers to deliver mulch on Saturday, March 25th, starting at 7:00 AM the usual spot of Mosby Woods pool parking lot.  If you have a pick-up truck or trailer and can drive for the Troop, please e-mail Dick Greene: sgreene715@msn.com as soon as you know your availability.

If you don’t have a pick-up or trailer, the Troop also needs chase cars or minivans to ferry Scouts following the larger trucks.  Driving a chase car involves nothing more than operating the vehicle.  There is no need to lift or carry anything.  If you can drive a chase car or van, please e-mail Dick Greene: sgreene715@msn.com as soon as you know of your availability.

Please mark your calendars now.  This is the Troop’s only fund-raiser all year long.  Please help us, and please let Mr. Greene know ASAP if you can donate your time or the use of your vehicle.

Yours in Scouting,
Jerry Robertello
Troop 1113 Scoutmaster
Fairfax, VA
scoutmaster@bsatroop1113.org
https://bsatroop1113.wordpress.com

Troop 1113 Spring Court of Honor is tomorrow Wednesday, March 22

Our spring Court of Honor is this Wednesday, March 22. Please come and help celebrate your fellow Scouts accomplishments. We will be swearing in the new Patrol Leaders plus it will be a good opportunity to size up a partner for Mulch Delivery. The Patrol leaders council is mixing it up a little this time to see if we are paying attention so please read and heed the request for items to make our celebration successful.

Please bring the item that corresponds to your rank or leadership position.

Scout-second class: chips and dip

First class – star: healthy snacks

Life- eagle: drinks

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

Troop 1113 Summer Camp 25 Jun – 1 Jul -Provide Registration and deposit by 29 March

Dear Troop 1113 Scouts and Parents,
It is time to start thinking about summer camp. The annual trek to the Blue Ridge Mountains Scout Reservation in Southwestern Virginia to Camp Powhatan is scheduled for Sunday, June 25 to July 1, 2017. The reservation has something for everyone…new Scouts to the High Adventure veteran. Adults can attend camp too for the small fee of $25 for the week!

For every scout that attends camp, at least one adult in their family will need to volunteer to help with something. There will be plenty to do for everyone. We will need trained adults to ride down to Camp Powhatan on the bus and stay for the week. If you are unable to spend the entire week, you may want to split the week with a partner. We will also need volunteers to help collect/track the medical forms, coordinate swim tests, and help with various other jobs on the morning of departure.

This year, T1113 is offering a larger variety of week-long programs at Camp Powhatan. T1113 plans for each scout to go to Brownsea Island (BSI) during the first year of scouting followed by two years of Merit Badge camp to complete many Eagle-required merit badges. The additional camps are targeted for the more experienced scouts (13 or older). The programs and the fees are listed in the attachments. More detailed information can be found https://bsa-brmc.org/node/9183

A deposit of $150 per scout is due along with the completed Powhatan Registration_2017 form. Please bring both to any meeting before March 29th.

Please note that Camp Powhatan has a strict policy regarding cancellations. All fees are final March 30th and are not refundable.

I have also attached the BSA Annual and Health Medical Form Parts A_B_C.  All attendees need a BSA medical form signed by a medical professional before attending.

If cost is prohibiting a scout from attending, please see Mr. Robertello or Mr. Schouviller regarding financial assistance.

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

Troop 1113 – Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training

T187 is hosting a Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training course over 3 sessions. Training will be at Fairfax United Methodist Church (10300 Stratford Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030), Participants will need to attend all 3 sessions to receive credit for the class.

 There is no sign-up mechanism for this class. Just show up at the first session.

 Trainers Julia Farr and Mike Schenaker will be teaching Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training 7:15pm-8:45pm during the following three Monday night T187 meetings at Fairfax UMC:

Mon 3/20 – part 1

(Mon 3/27 – No Training; Troop Court of Honor)

Mon 4/3 – part 2

(Mon 3/10 – No Training; Spring Break)

Mon 4/17 – part 3

For those who are interested. . . to become a fully trained ASM, you would need to complete all of the following:

– Youth Protection Training

– SM and ASM Position Specific Training

– Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills

 Every boy deserves a trained leader

YIS, Jerry Robertello Troop 1113 Scoutmaster Fairfax, VA