First Meeting – Aug. 30/ First Outing Sept. 15

Scouts and Scouters,

 

I trust everyone had a great summer even if it did seem short.  There were certainly a lot of activities to take part in outdoors this summer. I have a lot of information in this first first week of school.

Welcome back to another year of Scouting.  Our first meeting is this Wednesday from 7:30-9:00p, in the Guadalupe room.  As is customary we ask that parents return by 8:45 so that they can hear announcements of upcoming activities before dismissal.

Our first camping trip is coming up in three short weeks, September 15th.  I ask that everyone who plans on attending make a commitment by the meeting on the 6th so that we can give a good count to our charter boat captain.  I have pasted the information for the campout below and attached the sign-up sheet.  Once again there is the ability to sign up and pay for the campout online at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAC23A3FA7-fishing

 

Scouts will be participating in fishing using Miss Grace Charters at 1:00pm on Saturday.  More information can be found at MissGraceCharters.com. August and September offer a variety of options. In a given day you can liveline, troll, jig and bottom fish. Is not uncommon to do a little of each. Live lining for rockfish is still going strong and catching Bluefish and Spanish mackerel by either trolling or jigging provide fast action.  The Troop will be staying at the Greenbelt National Park.  Close toed shoes are REQUIRED, long pants and a long sleeve shirt is recommended.  This trip is fall 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.

Fishing Consent Sept 2017

Cost is $80.00 per person, $50 for Scouters/fishermen. Fee MUST be paid by 13/SEP/2017!! 

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training – Sept. 14

For those adults wanting to become more involved in Scouting, or just curious about what your son will experience on his path to first class you are encourage to attend Introduction to Outdoor Leadership.  It is required training for all Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters to wear the trained patch and upon rechartering.  Information on an upcoming class can be found below.

 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Who:       Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, Associate Crew Advisors, and other adult volunteers who want to help with basic advancement skills and outdoor program activities, and who need to complete their training requirements.

What:         Instruction designed to hone outdoor skills, conducted in a “mini Wood Badge” format using the patrol method. Focuses on Unit structure, event planning, camping, scouting skills, and outdoor cooking. Partially fulfills the training requirements for SM, ASM, VA, and AVA positions.

When:        “Sunday-Friendly” schedule. Classroom Session – September 14, 7-9 pm at the LDS Arlington Chapel, 1600 North Inglewood Street, Arlington, VA 22205.  Weekend Session starts at 6 pm, Friday, September 22 and runs through 8:15 pm, Saturday, September 23 at Camp Highroad.

Where:       Camp High Road, 21164 Steptoe Hill Rd, Middleburg, Virginia, 20117

Bring:       $35 course fee, Class A uniform (wear), Boy Scout Handbook, folding knife, and compass, a Friday evening meal, Saturday breakfast, and evening meals, camping gear for weekend, and lawn chair.

To register:

 

Registration closes on September 12, 2017.

Life to Eagle Seminar – Sept. 23

Life Scouts in the Troop should attend a Life to Eagle seminar at least once, parents are invited as well.  I have attached the flyer to this email, but the bottom line is; George Mason District will present a Life to Eagle Seminar at the Christ Lutheran Church, 3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax, VA on Saturday, 23 September 2017. Check-in starts at 12:30 PM.  All Life Scouts ready to pursue Eagle and the adults supporting them are encouraged to attend. Registration application must be received by Monday, 17 September 2017.

Fees ($3 per person) will be collected at check-in.  Registrations are requested to ensure adequate handouts and refreshments.

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Mail or E-mail registrations to:

 

Mr. Sam Starr

301 North Cherry St.

Falls Church, VA 22046

202-365-1225

E-mail: samuelpstarr@gmail.com

Youth Protection Training – Virtus Training 9/9/17

We ask that everyone check their Youth Protection Training date on my.scouting.org and update it if needed, it expires after two years.  On the plus side VIRTUS training is a one-time requirement for all personnel working with youth in the parish. If you have already completed it to be in compliance with a Diocese of Arlington School you do not have to complete it again, but if you have not you will need to complete it prior to volunteering for Scouting activities.  The next local opportunity is noted below. If you cannot make this opportunity please call the parish office at the number below for further options.

 

VIRTUS TRAINING AT ST. LEO The Catholic Diocese of Arlington will hold a VIRTUS training session on Sat., Sept. 9, 2017 from 9:00am—12:00pm in the Guadalupe Room in the Parish Hall. Please call the parish office at 703– 273-5369 for details.

Troop 1113 2017-18 Calendar

Troop,

 I am very pleased to publish next Scouting years calendar.  Boy Scouts 2017-18 Calendar

The Scouts have planned for a lot of great camp-outs and activities at this year’s planning meeting.  There are a lot of great opportunities for the adults to assist in planning or attending these activities.

If you have an interest please contact me before your opportunity is taken by another.

Thanks

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

Alex B Eagle Project – July 8

Hello all, my Eagle project will be this Saturday, July 8th at 9:00 AM at Van Dyck Park. We will be building and painting three American flag collection boxes, which will be placed at local community spots.
Breakfast will be provided, and lunch as well if we run into the afternoon. Work will include assembling the boxes, using screwdrivers, and painting using spray paint. Please bring close toed shoes and work clothes. This is an excellent opportunity for some service hours, and if you have any friends who are in need of some I encourage you to bring them.
Thank you, and I will see you on Saturday.
Regards,
Alex B
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William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff

Troop Picnic and Court of Honor – July 11

Scouts and Scouters,

 Next Tuesday, 11 July will be our last event for the Scouting Year.  Come out and celebrate the accomplishments of your fellow Scouts and share a meal with friends and family.  The Troop will be providing Hotdogs, Hamburgers, and the associated fixings.  We need the new Scouts to bring side dishes, beans, fruit/vegetable trays, etc.  Life and Eagle Scouts bring drinks, 1st class and Star Scouts bring deserts.

The Court of honor will be from 6:00-8:00pm in the upper Pavilion at Van Dyke park. The Troop has the Pavilion reserved from 5:00-9:00pm. The Troop leadership (SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders) should arrive 30 minutes earlier, 5:30 to help with setup and be prepared to cleanup at the end.  I am also looking for adult volunteers to assist with the cooking the hamburgers and hotdogs at the pavilion.

 There will be a meeting tomorrow night for those needing Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review.  We have an Eagle Board of review Scheduled for 8:00pm so if you need a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of review please arrive promptly at 7:30.  On that note I will also need parents to arrive by 7:30 so that I have adults to give Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review.  Thanks

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