Summer Camp 24-30 June 2018

Dear Troop 1113 Scouts and Parents,
The weather outside is frightful, which means it must be 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 24 to Saturday, June 30, 2018. 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 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 large 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/LeadersGuides

A deposit of $150 per scout is due along with the completed registration form which is attached and can be downloaded. Please bring both to any meeting before February 7th.  A second payment of $150 is due by March 28th with the balance due by May 30th.

Registration_2018

Summer_Camp_Packing_Checklist

Camping

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

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
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Sign up for Merit Badge Day by December 18, 2017

Troop 1113 Scouts,
 
We have an opportunity on Saturday, March 3, 2018 to take up to two merit badges (one Eagle required and one elective) at the first annual George Mason District Merit Badge Day.  The Day will be held (indoors!) at Fairfax Presbyterian Church.  
 
The deadline to sign up for the merit badge(s) you want to take is December 18, 2017.
The reason for the December 18 deadline is that we need to map counselors and Scouts to courses and then get Scouts the pre-work needed to give you a good chance to meet all the requirements and leave the Merit Badge Day with a fully-signed blue card.
To sign up for a merit badge, see Assistant Scoutmaster Matt Burns at next week’s Scout meeting or send him an e-mail at “burnsmj509@gmail.com.”  
The attached flyer has more information about the District Merit Badge Day and a list of the merit badges that will be offered.
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William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff

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

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

Happy Scouting Anniversary!

Happy Scouting Anniversary!

Scouting officially began in the United States on February 8, 1910, right here in the heart of Washington, D.C. Maybe that’s why Scouting Anniversary always seems extra special in our Council! Now, 107 years later, our program has produced millions of young leaders and reached countless lives, teaching young people character and leadership skills that stay with them for life.

In NCAC we marked the beginning of Scout Anniversary Month by holding our Annual Business Meeting. For the first time ever we streamed the meeting on Facebook Live (watch the recording here!) as we elected our new board members, including new Council President Dr. Jim Smith! Congratulations to our new board members, and thank you to all our board members, past and present, for your service.

A Scout is Reverent – Scout Mass – Feb 5, 9AM

Troop,
This weekend is Scout Saboth/Scout Sunday. Each year near the commemoration of the founding of Scouts we honor our founder through Scout Sunday. St. Leo the great has a Scout mass this Sunday, February 5th,  at 9:00 followed by a breakfast for Scouts and their families. I encourage each Scout to attend the religious service of their choice in uniform this weekend. A Scout is reverent.
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William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff