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
Cost is $110.00 per person. Fee MUST be paid by 17/MAY/2017!!
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 year. With 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.
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
Cost is $80.00 per person.
Fee MUST be paid by 19/Apr/2017!!
William J. Schouviller
T/C1113 committee chair
GM district commissioner staff
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