NEXT TROOP MEETING; Monday February 9th 2015 7.30 pm at Falls Church Presbyterian Church
PLC at 7.00 pm – Monthly Planning Meeting
TROOP MEETING FEBRUARY 9th – OA Elections and SPL Nominations and Winter Photo Competition
Troop 895 will hold its Order of the Arrow Elections (administered by Troop 681) as well as holding SPL Nominations for the Spring Leadership Term. It is important that at least 50% of the troop be in attendance for the OA election so please attend the meeting if you can. The Troop Winter Photo Competition will also occur that evening so start looking for those great scout photos taken since our last competition in the Fall. SPL Elections and PL Elections will occur the following week.
WINTER PHOTO CONTEST! ENTRIES SOUGHT FROM ALL SCOUTS
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHARTERING ORGANIZATION:
Dear Scouts, Leaders, and Volunteers:
On behalf of the Falls Church Presbyterian Church, I want to thank you for helping with the church service on Scout Sunday and the wonderful pancake breakfast that followed on February 1. As in years past, I heard nothing but compliments from the congregation. The worship leaders complimented the ushers on their professionalism and precision, and the greeters for their friendliness. Numerous church members noted that the Scouts were so polite in serving the tables and no-one left hungry! So thank you Scouts for your service to our church and to the community as well and keep up the good work! Also, a special thank you to Gisella Schneider and her adult volunteers who pulled off the monumental task of preparing the food and cleaning the kitchen up afterwards. We are so fortunate to have a dedicated group of adult volunteers. Thank you!
Falls Church Presbyterian Church, BSA Chartering Organization Representative
FEBRUARY 20 -22 THE THIRD ANNUAL KLONDIKE DERBY- Hauter farm
HIGH ADVENTURE 2016
In order to determine the troop' s interest in a High Adventure Trip in 2016, please complete the below survey and do so by the next Troop meeting. Anyone interested in attending Sea Base or Summitt High Adventure in 2016 should make sure they respond this weekend, so we will have the results by Monday's troop meeting? Thank you
FEBRUARY 23rd – WINTER COURT OF HONOR AND SPAGHETTI DINNER WITH WEBELOS Look for Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review Opportunities.
MARCH 7, 2015 10 AM - 2 PM SMITHSONIAN SCOUT DAY
The Smithsonian is hosting Scout Day at Q?rius (pronounced "curious"), a unique, interactive science education space located in the National Museum of Natural History. Boy Scouts will be able to work on activities for these Merit Badges: Collections, Mammal Study, Bird Study, and Nature.
MARCH 14, 2015 7:30 AM - 5 PM SCOUT ENGINEERING DAY
The fourth Scout Engineering Day will be held at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia, campus. Classes are open to registered Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts and other scouts. Everyone will receive an event patch. All participants will receive a Completion Certificate that can be used to obtain a Boy Scout Merit Badge.
MARCH 21, 2015 1:00 to 4:00 PM LIFE to EAGLE SEMINAR Christ Lutheran Church, 3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
NORTHERN TIER - ONE SPOT AVAILABLE WITH TROOP 187
If you are interested in Northern Tier (BSA High Adventure camp in Minnesota) for this summer (last week of July) contact Mr. Castillo
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS OF SCOUTS IN TROOP 895
Great News - a group of adults have agreed to help oversee a week of summer camp and so the Troop is making reservations at Camp Henson in the DelMarVa Council for the week of July 19th to July 25th, 2015. See attached flyer for additional information on the summer camp and cost and payment schedules. The Troop needs to make reservations promptly so if you are interested in attending please submit the attached form and deposit as soon as possible.