NEXT TROOP MEETING Court of Honor and Family Dinner Monday May 20th
6:00 pm with “Pot Luck” dinner planned for 6:30
(Dutch oven chefs to arrive at 4:45 pm)
Join the scouts of Troop 895 in celebrating the accomplishments of the past several months at our Spring Court of Honor. We will be sharing a potluck dinner contributed by scouts and their families, recognize the advancements and then award merit badges earned by the scouts. We will also be recognizing adult leaders who have received recognition by the George Mason District level of Scouting of the National Capital Area Council.
Below is a list of assignments for guidance on food to be contributed by families.
The Troop will provide paper products, utensils and beverages. In addition, a couple of patrols will be performing some original skits for our entertainment.
The schedule for the event is as follows:
Set Up Dutch Oven Cooking area: 4:00
Dutch Oven Cooks Start to Prepare Desserts: 4:45 (Hawk, Wolverine)
Fellowship Hall Set-up: 5:15 (Cobra, Flaming Arrows, Wolves)
All to Gather at Falls Church Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall: 5:45 to 6:00 pm
Program Commencement: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Closing: 7:45 to 8:00
Clean-up: All scouts participate
Sunday May 19th 4pm - Seabase planning meeting
This will be a mandatory meeting for all seabase participants to discuss next steps and planning for the trip. It is important we have 100% participation. We will meet at the church from 4-5:30pm. If you have questions, please contact your scout crew leader.
May 17-19 2013 Shooting Weekend at Kinser Farm in WV
SPL Logan Nesson, ASPL Chris Marcus, Adult Support Erik Zackrison
May 17-19 2013 High Knoll Shake Down Hike Sky Meadows Depart Friday 4pm
SPL Will Langan, ASPL Sam Updike Adult Support Tom Updike/ Dennis Zaenger
Additional Shakedowns scheduled for the weekends of June 7 to 9 and June 14 to 16.
May 25th Hike the Historic Scout Trail in Washington D.C. Memorial Weekend See Attached Itinerary
June 1 - 2 2013 Fishing Camp Out Depart Saturday 8:30 am Sign Up form attached
SPL Bryan Martin, Adult Support John Lipetz. Must be BSA swimmer to participate and limited to first 25 scouts submitting form and payment.
June 3, 10, 17 and 24 – Swim Nights at Lee Graham Pool. No regular troop meetings. See attached schedule. Meet at Lee Graham at 9:00pm. Session concludes at 10:00 pm. Senior scout volunteers needed to lead 2nd and 1st class swim requirements. Permission slip (attached) and $2/scout per night required each week.
June 21-23 2013 Point Lookout canoe & Kayak
SPL Grant Goodwin ASPL Bryan Martin, Adult Leader Jamie Martin
June 30th - July 6th (First Session) and July 21st to 27th (Second Session)
Camp Ottari Summer Camp
SUMMER CAMP- Please see note below about BSA Medical Forms
August 2013 – PATROL ACTIVITY MONTH. Each patrol should plan and implement an outdoor activity (hike, camp out, service project, etc) during the month of August. Patrol Leaders should provide the SPL with their patrol’s plan by no later than the end of June.
MAY 27th Memorial Day Flags – Service Hours Awarded
7am - 7.45 am Flag Raising at Veterans Common, Junction of Little Falls and W&OD Trail
8.30 am Flag placing at Memorial Park, Lee Highway and West Street, Falls Church
Arrive 08.30-09.00 to plant flags
11.00-11.30 pizza provided for lunch to participants
BSA MEDICAL FORMS - All scouts
Current BSA Health and Medical Records are required for all Boy Scout activities. Parts A & B do not require a doctor’s signature. Part C does.
Thinking Ahead – On your next visit to the doctor’s office take the form with you.
Note that Parts A, B and C are required in order to participate in summer camp, so it’s essential that these completed forms be turned in to the adult support for that particular event. Also, any scout that will be attending any of the BSA High Adventure bases (including Sea Base) must also have their physician complete Part D.
Find form at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/whole.pdf
Boy Scout Troop 895 continues a 50 year tradition of guiding boys through the Scouting program for ages 11-18. We are a fun group with members from Falls Church City, Alexandria City, Arlington County, and Fairfax County, Virginia. Falls Church Presbyterian is our proud sponsoring organization, but like most troops, we welcome members regardless of religious faith.
This website provides access to important information about the troop including the calendar, forms, and helpful websites. For members of the troop, there is additional information such as rosters and other private information.