I've added images from some events under the Media section, and a page dedicated to Summer Camp information. Check it out!
Design created at customink.com
After much input on the designs we presented before, we came to a few conclusions:
- A wicking type shirt would be nicer and more appropriate.
- A lighter color would also be cooler in the sunlight.
- A design created by our Scouts would be best!
- Polyester (Dri-Blend) shirts will be around $7 each.
- 100% Polyester Wicking shirts will be about $9 each.
So, please encourage your Scout to work on a design for our new Troop 65 T-Shirts!
Designs will be due at or before the Monday, May 6 Troop meeting, and they will vote on the entries to decide which design to go with.
- The shirt will be a tan color.
- The ink will either be black or olive green.
- The design must be one color.
- The design may be one side or both!
Once the design is chosen it will take a couple of weeks to get them done.
Contact me with any questions. Looking forward to seeing the designs!
LOTS going on, so read carefully to help keep your Scout informed!
Troop Meeting Monday night:
Troop Leaders Meeting Wednesday night (3/20/13 7pm-8pm):
Meeting held at the cabin, please join us if you can.
Merit Badge College Part 2 (Saturday 8am - noon):
Introduction to Leadership Skills (Saturday after Merit Badge College until Sunday at 11am):
Swim tests have been scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 12 - 2pm at New Millennium Fitness in Mebane. Anyone going to summer camp, or participating in any water related activities we may do needs to participate. The test is to evaluate the Scout's level as a swimmer. They are classified as a swimmer, beginner, or non-swimmer.
April 27 from 12 - 2pm
New Millennium Fitness
3948 Forest Oaks Lane
Mebane, NC 27302
We will install our new Patrol Leaders Monday night, and the OA Election Team will come to hold our Troop Order of the Arrow Election.
PLEASE be careful when entering the drive to the cabin. There will be some Scouts coming early tomorrow night to work on some physical activities and they will be using the driveway for their walk/run.
ALSO, we know the parking is not optimal, but please don't block the driveway. The loop must remain open all the way around so that cars can get through at all times! Thanks for pulling way over and for helping with this.
Need to get commitments Monday night for:
- First Aid Training 3/16
- NCSU Merit Badge College
- Virginia Creeper trip
Welcome Buffalo Patrol!
On Friday, March 1st, Troop 65 welcomed ten new Scouts at a bridging ceremony held at our fire ring by the river. Thanks to all of the family members who came to attend this special event and for all the great food they provided for us afterwards!
We are happy to have these fine, energetic, and motivated Boy Scouts and a couple of new Assistant Scoutmasters!
Please share your photos from the weekend if you would like!
Shallow Ford Natural Area Backpacking and Camping
After camping at the Scout Cabin Friday night, Troop 65 headed out early for a backpack camping trip in northern Alamance County. We stopped on the way for a delicious pancake breakfast which benefited our friends from Troop 1.
The campsites were a little over a mile into the park, over moderate hiking trails. The boys did great as a whole, but we all learned a lot about what to pack and how to possibly pack lighter!
It was great to see the young Buffalo Patrol working hard on their early rank requirements, while also having a good time. They worked on fire building, cooking, water filtration, and much more. They are off to a great start.
The Wolves and Buck Commanders Patrols also cooked, and did some hiking, geocaching, and fishing. Seeing the excited new Scouts seems to have given these older Scouts a spark of energy as well.
Both groups really enjoyed sawing firewood with the folding saw, so be sure to put them to work at home on the firewood pile!
Vote for your favorite Troop T-Shirt Design!
Only have 8 votes so far! Check them out and vote HERE.
April Trip to Virginia Creeper Trail
We have reservations to visit the Virginia Creeper Trail for camping and biking April 5 - 7. Camping is $5, Bike Rental is $15. We will decide on the food/food costs when we have a better idea of participation numbers, and those riding with others should share the fuel costs.
The camping area does have showers!
We have to firm up our reservation, so we need a commitment and $5 (non-refundable) deposit for the camping fee by Monday, March 11.
April Alternative - NCSU Merit Badge College
If you are not planning to go to the Creeper Trail, NC State is offering a Merit Badge College. Registration begins next weekend and we have to have a minimum of 5 Scouts and 2 Adults. DETAILS HERE
If you want to do this, we need to know this Monday night and need the $16 payment (refunded if we aren't able to register).
Aside from the other business we discussed at the 2/20 Leaders Meeting, several ideas for trips and merit badges were discussed, as well as a possible fund raiser where all the profit went towards summer camp fees for those who participate. Here's a summary of the options presented so you can educate yourself and your Scout to determine what they would like to take part in.
Your Scout is encouraged to discuss outing ideas with his Patrol members, and present them to the Troop. They may need your help in researching their ideas for costs and logistics. Please work with them!
Virginia creeper $5 per camper $15 bike rental plus firewood
cycling merit badge 8 one 15 mile or 2 15 miles from Saturday and Sunday or one 25 mile trip Camping merit badge 9 B3
MORE INFO HERE
Medoc Mountian State Park MORE INFO HERE
Cost $45 for group camping up to 35 people Backpacking 5,6B, 6C, 8E, 8D, 9E, 10 Fishing 1,4,5,6,7,8,9
NC State Merit Badge College MORE INFO HERE
Cost $16 per scout
Option to camp at eno $13
NC Arboretum in Asheville holding Environmental Science merit badge $20 per scout plus travel and would need to find an option for camping nearby MORE INFO HERE
Chimney Rock program cost $12 per scout for program plus $8 camping one night at park, $2 for access to climbing wall 32 ft MORE INFO HERE
Possible canoe camping trip along the Haw River...
All of our outings are important, and we expect every Scout to participate if at all possible. As mentioned in the Guide, attendance is required for rank advancement. This weekend is extra important because we have a new group of Webelos joining our Troop. Let's show them a good welcome!
Friday, March 1: Bridging Ceremony, Potluck, Camping at the Cabin
Saturday, March 2: Backpack Camping at Shallow Ford Natural Area
Sunday, March 3: Return to Cabin