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This year the Troop is planning on attending Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen VA. All scouts wishing to attend must have their Troop 349 dues paid in full, have a completed health form, and have submitted their BSA enrollment form.
Older Scout Activities – Merit Badges: Scheduling for the merit badges is completed online and the troop will submit your online registration. All merit badge enrollment is on a first-come, first serve basis. Please sit down with your scout soonest and review his options. We would like a first choice and second choice for each time frame NO LATER THAN APRIL 20. Older scouts should consider a Scoutcraft merit badge like Camping or Cooking, or another option such as BSA Lifeguard or Day Trek. The scouts should be busy all day. If your scout opts not to pursue activities (and plans to lounge around the camp site)….. well, we’ll likely put him to work.
First Year Scouts: We plan to schedule First Year Campers to move as a group between activities. We recommend that the first year scouts focus on the Swimming merit badge, another merit badge to be determined (possibly Camping, Cooking, or Communications) and First Aid/Outdoor Skill programs. Please notify Mr Englander as soon as possible if, in your opinion, your scout is a non-swimmer or weak swimmer so we can work on another merit badge option.
NoticeDietary Restrictions: Does your scout have any dietary restrictions? Please let us know via email.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeff, Wally, or Jim Thanks
Here is a map to the camp:
We need some information from you and your scout:
June 2012: This past spring, Troop 349 welcomed Jack Ulses and Philip Whittlesey in two back-to-back courts of honor, to the rank of Eagle Scouts. The troop opened its doors in 2009 with 5 Scouts, and soon there after 12 more boys joined its ranks. Currently the troop has 37 scouts, all at various ranks.
This past June Jack Ulses, one of the original 5 Scouts graduated as the troops first Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, Jack created a music workshop designed for students in Grades 2 and 3, to introduce them to basic music concepts through interactive activities (rhythm and musical instrument games). He also incorporated an introduction to musical instruments vis-a-vis the involvement of Scouts in the troop who offered to demonstrate the instrument they play and give its brief history. Finally, each of his workshops concluded with an “instrument petting zoo,” to offer the young students the opportunity to explore the musical world.
Foxes Music Company generously donated the musical game and helped to defray the printing costs for flyers. Ms. Connie Jenkins at MEHMS provided advice on how to structure the workshop, and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library hosted the workshops in the community room in the Children’s section of the library.
Also in June, Philip Whittlesey, graduated as the troops second Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Philip planned and led a project to create a natural habitat to attract native wildlife at the Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington. Philip organized a group of volunteers to clear invasive species from an area about 120 feet long by 60 feet wide. Using logs and branches from a fallen tree, the group built brush piles where wildlife can make their homes. Philip and his group then planted persimmon trees and hazelnut bushes native to the area.
We’re so proud of both you and we know you will go on to do great things in your lives!
Facts and requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout
Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting here are some recent facts:
To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must progress through the ranks in the following order:
Earn 21 merit badges, including:
Warning!IMPORTANT: A shakedown will take place prior to leaving the parking lot
The area where we will be hiking is near the Big Meadows campground, and our trails will pass by the Rose River Falls, Dark Hollow Falls and the site of an abandoned copper mine. Scouts will hike on part of the Appalachian Trail and so will get a good introduction as to what that is like. The hike will afford many good views of the Shenandoah Valley, and will take the Scouts through botanically interesting wetland. During the trek, we will stop at a natural spring, and cross brooks and streams. These will afford the Scouts the opportunity to refill their water bottles and practice water purification methods that will allow them to safely drink the spring water.
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