The fall backpacking trip is scheduled from October 7th to October 8th. Attendees are expected to meet at the shed at 8 a.m. and are expected to return at the shed on Sunday afternoon at around 2 p.m. Scouts will also need a bagged meal for Saturday’s lunch, $30 to pay their cooks and at least 3 liters of water for the hike. A detailed packing list can be found here. More information can be found in the troop email.
Our troop meeting will be at a local park. Scouts will take a pickleball lesson and then be able to play against each other. Pickleball equipment will be provided. Scouts should show up with sneakers and their Class B uniforms. It will cost $20 per scout. See troop email for signup and further details.
For his Eagle Project, Clayton is conducting a winter clothing drive which will run until September 23. Please donate gently used adult winter wear to the box at the church, and if you would like to purchase winter jackets for donation, please see the wishlist here; more details can be found here. On September 24, scout volunteers will sort and move the clothes to the Gaithersburg Youth Center. See the troop email to sign up.
For the weekend of September 16-17, there will be a whitewater rafting and zipline campout. A current swim test is required to participate. We will meet at 8 am on the 16th and go to the zipline course for about 2 hours before going rafting for 3-4 hours. For the zipline, participants must be between 70 and 250 pounds. Participants must fill out the waiver. Check troop email for details.
There will be a swim test opportunity on August 29th. You will need a current valid swim test to participate in the whitewater rafting campout, and you should have received an email if you need one. If you are not taking a swim test, there will be a troop hike instead of a meeting. See the troop email for more details and signup.
Goshen is a fun week long activity from June 25-July 1. There will be lots of fun and activities while learning merit badges required for advancement to higher ranks within Scouting BSA. The Scoutmasters encourage all scouts to attend Goshen. See troop email for signup.
The pool party will be on June 13 from 6:30-8pm. You will need a current swim test, and will have to arrange to get one by June 12. There will be pizza, and the people who need the swim test, the location, and the signup is in the troop email. Signup is $10.
The campout will occur on the June 16th-18th weekend, and we will be camping on the bayside, and we will also go to the boardwalk, get pizza, and go-kart racing. The campout costs $70, and you have to bring $35 to pay the cooks and $5 for the park fee. There will be showers, and make sure to pack bathing suits and sunscreen. Signup and further details in troop email.
The event will be on Sunday, June 11 from the morning to the afternoon. We will honor the soldiers whose remains could not be found, and there will be a dress code. All details are in the signup in the troop email.
On May 13 afternoon, scouts who attended the April lesson can play for the merit badge. We welcome our experienced golfers or those who already have the golf merit badge to attend. Parents who are experienced golfers, who know the rules of golf and understand pace of play are needed to assist as part of a Scout foursome. Scouts will meet at the golf course to play 18 holes. This will be done by playing to consecutive rounds of 9. Both rounds are needed to complete the Golf Merit Badge. Each round will take between 90 minutes and 2 hours to play. Scouts MAY NOT arrive late or leave early. Proper golf attire is needed for all those playing or observing on the golf course. Cost is $20 per golfer. All Scouts MUST have their own set of clubs. Scouts may not share a set of clubs on the golf course. You may use your own clubs, borrow clubs or rent clubs. Club rentals are available for an additional $20 per participant. More details and signup in troop email.