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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Troop 961 is supporting Hillsboro’s Annual Independence Day

Posted on Jun 22 2014 - 10:23am

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Troop 961 is supporting Hillsboro’s Annual Independence Day Celebration on the evening of Saturday, July 5th. This is a fun event and the scouts will get Community Service hours if they participate. We will need a minimum of 10 scouts to support the Flag Ceremony and work the games.

Stephens Eagle Project

Posted on Apr 20 2014 - 11:02pm
Troop,
I will be completing my Eagle Project at Boulder Crest Wounded Warriors Retreat. The project is a directional sign for the main entrance at the retreat.  We will be cutting and staining the wood signs on Saturday, May 10th and setting the sign up at the Retreat on Saturday, May 17th.  I will need several Scouts to meet at my house on May 10th at noon to complete the staining.  On the 17th, I will need a few scouts to meet me at Boulder Crest at 9am to help erect the sign. 

Automotive Merit Badge, March 9, 1 - 4:30 pm Second of Three Sessions, to be held Exxon Round Hill Gas Station

Posted on Mar 4 2014 - 10:24pm
  Mr Wallace 540-554-2992, 703-727-4186 C ; Mr Lopez 540-751-9015 H, 540-687-1776 C 

I know all you senior Scouts have been eye balling your parent's older car, Grandpa's car, or that hot rod down the street for your first car. Many of you will turn 15.5 yrs of age for your learners' permit well before earning Eagle Scout. Some of you are already driving Mom and Dad's car to scout meetings, but how many of you know how to change radiator fluid, add correct tire pressure, or how to change a flat tire on an uneven road with that little road jack in the trunk?

OSS clean up day on November 17 from 1p to 4p

Posted on Nov 12 2013 - 12:41pm
Nov 17 2013 - 1:00pm
Nov 17 2013 - 4:00pm
Old Stone School

OSS clean up day on November 17 from 1p to 4p, The Troop would like to provide support from the Scouts and their families for a facility clean up. Please come to the OSS  to give back to the organization that gives so much to us!

9/19 Troop Meeting starts at 6:00 PM and will be at the Bluemont Fair parking lot

Posted on Sep 18 2013 - 4:07pm
Hi Folks,

Please remember, this week's Troop Meeting will be out at the Bluemont Fair parking lot where we will be lashing together and setting up the Troop Tower and working on the parking lot layout. Wear your Class B and bring work gloves if you have them.
Please arrive at 6:00 PM as we will need as much daylight as possible to make sure we get the tasks completed, we will be there till dark or when we are done, whichever is first.

The entrance to the parking area is on Snickersville Turnpike, next to Whitehall Estate Lane. Here is a link to the location on Google maps:
https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=33846+Snickersville+Tpke+Bluemont,+Va+20135&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89b60eb125513199:0x92465f12097388c3,33846+Snickersville+Turnpike,+Bluemont,+VA+20135&gl=us&ei=3sA4UuH2E4rUqAH71IGgCQ&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA
 
Here is a link to the Fair information: http://bluemontfair.org/

This is our biggest service project of the year and here is a link to Mr. McMullen's SignUp, please make sure you are signed up to help, it is a good time had by all! We will be camping Friday and Saturday night too, so sign up for that as well: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4BAFAE29A02-bluemont

I look forward to seeing you Thursday night and out at the Fair on the weekend!
Make sure you are signed in when there so you get credit for your service hours.

Yours in Scouting,
Anthony Doherty

Scoutmaster T861

Thurs. Sept 5, 7PM at Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness

Posted on Sep 12 2013 - 3:47pm
Hi Folks,
 
Please remember that for THIS week's Troop meeting (Thursday night Sept 5, starting at 7PM) we will be setting up the parking field in preparation for the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness grand opening.We'll put up signs, as well as reflectors and bright tape, and separate entrance and exit-ways. If they are ready, and we have time, we can certainly do more, like setting up tables and chairs if the 100x40 tent is up by that time. 

If we finish the work early, we may finish the meeting in their main Lodge.

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