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    • 17 Jun 2018

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    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 30 Jun 2018
    • Goshen Scout Reservation Camp Bowman , Goshen, VA
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    Goshen Scout Reservation Camp Bowman - Summer 2018! 

    Boy Scout Summer Camp is a great opportunity for fun and merit badges. As you may know, Troop 255 rotates summer camps to keep the experience fresh. We’ll be going to Goshen Scout Reservation Camp Bowman (https://www.gotogoshen.org/camps-programs/camp-bowman/#topin Virginia on June 23-30, 2018. Camp Bowman offers camping for 400 and includes a chapel, handicraft area, extensive archery, rifle and shotgun areas, parade field, aquatics, shower house, and direct access to hiking trails. Camp Bowman is Goshen Scout Reservation’s Patrol Cooking Camp and can help Boy Scouts apply their skills whether they are brand new or in their late teens. There are lots of lessons (teamwork, cooking, cleaning, etc.) to be learned through Patrol Cooking that cannot be learned in a dining hall. 

    Please register online as soon as possible, with a deposit of $100.  Payment in full, after mulch credits are calculated, by check (payable to BSA Troop 255)  is required by the appropriate deadline – please provide your payment to Todd Rosentover or Steve Surko.  The cost is a slight decrease over last summer, but does not include a Troop 255 T-shirt: 

    Costs:

        •  Early Discount Price ($40 off) Price per Camper Youth: $405  if paid by…April 10

        •  Regular Price Price per Camper Youth: $450  if paid by…May 15

        •  Late Registration Price ($40 more) Price per Camper Youth: $490

    These costs are based on a conservative estimate of 24 Scouts. But if fewer than 24 Scouts register there may be a small surcharge. (NOTE: There is an additional charge of $50 for ATV and $40 for Shotgun Shooting Merit badge.) 

    Troop 255 is looking for adult volunteers to join some experienced hands  at Goshen Scout Reservation Camp Bowman.  Adult volunteers can split a week if that works best. There is no charge for adult volunteers. 

    All Scouts and Leaders must have their BSA Annual Health & Medical Record w NCAC Advisory (see link below) with updated doctor’s signature before going to camp. The Troop 255 Summer Camp Leader will collect all forms prior to departure, but they are not required for registration. 

    Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Surko at stephen.surko@1982.usna.com if you have any questions. 

    *** BSA Annual Health & Medical Record w NCAC Advisory ***


    For Scouts 14 and up ---> Bowman Veterans (Vets)  Program:

    The Bowman Vets program allows scouts who have been coming to camp for several years and are older scouts (14 and up) to participate in more challenging, exciting activities throughout the week.  Early in the week the scouts will plan their activities with the Vets Director in coordination with other Camp Directors on the lake to allow for opportunities at Camp Baird's High Adventure Camp, Lenhok'sin (such as caving, paddle boarding, powder rifle, mountain biking,etc.) as well as other programs offered at base camps around the lake.  Some of these activities may include: wakeboarding, action archery, rock climbing, C.O.P.E., kayaking around the lake, ATV, challenging hikes, and overnight treks.  Those in the Vets program can begin and earn partials in the Geocaching merit badge.  Scouts need to be at least 14 years of age to participate in the program.


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    Sent out previously by Tom Rose....

    Summer Camp Save the Date Notification! 

    June 23-30, 2018 (Sat-Sat) is the date of Troop 255 summer camp.

    This is a regular merit badge camp at Goshen reservation/Camp Bowman.

    For anyone thinking Eagle, or Scouts just looking for a good time, this is highly recommended. More information will be forthcoming. 

    The above is separate from the several high-adventure trips: Philmont backpacking treks and the special backpacking trek arranged by Scoutmaster Barringer. 

    Also, some might want to consider Staff Jobs at Goshen Scout Reservation (ages 14 and above). See Link below.

    *** Link to Staff Jobs at Goshen Info ***

    Tom Rose



    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 20 Jul 2018
    • Philmont Scout Ranch, northeast New Mexico

    Hello,

    We hope you had a great summer that included hiking, camping, swimming, and relaxing.  We also hope that you are well prepared for a new school year and a new Scouting year. 

    Troop 255 has two High Adventure trek slots reserved at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico from 9-21 July 2018 and we need to make the next installment payment to Philmont Scout Ranch on 1 October 2017 to pay for the two treks.  In total, each participant needs to pay Philmont $940 to cover the cost of the trek.  Scouts that signed up last January made a $100 deposit to the Troop to cover for the Troop’s down payment.  

    Please bring the next required payment of $420 to Todd Rosentover or an Adult Leader this coming Tuesday, 12 September but no later than 19 September.  

    Looking forward to the Spring, the final installment payment to Philmont of $420 is due on 1 March 2018. 

    Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. To those that are fortunate to visit Philmont, the trek represents one of the pinnacle achievements of Scouting.  Please visit the following website to learn more about Philmont and what it offers:  http://www.philmontscoutranch.org 

    There may be a few slots available on what is currently an all Troop crew (Crew 1) and a combined Venturer/Scout crew (Crew 2).  If you have not signed up to go to Philmont and you are interested in going, please contact an adult leader for further information. 

    Adult leaders met a few weeks ago to start preparing for next summer.  We discussed logistics associated with the trip and plan to share that information with you over the next several months.  We would like to invite you to an initial organizing meeting at 6:30PM, before the Troop meeting, Tuesday, 26 September.  We will discuss what we know at this point and what to expect as we move towards Philmont next summer. 

    Currently, we anticipate arriving in the New Mexico area two days before the trek next summer to help acclimatize to the elevation and climate and we anticipate departing from New Mexico on either 21 or 22 July.  We need to get some information from Scouts and their families to finalize the exact start and end dates for the trip and begin, in earnest, planning the trip. 

    In addition to the Philmont trek fee, you should anticipate on travel and transportation costs to and from Cimarron, New Mexico and other incidental costs such as meals before and after the trek, and souvenirs.  We currently anticipate that the total costs for each participant, including Philmont fee, air and ground transportation costs, meals and lodging, souvenirs, etc., will run somewhere in the range of $1700-$2000.  We will provide additional information regarding expected costs and other information at the initial meeting on 26 September and over the next several months.

    Yours in Scouting, 

    Bruce Kiracofe

    301-951-0180 (h)

    703-980-2602 (c)

    *** Link to information flyer ***


    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 05 Aug 2018
    • Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah National Park

    As we did last year, Troop 255 will be doing a multi-day hike on the Appalachian Trail this summer.  A number of you have expressed interest in the trip, and we have room for more!

    The Appalachian Trail is a ~2,160 mile long footpath that runs from Maine to Georgia - including sections close to us in Maryland and Pennsylvania.  Our trip will likely take us on a portion that's about 60 miles long - tentatively from Thornton Gap in Virginia and southwards (all in Virginia).  This is a great section that has beautiful scenery and some nice overlooks.  For those who don't have it, this trip should allow you to make substantial progress towards the Hiking Merit Badge.  This also will qualify as a troop HIgh Adventure.

    Here are the working dates for the trip, as well as some additional details:
    -- Trip dates:  Wednesday, August 1st - Sunday, August 5th (or possibly one week later)
    -- Location:  Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah National Park
    -- Daily mileage:  10-12 miles on average, with some daily variation (that is, more or less than 10-12 miles)
    -- Age limits:  none!
    -- Preparation: mandatory pre-hikes and prep sessions beforehand

    For those who are interested, let's plan on talking about this trip at this week's or next week's meeting - esp. focusing on gear and getting physically ready.  This includes parents:  any who want to join are welcome on this trip too.

    Let me know if you are interested, and see you soon-

    Paul Barringer

Past events

14 Jun 2018 Committee Meeting
12 Jun 2018 MCPS Ends
10 Jun 2018 Eagle Court of Honor
09 Jun 2018 Hopewell Observatory (Astronomy Merit Badge)
07 Jun 2018 End-of-Year Party
05 Jun 2018 Troop Meeting - Advancement
29 May 2018 Troop Meeting - Outdoor trip presentations
29 May 2018 PLC Meeting
28 May 2018 MCPS No School
26 May 2018 Hugh's Eagle Project
22 May 2018 Troop Meeting
19 May 2018 Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
17 May 2018 Committee Meeting
15 May 2018 Troop Meeting - Trip Prep
13 May 2018 Mothers Day
08 May 2018 Troop Meeting - Outside 7-8pm
08 May 2018 PLC Meeting
05 May 2018 Zach's Eagle Project
01 May 2018 Troop Meeting
24 Apr 2018 Troop Meeting
21 Apr 2018 Elizabeth Furnace Backpacking Trip
19 Apr 2018 Committee Meeting
17 Apr 2018 Troop Meeting
10 Apr 2018 Troop Meeting - MAC Swimming
08 Apr 2018 Mulch Sale - Mulch delivery
03 Apr 2018 Troop Meeting - Advancement
27 Mar 2018 MCPS No School
20 Mar 2018 Troop Meeting - Advancement
18 Mar 2018 Jeremy's Eagle Project
15 Mar 2018 Committee Meeting
13 Mar 2018 Court of Honor
13 Mar 2018 PLC Meeting
11 Mar 2018 Daylight Saving Time Begins
10 Mar 2018 Old Rag Trip
06 Mar 2018 Troop Meeting - Guest speaker
27 Feb 2018 Troop Meeting - Old Rag Trip Prep
26 Feb 2018 Public Meeting Requirement Opportunity
25 Feb 2018 Nativity Scene Summit Project
20 Feb 2018 Troop Meeting - Advancement
19 Feb 2018 MCPS No School
16 Feb 2018 Timberline Ski/Board Trip 2018
15 Feb 2018 Committee Meeting
13 Feb 2018 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 2018
11 Feb 2018 Scout Sunday 2018
06 Feb 2018 Troop Meeting
06 Feb 2018 PLC Meeting
30 Jan 2018 Troop Meeting
28 Jan 2018 Mulch Flyer Distribution
23 Jan 2018 Troop Meeting
18 Jan 2018 Committee Meeting
16 Jan 2018 Troop Meeting
15 Jan 2018 MCPS No School
13 Jan 2018 Spruce Knob Mtn. Backpacking Trip
09 Jan 2018 Troop Meeting
09 Jan 2018 PLC Meeting
25 Dec 2017 MCPS No School
19 Dec 2017 Holiday Party
14 Dec 2017 Committee Meeting
12 Dec 2017 Troop Meeting
12 Dec 2017 PLC Meeting
09 Dec 2017 Signal Knob Backpacking Trip
05 Dec 2017 Troop Meeting
28 Nov 2017 Troop Meeting
23 Nov 2017 MCPS No School
21 Nov 2017 Troop Meeting
21 Nov 2017 PLC Meeting
18 Nov 2017 Antietam Battlefield Trip
16 Nov 2017 Committee Meeting - CANCELED
14 Nov 2017 Troop Meeting - Aquatic Center
07 Nov 2017 Troop Meeting
05 Nov 2017 Daylight Saving Time Ends
04 Nov 2017 Scouting for Food
31 Oct 2017 NO Troop Meeting
28 Oct 2017 Whit's Eagle Service Project
26 Oct 2017 Committee Meeting
24 Oct 2017 Troop Meeting
21 Oct 2017 Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trek
17 Oct 2017 Troop Meeting
14 Oct 2017 Eagle Project - Emerson @ Sligo Creek Golf Course
10 Oct 2017 Troop Meeting
10 Oct 2017 PLC Meeting
06 Oct 2017 Chester Gap Backpacking Trip
03 Oct 2017 Troop Meeting
26 Sep 2017 Troop Meeting
23 Sep 2017 William K's Kenilworth Gardens Eagle Project
19 Sep 2017 Troop Meeting
16 Sep 2017 Catoctin Mountain Camping Trip
14 Sep 2017 Committee Meeting
12 Sep 2017 Court of Honor
12 Sep 2017 PLC Meeting
05 Sep 2017 First Day of MCPS
04 Sep 2017 Labor Day
01 Sep 2017 Annual dues payment for Scout Year 2017-2018
02 Aug 2017 Appalachian Trail Starter HA Summer 2017
16 Jul 2017 Lenhok'sin Starter HA Summer 2017
03 Jul 2017 Northern Tier HA 2017
25 Jun 2017 Heritage Reservation Camp Liberty - Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 MCPS Last Day of School
15 Jun 2017 Committee Meeting
10 Jun 2017 Eagle Service Project - Evan
09 Jun 2017 Eagle Court of Honor for Ziad, Paul, Owen, and Ben
06 Jun 2017 End of Year Party and Mini Court of Honor
30 May 2017 Troop Meeting
30 May 2017 PLC Meeting
29 May 2017 MCPS Off
27 May 2017 Crew 255 Annapolis Rock Backpacking Trip
26 May 2017 Sam's Eagle Project
23 May 2017 Troop Meeting
20 May 2017 Shenandoah River Kayak/Canoe Trip
18 May 2017 Committee Meeting
16 May 2017 Troop Meeting
13 May 2017 Eagle Court of Honor for Joe and Kyle
09 May 2017 Troop Meeting
09 May 2017 PLC Meeting
06 May 2017 Ranger Service Project - Tara
02 May 2017 Troop Meeting
30 Apr 2017 Eagle Service Project - Tom
25 Apr 2017 Troop Meeting - Swimming at the MAC
22 Apr 2017 Backpacking Trip -- Spruce Knob Mountain
20 Apr 2017 Committee Meeting
18 Apr 2017 Troop Meeting
11 Apr 2017 Troop Meeting
11 Apr 2017 PLC Meeting
07 Apr 2017 MCPS Off
04 Apr 2017 Troop Meeting
02 Apr 2017 Mulch Sale - Mulch delivery
28 Mar 2017 Troop Meeting
21 Mar 2017 Troop Meeting
18 Mar 2017 Camping Trip -- Old Rag Mountain
16 Mar 2017 Committee Meeting
14 Mar 2017 Troop Meeting
14 Mar 2017 PLC Meeting
12 Mar 2017 Daylight Saving Time Begins
07 Mar 2017 Troop Meeting
28 Feb 2017 Pancake Supper
21 Feb 2017 Troop Meeting
20 Feb 2017 MCPS Off
17 Feb 2017 Timberline Ski/Board Trip w/ link to Directions
16 Feb 2017 Committee Meeting
14 Feb 2017 Troop Meeting
07 Feb 2017 Troop Meeting
07 Feb 2017 PLC Meeting
05 Feb 2017 Mulch Flyer Distribution
31 Jan 2017 Troop Meeting
27 Jan 2017 MCPS Off
24 Jan 2017 Troop Meeting
20 Jan 2017 Philmont HA Summer 2018 - Initial Deposit
20 Jan 2017 MCPS Off
19 Jan 2017 Committee Meeting
17 Jan 2017 Troop Meeting
14 Jan 2017 Backpacking Trip -- Annapolis Rocks
10 Jan 2017 Troop Meeting
10 Jan 2017 PLC Meeting
03 Jan 2017 CANCELED -- Troop Meeting
20 Dec 2016 Troop Meeting
13 Dec 2016 Holiday Party and Mini Court of Honor
13 Dec 2016 PLC Meeting (Starts at 6:00PM!)
12 Dec 2016 Committee Meeting
10 Dec 2016 Camping Trip -- Antietam Battlefield (Flyer Attached)
06 Dec 2016 Troop Meeting
29 Nov 2016 Troop Meeting
24 Nov 2016 MCPS Off
22 Nov 2016 Troop Meeting
19 Nov 2016 Camping Trip -- Gettysburg (Flyer Attached)
15 Nov 2016 Troop Meeting - Swimming at Mont. Aquatic Center
07 Nov 2016 MCPS Off
06 Nov 2016 Daylight Saving Time Ends
05 Nov 2016 Scouting for Food Collection & Drop-off
01 Nov 2016 ECOH for Joe Calergero
29 Oct 2016 Joe Mitchell's Eagle Project (w/ link to flyer)
25 Oct 2016 Troop Meeting
20 Oct 2016 Committee Meeting
18 Oct 2016 Troop Meeting
15 Oct 2016 Camping Trip -- Bike Trek - Flyer now available!
11 Oct 2016 Troop Meeting
11 Oct 2016 PLC Meeting
04 Oct 2016 Troop Meeting
03 Oct 2016 MCPS Off
01 Oct 2016 Backpacking Trip - South Mountain
30 Sep 2016 MCPS Off
27 Sep 2016 Troop Meeting
20 Sep 2016 Troop Meeting
18 Sep 2016 Committee Meeting
13 Sep 2016 Court of Honor
13 Sep 2016 PLC Meeting
12 Sep 2016 MCPS Off
10 Sep 2016 Camping Trip - Little Bennett
06 Sep 2016 Troop Meeting
18 Aug 2016 Annual dues payment for Scout Year 2016-2017
03 Aug 2016 Appalachian Trail Mini High Adventure
01 Aug 2016 Northern Tier High Adventure 2016
28 Jul 2016 Philmont Scout Ranch
25 Jun 2016 Summer Merit Badge Camp
18 Jun 2016 Summer Picnic!
12 Jun 2016 End of Year Party
11 Jun 2016 ECOH for David S., Leo C., and Matt H.
11 Jun 2016 Philmont Shakedown Backpacking
04 Jun 2016 Paul's Eagle Project
31 May 2016 Troop Meeting
31 May 2016 PLC Meeting
30 May 2016 Mr. Watson Recognition Memorial Day
28 May 2016 Owen Jacob's Eagle Project
26 May 2016 Committee Meeting
24 May 2016 Troop Meeting
17 May 2016 Troop Meeting
14 May 2016 Shenandoah River Trip
10 May 2016 Troop Meeting
10 May 2016 PLC Meeting
07 May 2016 Graham Hillman's Eagle Project
03 May 2016 Troop Meeting
30 Apr 2016 Kings Dominion Trip now with Flier & Permission Slip
26 Apr 2016 No Troop Meeting
24 Apr 2016 Scout Sunday
23 Apr 2016 Benjamin McMeley's Eagle Project
19 Apr 2016 Troop Meeting - Swimming
16 Apr 2016 Dolly Sods Trip
12 Apr 2016 PLC Meeting
05 Apr 2016 Troop Meeting
04 Apr 2016 Committee Meeting
03 Apr 2016 Mulch Sale - Mulch delivery
25 Mar 2016 MCPS Spring Break
22 Mar 2016 Troop Meeting
19 Mar 2016 Old Rag Mountain Hike - Flyer and Permission slip now available!
15 Mar 2016 Troop Meeting
14 Mar 2016 Committee Meeting
13 Mar 2016 Daylight Saving Time Begins
08 Mar 2016 Weekly Troop Meeting with Col. McGee
08 Mar 2016 PLC Meeting
01 Mar 2016 Troop Meeting
23 Feb 2016 Eagle Court of Honor for Paul, Spencer, & Will
16 Feb 2016 Troop Meeting
12 Feb 2016 West Virginia Ski Trip (Permission slip & info attached)
09 Feb 2016 Troop Meeting
09 Feb 2016 Pancake Supper
02 Feb 2016 PLC Meeting
01 Feb 2016 Committee Meeting
31 Jan 2016 Mulch Flyer Distribution
26 Jan 2016 Troop Meeting
19 Jan 2016 Troop Meeting
16 Jan 2016 Caving Trip - With link to flyer & permission slip
12 Jan 2016 Troop Meeting
12 Jan 2016 PLC Meeting
05 Jan 2016 Troop Meeting
04 Jan 2016 Committee Meeting
22 Dec 2015 Troop Meeting
15 Dec 2015 Holiday Party
12 Dec 2015 Chester Gap backpacking hike - Flyer & Permission Slip Now Available!
08 Dec 2015 Troop Meeting
08 Dec 2015 PLC Meeting
07 Dec 2015 Committee Meeting
01 Dec 2015 Troop Meeting
21 Nov 2015 Gettysburg Remembrance Day Weekend - Flyer & Permiss. Slip Now Available
17 Nov 2015 Troop Meeting
10 Nov 2015 Troop Meeting
10 Nov 2015 PLC Meeting
09 Nov 2015 Committee Meeting
07 Nov 2015 Scouting for Food - Drop-off Note and Instructions Now Available
01 Nov 2015 Daylight Saving Time Ends
27 Oct 2015 Troop Meeting
24 Oct 2015 Bike Trek (Flyer & directions now available)
20 Oct 2015 Troop Meeting
13 Oct 2015 Troop Meeting
13 Oct 2015 PLC Meeting
12 Oct 2015 Committee Meeting
06 Oct 2015 Troop Meeting
03 Oct 2015 South Mountain Hike
29 Sep 2015 Troop Meeting
22 Sep 2015 Troop Meeting
22 Sep 2015 PLC Meeting
19 Sep 2015 Will's Eagle Project
15 Sep 2015 Court of Honor
12 Sep 2015 St. Clements Island trip - Flier now available
08 Sep 2015 Troop Meeting
01 Sep 2015 Troop Meeting
01 Sep 2015 PLC Meeting
31 Aug 2015 Committee Meeting
29 Aug 2015 Spencer's Eagle Project - See attached PDF
16 Aug 2015 Paul's Eagle Project
01 Aug 2015 Philmont Trek
21 Jun 2015 Hawk Mtn. Merit Badge Summer Camp
09 Jun 2015 End of year party
07 Jun 2015 KEEN Sports Festival
02 Jun 2015 Troop Meeting
02 Jun 2015 PLC Meeting
26 May 2015 Troop Meeting
25 May 2015 MCPS off - Memorial Day
22 May 2015 History of Scouting Trail
19 May 2015 Troop Meeting - Eagle Court of Honor
16 May 2015 WATER TRIP (Canoeing/kayaking)
12 May 2015 Troop Meeting
12 May 2015 Patrol Leader's Council
11 May 2015 Committee Meeting
05 May 2015 Troop Meeting
02 May 2015 King's Dominion
28 Apr 2015 Troop Meeting
21 Apr 2015 Troop Meeting
18 Apr 2015 Spruce Knob Backpacking
14 Apr 2015 Troop Meeting
14 Apr 2015 PLC
13 Apr 2015 Committee Meeting
03 Apr 2015 MCPS off - Easter Break
31 Mar 2015 Troop Meeting
28 Mar 2015 Shooting Sports Merit Badge
27 Mar 2015 MCPS off - professional day
24 Mar 2015 Troop Meeting - Swimming
21 Mar 2015 OLD RAG MOUNTAIN SUMMIT CLIMB & CAMPOUT
17 Mar 2015 Troop Meeting
17 Mar 2015 Mulch Sale - Mulch delivery
10 Mar 2015 Court of Honor
10 Mar 2015 Patrol Leader's Council
09 Mar 2015 Committee Meeting
08 Mar 2015 DST Begins
07 Mar 2015 Alex's Eagle Project
03 Mar 2015 Pancake Supper 02/17/15
01 Mar 2015 Hardwood bark mulch sale and fundraiser
13 Feb 2015 West Virginia Ski Trip
16 Jan 2015 Klondike Derby
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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