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Troop Update

A final reminder that scouts and scout trips are cancelled for the remainder of the month.  We will advise when we will resume activities again at a later time.

Troop Updates

Thank you to Jared, Joel, Harrison, John, Januda, Yasindu and Mrs. Sampson for participating in today’s service project. The scouts completed sewer markings in two subdivisions and did a great job!

A reminder that all scout meetings and trips are canceled for the month of March. Troop leadership will advise when activities will be resumed.




Important Troop Update

In the interest of health and safety for our scouts and adult leadership, all scouting activities are cancelled for the remainder of March.  This includes Monday night meetings as well as our planned crossover trip March 20-22.  Leadership will determine later in the month when to resume activities.

NOTE – Our outdoor service project slated for tomorrow, March 14th is still being held.  For those interested in participating, please meet at Hamill Hall at 9:30 a.m.  We expect this project to take only a few hours.  No uniforms are required to be worn.

Community Service Conservation Project this Saturday!

For those wanting to earn service hours, we will be doing a storm water drain marking project in the Woodside Falls neighborhood.  Please meet at Hamill Hall at the church at 9:30 on Saturday, from there we will drive over to the community.  Parents, please do not drop your scout and leave, you will need to sign a waiver form required by the water authority for participation in the project.

Uniforms are not required as you will be issued a safety vest and gloves.  We anticipate the project to take 2-3 hours. In the case of severe inclement weather, we will re-schedule.  If cancelled for the day we will advise via email blast.   If you have any questions, please email Jared Schnall at

Camp Cards

A reminder that camp card proceeds and/or unsold cards are due March 9th.

Unsold cards not turned in at that time will be charged to the scout. Thank you!

Medical Forms

As a reminder, we need updated medical forms for scouts and leaders.  A new updated form from the BSA is attached.  Parts A and B are needed for weekend trips. If your scout is attending a trip longer than 72 hours (Washington D.C.and/or Summer Camp) we need Parts A, B and C which is filled out by personal physician or minute clinic type of exam.

We ask that you attend to this as soon as possible since keeping up with medical forms is a time consuming task and one that we do not like handling at the last minute before a trip.  Completed forms can be given to Bala Rayapalli or contact him at for any questions.  ALSO – Remember to attach the most current copy of your insurance card (front and back) and immunization record if available. 

BSA Medical Form

Troop Updates

Troop Meetings and Trips:

Normal troop meetings March 2, 9, 16 and 30

Crossover trip re-scheduled for March 20-22


Camp Powhatan 

The first invoice for summer camp payment has been emailed.  Thank you for those who have already paid.  If you have not already paid, please do as soon as possible as we will be invoicing for the second installment shortly.


Troop dues:  

A BIG thank you to all for fulfilling your scout dues obligation.  Scout dues are now paid 100% for 2019-20!


Camp Cards:

This fundraiser is ending March 9th. Please return money and/or unsold cards by that date or before. Unsold cards not returned by March 9th will be charged to the scout.

Family Life Merit Badge:

Scouts who attended the meeting sessions in January should be working on their family project and chore requirements.  You may check in with Mrs. Schnall and report your progress at any troop meeting.

Community Service Conservation Project:

We have a tentative date of March 14th for a local project.  Once we have finalized details and receive city approval we will announce to scouts. Those needing service hours for rank advancement are strongly encouraged to participate.


Crossover Date Change – Important

We have needed to make a change to our Crossover weekend date.  We will be attending Camp Grimes March 20-22 versus March 13-15 as originally planned.  Please talk with your Senior Patrol Leader Joel should you have any issues with the new date.

We are attempting to coordinate a local community service project on March 14. Further details to come.  Any scout in need of service hours or hours for a conservation project should plan on participating.

Scout/Leader Medical Forms

Medical forms are now due again.  Attached please find a link to download (note, the form has changed a bit for 2020, so please do not use a previous copy).  All scouts/leaders participating in activities less than 72 hours need only complete parts A & B (no medical exam required).   If your scout/leader is going to Washington D.C. and/or summer camp, all parts needs to be completed with part C being a medical exam.

Per BSA guidelines, Scouts/leaders may not participate in activities unless a current medical form is on file for them.

We ask that all forms be submitted by May 1st.  Please give completed forms to Bala Rayapalli and contact him with any concerns at

BSA Medical Form

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