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Please note PLC will NOT be meeting tomorrow, May 20th.  Troop meetings will resume June 3rd.

Troop Updates

Please note troop calendar for remainder of school year…

May 20th – No regular troop meeting, PLC only

May 27th – No troop meeting (Memorial Day holiday)

June 3rd – Troop meeting. Also there will be a brief parent meeting for all scouts that are attending summer camp.  Parents will meet at 8 p.m. We will also hand out merit badge pre-requisites for camp at this meeting as well.

June 10th – Last troop meeting for June.  Scouts will reconvene for summer camp July 21-27


Virginia Creeper Trip Update

An update to the email posted yesterday regarding the Virginia Creeper trip:

It was originally posted that scouts travel in Class A uniforms.  This has been changed.  Scouts are allowed to wear Class B shirt only with scout pants or shorts.  Class A shirt is not needed for this trip.



Virginia Creeper Trip Information

Virginia Creeper Trail (Damascus, Va) – Approx. 17 miles of old railroad bed on gravel paved and soil surface (1% average downhill grade)

Camping will be at Twin Rivers Campground, Crumpler, NC (Friday night through Sunday morning).

Please arrive at the church by 5:15 pm Friday for departure at 5:30 pm. Please wear Class A uniform for traveling and bring $30 for patrol food and bike rental fee (if you have already paid online please disregard) You will also need money for dinner on the way there and lunch on the return trip (suggest at least $20 for these two meals).

Return on Sunday is approximately 2 pm – parents will be called before they arrive at the church

In case of emergency only, following please find leader contact info:  

Jason Reeves 704-609-0848

Dan Fisher 704-704-617-3544

Lukas Hess 717-377-3288

John Schneider 404-953-2474

Cell phones – May be used on way to campsite and back home, and please bring ear buds for courtesy of others in the car. CELL PHONES MAY NOT BE USED DURING THE ACTIVITIES OR AT THE CAMPSITE! Any scout found using his cell phone other than in the car will result in confiscation of the phone during the remainder of the weekend, as well as a loss of cell phone privileges for future trips.  Our goal is to try to encourage the scouts to “decompress” from technology and enjoy the weekend tech free. 

Gear list:

Backpack or duffel bag for belongings
Day backpack (carry lunch and water bottle)
Class B Shirt (wear on bike trip)
Rain Gear
Shoes/Sneakers (2 pairs)
Personal First Aid Kit
Sleeping bag, ground pad, pillow
Mess kit – Plate, cup, spoon, fork
Nalgene bottles (2)
Personal tent (1st Class and above) other ranked scouts pair up with buddy in troop tents
Adult leaders will bunk in personal tents
Fishing pole and tackle optional (we will camping next to a river)

Troop Reminders

A few reminders for tonight:

  • Only Class B shirt required to be worn tonight. Scouts may wear shorts or pants of their choosing. No sandals or other open toed shoes.


  • Our troop meeting tonight will end at 8:15.  At that time, we ask that PARENTS of scouts attending the trip this coming weekend meet upstairs for a brief meeting.  Scouts not attending the trip may leave at 8:15 


  • The following scouts are signed up for the Virginia Creeper trip:
Jathin Banala
Miles Derrick
Raphael Richardeau
Christian Losh
Januda Siriwardena
Yasindu Siriwardena
Hudson Mahland
Harrison Sampson
Austin Estes
Braeden Hinckley
Ryan Powers
Jackson Reeves
Grey Reeves
Walker Reeves
John Schneider


$30 for patrol food and bicycle rental fees are due tonight. Due to late notice of fees due, scouts may be Friday as well, if needed.  


Virginia Creeper fees update

Sorry for the late notice, however please note the following update to a recently published email. Scouts attending the Virginia creeper trip are asked to bring $30 tomorrow night,  $15 for patrol food and $15 for the trip fee itself (bike rental, etc). If you prefer to be invoiced and pay with debit / credit card versus cash or check please email Lisa at

We realize this is a late notice so if you cannot pay tomorrow night then Friday when meeting for the trip is acceptable to pay as well.

Virginia Creeper Trip – Important Info

Tomorrow nights Scout meeting will end at 8:15 p.m.  For those Scouts attending the Virginia creeper trip this coming weekend, we ask that you stay after the regular troop meeting for a brief meeting about the trip this weekend. We also are requesting that parents of Scouts attending the Virginia creeper trip also come upstairs and join us for the meeting as well.

Troop Updates

Since the warm weather has arrived, troop leadership has decided that scouts can wear Class B shirt, plus any shorts/pants they wish to Monday night meetings only.  Shorts/pants do not have to be scout pants.  Scouts still must wear closed toed shoes or sneakers, no sandals.

Class A uniforms still required for weekend trips and any Court of Honor.

A reminder please that all final camp payments are now due.  You can pay at any Monday night meeting or be invoiced through your email. We ask that all complete their payments as the camp roster has now been finalized and paid by the troop.

Medical forms are due as well!  Please make every effort to complete them as soon as possible.





Camp Daniel Boone Roster

Following please find the final roster for summer camp.  If your scout is not on the list however should be, please contact Cindy ( immediately. On a related note, all scouts have been invoiced for summer camp fees which are now due in full.  Also, we received only one medical form last week, and forms were requested by May 6th.  Please make every effort to complete parts A B and C for campers as soon as possible, including copy of the front and back of current medical insurance card. A BSA medical form is attached.


BSA Medical Form


Jathin Banala
Miles Derrick
Ben Doyon
Braeden Hinckley
Carter Littleton
Hudson Mahland
Varshi Rayapalli
John Schneider
Yasindu Siriwardena
Gabe Black
Grayson Dowless
Austin Estes
Jack Kaiser
Christian Losh
Jared Schnall
Ryan Powers
Januda Siriwardena

Troop 502 Golf Outing Fundraiser

Our 14th annual golf outing fundraiser has been scheduled for Aug 23rd at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land, SC.  Cost per player is $90 which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, door prizes and awards. All profits from the outing go to support our successful scouting program and help purchase and maintain equipment as well as supplement activity fees.  This is the ONLY fundraiser our troop has whereby all profits go to our troop general fund, and it is important that all scout families help in this endeavor.  A player form is attached, as well as a hole sponsorship form.  We ask that you forward to friends, family and co-workers to encourage participation.  Have a business you would like to promote?  Then consider sponsoring a hole.  Have logo giveaways you would like us to include in our goody bags?  We will take that too!

Please review attached, and please reach out to me ( if you have any questions or can offer help in some manner.  Anything is appreciated!

Cindy Schnall

2019 BSA Troop 502 Golf Outing (1) (1)

BSA Troop 502 Golf Outing Sponsorship Form



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