We have some really important events coming up in the next couple of months. We will start with scouting for food. This is the biggest community service event that is put on by BSA. The good thing is that BSA will allow the food that we collect to be turned into SAFE, so everything that we collect will help our local community. For the past couple of years, we have tied participating in Scouting for Food to our Pinewood Derby event. At the last parents meeting, it was decided that we would continue this tradition. Scouts who turn in bags of food will be allowed to bring their built car to our Pinewood Derby practice, which will be March 14, location and time TBD. Scouts will be allowed to put their car on our track and run it a couple of times to see how well it runs compared to others.
Scout Sunday is February 8, 2015, this is a time when our scouts with the Troop Scouts come together with the congregation of Saxapahaw United Methodist Church to celebrate all the accomplishments that have happened because of the church's support. We are planning on providing them some pictures from this past year and they would like scouts to help with the service. If your scout would like to help with being an usher, greeting people, reading scripture, or talking about something they have learned or fun things they have done while being in scouts, then let me know. After the service, the scouts are going to host a pot luck lunch. We would like to ask each family bring an item to feed their family plus one. This should be a rewarding time for both the scouts and the congregation.
Our next event big event is our Blue and Gold event will be February 28, 2015 at 6PM at the Shriners Club. We welcome you to invite all family members to attend this event. We are working on the cost. The pack will cover the cost of the scouts and our leaders. Our tradition is we do a scout and adult partner cake bake contest for the desserts. The scouts really enjoy picking a cake idea and help bring it to shape. The cake can be scout related or it can just be something that they are interested in. Please start signing up so we can work on getting a headcount!
We have another hike planned on February 21, 2015 at 1PM on the Palmetto to Nat Green Trail, the trail will have us circle Lake Brandt which is located in Greensboro near the Historic Guilford Courthouse Military Park. Should be a great view for the whole hike. Click here to sign up!
The last big event that we have coming soon is the Pinewood Derby. We are working on creating a committee that will help with the planning of this event. What I can tell you is that we will have a workshop for families that need help cutting out their cars. We will have a practice day for scouts that help with scouting for food that will be March 14 and our Pinewood Derby event will be March 21. We will have car kits that can be purchased at the meetings, they are $4 per kit. Not only do the scouts run and decide a winner, but we also run an Outlaw Division that parents and/or siblings can build a car and race. There are rules for both groups on weight of the car and other items, that I will include in next week's email and also post on the website.
Save the Date, Troop 65 is planning a Spaghetti dinner on February 21, 2015 from 5:30-8PM at the Eli Whitney Community Building to raise money for the Boy Scouts to go to summer camp. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Click here to download the flyer and pass them around work and friends!
Yours in Scouting,