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Baden Powell Dinner and Court of Honor - June 9

Posted by tedrafton on Jun 5 2024 - 10:05am

BSA Troop 129 Cordially Invites You to the Lord Baden-Powell Dinner
Date: Sunday - June 9th, 2024
Time: 6:30pm-8:45pm
Location: Fellowship Hall

Join us for an evening of celebration and fellowship!

Enjoy a delightful dinner while we honor the legacy of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, and we celebrate the final Court of Honor to award ranks, badges and awards. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow scouts, leaders, and supporters.

Sponsored by the COBRAs

Summer Camp at Pipsico - one space may be available

Posted by rberlett on Jun 1 2024 - 1:17am

Due to an unforeseen schedule conflict, we may have one slot open for the Troop Summer Camp at Pipsico, June 23-29, if they will allow it.

There is no assurance yet of what program or badges we could offer.

Merit Badge weeks at Camp Snyder July

Posted by rberlett on Jun 1 2024 - 1:10am

NCAC is offering two week-long resident or non-resident Merit Badge week sessions at Camp Snyder in Haymarket, VA.

Camp Snyder Scouts BSA Merit Badge Weeks 14-19 & 21-26 July 2024

Monticello Park cleaning / Scout rank skills review - 2PM Sunday

Posted by rberlett on May 24 2024 - 11:28pm

We will perform our monthly cleaning of Monticello Park. Let us honor the sacrifice of those who gave the ultimate price in service to our Country by giving a little bit back to our community.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Posted by rberlett on May 24 2024 - 11:03pm
On June 1 we will have an ILST (Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops) course, which will take place in the Scout room between 8 am and 4 pm, together with some scouts from T.130 and Mr. Gutierrez - sign up is open.

Swim Tests at Chinquapin

Posted by rberlett on Apr 27 2024 - 7:00am
We have 2 sessions scheduled at Chinquapin Rec Center. The first will replace our Troop meeting on 4/30 at 7:00 PM. We have two lanes reserved and most Scouts should try to attend this.
The second on Weds 5/8 at 7:00 PM has only one lane reserved, and is available as a backup option.
There may be additional sessions later, depending on the number of tests that aren't completed.
As we get ready to go rafting in May and summer camps at Pipsico and Bechtel Summit in coming months, we all need to get swim certified (yes, including adults that will be participating in water-born activities). Here is a link to the Scouts BSA swimmer classifications and test requirements:
There are two swim tests scheduled for next week so that Scouts and adults can get certified. Please try to come to at least one so we don't have to schedule and pay for another session. 
Additionally, there should be an opportunity for Scouts to knock-out some 2nd and 1st Class advancements and Swimming merit badge requirements in the diving well. To accomplish this, new Scouts and those doing the merit badge will have swim testing priority so that they can move to advancement stations.
After tests and requirements, Scouts are typically able to use the pool recreationally


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