Troop 624 will be going to Summer Camp from 2-8 July 2017. Troop 624 will be attending Sinoquipe Scout Reservation in Fort Littleton, Pennsylvania.
Troop 624 scouts need to get their merit badge selections to Mr. Knight by May 2, 2017. See Mr. Knight’s email below:
I need the following information by next Tuesday’s Troop meeting:
– full name of Scout going to summer camp at Sinoquipe (7/2-8)
– his age at the time of summer camp
– his current rank
– his desired merit badge class schedule
Remember, Scouts not yet First Class need to allow some time for rank advancement and Senior Scouts need to allow some time to teach them.
New Scouts should focus on earning Scout and Tenderfoot and fun merit badges like fishing, swimming, rifle shooting, canoeing, leatherwork, woodcarving, basketry, etc.
They are using a new scheduling system this year and I want to have everything in place so I only have to deal with it once.
So far I only have the above information for the Saenz brothers and Jamie O’Donnell.
Attached is the Leader’s Guide with all the information you probably need about the camp and the scheduling. If you have questions please reply to me directly (not through Yahoo Group).
Please reply directly to my email (email@example.com) and not through the Yahoo Group email.
Camp Wilson, Pohick Bay Regional Park, April 28th-30th, 2017
This is the 23rd Annual Projectoree (1995-2017, not counting the “original” versions that Arlington District ran for about 60 years, ~1920-1980). The Projectoree is a camporee-type event featuring a series of competitive games held on an exact time schedule. Participating Patrols compete in a game during all 12 of the time slots. Two of the games are “Long Games” (38 minutes each) while 10 are “Short Games” (18 minutes each). This year’s games were selected by Scouts at the first organizational meeting, and they are detailed on the competition schedule (a separate attachment). Each Patrol will compete in both long games and 8 of the 10 short games. A Patrol consists of 7 (minimum) to 10 (maximum) Scouts.* Each Patrol has a Patrol Leader (or Acting PL), who will lead his team through the games on Saturday (adult escorts are allowed, for Health and Safety – water, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc. – and photo-taking, but adult advice, guidance, and/or encouragement during the games is not allowed.
2017 Projectoree Map –
NOTE – T624 camp site has moved to E. This is the location where we hold our Fire Building event.
2017 Projectoree Guide
2017 Projectoree Game Schedule
2017 Projectoree Competitions
Directions to Camp Wilson
All Troops are strongly encouraged to leave Arlington/McLean by no later than 5:30pm* in order to take advantage of HOV-3 restrictions on I-395 South in Arlington (which end at 6:00pm) and to arrive at the campsite with at least an hour of light remaining. Note that the new Express lanes on 495, 395 in Fairfax County only (not in Arlington), and 95 “may” be a good option, and are free if you have an EZ-Pass-Flex and 3 or more people in your vehicles, or are willing to pay a rather painful toll with less than 3 people (note that you must have a EZ-Pass to use the Express lanes, even with only 1 or 2 people). The Express Lanes in Arlington County are still HOV-3 (3 or more REQUIRED), but that changes once you hit Fairfax County. If you intend to use the HOV and/or Express/HOT lanes, be sure you understand the rules!
* We have a new moon on this year’s Projectoree weekend (i.e., no moonlight), so an earlier arrival will allow you to set up while there’s still some daylight. It will be dark/dark by 8:45 pm. In addition, any Troop with a complex event that has to be ready to go first thing Saturday morning (see the Competition Schedule) should make a special effort to get their personnel and equipment down to the site as on Friday afternoon to complete their set ups (or at least their pre-staging). We will have a large “Projectoree” sign at the camp entrance; it’s bright yellow and hard to miss.
Several Pack 624 Arrow of Light scouts bridged over on April 7th. Troop 624 welcomes these new scouts to our Troop.
On a cold March day, hikers from T624 took part in the Alonzo Stagg hike. This year, T624 only had hikers in the 10 mile hike. Several of our scouts are planning for the 20 mile hike in 2018.
T624 10 Mile Hikers
Over 1/2 way done
T624 also ran the Bluemont Comfort Station. Thanks to Mrs. Otal for all her hard work. The 50 mile hikers enjoyed a place to warm up, grab some warm food & drink, or tend to sore feet.
Troop 624 will hold a parents and Troop Committee meeting on 17 January 2017 at 7:30pm. For everyone’s convenience, we scheduled this meeting at the same time as the weekly Troop meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend. Topics for discussion include:
-The 2017 calendar of events
-A financial/budget report
-Troop Committee volunteer opportunities
-Troop event chaperone volunteer opportunities
Title: Court of Honor
Location: Lacey Woods Fire Ring
Description: The court of honor will be held Sunday, the 11th. It will be at The Lacey Woods Park Fire ring from 5-7. We will have Rocklands. If you intend on going please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday. Also if your son is in the Sloth Patrol (Jamie, Ryan, Louis, John and David) please bring a desert. If your son is in the Dragon Patrol (Adams, Anthony, Alex, Lucas, and Jack) please bring a side or some drinks
Start Time: 5:00 pm