Troop 1 Richmond
Richmond, Rhode Island, United States of America

August 1, 2014

Scoutmaster's Message

Dear Scouts and Parents,

It was great to see so many scouts and families at camp on Sunday. I hope everyone is rested from the busy week at Yawgoog and enjoying summer.

Here are a few reminders:

To see the description, details and packing list for any event got to http://www.troop1richmond.us/Calendar/calendar.htm (Click on "Agenda" at the top right to view the ENTIRE description)
There will be a TROOP COMMITTEE MEETING on August 3rd. Time and place TBA

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR BOOTH MEETING will take place at the Troop 1 Richmond Fair Booth on Tuesday August 12 at 7:00 PM. To get to the fair booth, take the paved right fork after walking through the fairgrounds main gate. The booth is across from the rabbit pens. First year scouts and parents will get an orientation to the booth and receive their tickets to the fair. Returning scouts and parents will learn about any changes since last year and will also receive their tickets. The Fair takes place Wednesday-Sunday August 13-17. The fair booth is our only major annual fundraiser and scouts who participate will receive a troop discount to Camp Yawgoog in 2015. If you have any questions or want to sign up for a time, contact Mr. Kilkenny at home 539-2588, cell 636-1742, or email tkilkenny@cox.net.

Help is needed with the 2014 New England Time Trial Championships on Saturday August 16. Bicycle Time Trials - Meet at Chariho Campus. At least four but up to 8 or more people are needed to serve as course marshals. A course marshal stands at the side of the road and signals riders of an upcoming turn. Use this event as a way to earn Community Service Hours. More Details to come soon. Please let me know if you and/or your son is interested.

The PACHAUG STATE FOREST BACKPACKING TRIP is tentative for Labor Day Weekend. Details are still being worked out. While challenging, this is an excellent beginner backpack that is suitable for any first year scout who is in good physical condition. Any scout who has not hiked with the troop and who is interested in going on the fall hiking trip should plan to attend. Special gear needed includes hiking shoes, non-cotton hiking socks (such as wool), rain gear, a light-weight sleeping bag, and non-cotton clothing. The troop will provide tents, backpacks, stoves, and cook gear. The troop owns a number of backpacks or you can use your own if it fits properly. Anyone interested in this trip will meet briefly after the fairbooth meeting on August 12. This trip can fulfill several requirements for the Camping Merit Badge as well as 2ndClass requirement 1b for a five mile hike and 2nd or 1st class cooking.

There will be a PATROL LEADER COUNCIL MEETING (Class A uniform) on Tuesday, September 9, 5:30-6:30 PM at Camp Richard, just before the first troop meeting. All Patrol Leaders, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader must attend. Any Patrol Leader who cannot attend needs to contact his Assistant Patrol Leader so that each patrol is represented. We now ask that all assistant patrol leaders and all scouts with administrative positions of responsibilties attend the PLC as well.

The first TROOP MEETING of the year will take place on Tuesday September 9 at 6:30 PM at Camp Richard in Charlestown or, if there is rain, the Richmond School Cafeteria (Class A beige shirt).

Let me know if you have questions.

Paul Jarry
Scoutmaster
Troop 1 Richmond, RI
troop1richmond@gmail.com

www.troop1richmond.us

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August

12 Fair Booth Meeting  7pm

13-17 Washington County Fair

17-22  National Youth Leader Training at Camp Yawgoog

 

 

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