Troop 51 Open House

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Thinking about Boys Scouts?  Want to have great outdoor experiences?  Want to create memories that will last a life time?

Troop 51’s annual Open House nights are on November 30, 2016 & January 18, 2017 at Floris United Methodist Church. At our Open House, prospective Boy Scouts will get to participate in a live Scout meeting! They will work directly with one of our patrols, where they will be taught Scout skills, like first aid, knot tying, lashings and a whole lot more. Each night ends with a game and refreshments.

Troop 51 meets every week on Wednesday night from 7:15 to 8:30.  We hold one campout each month that include events such as cave exploration, climbing, and a full weekend of rifle and shotgun shooting.  All of our events are “age neutral”, meaning that whether your 10 or 100, we will have an event that you can participate in.  Troop 51 is also very family oriented.  We encourage you to bring along your other family members to all the events and enjoy them as a family!

In addition to all of our exciting camping opportunities, Troop 51 attends summer camp annually and we sponsor 1 to 2 BSA high adventure trips, where Scouts can participate in back country hiking, 12 day canoeing adventures and even scuba diving and sailing!

If you are looking for an outdoor focused troop that balances the demands of both Scouting and all of your Scout’s extracurricular activities, then Troop 51 is the right troop for you!

If you are coming to either or both Open Houses, let us know here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5K97BLN.

Outdoor Ethics Orientation Course – October 6

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Thursday Oct 6, 7-8:30 PM
LDS Church, 2727 Centreville Rd, Herndon VA
Cost is only $2

Powhatan District is hosting Outdoor Ethics orientation for Scouts & adults to learn how to teach the Principles of Outdoor Ethics, Leave No Trace, and Tread Lightly & integrate them into all outdoor activities.

This is a particularly great opportunity for Boy Scouts that are or want to be the Troop Outdoor Ethics Guide (a junior leadership position).
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Participants will be qualified to help Scouts & Scouters earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness & Action awards.

Adults are encouraged to attend.

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Contact the Powhatan District Leave No Trace advocate Sara Holtz at sh12sh34@gmail.com if you have questions.

First Aid Merit Badge Class – October 1, 2016

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In partnership with the Center for Wilderness Safety, Troop 51 will be holding a First Aid Merit Badge class on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

First Aid Merit Badge class
Saturday, October 1, 2016
8am – 4pm (includes 1 hour for lunch+)
Cost: $35*
Location: Floris UMC (13600 Frying Pan Rd, Herndon, VA 20171)
Registration: http://www.wildsafe.org/floris (limited to the first 30 people who register, so do not delay in registering)

+ – Lunch not provided.
* – If you have sufficient credit allocated in your Troop 51 Scout account, you can submit your receipt for the class fee in order to be reimbursed.

Prerequisites:

  1. You must be able to demonstrate current knowledge of the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks first aid requirements.  Whether you have those requirements signed-off or not, you need to be able to demonstrate current knowledge.  Scouts need to read the First Aid chapter in The Boy Scout Handbook to refresh your knowledge.
  2. Scouts should also come to the first aid merit badge class prepared with this merit badge requirement:

“2d: Prepare a first aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.”

Hint: read the first aid chapter of The Boy Scout Handbook to find out what should be in your first aid kit.

Remember that the First Class merit badge is an Eagle-required merit badge.  It is also required in order to earn the Emergency Preparedness merit badge (also an Eagle-required merit badge).

The Scoutmaster will provide merit badge applications (aka, “blue cards”) for each Scout that registers for the class.

Parents are encouraged to stay for the class and learn along with the Scouts!

Questions: Contact Mr. Stephen Nicoud (Scoutmaster, Troop 51), snicoud.scouts@gmail.com

2016 – Camp Highroad – High Ropes, Archery & Fall Court of Honor

2016 – Camp Highroad – High Ropes, Archery & Fall Court of Honor

Scout Training Opportunities – March-September 2016

Scouts looking for additional training to increase your skills have opportunities in the coming months (March to September 2016).

  • Advancement: Life-to-Eagle Seminar (March 5)
  • Boy Scout Positions of Responsibility: Den Chief (March 19), Leave No Trace Trainer (March and April)
  • Scout Leadership Training
    • Bear Claw Leadership Conference (March 19)
    • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) / Impeesa (June 19-24, July 10-15, or July 31–August 5)
    • National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) (Spring Break, multiple weeks during summer)

For more information see this Scout Training Opportunities briefing.

Troop 51 Open House

Troop 51 Open House

Thinking about Boys Scouts?  Want to have great outdoor experiences?  Want to create memories that will last a life time?

Troop 51 will be holding our annual open house nights on December 9, 2015 and January 13, 2016 at Floris United Methodist Church.  At our Open House, your scout will get to participate in a live scout meeting!  Your scout will work directly with one of our mixed-age patrols, where we will be teaching them scout skills, like 1st aid, knot tying, lashings and a whole lot more.  Each night ends with a game and refreshments.

Troop 51 meets every week on Wednesday night from 7:15 to 8:30.  We hold one campout per month which include events, such as cave exploration, climbing, and a full weekend of rifle and shotgun shooting.  All of our events are “age neutral”, meaning that whether your 10 or 100, we will have an event that you can participate in.  Troop 51 is also very family oriented.  We encourage you to bring along your other family members, and even your dogs, to all the events and enjoy them as a family!

In addition to all of our exciting camping opportunities, Troop 51 attends summer camp annually and we sponsor 1 to 2 BSA high adventure trips, where scouts can participate in back country hiking, 12 day canoeing adventures and even scuba diving!

If you are looking for an outdoor focused troop that balances the demands of both scouting and all of your scouts extracurricular activities, then Troop 51 is the right troop for you!

Camp Highroads 2014

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Merit Badge Process

Here’s a great resource for those of you that my have questions about the merit badge process.  For our new scouts – a great primer for getting a jump on your first year of merit badges!  Thanks Mr. Nicoud!

 

 

Northern Tier 2012

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Summer Camp 2012

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