Our Fall 2022 camping plans

For Fall 2022, our next camping trip will be to Carolina Beach State Park from October 21-23. After that, we will camp at Raven Rock State Part from November 4-5. Traditionally, in December, we spend the night at The Climbing Place in Fayetteville.

Camping Plans for Fall 2019

Troop 505 is excited about our camping plans for Fall of 2019.

September 27 to 29: Camp Out: Orienteering

October 5: Running a merit badge at Webelos Woods

October 18 to 20: Sailing on the Neuse River

November 5 to 7: Hiking at Falls Lake

December 6: The Climbing Place Overnighter

Please contact us for more information. See our Contacts page.

June 10th Hike to Falls Lake and Cookout

Troop 505 would like to invite Webelos (1st year), those working on the Arrow of Light (2nd year), and any boys interested in learning more about Troop 505 to join us for a day hike and cookout at Falls Lake State Recreation Area on June 10th, 2017. We will meet at the Falls Lake State Recreation Area Park Office (off U.S. 50) at 10 am and will hike along the hiking trail to the Shinleaf recreational area. We have a pavilion reserved at Shinleaf and will have a cookout and games for the scouts. The event will end around 2 pm.

Scouts should wear appropriate footwear for a hike, water, and other essentials they believe they might need for a hike (trail snack, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, rain gear, map/compass, toilet paper, personal 1st aid kit).

Address for the Park Office: 13304 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Directions: Take I-40 East towards Raleigh. Take exits 283 to I-540E towards US-70. Take Exit 9 for NC-50 toward Raleigh/Creedmore (you will take a Left at the end of the exit ramp onto NC-50). You will stay on this road approximately 7 miles until you reach the recreation area. The Park Office is right before you cross over Falls Lake.

Please RSVP to drewfogarty “at” hotmail “dot” com if interested in attending the event or have questions.

Troop 505 Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge (1 of 4) Meeting Oct 12

Spirit of AmericaDuring our next Troop Meeting at the American Legion Post 6 on October 12th from 7-8:30pm, we will end work on our requirements for the BSA Citizenship in the World Merit Badge will take about two (2) months over four (4) sessions during our regular scheduled Troop meetings.

Please try your best to attend if you are interested in completing this Merit Badge. And please remember to purchase your Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Series Pamphlet the next time you are at the Scout Store.

During this session we plan to complete any requirements that have not been completed in previous sessions.

Troop 505 Patrol Leaders Council Oct 5

Growth of a LeaderTroop 505 will have it’s regularly scheduled Patrol Leader’s Council on October 5th from 6:30-7pm. The PLC is always scheduled the first Troop Meeting of every month. If you currently hold a leadership role that requires participation in the Troop PLC, you attendance is expected. These positions include: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders (if your Patrol Leader is unable to attend), Scribe, all Troop Guides and all Junior Assistant Scoutmasters.

In an effort to better organize our Uniformed Adult Leadership, a meeting of Assistant Scoutmaster’s is requested during the regularly scheduled PLC. If you are currently a registered Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 505 or if you desire volunteering in this role, your attendance is requested.

“The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method.”

—Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder

The Patrol Leaders’ Council

A Troop should always be led by its elected boy leaders. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, the boy leaders plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers. The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC), not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the Troop’s meetings and activities.

The members of the Troop elect one of their own to serve as the Senior Patrol Leader. To give more Scouts the opportunity to lead, once a year, the current Troop 505 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader moves into the Senior Patrol Leader position and the Troop elects a new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

Your Role in the Patrol Leaders’ Council

The Patrol Leaders’ Council is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and all Patrol Leaders, with the support of the Troop Scribe and the Troop Guides. As a Patrol Leader, you serve as the voice of your Patrol. During PLC Patrol Leaders should present the ideas and concerns of your patrol and in turn share the decisions of the Patrol Leaders’ Council with your Patrol.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Meetings

The Troop’s meeting programs and activities are selected and planned at the annual program planning conference. The troop’s yearly plan is then submitted to the Troop Committee for approval. The Troop Committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the Patrol Leaders’ Council to consider. At its monthly meetings, the PLC fine-tunes the plans for the upcoming month by organizing and assigning responsibilities for the weekly Troop meeting program and planning the details of any upcoming Troop activities. The Troop Committee should always interact with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Position Descriptions

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) – top junior leader in the troop. He is elected by the entire troop and leads the Patrol Leaders’ Council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) – fills in for Senior Patrol Leader in his absence. There may be more than one ASLP. They are responsible for training and giving direction to the Scribe, Quartermaster, Troop Historian, Librarian, Webmaster and Instructors.

Patrol Leader (PL) – gives leadership to members of his Patrol and represents them on the PLC.

Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) – is fully informed about all aspects concerning his Patrol and fills in for the Patrol Leader in his absence.

Troop Scribe (TS) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as the Troop Secretary.

Troop Guide (TG) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as an advisor and guide to the Patrol(s) and Patrol Leader(s).

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) – an Eagle Scout, 16 years or older, attends the meeting to support the PLC, who supervises and supports other boy leaders as assigned by the Scoutmaster.

Troop 505 Annual Field Games Patrol Competition Oct 5

To Keep Myself Physically StrongOur next Troop meeting will be this Wednesday, October 5th, 7-8:30pm. We will will be having our 1st Annual Indoor Field Games Patrol Competition.

Please bring a good sportsman attitude, your Scout Handbook and your BSA Sports Merit Badge Pamphlet. Any person(s) assigned a responsibility of bring materials for the evening should remember to be on-time with the expected materials in-hand. All Scouts should attend this Troop meeting in their Class B’s and be prepared for a workout.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday for another exciting Troop 505 Scouting night.

Troop 505 Personal Fitness Merit Badge (2 of 2) Workshop Sep 21

To Keep Myself Physically StrongDuring our next Troop Meeting at the American Legion Post 6 on September 21st from 7-8:30pm. We started working on our requirements for the BSA Fitness Merit Badge over two (2) sessions during our regular scheduled Troop meetings over the past month.

Please try your best to attend if you are interested in completing this Merit Badge. And please remember to purchase your Personal Fitness Merit Badge Series Pamphlet the next time you are at the Scout Store.

During this Troop meeting we plan to complete all the requirements not previously completed.

We will discuss plans to implement the following requirements over the next 12-weeks:

7. Outline a comprehensive 12-week physical fitness program using the results of your fitness tests. Be sure your program incorporates the endurance, intensity, and warm-up guidelines discussed in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Before beginning your exercises, have the program approved by your counselor and parents.

8. Complete the physical fitness program you outlined in requirement 7. Complete the physical fitness program you outlined in requirement 7. Keep a log of your fitness program activity (how long you exercised; how far you ran, swam, or biked; how many exercise repetitions you completed; your exercise heart rate; etc.). Repeat the aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility tests every two weeks and record your results. After the 12th week, repeat the three tests, record your results, and show improvement in each one. For the body composition test, compare and analyze your preprogram and postprogram body composition measurements. Discuss the meaning and benefit of your experience, and describe your long-term plans regarding your personal fitness.