Andrew Hodson Genesis Farm Eagle Project Aug Workdays

So Much Concerna message from Andrew Hodson concerning upcoming Eagle Project workdays

Andrew Hodson Eagle Project Workdays
Genesis Farm 1878 Genesis Farm Road Chapel Hill

http://www.genesisfarmnc.com/

Aug 1 10-4, Aug 2 10-4, Aug 3 2-6
Aug 8 10-4, Aug 9 10-4, Aug 10 2-6

Project will consist of: removing overgrown weeds and trimming trees around pool fence, replacing chain link fence, clearing debris & removing pool liner.

Please wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring any gardening shears/tools and work gloves you may have.

Lunch will be provided.

Please notify me at  drew.hodson@gmail.com as soon as possible if and when you are able to help so we have plenty of food!

(Qualifies for high school service hours)

Thank you,
Drew

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Troop 505 Camp Campbell Wilderness First Aid Training Expedition Planning Meeting Feb 19

Friend in NeedOur next Troop meeting will be this Wednesday, February 19th, 7-8:30pm. We will will be finalizing all plans for our Wilderness First Aid Weekend at Camp Campbell from February 28th – March 2nd.

The American Red Cross will be attending this Camp-out  to certify Troop 505 Scouts in Wilderness First Aid and consult on their First Aid Merit Badge. Please bring your Scout Handbook, your outstanding fees for the weekend and your BSA First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet. Any person(s) planning on attending the First Aid Merit Badge Weekend is required to attend this Troop Meeting.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday for another exciting Troop 505 Scouting night. Any Scout attending Troop 505 Philmont 2014 should attend this Wilderness First Aid Expedition for certification.

After completion of our basic Expedition Planning the Troop will compete against the Crew in our Annual Winter Olympics.

To be certified in Wilderness First Aid, the Scout/Adult must attend the Jan 29, Feb 5 and Feb 26 First Aid/CPR Workshops held during our regularly scheduled Troop meetings. The planning night on Feb 19 and the FEB 28-MAR 2 CAMP CAMPBELL WILDERNESS SEARCH & RESCUE FIRST AID TRAINING WEEKEND IN HENDERSON, NC.

Troop 505 Philmont 2014 First Aid CPR Certification (2 of 2) Workshop Feb 5

Norman-Rockwell-A-Scout-is-Helpful-1939Our next Troop 505 meeting will be February 5th at the American Legion Post 6 Chapel Hill from 7-8:30pm.

Attending Scouts will be working on Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification. This certification will cover all the requirements for the First Aid Merit Badge. Any Scout wanting to be certified must attend ALL certification sessions, currently scheduled during Troop Meetings on Jan 29th, Feb 5th and Feb 26th. ALL Scouts and Adult Leaders attending Troop 505 Philmont 2014 should seriously consider attending ALL First Aid CPR Certification Sessions PLUS The Wilderness First Aid Training Certification Sessions currently scheduled for Feb 28 – Mar 2.

During this meeting our Trail to Eagle Scouts will be offering any Trail to First Class Scouts interested in completing First Aid for their Tenderfoot rank requirements a Troop Training Session during our regular scheduled Troop meeting. All Scouts will be required to participate.

Those Scouts interested in training our Tenderfoot Scouts  for this Troop activity should meet at the American Legion Post 6 at 6:45pm. Tenderfoot training will start promptly at 7pm.

To be certified in Wilderness First Aid, the Scout/Adult must attend the Jan 29, Feb 5 and Feb 26 First Aid/CPR Workshops held during our regularly scheduled Troop meetings. The planning night on Feb 19 and the FEB 28-MAR 2 CAMP CAMPBELL WILDERNESS SEARCH & RESCUE FIRST AID TRAINING WEEKEND IN HENDERSON, NC.

Troop 505 Philmont 2014 First Aid CPR Certification (1 of 2) Workshop Jan 29

Norman-Rockwell-A-Scout-is-Helpful-1939Our next Troop 505 meeting will be January 29th at the American Legion Post 6 Chapel Hill from 7-8:30pm.

Attending Scouts will be working on Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification. This certification will cover all the requirements for the First Aid Merit Badge. Any Scout wanting to be certified must attend ALL certification sessions, currently scheduled during Troop Meetings on Jan 29th, Feb 5th and Feb 26th. ALL Scouts and Adult Leaders attending Troop 505 Philmont 2014 should seriously consider attending ALL First Aid CPR Certification Sessions PLUS The Wilderness First Aid Training Certification Sessions currently scheduled for Feb 28 – Mar 2.

During this meeting our Trail to Eagle Scouts will be offering any Trail to First Class Scouts interested in completing First Aid for their Tenderfoot rank requirements a Troop Training Session during our regular scheduled Troop meeting. All Scouts will be required to participate.

Those Scouts interested in training our Tenderfoot Scouts  for this Troop activity should meet at the American Legion Post 6 at 6:45pm. Tenderfoot training will start promptly at 7pm.

To be certified in Wilderness First Aid, the Scout/Adult must attend the Jan 29, Feb 5 and Feb 26 First Aid/CPR Workshops held during our regularly scheduled Troop meetings. The planning night on Feb 19 and the FEB 28-MAR 2 CAMP CAMPBELL WILDERNESS SEARCH & RESCUE FIRST AID TRAINING WEEKEND IN HENDERSON, NC.

Troop 505 Powderhorn Weekend 2013 Sep 6-8 RSVP Aug 8

Scouts of Many TrailsAs an alternative to our current September 6-8 Troop Jordan Lake Expedition, Troop 505 will offer all Boy Scouts and Venturing Youth 14 years old and older, Venturing Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Commissioners, District and Council Leaders, Professional Staff, Camp Leaders, the opportunity to attend Powderhorn 2013.

Powder Horn is for any youth or adult interested in developing a high-adventure program within their home unit.

Powder Horn safely introduces older Scouts and Scouters, Venturers and Venturing Leaders to fun and challenging outdoor activities with the guidance of expert consultants from outside of Scouting.

Powder Horn provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully offer a variety of high adventure experiences to older Boy Scouts and Venturers.

Powder Horn promotes creative planning for action and adventure.

Powder Horn is not a certification course.

The course will include high adventure planning information and opportunities to attend and/or participate in these electives (which may change during final planning):

  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing
  • Cave  Exploring
  • Challenge Events (low COPE elements)
  • Climbing and Rappelling
  • Conservation
  • Cycling-Road Bikes
  • Emergency Preparedness/Search and Rescue
  • Ecology
  • Equestrian
  • Expedition Planning
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Leave No Trace
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Living History
  • Plants and Wildlife
  • Rowing
  • Scuba
  • Shooting Sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Wilderness Survival

All activities will be “Challenge by Choice.”  No participant will be required to participate in any elective with which they feel uncomfortable.  All participants are encouraged to attend as many electives as possible to observe and learn from the expert consultants directing the sessions.

Upon completion of Powder Horn course participants will:

1) Understand the skills, equipment, facilities, and certifications needed to conduct specific high adventure programs.

2) Have an initial set of local resource contacts to assist in conducting specific high adventure activities and will know how to identify additional local resources.

3) Know the health and safety requirements and rules and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America as they apply to outdoor programs.

4) Have a fun and memorable experience networking with youth and adult Scouting leaders with similar interests.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Scoutmaster West by August 8th at westandco@earthlink.net.

Troop 505 Nolichucky River Class V Whitewater Rafting Expedition Specs Jun 21-23

NormanRockwellCanoeOverview

Troop 505 is traveling west for a whitewater adventure on the Nolichucky River.  The Nolichucky River is one of the top 10 whitewater rafting river runs in the nation. Guides will instruct the scouts how to raft on whitewater.  Scouts will hone their whitewater skills while rafting on the Nolichucky River for most of Saturday.  Scouts will return to camp Saturday evening and return to Chapel Hill on Sunday morning.  Scouts going on this trip will need to signed waiver as well as having a completed BSA health form.

Learn more about the Nolichucky River at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolichucky_River

Learn more about Wahoo Adventures (the whitewater tour guides) at:

http://www.wahoosadventures.com/wahoos/

Cost

Food: $17 (Saturday lunch provided by Wahoo Adventures)

Travel: $18-$22

Lodging: (included in activity fee)

Miscellaneous: $80 (Activity fee for whitewater rafting)

Equipment

Scouts will need to pack their regular camping equipment for a weekend outing.  Scouts will car camp Friday and Saturday evening and will prepare their meals at camp.  Look on the Troop 505 website for a list of camping gear needed for the typical camping trip.  Scouts will also need to think about they need to wear for their time on the whitewater.  Clothes made of fast drying material might be a good choice.  Scouts should certainly pack 2 pair of shoes on this trip.  Scout will want to pack an extra set of dry clothes to change into on Saturday evening as well.

Itinerary

Friday June 21, 2013

5:00pm- depart from American Legion for camp area.  Eat dinner on way.

9:00pm- arrive at camping area, Wahoos Watauga River Outpost, 105 John Sheffield Drive, Elizabethton, NC, 37644, set up camp.

10:00pm- lights out

Saturday June 22, 2013

6:45am- Reveille, breakfast in patrols, prepare for whitewater adventure

8:00am- depart for Nolichucky meeting area, Wahoos Nolichucky River Outpost, 1201 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN, 37650

9:15am- arrive at Nolichucky meeting area, begin whitewater training, begin trip down the Nolichucky River

~1:00pm – eat lunch along river

~4:30pm- finish rafting, return equipment

5:00pm- depart for camp

5:45pm- arrive in camp, dinner by patrols

7:30pm-TBA by scoutmaster

10:00pm- lights out

Sunday June 23, 2013

7:15am-Reveille, break down camp

8:00am- Scouts own, (class A uniform)

8:20am- load up vehicles, depart for Chapel Hill, eat breakfast on way

~12:15-12:30pm- arrive at Chapel Hill American Legion

Troop 505 American Legion Memorial Day Weekend Community Service May 25-27

Troop 505 has been asked by the American Legion to participate in their Memorial Day Weekend services. If you are available please try to find some time to help. There are many opportunities to serve. ASM Eric Horlbeck will be the Troop adult leading in charge of coordinating the Troop with all Memorial Day Weekend Events. If you have any questions please feel free to contact ASM Horlbeck. To sign up for andy or all if the “Memorial Weekend Events.” Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E4AA8A628A13-memorial

a message from Post 6 Commander Lee Heavlin

Memorial Day Weekend at the American Legion Post 6

We don’t celebrate Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance of those who died in conflict or as a veteran. Veterans Day, however, celebrates the service of Veterans, living or dead, and their contributions to our country and community

16-Memorial Day Cemetery 2012 LHLong (23)The post joins with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, C. V. Cummings Chapel Hill Post 9100, as well as other local veterans and service groups to honor the dead on Memorial Day. In fact, our remembrance begins on Saturday morning, Memorial Day weekend.

We gather early that day at 7 a.m. to place flags on the marked graves of veterans at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. You are invited to join us and, if you have a loved one buried there, we will give you a flag to place on their grave. Scouts from the many Chapel Hill Troops join us each year.

Flag placement is followed by a short Memorial Day service at 8 a.m. in the cemetery plaza. We will tell the story of Memorial Day and recognize local World War II veterans. Did you know that Memorial Day started as a southern event? It dates back to the Civil War and the decorating of soldiers graves by widows and family. Learn more

Bud Hampton

Bud Hampton

Our post will hold an open house on Monday, May 27th, 2013.  The doors open at 10 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m.  Major Everett “Bud” Hampton, USMC (Retired), is our speaker.  Major Hampton is an Iwo Jima survivor, but there is more to his tale. Bud landed in THREE Pacific islands to capture them BEFORE he got to Iwo Jima. He was a seasoned Marine, who saw many island battles by the time he got there! His Marine battalion was used in Corsica for the filming of The Longest Day.  Read biography

You can download a schedule of Memorial Day weekend activities.  Download Memorial Day 2013 Weekend Events

Need a flyer for your school, church, or group?  Download Memorial Day Event Flyer 2013 

Orange-Mawat District Camp Campbell Spring Camporee Expedition Specs May 3-5

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This year Mawat District and Orange District are combining to have a huge spring camporee filled with activities including a monkey bridge, canoe course, make your own ice cream, utensil-less cooking, and a flapjack relay.  Later in the day there will be a cook-off where Troop 505 scouts can put the skills they learned in the “Iron Chef” competition to good use.  The camporee will be held at Camp Campbell.   The camporee will provide scouts will ample opportunities to display “scout spirit” through patrol based competitions.  The 2013 Mawat-Orange District Camporee is shaping up to be a “scouting at its best” event.

Costs

Travel: tba

Lodging: $10 and includes Camporee fees and patch

Food:  $20

Miscellaneous

Scouts can bring money if they are interested in purchasing anything from the OA Outpost (snacks, etc)

Gear

The camporee has primitive camping so scouts need to prepare for anything.  The camping essentials listed on the Troop 505 webpage are a good start.  The troop will need to bring certain materials for competition at the camporee so scouts will need to decide which scout is responsible for bringing particular items.  Compasses, rope, cookware (for cook-off) are just a few things that Troop 505 will need for the camporee.

Itinerary

Friday Evening Camporee Activities – May 3rd

5:00 PM Depart from American Legion for Camp Campbell, eat dinner on way to camp

7:00 PM Unit Check-In, Campsite Assignment, and Campsite Set Up

11:30 PM Taps

Saturday Camporee Activities – May 4th

6:30 AM Reveille

6:30 – 8 AM Breakfast, Cleanup and Campsite Preparation

8:00 AM Saturday Morning Flag Raising and Assembly

8:30 AM – 12PM Saturday Daytime Camporee Activities – Morning Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (Scouts will bring a rolling lunch with them)

1:00 – 4:30 PM Saturday Daytime Camporee Activities – Afternoon Sessions

6:00 – 7:00 PM District Feast (Activity Field)

4:30 – 5:45 PM Dinner Preparation

5:45 – 7:00 PM Dinner, Cleanup

6:00 PM Cook-off judging (District Feast)

7:25 PM Flag Retreat Assembly (Activity field) Field uniform required

7:30 PM Flag Retreat at Flagpole – all troops bring troop flag and take from Flag

Retreat to Campfire (next)

8:00 – 9:30 PM Camporee Campfire at The waterfront, followed by

Order of the Arrow Call out

ALL BOY SCOUTS MUST BE IN FIELD UNIFORM – OA BROTHERS BRING AND

WEAR SASHES

11:30 PM Taps

Sunday Morning – May 5th

7:00AM- Reveille, begin to break down camp

8:30 AM Interfaith Worship Service at the Activity field (Chaplains aides report at 8)

8:45 – 10 AM Cleanup Campsites, Depart Camporee for Chapel Hill, eat breakfast on way back

~11:15AM arrive at American Legion , Chapel Hill.

Driving Information

Camp Campbell Craft Pavillion

(approximately 67 miles and 1 hour and 20 minutes drive each way)

Troop 505 Scout Harrison Czajkowski Honored With American Legion High Adventure Scholarship

We Too Have a Job to doa message from American Legion Post 6 Commander, Lee Heavlin

The American Legion, Department of North Carolina, announced today the selection of Harrison Czajkowski, Troop 505, as the Department of North Carolina winner of the Boy Scout High Adventure Awards.

The Department Boy Scout Committee selects a High Adventure Award winner from each of the 5 divisions in the department. The Boy Scouts who win this award receive a $1000.00 scholarship towards attendance at any of the recognized “high adventure” programs sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America operates several high adventure bases at the national level. Each offers a wide range of programs and training. A typical core program may include sailing, wilderness canoeing or wilderness backpacking trips. These bases are administered by the High Adventure Division of the National Council.

There are many opportunities for Scouts and Scout Leaders to receive public recognition from the Department of North Carolina for their efforts in their community. Awards and recognition are not restricted to Charter Post troops. All local troops are eligible.

Chapel Hill Post 6 was proud to nominate scout Czajkowski for this award.  Scout Czajkowski also built new picnic tables for our post as his Eagle Scout project.

Harrison will receive his award and plaque on Friday, June 14, 2013, at approximately 1:00 p.m., during the opening of the American Legion 2013 Annual Convention at the North Raleigh Hilton.

Occoneechee Council National Youth Leadership Training Jun 14-30

1st Weekend:  June 14 @ 7 pm – June 16, 2013 @ 6 pm

2nd Weekend:  June 28 @ 7 pm – June 30, 2013 @ 6 pm

What is NYLT? – The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course was developed by the Boy Scouts of America to provide local councils with a standardized training course for the youth or “junior” leaders of Boy Scout troops. This course, held over two extended weekends, is designed to parallel and complement the training that their adult leaders receive in Wood Badge. Experience shows that NYLT makes a positive difference in the lives of its graduates and in the operation of their troops.

Course Content – NYLT uses the Patrol Method in an outdoor setting to provide advanced training in two areas: • Leadership Skills (counseling, planning, communicating, evaluating, controlling the group, styles of leadership, etc.) • Scoutcraft Skills (outdoor living skills such as camping, cooking, hiking, backpacking, pioneering, orienteering, etc.).

Prerequisite Requirements – NYLT is not designed to be the initial training for youth leaders. All participants will need considerable experience in outdoor living skills and the maturity to relate to the in-depth concepts presented in the Leadership Skills area. Although the course is a lot of fun, it is physically and mentally demanding. For these reasons, participants will need to meet the following requirements:

• Minimum age of 13 with outstanding Scouting spirit and team-player attitude • First-Class rank or higher with considerable experience in outdoor living (including at least one year of summer camp) • Good physical condition (must submit a completed copy Class II Physical Form at beginning of course) • Scoutmaster’s recommendation (must submit Scoutmaster Nomination Form)

Limited Enrollment – Participation is limited to the first 48 qualified Youth Leaders who preregister. The cost is $210 for the two weekend course. Applicants will need to submit their application (along with Scoutmaster Nomination Form and $75 preregistration fee) to the Council Service Center. All Scoutmasters will be mailed a packet of information which can also be downloaded from http://www.ocscouts .org.

This year’s NYLT Course is now looking for Youth and Adult Staff. The course’s coordinator, Kathy Connelly, is taking rec- ommendations from unit leaders to place former JLTC, NYLT course graduates or other youth who have demonstrated exception- al leadership ability into staff positions (they must be 14 to 19 years old). Adult staff with strong leadership skills are especially needed! While Wood Badge for the 21st Century training would be desirable, it is not a requirement. Call Kathy at numbers listed below if you qualify and are interested in serving.

For more information – contact Scoutmaster West ASAP, or call the Council Service Center at 919-872-4884. Reservations are REQUIRED.