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.

March 1st – Troop 505 Open House and Game Night

Wednesday, March 1st we will have a Troop and Crew 505 Open House for prospective Scouts and their families from 7-8:30pm.

Current Troop members please arrive by 6:30pm if possible to help set up.

The Troop will provide pizza, drinks, and snacks. Several Troop members want to show off the cooking skills of Troop 505. Troop members planning to cook may need to arrive earlier. Let a leader know so we can arrange to have two leaders present when you arrive.

Be prepared to answer questions about our Troop from Cub Scouts and youth new to Scouting. We will play games such as capture the flag, stretcher races, etc. Bring your favorite board game. Bring a friend.

All Troop members and guests attending are requested to RSVP so we can adequately plan for food. RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/XAfgRbeVutdKSKyq2.

Troop 505 Webelos Super Scout Night Feb 17


All boys who turned 11 on February 1st or Cub Scout Webelos and their parents are invited to come participate in our Annual Super Scout Night to learning about what our Troop has planned for the upcoming months, how our troop works, and meet our Scouts and adult leaders. We’ll do a brief tour of our facility, lake and woods, show slides of our past trips, eat some pizza, and play some games. We’ll also help fulfill some of the Webelos’ Arrow of Light requirements.

American Legion, Post 6 – 1714 Legion Rd., Chapel Hill, 27517
Wednesday, February 17th, 6:30-8:00 PM

RSVP to westandcompany@me.com

Directions to American Legion, Post 6: Head north (or south) on Fordham Blvd. (15/501) to Ephesus Church Rd., then turn east to the first traffic light at Legion Rd. Turn left (north) at that light and continue to the American Legion at 1714 Legion Rd. which will be on your right (behind the lake).

For our 2016 scout year we are planning: rock climbing, snow skiing/tubing, mountain biking, white water rafting, wilderness backpacking, sail boating/canoeing, Daniel Boone summer Camp, etc., etc., and – Florida Sea Base BSA High Adventure (14 & up)!

Troop 505 Webelos Pizza and Bowling Invitational Jan 28

Can't WaitOur next Troop meeting will be held at Amante Pizza at 6209 Falconbridge Road in Chapel Hill , followed by a Mardi Gas Bowling Session at 6118 Farrington Road in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, January 28th from 6:30pm till 8:30pm.
All Webelos interested in finding a great Troop should attend. We’ll first meet at Amante’s at 6:30, to talk about Boy Scouts and Troop 505 while the pizza’s being made. Then after we eat, around 7:15pm we’ll go next door to the bowling alley, team up, and have some fun!
Please RSVP to Scoutmaster Robert West (troop505@earthlink.net) or Jon Candelaria (jjcandel1@gmail.com). 

Troop 505 Winter Gear Expo Webelos Open House Dec 3 / 6:30pm

Can't WaitWe would like to invite you to our upcoming Webelos Open House starting at 6:30pm, Wednesday, December 3rd. We will introduce attending Webelos to all the latest in winter camping gear and show which items are essential to making your Scouting experiences outdoors in the winter a pleasant one. Leading the conversation and show-and-tell will be some of the areas most fun hiking/camping “gear-heads”, our Troop 505 Scouts.

Please join us in this new adventure in Scouting for an evening of spirited conversation, fellowship, and learning.

Don’t eat before you come! We will be serving Pizza to all those attending. We hope to see you there! Please bring all your (backpack-able) winter gear to see what insight other experienced hikers/campers can offer. And please bring a friend!

Troop 505 was the Orange District’s Centennial Troop in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. In fact, Troop 5 was the very first boy scout troop in Chapel Hill in 1912 (Troop 5) and Troop 39 and Troop 9 both claim roots to this Troop. Troop 505 was named in honor of Troop 5. Many graduates of the boy scout program attribute their success to what they gained from their time in a Boy Scout Troop. I encourage you to join Boy Scouts and to become a part of Boy Scout history in Chapel Hill as a member of the Centennial Troop 505.

Troop 505 meets at the American Legion Post 6, 1716 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm. Boys 11-18 are encouraged to attend anytime.

Please spread the word about this new scouting opportunity to anyone you think might be interested. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact Scoutmaster West (troop505@earthlink.net).

Directions to American Legion, Post 6: Head north (or south) on Fordham Blvd. (15/501) to Ephesus Church Rd., then turn east to the first traffic light at Legion Rd. Turn left (north) at that light and continue to the American Legion at 1714 Legion Rd. which will be on your right (behind the lake).

Troop 505 Webelos Survivor Games Invitational Nov 15

Friend in NeedCome and meet the Scouts in Troop 505 as we engage in our ‘1st Annual Survivor Games’. From 2 until 6 pm, the Webelos are invited to participate with us in learning and demonstrating some important wilderness survival skills in fun & safe team competitions. Then you’re welcome to camp with us that night, and break camp the next morning.

We’ll meet in the parking lot at the Fews Ford Access on Cole Mill Rd. at 1:45 pm, Saturday, Nov. 15th. please RSVP to Scoutmaster Robert West at troop505@earthlink.net or Jon Candelaria at jjcandel1@gmail.com.

Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC 27705

The Troop will be camping from Friday-Sunday, November 14-16th, if you are interested in camping with the Troop please RSVP to Scoutmaster Robert West at troop505@earthlink.net or Jon Candelaria at jjcandel1@gmail.com.

Troop 505 Webelos Frisbee Golf Cookout Invitational Oct 18

Can't WaitAttn Shakori District Webelos Den Leaders,

Come out and meet the boys in Troop 505 as we play some DISC GOLF and CAPTURE THE FLAG! Afterwards, you will cook and eat supper together. Boys and their parents are invited to learn about what our troop has planned for the upcoming months, how our troop works, and meet the boy and adult leaders.

Saturday, October 18, 3-7pm

We will play disc golf at the UNC course and then drive a short distance to a picnic shelter at Umstead Park in Chapel Hill.

Directions to disc golf course: I-40 to NC 54 to Chapel Hill, straight under the 15-501 overpass towards the UNC Campus, continue to left at 1st light onto Country Club Rd., 3rd right into Center, 1st tee at bottom of hill. Park at 1st tee. 110 Laurel Hill Road.

During our scout year, we are planning white water rafting, rock climbing, zip lining, caving, water skiing, snow skiing/tubing, beach trip, snorkeling, bicycling, indoor sky diving, fun overnight, wilderness backpacking trip, sail boating, wilderness survival weekend, and Florida Sea Base in 2016!