Post for 9/20

Due this Week

Request your blue cards from Ms. Manisha if you are going to the Merit Badge Weekend at Towson University.

Happening This Week


This Thursday’s Troop Meeting is a Court of Honor.


The Merit Badge Weekend at Towson University is this weekend, Sept. 23 – 24.

This event isn’t a Troop sponsored event and won’t be coordinated or staffed by Troop 899 leadership. So the scouts attending will be assigned to a provisional troop and responsible to follow the below participant guide. Scouts and any adult volunteers are responsible to bring copies of their Medical Forms A&B to the event. Below is the link for the merit badge prerequisites for the scouts registered to participate.


FYI, Julie Lefkowitz will be attending as a general volunteer and would love some company.  If any other adults are interested in volunteering, the only BSA training requirement is youth protection. Registration is available on-line.


Merit Badge University
Click on the following links below for the participant guide and prerequisites.
Participant Guide:
MB Prerequisites:

Eagle Project Fundraiser: Clean House Before the Holidays


Hi, everyone.


I’m looking for donations for a fundraising rummage sale supporting my Eagle Scout Project of remodeling the kitchen of Fallston Volunteer Fire Dept. Fire House #2.  I’m accepting anything that would go in a normal yard sale.  Call 410-877-3107 or e-mail Crayton at to arrange drop off or pick up of your donated items by October 6. For details, please see the attached flyer.



Crayton Buchanan


New Information

BOR Requests & Completed Blue Cards Due Dates:

Attached is the sheet handed out and reviewed with the scouts at our first meeting listing standing BOR dates as well as the dates emailed BOR requests are due.  Also listed are the dates completed merit badge cards (blue cards) are due in order to be included for the next COH.  Please also take a look at the reminders and notes regarding completed MB card submissions and BOR requests.


The next scheduled BOR is Sept. 28th.  Please email any Board of Review (BOR) requests to Ms. Manisha, by:

  • Thurs, Sept. 21st  meeting (also our troop’s COH)


Manisha Hong



Shred Day: Important Information for Scouts & Parents

Our SHRED DAY Fundraiser is in 2 weeks – Sat. Sept. 30 (9am to 12pm).  PLEASE take a few minutes to email the attached flyer to friends, family members and co-workers, and to post it on your Facebook or other social media sites.  Signs promoting the event will go up soon, but word-of-mouth is the best promotion.


Also, we’ll need scouts to work the event.  Please email me if you are able to work at the SHRED DAY.




Ann Matthews

Committee Chair


Christmas Wreath Fundraiser is On!

It’s time to start selling those Christmas wreaths. These high quality wreaths come ready to hang, and last for an amazingly long time. This has been one of our favorite fundraisers over the past years. Keep in mind that a portion of what you sell comes back to the Troop to offset the cost of camping weekends and the equipment that is needed to have a great time. The sale begins 09/21/17 and runs until October 26th. I’ll have the information and order forms at this week’s troop meeting. Check out the attached flyer for further details.




T Dawn Fitzgerald

3219 Suffolk Lane

Fallston, MD  21047


Troop 899 Committee Member




Blue Cards and Merit Badge Events

When you make your plans for attending merit badge events such as the Towson University event or the STEM day at Aberdeen, make sure you request your blue cards from Manisha Hong before you go. They do not hand out blue cards at the events, you must bring one with you.


Stem Merit Badge Day October 14

Stem Merit Badge Day at APG is October 14, 2017. There will be at least 20 Merit Badge options. This is open to Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts. Registrations opened August 15. See attached flyer.  Our own Mr. Lefkowitz will be a merit badge counselor for Chemistry!


Scholarship Opportunities for Eagle Scouts

If you are an Eagle Scout between your senior year of high school and junior year of college, check the following link for a chance to earn some cash for college:


The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need.  The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout Association scholarships opened Aug. 1, 2017. It will close for good on Oct. 31, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail on July 15, 2018, and money will be disbursed to these deserving Eagle Scouts in fall 2018.

Good luck!


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Camp cards

camp cards


Camp cards are now available. You can pick them up at troop meetings through April. Any unsold cards need to be returned by May 4th.  At only $5, these are not hard to sell, and half the money will go towards camping trips and activities, reducing your cost. See the attached flyer for the participating businesses. In addition to those on the flyer, Giant and Shoprite will honor the Safeway coupon.


Eagle Scout Project – A Message from Billy Hayden

August 13th, 2016 – FVAC House one
I am getting excited about my project; I am still looking for several Scouts and Adults to assist. If you are available please email me at or my dad at .

Tools that I would like to borrow if you have them and don’t mind allowing us to use them (all tools should be clean, safe, and marked with your name on them.)
2 – Electric Miter Saws
2 – 4’ Levels
4 – cordless drills
2 – Squares
2 – small hammers.
We will be meeting at the FVFAC at 9:00 am and should be able to complete the project by 2:00pm on August 13th, 2016. Parking and meeting location are attached.

Billy Hayden

Beach Jam

You asked. You begged. It’s on.


• World Class Amusement Piers filled with exciting rides and attractions
• Camping on the beach
• A delicious S’mores & Hot Cocoa Cafe (this activity requires an additional fee)
• Live entertainment
• Beach bonfire (September event only)
• Hayrides on the beach (September event only, this activity requires an additional fee)
• Delicious catered meals (hot breakfast Saturday and Sunday, barbecue dinner Saturday)
• Free Boardwalk Tram Rides

ADMISSION: Approx $75

Permission slips available on Troop 899 website at

Leader: ASM Ken Karlic,, 443-643-6380
Additional leaders to be named

For more information, check out the Beach Jam website

Eagle Scout Project – Billy Hayden

Billy Hayden will be starting his Eagle Scout Project on August 13th, 2016 at the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company. Please contact Billy if you will be able to assist. The project is scheduled to start around 9:00 am and finish up around 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. We will be building two 12’picnic tables. We will be working in two teams and I am sure it will be a lot of fun. A tools list will be sent out and additional information will follow.

Billy’s contact email:, or contact Mr. Mike, Mike, Mike at Thanks and looking forward to hear from you soon.