Monthly Archives: December 2014

Troop 899 Christmas Party this Thursday

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Thursday, 12/18
Place: Fallston United Methodist Church

If you want to take part in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift between $5.00 and $15.00. Anyone who brings a gift will draw a number to determine the order of gift choosing

If you don’t want to participate in the gift exchange, don’t bring a gift.

See you all there!


Thank you Troop 899! Your generosity helped Scouts hold a successful Holiday Shop
at the Pack Meeting on Friday night. We heard that the Cub Scouts enjoyed shopping
and learning about High Adventure Camps. A special thank you to Lisa Murdock,
Jacob Murdock, and Wes Mackow for volunteering their time to answer questions and
talk about Philmont with the boys and parents!

Pictures Needed

If you took any pictures at any Troop functions this year, from summer camp to the present, I would greatly appreciate getting copies of them. You can either e-mail them to me at, give me copies at a Troop meeting, or if you have access to the Troop Dropbox, you can post them there. Please label the pictures or let me know where they were taken. I would like to use the pictures for a slideshow and year-end book of Troop events.

Thank you very much.

Sean Chason (Historian)

Bring your “Stuff”

The Philmont Crew is having a fundraiser and we would LOVE to help you clear out your clutter!  Your clutter could be our treasure!!!  Any donation is greatly appreciated!

What we need:
Donations!  We are looking for gently used or new items that would be suitable for a child’s gift to Mom, Dad, and brothers/sisters of varying ages.  Between Oct 30 and Dec 11, there will be a box for donations at the Troop meetings.  You can also contact Vickie Bratcher at

directly to make other arrangements.

Please remember donations should be new or ‘gently’ used.  Electronics should be in good working order.  Toys, puzzles, etc should have all pieces.  Some general categories we are in need of include:

  • Moms
  • Dads  (usually low donation rate)
  • Toys & Games
  • CD’s & DVDs
  • Housewares
  • Pets  (usually low donation rate)
  • Jewelry
  • Teens  (usually low donation rate)
  • Books
  • Christmas items