Monthly Archives: January 2016

Boy Scout National Jamboree

Calling all Boy Scouts and Adult Leaders. We need to gauge interest in the Boy Scout National Jamboree. The National Jamboree will be July 19-28 2017 in West Virginia and cost about $975 per Scout. More information and details to follow, but we need to know if there’s enough interest in the Troop to participate. If you think you would be interested, please e-mail Fallstontroop899@gmail.com and put Jamboree in the subject line.

Troop 899 Winter Cabin Camping Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28, 2016

Join Troop 899 for Winter Cabin Camping at The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground located in Rohrersville, Maryland near Frederick. We have secured four heated Tree Cottages. A day trip to nearby Historic Harpers Ferry, WV is planned where the Scouts will break into patrols and have an opportunity to explore the town, learn more about it’s unique history and be challenged to complete the photo scavenger hunt (please bring a digital camera or cellphone). Upon arriving at camp on Friday the Scouts will be assigned their cabin and patrol for the weekend. Friday night dinner will be provided at camp, and Saturday lunch will be enjoyed by all in town. Scouts will be patrol camp cooking all other meals. We will depart on Friday, Feb. 26th at 4:00pm from FUMC and return at 12:00pm on Sunday, Feb. 28th at Fallston Library.

The permission slip, detailed itinerary and suggested packing list can be found on the Troop Website. Permission Slips are due no later than Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Please contact Jeff Beavers jdbeavers@comcast.net with any questions.

lazer tag night

NON-SCOUT EVENT

The Gardner’s and Beaver’s would like to invite all of their Scouting friends to the 2016 Laser tag event on Sunday February 14th at the Beaver’s farm. As before we will have 3 hours of organized laser tag games with James from Tom’s Laser tag. Please arrive by 5:45 pm for check-in and directions. The cost this year is $25 per person. Siblings and friends are welcome. There are a maximum of 40 slots available and will be filled first come first served. I am also asking that payment be made ahead of the event this year so I don’t have to spend the whole night counting money πŸ™‚ . Signing up will commit you to the $25 charge unless a replacement can be found.

Parent’s please plan on coming too. We provide friend chicken, soft drinks and all paper products. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

For those of you new to this – we have a non-scouting laser tag party every year with an outfit from Virginia. They bring all of the equipment and run multiple organized games with the kids (and adults if they are so inclined). In between games (or when a player is out) they come inside for food and fun. The adults get some time to socialize. It is a lot of fun and we hope your family will join in.

Any questions and to sign up please contact Sharon at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com

Sharon, Clint, Jeff & Stacie

Jason Bratcher’s Eagle Project Fundraiser 2 parts – come to one, or both! After being stuck at home in the Blizzard of 2016, treat yourself to a night out for the dogs!​

Your dinner and/or dessert will help provide warm, snugly beds for homeless dogs at the shelter! I am raising funds to purchase the supplies needed to build toys and elevated dog beds, like the one above, for my Eagle Project.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

T.G.I.Fridays (Bel Air)
4:00PM – 10:00PM

YOGO Crazy (Next to Friday’s)
4:00 PM – 9:03 PM

You must bring a flier or pull it up on your phone (Attached)

Bratcher Eagle Project Fund Raiser

eagle project fundraising fliers

Boy Scout National Jamboree

Calling all Boy Scouts and Adult Leaders. We need to gauge interest in the Boy Scout National Jamboree. The National Jamboree will be July 19-28 2017 in West Virginia and cost about $975 per Scout. More information and details to follow, but we need to know if there’s enough interest in the Troop to participate. If you think you would be interested, please e-mail Fallstontroop899@gmail.com and put Jamboree in the subject line.

Philmont, Summer 2017

Troop 899 has secured two crews for Philmont the summer of 2017. Our arrival date is July 26, 2017 and our departure date is August 7, 2017. The crews will likely depart Fallston on July 25, 2017 and arrive back in Fallston on August 7, 2017. Having two crews allows us to send a maximum of 12 crew members per crew of with a minimum of 2 adults per crew and maximum of 4 adults per crew.

ELIGIBILITY:
Youth crew members must be 14 years of age on the date of arrival OR have completed the eighth (8th) grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to date of arrival. (Participants 18 through 20 years of age may be counted as either a youth or an adult crew member)

COST:
The 2017 Expedition fee is $895 per participant. Total cost including airfare and land transportation will be around $1750 to $1850, plus costs for personal gear and prep outings. A non-refundable reservation fee (deposit) of $100 per participant is due January 29, 2016.

More details are provided on an information sheet on our website http://troop899fallston.org/outings/. If you would like to be added to this trip roster or have any questions please contact Audrey or Jon Streett amstreett@gmail.com or complete the permission slip found on our website http://troop899fallston.org/outings/.

Go to the following website for detailed information and forms: http://troop899fallston.org

New BSA Rank Advancement Rules, effective 1/1/2016

New rank advancement rules went into effect on January 1. Handouts that can be inserted into scout handbooks will be available at this week’s meeting but can also be downloaded from: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_BS_Requirements_Insert.pdf

In general, here are the new rules:
-Scouts who joined BSA on or after 1/1/2016 MUST follow all of the new rank requirements.

-Scouts who joined BSA prior to 1/1/2016 …
-and are between the rank of tenderfoot and first class may continue to follow the old requirements but MUST convert to the new requirements after attaining the rank of first class.
-who have completed the rank of first class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on based on the old requirements but MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.

Beginning 1/1/2017, all scouts MUST use the current requirements regardless of rank.

New BSA Rank Advancement Rules, effective 1/1/2016

New rank advancement rules went into effect on January 1. Handouts that can be inserted into scout handbooks will be available at this week’s meeting but can also be downloaded from: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_BS_Requirements_Insert.pdf

In general, here are the new rules:
-Scouts who joined BSA on or after 1/1/2016 MUST follow all of the new rank requirements.

-Scouts who joined BSA prior to 1/1/2016 …
-and are between the rank of tenderfoot and first class may continue to follow the old requirements but MUST convert to the new requirements after attaining the rank of first class.
-who have completed the rank of first class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on based on the old requirements but MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.

Beginning 1/1/2017, all scouts MUST use the current requirements regardless of rank.

Summer Camp 2016

Greeting All Scouts and Scout parents,

I would like you to talk to your Scouts about summer camp this year at Camp Sinoquipe.www.mason-dixon-bsa.org/camp-sinoquipe/20520 we will be going week 3 July3-9. The troop needs to send a second deposit of $25.00 per scout by January 15th. This amount will be charged to your scouts scout acct. The total cost of this week long camp is $360.00 per scout. This fee includes all meals and most activities. Also check out the above link to see all this camp offers. THE MOUNTAIN MAN PROGRAM IS A 1ST COME 1ST CAMP, SPACE IS limited and must be signed up in advance through THE CAMPS WEBSITE!

Please email me back by January 13th to be included in the head count.

Also I would like to start putting together our adult leaders that will be going, please contact me if you can come share the summer camp fun!!!

Yours In Scouting,
Jeff Beavers
443-506-7586
jdbeavers@comcast.net