Category Archives: Meetings

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.


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!

Parent/Leader Meeting

Parent/Leader Meeting

January 27, 2014, 7 pm at FUMC

As leaders of Troop 899 we have heard some concerns that the current direction of the Troop may not be fulfilling expectations you and your scout may have. We would like to schedule a meeting between the Parents and Leadership of the Troop to air these concerns and come to some consensus on what changes need to be made going forward.

To start with we would like to suggest the following talking points and we can branch from these as time allows:

Leadership accessibility
Rank Advancement process
Rank Requirement sign off
Scoutmaster Conferences/Board of Reviews
Merit Badge process
Scout lead meetings and activities
Scout responsibility in advancement
Troop Communication
Scout Account guidelines

Please try to attend this meeting to discuss your concerns and help us improve the experience your scout has in Troop 899. Our goal is to create a safe, welcoming, challenging, learning environment that helps all grow in scout skills and leadership abilities.

Yours in Scouting,
Troop 899 Leadership

Philmont 2015

2015 Philmont Scout Ranch Expedition Informational Meetings

Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 9:00am
FUMC Providence Hall (lower level)

Lisa Murdock is offering these two informational meetings for any scout (accompanied by parent) and adult (male or female) who is interested in participating in the 2015 Philmont Expedition. You only need to attend one meeting; she is offering two meeting dates and times to accommodate all interested scouts/parents as much as possible.

Lisa will be covering the following topics:

Overview of Expedition
Equipment Requirements
Physical Requirements
Scout Requirements
Adult Leader Requirements
Available Resources

All scouts should have a parent present at the meeting. Please reply directly to Lisa at or (410) 557-6449 to let her know which meeting you plan to attend so she can prepare accordingly. Permission slips are due by Thursday, February 6, 2014, but can be turned in any time before then (the sooner the better!). There is a maximum number of participants.

Troop 899 has received a 2015 Philmont Scout Ranch Expedition for two (2) crews! Our arrival date at Philmont is July 22, 2015 and we depart August 3, 2015. Each crew will be 7 – 12 participants, scouts and adults. Please see the attached information sheet and [REVISED] permission slip for details. Please read both documents in their entirety. Pay attention to the eligibility requirements. Go to the Philmont website for more information at

Philmont Scout Ranch 2015 Information sheet
Philmont Scout Ranch 2015 Permission Slip

Yours in scouting
Lisa A. Murdock