Category Archives: Service

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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Scouting for Food and Upcoming Training

1. Scouting for food Announcement – Save the dates 3/29 bag drop-off and 4/4 food pickup> Also looking for submissions for the Scouting For Food Patch – Download Scouting for Food Patch Design Contest Info

2. Troop 292 in Abingdon MD – Mega Merit badge Day Camp 2/15/14 and 3/22/14. This is a really nicely run event. The first day you go over requirements and complete some. The 2nd day you go back with all of the items you needed to do on your own to have them signed off. Download Merit Badge Day Camp Info

3. STEM Merit Badge Day -2/1/14 – Downtown
Download STEM Merit Badge Day Info

4. ADULT TRAINING – Upcoming IOLS training – Anyone planning on becoming an Assistant Scoutmaster needs to take this training. 3/22 + weekend of 4/4-6
Download Adult Leader Outdoor Skills Training Info

5. ADULT TRAINING – University of Scouting held at Carroll Community College
Downoad University of Scouting 2014 Info


Thank you,

Sharon Gardner

Care Packages for Soldiers

1) I am still collecting donations for the soldiers, if any one has anything to donate.
2) I am looking for volunteers to help me on my final workday. It is Nov 29 from 12-5 at Saint John the Evangelist church in Hydes MD. We are going to be packing the boxes and sending the care packages to the soldiers.
3) if you have any donations or can volunteer please contact me at

Thank You
Brian Swab

Service Day at Broad Creek

WHERE: Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

WHEN: Sat, 11/16 2013, 9AM–4PM

WHO: Open to Scouters of all ages. You can come as a Unit or individual.


Harford District Scout Leaders and Units:

Each year the Harford District sets aside 1 day so our units (Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Venture Units) or scouts within the units or the Order of the Arrow have the opportunity to perform Service Projects at Broad Creek Scout Reservation.

This year we asked the camp to provide a list so that your group knows of the projects that are available that day. This is an excellent way for many scouts to attain rank advancement by performing service as well as helping our own Boy Scout Camp.

Your group (or individual) can check in at Broad Creek Scout Reservation Headquarters Building starting at 9AM. The time period for projects is from 9AM to 4PM. From there, the Harford District Camp masters will direct you to the Quartermaster Building for your project.

Please let us know that your group (or individual) are planning on attending that day so we can forward your unit information to the Camp Rangers and the Harford District Camp Masters.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me. The list of projects is below.

Rich Trznadel
Harford District Activities Chair

Broad Creek – the following are the projects for the Harford service day:

  • trail clearing – lots to do here.
  • split firewood
  • gutter cleaning
  • pressure wash siding on cabins
  • repaint gates
  • $ retrofit floorboards for new pipe system
  • sand / varnish oars

Have all material ready except where $ is indicated
Dave Weissert
Broad Creek Scout Reservation Camp Ranger