We will be ordering troop T-Shirts and hoodies during the next two troop meetings. These troop T-Shirts, often referred to as “Class B” uniform, are of the highest quality, and affordable, at only $10, each. There are a number of activities during which we will wear a Scouting T-shirt, instead of the full field uniform (often referred to as the “Class A” uniform). These shirts are a great way for the entire family to show their 501 Pride!
Our June (12th – 14th) campout will be at Johnson’s Shutins. This is a perennial favorite of the Scouts of Troop 501! This will be an optional family camp-along, where the Scouts will camp as a patrol, and families are invited to to camp in an adjacent campsite, and join us for our activities. Speaking of activities… There is so much to do at Johnson’s Shut-ins. Saturday morning, after breakfast, we will head out to Elephant Rocks State Park, to explore. Then, we’ll head back to camp, eat lunch, change into our swim trunks, and go to the shut-ins.
Ian Places Flag
On Sunday, May 24, we will, again be participating in the annual Memorial Day Good Turn. The Scouts will be placing flags on the the graves of our veterans at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. We will meet at the McDonald’s on Telegraph (in front of Walmart) at 11:00 am, sharp. Scouts need to be dressed in full uniform, without sashes. Scouts need to have eaten (but not be overly full), bring water, and should have a hat. Scouts need to be wearing sunscreen, and in the case of inclement weather, need to have raingear. This is a solemn, but important event, that is very meaningful to our veterans, and touching to all who have seen and participated in it.
Summer Camp information, forms, and documents are being posted. In addition to general information about our summer camp, the following forms are now available: a link to the Annual Health and Medical Record, the Individual Scout Record, and Merit Badge Offerings.
One of neat features of the Troop website was the event listing on the right column. Unfortunately, when the website was updated several months ago, the even listing started behaving erratically, and had to be disabled. The coding for the events listing has now been fixed, and has been re-enabled, and it looks really good! The Troop 501 Calendar can still be accessed from the Calendar tab, under the Header/ Banner Image. On the calendar page, you can view the Troop Calendar from month to month, in any format that you choose. You can also import the Troop Calendar into your own, personal calendar.
In addition, a listing of upcoming events will be available in the right margin of most pages on the Troop website. The listing will show the next 10 upcoming events on the Troop calendar. It includes events for Scouts as well as leader training, and other district and council events, and will provide a quick, at-a-glance reminder of upcoming Troop Adventures! For more information about an event, click on the link that reads “More details…” You will be taken to that event’s entry in the Troop calendar. We hope you will find this a useful tool.