Troop 501 Eagle Scouts

Andrew Jackson - 2011

Project: Recycle Bins at the World Bird Sanctuary

William "Billy" John Fisher, III - 2012

Project: Fire Truck Reading Center at Arnold Branch Library

Christopher "Blake" Hufford - 2013

Project: Flag Pole Installation and Beautification Project at New Hope United Methodist Church

Paul Morton Claeys - 2013

Project: Playground Renovation and Update; Construction and Installation of Benches at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Drew Vitello - 2014

Project: Development and Installation of interactive, 3-D, educational playground mural at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Blake’s Eagle Project Fundraiser

Blake is working on his Eagle Project! His proposal has been approved by the Eagle Board, and now it’s time to get busy! He will be installing a flagpole at New Hope United Methodist Church. To help raise funds for his project, Blake is hosting an online vendor fair. Many of the vendors are donating 100% of their proceeds to Blake for his project. Please check out the wide selection of vendors and products available. Every purchase helps the church get a new flagpole, and helps Blake get closer to his Eagle… There is something for everyone!

Click here to check it out, now!

Jefferson Barracks Memorial Day Good Turn

Troop 501 will be participating in the Gravois Trails Memorial Day Good Turn at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, on Sunday, May 26, 2013. This is an annual service project where we place flags on each grave in the cemetery.  We will meet at the McDonald’s in front of Walmart on Telegraph at Interstate 270/ 255 in South County, at noon. We will then drive into the cemetery, find a pace to park, move to the staging area, and then wait to process in at 1:00. There will be a presentation, speeches, etc, and then, finally, we will receive our instructions, and start placing the flags.

Remember, this is a somber event, deserving of respect, reverence, and a time to honor these men and women.

All scouts and leaders should be in full, Class A uniform. Be sure to bring a full water bottle, and raingear. There will be a lot of standing, initially. For those of you who still need hours for your Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge, this is a good way to get some!

A Blast Was Had at Pack 830 Picnic

The Scouts of Troop 501 helped Pack 830 with their picnic, today, and did a fine job. The cubs and WEBELOS really had a blast with teh water rockets (I know… I just couldn’t resist)! Special Thank you goes out to our Scouts present: Alex, Ian, and Steven. Our troop T Shirts looked great, made quite the impression, and it was great to even see Mr and Mrs Feldewerth proudly donning theirs! Mrs Jacquez, Cubmaster of Pack 830 could not say enough about the Boy Scouts of Troop 501. Thank you so much!

Summer Camp Information Posted

All of the information about Summer Camp has been posted. Please click on the Camping menu, above. From there, you can click on the “Summer Camp” drop down menu, as well as the “2013 Summer Camp Documents” item. Please review these pages carefully, and in their entirety. There is a ton of information, here. Be sure to print out the 2013 Summer Camp Manual for Scouts, as well as the Individual Schedule, and bring them to meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. We will discuss these items during our summer camp informational meeting, that night.

Money for Summer camp ($240) is due by the May 28 troop meeting, if you have not yet paid.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Workshop, Summer Camp Meeting, and Troop 501 Committee Meeting

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, we will have a Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Workshop during Troop Meeting. Be sure to download the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Pamphlet, as well as the Citizenship in the Community Workbook. All Scouts will be expected to have worked on their workbook. Keep in mind that Scouts are also required to attend a city or town hall meeting, or local or State Court hearing (refer to the Merit Badge Pamphlet and workbook for details), in order to earn the badge. We will keep you posted on any pre-work required, as well.

While the Scouts are working on their merit badge, we will have a Summer Camp Information Meeting and Committee Meeting. We have a few important items to discuss, such as funding, and Adult elections into the Order of the Arrow.