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

Last Minute Summer Camp Reminders

Don’t forget:

Order of the Arrow Candidates need to bring an additional $20 for their “Citation,” if they are elected (if not elected, will be returned), and a small tarp.

Be sure to check to see if any of your merit badges require additional funds (Horsemanship, etc), and bring them with you;

Each Scout should bring two cans of Kool-Aid type drink mix, both the same flavor, but no lemonade or raspberry;

Scouts may bring snacks, which must be kept in the trailer – but, no chocolate, as it will melt and be a huge mess;

Swimming trunks and towel should be packed on top of tote.

Let’s have some fun!!!

Troop 501 Eagle Candidate Featured on National BSA Website!

2013-06-16 12.12.53Congratulations to Blake Hufford, Eagle Candidate, founder and member of Troop 501! He and his Eagle Project have been featured by Scouting magazine’s Senior Editor, Bryan Wendell, as one of 25 Scouts and Eagle Projects in the June 21, 2013 article, Photo finishes: Before-and-after shots of 25 Eagle Scout projects. Bryan writes, “The Eagle Scout Service Project is a remarkably powerful force that’s transforming our country for the better each time a city park, church, or school gets repaired and beautified. Let’s celebrate this transformation by looking at 25 great Eagle Scout projects. And like any good makeover, the best way to appreciate the change is through before-and-after photos. Enjoy, and congrats to these young men.” Read the full article, here.

Please Join Us for Blake’s Eagle Project

Please join us for Blake’s Eagle Service Project. He is installing a flagpole at New Hope United Methodist Church. We will get started at 10:00 am, on Saturday, June 15. We will be digging the hole, prepping it for the pole, setting the sleeve in concrete, planting flowers, and replacing the marble chips. Blake has asked that volunteers bring work gloves, shovels, trowels (for the flowers), a “two-man” hole digger/auger (12″) (if anyone has one), and other weapons of mass construction… The cement has to set for about 24 hours, so the pole and flag raising will occur on Sunday, June 16, at about 11:00 (Pole), and 12:00 for Flag raising and group photo. Please wear your Troop 501 T-shirt (or other Scout T-shirt) Saturday, and “Class A” (with merit badge sash) uniform on Sunday.

See you there!

For those of you who would still like to lend financial support to this worthwhile cause (the project is still in a deficit), the fundraiser that Blake designed remains active. Please click here, or read the next post for further information…