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

Letter to Parents/Leaders 2012 Summer Camps


June 30, 2012


All Greater St. Louis Area Council camping activities will continue as scheduled this weekend and next week. Scouts, parents and leaders are advised to prepare for the current combination of high temperatures and low humidity.


Personal Health, Safety

  • Extra emphasis should be placed on attendees staying hydrated. No one should attend camp without a water bottle and they should carry it with them to all activities.
  • Water is available in all program areas. Staff will be reminding leaders to continually monitor other leaders and Scouts for any signs of heat-related illness.
  • There will be extended times for swimming at all camps.
  • Cooling stations are available at all camps for Scouts, parents or leaders.
  • Dress in light-colored and loose-fitting clothing. Wearing hats and liberal use of sunscreen are encouraged.
Camp Safety
  • Current conditions require extra caution be taken with all fires. Units are discouraged from building campfires for recreational purposes.
  • Units that use charcoal fires for cooking are encouraged to reduce and consolidate the number of fires used for preparing food.
  • Units are encouraged to use alternative sources of heat for cooking, such as propane or gas stoves.
  • At no time should there be open flames inside or around tents.

If Scouts, parents or leaders have any questions or concerns during their stay at camp, they should contact the camp director or a member of the camp staff.

–Joe Mueller
Director of Public Relations
Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America