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

Court of Honor

Our next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2012, at 7:00 pm. Court of Honor is where the Scouts are recognized for their advancement over the past quarter. Parents are encouraged to attend and support their Scout. Each family should bring a desert to share, and personal drinks.

May Campout Scheduled

Our May campout will be a relaxed experience at Saint Francois State Park. The boys will have the opportunity to play any games they bring, field sports (feel free to bring frisbees, balls, etc), and will even be able to fish in the Big River, should there be enough interest. This campout will be one in which there will be few formally organized activities. The campout will be from May 25-27, 2012 (Memorial Day weekend – but not Memorial Day). We will be leaving the church at 6:30, sharp.

In light of the campout, our Troop will not participate in the Memorial Day Good turn at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, this year.

Spring Camp-O-Ree Success

The spring camp-o-ree was a great success! While the families of the Scouts of Troop 501 were weathering the storms that hit Saint Louis, we had a dry weekend, with mostly blue skies. The boys had a blast moving from station to station, and racing the car they built. The food was good, and there was plenty to eat. We can’t wait for the next one.

Memorial Day Good Turn

Sunday, May 27, 2012 will be the annual Memorial Day Good Turn at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. This will be the 63rd year that Scouts will be placing American flags on the graves of our brave servicemen and women. We will meet at the church parking lot at 11:00 am, and carpool. Be sure to bring a water bottle, and rain gear! Patches are available for purchase, and are priced as follows: Main Patch (Does not change from year-to-year) – $3; Year Tabs (2012, and limited quantities of prior years) – $0.50; 60 Year Commemorative lapel pin – $1.00.

Spring Camp-O-Ree

This year’s Spring Camp-O-Ree will be at S Bar F Scout Ranch, April 27-29, and the theme is: The Amazing Race. There will be many events that we will compete in throughout Saturday, with a campfire Saturday night. The cost is $21, with $15 for food, and $6 for the Camp-O-Ree camp fees. This is sure to be a GREAT event!!! We will leave the church parking lot at 6:30… We will get to set up camp during daylight. Yea!!!