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

Congratulations to Troop 501’s Newest Eagle!

Troop 501 congratulates Billy Fisher on earning his Eagle Badge. Congratulations on a job well done!

Scouts Navigate a Successful Event!

Christian, Drew, Ian, and Steven participated in the annual Orienteering Festival at Beaumont Scout Reservation, on March 24, 2012, where in 60 minutes, they accumulated 90 points by locating several controls hidden about the reservation. Troop 501 put forth two two-man teams, that tied with each other for 4th place in the 11-12 year old group. The boys utilized map-reading skills to search out and find controls throughout the reservation, and then returned with their punch cards, just in time! Each team was given 60 minutes to find as many controls as they could, punching their card at each control, making sure to punch each in the right spot, in order to get credit for that control. A total of 30 controls worth various points were hidden amongst the rocks, trees, and yes, even latrines! The controls closest to the starting line were worth the fewest points, and those further from the starting line, and harder to get to, were worth the most points. Our Scouts did a fine job, accumulating points from controls from a wide variety of difficulties. All are looking forward to returning, next year.


Flag Retirement Ceremony at VFW

Don’t forget our Flag Retirement Ceremony coming up on Sunday, November 20, at 2:00. Please arrive by 1:00 pm, so we can run through it, and address any issues that may crop up.


Scouting for Food

Changes have been made to the Scouting for Food event. Saturday, November 19, we will meet at 10:00, at the Arnold Food Pantry (behind Subway) to help sort and package donated food items.

Fall Camporee

Please join Troop 501 for the 2011 Fall Camporee. The theme is cooking, and the Scouts of Troop 501 have planned a fantastic menu! Be sure to pack a variety of clothing appropriate for the weather. This will include warm and cool clothes, as well as rain gear. Be sure to bring your Scout Uniform!