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

Merit Badge Make-Up Day

Do you have merit badges that you started boyscoutbadgesat Summer Camp, but just didn’t quite finish? We have a solution for you! Just go to Merit Badge Make-up Day at Beaumont Scout Reservation, on Saturday, August 8th. The event begins at 9:00 am. Bring your “partials” (incomplete merit badge application cards), your completed work, a water bottle, and a snack… Scouts desiring assistance to complete their merit badge will need to report to Beaumont, in his Field uniform (Scout Shirt, Necker, Scout Shorts, Scout Socks) – unless it is an aquatics merit badge (swimming or lifesaving), then in his swim suit, WITH his partial merit badge card from summer camp. The Scout will report directly to the subject area at 9 AM in uniform, just as he did at summer camp (click here for a map of the merit badge areas). The counselor will be available to sign off any work which the Scout has completed prior to arriving at Beaumont. Simply bring the completed work along with the tan MB card showing the partial and review the completed work with the counselor. If a Scout still needs to catch a fish for his Fishing or Fly Fishing merit badge, counselors will be available at Souson Park from 9 – 12, as well.  Click here for important details.

To see what you need to work on, please visit the Troop 501 Advancement Portal. There, after you login, you can pull up your advancement information, and view your incomplete merit badges. “Partials” (partially completed merit badge cards) will be distributed at the next troop meeting, August 4, 2015. This is not a troop event.  Scouts wanting to attend to finish their merit badges can do so individually.

We found this video about Merit Badge Make-Up Day in the archives of the Eagle Scout Association. Though it is from 2008, and pre-dates our troop, if you pay attention, at the 1:38 mark, you’ll see two of Troop 501’s founding Scouts, Blake and Jessie. Without these two young men, there would be no Troop 501, today. While the video may be a little older, the information still holds true to this day.

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