April 18, 2015

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Sign Up Now – May 2015 Outing – Cheat River Whitewater Rafting

GLY_050314_1000_02-6When: May 15 – 17, 2015
Where:   Cheat River, Albright, WV
Time:  Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 4:30 for a 5:00 departure, Friday, May 15th
Return to St. Francis around noon on Sunday, May 17th

The Cheat River Watershed is the largest free flowing watershed in the Eastern United States. The Cheat is one of the few rivers that flows Northward – with its beginnings in West Virginia’s highest mountains. The river offers whitewater rapids for all ages and levels of experience.  The outfitters will provide all the equipment and a trained guide.

Volunteers – iSchool for Future’s Science Activities at Herndon


Volunteer for iSchool for Future’s Science Activities at Herndon

Friday, April 17, 2015

MOM’s Organic Market in Herndon (424 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20171)

iSchool for the Future will be offering a few tables with hands-on science activities outside MOM’s Organic Market in Herndon  this upcoming Friday, April 17th, from 11am to 2:30pm. They could use some volunteers to help them set up, take down, and run the activities.  [Read More…]

Sign Up Now For Summer Camp – 2015

resicaSummer Camp at Resica Falls Scout Reservation
June 21 – June 27, 2015

Resica Falls is located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  

  • Situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Resica Falls Scout Reservation is a 4200+ acre Scouting Paradise. Set in what seems like an endless track of mountain trails, clear streams, and waterfalls is an amazing program of activities for Scouts to enjoy for their summer camp experience. Resica Falls offers more than 65 merit badges, including 11 required for Eagle. More information can be found on their website www.resicafalls.org.

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Sunrise Easter Service at Great Falls National Park – Historian Report

DSCF4574By James Y. (Scorpion Patrol Historian)

On a Sunday on April 5th, a handful of scouts went to the Great Falls National Park to help with the church service. However, it began before sunrise, so all of us had to wake up at early in the morning and get there before 6:15 A.M. Once we got there, we were to pass out the flyers to the people coming in. It was cold and we were sleepy.

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NoVA Mini Maker Faire Volunteer Service – Historian Report


NoVA Mini Maker Faire Volunteer Service – Historian Report

March  15, 2015

by James Y. (Scorpion Patrol Historian)

On March 14, three scouts from Troop 55 went to Reston South Lakes High school for setup for the NoVA Mini Maker Faire that was being hosted there. Tables needed to be set up, boxes needed to be moved, and things needed to be taken the cafeteria, where the action would be taking place. Some objects were so heavy the needed to be pushed on carts. And some were so big it was a tight fit through the door. Everything needed to be set up because the next day was the real science fair. There were airplane building sections, a huge tent structure, computers and technology, and many sections for drones and robots. [Read More…]

April Outing – Gettysburg Bike or Hike – April 11-12

gettysburgimageWhen: April 11-12, 2015
Where:  Artillery Ridge Campground, Gettysburg, PA
Time: Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 am on Saturday, April 11, 2015 Return to St. Francis mid-afternoon on Sunday, April 12, 2015, approx time 1pm

Troop 55 will travel to Gettysburg, PA and learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War, the setting for President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address”. The group will camp at Artillery Ridge Campground, conduct an orienteering instructional session, see a short movie at the visitor’s center, then the group will split – some will go on a biking tour through the battlefield (14 miles), and the rest will do a 4 mile hike. All bikers must have helmets, and have bikes that are capable of this ride.

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