Jul 29

OA – Goshen Bus Loading

Each summer during the weekends while Goshen Scout Reservation is in operation, the Council provides bus transportation for units and provisional Scouts to the reservation’s six camps. The OA Lodge provides support for each of these weekends to help assure the success of this operation. Each chapter is responsible for providing Arrowmen on their assigned weekend(s).

 

For Northern Virginia, the location of the departure and arrivals of the buses is the Fairfax County Government Center parking lot. (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA).

 

The George Mason Chapter has been assigned July 19 and July 20.   We need about 10 Arrowmen each day from 8:30 am to 12:30.  Uniform is Class B  with OA sash.  Come join us for this annual service commitment.

 

(Note:  Units leaving for Goshen should NOT arrive at the Fairfax Government Center prior to 9 am.)

Jul 29

***IMPORTANT POPCORN REMINDER***

Trails End

The deadline for placing your unit’s August popcorn order is this Friday, August 1, 2014.  Distribution is Saturday, August 16 at the Robinson Terminal, Springfield, VA.

  • Troops, crews, posts and packs with show-n-sells scheduled before September 20 (Sept. distribution) need to place an August order so that they have product to stock their popcorn booths and neighborhood blitzes.   Excess inventory available at council between distributions may be limited in selection and quantity and is on a first-come, first-served basis only.
  • Unit kernels and all popcorn points of contact – if you have not already done so, please go to www.ncacbsa.org/popcorn, take the brief survey, keying in your information and request a password to access the popcorn ordering system.  You will not be able to place orders without having access to the system.

Visit www.ncacbsa.org/popcorn to view comprehensive information in the popcorn Leader’s Guide including a complete listing of order/distribution dates.   Please also feel free to contact gmdistrictpopcorn@gmail.com at any time.   Happy Sales!

Jun 12

2014 POPCORN SALES

Trails End

Popcorn kernels – Maximize your bonus commission by attending one of the 2014 regional kickoffs.  Catch a local one on Tuesday, June 17th before school lets out.

Details

Kickoff Training

Flyer

Apr 01

Spring Camporee for 2014 canceled

The next Spring Camporee will be held at Camp Snyder, May 1-3, 2015

Apr 01

GM Scouts Honoring our Fallen Veterans

MemorialDayCelebrate Memorial Day by joining the George Mason District Venturers, Troops, and Packs  for “Flags-in”; placing American Flags on the graves of fallen Veterans.

The Scouts will be gathering in the parking lot at The National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042 on Monday, 26 May 2014. Please wear your Class A uniform.

Girl Scouts Welcome

Memorial Day Schedule:       0830-0900 – arrival and sign-in

                                              0915 – Opening & flag placement training

                                              0930 – begin flag placement

                                              1000, 1100, 1200 & 1300 – TAPS to blown

                                              1130 – Pizza Lunch

                                              1230 – Probable completion of event

Training by Crew 976 will include proper method to place flags and walking the rows of graves. 

 

On Memorial Day 2013 approximately 95 Scouts plus parents and Scouters from our District participated in this patriotic activity.  Scout service hours, (3hrs) patches and rockers will be available.  Cemetery Staff will supply flags, drinks, and a pizza lunch.  MSG Roussey, SM, Pack 661, has volunteered to blow TAPS; other buglers welcome.  Class-A uniforms. 

 

Note: Falls Church City Schools and Fairfax County Schools are on holiday Monday. 

 

For information contact Kurt R. Johnson, ADC Falls Church at (703) 849-8967 or e-mail: kurt_johnson@verizon.net

 

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