Tag Archive: Troops

Feb 06

February’s Note from the District Chairman

Scouts and Scouters, Congratulations to Roy DeLauder on his Silver Beaver Award. Well deserved. As all of you unit leaders know, we are in the process of re-chartering, this must be completed by February 29, 2012. As of this date, only 18 out of 43 units have started this process. That is 42% of the …

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Feb 06

We Like Mulch! January Poll Results

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 Januarys Poll Question: What is your most effective fundraising activity? Results:   While you’re here take a moment to review the answers to January’s question, fill out the poll (in the column directly to the right) about fundraising.  The results from these polls help to guide some of the discussions within the District Committee and will give …

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Feb 06

2012 Friends of Scouting “FOS” Campaign Underway

MLDFOS

The annual Friends of Scouting campaign raises more than $47,000 for the George Mason District, National Capital Area Council. Scouting is growing and thriving in the George Mason District. Strong leadership and a great volunteer base have enabled the District to continue to serve a large number of Scouts. We have accomplished this, in part, …

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Feb 06

The Trebuchet

Tower of London Trebuchet, photo by Jock Whittlesey

TREBUCHET!  TREBUCHET!  TREBUCHET! Never seen a trebuchet being launched?  Click here  to watch this fabulous trebuchet launching at the Warwick Castle in England.  Standing at a height of 18 meters tall and weighing 22 tons, the Warwick Castle trebuchet is capable of hurling an object of 15 kilos in weight at up to 150 miles an hour.  …

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Feb 06

February update: Fall 2012 Camporee

pioneering trebuchet[1]

As a patrol, Scouts will build a trebuchet using pioneering and lashing skills that will hurl a small pumpkin.   Design, build, and test your trebuchet prior to the camporee, but be prepared to reassemble it at the designated launch area at the Camporee. Many thanks to those from Troops 152, 349, and 1887 for their ideas for the competition. POC: …

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