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“Flags for Our Hero’s” Service oportunity

Posted by eegutierrezvivas on May 15 2018 - 9:16pm

The Rotary Club of Alexandria is llooking for scouts to volunteer on their “Flags for Our Hero’s.” project in Alexandria.

Flags for Our Hero’s is a program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alexandria.  The club will be putting up U.S. Flags in Simpson Field, near Route 1 and Monroe. Volunteers will put them up on June 29th, The Club will have a ceremony to honor some hero’s on June 30th, and then take the flags down on July 7th.   They need some manpower to get as many as 200 flags into a grid pattern and into the ground on June 29th. 

Thank You Volunteers!

Posted by dtanthony on May 10 2018 - 9:30pm

Thank you to all who showed up for my Eagle project this Saturday, May 5th. Special thanks to Mr. Coburn, Mr.Stanko, Alex E., Griffin H., Ed and Alex K., and Mr. Clark. 

Interpatrol competition

Posted by eegutierrezvivas on May 10 2018 - 8:13pm

New Scouts patrol the Snake patrol advances to first place. Congratulations.

A Busy OA Weekend for the Troop

Posted by vjkiernan1 on May 8 2018 - 7:13pm

Troop 129 had a busy weekend at the Order of the Arrow Ordeal, held at Camp Snyder.

Four of our scouts -- Ethan A., Jack F., James E. and Caleb E. -- became members of the O.A. after completing the Ordeal, a (damp) weekend of service, ceremonies and reflection. (Login to see a picture.)

Youth Protection Training NEWS & OPPORTUNITY

Posted by jmbuchanan on Apr 29 2018 - 9:29pm

BAD NEWS: Your adult Youth Protection Training has been reset to expire at the end of September regardless of when you may have taken it. BSA has come out with a new version that we all need to take before October 1.

BSA ANNOUNCEMENT: An updated youth protection training is available for staff, leaders and parents. The training includes a three-module course that all leaders will be required to complete by September 30, 2018. The training encompasses Venturing and Exploring Youth Protection, therefore those videos are no longer available.
We encourage you to take the new training and spread the word. For technical questions or issues, please contact the Member Care Contact Center at myscouting@scouting.org.

GOOD NEWS: The new course is a significant update and most say a significant improvement.
The new course is now (since January) available online - Takes approx 1.5 hours minimum.
To help Colonial leaders become compliant with this new YPT requirement, the following in-person trainings have been scheduled for THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, May 1
LDS Stake Center
6219 Villa Street, Alexandria (off of Franconia Road)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2
Heritage Presbyterian Church
8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Thursday, May 3
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Haverkamp Room
2701 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria
7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Registration not required.

Davis H. Eagle Project Reschedule

Posted by dtanthony on Apr 26 2018 - 10:46pm
My Eagle Project will be May 5th. We will be cleaning and preserving a historic grave site known as the "The Grave of the Female Stranger" located in the Historic St. Paul's cemetery in Old Town Alexandria. All are welcome and food and drink will be provided. Thank you in advance for all who can volunteer. 


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