Vol. 8 Issue 5
The April Biking Camp out did not allow the crew of 10 Scouts a lot of rest. The night of arrival was a bit of a hassle to just find the campsite. Thanks to Mr. Chapman for his help in exploring the roads. Overnight there was a bit of rain but Saturday was a beautiful day. The bikers went off to hit the trails. SPL Aaron Hepner and Mitch Kern showed that even Life Scouts can get lost! After three hours on the trail, Aaron admitted he was a bit confused, but never lost! Saturday evening, Troop 44 faced a Troop from Goose Creek in a game of manhunt, but the winner is still unknown. Sunday morning the Troop enjoyed a well prepared worship service lead by Chaplain Will Snow. After services, the Troop conducted a service project for the State Park, planting some Mountain Laurels near a cabin. The Troop did and excellent job of packing and actually made it back to the church 30 minutes ahead of schedule! It was a great weekend, enjoyed by Scouts and adults alike!
The program Theme for May will be Wilderness Survival and Camping. The PANTHER Patrol is the program patrol for the month. The FALCON Patrol is the service patrol of the month.
Beaver Day is a once a year work day to get Camp Hononwah ready for Summer Camp. A special activity patch is awarded for participating (all unawarded patches are destroyed, so you have to participate to get one). Scouts from all over the Council will be participating. Scouts that are working as camp counselors are required to participate. If you wish to participate in Beaver Day, please arrive at Camp Hononwah at 9AM on Saturday morning, prepared to work until 4 PM. Lunch will be provided by the Council.
The Rechartering Ceremony is scheduled for May 4 at the 11:15 AM service of St. James Episcopal Church. All Scouts and Scouters are encouraged to attend in Full Class A Uniform. Please plan on coning to the church at about 10:45 AM, so the Troop can assemble and be seated together. This is one of the few time in the year that we can directly express to St. James Episcopal church how much we appreciate their support. Be sure to come to the rechartering service to show your support.
The May Camp out is the annual family camp out at the James Island County Park. Troop 44 will be camping with Pack 44 and will be participating in the Bridging up Ceremony Saturday night. The Troop will also be setting up the Rope Bridge on Saturday morning, and presenting a flag retirement ceremony at the campfire on Saturday night. Cost for the Camp out will be $15.00. This will cover food and all camping fees. The Troop will be eating all meals with the Pack. The Saturday evening meals will be $5.00 for those who can only come on Saturday night. Please sign up at the next Troop Meeting.
All Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, along with the Troop Junior Leaders will hold a Patrol Leaders Council on the Monday following the camp out. The Troop committee will convene at 7: 30 PM, the same evening. All Committee members are reminded to attend.
Troop 44 will recognizeNAYLOR BROWNELL on Saturday May 24th with an Eagle Ceremony at the James Island Presbyterian Church at 1632 Fort Johnson Road. All Scouts of Troop 44 are invited to attend. All Scouts should be in full uniform at this ceremony. The Time of the Eagle Ceremony will be announce at the troop meetings. A reception will follow the ceremony.
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