On March 5th a group of scouts went to Monster Mini-Golf in Chantilly for the troop’s annual Fun Night. The scouts played mini golf and won some prizes at the arcade.
In mid-March, our troop went on a backpacking trip to Elizabeth Furnace. The weather was great, and the scouts managed to trek several miles without breaking a sweat
February 1st-3rd, a group of scouts went to Bryce Ski Resort. They stayed in condos instead of camping but did skiing and snowboarding for the majority of the trip. The scouts were also able to do the Winter Sports merit badge.
Last troop meeting, the scouts participated in the annual Duct Tape Night. Each patrol had complete various challenges using only duct tape and various cardboard items. It was a tough competition, but in the end the new girl patrol ended up winning.
On the 18th through the 20th, a group of scouts attended the Winter Merit Badge Camp. The scouts worked on a variety of merit badges from Camping to Programming. Every scout got to acquire some more merit badges, whether they be Eagle Scout required or not. And although the temperature was low, the scouts earned almost 60 merit badges and camped entirely in tents, earning 50 camping nights for this year.
This November, a portion of the troop went on the camp out to Sky Meadow Campground. It mainly served as a recruiting camp out for potential scouts who were interested in joining the troop. Meanwhile, the older scouts built a monkey bridge for the younger scouts to attempt to cross.
At this year’s Scouting for Food, a small group of scouts went door-to-door in local neighborhoods asking for donations of non-perishable food items to give to local food banks.
Early this December, the Weintraubs hosted the annual troop Christmas party. Over 70 scouts came, and there was a White Elephant gift exchange, of which was very exciting.