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Welcome to BSA Troop 414!

BSA Troop 414 meets every Monday at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Norge, Virginia.

We are a medium-sized Troop with a variety of activities and scheduled monthly outings.

For our first year scouts, our focus is on rank advancement with a very exciting program, the objective being that every 1st year scout achieve First Class by the end of their first year. For our older scouts, we have many high adventure activities and opportunities for merit badges and rank advancement as well.

If you are looking for fun & adventure, then BSA Troop 414 might be for you! New prospective members of Troop 414 are invited to visit one of our Troop meetings to learn more and speak with the Scouts and adult leaders.

Interested youth may also begin the application process at BeAScout.org.

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Operation Paperback is in Full Swing!

Posted by hrichardson on Feb 21 2018 - 6:51pm

Let's support this great cause!

From Adam Priestley from Our Savior's Lutheran Church (and Eagle Scout from Troop 414 from back in 2002):

"Operation paperback will take ANY MEDIA and distribute it to the troops and families. I am the registered shipper for Our Saviour’s. It’s a neat program where I plug in what types of books I have and it spits out the addresses that have requested genres that I have in hand. To date, we have sent just over 400 books stateside and overseas including Kuwait, Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and some obscure place in Africa.

We are in special need of magazines and children’s books. There are often requests for troops overseas for children’s books so they can read to their kids over webcam. Having many friends in the military I understand how much soldiers appreciate thoughts and gifts from home, but with the advent of iPhones and iPads and such, books and media are becoming increasingly in short supply.

Please spread the word for me to anyone you think would be interested. Place books and media in the red, white, and blue box in the foyer of the fellowship hall (operation paperback insignia on the front). Please contact me if anyone would like to make a monetary donation (.25cent a book). If you have a large number of books show up, we can get together with the [Scouts] and box them up for shipping if they are interested. Lastly, there are specific reading lists, and special request books that come across my email periodically, if anyone expresses interest in working with special requests or what a reading list for a particular branch please send them to me or have them visit operationpaperback.org."

First Colony Scout Clothes Closet

Posted by hrichardson on Feb 18 2018 - 6:15am

Mark Phinney manages the Scout Clothes Closet for our district, and he reports that it's overflowing with Scout shorts, shirts, and assorted items.

If you want or need something, please feel free to reach out to Tom Spalthoff or Mark (phinneym@cox.net) and we'll see what we can do!

Camp Sinoquipe (SIN-O-QUIP-EE) Summer Camp

Posted by ccoenen on Feb 17 2018 - 11:19am

Summer camp will be here before we know it.  Camp Sinoquipe has been delayed in getting out the details about the camp offerings.  We will schedule a parent meeting as soon as we have the details.  Please make sure that you sign up on the website to ensure that we have your reservation.

OSLC Book Drive - Benefits Military Overseas and Vets here at Home

Posted by hrichardson on Feb 12 2018 - 8:42am

The Social Ministry and Missions Committee of OSLC is joining efforts with Operation Paperback (OP) in supporting our men and women overseas with the donations of books. Operation Paperback began in 1999, sending its first shipments to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and has shipped well over 2 million books overseas since. In addition to overseas locations, OP provides books to veteran’s hospitals, wounded warrior programs, military families, military chaplains, professional development courses, special request books, and children’s book for deployed troops to read to their children via webcam or DVD. Over 19,000 volunteers from all 50 states send on average 15,000 books overseas each month. OP is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

Chair Storage at OSLC

Posted by admin on Feb 11 2018 - 2:20pm

Please see the attached note on the proper storage of the chairs and tables used in Fellowship Hall.

It is important that we return the chairs and tables to their correct places and in the closet as described. Thanks.

Final Call - 25th Anniversary T-Shirt Order

Posted by hrichardson on Feb 9 2018 - 1:21pm

See attached design, size charts and sign-up sheet.

The following folks have signed up for the 25th Anniversary t-shirt order.  Please let either Henry DeVasher or Heath Richardson know by Monday night, Feb 12, if you want to be added to the list for this souvenir of our 25th.  Orders will go out the next day.  Shirts can be worn as an alternative Troop 414 Class B for any outing.  Estimated price per shirt will be approx. $15.

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