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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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Merit Badge Community College

Posted by admin on Oct 17 2017 - 7:13pm

I received the following email from Jeff Nelson <jknels@wm.edu> on a Merit Badge event he's planning. As we'll likely have a few Scouts interested in attending this, please let me and Jeff know if you're able to assist by teaching one of the classes.

Dear First Colony District Badge Counselors,

I am organizing a First Colony Merit Badge merit badge community college (MBCC). The goal is to help our senior scouts get their eagle-required badges where it might be hard for them to find appropriate merit badge counselors within their own troop. Cost is $5-$10 per merit badge.

Please let me know if your are a MB counselor (MBC) for any of these badges and would be willing volunteer to run it in the dates listed below:

  • Citizenship in the World and Nation
  • Environmental Science or Sustainability
  • Family Life and Personal Fitness
  • Personal Management
  • Communication

The plan is to cover the MBs over two sessions on Sunday 11/12/17 and Sunday 3/18/18 from 1:30 to 4:30 at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Most eagle-required MBs require substantial homework. The four-month gap between the sessions should the scouts ample time to complete their homework.  To keep things manageable, I plan to limit enrollment to 10 scouts per class.

Scouts interested in attending MBCC can sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/vPOmQEk8G4yWTV892 

It's Youth Protection Time Again!

Posted by admin on Oct 16 2017 - 11:38am

As we prepare for our unit recharter, it's imperative that all registered leaders re-take the Youth Protection course.

But Tom, you say, I took it last year and it's good for 2 years! Yes, that's true, but in order for Council to recharter us, the Youth Protection training must cover the ENTIRE year. Thus, if you took it in December, 2016, it will expire before the end of 2018, which prevents you from being included as a registered leader for 2018.

Good news! There's now a MyScouting app for your phone, and you can take the Youth Protection course right on your phone! Here are links to the different versions:

Please COMPLETE THIS TRAINING ASAP and let Bryan DeVasher (bryan.devasher@gmail.com) know when completed!

Rise Against Hunger - Service Hours

Posted by admin on Oct 16 2017 - 7:49am

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is seeking between 40 and 50 volunteers on Saturday, October 28th for Rise Against Hunger.

The community effort is being coordinated by three local churches: King of Glory Lutheran Church, St. Stephen Lutheran Church and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.  The goal is to make 10,152 meals (about 2 hours with 40 to 50 volunteers).  King of Glory, on Longhill Road, will be the site for assembling the meals.  To help make this event possible, we need to raise $1,500.  A five hundred dollar matching grant is being offered by OSLC’s or Our Saviour’s Social Ministry Committee.  For every dollar donated, the Social Ministry Committee will match with a dollar.

The event will begin with a prayer service at 1 p.m.  Assembling the meals will commence at 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  While the meals are being assembled, young people and others will make cards to send to our deployed military members.  The event will conclude with a hymn sing and closing prayer service at 4 p.m.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the passageway leading to the hall.  For information, contact Pastor Jim Nickols at 757.564.3745 or e-mail (jx4nick@cox.net).

DC Camping Trip - Signup Deadline 10/9!

Posted by tspalthoff on Oct 7 2017 - 10:17am

Our DC camping trip is quickly approaching and we're trying to finalize our travel plans. We're planning to leave first thing Saturday morning, spend the afternoon at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport, camp Saturday night, then hit the Fredricksburg battleground Sunday morning on the way back.

Please let a leader know if you'd like to attend or signup on the Troop website at https://www.bsatroop414.com/node/3235

Punkin Chunkin - Registration Deadline 10/9!

Posted by admin on Oct 3 2017 - 9:33pm

The program guide (attached) has just been released for Punkin' Chunkin' 2017!

We must register by Friday, 10/13 to avoid a $5/participant late fee. Please SIGN UP on the website by Tuesday, October 10th if you're planning to attend!

https://www.bsatroop414.com/node/3428

Whitley's Peanuts Fundraiser

Posted by admin on Oct 2 2017 - 7:33pm

We have inventory to distribute. If you're interested in taking some to sell as a fundraiser, please let Terri know! She plans to have them available at the Monday, October 9th meeting.

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