Friday, January 22, 2010

CRE To-Do List update

Do you have a little time on your hands?  Is your unit headed to Camp Rock Enon any time soon?

Please take a minute to look over this list of open items where your skills can be put to good use.  Just contact the Ranger for more information.

CRE is what we make of it!

Location Problem 
Big Oaks repair pavilion roof
Big Oaks repair platform supports (2 platforms)
Bowman Broken window - Family Quarters
Bowman Paint window trim
Commissioner Bldg Install chimney flashing
Commissioner Bldg Replace orange wire with flex wire
Dining hall   hole in screen front right corner window
Dining hall   hole in screen road side near exit door
Dining hall   Spring - service belt for exhaust fans
Garrabrandt rot on last roof rafter on front deck
General cut dead trees/limbs
General have camp vehicles serviced and repaired as needed
General install new flag poles
General mark dead trees/limbs
General repair cots
General repair tents 
General service and repair as needed mowers, trimmers, chain saws
Grounds repair culvert at sleepy hollow intersection
Hepner damaged cross brace on one platform
Hepner spacing issue three platforms
Hepner two platforms w center sagging
Hepner two platforms w damaged deck boards
Hickory Ridge one platform sagging badly in center
Hickory Ridge Spacing issue two platforms
Laurel Ridge Spacing issue on two platforms
Old Archery Range damaged 4x4 post
Pinecrest damaged shingles on cabin
Pinecrest install water diverters on new path
Rowe Half platform w wide spacing issue
Scout Craft Pavilion roof edge requires extensive repairs
Showers - Adult clean/replace shower curtains
Showers - Adult remove/store cleaning equipment
Showers - Youth repair leaks at 4 shower valves
Showers - Youth replace 4 damaged shower heads
Showers - Youth Replace missing ropes on shower heads
Showers - Youth replace/ clean shower curtains
Sleepy Hollow Rebuild 4 platforms due to spacing
Sleepy Hollow Replace platform floor board
Sleepy Hollow re-shingle adarondikes
Sports Field Brace climbing rope structure
Staff Hill platform center sagging
Staff Hill repair lights in shower area
Sutton minor repair to shingles on pavilion
Sutton Spacing issue on four platforms
Tall Timbers Replace Pavilion
Trading Post No hot water
Water System Repair breaks along nature trail
Water System Repair leak between Pinecrest and Hill Top 
Water System Repair shut off valve between spring house and cistern
Zeb Repair flag pole

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

University of Scouting 2010

Shenandoah Area Council University of Scouting 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010 (Snow Date January 30, 2010)
Victory Church, 2870 Middle Road, Winchester, VA

A day packed with training, fun, and fellowship for adult leaders
Registration 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Program 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shenandoah Area Council University of Scouting:  the premiere training event of the year for all adults involved in Scouting!

Be prepared to have fun, meet new and old friends, exchange ideas, and sharpen your Scouting leader skills.  You'll increase your knowledge, gain valuable skills, and find fun and exciting ways to make the program more interesting to the Scouts you serve. More than thirty hands-on workshops and training classes will be offered.  All three programs of the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing, are represented.  The material presented will help to enrich every pack, troop and crew.

A midway full of Scouting-related displays will highlight the event.  The local Scout Shop will provide many BSA items for sale like program materials, books, patches, gift and recognition items will be available for purchase. The Scout Shop will be open during registration and lunch, so plan on a visit then!

Additionally, everyone will receive a custom designed patch and lunch, included in the registration fee.

Shenandoah Area Council University of Scouting is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship with other Scouters from throughout Northern Shenandoah Valley and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

The University will definitely offer something for everyone!


PARTICIPANTS -- $18.00 (Includes Event Patch, materials[1], and lunch)
(First Aid/CPR add $1; add $20 if you want to keep the book)
PARTICIPANTS (late registration) -- $20.00 (Event Patch, materials, and lunch cannot be guaranteed)
STAFF (registered Scouters) -- $10 (Includes Event Patch, materials, and lunch)
STAFF (non-Scouts) -- $0 (Includes Event Patch and lunch)

Important Dates

  • January 15 – Last day for registration with $18 fee.
  • January 16 - Late registration begins. University of Scouting will cost an extra $2!

BSA: Follow Me, Boys!

Come help celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Boy Scouts of America!

Monday, February 8, 2010 you can attend a showing of the movie, “Follow Me, Boys” a classic Scouting movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester.

Doors open: 5:30
Opening ceremony and presentations 6:15
Movie starts: 6:30

The ticket price is $2.50 per person.

Tickets must be purchased in advance due to a limited number of seats. Tickets may be purchased by calling or visiting the Scout Office - (540) 662-2551.

This is a uniformed event!

All Scouts and Scouters attending in uniform will receive the centennial celebration patch and the activity segment for this event.

Come join in celebrating a Century of Scouting!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2009 Best Popcorn Pix Contest results

Brendan from Troop 423 in Woodstock, won a Nintendo DS-Lite for this winning photo in the 2009 Best Popcorn Pix contest sponsored by Trail's End.

Troop 423 is chartered to the Knights of Columbus Council 9002.

Congratulations to Brendan!