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Please bring a dish for after the ceremony.
Scouts are invited to be a part of history by participating in this unique Dedication Ceremony to honor 22 Veterans at Arnold Grove Cemetery. This concludes Jack Craig's eagle scout project restoring their headstones and installing war markers. The ceremony will include re-enactors from the Revolutionary, 1812 and Civil Wars and scouts. There will be artillery, cavalry and infantry salutes and will be an exciting and memorable event. Scouts will assist descendants in unveiling the restored headstones and new Iron Crosses and war markers. Jack needs at least 22 scouts to help with this ceremony. Go to www.arnoldgrove.weebly.com for more info and to RSVP.
We have put in for a total of 8 Crews to Seabase, two for Sailing/snorkeling and 6 for Scuba Diving! We will hopefully hear back by end of February. There are some slots available for either excursion. Contact Lisa Craig if you want to be added to the list. We won't know the date until we hear from Seabase. The cost is roughly $2000 and there is extra expense to get scuba certified. Scuba certification classes will begin late spring/early summer of this year.
Scouts from across the nation will attend the National Scout Jamboree (NSJ) in order to advance the goals of Scouting. The National Capital Area Council sponsors 12 Jamboree Troops and 4 Jamboree Venture Crews with 36 Scouts and 4 Scouters in each Troop/Crew – these are NOT a lot of slots for the second largest Council in the nation.
Northern Tier crews paddle deep into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico Provincial Park for canoeing, hiking, exploring, and some of the best freshwater fishing anywhere. Northern Tier is the only official BSA outfitter in the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and in Canada.
You must complete BSA Youth Protection and Virtus (Catholic) Youth Protection ASAP. The BSA course can be completed online at MyScouting.org , where you can also complete leader specific training.
Virtus Training is an in person training event. You can follow the attached link to find locations and enroll in courses.