What's happening in these next Few Months
Coming up on Friday, June 23rd, Troop 1249 will be Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania. This is one of the troop's most popular outings. One of the things that makes this weekend perfect is that it is a dam release weekend. With the extra water, comes even more fun and exciting rapids. In addition to the dam release, it's a German themed weekend. Saturday's menu consists of some home cooked German Cuisine. Menu items include brats with kraut, spaetzle (traditional German dumplings), cabbage rolls with tomato sauce, halushski, German potato salad, German cucumber salad with dill and desserts are German chocolate cake and apple cake.
Please pay close attention to the details for the Whitewater Rafting Trip.
There is NO SCOUT Meeting on Tuesday June 20. HOWEVER all gear for the trip (sleeping bags,tents, personal gear, etc.) must be brought to the Troop trailer on Tuesday June 20 at 7:30. The trailer will be leaving early Friday. (There is not enough room in the cars for personal gear so bring it to the trailer on Tuesday.)
Forms and Money – all forms and money for the trip must be in by Tuesday June 20 to Dave Brown. Bring it to the trailer.
Departure – we will gather and leave on Friday June 23 at 5:00 pm in the Church parking lot. Please eat dinner before you arrive. It is a 4 hour drive and we will not be stopping for dinner. We will be leaving promptly so do not be late.
What to bring – all Scouts were advised to bring the following in addition to regular camping and personal gear – sun screen,sneakers or water shoes for the rafting trip (no open toe sandals or crocks),hat, sun glasses, floating strap for glasses of sunglasses (they may fall off in the river), and they should wear a swim suit and t-shirt on rafting trip. Wet suits will be available to rent ($20 for full suit) but the weather should not require them. Warm clothes, extra shoes and shower gear to wash after the trip. All meals will be covered on Saturday. Scouts should bring money for any snacks, souvenirs and Sunday meal (likely fast food).
Check out our last Whitewater adventure on the Ohiopyle River.
As we are getting close to summer camp, we will be having a Mandatory Parents Meeting on Tuesday, June 27th. Parents of scouts attending summer camp are required to attend. We will be going over everything you wanted to know about summer camp, including what to bring, medication, activities and more. Make sure you have all the medical forms completed no later than Monday, July 3rd.
This year's Summer Camp will be Sunday, July 9th through Saturday, July 15th at Camp Freedom in Western, PA. Camp Freedom is located near Uniontown, PA. about 200 miles from Bowie. The reservation’s centerpiece attraction is Lake Courage, a 270-acre lake , providing plenty of room for boating, fishing, sailing, water-skiing and swimming. Camp Freedom is located close to Nemacolin Woodlands, Laurel Caverns and Ohiopyle.
Come out and support Miles S's Eagle Project on Saturday, July 1st, from 8am to 3pm. The project will be at Colmar Park. It will deal with extending a elevated walk path. When local people come to visit the shoreline for fishing and recreation, they have to walk through mud and water due to the elevated wood path not being fully extended. The project is to extend the elevated wood walk path 50 ft long and 4ft wide. Food and Refreshments will be available. All scouts will get service hours for their service. Please come out and help!
Colmar Manor Community Park
3510 37th Ave, Colmar Manor, MD 20722
Take 50 East towards DC
Once you pass 295, get in your right hand lane on Route 50
In a mile, you will take South Dakota Ave exit from Route 50
Stay in your left hand lane which will take you onto South Dakota Ave
Once on South Dakota Ave, get in your right hand lane
At the 3rd traffic light, take a right onto Bladensburg Road
You will pass the Lincoln Cemetery before reaching the IHOP
At the corner of the IHOP, you will make a right onto 37th Ave
After passing the Stop sign, you make the first right into the Community Park
Continue down the road until you can make the next right turn
After right turn, continue on the road which will turn into a gravel road
That gravel road will lead you to the next parking lot.
Tony (Father) 301-955-6503 contact if lost or need more information
If you would like to add our Troop Calendar to your own family calendar, add Troop1249Bowie@gmail.com
What we did these past couple of months!
May's outing, Troop 1249 went hiking on the Appalachian Trail in western Maryland. Starting at the Paw Paw tunnel. The Paw Paw tunnel took over 14 years to build, finished in 1850 and cost over $600,000. With over 6 million bricks used in construction, the tunnel is 3,118 feet long. Those are just a few of the staggering statistics of the greatest engineering marvel along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Located at milepost 155.2, the Paw Paw Tunnel helped eliminate 6 miles of canal and opened up economic success for Cumberland, Maryland. Check out these pictures!
Latest Eagle Scouts
Congratulations to our last Eagle Scout -> Ryan Westbrook. Who will be our next Eagle? We currently have 3 that are very close!
If anyone knows of other Troop Eagle Scouts not listed or has information of our Troop History, please forward to Asst. Scoutmaster Snider. We would like to add a Troop History page to our website. We have a remarkable history.
Troop 1249 has now produced 74 Eagle Scouts. Who are our other Eagle Scouts?