The Eagle Review Troop 897 1/2/2012 [Edition 1, Volume 1] A Walk through the Past What’s On Deck? Our trip to Colonial Williamsburg 12/10/2011 January: Williamsburg trip was a day trip to explore Colonial Williamsburg and learn about the life in the early 1800s. The boys enjoyed lunch at The Cheese Room and some "mischief" that caused them to be "locked-up" in the stockades. Everyone in attendance had a great time, although it was a small crew who was able to attend. As an added benefit, the boys were able to complete a requirement toward the American Heritage Merit badge. Which square knot awards can be worn by youth? Email your answer to email@example.com Winner will be listed in next month’s issue. Holiday Spirit Christmas is, for Christians, the most joyous holiday of the winter season. The holiday parties, exchange of gifts, and the brilliant lights of Christmas trees add to the joy and gladness of this 6th- District Roundtable 7pm 9th- Troop Meeting- don’t forget to finish up your Chess merit badge, any outstanding Family Life merit badge info, etc. 11th-Committee meeting 7:30pm room 217Mt. Pisgah Fleur de lis Trivia: Scoutmaster’s Corner 5th- Ryan Sabisch’s birthday- Happy birthday, Ryan! season. Sometimes, we forget this holiday is a religious celebration. Upon reflection, we remember the real holiday spirit is cast by the Star of Bethlehem. This reminds us of the miracles from times past beginning with the birth of the Christ in the manger– the greatest gift of all! In the 12th point 13-15th- Wintergreen ski trip 13-16th- Huguenot Trail Merit Badge Weekend (Brady Saunders) 16th- School holiday – No weekly meeting 16th- Martin Luther King Day Flags-7am and 6pm. Please contact Mr. Cole to help. 23rd- Weekly meeting 7:30pm Mt. Pisgah 27th- Order of the Arrow chapter meeting 7:30pm 30th- School holiday- no meeting 20 Questions with Dave Maloy Special Guest: of the Scout Law, we say, “A Scout is Reverent.” This does not mean a scout must go around all the time with a long face, serious, or with hands folded in prayer. It means he performs his duty to God, willingly and without asking, including doing helpful things for others; not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. As a Scout, you should practice your “good deed daily” to show your devotion to God by helping others and giving the gift of yourself. At this most joyous season, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Mr. Coiley, Scoutmaster Our Newsletter goes Green! Instead of a hardcopy newsletter, your newsletter will now arrive in your email box the first week of each month. A spotlight on one of our troop members or patrols, upcoming events and activities, flag days, and trivia question are only a few areas we will cover. If you would like some information posted in the newsletter, please have your information to Dave Maloy by the 15th of the month so we can put it in the next issue. Phillip Clabough When were you born? Where? Dec 19, 199 at St Mary’s Hospital. 2. How many brothers do you have? Animals? 2 brothers, 1 dog, 1 cat 3. When did you join Scouts? 3rd grade Bear 4. Why did you join? Matthew W wanted me to join. 5. What has been your most memorable event in Scouts? Summer camps 6. What has been the most difficult thing to learn in Scouts? Knots 7. What has been the easiest thing to learn in Scouts? Knife safety 8. What has been your best camping meal? Not sure 9. What about the worst camping meal? Not sure 10. If you could give advice to someone who is thinking about joining Scouts, what would you say? Camping is a great way to learn new things. 11. What was your best experience at camp? Learning new merit badges 12. What was your worst experience at camp? All the rain at Fairfax Rod & Gun camp. 13. What is it like having a younger brother in Scouts with you? More responsibility, have to watch his back. 14. What do you think it will be like having 2 brothers with you in the same Troop? Too much 15. What is your long range plan for Scouts? To get my Eagle 16. What are you thinking about for an Eagle Project? Not sure yet 17. Do you think it will be difficult? --18. What position do you want to hold in Scouts? --19. What position do you not want to hold? Quartermaster 20. If you could change one thing about Scouts, what would it be? Shorter meetings 1.