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Please Read: LDS Encampment Details

Hello Everyone,

As promised here is the final details for the encampment next week. Please read each point of this email to ensure that you have all the needed information.

Payment

As I am sure you are all aware, we have been working hard to fundraise for this event. As we discussed with the scouts and parents months ago when we first learned of the price, we as a troop will cover all but $100 for each scout. That means that each scout still needs to pay his own way to get to camp. If you have not already done so, please ensure that this $100 is paid by this coming Sunday (unless you have previously made arrangements with myself or the bishopric) but submitting the amount using a tithing slip and putting the amount under other with the memo “scout camp – scout’s name”.

Medical Forms

As you should all be aware, because this is a trip lasting longer than 72 hours, each scout and adult will require all 3 parts of the BSA medical form. Part’s A and B can be completed at home and part C must be completed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. If you have recently had a medical done, most clinics and offices will be more than happy to transfer the information to the needed form.

You can find the all parts of the BSA medical form by clicking the following link:
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

Gear / Packing List

The camp itself will be providing food and shelters/tents just like any other scout camp. Because of this, the packing needs are of a personal level. Please see the recommended packing list by clicking the following link.

http://www.troop767.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Encampment-packing-list.pdf

Please ensure that all gear is packed in a single bag if possible. If that is not possible, please make sure that all personal items are attached to each other so that they do not get separated during travel. It is also highly recommended that you mark all of your personal gear with your name and troop number to help identify it should it become lost

Merit Badges

If you signed up for the advancement track and have not yet picked your merit badges, please log back into the registration site and pick them now. Again, this is only for those that self registered on the advancement track. If you don’t see any merit badges you want to take, please let us know and we can move you do the adventure track.

Travel / When and Where

The Stake is providing transportation for everyone participating. We have chartered busses to take us from the Stake Center on Pump Road to camp.

The bus to encampment will leave at 6:00am on Monday, June 19th which means you would need to be at the Stake Center (2500 Pump Road in Richmond) by 5:30am at the latest to load your gear in the buses. Those buses will pick us up at Encampment on Saturday at 10am which should put us back at the Stake Center by 2-2:30pm.

 

Scout Night at the Diamond Camping Trip Details – 2017

As promised, here are the details for the trip this weekend. We will be meeting at the diamond (near the ticketing booth) around 5:50pm with the intentions of being in the gate by 6:10pm. This should give us plenty of time to be ready for the pre-game flag parade at 6:30pm. Once the parade is done, youth and leaders will stay on the field to get ready for the presentation of the colors before the game.

The troop will cover the cost for the scouts to enter the game. Anyone else wishing to attend, tickets are $8 each for general admission. Once the game is done, we will setup our camping gear on the field. Saturday morning, we will leave the field around 7am and head to the Church in preparation to help with Charlie’s Eagle Project.

We will NOT be handling food Friday night. Either come having already eaten, or plan on getting something there (prices are not bad for stadium food). We will be eating breakfast at the Church once we arrive on Saturday. Please bring $4 to help with the food costs for breakfast.

Once we have finished helping with the service work, we will return to the Church for pickup. Depending on service hours and needs, we expect to be back no later than 3 or 5. We will make sure to keep you all in the loop as the day goes on. Rides may be arranged for those that need help with transport.

  • Start Location: The Diamond
  • Start Time: 5:50pm at the Diamond on Friday (May 19th)
  • End Location: The Church
  • End Time: Between 3 and 5 on Saturday (May 20th)
  • Food Cost: $4

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

May Swim Test

Hello Everyone,

I hope this post/email finds everyone well! We will be holding swim tests for this summer’s encampment this Wednesday night at the Ashland YMCA at 7pm. This swim test is required for anyone wanting to participate in water activities at the encampment (we CANNOT do them at camp). It is also required for advancement to First Class if you have not already gotten it passed off.

Please arrive on time and please bring $5 per person participating from your family. The YMCA no longer offers this as a free opportunity. Also, please print off and bring with you a completed guest waiver by clicking HERE.

If you need rides, please let me know and we will try to arrange something.

We are starting!

We are just about to start on the trail for our Hike-O-Thon fundraiser. We will be there in one hour – 4:30ish. Thank you so much for your continued support and donations. We will be posting photos on our twitter account and videos on our YouTube (if we have the data).

Please feel free to follow along  with us by visiting the tracking page here. If you would like to send a message to one of the hikers, you can do that from the tracking page.

If you have not had a chance to sponsor a scout, but still want too, it’s not too late. You can visit the donation page by clicking here.

Hike-O-Thon Trip Details

Below are the details for the hike itself. If you have any questions, please let us know. If you have not already shared the fundraiser to your friends and family, please make sure you do that and link them to the fundraiser page by clicking here.

Day 1 – Thursday

Meet at the church at 1pm. Leave from the church and arrive at the AT parking lot on US 60 east of Buena Vista around 3pm. Start on the trail and stop at Cow Camp Shelter 3.5 miles from the parking lot.

Day 2 – Friday

Up at 8am and have breakfast. On the trail by 9am after filling water bottles/bladders at the camp spring. Around 11am, stop on Cold Mountain Meadow (3.5-4.5mi from Cow Camp Shelter) and enjoy lunch. After lunch, hit the trail and continue to Seeley-Woodworth Shelter (6mi from Cold Mountain Meadow.

Day 3 – Saturday

Up at 8am and have breakfast. On the trail by 9am after filling water bottles/bladders at the camp spring. Stop at Spy Rock around 10:30am (2.5mi from Seeley-Woodworth) and enjoy the views (back on the trail by 11am). Around noon stop and eat lunch on the trail. At 12:30pm, back on the trail towards the Priest Shelter (4mi from Spy Rock) we should arrive by 2pm (fill water as needed). Once rested, finish the hike to the top of the Priest (only 0.5mi) and continue down towards the Parking lot on US 56 (about 4mi from the Priest Shelter). Arrive at the parking lot by 4pm and arrive back at the church around 6pm (we will call parents if this time changes).

Food

We are not doing food as a troop on this hike (we almost never do for backpacking trips). This means that you need to provide your own food for this trip. Most of the scouts will be having Mnt House style food that is very lite and makes almost no mess. You can, however, bring whatever you want so long as it does not take your over your weight limit (see below). Below I have listed a few common options…

  • Mountain House
  • Backpacker’s Pantry
  • Wise Foods
  • Packit Gourmet
  • Ramen

Some of them you can find local, some of them will be online only. If you buy local, make sure you price check them as they all run different deals at different times.

Backpack Checklist

Total pack weight should be less than 25-30% of your body weight, or less than 35lbs (whichever is less). Heavy items should be placed towards the middle of the pack as close to your back as possible. Your medium weight items should go above (internal frame packs) or below your heavy items (external frame packs). When possible, your lightweight items should be towards the bottom of your pack.

We will be doing pack inspections on April 12th, so please remember to bring them fully loaded and ready to go. We will store them at the church after they have been checked in preparation for leaving on Thursday.

  • Backpack
  • Backpack Rain Cover or Trash Bag
  • Camera or Cell Phone
  • Clothing
    • 2 Pairs Socks
    • 2 Pairs Underwear
    • Only 1 Extra Set of Clothes
    • Rain Gear or Poncho
    • Lite Jacket (Expect 45f-75f)
  • Flashlight with Extra Batteries
  • Food
    • Thursday Dinner
    • Friday Breakfast
    • Friday Dinner
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Breakfast
    • Saturday Lunch
    • Snacks
  • Hygiene Kit
    • Medication
    • Toilet Paper
    • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Mess Kit (only the essentials for your food)
  • Sleeping Bag (expect lows of 45)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Small First-aid Kit
  • Small Trash Bag
  • Stove / Fuel (Optional – others will have some)
  • Tent (can use and split the troop tents)
  • Trekking Poles (Optional)
  • Water Bottles or Hydration Reservoir (2 liters Minimum)
    • Food Water (optional)

If you don’t have something on the list, please contact me (496-1680) and we might be able to find you the item inside the troop. You can download a copy of the list by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

Hike-O-Thon Fundraiser Notification

This is the email notice that the Hike-O-Thon is live. Troop 767 is raising money for Scout Camp this year and we need your help! From April 13th-15th, we will be hiking 22 miles along the Appalachian Trail. We are asking friends and families to sponsor a Scout on this Hike-O-Thon.

Fore more information, please click here!

February 2017 Camping Trip Information and Registration

Hello Everyone!

I hope this email/post finds you all well!

As you are aware, we are going camping this weekend (it was part of the calendar we set earlier this year). For this campout we will be staying at Albright Scout Reservation in Chesterfield. We will be focusing on advancement for our scouts and hope to be passing off several key advancement items.

Most of the advancement work will be taught by the older scouts, so please try to attend if possible. We are aware there is a dance that night and we plan on being back with plenty of time for those who plan on attending to get ready for it.

Date: Friday 10th to Saturday the 11th
Location: Albright Scout Reservation
Meet Location: Church
Meet Time: 5PM Friday
Pickup Location: Church
Pickup Time: 3PM Saturday
Food Cost: $10
RSVP/Register: Click Here

Please make sure you RSVP using the link above so we know who all is going.

Valentine’s Day Fundraiser and Dinner

Online RSVP
Come one, come all! On Saturday, February 18th from 6-9 PM Troop 767 is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner fundraiser for you and your special someone! A multi-course dinner will be served, as well as a dessert auction with desserts made by our very own scouts. Complimentary child care will be held at a separate site, so you can take the night off and let us treat you to a date night. The children will be entertained and fed dinner as well. So sit back, relax, and take home some desserts while our scouts give you a date night you won’t forget!

This fundraiser is taking place in order to raise money for scout camp coming up in June. The camp is being held at The Summit Bechtel Reserve Camp, where the National Scout Jamboree is also held. It is an LDS Aaronic Priesthood encampment and it allows our scouts to advance in ranking as well as

 

participate in thrilling high adventure experiences. For example, at the Mountain Bike Venue, scouts can work on the Cycling Merit Badge (Eagle Required option), the Venturing Mountain Biking Elective, or develop their expertise on trails from Green to Black Diamond with IMBA certified instructors. There will be over 2,000+ LDS scouts attending from over 25+ different stakes. This scout camp will be a lot more fun than a normal scout camp would be, and as a result the cost for each scout will also be increased. And although there is no set cost for entry to the Valentine’s Day Dinner, any donation would be beneficial and greatly appreciated by our scouts.

So come out and enjoy a great night, all while supporting our scouts!

Child Care Drop Off: 14007 Taylor’s Overlook Court, Montpelier, VA, 23192
Dinner Location: 14573 Scotchtown Rd, Montpelier, VA, 23192

Any questions, feel free to contact John Oliver
(804)-496-1680
john@troop767.us

Best Regards,

Dallin P.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 767

Troop’s 2017 Calendar (Including Eleven Year Olds)

Long time no post! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Years! We have been negligent in posting for the past month or two and we apologize about that. Here is the schedule for the whole year for both the main troop, and the eleven year olds. Also, OA members, please take note of the events listed as well!

We will work to get PLC’s and Committee Meetings scheduled and put on the calendar as soon as we can. Also, please be aware that there will be some fundraising dates added to this calendar as they get planned.

This post will NOT be updated. For current events, please see the troop’s calendar by clicking HERE and the eleven year old calendar by clicking HERE.

Remember you can SUBSCRIBE to our calendars by clicking the ICAL link (once you go to that page linked above) under the appropriate one and adding it to google or apple. The main troop and the eleven year old calendars are separated. If you subscribe and are still reading this message, please let me know in person and I will bake you brownies (I am not kidding).

Main Troop Events (12YO+)
  • Camping Trip: February 10th & 11th
  • Merit Badge University: March 11th
  • Stake Father & Son’s Campout: April 14th & 15th
  • Camping Trip: May 19th and 20th
  • LDS Encampment: June 19th to the 24th
    • Location: Summit Bechtel Reserve, WV
  • Stake Youth Conference: July 13th to the 15th
  • Camping Trip: July 28th & 29th
  • Camping Trip: August 25th & 26th
  • Troop RIR Fundraiser: September 8th & 9th
  • Halloween Camping Trip: October 27th & 28th
    • Location: The Walsh’s
  • Camping Trip: November 24th & 25th
  • Camping Trip: December 15th & 16th
Order of the Arrow Events
  • Chapter Meetings: First Thursday of Each Month
  • Spring Service Weekend: March 17th & 18th
  • Conclave: April 28th & 29th
  • Summer Service Weekend: June 2nd & 3rd
  • Fall Service Weekend: September 15th & 16th
  • Fall Fellowship and Banquet: November 10th & 11th
Eleven Year Old Stake Events
  • Swimming: January 27th
    • Location: Shady Grove YMCA
  • First Aid: February 17th
    • Location: Monument Building
  • Hike: March 25th
    • Location: Buttermilk Trail
  • Camping: April 21st & 22nd
    • Location: TBD
  • Citizenship: May 13th
    • Location: VA War Memorial
  • Camping: June 9th & 10th
    • Location: TBD
  • Day Camp: July 22nd – Bring snacks and water
    • Location: Three Lakes Park
  • Swimming: August 19th
    • Location TBD
  • Biking: September 23rd
    • Location: Capitol Trail
  • Camping: October 20th & 21st
    • Location Camp T. Brady Saunders
  • Service Project: November 18th
    • Location Kennon Road
  • CPR: December 2nd
    • Location Monument Building
Other Upcoming Eleven Year Old Events
  • Stake Father and Son Camping Trip: April 14th & 15th
    • Location: TBD

Christmas Trip Update

All,

The December camp out scheduled for the 27th – 29th is being canceled. Being so close to the Holidays, it seems that there are many family plans and holiday fun to have. Thank you all for the hard work and participation during the 2016 year and we look forward to a fun and active 2017.

YIS,

Gain Foster

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