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Is it Spring yet?

Posted by Pete Andrews on March 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (1)

It sure doesn't feel like Spring!   The troop participated in the 2013 Lumberjack camp last weekend and learned the true meaning of "be prepared."  Rain and cool temperatures left a lasting impression on those who forgot to bring extra socks and rain gear!  Overall the troop worked well as a team and had a chance to practice some important outdoor skills!  Our troop is also showing it's age as there are a few boys rapidly approaching the rank of Eagle.  The troop helped Brad Mahaffey complete his eagle project in February and will be helping Sean Hubbard complete his project the weekend of April 13th.  There are several other scouts who have attained the rank of life and are getting close to attaining all the eagle requirements.  It's hard to believe that just a few years ago there were five very young scouts making up the troop.  We now have a great group of older scouts who can take over some of the leadership positions in the troop.  It's wonderful to see these young men helping the younger scouts with the skills and advancement requirements of scouting! 

Pumpkin Chunkin

Posted by Pete Andrews on November 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Troop 1932 had a fantastic weekend camping at Bayport and participating in the annual pumpkin chunkin.  Thanks to our engineer troop leaders, Scoutmaster Fochtman and Asst. Scoutmaster Andrews, the boys were able to construct a trebuchet (catapult) that took 2nd place!  Everyone had a great time with good company and wonderful weather!  Please look at the pictures and videos that have been posted on the website!

Time to update the calendar!

Posted by Pete Andrews on October 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Everyone should be back into the school routine as the days get shorter and people start getting busy for the holidays!  Please take a look at the calendar for the next few months and be sure to update your calendar at home.  The troop has lots planned for the next few months and we love for everyone to participate.  Parents, this goes for you as well.  If you haven't had the chance to go on a campout . . . you're missing out!  Everyone has busy schedules so please see if you can squeeze in being one of the adults on an upcoming campout.  We don't want our "regulars" to burn out.  Merit Badge University will be held at Tabb High School this year.  Jim Hubbard sent out the applications which need to be signed by a troop leader and submitted to the scout store in Newport News.  Please get those in as soon as you can.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the boys to earn some difficult merit badges.  The dates are Nov 17th and Jan 19th.  Our troop continues to grow as more people find out what a great group of boys we have.  Please encourage everyone to check the website regularly!  If anyone has pictures of scout activities please forward them to [email protected].  Thanks!

Camp Brady Saunders 2012

Posted by Pete Andrews on July 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer camp has come and gone for 1012.  From all accounts it seems as though everyone had a great time.  In addition to having fun, troop 1932 scouts completed many of the requirements to advance in rank and also completed quite a few merit badges.  Great job to the scouts!  A special thank you to the adult leaders who tagged along and made sure everyone was safe while having fun!  Asst. Scoutmaster, Paul Mayo, did an incredible job documenting the week with pictures.  Take a look at his site which can be found at https://webmail.east.cox.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fpmayo.smugmug.com%252FScouting%252FTroop-1932-Events  Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Biking Campout

Posted by Pete Andrews on May 2, 2012 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Asst. Scoutmaster Andrews led our troop on a 10+ mile bikeride the weekend of April 28th.  The trip had been postponed once because of bad weather but it seems the boys were meant to ride under adverse conditions.  The rain started coming down as they began the ride.  They all did a great job and the troop arrived back at the campsite with no injuries!  Everyone enjoyed the beautiful campsite by the river and lots of good food!

Order of the Arrow

Posted by Pete Andrews on February 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Sean Hubbard, Michael Fochtman, Chris Andrews, Brad Mahaffey and Mr. Jim Hubbard for completing the ordeal weekend for the Order of the Arrow.  Order of the Arrow is the Honor Society of Boy Scouts.  Our troop is proud of you all!

Ski Trip to Wintergreen

Posted by Pete Andrews on February 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Notes from Jim Hubbard:

Hope everyone had a great time skiing this weekend. 29 made the trip, with 27 skiers and lots of excitement and fun, with only one minor injury, a few bumps and bruises, and some minor sunburn. 11 of our boys who did not previously have the Snowsports merit badge were able to complete the same and will have them awarded at our next CoH. At the lodge we worked on some advancement requirements and individual merit badges, but the boys also had some time for fun and games. Thanks to all the parents who had their boys properly geared up and on time for the trip. I regret that I forgot to take a group picture, but may be we have a few others that the boys or Dad's took they could share.

 Special thanks to all of the Dad's who drove and/or chaperoned and gave generously of their time, so that we could complete this event. Thanks to Dave McKinney for assisting with teaching. Also, we owe appreciation to Bill Reynolds and Geoff McLaughlin who not only looked after everyones gear, but also did a lot of ski coaching in their street shoes too - several boys would not have been able to complete their Snowsports MBs without the patience and time of these adult leaders...11 boys is a lot for a ski class, but with the huge assistance of all the Dad's we were able to get er' done...

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A big thank you to Jim Hubbard for coordinating this very complicated event.  54 skis, 29 hats, 58 gloves, 54 boots, icy/slushy conditions, food for 29 hungry adults/scouts and ski lessons for 11 pre-teen/teenage boys.  Makes me tired just thinking about it.  Everyone always has a good time so start thinking about  volunteering to coordinate next years trip!

Another successful campout!

Posted by Pete Andrews on November 16, 2011 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Troop 1932 was busy last weekend working on their hiking merit badge.  They had beauitiful fall weather and completed a nine mile hike while carrying gear!  Job well done!

Summer Camp 2011!

Posted by Pete Andrews on July 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM Comments comments (0)

Our troop spent a week at Camp Brady Saunders and had alot of fun while they earned merit badges and life experiences!  In addition, our troop was recognized as an Honor Troop and all three of our patrols were recognized as Honor Patrols!  Congratulations.  The troop continues to grow as there were quite a few "1st time" summer campers.  Thanks to the steller leadership of Jim Hubbard with assistance from Scoutmaster Jim Reynolds and four other assistant scoutmasters, everyone agrees the camp was an overall success.  Be sure to take a look at the latest summer camp photo album.

Perfect Day for a Car Wash

Posted by Pete Andrews on June 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM Comments comments (0)

The Scouts worked hard today and earned $540 by washing cars!  Scouts and the parents who helped should sleep well tonight.  Although everyone worked hard, I think most people had fun at the same time.  Don't forget the yard sale fundraiser next weekend at the Kiser's.


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