Calendar

Feb
22
Thu
ASM meeting @ Aaron Hall’s home
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly planning/coordination meeting for the Scoutmaster and ASMs; all Committee Members and other adults are welcome as well. 

Feb. agenda available at:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iEHy2l8v7sbYIEt24z71TPWPURP4Hr5OzUmvtNXJGOs .

Feb
24
Sat
Merit Badge PowWow
Feb 24 @ 7:30 am – 2:15 pm

**Merit badge classes are quickly filling up and cutoff is before the 17th so either text or email me with the up to three badges you want to work on. Once the class is full, you won’t  get in. Kim Moore 410-302-9885, b.k.moore@comcast.net, be sure to include your parent in the text or email, along with your age and parent’s email address (need to register).**

The attached flyer is promoting a Merit Badge Pow Wow with opportunities for scouts to work on select merit badges. Please see the flyer for details. You need to also email/text Kim Moore and tell her which MB(s) you’d like to take so she can sign you up and please RSVP on Troop Track. Finally, don't forget to obtain a Blue Card from the Scoutmaster (Mr. Hall) before the event.

We will meet at the site – Ashburn Stake Center, 21015 Claiborne Pkwy, Ashburn, 20147 at 7:30am, ends at 1:45pm. Please have your parents pick you up prior to or by that time. 

Eagle Required Merit Badges: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Energy Preparedness, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, and Personal Management; 

Electives Offerred: Crime Prevention, Energy, Genealogy, Home Repairs, Movie Making, and Radio. 

Feel free to contact Kim Moore with any questions 410-302-9885 b.k.moore@comcast.net. 

University of Scouting
Feb 24 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

SIGN-UP is OPEN

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY! DON'T MISS IT!

Registration: Registration can be found on the Council website under Training> University of Scouting. http://www.NCACBSA.org/UOS.

The “University of Scouting” is a supplemental training opportunity for all adult Scout leaders. It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouting, Varsity Scouts, District Operations, and Council). Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University provides interesting courses in Cubbing, Scouting, and Adventure and leadership training for Venturing, Varsity, and Sea Scouting; Electives courses applicable across the Scouting programs, and District operations courses. For 2016 we will be offering 159 classes in five colleges – truly something for everyone.

•The College of Boy Scouting provides an exciting variety of troop, patrol and outdoor planning supplemental courses to help manage the challenges of a great troop experience.

•The College of Adventure Scouting is an interesting combination of courses for those who are wish to learn more about Scouting’s "senior” level programs and the challenges of an active high adventure experience. Numerous high adventure-related courses will be offered and High Adventure Committee members will be on hand to answer questions. 

•The College of Elective Programs offers many "general studies courses” that cut across all the programs. Just about everything from diversity and special needs to using technology can be found in the Elective Programs.

Standalone Courses are those that are BSA national syllabus courses such as BALOO, VLSC(Y), VLSC(A), VALST, or are courses that lead to certification recognized and/or needed by the BSA. Note that standalone courses do not meet any degree requirements in any College.

Date: Feb 24, 2016 – 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA

Fee for leader training will be reimbursed by the Troop.

Feb
25
Sun
Orienteering Classic @ Manassas Battlefield
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you anxious to complete First Class requirements 4A and 4B? Are you looking for an outdoor activity that’s fun, engaging and just around the corner? Consider the upcoming Orienteering Classic on Sunday, February 25th. Scouts and Scouters are welcome – you do not have to register in advance or RSVP – the cost is nominal – and newcomers to the activity are welcome. You can bring your own compass, GPS, ePunch, or borrow some there. The event is sponsored by the Quantico Orienteering Cub (QOC) and is detailed at http://qoc.us.orienteering.org/events/2018/2/25/manassas

Note – this is currently an individual event, although the Patrol Leaders are contemplating leading a patrol-level outing.  

Feb
27
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop meeting for all Scouts.

Mar
5
Mon
Pack 1445 Cross-over ceremony @ Newton-Lee ES
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Troop 58 will be welcoming several scouts from Pack 1445 at their crossover ceremony at 7pm on Monday, 3/5.  Please join us for the ceremony and to help welcome our Troop's newest members!  The ceremony starts at 7pm at Newton-Lee Elementary School.

Mar
6
Tue
PLC meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting for the elected youth leaders of the Troop.

Mar
13
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Regular Troop meeting for all Scouts.

Mar
14
Wed
Goose Creek District Roundtable
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Order of the Arrow meeting
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
15
Thu
ASM meeting @ Rich Goodwin’s home
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly planning/coordination meeting for the Scoutmaster and ASMs; all Committee Members and other adults are welcome as well.  Location rotates each month.

Mar
17
Sat
SportRock Overnighter
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 8:00 am

Dear Troop 58,

Our annual Sportrock indoor climbing overnight event is scheduled for March 17-18, 2018 from 8 PM to 8 AM. The Scout Lead for this event is Eben Khalili. Adult Lead is Mr. Jigar Parikh.

This overnight event is a great opportunity to learn the basics about climbing in a safe, indoor environment with your fellow scouts. The skills that the Sportrock instructors will be teaching include harnessing, bouldering, knotcraft and belaying. We have the entire climbing area reserved from Saturday night to Sunday morning so that you can learn these climbing skills and practice as much as you like. Later in the evening, we will have game time like capture the flag and other games. This event is always a lot of fun. The instructors from Sportrock will be there all night to help us.

What to bring: Please bring your sleeping bag, pillow and maybe a blanket. You will be sleeping on the cushioned mats. 

Uniform:  Remember to wear your Class B uniform.

Cost (Climber): $50

Cost (Non-Climber, Adult, Chaperone): $10

We are offering Climbing Merit Badge during this event with an additional cost. See the details below. 

Cost for Climbing Merit Badge: Additional $50 (Please mention in the Comments Section on TroopTrack if you are taking the Climbing MB). If you are taking this MB, you have to be at the center by 6:30 pm. 

Food: Pizza, Chips, Water and Fruits will be provided in the evening after climbing session. But, it is always a good idea to bring your own snacks. We will also provide Banana and Nutrigrams bars for the breakfast next day morning. 

Address: 45935 Maries Rd, Sterling, VA 20166 

Payment: Make check payable to "Troop 58"

 ===== Climbing Merit Badge Information ======

Start time: Typically, around 6:30 pm (program duration depends on numbers but usually around 3-4hrs), Regular time for outing is 8 pm.

Program Cost: $50 per Scout (this is an additional cost to $50 for climbing)

Min/Max number of participants: 4 / 12

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To make this outing happen we need to get interest / commitment from at least 25 scouts by Tuesday, February 27. However, don't wait till last minute and PLEASE SIGN UP on TroopTrack if you are interested. 

If you have any question, feel free to contact Eben Khalili or Mr. Parikh.

IMPORTANT INFO:
You must submit Troop 58 Permission Slip form and Sportrock Participant Agreement.

Sportrock also requires a Participant Agreement to be signed by a PARENT in order to climb. Watch this video before filling out the agreement. Agreement and Video are available on the site below.
http://sportrock.com/first-time/participant-agreement/ Youآ can callآ Sportrock and  ask if your old participant agreement form from the past outings is still on the file and valid.

Mar
20
Tue
Committee Meeting
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop 58 Committee Meeting

Held on the third Tuesday of each month. An agenda will be available the day before the meeting.

All are welcome to attend.

If you would like to be a Committee Member or have items you would like on the agenda, please contact Jen Peiler.

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Roles of the troop committee:

  • supports the Scoutmaster in delivering a quality troop program. Members ensure quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. 
  • handles troop administration and is responsible for finances, adequate funding, and disbursements in line with the approved budget. 
  • obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property. 
  • ensures the troop has an outdoor program with a minimum of 10 days and nights of camping per year.
  • serve on boards of review and plan and conduct courts of honor. 
  • support the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and handling problems that may affect the overall troop program. 
  • provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require and helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign. 
  • handles charter renewal and advancement and ensures adults are current with Youth Protection training.
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop meeting for all Scouts

Mar
24
Sat
13th Annual NCAC Scout Orienteering Meet @ Prince William Forest National Park
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Test out your troop or crew member's navigation skills at this  exciting map and compass competition. Scouts and Crew members with  compete in age groups and different course levels in the morning as  individuals. The afternoon event is designed around competing as a unit  (Troop or Crew) to gather the greatest score than the other scouting  units. This event is open to all Boy Scout Troops, Girls Scout Troops  and Venturing Crews, minimum age for this event is 10 and a half years  old.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED — Please be aware that your unit must register online to take part in this event.  There is no walk in registration for any unit or scout. Adjustments to  the number of members from a unit can be made on the day of the event,  but refunds may not be given. A unit is defined as at least two scouts  and two adult leaders.

Summary:  This event is open to all Boy Scout  Troops, Girl Scout units (ages 10 and up) and Venturing Crews. Scouts  will be paired up (buddy system applies) and compete for awards to be  presented to the first 10 places in each event. The morning sessions  will include: instruction Orienteering course for Scouts new to the  sport, competitions in one of four levels of orienteering courses, and  other skill-building competitive events. Each Scout pair will have an  opportunity to choose two events in the morning. We strongly recommend  instruction take place at a unit level prior to your arrival. The  instructional Orienteering course is a "no compete, no awards" hands on  teaching course that your scouts can learn by using the Teaching EDGE  method to learn the art of Orienteering. To ensure fairness, competition  will also be broken into two age groups for most events in the morning,  under 14 years of age and Scouts 14 years of age or older. Venturing  Crews with members over 18 years old may be scored as a third grouping  based on judging decision on the day of the event. After a brief break  at 1pm, the afternoon event will be a 90-minute Orienteering score  course. The afternoon event is a unit based competition with youth  leadership taking charge of their units in planning and directing their  tea,s. The event will be completed with awards from the morning events  at 5:00 pm.

Cost is $10 per youth and includes an event patch  for all youth participants. Adults may purchase patches at cost on the  day of the event pending availability.

This event is run with volunteers from and supported by the NCAC and has the added experienced of help from the Quantico Orienteering Club.

Buddy system is strictly enforced with all events and adults are not  permit "in the woods” during the competitions.* The morning competition  will be on the individual (scout) pair level and on the unit level. Each  troop or crew unit will have a unit score from this event based on the  average of the unit's top five pairs from that unit.

Camping will be available on both Friday and Saturday nights.  You will need to register online for the event first and add the number  of campers for each night during the registration process. The cost is  $2 per night per person.

This event is restricted to Scout Troops and Venture Crews only:
Because of the large volume of Scouts attending this event and the level  of competition, we cannot accommodate Cub Scouts or Webelos at this  event. The youth must be registered member of a Troop, Team, Ship or  Crew.

Mar
26
Mon
Spring Break
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm
Apr
3
Tue
PLC meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting for the elected youth leaders of the Troop.

Apr
7
Sat
New Scout Campout
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 10:00 am

Details coming soon…

Apr
10
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Regular Troop meeting for all Scouts.

Apr
11
Wed
Goose Creek District Roundtable
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Order of the Arrow meeting
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
15
Sun
Rohan’s Eagle CoH – Hold @ TBD
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reserving date and time for Rohan's Eagle CoH. Details are being finalized and will be updated soon. Invites will go out once details are finalized.

Apr
17
Tue
Committee Meeting
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop 58 Committee Meeting

Held on the third Tuesday of each month. An agenda will be available the day before the meeting.

All are welcome to attend.

If you would like to be a Committee Member or have items you would like on the agenda, please contact Jen Peiler.

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Roles of the troop committee:

  • supports the Scoutmaster in delivering a quality troop program. Members ensure quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. 
  • handles troop administration and is responsible for finances, adequate funding, and disbursements in line with the approved budget. 
  • obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property. 
  • ensures the troop has an outdoor program with a minimum of 10 days and nights of camping per year.
  • serve on boards of review and plan and conduct courts of honor. 
  • support the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and handling problems that may affect the overall troop program. 
  • provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require and helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign. 
  • handles charter renewal and advancement and ensures adults are current with Youth Protection training.
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop meeting for all Scouts

Apr
18
Wed
District Court of Honor @ Leesburg United Methodist Church
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s that time of year — time to recognize those amazing Scouters who’ve made a huge difference in the lives of young people here in Goose Creek District – NCAC.  All Goose Creek Packs, Troops, and Crews are invited to the Goose Creek District Annual Court of Honor on Wednesday,  April 18th, at Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176.  Special recipients include the District Award of Merit, District Key 3 Awardees,  and the Robin L. Hayes Leadership Award.  

We will gather at 7:00pm, open the ceremony at 7:30pm and close with a dessert reception following.  Each unit is asked to contribute a dessert to share, preferably cut into single servings.

In addition to recognizing our adult volunteers, we invite all 2017 Eagle Scouts to please come in Full Class A Uniform for a special recognition.  

Apr
19
Thu
ASM meeting @ Jigar Parikh’s home
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly planning/coordination meeting for the Scoutmaster and ASMs; all Committee Members and other adults are welcome as well.  Location rotates each month.

Apr
20
Fri
Emergency Preparedness MB Class
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The firehouse team is offering Emergency Preparedness merit badge to all Scouts in Goose Creek District. See the attached file and https://ashburnfirerescue.org/event/night-at-the-firehouse/ for more info.  NOTE – this is the same night we leave for the rafting campout, so if you’re going rafting – you’ll miss this event  

 

Whitewater Rafting campout
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm

We will be traveling to Ohiopyle, PA for two nights of camping and white water rafting on the Lower Yough through Wilderness Voyageurs (https://wilderness-voyageurs.com/adventures/boy-scouts-rafting/).

We will depart Trailside Middle School on Friday, 4/20, at 6pm. It is a three hour drive so Scouts should eat in advance or bring a bag dinner.

The cost is $100 per person which includes:

  • Two nights camping at Benner's Meadow Run campground https://www.bennersmeadowrun.com/
  • 4-5 hours of Class 2-4 white water rafting on the Lower Yough
  • Lunch on the river (provided by Wilderness Voyageurs)
  • Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast provided by the Patrol

Note: wet suits are available for an additional $10 per person.

There will be opportunties for Patrol activities (e.g. hike, rank advancement skills) Saturday afternoon.

We will return to Trailside Middle School around 12pm on Sunday, 4/22.

Apr
24
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop meeting for all Scouts.

Apr
29
Sun
Eagle Court of Honor: Grant Gabaldon @ TBD
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Eagle Court of Honor for Grant Gabaldon.

May
1
Tue
PLC meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting for the elected youth leaders of the Troop.

May
4
Fri
OA Ordeal @ Leesburg Izaak Walton League
May 4 @ 8:30 pm – May 6 @ 9:30 pm

This year's Spring Ordeal will be held at the Leesburg Izaak Walton League facility on May 4-6, 2018. Please note that this is a change to the previously posted date. Newly elected candidates will receive a Candidate Notification Letter in the mail after the District Camporee. 

In addition to the induction of our newly elected candidates we will also be holding a Brotherhood Conversion to allow Arrowmen who have been an Ordeal member for over 10 months to "seal" their membership in the Order of the Arrow. 

May
8
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Regular Troop meeting for all Scouts.

May
9
Wed
Goose Creek District Roundtable
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Order of the Arrow meeting
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May
11
Fri
Shooting campout
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – May 13 @ 12:00 pm

This is our annual campout focused on Scout skills and shooting. We will be going to Fairfax Rod and Gun Club in Manassas. During this campout, all Scouts will go through gun safety training and spend time on the NRA certified rifle range. Additionally, our Scout lead is creating lesson plans for the Scouts to continue to sharpen their outdoor skills. We will leave Friday night or Saturday morning and return home Sunday morning. Times will be sent out by end of March.

Scouts & Parents,

We will once again have our Spring Shooting Campout!  This is an excellent opportunity for the Scouts to learn about gun safety, proper gun handling, the different parts of a gun, and sharpen their marksmanship skills.  This will be my 4th time running this campout.  I am looking forward to it yet again.  

Scouts and adults should RSVP for this trip by May 1st.  

We will need drivers for taking Scouts to and from the cdddsampout.

If any adults have either a bolt action or single shot .22 rifles, please contact me.  I would like to discuss the possibility of borrowing your rifle.  

The Scouts will all go through an hour of gun safety during the campout.    

We will have a NRA certified Range Safety Officer with us at all times while on the range.  

If you have any questions or concerns about this campout, please do not hesitate to reach out to me (kreedk2@gmail.com or cell 703.307.3253).

Thanks,

Kevin Reed

May
15
Tue
Committee Meeting
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop 58 Committee Meeting

Held on the third Tuesday of each month. An agenda will be available the day before the meeting.

All are welcome to attend.

If you would like to be a Committee Member or have items you would like on the agenda, please contact Jen Peiler.

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Roles of the troop committee:

  • supports the Scoutmaster in delivering a quality troop program. Members ensure quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. 
  • handles troop administration and is responsible for finances, adequate funding, and disbursements in line with the approved budget. 
  • obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property. 
  • ensures the troop has an outdoor program with a minimum of 10 days and nights of camping per year.
  • serve on boards of review and plan and conduct courts of honor. 
  • support the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and handling problems that may affect the overall troop program. 
  • provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require and helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign. 
  • handles charter renewal and advancement and ensures adults are current with Youth Protection training.
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop meeting for all Scouts

May
17
Thu
ASM meeting @ TBD
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly planning/coordination meeting for the Scoutmaster and ASMs; all Committee Members and other adults are welcome as well.  Location rotates each month.

May
22
Tue
Court of Honor @ St. David's Episcopal Church
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
May
29
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop meeting for all Scouts.

Jun
2
Sat
Wine Country Half Marathon
Jun 2 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am
Jun
5
Tue
PLC meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting for the elected youth leaders of the Troop.

Jun
12
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Regular Troop meeting for all Scouts.

Jun
13
Wed
Last Day of School
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Order of the Arrow meeting
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
17
Sun
Summer Camp
Jun 17 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 23 @ 10:30 pm
Jun
19
Tue
Committee Meeting
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop 58 Committee Meeting

Held on the third Tuesday of each month. An agenda will be available the day before the meeting.

All are welcome to attend.

If you would like to be a Committee Member or have items you would like on the agenda, please contact Jen Peiler.

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Roles of the troop committee:

  • supports the Scoutmaster in delivering a quality troop program. Members ensure quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. 
  • handles troop administration and is responsible for finances, adequate funding, and disbursements in line with the approved budget. 
  • obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property. 
  • ensures the troop has an outdoor program with a minimum of 10 days and nights of camping per year.
  • serve on boards of review and plan and conduct courts of honor. 
  • support the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and handling problems that may affect the overall troop program. 
  • provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require and helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign. 
  • handles charter renewal and advancement and ensures adults are current with Youth Protection training.
Jun
21
Thu
ASM meeting @ TBD
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly planning/coordination meeting for the Scoutmaster and ASMs; all Committee Members and other adults are welcome as well.  Location rotates each month.

Jun
26
Tue
Troop meeting @ AVFRD Founders Hall
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Troop meeting for all Scouts.