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Scouting for Food

(Nov. 5, 6, and 12, 2022)

On Saturday November 12, 2022, Troop 680 and Pack 680 participated in the annual nationwide Scouting for Food (SFF) collection to help stock area food banks for the upcoming winter season. Twenty-six youth and sixteen adults collected 341 bags of food weighing just under 3,500 lbs. from neighborhoods comprised of 2,600 homes and delivered the food to the United Community food bank. The youth participants included BSA Scouts, AOL Scouts, Webelos, Cub Scouts, siblings, and soon-to-be-joining Scouts. The week before the scouts of Pack 680 and Troop 680 joined forces to place Post-it Note flyers on the doors of the 2,600 homes reminding them of the collection on the 12th. Although the Pack and Troop collected food in the same neighborhoods as last year, this year's collection was donw from our two previous record-breaking years which saw over 500 bags and 5,000 lbs. of food. We'll have to wait until next year to see if we can set a new record.

Announcements

Recent Communications from the Scoutmaster

The recent issues between Network Solutions (the Scoutmaster's email provider) and Microsoft-related email providers (Hotmail, Outlook and Live) appear to be resolved. If you think you are not receiving emails from the SM, please contact him directly. Remember that all SM Notes are always available via the 680-Restricted pages.


  • IN-PERSON AND ON-LINE MEETINGS AND EVENTS LISTED BELOW

  • November 26 & 27 - Wreath selling at Good Shepherd

  • November 27 - No regular Troop meeting due to Thanksgiving

  • December 3 & 4 - Wreath selling at Good Shepherd

  • December 4 - Regular Troop Meeting at 5:00 PM, Good Shepherd Parlor Lounge (Video Games, part I)

  • December 9-11 - Campout at Gunpowder Falls State Park

  • December 11 - PLC Meeting at at 5:00 PM, Good Shepherd Parlor Lounge

  • December 18 - Regular Troop Meeting at 5:00 PM, Good Shepherd Parlor Lounge (Video Games, part II)

  • December 25 - No Meeting - Christmas

Upcoming Events:

  • Wreath Selling at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Nov. 26 and 27; Dec. 3 and 4) - Sign-up to sell via the Restricted Pages

  • Gunpowder Falls Campout (December 9-11); Contact Mr. Mirvish ASAP if you have not yet signed up.

  • Winter Court of Honor - January 8, 2023

  • Old Dominion District Klondike Derby (January 27-29); sign-up opening soon



In-Person Sales at

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Get a Jump on the Holidays

and Support Troop 680 with

Our Annual Holiday Wreath Sales

Troop 680 is once again selling wreaths, sprays, centerpieces and table top trees to support Troop activities.

  • In-person sales will be at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309 after all masses on November 26 & 27 and December 4 & 5 as quantities last. In person prices are lower than online as there are no shipping charges.

  • Online orders may be placed through December 9, 2022 by clicking on the wreath above. See also the additional information below.

Information About Online Orders

The fundraising code TR680VA001 should automatically show up in your shopping cart for online purchases when you go to check out. If it does not, please enter it so the Troop receives credit for your order.

For every online order the Troop receives a flat $8 commission. Prices online include the commission as well as FedEx shipping, a personalized message, holiday box , and an EZ wreath / spray door hangar for wreath / spray orders. Mickman Brothers (the seller) will also plant a tree in honor of the recipient as part of its commitment to sustainability.