Scouting for Food
(October 28, 29 & November 4, 2023)
IN-PERSON AND ON-LINE MEETINGS AND EVENTS LISTED BELOW
December 2 & 3 - Wreath Selling at Good Shepherd (see upcoming events to the right)
December 3 - Regular Troop Meeting at 5:00 PM at Northrop Hall (December Theme: Animals) - Animal Conservation (Yellowstone National Park Introduction of Wolves)
December 8-10 - Doyle's River Cabin Campout (see upcoming events to the right) - CANCELED
December 10 - Winter Court of Honor and Christmas Part at 5:00 PM at Good Shepherd (Hall 3). Patrol Assignments:
Bacon Patrol - Drinks and Snacks
Dark Titan Patrol - Entrees
Narwhal Blade Patrol - Side Dishes
Screamng Goat Patrol - Desserts
December 17 - Mount Vernon Estate Visit Instead of Regular Troop Meeting (Time TBD)
December 26 - No Meeting Christmas
November 25 & 26 and December 2 &3 - Wreath Selling at Good Shepherd after all Masses. Selling will take place 30 minutes before and after each mass. This is the Troop's only fund raiser and all Scouts are asked to support the sale by signing up for a shift via the Sign-up Genius on the restricted pages.
CANCELED - December 8-10 - Doyle's River Cabin Campout - This is a weekend campout at the rustic Doyle's River Cabin on the Appalachian Trail in the South District of Shenandoah State Park. Details are provided on the Sign-up Genius taht is now open and accessible through the restricted pages.
Support Troop 680 by Purchasing a Holiday Wreath, Spray, Centerpiece or Table Top Tree
Troop 680 is once again selling Christmas wreaths and other holiday evergreen products to support Troop operations. Funds raised through the wreath selling program support the year-round activities and equipment needs of the Troop and help reduce the costs of Scouting for Troop families. Money raised in past years has funded such things as the purchase of new tents, repairing and restocking cooking equipment, paying the camping fees for our new Scout campout in the spring, and renovations and repairs to one of our meeting spaces, Northrop Hall.
You may purchase wreaths and other holiday evergreen products online though the website of our wreath supplier, Mickman Brothers by clicking the wreath to the left or clicking here. The links will take you to Mickman Brothers' proprietary website Gift it Forward and automatically apply the Troop's fundraising code TR680VA001. If the code is not applied automatically, you can enter it manually. Your wreath purchase will ship fresh directly from Minnesota.
Please note that Troop 680 wil also be selling in-person at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on or about the last weekend in November and the first weekend in December. Prices for the in-person sales are significantly lower than online as the online price includes: an $8 flat fee commission for the Troop, FedEx delivery, an EZ wreath or spray door hanger, and the cost of planting an evergreen seedling for sustainability.
Thank you for Supporting Troop 680!
Scout Sunday - February 19, 2023
Troop 680 and Pack 680, sponsored by the Friends of Alexandria Catholic Scouting, Inc. celebrated Scout Sunday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church together with Venture Crew 1022 (sponsored by Good Shepherd) and Catholic Scouts and leaders from other BSA units in the Colonial District, including Pack 301 (sponsored by VFW Post 609) and Troop 996 (sponsored by Aldersgate UMC). Girl Scout Troop 53801 also participated.