Our Troop meeting on 9/1/15 will be held at 7:00pm at Windy Hill Sports Complex, just past Bethel Baptist Church on Rt. 60.
Kroger's Community Rewards Program will donate a percentage of your in-store purchases to the charitable organization of your choice -- hopefully BSA Troop 800. All you have to do to make this happen is link your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card to the Troop's account. This costs you nothing. Your spending is 100% confidential and this program DOES NOT affect your earnings toward fuel program discounts.
June 19-21, 2015 -- Camp Justis - Powhatan, VA
The Summer campouts always tend to be more low key than normal and this month's was no exception. With a bunch of boys out of town on the High Adventure trip to Seabase down in Florida and a lot of others on family vacations and such, we only had about 25 boys on this trip, including nearly all of our first year scouts.
We try to use the first few campouts after our first year scouts enter the Troop to ease their transition into Boy Scout life. This month's campout was highlighted by a Canoe trip down the the James River from Watkins Landing to Robious Landing. As this is a relatively short trip (about 5 miles) and a very easy section of the river to navigate, it made for a nice leisurely 4-hour ride. Between the low river levels, slow moving water and hot temperatures the boys learned a number of very valuable lessons, including how to paddle and steer their canoes (since there was little current), staying hydrated and the value of a good bottle of sunscreen.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - Monday, May 18, 2015
Author: AMELIA BRUST
WEYERS CAVE - The sight of a medevac helicopter is usually a bad sign, but on Saturday visitors were encouraged to get a closer look. Crew members of the AirCare 5 medical helicopter at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport opened their hangar to the public in honor of the service's 10th anniversary in the Valley.
Visitors were shown around the Weyers Cave facility and inside the helicopter to learn about the its role in the region. For Boy Scout Troop 800 of Midlothian, it was a chance to get outside and on the road while "exposing them to things they wouldn't normally do," said assistant Scoutmaster Howard Fishburne.
"I do love this stuff," said troop member Caden Caruso, 11, whose father pilots a Diamond Aircraft personal plane. As he ducked underneath the back of the helicopter, Caruso said he liked learning about the different features of aircraft, big and small.
May 15-17, 2015 -- Fishburne Family Farm - Mt. Sidney, VA
For our May 2015 campout, we traveled West again, but this time to Mt. Sidney, VA, to the farm of one of our Asst. Scoutmasters - Howard Fishburne. Our original plan was to camp at his mountain farm, but due to heavy rainfall which made the road impassable, we had to fall back to Plan B.
We arrived at the Fishburne Family Farm Friday evening just in time to enjoy a really nice sunset.
April 21, 2015 -- Bethel Baptist Church - Midlothian, VA
Earlier this evening, Paul Fulghum became the 126th Eagle Scout in the history of BSA Troop 800.
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