Swim Test – Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 3 p.m. — River Ridge High School

swim-testTroop 101 will be having our Swim test on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the RIver Ridge High School Pool

If you plan on going on any water outings with the troop, you will need to take this swim test.   This is for everyone (scouts, adults, and scout age siblings).

Meet at the RIver Ridge High School Pool at 3 p.m.  The troop will be paying for everyone. Its best to show up all dressed in your suit and ready to go. There are lockers to place your change of clothes into (bring a lock), or bring them out to the swim area.


Lions Club Pancake Feed – Saturday March 21, 2015

Scouts, Saturday March 21st is the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast. The Lacey Sunrise Lions Club is our Charter Organization and when they ask for help, we help! The pancake breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and goes until about noon.   Troop 101 has the first shift, running from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.  If you can, plan on showing up at around 6:30 a.m. and have some breakfast and then start serving tables.

If you haven’t done this before, its a fun time and you get to meet some fun and nice people. There is also a car show going on at the same time just outside, so during a break be sure to take a look at some of the the Corvettes!

The Pancake Feed is held in the commons area of North Thurston High School.


Trail to First Class

trail to first class

The weekend of March 6, 7 and 8, 2015 we will be having our Trail To First Class camp session at Camp Delezenne. Camp Delezenne is Located near Elma, Washington, 35 minutes west of Olympia.

We will be staying indoors, at the Lodge.  Scouts that need to setup and sleep in a tent for rank advancement should bring a tent.  This is an annual Troop Campout with the purpose of having the older Scouts teach the younger Scouts various skills as required by Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Ranks. Most of our time will be indoors, but part of the time will be out on the patio and fire ring.

The older boys will be meeting at the Albertsons parking lot and be leaving Friday at 6 p.m.    The newer scouts should meet at the Albertsons on Saturday and leave by 8:30 a.m.   We will leave camp before lunch and should be back in Lacey by 12 pm or so. For this outing, the Troop is supplying food, you only need to bring your own snacks.

Packing List

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat (optional, Scouts will be sleeping on carpet)
  • Cot recommended for adults, we will be sleeping over cement
  • Pillow (optional)
  • Class A Uniform (shirt, necker, slide)
  • Mess Kit
  • Your Scout Book and Pencil!
  • 10 Essentials, new Scouts should bring what you have but don’t worry about having everything yet. Here is the list
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm clothes to go outside (dress for the weather)
  • A pen so you can get your book signed off on Sunday

If you are teaching a class, bring the supplies you will need, or ask someone else to.

Geranium Orders – 2015 !!

It’s that time of year again where you can earn some money for your troop account and sell Geraniums!    The Geraniums the troop sells are grown locally from Skagit Valley and grow really well down here in Olympia.  People end up buying them year after year.

The Geraniums will be ready to be picked up on April 5th.  So get busy and get your orders now.  Plan on turning in your orders the week of March 27th.  I’ve attached an order form you can use to help in your selling.

Geranium Order Form


Scout Sunday, February 8, 2015


2015ScoutSunday-1The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on August 1, 1907. Scout Sunday was added to the Scout celebration in the middle 1940s. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8th, unless the 8th is a Sunday, in which case the 8th would be Scout Sunday. Once again, we have a cool patch for all the Scouts that attend.

We will be attending the 11 a.m. service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on February 8, 2015.   We can pick up carpoolers at 10:15 a.m. at the old Fire Station. We will be going out for lunch afterwards. If you plan on going, please RSVP on the right.


Boy Scouts of America – Capital Area District – Pacific Harbors Council – Olympia – Lacey, Washington