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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

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Scout Sunday, February 8, 2015

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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.

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Cross Country Skiing January 24, 2015 (snow pending!)

crosscountryWe are going to the White Pass Nordic Center for a day of Cross Country Skiing! The White Pass Nordic Center offers 18K of groomed double-tracked trails which meander through both the Wenatchee and the Gifford Pinchot National Forests. Our terrain offers classic cross-country, skating and snowshoeing for individuals of all ability levels

MEET: Saturday, January 24, 2015. Cars leave at 6:45 a.m.
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: Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ around 6PM
MEALS: Bring a Lunch to Eat While Skiing.  We will have stoves for hearing water.  Bring money in case we stop for dinner on the way back
COST: Trails: $0 (troop paying $15 per scout), Adult Ski Rental Package – Skis, Boots, Poles (ages 16+) $21, Youth Package $17,  Gas Money: $5
DISTANCE: 90 Miles (2.5 Hours)
GEAR: Dress For Warmth. 10 Essentials, Lunch.

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Christmas Tree Pickup this weekend!

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Saturday, January 10th, 9:00am we will be picking up Christmas Trees in North East Lacey — People have been asked for a donation.  Meet at the Meconi Parking Lot at Hawks Praries.   This is North of I-5 and on the West side of Marvin Rd.  We need pickup truck and/or trailers to carry trees. We’ll be picking up trees along the street and taking them to the recycling center.

Wear old clothes, bring gloves and dress for the weather.  It’ll probably rain.

People in Lacey should have their trees out by 8 a.m.!!!!

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Toys for Tots – 2014

Every year Troop 101 helps out the Marine Corps League with their Toys for Tots program. This program provides amazing gifts (mostly toys) for children in families in need in our area. If you haven’t done this before I highly recommend it. Anyone that participates should notify the Advancement Chair with the date and number of service hours.

We can help by sorting toys into categories by age and gender, and then preparing bags for families requesting aid. After preparation, there are usually 2 or more days of handing out bags of gifts to families.

The toy sort is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 20. Once the sort is done, bagging will begin and continue until it is done. The work will start at 9am and will continue until around 3pm. You do not need to show up at 9am, any time you can show up would be appreciated. Scouts should wear their Class A Uniform.

The location is the same as last year, a vacant store in the strip mall on the corner of Fones Rd and Pacific (across from Albertsons). It is the store in the inside corner, near Ross (Sizzler was on the corner). Girl Scouts or other friends who would like to help are welcome too.

We don’t do this as a Troop event, meaning that the Troop doesn’t provide supervision for all the Scouts. But if Adults can’t stick around, ask any of us there and we would gladly be a point of contact for Scouts as long as we’re there.

These distribution days will be for Sunday Dec 21st from 9:00am – 6:00pm, Monday Dec 22nd from 9:00am – 6:00pm, and Tuesday Dec 23rd from 9:00am – 6:00pm. They can always use a few scouts to helpout then..

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

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