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Changing Missals

St. Catherine’s has asked us to change missals for the church next week, 11/26, before our meeting. Please help our Charter Organization and earn 1 hour of community service for rank advancement. If you are able to help, please meet in the chapel at 6pm.

Thank you,
Jonathan Rector
Scoutmaster-Troop 511

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity on
December 8th from 2:00-5:30 pm.
Volunteer at ”The Christmas Shop” at Wake Forest United Methodist Church. I am the Youth Group Counselor in charge so Troop 511 has a special invitation to come help our community! You can also earn service hours if needed. You must sign up with me and come dressed in holiday spirit by wearing red or green and Santa or elf hats are encouraged.

The Christmas shop is a place for children ages 3 through 5th grade to come shop for items to give their parents, grandparents or siblings for Christmas. You will be volunteering as a ELF to help them shop or as a gift wrapper. Parents are welcome to volunteer as gift wrappers.
The Chirstmas Shop takes place Sunday, December 8, in the Familiy Life Center at Wake Forest United Methodists Church ( 903 S Main Street) Youth will arrive at 2pm to help with set-up, and will stay until 5:30pm to help with clean up.

All volunteers are encourage to get into the Christmas spirit and dress up in reds and greens, and santa hats, or something festive.

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Saturday December 7th 12:00-3:00 at the church.  
Free and taught by Mrs. Weidner.  
You need to sign up with me by email (copy a parent) or at the Troop meeting.   Parents, when you drop your scout off make sure I have a current contact number before you leave.  
YIS, Mrs. Rabon

Troop Meeting 9/15/19

Important announcement: Our Popcorn Coronel said that there are still slots left for the booths at Louisburg and also at the Lowe’s Improvement at Wake Forest. Email her and ask for a slot if you still need sales.

Rifle / Shotgun Merit Badge

Our Troop has been giving a fabulous opportunity to earn the Rifle and/or Shotgun Merit Badge with The Sir Walter Gun Club in Creedmoor.   1:1 instruction.    They do this monthly with different Troops so they are very knowledgeable about Scouts.

If you are interested read carefully there is a lot of information.  

The maximum number of scouts they allow is 20 and it will be first come first serve. I will start taking sign ups Monday night 8/12 at 6:00pm in the order I receive the emails. If space is still available you can also sign up with me in person at the Troop meeting. This gives everyone time to look at their calendars and have conversations with parents.

You MUST attend both days of their training.

Classroom training: Saturday October 5th 8:00- noon

Range Time: Saturday October 26th 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Ammunition for both Rifle and Shotgun is free to the scouts thanks to the NRA Grant.

Rifle – free
Shotgun- ammo is free but the cost is around $8 to cover their cost of clay targets. This will be charged to their scout accounts.

You will need to drive your scout or arrange to carpool.

The following is from Sir Walter Gun Club:
“Scouts MAY NOT bring ANY firearms with them.”

“Scouts must shoot our rifles and shotguns. They are all youth model guns that will fit them. The shotguns are 20 ga. semi auto’s with reduced recoil and perfect for scout use.”

“Scouts are welcome to try for one or both merit badges. We have not had a scout fail to qualify for the rifle badge in years. One on one instruction works wonders and my instructors are very dedicated to seeing their student succeed. (We sometimes swap out instructors to achieve the right chemistry between instructor and student and the instructors initiate this when needed)
I hope every scouts that does not have the rifle merit badge will try for it.”

“The shotgun badge is a bit harder to achieve. Shotgun shooting is not for everyone but again I encourage them to try.”

“Three things are needed for the scout to receive the blue card: (Everyone who passes all three will leave Saturday afternoon
with a blue card(s).

  1. Attend the classroom activity.
  2. Complete the homework assignment that will be provided about a month before the classroom activity.
  3. Successfully shoot the requirement specified by each merit badge.

The homework assignment is the first section of the merit badge book and is designed to get the scout to open the book and read it.

If a parent has a question you cannot answer feel free to
share my contact info with them so they can ask me directly. “
Bob Davison
919-606-0119 (c)

Fire Safety Merit Badge

No Cost
Saturday, September 7th
9:00 AM – 12:00

Wake Forest Fire Department
Station 1
420 Elm Ave.

Be Prepared:
Arrive by 8:55
Class A Uniform
Water and Snack

They only have room for 15 participants – See Mr. Rabon at a troop meeting

Outings Schedule – 2019

August Hanging Rock
September VA Creeper Trail
October Falls Lake
November Camp Durant
December Day Trip
January Church Lock-in
February Rail Camp
March Backpacking
April Amusement Park
May Mystery Outing
June Family Picnic


Good evening Scouts and Families,

It’s that time of year again. We are starting to prepare for Popcorn Season and cannot wait to share all the great information for this years selling with you.

We will be having our Popcorn Kick Off meeting Tuesday September 17th so please make sure your scout attends and parents are welcome too.

Until then, there are three things you and/or your scout can start thinking about.

  1. Get your scout to log into and download the Trails-End app. This app will let them track their orders, send emails out, take credit cards and also sign up for selling booths.
  2. A form was set out through troopnews email. If your scout wants to have popcorn in hand for opening weekend of popcorn sales, please fill out the form and hand it in this week or at next weeks meeting. Please note the day and time for popcorn pick up. Friday, September 20th from 2pm-5pm is the only time available for scouts to pick up popcorn before selling starts on September 21st.
  3. I am looking for two parents to help volunteer their time to assist during popcorn season. This would include finalizing selling booths, help with distribution of orders, help with set up and break down of selling booths and collecting final orders/payments. If interested, please email me directly.

More information will be shared and distributed at the September 17th meeting. Looking forward to an AWESOME Popcorn Year!!!

Kimberly Scimeca

Redefined Courage

Service Hours

We have an opportunity to help a local nonprofit called Redefined Courage – They are having a gala on September 7th to help raise money to support women with breast cancer. I have copied Nikki Speer on this email, who is the president of this nonprofit.

She is looking for some volunteers to help set up and possibly help set up and walk guests to the tables. 1 hour for each group.

Here is what she needs:

5-7 more kids To help set up tables
4:45-5:45 *wear comfortable clothes


4 dressed Nice 5:40-6:40 (they are asking for black dresses or dress pants and a white shirt )

To walk people to tables, help take pics for guests by backdrop, and registration

It is at the Renaissance center in Wake Forest.

Please contact Ms. Nikki Speer via email at if you are interested.

September Outing

Virginia Creeper Trail

Registration is now active for the September outing to the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34 mile long rail line converted to a bike trail in beautiful southwest Virginia.

Register Here

This trip includes being dropped off with a rental bike and helmet at the “top” of the trail, for a mostly downhill ride to the “bottom”.

Cost = Announced via Troopnews Email

Includes camping, transportation, bike and helmet rental, meals (for scouts), cracker barrel, and fishing “tournament” on Saturday night – you can choose to catch your dinner from the trout stocked pond at the campsite (or just catch and release).

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