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Adult Leader Office Hours

Posted on Apr 1 2020 - 8:46am

All registered adult leaders, please add what times you are available to be contacted by Scouts digitally to go over rank requirements or Merit badges. Scouts, please set up an appointment in advance! You should have a parent close by to maintain YPT requirements.

NEWS FLASH: Scouts interested in Aviation. This is free and opened up March 31st - Join soon to participate.

Posted on Mar 31 2020 - 9:32pm

Amid school closures caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we've decided to launch an online series of the Redbird STEM+ Lab. The STEM+ Lab will featured interactive classes for students in middle school and high school. Beginning on March 31st, Redbird’s STEM Director Greg Roark will lead students through six virtual classes aimed at engaging their creativity and continuing to foster their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outside the classroom.

Important Updates on BSA Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

Posted on Mar 28 2020 - 2:07am

From Troop 1998 ASM Tim Sprunger: This link is to a rather informative video on how Corona Virus works and how to protect yourselves and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtN-goy9VOY&feature=youtu.be The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do - YouTube

Troop 1998 moving forward with Virtual Troop / Patrol Meetings beginning Monday March 23rd at 7pm

Posted on Mar 22 2020 - 6:48pm

Beginning this Monday March 23rd and until further notice, Troop 1998 is moving forward with hosting all currently scheduled and future troop meetings, thru Zoom. At minimum, this will include all regularly scheduled Monday night meetings where we first meet as a troop and then do patrol break out sessions. We will come back at the end of the meeting for the SPL to make any announcements and Mr. Henderson to do a scout master minute - just like a circle up. In this new virtual world we will also be including other regularly scheduled meetings that are held just once per month to include the ASM Meetings (1st Thursday), PLC meetings (2nd Thursday), Committee Meetings (3rd Thursday), and the Aviation Camporee planning meetings (4th Thursday). Other virtual meetings can and will be scheduled as needed. Hats off to Mr. Freimanis who has graciously volunteered to be in the driver’s seat to get all these virtual meetings set up for us. Log into the troop calendar to get Zoom meeting access codes to participate. 

ATTENTION: Troop 1998 suspending all troop meetings and activities until further notice, please read on...

Posted on Mar 13 2020 - 7:57am
With everyone's health and safety in mind and based on recent announcements in the news and the following announcement made by BSA. Troop 1998 will be suspending all upcoming "Troop sponsored" meetings and activities. 
Furthermore, FCPS has announced per Governor Hogan and the Maryland State Board of Education's directive that ALL Maryland schools will be shut down from Monday March 16th - Friday March 27th. 
Because this greatly impacts the well being of all of our families, Troop 1998 will adhere to the protocols set in place by these announcements.  
Luckily we already have an e-mail system and website in place to keep everyone informed, so please do your best to stay connected to stay informed.  Other communication systems may emerge during this period of time so we can still keep moving forward as a team, so don't let this slow you down on getting things done. Fellow scouts, MB counselors, and troop leaders can all be reached by other means rather than just in person, so please make good use of your time while away from us. Youth of today were born into the world of technology so we know you can rise to the occasion and still get things done!
Troop 1998 leadership will continue to monitor future recommendations and re-evaluate any troop needs to hold in-person meetings as we get closer to March 27th.  
Till then, stay safe, be well, and let me know if you have any questions.
As Always... Yours in Scouting,
Mary Sanner
Troop 1998


Northern Tier 2020 (ROOM FOR 2 MORE)

Posted on Mar 12 2020 - 10:31am

Northern Tier 2020

Founded in 1923, Northern Tier is the oldest High Adventure Program in the Boy Scouts of America. For over 90 years, Scouts at Northern Tier have paddled pristine lakes, sweated over rugged portages and explored the untrammeled wilderness of the Great North American Canoe Country.

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