On May 5th the troop will be planting Milkweed seedlings in 2-3 places around the church.
If you are unable to attend, but you still want to plant your milkweed at First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City please bring them with you for the regular troop meeting on Tuesday 1 May and I will find a spot for you to plant them. Please take pictures of your plants and if you happen to see any Monarch butterflies, the caterpillar, or a chrysalis please take pictures. NCAC is holding a photo contest and if your photo is featured in marketing materials or selected among the top entries you will be recognized as a “Top Monarch”.
Please water your seeds daily by spritzing them with a spray bottle and keep the pot in a sunny location in your house. You can place them outdoors in a sunny location, but you should probably keep them indoors over night for if the temperatures are going to dip to freezing. It should take about 2 weeks to see the plant sprout. Once it sprouts you should provide more water, but be careful not to overwater. If you happen to have a cat you might want to cover the plant with plastic when you are away.
NCAC photo contest:
Submit your photos to NCACMonarchs@ncacbsa.org.
If your photo entry is used in the Scouter Digest, on any NCAC website, or in our marketing materials, or is selected among the top entries, you will be recognized as a Top Monarch.
This is an NCAC wide conservation initiative, so I plan to submit the names of all the scouts who participate and assist with the garden to Jason Wills, so you can receive conservation related volunteer time!
NCAC Milkweed for Monarchs Pledge: (PDF Online)
I agree to:
- Help create a milkweed garden with milkweed provided by NCAC.
- Care for my milkweed plants and garden.
- Allow any wildlife to thrive.
- Take photographs or draw what I see, and submit pictures to: NCACMonarchs@ncacbsa.org.
- Educate my community about what I learn.
- Have FUN!
Troop 964 will have an IRON CHEF Cooking Campout the weekend of May 18th through May 20th at the Flying Circus Campground in Bealton, VA.
5114 Ritchie Rd, Bealeton, VA 22712
Troop 964 will be hosting a Rifle & Shotgun campout on April 27th through the 29th. Stay tuned for more details!
Troop 964 is a boy-run program with approximately 35 Scouts, who organize and lead campouts each month, attend a week long summer camp each summer, and execute programs aligned to the virtues of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The Troop is dedicated to instilling Scout values and building character among middle and high school aged youth.
To visit our Troop, please contact us in advance to ensure we are meeting at our regular time and place. Any questions please Scoutmaster Daniel Getwright at email@example.com or his Assistant Scoutmasters at above e-mail.
Troop Meetings Are Tuesday nights, 7:15 – 8:45 PM at First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, at Minnieville Road & Cardinal Drive.
Our next Troop Campout will be the weekend of March 24th and will be held at Prince William Forest Park. Stay tuned for more details!
During Troop 964’s Annual Lock-In on January 19th we worked to complete the Digital Technology Merit Badge. If you would like to complete this Merit Badge check out the page we have to help start and progress through the Badge requirements here
You can contact Troop 964 Webmaster and ASM, Tim Kilpatrick to be your counselor for this merit badge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troop 964 has earned a Gold Status for the Journey To Excellence review for 2018. This means that Troop 964 operates at the highest level of excellence as measured by the Boy Scouts of America. Come visit us to see what a great Troop we are!
Founded in 1977, Troop 964 is chartered by First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, Virginia. Our Troop promotes the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law through service to our community, local charities, charter organization as well as local and national parks in the Northern Virginia area. Since our charter Troop 964 has had 82 Scouts reach the rank of Eagle. Our Troop enjoys monthly outdoor activities year round and a week long summer camp each summer at various camps around the Virginia/Pennsylvania area.
Merit badges are awards earned by youth members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based on activities within an area of study by completing a list of periodically updated requirements. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or a vocation. Scouts learn essential life skills through advancements and study diverse fields through the merit badge program.