Thursday, September 24, 2009

USS Yorktown trip

Please fill this form if you are going on this trip to USS Yorktown.

The USS Yorktown, in Charleston, S.C.,  is a US Navy carrier which served during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. It houses an aviation and naval history museum, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Two other historic ships,  the submarine USS Clamagore and the destroyer USS Laffey, are also open for tours, while the Medal of Honor Museum, the Cold War Submarine Memorial and the Vietnam Naval Support Base, the only exhibit of its kind in the United States, provide a first-hand look at life on the front lines. Meals are served in the hangar area, and up on the flight deck are some of the most incredible war planes in the history of aviation. Campers and chaperones sleep overnight on the Yorktown in berths designed for the sailors, watch a video on the ship's service during WWII, tour the ship and its museums, ride in simlutors, earn the aviation merit badge, and take a side trip to Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor, where the Civil War began.  The ship is a floating museum that stays open all night.  Every room beneath deck is laid out just as it was in service with displays of the gear and films of the action the carrier saw during the wars.

The troop had tentatively scheduled a weekend campout on the Yorktown for Jan. 15-17. That weekend, however, the carrier is booked. The only other available 3-day weekend is the weekend immediately following exams, Jan. 29-31. The scouts would leave after the morning exam on Friday, which is a half-day in school, and return Sunday evening. There is no school the next day, Monday. The fee of $80 per person covers three meals Saturday and breakfast on Sunday; the boys would need to bring a bag lunch for Friday and additional cash for supper Friday and lunch Sunday.

It is during Patrick Henry, so we may miss some of our Scouts who want to go to Patrick Henry this year.

Moms as well as Dads and siblings 6 years old and older can come along.  The Moms are housed in officers' quarters and the Dads stay in the enlisted bunk rooms with the boys.  We would like for you to think about this because we need to send in a deposit to hold our place.  The minimum number to get the group rate is 10 people.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer camp 2009 pictures

Pictures from the Summer Camp 2009 at the Camp Powhatan in Blue Ridge Mountain Council Scout Reservation. You can view the pictures in this link too. You can watch the videos from the summer camp here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Troop 735 Adult Support Organization

Troop 735 Adult Support Organization (As of 5/28/09)


Committee Chair              David Carroll ©
Committee Vice Chair      Ken Spear ©
Committee Member         Treasurer  -- Jeannine Corey ©
Committee Member         Advancement -- Theresa Shultz
Committee Member        At-Large Member – Joe Feaser ©
Committee Member        At-Large Member –Gary Maltby ©
Committee Member        At-Large Member –Jeff Thompson ©


Advancement Chairs                         Theresa Shultz and Daphne Kelmar
Advancement Committee Member    Jeannine Corey
Advancement Committee Member    Jeff Thompson
Advancement Committee Member    Marlene Candrilli
Advancement Committee Member    Janine Orr
Advancement Committee Member    Jeff Bush
Advancement Committee Member    Ann Hamilton-Dixon
Advancement Committee Member    Jan Stemmerman
Advancement Committee Member    Christi Shadbolt

Chaplain’s Aid Coordinator                      Christi Shadbolt      Scout:  
Charter Organization Representative        David Fisher ©
Den Chief Coordinator                              Karen Carroll      Scout:
Eagle Scout Advisors                                Joe Feaser and Sam Sears ©
Financial Auditor                                      Open
Friends of Scouting (Council Fund Raiser)    Frank Finn and Janine Orr

Fund Raising
 Popcorn                                               Rhonda Bradshaw    
Stew Preparation Men’s Fellowship    Julie Gigante
Historian Coordinator                          Patrice Carroll      Scout:  
Librarian/Webmaster Coordinator       Nagu Parasu      Scout:  
Merit Badge Coordinator                     Karen Carroll
Patrick Henry Coordinator                   Ann Hamilton-Dixon
Quartermaster Coordinator                   Ron Bradshaw      Scout:
Recruiting Coordinator    (Webelos)     Karen Carroll
Refreshments Coordinator                    Patti Hornstra
Scouting for Food Coordinator             Greg Munson    
Scribe Coordinator                                Open          Scout:
Short Pump Park Clean-up                    Dawn McKelvey
Special Projects                                      Ken Spear
Summer Camp Coordinator (2009)        John McKelvey ©
Treasurer                                                 Jeannine Corey
Troop Guide Coordinator (ASM)           David Griffith ©     Scouts:
Troop Transition Coordinator                 Karen Carroll
Venture Scout Leaders                            Jerry Candrilli © and John McKelvey ©
Web Master & Google groups                Nagu Parasu       


Scoutmaster                              Doug Saunders ©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Alan Bittman ©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Ron Bradshaw©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Daniel Burton©
Assistant Scoutmaster (Venture)        Jerry Candrilli ©
Assistant Scoutmaster                 Chip Carroll ©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Will Carroll©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Tom Dixon©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Ed Gigante©
Assistant Scoutmaster                David Griffith©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Brian Kelmar©
Assistant Scoutmaster (Venture)        John McKelvey ©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Greg Munson©
Assistant Scoutmaster                Mike Scyphers
Assistant Scoutmaster                Nagu Parasu©
Assistant Scoutmaster (Eagle Advisor)        Sam Sears ©

© = Chartered with the Heart of Virginia Counsel for the 2008 – 2009 Scouting Year

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Old Rag Mountain Hike

The Old Rag mountain hike was awesome.  It was very green and beautiful. The forest was very foggy. Climbing up Old Rag was very challenging. It wasn't all hiking. We had to drop down crevices and climb on a rope. We also jumped across gaps. There were some caves and false summits we had to hike and climb through. I saw a deer, a turkey chick, and a eastern eyed click beetle on the hike. The deer had a splotch of black fur on its face. When we came to an overlook you could see across the whole valley. I had a failed video attempt of the turkey chick running around because I didn't know that I wasn't recording it. I only had six seconds of video saying, "Wow, I just started recording it!" We had to take shelter because it started raining. I saw a giant white flower. Its plant had had long, shiny green leaves. 

When we finally got back to camp and started to cook dinner, it started raining and we ran for the tents.        Everybody had dinner kind of late. After hiking Old Rag, the five or six sticks under my sleeping bag were nothing. I just fell asleep. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Old Rag Mountain Hike, May 2009

These are pictures from the camp out last weekend at the Old Rag mountain. It was wonderful and it was a perfect day for hiking. We had them all - mist, fog, clouds, sunshine and thunderstorm, walk, hike and rock-climbing. Minus campfire.

You can see the slideshow here or by clicking at View all below.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009