Annual Troop Fair, Family Dinner, and Fall Court of Honor (COH)
Saturday, October 29, 2022
The annual Troop Fair is an opportunity for our Scouts to show off their Scouting skills while introducing Webelos from local Cub Scout packs to our program. The day begins at 9:00 am with the assembling of a rope bridge and other exhibits to welcome the Webelos who will arrive later in the afternoon. Scouts are asked to be at Andrew Chapel for as much of the day as possible, and lunch will be provided for them. Parents are invited to see the exhibits from 3:30 to 4 pm.
At 5:00 PM, we will have a Family Cook-out and Dinner for ALL members of the Troop and their families. The Family Dinner will be FOLLOWED by a Parent meeting, then a Troop Court of Honor at 6:30 PM.
Schedule on Saturday, October 29, 2022
Scouts and adult leaders arrive to set up demonstration areas in the church field for the Troop Fair.
Lunch for scouts (provided by the Troop)
1 – 4 pm
Webelos dens and others visit demonstration areas
3:30 – 4 pm
Troop families visit demonstration areas
Troop takes down demos and sets up for dinner
5- 6 pm
Troop Family Dinner (hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks provided by the troop; families bring a side dish or dessert to share). Please RSVP Yes or No.
6 – 6:30 pm
Troop cleans up dinner while parents meet with troop leaders
Court of Honor begins. It will end at approx. 7:30 pm.
Please RSVPby Tuesday, October 25, if you will be coming for the dinner and how many scouts and family members will attend, so that we can ensure there will be enough food. (Negative Replies Are Requested)
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Drinks, and paper goods will be provided by the Troop. Click this link to RSVP and indicate what food you are able to bring:
We ask that you make every effort to attend the Court of Honor (COH) following the Dinner. A court of honor is a formal recognition of a Scout’s accomplishments. It is an important part of the advancement program, in which Scouts gain self-confidence and self-reliance by meeting a series of challenges and are encouraged to make further progress when we celebrate what they have done. This is one of only three courts of honor the troop holds each year where we recognize and individually honor all Scouts for their achievements during the past four months (including all their achievements at Goshen).
This is our troop’sbiggest court of honor of the year, and almost every Scout in the troop will receive some type of recognition.
Attending courts of honor is a good way for you to show your son or daughter that you care about what he/she is doing in Scouting. You send an important message when you are present and the wrong one when you are not, particularly if your son/daughter is being recognized.
For those being recognized for rank advancement, the parents will also receive a miniature replica of the rank insignia awarded to their scout during the Court of Honor.
Thank you for your help, and we hope to see you at the Family Dinner and COH!
BSA Troop 1128 Annual Fair Saturday, October 29th 1 – 4 PM Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Vienna, VA
You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 29th, anytime between 1 and 4 pm for our annual troop fair. We will have activities geared towards Webelos, but all interested Cub Scouts, friends, neighbors, and family are welcome to attend to learn more about Scouting and our troop.
Scouts and adult leaders will be on hand to assist and to answer any questions you may have about our program. Activity stations will include walking across a rope bridge, using camping equipment, and sampling some camp cooking. We plan to have all activities outdoors. The troop fair goes on rain or shine! However if we encounter heavy rain, then we will move inside.
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church is located just off Leesburg Pike/Route 7, in Vienna. The address is 1301 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182. Due to Route 7 road construction, Trap Rd. must be accessed from Towlston Rd.
The popcorn storefront sales for this weekend 10/1 and 10/2 are cancelled due to the rain.
Update on Tue, Sep 27
Big thank you to parents and scouts who help with the popcorn Tablesales Sept 24/25 weekends and sell online.
Currently, our troop has sold $10,972 worth of popcorn and peanuts. Our goal is for each scout to sell a minimum of $250.
Our last storefront sale is this coming week October 1/2 and we really need scout and parent help to sell the rest of the products we currently have in stock. We still have many shifts without scouts.
Friendly reminder when scouts sign up for tablesales, one parent is expected to stay for the entire shift. Scouts can not be alone without a parent or adult during tablesales. See Popcorn Table Sale Directions.
Pre-order Form is due to Mrs.Sugianto by October 10.
Update on Tue, Sept 20
Thank you scouts and parents who help our popcorn fundraising! We have sold about $6000 worth of popcorn and our troop will receive $1860 and council $1740 in commission.
Our next storefront is 9/24 and 9/25, please sign up using your scout Trails End account, we no longer will do Sign Up Genius, however if you have issues, please contact Ms. Sugianto. Instruction here.
Important: The Paper Popcorn Order Form is due to Ms. Sugianto by Oct 10 if you are not using the Trails End app.
Troop Incentives: One patrol gets a pizza party if the following condition is met by October 15, midnight.
(We now have 8 patrols, 6 from Troop 1128 and 2 Troop 1128G)
Every active scout sold minimum $250
Highest number of sales
Our Annual Popcorn Fundraising Drive has begun again and we need draw your attention to the following:
WHY are Popcorn sales so important to our troop?
Popcorn sales are key for our scouts to be able to benefit from our troop’s programs, contributing to funding things like:
Camping Trips, Hikes, Goshen
High Adventure Trips
Troop camping gears and equipment
Without our scouts’ popcorn sales, all those activities would require much higher financial contributions – in some cases, families would not be able to afford activities.
We need everybody’s help!
Now onto the “HOW” we will accomplish it this season.
Each patrol will set a “Popcorn Goal” that will be tracked against the other Patrols. We will once again display the tracking charts for the popcorn sale to encourage each scout to participate.
Each scout’s goal is to sell a minimum of $250 of popcorn and $350 if they plan to participate in a High Adventure Trip. There are many ways to sell popcorn:
The traditional “Take Order” (aka door-to-door)
“Show and Sell” (aka table sales; Storefront Sales)
On-line selling opportunities – see below for more information
”Show and Deliver” (product to doorstep) events where individual and teams of scouts will “check out product” and deliver it as they comb the neighborhood (aka Wagon Sales)
Every scout must have an account at the Trails-End website. Please do NOT create a new account, use Forgot Username and/or Forgot Password links. Email the Popcorn Coordinator (her info would be in the OneCall email you or your parents received) if you still have issues logging in.