Angel Tree and Troop T-Shirt

From Ms. Evans:

Scouts-

 Collection for Angel Tree

Last year we volunteered for the Angel Tree Program run through the Salvation Army.  While many children are sponsored, there are just as many that are not.  Therefore, the Salvation Army counts on general donations from the community at large.  Our job last year was to put together Christmas bags for the unclaimed angels.  The program has large tables which is sorted by boy/girl and age.  There is virtually nothing donated for boys over the age of 12, it’s really quite sad.  I thought our Troop could pitch in and help with this age group.  If you can donate a new unwrapped gift/toy or clothes that a boy ages 12-18 would like, that would be great.  If every scout contributes one or two items, I think we could really make an impact.  I will begin collection both this Sunday at our meeting, as well as next Sunday, November 23.  Or in the alternative, please feel free to drop your donation by our house – 200 Ralston Road. Also, if anyone is interested in helping out at the collection site, let me know.  It’s a powerful scene to see the volume of bags/gifts/bikes that fill up an entire warehouse.  I think we all realized last year just how many people in Richmond are really struggling and just how lucky we are here in the Tuckahoe community.

 T-SHIRTS

Scouts need to wear either a scout t-shirt or First Class Uniform to all scouting events, and the new T-Shirt would be a great addition to your Scouting wardrobe!  

The shirts are $15 per shirt and the order is due by Sunday, November 16.  Sizes range from youth – Adult XXL.Order your new Troop T-Shirt here.  Dads, moms – feel free to order one for yourself too.  This pricing is based on a 24 shirt minimum, so we need everyone to go in and order at least one! Once the numbers and sizing have been confirmed, I will pay for the order and then collect from you.  As I mentioned, because of the recent camping trips and general expenses (merit badges, etc.) the troop’s funds are a little low, so we are asking the scouts to pay for these.  We hope you understand!