Welcome to West Deptford Troop 295!

Welcome to West Deptford Troop 295!
Troop 295 has been a part of Boy Scouts of America in West Deptford since 1999.

Troop meetings are held every Monday evening at 7:30 in the West Deptford Scout Center from September through June.

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Announcements for August 20th, 2015: Newest Eagle Scout / April Campout Photos / Bridge Port Speedway Scout Night

Posted on Aug 21 2015 - 10:08am

It is the Middle of August Already! 
Hopefully everyone is having a great summer and there are a few weeks left! A few reminders for dates in September.
- Our first weekly troop meeting will be held on Monday September 14th.
- The September campout will be held on Sep18-20 at Roosevelt Scout Reservation and the troop will be tent camping. Please RSVP online using the event registration.
Please keep an eye on the calendar for the full fall schedule, including campouts which will be posted shortly.

*** Congratulations to our Newest Eagle Scout ***
Congratulations to Walter Reeve
 for successfully completing his Eagle Board of Review on August 6th.  Walter is Troop 295's newest Eagle Scout. 
Please congratulate Walter on this great scouting accomplishment!
Walter is the 33rd Eagle Scout for Troop 295.  Everyone can view the Eagle Honor Roll link on the main menu of the Troop 295 site for a list of all 33 Eagle Scouts from Troop 295.  
If you have access to facebook, please also visit the Troop 295 facebook page and like the page as well as the status congratulating Walter on his achievement: https://www.facebook.com/WDTroop295
Photos are now available from before, during and after Walter Reeve's Eagle Scout project. Also included are several photos from the Memorial Day dedication and from his Eagle Board of Review.  Walter is Photos can be found in the 'Photo Album' link on the main menu.

Photos from the April Campout to Quinton Sportsmens Club 
We are catching up on photos from several events in the spring and summer. First up is the April campout to Quinton's Sportsmens Club. Scouts had a great time with instruction and some competition with both rifle and shotgun.  Photos can be found in the 'Photo Album' link on the main menu.

Scout Night at Bridgeport Speedway
If you have not been to Bridgeport Speedway, it is a great experience and fun to watch races that are close to home. Bridgeport Speedway has a Scout Night on Saturday August 22nd for anyone interesting in going. Details can be found on their website or by calling the speedway directly. 
Link to site: http://www.bpspeedway.com/event/scout-night/

Announcements for May 28, 2015: Wayne Hires Eagle Scout Project / Event Reminders

Posted on May 28 2015 - 3:33pm

Wayne Hires Eagle Scout Project - Assistance Needed the Weekend of June 5th-7th!!!
The park is the corner of grove rd. and Salem ave. The project will consist of removing graffiti,repairing an area of the fence that has been torn down, replacing wood on some of the equipment, painting the equipment, as well as cleaning up any debris that may be there. 
Wayne's project will start on Friday June 5th and continue through Sunday June 7th.  Please come and help during the following dates and times:
   Friday 6/5: 3pm-7pm
   Saturday 6/6: 2pm-7pm
   Sunday 6/7: 9am-4pm
If anyone has work gloves and safety glasses, please bring them!

Car Wash Fundraiser to be Rescheduled
The car washed fundraiser planned for Saturday May 30th has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date in the summer. 

Calendar of Events - Remaining Dates for Spring 2015
Sat May 30: < Postponed - to be rescheduled> Spring Car Wash & Fundraiser
Mon June 1: Weekly scout meeting
Mon June 8: Last Weekly Scout Meeting & Pizza (families welcome)
Jun21-27: Summer Camp

Announcements for May 25, 2015: Memorial Day 2015

Posted on May 24 2015 - 8:12pm

(excerpt from a Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon)

"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."




Announcements for May 11, 2015: Calendar of Events - Remaining Dates for Spring 2015

Posted on May 11 2015 - 10:03pm

Summer Camp is Almost Here - Please be Prepared !!!
Fees for Summer Camp: Due today!  Please see Tony Tropiano for payment
Medical forms: Due no later than Monday June 8th
Merit Badge Selection: Please use the form attached to this message to submit merit badge options by Wednesday May 13th. See form for details.
Please see the '2015 Summer Camp' link for additional details and links to all forms.

Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday June 30th !!!
We will have a car wash fundraiser on Saturday June 30th.  More details to follow !!!

Calendar of Events - Remaining Dates for Spring 2015
Mon May 18: May Court of Honor (7pm) and Parent Meeting
Mon May 25: No scout meeting - Memorial Day
Sat May 30: Spring Car Wash & Fundraiser - details to follow
Mon June 1: Weekly scout meeting
Mon June 8: Last Weekly Scout Meeting & Pizza (families welcome)
Wed Jun 10: 2015 Summer Camp Parent & Preparation Meeting
Jun21-27: Summer Camp

Announcements for March 23, 2015: Eagle Scout Projects for Sean Kelly and Wayne Hires

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 5:38am

Sean Kelly Eagle Scout Project - Assistance Needed this Weekend!
From Sean Kelly - My project will start on Friday the 24th at 3:00 p.m. and finish at 6:00 pm.  We will be mainly focusing on digging out a plot for the pavers on Friday and Saturday, so we will need a lot of help during these days. Saturday and Sunday will both run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Saturday will involve finishing the digging for the pavers and installing them, and completing the herb garden. Sunday will consist of finishing up the paving if necessary and planting various plants around the garden. Please bring shovels, wheelbarrows, gloves, and safety goggles!!!! They will be very helpful. Thank you for helping and can't wait to start on Friday!!! The project location will be at the West Deptford Middle School. We will be meeting out in front of the main entrance. The address is located below,
West Deptford Middle School 
675 Grove Rd, West Deptford, NJ 08066

Wayne Hires Eagle Scout Project is Underway!
Information from Wayne Hires regarding his Eagle Scout Project:
I will be revitalizing and repairing the park on the corner of Salem Avenue and Grove Road. After years of going past this park and seeing it in a state of disrepair this was an obvious pick for my Eagle Scout project. I hope to fix the park in the areas that need it so it can be a fun and more importantly safe place for the children of the area.
The project will consist of removing graffiti,repairing an area of the fence that has been torn down, replacing wood on some of the equipment, painting the equipment, as well as cleaning up any debris that may be there. I will need donations and/or supplies. Donations received will be used to purchase plywood, tools, fencing, fence posts, paint, brushes and any other necessary items. I will be leading a group of scouts and volunteers to complete the project.
My project is planned for June 2015. If you wouldlike to submit a donation please make all checks payable to West Deptford Troop295. Any checks can be sent to 2 Pleasant Valley Drive, West Deptford, NJ. I would greatly appreciate any donations and thank you for considering donating to myproject. This project is important to me and the community. I will be grateful for any help. 
Thank You, Wayne Hires, Eagle Scout candidate

Announcements for March 30, 2015: April Campout / Federal Medal Ceremony / Medical Forms

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 4:21pm

Gloucester County Federal Medal Ceremony - April 8th 6:30pm-8pm
From Mr. Harris: Troop 295 has once again been invited to participate in the Annual Federal Medal Ceremony sponsored by the Gloucester County Veterans Affairs office. These medals are given to combat Veterans and it is a great honor that Troop 295 has been selected to lead the ceremony again this year. The event will be held at the Bankbridge School on April 8th: 850 Bankbridge Road, Sewell NJ 08080 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Remember to wear your full Class A uniform.
Please sign up using the web site or the link below so we can get a head count: http://wdtroop295.org/node/5660

Annual Medical Forms & Copy of Insurance ID Card
From Mrs. Reeve: Any scout or adult attending summer camp needs to have the medical forms updated. I know a lot of the parents gave me forms but most of them did not have the doctors section completed. The scout camp will not let you at camp if the form is not completed. I will go over all the forms this weekend and send out another email as to what I need. Also one of the important things that almost everyone forgets is a copy of the front and back of your insurance card.
In years past, parents ran into problems with doctors/insurance companies getting in before you go. Last year Med Express did the exam as well as completed the forms for around $35.00.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Cheryl Reeve

Patrol and other Class A Uniform Patches
Mrs. Reeve handed out new patrol patches to scouts a the weekly meeting on the 23rd.  Please be sure to sow this patch and update any other patch on your Class A' shirt before the May campout to New York (May 1-3).

Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please review the site calendar for all events and key dates:
Mar30: Weekly Scout Meeting & Firearms Safety for the April Campout
Mar30: Pick Up Orders for Country Sweets Fundraiser
 No Weekly Scout Meeting (Spring Break)
Apr8: Gloucester County Federal Medal Ceremony - Please register!
 April Campout - Quinton Sportsmen's Club
Apr24-26: Sean Kelly Eagle Scout Project - Please register!
May Campout (Staten Island / NYC)

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