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Weekly Update - September 17

posted Sep 18, 2018, 5:47 AM by WebDev T1005   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 5:48 AM ]
Kayaking BSA
Next Meeting, Tuesday, September 18

Scouts in Leadership Positions will start Leadership Training. Scouts in non leadership positions will be working on Advancement. If you need a leadership position, please speak with Alex Duda. 

The rest of the meeting will be spent  finalizing our plans for the upcoming Kayaking outing. 

Cost for outing - $35 Scouts, $45 Adults. Payment and registration for the outing can be made here



Upcoming Calendar Events







Troop Meeting – 6:45 PM

Scout Outing - Kayaking, Location Newaygo

PLC / Adult Committee

Important Announcements

Youth Protection 

Please take the time to take the new youth protection training. Youth Protection must be done by 9/30/18. A bit more info below from our council 

The Boy Scouts of America introduced a new and vastly improved Youth Protection Training (YPT) program in February 2018.  This new program is so improved and profoundly different that every registered adult is required to take it by 9/30/18.  This is regardless as to the expiration date shown on your existing YPT certificate.  In fact, BSA has modified the expiration dates of any YPT taken before 2/2/18 to September 30, 2018.

The new “YPT 2.0” can be taken on-line

Religious Emblem

Christ Church Cranbrook ("CCC") is offering a program for the Protestant faiths. The Protestant Series includes Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Non-Denominational and Presbyterian faiths. 

  • God & Life (grades 9-12) has begun, but it's not too late to join. The next meeting for God & Life is September 30 @ 11:30am.
  • God & Church (grades 6-8) will start meeting on October 28 @ 11:30am.

Please let Mr. Heverly or Mr. Kostal know if you are interested in the programs at CCC. If you are interested in a faith outside the protestant faith, we can put you in touch with the right person. Please speak with Mr. Kostal about this topic if you are interested. 

STEM opportunities 

The troop may add these as formal troop activities, but scouts are always welcome to sign up on their own. More detail to come. 

November 10th is STEMQuest.  There will be Merit Badges and Nova Award opportunities as well as a ton of other fun activities.




February 9th is the Winter STEM Olympics.  Nova Award opportunities, but the big draw was the cardboard sled races.  

Registration: Coming.


April 27th is Nuclear Science NOVA Day at the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant.   You can earn your Nova award or just take the opportunity to tour the plan. 

Registration: Coming.