Troop Update 3/4/19

Post date: Mar 4, 2019 11:27:47 AM


Next Meeting - Troop Meeting Tuesday, March 5th, 7 PM @ Christ Church Cranbrook.

Will use the meeting to discuss summer camp merit badge options and finish planning for Kalahari.

Crossover Scouts attending March 5th Troop meeting

We're excited to be welcoming seven new Scouts into our troop. They'll start attending our troop meetings this week, and will start working on their Scout badge. Please be sure to remember the 4th point of the Scout Law (a Scout is friendly), when you meet and greet our new Scouts. Please go out of your way to say hello, and to welcome them. Quick note: the new Scouts will be operating in their own Patrol through at least summer camp, a big thank you to Nate C. for serving as our troop guide and ensuring these Scouts get a great start down their trail to Eagle.

Pack 1709 Meeting STEM Activity - Thursday, March 7th

In an effort to help out Pack 1709 and continue to build a strong relationship with them, we will be running a STEM activity at their Pack meeting this Thursday, March 7th. We'll meet at 6:45 pm at Hamilton Elementary School in Troy.

To show them what a great Troop we are, we'd like at least 8 Boys Scouts (+ some adult leaders/parents) to help out. We'll be preparing for this event at Tuesday's troop meeting. See Mr. Krueger at Tuesday's troop meeting.

Church Closing time: The Church closes at 9 PM. Historically we have finished our meetings by 8 or 8:30. We have had a few instances where we get very close to 9 or past that time and the Church has kindly asked us to avoid those instances in the future. Please assist with this request.

Upcoming Calendar Events - Please check our Website for the calendar.

Kalahari Water Park - Payment link will be available shortly.

Summer Camp - Invoices for summer camp will available shortly. Merit Badge registration will open March 7th at 8am. Please look for additional e-mails on this topic over the next few days.

Summer High Adventure: Whitewater Kayaking School / SEA Base

We need to start planning our Kayaking School trip. Please send an email to Eric Kravchenko if you are interested in going. Information about the school is here This should be a really cool trip. Siblings that are not in scouting are welcome. Cost will be from $900 to $1100 - this is for a 5 day trip so a very good value. The goal of the 5 day course is to learn to Eskimo roll, Read a whitewater rapid, learn paddling safety, technique and rescue. We will get to run rapids.

High Adventure Scuba Diving Trip - 2019 and/or 2020

We have an opportunity to join one of the Council's contingent crews, attending Sea Base Sunday, July 21, 2019 - July 28th. If anyone would like to attend, he/she should commit asap, as the open spots will fill up quick. If 2019 isn't an option, there are open spots for 2020 too.

If you're interested in this trip, please contact Jim Krueger.

STEM and Training opportunities

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

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: 1/16/19 - this event goes fast.

Adult Training

23 March - ASM/SM Specific + Committee Training

12 April-13 April - Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS - for SM / ASMs)

Youth Training - NYLT. Great opportunity for leadership training. Let Mr. Heverly know if you are interested.

There are six courses available throughout the summer (June 16 - August 18)