Troop Update April 7

Post date: Apr 8, 2019 10:28:47 AM


Next Meeting is a Troop Meeting, Tuesday, April 9 @ Christ Church Cranbrook. The boys will be planning for the outing and doing a team building exercise.

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.

April Outing: ATV riding, .22 rifle shooting, mountain biking, advancement

When: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

Deadline to sign up: Monday, 4/15 9:00 pm

Who: All Boy Scouts and parents

Where: Camp Frontier / Pioneer Scout Reservation

Link to Pay will be sent out separately.

Activity Details:

- ATV riding - minimum of 4 participants, max of 8. Four participants may be 14 or 15 yrs old, all others must be 16+. If there are too many that sign up, we will draw straws. Adults can participate if there are not eight youth that sign up. This will include instruction and riding

- .22 Rifle shooting - instruction and open shooting for 1-2 hours

- Mountain bike riding - bike and helmet rental included, ride camp roads and mountain bike trails

- Advancement - Scouts not doing the ATV activity will spend 2-3 hours working on outdoor advancement requirements

Summer Camp - Invoices for summer camp have been sent out. Final camp payments are due.

Summer High Adventure: Whitewater Kayaking School / SEA Base

Information has been sent out. Please send an email to Eric Kravchenko if you are interested in going. Emails indicating no interest are also appreciated as this helps us plan. We need to get a final count for pricing purposes.

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

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 - but some spots are still open.

Adult Training

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

Detail can be found here.

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)