Weekly Troop Update - April 14, 2019

Post date: Apr 15, 2019 10:34:55 AM


Next Meeting is a Troop Meeting, Tuesday, April 14 @ Christ Church Cranbrook. The boys will do some planning for the outing. The crossover scouts and crossover parents will have a planning session for summer camp. Crossovers will also be naming their patrol and will hold patrol leader elections.

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. http://www.t1005.org/

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 and register https://troop1005.ecwid.com/April-Outing-ATV-riding-22-Rifle-Shooting-Mountain-Biking-Advancement-p135851154

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

Information has been sent out. Please send an email to Eric Kranchenko 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. The final deadline for response will be in early May. If you have any questions please let me know.

Information about the school is here https://www.mkc.ca/ 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.

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. https://scoutingevent.com/272-Nuclear

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)