Weekly Update - October 15

Post date: Oct 16, 2018 10:47:21 AM


Next Meeting is PLC and Adult Committee, Tuesday, October 16

Scouts in Leadership Positions will be meeting for PLC. PLC is 6:00 to 7:00

Adult Committee - All adults are welcome to attend the Adult Committee meeting. Your participation makes the troop stronger. Adult Committee 7:15 to 8:30

COH - October 30 - More information forthcoming next week.

Wreath Sales - Wreath Sales are kicking off. Mrs. Simonelli will be sharing information with the troop and web sales will be live in the next few weeks. Our first Church sale will be November 4.

Merit Badge Mania - Merit Badge Mania is an opportunity for Scouts to meet with qualified counselors and earn merit badges needed for rank advancement. See link for more information. https://michiganscouting.org/event/merit-badge-mania/

This event fills up fast and registration opened today, so if you are interested register quickly. The fee is $15, so even if you can not attend it is not a big loss. A good opportunity to get merit badges on your way to eagle. Please note that there are pre-requisites to most merit badges and it is expected that those will be completed before the event. Also all scouts should have their blue cards with scoutmaster signature ready before the event. Thanks to Mr. Carlson for making me aware of this event.

Upcoming Calendar Events - Please check our Website for the calendar. http://www.t1005.org/

Youth Protection

Please take the time to take the new youth protection training, if you have not yet done so. We will not be able to recharter you as an adult if you have not done this.

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.

Details: https://scoutingevent.com/attachment/BSA272/document_15283875860_2753.pdf

Registration: https://scoutingevent.com/272-STEMQuest

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.