Weekly Update - October 22

Post date: Oct 23, 2018 10:55:38 AM

Next Meeting is Tuesday, October 22, 7 PM @ Christ Church Cranbrook

All Scouts should bring their scout books. We will be reviewing advancement. Those that are completing their cyber chip will complete that. We will also discuss wreath sales, the budget implications of our fundraiser and some tips on selling.

Planning will begin for our next outing to Wright Patterson Air force base. Due to the requirements at the base we will need to have a firm list of participants. Please sign up tomorrow if you plan on going to the outing. The final day to sign up for the outing will Friday, 10/28. If you plan on going, but won't be at the meeting tomorrow, please let Mr. Heverly, Mr. Desai, Mr. Krueger or myself know that you would like to attend.

COH - October 30 - More information forthcoming this week.

Wreath Sales - Wreath Sales are kicking off. Mrs. Simonelli will be sharing information with the troop and web sales are now live. Online sales can be found at https://troop1005.ecwid.com/Troop-Fundraiser-c25406072 If you sell online, don't forget to tell your buyers to put your name into their order so you get credit.

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.

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.