Weekly Update, December 12, 2017

Post date: Dec 12, 2017 5:29:17 PM

Next Meeting, Tuesday, December 12

Tomorrow is our next regular meeting, starting promptly at 7pm.

1. A focus this week for many will be preparation for the climbing outing this Saturday. From Mr. Kostal:

Here are the pages form the Climbing merit badge that pertain to requirement #1 and first aid. Requirement #2 is the leave no trace principles and the outdoor code (requirements of 2nd class).

We have 10 boys signed up to participate next Saturday. Half have First Aid merit badge and 3 do not have 2nd class if you want to zero in on exactly who needs to do what. I have attached the list. The only requirements that you really need to show them how to treat for are sprains and fractures. The rest can be discussed I would think. We need the 10+ going to the merit badge with the first two prerequisites completed.

Climbing Badge Requirements

If you aren’t doing the climbing out, that is okay, there is plenty to do. Scouts will either be teaching or learning First Aid and Leave no Trace.

2. We will also be celebrating another successful fundraising season! The top sellers will be announced and we will hold our annual raffle.

Climbing Outing Details – Planet Rock

Our next outing will be the Climbing Merit Badge Outing!

Date: Saturday, December 16th from 8am to 12pm.

Location: Planet Rock Madison Heights, 1103 W 13 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Very important: Parents must go online and sign a digital waiver for each scout and themselves if climbing. Click on this link to go complete the waiver.

A flyer with additional details, expectations and requirements can be found here.


Kurt Kostal

Planning Ahead….

As we come to the end of the year, as a Troop we are looking ahead to 2018. We have a lot of big events in the 2nd half of the school year. Specific details will be forthcoming.. but…given the nature of the activities we have to plan ahead. Some of the activities require commitments well in advance of the outing. Please pay attention to registration deadlines as event details are announced. For visibility, here are the upcoming activities (in order of registration requirements):

Summer, 2019. High Adventure. Philmont, World Jamboree, both?, others? Yeah, we will be taking deposits and making commitments for this adventure in the next month. More info coming soon.

Jan 13 to 15, Caving in Indiana. This is an awesome event. We did a similar version a couple of years ago and scouts loved it. This year we get to sleep in the Marengo Cave which will be rustic camping, not like the bunks a couple of years ago. This is over MLK weekend to give us extra time, it is a LONG drive. Also, with the planning involved and the reservation confirmations, we need to confirm our numbers early (before the end of year).

Jun 24 to 30, Summer Camp. Just like last year, we need to confirm our numbers by the end of January. You can make a deposit now via our payment site, click here.

Feb 16 to 18, Winter Outing. This is one we will need to finalize registration later in January. The reason… the main morning activity will be 2.5 hours on one of 4 luge tracks in the US (video). A very cool activity, but it sells out so we need to confirm our numbers really early

May 26 to 28, White Water Rafting. Another perennial favorite. To be able to do Caving and White Water Rafting the same year is a pretty special program year. Again, given the reservations, and planning involved early registration is required.

A current printable calendar is always available online via the TroopTrack documents, or follow and bookmark this link to the calendar.















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