Weekly Update, November 20, 2017

Post date: Nov 21, 2017 11:30:59 AM

Next Meeting, Tuesday, November 21

Tomorrow is our next regular meeting, starting promptly at 7pm. The focus will be on advancement and knots.

Climbing Outing – Planet Rock – Madison Heights – Dec 16

Our next outing will be the Climbing Merit Badge Outing! This is a short one inside a nice warm building….perfect for December.

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

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

Price: $47/scout. $32/adult

Registration: Pay via CC here or at the meeting on Tuesday. Registration due on Tuesday, Nov 28.

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

From the celebrated Fundraising Chair, Ms. Amy Simonelli:

A reminder to bring any completed wreath order forms to tomorrow's meeting. Orders that require delivery this upcoming Sunday need to be in no later than tomorrow.

We are in the home stretch! One more week of sales left. I hope everyone is getting out there and selling!

Editorial Comment: SELL, SELL, SELL

Planning Ahead - Upcoming Events – VERY IMPORTANT

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 12 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.

Upcoming Event Calendar (link to current calendar)

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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