Monthly Archives: June 2013

Troop News: Week of 6/24/13

CANOE TRIP PHOTOS

Bob Latshaw took some great pictures of the trip.   Check them out…   http://www.flickr.com/photos/39165137@N08/sets/72157634296644404/

PLANNING MEETING FOR NEXT SCOUT YEAR – TUESDAY 6/25TH

There will be a planning meeting 7pm this Tuesday 6/25 at Panera.  We encourage scout parents to attend as we set the agenda for next year.

This newsletter will only be sent out from this point forward during the summer if there is something to report.    When it does go out, the distribution will remain Mondays.  If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Monday.     

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One more opening for the Canoe Trip

Due to a last-minute cancellation we have an open slot for the canoe trip this weekend.    Please contact Bob Latshaw right away if you are able to come at boblatshaw@yahoo.com.

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Reminder: COH Tonight 6/19 @ 6:30pm

TROOP COH TONIGHT 6/19 at 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE….   We are starting 30 minutes earlier so that we can enjoy both the ceremony and the cookout afterwards.   

  • Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at 6:30 pm  at the Charter School.
  • We will have our annual year end cookout following our COH.
    • Families with last name from A-H please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, soda, etc)
    • Families with last name from I-Z please bring a dessert

If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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Troop News: Week of 6/17/13

THIS WEEK – COH and BBQ

  • If you have not already done so, please provide summer camp final $180 (total of $360) installment payment as well as all paperwork to Mr. Cook .
  • Adults for the Canoe trip – bring in your certificates of training to Deb Ryan

TROOP COH 6/19 at 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE….   We are starting 30 minutes earlier so that we can enjoy both the ceremony and the cookout afterwards.   

  • Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at 6:30 pm  at the Charter School.
  • We will have our annual year end cookout following our COH.
    • Families with last name from A-H please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, soda, etc)
    • Families with last name from I-Z please bring a dessert

PLANNING MEETING FOR NEXT SCOUT YEAR – 6/25TH

There will be a planning meeting 7pm on 6/25 at Panera.  We encourage scout parents to attend as we set the agenda for next year.

ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN CANOE TRIP – TRAINING IS NEEDED

  • Adults that are attending the June canoe trip must take the Safety Afloat Certification
  • Any new adults to the troop need to take Youth Protection Training.
  • Once completed, please present to Deb Ryan the certificate you will receive online for the training for recording purposes.
  • To take the training, go to http://www.oldcolonycouncil.org/training_adult_scout.htm and scroll down to find the training.
  • You do not need to have a BSA ID to take the training. However, if you do have one, please log in so that the training will be connected to your ID for future references.

CANOEING THE PEMIGEWASSET RIVER, CAMPTON, NH  6/21-23

  •  Thank you to Jean Roche for volunteering to plan out the trip meals and to buy the food.
  • We have a 3 hour trip on Friday evening so we need to have a timely departure. Either eat your dinner before you leave your house or bring it to eat along the way. When you stop to have dinner along the way it means that everyone else has to wait for you. Please be considerate and be prepared to drive straight from the VFW to the campsite. Gas up your car before you leave. Be prepared.
  • Adults, complete the Safety Afloat if you want to canoe on the river. I understand that there have been problems with the class. Please reach out to council if you are having problems. Please do everything you can to troubleshoot problems with the class. Who will step forward to lead the charge on this? We need someone to take this on. We asked last week and got no volunteers.
  • Space, The Final Frontier – Since we will not have the trailer we will need to get gear into everyone’s car. Please leave as much extra space as you can in your car. If you have a rooftop cargo carrier, bring it along.
  • Packing list – A reminder of what to pack for this trip in addition to the normal list
  1. Water shoes or an extra pair of sneakers that can get wet in the canoe. You may need to get out of the canoe in the middle of the river.
  2. Bathing suit
  3. Towel
  4. Ball cap to help keep the sun off your face.
  5. Small day pack with 2 trash bags. This is to bring extra dry clothes.
  6. Rain gear.
  7. The outfitter provides PFDs, but if you prefer to you can bring your own.
  8. Adults will prepare the food, but you should bring your mess kit (dish, cup, fork, knife, spoon).

If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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Troop News: COH 6/19 @ 6:30pm

TROOP COH 6/19 at 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE….   We are starting 30 minutes earlier so that we can enjoy both the ceremony and the cookout afterwards.   

  • Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at 6:30 pm  at the Charter School.
  • We will have our annual year end cookout following our COH.
  • We need help with the BBQ – please contact Anna DosSantos if you will put your grilling skills to work.
    • Families with last name from A-H please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, soda, etc)
    • Families with last name from I-Z please bring a dessert

If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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Troop News: Week of 6/3/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • If you have not already done so, please provide summer camp final $180 (total of $360) installment payment as well as paperwork to Mr. Cook .
  • Adults for the Canoe trip – bring in your certificates of training to Deb Ryan

RELAY FOR LIFE – VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED

TROOP COH 6/19

  • Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at the Charter School.
  • We will have our annual year end cookout following our COH.
  • We need help with the BBQ – please contact Anna DosSantos if you will put your grilling skills to work.
    • Families with last name from A-H please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, etc)
    • Families with last name from I-Z please bring a dessert

PLANNING MEETING FOR NEXT SCOUT YEAR – 6/25TH

There will be a planning meeting 7pm on 6/25 at Panera.  We encourage scout parents to attend as we set the agenda for next year.

ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN CANOE TRIP – TRAINING IS NEEDED

  • Adults that are attending the June canoe trip must take the Safety Afloat Certification
  • Any new adults to the troop need to take Youth Protection Training.
  • Once completed, please present to Deb Ryan the certificate you will receive online for the training for recording purposes.
  • To take the training, go to http://www.oldcolonycouncil.org/training_adult_scout.htm and scroll down to find the training.
  • You do not need to have a BSA ID to take the training. However, if you do have one, please log in so that the training will be connected to your ID for future references.

CANOEING THE PEMIGEWASSET RIVER, CAMPTON, NH  6/21-23

  • Calling All Families – Tubes and PFDsWhile we are on the June trip we will have an opportunity for the scouts to float on the river in tubes. This will be after we have returned our rental gear. Can you lend us your PFDs and inner tubes? Please put your name on them and bring them to the court of honor. Thanks.June 21-23: Canoe Trip Update1. We have filled the canoes for the trip.

    2. Adults, we need volunteers for a number of duties. Please see below.

    3. Scout roster:

    • Austin Conatser
    • Riley Conatser
    • Pat Peterson
    • Dylan Pare – needs swim test, see below
    • David Roche
    • Ethan Szilniczky
    • Pat Cronin
    • Spencer Jolie
    • Andy Pritchard
    • Thomas Sojka – needs swim test, see below
    • Kinley Baird
    • Zac Schwartz
    • Robert Sinibaldi
    • Brendan Ryan

    4. Adult roster:

    • Dan Conatser
    • John Peterson
    • Steve Szilniczky
    • Steve Jolie
    • Bob Pritchard
    • Jan Sojka
    • Jeff Schwartz
    • Marty Ryan
    • Bob Latshaw

    Scout swimmers

    Scouts must have passed the BSA swim test prior to this trip. If you have the swimming merit badge or if you have passed the swim test at summer camp you are all set, you do not need any more testing. Mr. Cronin has offered to administer this test for those that need it.   Dylan and Thomas should contact Mr. Cronin ASAP.

    Packing for the trip

    In addition to the regular packing list, also bring the following.

    • Water shoes or an extra pair of sneakers that can get wet in the canoe. You may need to get out of the canoe in the middle of the river.
    • Bathing suit
    • Towel
    • Ball cap to help keep the sun off your face.
    • Small day pack with 2 trash bags. This is to bring extra dry clothes.
    • Rain gear.
    • The outfitter provides PFDs, but if you prefer to you can bring your own.
    • Adults will prepare the food, but you should bring your mess kit (dish, cup, fork, knife, spoon).

    Adult help needed

    • Adults – send Bob Latshaw boblatshaw@yahoo.com an email so he can get your email address. There will be important communications leading up to the trip that need to go out more often than this weekly email.
    • We will be buying and preparing the meals for the scouts. This is a tradition for the June trip. We need someone to put together a meal plan for 14 scouts and 9 adults. We need someone to buy the food. We will all help prepare the food. Please email Bob Latshaw boblatshaw@yahoo.com if you can help.
    • Adults must take the safety afloat training class prior to the trip and you must provide Deb Ryan with a certificate of completion. We would appreciate it if you would do this as soon as possible. Please don’t make it difficult on the trip leaders; we don’t want to have to track you down on this. See below for details on this training. Would someone volunteer to monitor the completion of this with Deb?
    • As it stands now we don’t have anyone to pull the trailer, so please be prepared to carry group gear and scout gear in your car. If you have a rooftop cargo carrier, please bring it along.
    • Bob Latshaw will gather with adults for a few minutes during the court of honor cookout to checkpoint trip preparation.
    • It is presumed that all adults will paddle the river. We have an odd number of adults so we will need one adult to go in a kayak. Bob can bring a kayak for someone, but if someone wants to volunteer to bring their kayak and paddle in it, that would be appreciated.

If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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Troop News: Week of 6/3/13

THIS WEEK – COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • The PLC meet will be held this week at 6:30pm
  • The Troop Committee meeting at 7:30pm – at the Charter School.  All parents are welcome to attend.
  • If you have not already done so, please provide summer camp final $180 (total of $360) installment payment to Mr. Cook .
  • Bring in your June trip permission slip and indicate how you, as an adult, can support this trip.  Canoe Trip 062113 Perm   This week is the deadline for this trip to support planning efforts.
  • Please bring in any completed blue cards or advancement.  Wed is the last day for submission, no exceptions.

ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN CANOE TRIP – TRAINING IS NEEDED

  • Adults that are attending the June canoe trip must take the Safety Afloat Certification
  • Any new adults to the troop need to take Youth Protection Training.
  • Once completed, please present to Deb Ryan the certificate you will receive online for the training for recording purposes.
  • To take the training, go to http://www.oldcolonycouncil.org/training_adult_scout.htm and scroll down to find the training.
  • You do not need to have a BSA ID to take the training. However, if you do have one, please log in so that the training will be connected to your ID for future references.

CANOEING THE PEMIGEWASSET RIVER, CAMPTON, NH  6/21-23

  • This type of trip needs advance planning. Last minute registrations may not be accommodated due to the needed planning.  It is important to get an accurate headcount ASAP so that the final preparations can be made which include:
    • shuttle van reservations  with the outfitter
    • ensuring enough canoes are rented and pairing scouts in canoes
    • scouts planning meals
  • The deadline to sign up for the trip is this Wed, June 5th at either the PLC at 6:30 or the Committee Mtg at 7:30.
  • Clothing requirements:
    1. Water shoes or an extra pair of sneakers that can get wet in the canoe. You may need to get out of the canoe in the middle of the river.
    2. Bathing suit
    3. Ball cap to help keep the sun off your face.
    4. Small day pack with 2 trash bags. This is to bring extra dry clothes.
    5. Rain gear.
    6.  The outfitter provides PFDs, but if you prefer to you can bring your own.

TROOP COH 6/19

  • Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at the Charter School.
  • All blue cards and advancement must be submitted to Mrs. Ryan no later than June 5th to be a part of the COH.
If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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