Troop News: Week of 6/17/13


  • 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


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 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 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.


  •  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  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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