Troop News 3/30/15

4/1  PLC and Troop Committee Meeting – Charter School

  • PLC 6:30pm.
  • Troop Committee 7:30 – all parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Final sign up for April backpacking – permission slips due 4/1

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4/10 – 4/12 Backpacking the MidState Trail Backpacking-permslip-04-10-2015

  • If your scout does not have a backpack, the troop will assist to pair you up with one.
  • We acknowledge the short sign up for the trip. Cost is $20 due 4/1 at the Committee/PLC meeting.
  • Location is Ashburnham/Westminster MA area. Friday night at Split Rock BSA camp and Saturday on the MidState trail at Muddy Pond Hut. Trip will take place regardless of rain.
  • The trail is EASY and SHORT to enable all scouts to have an experience with a pack on their back.
  • This is a great trip for scouts to work on their Cooking and Camping MB requirements for trail meals!
  • Adults – we need your support for hiking and shuttling cars at trail heads Sat and Sunday.

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5/15-5/16  Rock Climbing Quincy Quarries and Camp Sayre

  • Deadline to sign up for this trip is April 15th. Cost of trip is $20 and payment due by 4/29.  Quincy Quarries & Camp Sayre
  • BSA health form will be required.   Those that attended summer camp may already have one on file.  Please confirm with Tim Cook.   Health forms must be provided by 4/29.   health form parts_ab-1

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Looking ahead

Please update your calendars, the April and June dates are new.

  • Weekend of 6/13  Leadership training/next year planning.   Scouts interested in holding a leadership role with the troop next year should pencil in this weekend.
  • 6/26-6/28  White water rafting trip.   Fundraising is being defined for scout participation to support this trip. Those scouts that are able to participate in fundraising will be allocated a share of proceeds for their portion of the trip.  More details to come in Troop News shortly.
  • 7/12-7/18 Summer Camp

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Court Of Honor (COH) Dates

  • 6/17 Troop COH.  Final submission of blue cards and advancement is due 5/27.
  • 6/20  Eagle COH

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Adult Involvement Opportunities

  • Coordinate a trip outing for a month.
  • There will be movement in current roles (Chairman, ASM, etc).  Now is a perfect time to be trained.
  • Please talk to Anna Dos Santos at our troop meeting to learn more.

 

Please contact Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

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