Troop 250 News – Week of September 26, 2016

Hello everybody!

How about this Fall weather?!!!    Definitely feels like camping weather!   And speaking of camping, the deadline to sign up for the Score-O campout October 14 thru 16 is coming up fast.    Troop 250 has historically done VERY well at this competition, and I expect this year to be no different.    The deadline to sign up is midnight this coming Saturday, October 1.   The fee for Score-O is $16, food is $20, so the total will be $36 total per person.   As always,  each Scout will need to bring a a signed Permission slip.  The forms are available under the Documents tab on the Troop website.

At our Troop meeting tonight, we will be discussing activities for our next campouts, as well as where we want to go to Summer Camp next year.   Bring your ideas!

Our Fall Court of Honor has been pushed back to Tuesday, October 18, so you now have one extra week to get your Advancements and/or completed Merit Badge Blue Cards to Mr Hoenich.      The new deadline is Tuesday, October 4.

Reminder – be sure you are selling popcorn – is a great way to raise money to pay for your Scout activities!

Other News :

Be sure you are up to date on your monthly dues – it is $5 a month / $60 per year.   You can pay in advance, or per month.   If you fall more than 3 months behind, you must get caught up before you can attend a campout or activity other than a Troop meeting.

Popcorn sales have started – great way to earn money for your Scout account.

Troop Committee Meeting – just a reminder, we have a monthly Troop Committee Meeting where Troop Adults and Parents discuss our activities and review finance and equipment needs, amongst other things. Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by attending the Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is the 1st Monday after the first Thursday of each month. A little confusing, yes, but the District Roundtable is the first Thursday of the month, so we hold our Committee Meetings the following Monday so we can share and discuss news from Roundtable.  Our next Committee Meeting is Monday, October 10 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or campouts so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.

Upcoming Activities :

Sep 27 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – discuss activities for coming campouts.  Discuss options for Summer Camp 2017.

Oct 1 – Midnight Saturday – Deadline to sign up for October 14-16 Campout (Score-O at Sid) ($36 per person).

Oct 4  – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Plan menus for Patrols as well as activities for Webelos from Pack 307 for Score-O campout.   Deadline to turn in Rank Advancements and/or Merit Badges to be awarded at Fall Court of Honor.

Oct 6 – (Thursday) – 7:30 pm – Roadrunner District Roundtable – LDS

Oct 10 – (Monday) – 7:00 pm – Troop 250 Committee Meeting

Oct 11 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms  – finalize plans for Court of Honor next week.   Finalize plans for Score-O activities; menus, load trailer.

Oct 14 – (Friday) – 5:30 pm – meet at shed for immediate departure for Score-O

Oct 18 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Fall Court of Honor

 

Troop 250 News – Week of September 12, 2016

Hello Troop 250!

There has been a some changes to our planned Canoe Activity this coming weekend, the main one being that it will be a day trip only.   After considering the new (and much higher) cost of the BSA Canoe Race at Worth Race, the Troop Committee has decided to make the event a Troop 250 canoeing trip (weather permitting).    We will meet at the shed at 09:00 a.m. Saturday morning – be sure you eat a good breakfast!   you will need a water bottle and something to secure it to your canoe (short piece of rope should suffice), sturdy shoes (suggest old tennis shoes – they WILL get wet – NO FLIP FLOPS OR CROCS), sunscreen, comfortable clothing and a hat.     You will also need to bring a sack lunch with your name plainly visible on the outside.    A gallon ziploc bag would be ideal – will increase the odds of your lunch staying dry in the canoe.    We will discuss in greater detail at our Troop meeting tonight.   Each person who will be canoeing will need to bring $22 to cover the cost of renting the canoes.

Other News :  

Reminder – All Scout must have a signed Permission slip for every campout or Troop event.   The forms are available under the Documents tab on the Troop website.    The Troop no longer has access to unlimited copy machine, so each Scout will need to print and bring their own.

Now that school is in session, we will be wearing Class A uniforms at our Troop Meetings.

Be sure you are up to date on your monthly dues – it is $5 a month / $60 per year.   You can pay in advance, or per month.   If you fall more than 3 months behind, you must get caught up before you can attend a campout or activity other than a Troop meeting.

Popcorn sales have started – great way to earn money for your Scout account.

Troop Committee Meeting – just a reminder, we have a monthly Troop Committee Meeting where Troop Adults and Parents discuss our activities and review finance and equipment needs, amongst other things. Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by attending the Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is the 1st Monday after the first Thursday of each month. A little confusing, yes, but the District Roundtable is the first Thursday of the month, so we hold our Committee Meetings the following Monday so we can share and discuss news from Roundtable.  Our next Committee Meeting is Monday, October 10 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or campouts so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.

Upcoming Activities :

Sep 13 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Plan menus, Trailer Loading Skills (correct way to load and balance weight),  Move Troop awnings and tables back into shed.

Sep 17 – Troop 250 Canoeing Event

Sep 20 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – No Troop Meeting – PLC Only

Sep 27 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Deadline to turn in Rank Advancements and/or Merit Badges to be awarded at Fall Court of Honor.

Oct 1 – Midnight Saturday – Deadline to sign up for October Campout (Score-O at Sid)

Oct 4  – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Plan menus for Patrols as well as activities for Webelos from Pack 307 for Score-O campout.

Oct 6 – (Thursday) – 7:30 pm – Roadrunner District Roundtable – LDS

Oct 10 – (Monday) – 7:00 pm – Troop 250 Committee Meeting

Oct 11 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Fall Court of Honor

Oct 14 – (Friday) – 5:30 pm – meet at shed for immediate departure for Score-O

Troop 250 News – Week of September 5, 2016

Greetings all!

First a big thank you to all Scouts and Troop Adults who worked at Bluesfest Parking Fundraiser this past Saturday.    Our charter organization has already expressed their appreciation, thank you again for your support!    Scouts who worked should be sure to record the Service Hours in your Scout handbooks and get it signed by a Senior Scout or Troop Adult who was there on Saturday.   Thank you again!

Adults – just in case you missed the email late yesterday, last night’s Committee Meeting was postponed to next Monday, September 12 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

At tonight’s Troop Meeting, one of our topics will center on which Merit Badges we want to work on in the coming weeks and months.    If you need one, or have a specific one you want, come to the meeting tonight and join the discussion.

Other News :  

All Scout must have a signed Permission slip for every campout or Troop event.   The forms are available under the Documents tab on the Troop website.    The Troop no longer has access to unlimited copy machine, so each Scout will need to print and bring their own.

Now that school is in session, we will be wearing Class A uniforms at our Troop Meetings.

Be sure you are up to date on your monthly dues – it is $5 a month / $60 per year.   You can pay in advance, or per month.   If you fall more than 3 months behind, you must get caught up before you can attend a campout or activity other than a Troop meeting.

Popcorn sales have started – great way to earn money for your Scout account.

Troop Committee Meeting – just a reminder, we have a monthly Troop Committee Meeting where Troop Adults and Parents discuss our activities and review finance and equipment needs, amongst other things. Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by attending the Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is the 1st Monday after the first Thursday of each month. A little confusing, yes, but the District Roundtable is the first Thursday of the month, so we hold our Committee Meetings the following Monday so we can share and discuss news from Roundtable.  Our next Committee Meeting is Monday, September 12 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or campouts so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.

Upcoming Activities :

Sep 6   – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Water Safety, Troop discussion of Merit Badges we are interested in working on Troop meetings and/or campouts.

Sep 13 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Plan menus, Trailer Loading Skills (correct way to load and balance weight), Load Trailer

Sep 17 – Worth Ranch – Canoe Races

Sep 20 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – No Troop Meeting – PLC Only

Sep 27 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Deadline to turn in Rank Advancements and/or Merit Badges to be awarded at Fall Court of Honor.

Oct 1 – Midnight Saturday – Deadline to sign up for October Campout (Score-O at Sid)

Oct 4  – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – TBD

Oct 6 – (Thursday) – 7:30 pm – Roadrunner District Roundtable – LDS

Oct 10 – (Monday) – 7:00 pm – Troop 250 Committee Meeting

Oct 11 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Fall Court of Honor

Oct 14 – (Friday) – 5:30 pm – meet at shed for immediate departure for Score-O