Welcome to June 2017! Today will be our last Blog and Troop Meeting as we take our annual break between Summer Camp and August. We have a group of 12 hardy souls going to Camp Hale in Oklahoma next week. It is a great camp north of beautiful Broken Bow, Oklahoma with lots of Merit Badge opportunities, fun activities and some pretty good food, too. There are 4 Scouts and 4 adults from Troop 250, and 4 Scouts and 1.5 adults (one adult is only staying until Wednesday) joining us from Troop 757. All the T757 Scouts and Adults were with us at our Ft Hood campout. It should be a great week! Thanks again to Mr Jeevanandam and Mr Valluru for volunteering making it possible for our Scouts to attend camp this year.
Reminder – if you are going to camp and have not yet turned in your Health Forms and Insurance Cards; we need them asap – preferably at the Troop Meeting tonight. Each Scout and Adult going to camp should bring their BSA Health Form (Parts A, B and C) and a front and back copy of their Health Insurance Card. Adults should provide a copy of their online Youth Protection Training (YPT).
Swim Test – We have re-scheduled our Swim Test to the day we arrive at Camp. It should not take any time at all as most Troops are LDS (Church of the Latter Day Saints), and will not arrive until Monday morning, so we’ll have the camp all to ourselves. The T757 guys have already taken their swim test, but may opt to take it again just for a chance to get into the pool.
Future Activities : Tonight is also our last Troop Meeting before we break for Summer; our PLC will lead us in an open discussion about places we’d like to go and/or events we’d like to do next year, so the PLC will have some input from the Troop when they meet for the Annual Planning Meeting on August 8.
Dues : 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 camp out or activity other than a Troop meeting.
Troop Committee Meeting : We are still in need of adults leaders to assume some positions of responsibility to keep our Troop running. Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by volunteering for a position and/or attending the monthly Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is held 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, August 7 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or camp outs so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.
Upcoming Activities :
June 6 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B uniforms – Last meeting before Summer Camp. Patrols will meet to discuss what they’d like to do next year (Campouts, Activities, Summer Camp, etc…..). Bring ideas…………..
June 11 – (Sunday) – 08:00 am – Meet at Shed for Summer Camp
June 13 – (Tuesday) – No Meeting
June 17 – (Saturday) – Afternoon – Return from Summer Camp
June 20 – Break for Summer – next Regular Troop Meeting will be August 15
August 8 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – PLC – Annual Planning Meeting
August 15 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections
August 22 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections
August 28 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Troop Elections