I’m sure everyone is excited about the start of school – and a new Scouting year. At last week’s Troop meeting, the PLC revealed our plan for the coming year. It includes some of our favorite events (Score-O, Wichita Mountain, Black Farm) as well as some new ones (Ft Hood, Enchanted Rock, Mineral Wells and a lock-in at Summit Climbing Gym). The calendar on the Troop website has been updated so you can check the dates. As always, the deadline to register for each event is two weeks before the event – midnight Saturday to be specific. As a reminder, each Scout must have a signed Permission slip for every campout. The forms are available under Documents 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.
We will have our Troop elections tonight – any Scout who needs a leadership position for their next rank should plan on arriving early to sign up for a position. You may want to sign for more than one in case you are chosen for your preferred position. As always, we will elect the SPL, and he will choose his PLC from those who have signed up for each position. SPL candidates will need to prepare a campaign speech introducing themselves and explaining their vision for the Troop for the next 6 months. Time permitting, we will also elect Patrol Leaders tonight. The new PLC will take office on August 28.
Other News :
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 are coming soon – stay tuned for more details!
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 5 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 :
Aug 23 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Troop Elections, Canoeing Skills
Aug 30 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – New PLC takes office, Resource Orientation, Cooking Skills
Sep 3 – Midnight Saturday – Deadline to sign up for Campout
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 16 thru 18 – 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 Campout
Oct 4 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – TBD
Oct 11 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Fall Court of Honor