Hello all! We had our Court of Honor last week, great job to all who advance in Rank or completed Merit Badges. We have a lot going on at the Troop meeting Tuesday night – money from Camp Card sale is due, Summer Camp down payment is due, Merit Badge class requests are due (if you have registered for camp). We will also be discussing the camp out this weekend. We will be leaving Saturday morning instead of Friday night. There is a high chance of rain and thunderstorms, so plan accordingly. If weather does not look good, we may have to cancel the trip. If we do cancel, an email will be sent out by 06:30 on Saturday morning.
Here are this week’s headlines :
Camp Card Sales Deadline – Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25 – all money and unsold Camp Cards are due at the Troop Meeting on Tuesday, April 25. Any unsold cards must be returned, or you will have to pay for them.
Summer Camp at Hale Scout Ranch in Oklahoma has been moved to the week of June 11 thru June 17. We now have two adults and 4 Scouts registered, plus 3 Scouts and 1-2 adults from Troop 757. If you would like to go, you need to make a down payment of $150 to hold your spot no later than April 25. If you are using funds from your Scout account, write the details on an envelope and put it in the box at the Troop meeting next week The remaining $145 is due by May 16. Since we have changed weeks, space at Camp is very limited.
An email was sent out to all who registered with most of the significant details. We will be registering for Merit Badge Classes within the next week, so you will also need to turn in your Merit Badge Class selections at the Troop Meeting April 25.
We will also set a time for a Swim Test and hope to schedule free Scout Physicals as well, but you should be prepared to go to your primary physician in case we are unable to get a doctor to come to a Troop meeting. Adults will need to see their primary physicians. If any Scouts or Adults go to their primary physicians, be sure to take Part C of the BSA Health Form (available under documents on Troop 250 website) with you so they can fill it out.
You will need to turn in Parts A, B and C along with a front and back copy of your Insurance Card.
Future Activities :
Swim Test – stay tuned for details
April Campout : Slight change – we will meet at the Scout shed at 07:00 am Saturday morning to load the trailer and leave just as soon as we are done. This will require everyone to pitch in and help so we can leave as early as possible.
May “Campout” : Due to schedule conflicts, we will just have a day event in May. Deadline to register for May Outdoor Laser Tag event is Saturday, May 11. That is two weeks from this Saturday. We will meet at the shed and caravan to LaserTag DFW in The Colony; we should be done and back in Bedford by 1:00 pm. There will be a strict enforcement of the “Registering on the Troop website” rule. We need a minimum of 10 players to make a reservation; if we do not have 10 when registration closes, we will have to cancel this event. You must register on the website if you want to attend this event.
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 : As mentioned at the Court of Honor this week – we are 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, May 8 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 :
April 25 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Turn in camp card money and unsold cards. Plan Menus and Finalize Plans for Camp Warfield Camp out
April 29 – (Saturday) – 7:00 am – Camp Warfield – Meet at Scout Shed for immediate departure – weather permitting. Check your email before leaving your house.
May 2 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – No Troop Meeting – PLC only
May 4 – (Thursday) – 7:30 pm – District Roundtable – LDS
May 8 – (Monday) – 7:00 pm – Troop Committee Meeting
May 9 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA
May 13 (Saturday) – Deadline to sign up for Outdoor LaserTag.
May 16 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA
May 20 – (Saturday) – Outdoor Laser Tag
May 23 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA
May 30 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA
June 6 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Last meeting before Summer Camp. Finalize plans
June 11 – (Sunday) – 08:00 am – Meet at Shed for Summer Camp