Troop 250 News – Week of August 22, 2016

Hello all,

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

Troop 250 News – Week of August 15, 2016

Greetings Scouters!

Tonight is our first Troop meeting of the new year, and we’ll have a lot to cover.   We’ll have sign-up sheets for Troop leadership positions for next week’s elections, and the PLC will announce our Activities calendar for the coming year.   We do have a some exciting events planned – and there are a couple months we need to discuss and decide which ones the Troop wants to do.

Any Scout who needs a leadership position for their next rank should plan on attending tonight’s meeting, or arrive early to next week’s meeting so they can sign up.   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.     The new PLC will take office on August 28.

In other news – we had a good group attend our annual End of Summer Party at Burger’s lake.   It was hot, but everyone was able to cool off in the water, and enjoyed a fine meal of hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips and watermelon.

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!

Also – as a reminder, you 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 have to print and bring their own.

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 16 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniform – sign up for Troop Elections, announce Activities for coming year.

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 – Deadline to sign up for Campout

Sep 6   – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms – Water Safety, Troop discussion on list 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 – TBD

Oct 1 – Midnight – Deadline to sign up for Campout

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

 

 

Troop 250 News – Week of August 1, 2016

Hello all!

Welcome to August – I’m sure everyone is super excited the first day of school is less than 3 weeks away.     Our Troop meetings will resume on Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 pm.   We will have election signup sheets for those who are interested, elections will be the follow week (Aug 23).  If you need need a leadership position for Rank Advancement, now is your chance to sign up.

Reminder – Annual End of Summer Party at Burger’s Lake is scheduled for August 6, 2016.   The official times are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.   Burger’s Lake opens at 09:00 and the picnic sites are first come, first serve.   A few of us will be there at 09:00 to claim our spot and set up “the kitchen” – feel free to arrive earlier than 10:00.     Parent(s) should plan on attending, or make arrangements for their Scout to ride with someone.    There are some picnic tables, but you may want to bring a camp chair.

We only have a total of 5 people signed up to go so far.   This is a fun, free event – but we need more Scouts and Parents to sign up (and attend) in order to go forward with the activity.    

Registration is open on the Troop website until midnight on Wednesday, August 3.   We will provide a list of Troop 250 members and guests to the front gate so they will know the Troop has agreed to pay the admission fee for each person who registered.    EVERYONE (SCOUTS, PARENTS, SIBLINGS AND GUESTS) MUST BE REGISTERED SO WE CAN GET YOUR NAME ON THE LIST.     If you will be bringing a guest, you should also register them before the deadline.   Anyone whose name is not on the list will have to pay their own way in.   We do have a group discount – but be aware the normal entry fee is $15 per person, children under the age of 6 year are $5.   Obviously, Free is better – but you need to register in advance to be put on the list.   We will also have food, so will need an accurate head count to plan the menu.

Scouts – this is an opportunity to invite a friend or friends to visit and hopefully join our Troop.   (Inviting someone is part of one of the requirements for the rank of First Class).

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, August 8 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 :

PLC Planning Meeting – Email has been sent to PLC members.

Aug 3 (Wednesday) – Midnight – Deadline to sign up for Burger’s Lake

Aug 6 (Saturday) – Annual End of Summer Party – Burger’s Lake – http://www.burgerslake.com/   –  Sign up for  Troop elections

Aug 8 – (Monday) – 7:00 pm – Troop Committee Meeting

Aug 16 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniform – sign up for Troop Elections

Aug 23 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meetings – Class A Uniforms – Troop Elections

Aug 30 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meetings – Class A Uniforms – TBD

Sep 6   – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meetings – Class A Uniforms – TBD

Sep 13 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meetings – Class A Uniforms – TBD