New Service Requirements and Service Opportunity

From Ms. Ferguson:

Scouts,

New requirements for service hours took effect Jan. 1, 2016 which include service hours at Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. (That’s every rank but the Scout rank).  Service hours are not cumulative. In other words, the hours of service used for Tenderfoot only counts toward Tenderfoot. A Scout cannot, for example, also count that hour as one of the two needed for Second Class.

Service hours do not have to be for scout service events but the scout does have to get approval from the Scoutmaster in advance to earn service hours for the activity.

Record keeping for service hours is very important for rank advancement and for the Troop:

1) Be sure to keep track of your service hours in the service record pages in the back of your scout book

2) Also provide a copy of your service hours to the Service Project Coordinator, Ms. Ferguson, three3trees@icloud.com.  Drop an email tothree3trees@icloud.com as soon as you earn any service hours and include 1) description of service activity, 2) date, 3) How many hours invested.

Boy Scout service requirements:

Tenderfoot, requirement 7b: One hour of service (up from zero)

Participate in a total of one hour of service in one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout slogan and Scout motto.

Second Class,requirement 8e: Two hours of service (up from one)

Participate in two hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Tell how your service to others relates to the Scout Oath.

First Class, requirement 9d: Three hours of service (up from zero)

Participate in three hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. The project(s) must not be the same service project(s) used for Tenderfoot requirement 7b and Second Class requirement 8e. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout Law.

Star, requirement 4: Six hours of service (same as before)

While a First Class Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.

Life, requirement 4: Six hours of service, at least three of which are conservation-related (changed from six hours, period)

While a Star Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.

Eagle Scout: The Eagle Scout service project (same as before)

While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America.)

Contact your Scoutmaster or Diane Ferguson at three3trees@icloud.com with any questions.

ALSO:

Looking for a way to give back to your community and earn service hours essential to rank advancement? There are lots of opportunities with the Mountain Back Pack Program.

WHO:    Mountain Back Pack Program

WHAT:  Sponsored by the Evergreen Rotary Club and Evergreen Lutheran Church send home backpacks with breakfast, lunch and snacks for the weekend. Some children rely on school   meals to help keep them full during the week. The backpack program ensures they stay full and healthy over the weekend.

WHERE:  Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439

WHEN:  Wed Aug 23, 2017 – Wed May 22, 2019

WHY:      All ranks have a service requirement. This is an opportunity to earn service hours.

 HOW:     Click here to register: http://signup.com/go/KLnZOWK . If you have a group of 5 or more, please contact Kara Schmitt directly to schedule your volunteer shift: kdschmitt13@yahoo.com

IMPORTANT:  Please let Ms. Ferguson (three3trees@icloud.com) know what service you have done, dates and the number of hours.  Also, BE SURE to document all service hours in the Service Log in the back of your Scout Book.

 

 

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MERIT BADGE COURSE

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MERIT BADGE COURSE 1/9 AND 1/16

The Troop will be offering Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge the meetings on 1/9 and 1/16.

This is an Eagle required MB and we have obtained the help of a Merit Badge Counselor from outside of our Troop.  This is a great opportunity to earn all or most of a MB that can often be difficult to complete.

If you do not already have this badge you are expected to be at these meetings to work on this.  It took significant effort to get a MB counselor to join us.

If you already have E Prep, you are welcom to come and assist and we will be working to tidy up the shed as well.

THOSE TAKING THE E PREP COURSE:

PRINT AND BRING THE WORKBOOK AND A PEN OR PENCIL.  (LINK TO WORKBOOK IS HERE:

https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/2/26/Emergency_Preparedness.pdf

BEGIN TO WORK ON THE REQUIREMENTS THAT YOU CAN AT HOME.

See you Tuesday….BE PREPARED!

NEWS AND INFORMATION

 

 

A gentle reminder;  We have signups open for Luminaries and Lock In.  We need more participation for both events and we need ADULTS too.

November 28th will be PLC and LUMINARY PREP.

If you need a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review before the Court of Honor on December 12th…
YOU MUST EMAIL EITHER MR..GOLDENBERG OR MR. HUNT.

YOU MUST EMAIL YOUR FORMS BEFORE THE CONFERENCE AND BRING A HARD COPY.

 

LOCK IN

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cabaf2fa46-sports

LUMINARIES

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cabaf2fa46-luminaries

 

TROOP ELECTIONS ARE DECEMBER 5TH!

WHAT WILL YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR TROOP BETTER?!?!?

LET US FEAST!

TROOP 888 THANKSGIVING FEAST
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH

Troop 888 will hold it’s first annual Thanksgiving Feast.  SCOUTS will be doing all of the cooking.

Here is the plan:

Each SCOUT will prepare and bring a traditional Thanksgiving dish that will feed 8-12 people. (THESE ARE TO BE PREPARED AT HOME AND BROUGHT TO THE MEETING COOKED)  Homemade food guys!

We could use a few more entrees.

EVEN IF YOU WERE NOT AT THE LAST MEETING….PLEASE JOIN US AND BRING A DISH!

BE SURE TO BRING A SERVING SPOON OR UTENSIL.

Each PATROL will cook one dish at the meeting.  COOKS NEED TO BE AT THE MEETING AT 6PM SHARP READY TO COOK! HAVE AS MUCH OF YOUR PREPARATION DONE AT HOME TO SPEED THE COOKING PROCESS.

Dinner will be served AT 7PM.

Troop will provide lemonade, water, plates, cups, plastic forks, etc.

PATROL LEADERS:  You are responsible for making sure church is spotless before we leave.  NO ONE LEAVES UNTIL CLEANUP IS COMPLETE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

WREATH SALES FORMS AND MONEY ARE DUE AT THE MEETING TONIGHT

 

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR SCOUTING FOR FOOD DONATIONS TO THE MEETING TONIGHT!

 

STAR LIFE AND EAGLE CLIMBING ACTIVITY:
Rank has privileges!  You all have earned it and Troop 888 has a great opportunity… JUST FOR YOU!

SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 11th at 1pm at EARTH TREKS in Golden.

Details are on the Sign-up Genius on the website.  There is a bit of paperwork so be sure to sign-up and pay attention to the details.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cabaf2fa46-climbing

Max G. has requested any worn or tattered flags you may have, for a Flag Retirement Ceremony.  Please bring them to the meeting Tuesday.
We are doing menu planning and logistics this Tuesday for our Thanksgiving feast on the 14th.  Come with menu ideas and recipes…LETS GET OUR FEAST ON GUYS!!!

We have seen someAMAZING cooking on the last few camping trips…Lets see what you can do for Thanksgiving!

 

 

THERE ARE A BUNCH OF OTHER EMAILS IN YOUR INBOXES TODAY.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THEM ALL.

THEY INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT:

  • SCOUTING FOR FOOD
  • SERVICE RECORD RECORDING
  • SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING

PLC and CAMP PREP for BEAVER RANCH

PLC and CAMP PREP for BEAVER RANCH

TUESDAY,OCTOBER 24TH.  We will have a PLC and Camp Prep for Beaver Ranch trip scheduled for November 3-5.

SIGNUP FOR BEAVER RANCH CLOSES MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD AT 7PM!  GO TO SIGNUP GENIUS ON WEBSITE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROOP GEAR AT HOME .  PLEASE BRING IT BACK TO THE QUARTERMASTER ASAP.  GEAR SHOULD BE CLEAN AND READY FOR NEXT USE.

 

 WEBLOS NIGHT  October 17th 7pm to 8:30pm.

 

Come join the Scouts of Troop 888 for a fun filled Weblos open house.  Work on Arrow of Light requirements while learning how a Scout Troop works.  We will have opportunities to work on fire building, knots, Whitlin’ Chip, Scout traditions and knowledge, first aid, and COOKING!

Learn why Troop 888 needs to be part of your future in Scouting.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Lutheran Church of the Cross

28253 Meadow Drive (Next to the Hiwan Homestead)

 

 

 

Camp Alexander, Weblos Night, Beaver Ranch, and NEWS

Camp Alexander Oct. 13th -15th.  Sign-ups close Sunday Oct. 8th at 5pm. USE SIGNUP GENIUS  This is going be a great trip to a camp that we have not been to before.  Signup TODAY.  Menu planning and camp prep on Tuesday Oct 10th.

 

  Eagle Scout Candidates need your help.  Check out Signup Genius to offer you help and earn hours.

 

  If you have any troop gear from past trips at home, please return it to the shed ASAP.  Gear should be returned clean and dry and ready for use.  if there are problems, please let quartermaster know.

 

Weblos Night planning and camp prep.  PATROL LEADERS:  You have your assignments for Weblos night on Oct. 17th.  BE PREPARED for putting on a great program for our guests.  ALL SCOUTS:  Please make an effort to be at this meeting.  We want to make a great presentation to our potential Weblos guests and encourage them to join us.

 

 WEBLOS NIGHT Oct. 17th…BE THERE!

 

 

 NOVEMBER 3rd-5th.  This one is close to home in Conifer and is gonna be fun.  Having access to a great campground so close to home is awesome.  We are even working out access to the disc golf course…More details to follow.  We will also be doing a small conservation project.  If you need hours, this is a great opportunity.  SIGNUP GENIUS WILL BE POSTED SOON FOR THIS!

 

  Check out the Signup Genius to sign up for Show and Sell opportunities.  Stuff your Scout Passbook account and pay for your trips.  A Scout is THRIFTY!

 

 

COOKING MERIT BADGE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE TROOP MEETING ON 8/5/17.

Mrs. Mathues has generously offered to be at the meeting to work on some of the non cooking requirements so that you can then proceed to work on the actual cooking requirements at your own pace.

THERE IS A LOT OF MATERIAL TO COVER….A SCOUT IS COURTEOUS….PLEASE BE ON TIME AND PREPARED.

IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS:

1)  YOU MUST PRINT OUT AND BRING THE WORKBOOK:
https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/8/87/Cooking.pdf

2)  YOU MUST COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS 1-3 IN THE WORKBOOK AND BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS.

3)  BRING YOUR BLUE CARDS OR PARTIALS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THEM FOR SIGN-OFF.  Mr. G will have blue cards for Scouts that have not already opened the MB.
You can use the Cooking MB booklet that discusses all of the topics or use other resources to answer the questions.

Here is a link for the kindle version if you cant get a hard copy of the book:
https://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Series-Boy-Scouts-America-ebook/dp/B00MAUC9X4

STAR, LIFE, AND EAGLE SCOUTS:

If you already have Cooking MB, there will be plenty for you to do too.

Tired of standing around at the front of the meeting with nothing to do?  Want to change all that and make YOUR scouting experience more fun?  Let’s take some time together and figure it out.  Adult leadership has a few ideas and we want to hear yours.  Let’s make it happen.