This is YOUR chance to plan what YOU want to do in the next year. Come with ideas and locations. Keep in mind the time of year and that many campgrounds are closed in colder months. Keep travel distances reasonable and remember to try to look for locations with group campgrounds rather than places with only single sites.
We have a whole lot going on, so read carefully and be sure to signup for events as soon as possible.
- Pioneering Merit Badge and Scout Show preparations: April 10th
- ANNUAL PLANNING: April 14th (9am – 12pm) This is YOUR chance to plan out the events, activities and TRIPS for the year ahead! Everyone should try to participate or at least send in your ideas with your patrol leader or a friend. Bring themes, camping sites and suggestions. BRING SPECIFICS like locations and seasonal availability. Be reasonable in your expectations regarding seasonality, travel distances and costs.
- Pioneering Merit Badge and Scout Scow preparations: April 17th
- PLC April 24th
- FBI TOUR: APRIL 27th: Be sure to sign up!
- SCOUT SHOW: April 28th (7am to 5pm) Be sure to sign up! You will have time to rotate in and out of our booth to visit the show.
- TROOP ELECTIONS: May 1: This is a big deal guys. Scouting is about Leadership and this is your chance to grab some! Details to follow on rank requirements for various positions
- TRAIL TO FIRST CLASS AT TAHOSA: May 4-6: Everyone that has not yet reached First Class should attend. We need lots of older guys too to help with teaching. This will be a great trip and we will have most of Tahosa to ourselves. We have a cabin too for teaching and adverse weather conditions.
- BOARDS OF REVIEW: May 8th: Last chance before Spring Court of Honor. Be sure to sign up with Mr. Hunt
- COURT OF HONOR: May 15th
- May 22 NO MEETING
- PLC MAY 29th
- ILST June 2 (8am-12): This is a mandatory program for anyone seeking to attend National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Bighorn. Signup Genius To Be posted soon.
- June 5th Camp Prep
- June 8th-10th Beaver Ranch or Geneva Glen TBD (No Longer Lost Creek Wilderness)
- June 19th Annual Kickball Game
- JULY 10th MANDATORY CAMP PREP FOR SUMMER CAMP ATTENDEES
- CAMP TAHOSA SUMMER CAMP: JULY 15TH – 21 SIGN UP NOW!
Citizenship in the Nation MB Homework from Mr. Parish:
This is a quick note to recap the Citizenship in the Nation requirements that we worked on at your Troop meeting last night and the plans to continue the work next week on Feb 13th.
Last night we completed requirements 1, 4 and 5.
For next week we can work on requirements 3, 6 and 7. However, be advised that these requirements must be worked on before coming to meet with me.
For requirement 3 the scout must “watch the national evening news five days in a row OR read the front page of a major daily newspaper five days in a row” and come prepared to discuss the national issues that you learned about.
For requirement 6 the scout must choose a speech of national historical importance. Find out about the author, and tell your counselor about the person who gave the speech. Explain the importance of the speech at the time it was given, and tell how it applies to American citizens today. Choose a sentence or two from the speech that has significant meaning to you, and tell your counselor why.
For requirement 7 the scouts must name the three branches of our federal government and explain to your counselor their functions. Explain how citizens are involved in each branch. For each branch of government, explain the importance of the system of checks and balances.
Let me know if there are any questions that I can help with and please be sure to keep your leaders copied on all our correspondence.
We will be beginning Citizenship in the Nation merit badge this week Tuesday, February 6th.
Please have all scouts read the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Book. The scouts should also download and print the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Worksheet which can be found here: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/2/20/Citizenship_in_the_Nation.pdf
For our first meeting on Feb 6th we will work on:
Explain what citizenship in the nation means and what it takes to be a good citizen of this country. Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of a responsible and active American citizen.
Discuss each of the following documents with your counselor. Tell your counselor how you feel life in the United States might be different without each one.
- Declaration of Independence
- Preamble to the Constitution
- The Constitution
- Bill of Rights
- Amendments to the Constitution
And possibly Requirement 5:
- List the six functions of government as noted in the preamble to the Constitution. Discuss with your counselor how these functions affect your family and local community.
Scouts should use the workbook to write notes on discussion points for each of the requirements in advance of the meeting.
From Ms. Ferguson:
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, email@example.com. Drop an email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with any questions.
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.
IMPORTANT: Please let Ms. Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Don’t forget that Mr. Jones expects that your homework will be complete at the beginning of the meeting on Tuesday….NO EXCUSES
Here is a link if you need it:
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.