Join us for our annual troop kickball night at Wilmot Elementary at 7 p.m. .
Join us for our annual troop kickball night at Wilmot Elementary at 7 p.m. .
Plans for June camp-out have changed. Due to circumstances beyond our control we will not have an overnight camp-out. Assistant Scoutmaster John Thomas has stepped up to fill the void with and AWESOME activity. We are going to offer Search and Rescue Merit Badge. Mr. Thomas is a member of Alpine Search and Rescue and an expert in the field. We are lucky to have his expertise.
Please read the following from Mr. Thomas carefully!
Scouts and Parents,
We will be offering the Search and Rescue Merit Badge in 2 sessions and a little bit of homework. Classroom work and activities will take place at the regular meeting on June 5th. A day long field session will take place on Saturday June 9 in the local area (details to follow). The homework needs to be done prior to the June 5th class. Here is a breakdown of the steps:
1. HOMEWORK (before June 5th)- One of the requirements is to complete the ICS (incident command system) 100 course.
“Complete the training for ICS-100, Introduction to Incident Command System. Print out the certificate of completion and show it to your counselor”
This is a free online classes given by FEMA. Follow the link below to take the course, print the certificate, and bring it to the classroom session. By doing this in advance it will help us be on the same page in advance, and expedite getting to activities! Use the links below
TAKE THIS COURSE
Interactive Web Based Course
2. CLASSROOM (June 5th)- Print and bring the attached worksheet this will be the boys record of completed activities. This night we will have some presentation time with activities.
3. FIELD SESSION (June 9th)- This will be an all day activity (approximately 9-5) and will include search scenarios, navigation practice, and rescue situations. In Order to run this as SAR operation under scout guidelines we will need lots of YPT trained parents and leaders involved. Depending on the number of scouts, we will break down into field teams to complete assignments. Each group will need to have at least 2 adults with them. Shortly a Sign-Up Genius invite will come out so that we can plan accordingly. Please sign up ASAP.
SCOUTS MUST ATTEND THE FIELD SESSION
If you have questions contact John Thomas- firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOUT SHOW DETAILS AND LOGISTICS
We will meet at the church at 7:30am sharp to load the equipment and supplies.
We will leave the church at 7:45 am SHARP.
Scout Show ends at 4pm. We should be back to church around 5pm. If it gets really slow towards the end of the show we may depart a bit early. Scouts will call parents when we are on way home to coordinate pickup back at church.
Class A Uniform.
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.
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.
And possibly Requirement 5:
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.