SHED AND GEAR CLEANUP!
This week ( JULY 3rd) , we will give the shed and gear a thorough clean out.
If you have the following around the house we may have some uses for them (unused items will be returned)
Misc. hooks and hardware for hanging things.
Sturdy plastic tubs for gear.
Large trash bags
IF YOU HAVE CHECKS FOR CAMP OR MED FORMS BRING THEM!
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
- BE AT THE CHURCH BY 3:30pm FRIDAY…WE LEAVE AT 4PM.
- BE SURE TO HAVE A BAG DINNER FOR FRIDAY NIGHT.
- WEATHER IS LOOKING BETTER FOR THE WEEKEND BUT BE PREPARED! IT IS CURRENTLY SNOWING AT TAHOSA AND THE GROUND MAY HAVE SNOW ON IT WHEN WE ARRIVE FRIDAY. REMEMBER WATERPROOF BOOTS AND EXTRA WOOL SOCKS.
- BRING YOUR SCOUT BOOK WITH YOUR NAME ON IT
- THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TRIP WITH THE NEW TENTS…YAY! WE WILL TAKE THE TIME TO CAREFULLY SET THEM UP SO YOU ALL CAN LEARN THE RIGHT WAY TO DO THIS.
- PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THERE WILL BE A STRICT NO SHOES IN THE TENTS POLICY. PLEASE REMIND EACH OTHER SO THAT WE KEEP THIS GREAT NEW GEAR CLEAN AND IN GOOD SHAPE.
- NEW SCOUTS:
- WE WEAR CLASS A UNIFORM WITHOUT NECKERCHIEF WHEN WE DRIVE UP AND BACK.
- MAKE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GEAR PER THE INSTRUCTIONS BY MR. T.
- REMEMBER TO WEAR WOOL OR SYNTHETICS. LAYERS ARE GOOD.
- DON’T FORGET MESS KIT AND WATER BOTTLE.
- NEW ADULTS:
- YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN TENT AND PERSONAL GEAR.
- YOU WILL BE EATING WITH YOUR SCOUT’S PATROLGET READY FOR A FUN WEEKEND!
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.
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.