Citizenship in the Nation Tuesday 2/6/18

 

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:

Requirement 1:

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.

Requirement 4:

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.

  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Preamble to the Constitution
  3. The Constitution
  4. Bill of Rights
  5. Amendments to the Constitution

And possibly Requirement 5:

  1. 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.

 

 

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!

2017 Scouting for Food – Bring Food to Nov. Meetings

It is time again for the Annual Scouting for Food Drive! Troop 888 will be participating and donating all food donations to the local Evergreen Christian Outreach Food Bank, located at Bancroft Hall, 27640 Hwy 74, Evergreen, CO.
BRING non-perishable food items to the November Troop Meetings, 7 and 14 November.
LABEL your donation with SCOUT NAME, PATROL NAME, Number of Items Donated, Total time spent collecting food items (for example, 1 hour).
The Patrol with the most items donated will receive a special loopy to wear on their uniform.
See the EChO website for a list of foods needed https://evergreenchristianoutreach.org/needs_list/
WANT TO EARN EXTRA SERVICE TIME?  Meet at  ECHO Food Bank, Monday, 20 Nov 2 @ 5 PM to help deliver al donated food items to the food bank.
EARN SERVICE HOURS: You can earn service hours for all of the time you spent on the Scouting for Food service project.
Have Questions??? Dane Ferguson is the Scout in Charge, three3trees@icloud.com

Report Service Project Hours

SCOUTS: Please write down ALL of your service activities in 2017 in your Service Logs that are located at the back of your Scout Handbook.  Bring a copy of your service log or email your 2017 service activity record to three3trees@icloud.com.
Example:    Activity Description: Work Big Chili Cook-off Water Booth
                   Date:                        9 Sep 2017
                   # of Hours:               2 hours
This is important because:
      1.   Service hours are needed for rank advancement
      2.   Our Troop hopes to earn GOLD for Journey to Excellence (JTE) program again this year.  In order to earn GOLD our Troop needs to have recorded at least 5 service projects over the course of the year.
      3.   Service hours are a requirement for some merit badges
The Troop Service Project Coordinator, Ms. Ferguson, will be available at the Troop meetings in November to review and assist in completing service records in scout handbooks.
PARENTS:  Please assist your scout as needed to complete their 2017 service logs and send a copy with them to a November Troop meeting or to three3trees@icloud.com by 28 Nov.  Information needed:
                                                                                          Activity description:
                                                                                          Date:
                                                                                          # of Hours:

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Scouts and Parents,

Salvation Army is looking for Bell Ringers at the Bergen Parkway King Soopers from 19 November through 24 December. If you are interested, please sign up at the sign-up genius link below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c49a8ac2ea3f58-holiday

Full Scout Uniforms are to be worn.
Send a copy of your sign-up email confirmation to three3trees@icloud.com so that your service hours can be recorded.

NOTE: There will not be a Troop Adult present at these time slots. A sign-up will require the scout and an adult to be present for the full time of the sign-up commitment.

 

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