Scouts worked on advancements, planned the packing list, duties, and menu for Weko, and played a game outside. Pick your badges for Summer Camp! Instructions below. Mr. Hill is traveling so Mr. Bacon is acting as Scoutmaster.
Scouts need to stay out of the main floor of the church. You can come in and leave that way but don't go there any other time, use the restrooms on the basement level.
Patrick Conroy was promoted to Star
Monday, April 17
During our next regular meeting, there will be a meeting for the Scouts going to Philmont. Please come to learn about upcoming Philmont preparation events.
Weko Beach Campout and Service Project April 21-23
Sign up forms are due now! Email Mr. Frambach at firstname.lastname@example.org. We could use an extra adult. Please see attached flier for details. We meet at the shed at 5pm Friday and return at noon on Sunday. Pack for the weather. We will hike and do a service project so bring work gloves and appropriate footwear. Bring mess kits and usual camp gear.
April 22, 12:30pm (For Scouts and families not camping at Weko)
Join the Conservation District for an Ox Creek Clean-Up as part of our Earth Day celebration on
Saturday, April 22. Volunteers will be meeting at Hall Park in Benton Harbor at 12:30 pm and plan to spend about an hour to 90 minutes cleaning up the creek and nearby mall area. Gloves and bags will be provided, and a few chest waders will be available for anyone who wants to help with the more marshy areas.
All volunteers will need to fill out and sign waivers, and any youth helpers must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. If you have a kayak and would like to help collect trash from the nearby Paw Paw river, please contact Nancy Carpenter ahead of time (269-471-9111 x3). Let’s work together to keep our community clean and beautiful this Earth Day!
Help clean up Church after Rummage Sale, May 6th
Help the Church while getting service hours, more details to come.
Jack Hirsh’s Eagle Court of Honor Sunday, May 7, 2023
3-5pm at the Briarwood Pavilion, Riverview Park, Saint Joseph, MI. Please see Evite.
Blossomtime Parade, Sat. May 13th
We are signed up! Make sure your class A is ready to go.
Order of the Arrow Camporee May 19-21
At Warner Camp. Details coming soon!
Silas Lorenz’ Eagle Court of Honor Friday, June 16, 2023
Located at Sarett Nature Center. Details coming soon.
Help out with Church Picnic June 16, 2023
Triathlon Parking Fundraiser Weekend of June 25th
Save the date. This is one of our best fundraisers.
Mackinac Trip: Update and we still need more Scouts
Mackinac Service Update: Preparations are going along very well to schedule. The Mackinac Senior PLC is named (congratulations Dylan and Blake), and the other PLC finalists are invited to further training (Congratulations Eric, Jackson, Levi, Emmet, Shane). PLC members have training April 14-15th, and all Mackinac attendees have training coming up April 30th. Please check emails from Mr. Lorenz for details.
You can still join! Original details below.
Our time at Mackinac is July 15-22, 2023. It is $200 per Scout. Contact Orrin Lorenz if interested. The troop has some extra shorts, shirts, and red jackets so check with us before buying more. If you have some you have outgrown, please bring them to help others. Scouts need to be at least 1st class. See attached info.
Summer Camp at Camp Rotary: Week of July 23-29, 2023, Badge selection is open!
Fill out the “SummerCamp23” form and bring it with payment if you haven’t already! We want to get our deposits and badge selections in ASAP, since the selection window is open and some badges are already full. See other attached files for badge options and the sheet to list your selections. If you already paid, check the guardian’s email for a message from Mr. Hill or Mr. Lorenz with your link to update Scout info. After clicking on update info, scroll down and you can start selecting sessions (easier to do from a computer). Each Scout has a different link so be sure you are using the matching link for the right Scout and that auto correct/fill doesn’t put in a parent’s name where the Scout’s should be (totally not speaking from experience, oops, but easily fixable.) Just be careful not to unselect your wanted session by mistake and losing your slot. You can click “Done” any time and come back and fix anything needed later.
Please see attached links and files for more camp info. https://scoutingevent.com/272-crsbsarc2023
Camp Rotary summer camp fees -
Scouts $380 if paid before May 1
For adults attending summer camp, please fill out the Michigan Central Registry Clearance form and submit it. See link below.
Citizenship in Society Merit Badge
Help coming soon!
Merit Badge Counselors
Come to the meeting and we will fill out the form with you! Help keep the Troop going!
The troop is in need of merit badge counselors.
The need is most urgent for the Eagle required badges….
(a) First Aid, (b) Citizenship in the Community, (c) Citizenship in the Nation, (d) Citizenship in the World, (e) Communication, (f) Cooking, (g) Personal Fitness, (h) Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving, (i) Environmental Science OR Sustainability, (j) Personal Management, (k) Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling, (l) Camping, and (m) Family Life.
If you are interested in becoming a merit badge counselor look at the options on the list at this link. Talk to Mr. Sparkman or Mr. Langlois to get the forms to sign up.