Scouts worked on advancements, discussed Philmont trail options and levels, and elected their patrol leaders. We will not meet next week on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The next meeting will be Jan 22.
Patrol Leaders elected:
1. Silverbacks- Harrison Rimes
2. Mugwumps - Shane Smith
Colton Smith was promoted to First Class
Reminders and notes:
During rain and snow, enter the Church through door #1. Mrs. Bethany Rusbasan will be attending the 2nd Monday of every month to review Merit Badges for Citizenship In The World, Cooking and Reading.
January 9th, 7pm: First Mackinac Call-out & info night will be upstairs in the Gather Room. This is a program open to all SW Michigian, and if we get more than 54 applicants the selection criteria will be transparent and competitive. Rank is one of the selection criteria - do yourself a favor and rank up! Put in the work at meetings to check off those accomplishments and talk to a Scout leader to get them signed off. Returning Scouts check your email - you should have received the application so you can have it pre-filled for the call-out night. Contact Mr Lorenz with any questions.
January 15th, No meeting!
Enjoy your Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19th: Last chance to sign up for Climb Kalamazoo overnight!
Sign up will close on Wednesday, January 10. The cost is $55 and includes equipment, training, 4 hours of climbing, snacking and staying up late with friends. No climbing experience is needed!
Sign up by completing the waiver accessed by this link.
Contact Mr. Lorenz with any questions.
Contact Beth McKim if you are available to carpool.
Jan 22, 6 pm PLC meeting
Please attend if you are a member of the PLC, Let SPL know if you can’t make it.
Jan 22, 7pm Regular meeting
Sign up for Klondike at the meeting!
Feb 3, Polar Plunge in Stevensville
Help support the Special Olympics! Contact Mr. Peek for more details.
Klondike Derby Feb 9-11, 2024
See attached flyer. Make sure your cold weather gear still fits.
Scout Sunday at the Church! Feb 25th
Scouts should plan on helping Mr. Dansfield set up the displays on Saturday Feb 24th before Scout Sunday. On Sunday, Scout’s will wear Class A’s and help with the service and host the congregation after the service in the basement. More details to come!
July 6 - 13 is our Mackinac week!
We have big troops wanting to go with us, so do your best to get to 1st Class so you can attend. Selection criteria will be tougher if interest is high.
Summer Camp Preferences needed!
Now that we know our Mackinac week, we need to pick a summer camp location and week. Please let your Patrol Leader know when and where you would like to go to camp. Gerber only has 3 weeks this coming summer and the first one is our Mackinac week. Scroll down this link to see 2024 camp options. Week 1 at Rotary is already sold out!
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.