~ Talked about the Cyber Chip and its requirements. It has to be renewed annually. Grade specific requirements. You can find the information here and the links for the specific grade groups. https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/cyber-chip/
~ Talked about possible activities to do once quarantine is lifted.
~ If you want to start working on a new merit badge, send an email to Mrs. Marquardt and let her know which one you would like to start. She will put you in contact with a counselor.
~ If scouts are using their own personal email or cell number to text an adult leader, they need to include their parent or another adult leader on the message.
~ Patrol leaders - should be keeping in contact with their patrols. If you need contact information for your patrol, let Mrs. Marquardt know and she will send you the information.
~ Talked about the National Jamboree next year and if there was interest in going. Scout must be 12-18 years old and First Class. If interested, contact Mr. Arrans
~ Dr. Merle encouraged everyone to get outside. Camp in your backyard, take a hike, get outside!
Upcoming dates to remember:
~ April 24-26 - Weko Beach Campout - POSTPONED
~ June 12-14 - OA Spring Ordeal - tentative
~ June 18-23 - High Adventure: White Water Rafting at Ohio Pyle, Pennsylvania - must be 12 years or older
~ July 11-18 - Mackinac Island Governor's Honor Guard week
~ July 19-25 - Summer Camp at Camp Gerber - AOL scouts can still sign up at the early bird rate. Please see Mrs. Burrow as soon as possible if you are interested.
~ August 3-8 - NOAC (National Order of the Arrow Conference)
~ August 7-9 - 100th Celebration of Troop 623 and First Congregational Church Campout at the Church
~ August 21-23 - OA Summer Ordeal - tentative
~ October 2-4 - OA Fall Fellowship - tentative
~ November 20-22 - Thanksgiving Feast at Camp Frank S. Betz in Thunderbird Hall and Roman Potempa Cabin.
~ June 2021 - Philmont Scout Ranch High adventure