Scouts discussed the past weekend of parking for the Triathlon, worked on advancements, and played a game. Patrick Conroy is filling in as SPL for the next few weeks.
The following families were in RED and need to complete their information for Summer Camp: Bacon, Carter, Conroy, Smith, and Vargus. Use the QR code you signed up with and enter the missing information. If you have questions, please reply to this or come to July 10th’s meeting for assistance.
If they haven’t already, each Scout should bring $1-2 to our next meeting. The money will be pooled for popsicles for the next few warm meetings. :-)
No meeting on July 3rd and info on July’s meetings!
Enjoy the holiday weekend! We will see you on July 10th for our next regular meeting. We will meet July 10, 17, and 31. We are skipping the 3rd (4th of July) and 24th (summer camp week). If you are not attending Mackinac on the 17th and going to Summer Camp, come help pack!
Is your physical up to date?
Anyone attending any camp this summer that is longer than 72hrs needs to have a current Scout Physical: forms A, B, and C on file! This applies to all Scouts and adults. Part C needs a physician's signature/stamp so get those appointments completed before camp! Some offices need a few business days to fill out the forms so don’t wait until the last minute. Please see attachments. If anyone takes medications they have a form for that too. Make sure you have enough medication to last through camp.
Volunteer for Bake Sale set up & take down: Witcomb July 9th, 8-9am & 4-5pm
Volunteers will get free bake sale tickets for helping set up tables and chairs. Contact Amanda Hirsh for details and to sign up.
PLC Meeting July 11, 5:30pm.
All PLC please try to attend. We should be done around 6:30 or 7pm.
Committee Meeting July 11, 7pm.
Lots to plan!
Mackinac coming soon! Got 2 full uniforms? Sew new stuff on! Take online quiz!
All Mackinac youth should be completing their Island facts quiz (help your patrol win!), should be hearing from their Patrol leader about first day activities, flag assignment, and guide service assignments for first days. One more Mackinac parent communication will come out after July 4th reminding all to arrange travel, be ready, and be on time. Mr. Walsh handed out a lot of requested badges this week, please make sure you get them on your uniforms! See info below if still in need of some badges.
Each participant needs 2 full uniforms for Mackinac so please check what patches you have and need a duplicate of and send Mr. Walsh an email of what you need. If your position changed during the last election, please ask for the new ones and get them sewn on. Please add a parent to all emails/texts when communicating with adults for the 2 deep leadership protocol. Each Scout is responsible for their ride to Mackinac and back, a sign up spreadsheet was done to help people find rides. Keep practicing and studying! The online quiz will see which patrol gets the most responses.
Summer Camp at Camp Rotary: Week of July 23-29, 2023, you can do your Order of the Arrow ordeal there (maybe). Is your account red? Fill in more info!
Get your prerequisites done! If you recently were elected to the Order of the Arrow, you can do your ordeal during summer camp! Email Mr. Hill if interested in completing your ordeal at Rotary. You will need to inform all badge counselors that you will be missing a day for your ordeal so they can help you keep up with the requirements. We are checking on a packing list for your ordeal. Please stay tuned. Please see attached forms for camp. Their website may have more.
If you have gone online to register and select badges, make sure you have everything filled in! The following families are in RED and need to complete their information for Summer Camp: Bacon, Carter, Conroy, Smith, and Vargus. Use the QR code you signed up with and enter the missing information. If you have questions, please reply to this or come to the July 10th meeting for assistance. It could just be a missing emergency contact or your home address. Corrections should only take a few minutes.
Original camp sign up info.
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
For adults attending summer camp, please fill out the Michigan Central Registry Clearance form and submit it. See link below.
For the Scouts and parents going to Philmont in 2024, please don’t spend all summer on a computer or phone! Be physically active and get your body strong over the summer. Practice hikes for Philmont will start in the fall.
Become a Den Chief for Cub Scouts!
Late Sept/Oct be a den chief 2 nights a month to earn service hours and grow new Scouts. Must be 1st class or above if you aren’t an adult. Contact Ben Rimes for more details. Days of the week TBD.
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.