Scouts worked on advancements, signed up for positions for the upcoming elections, and watched a Halloween movie. The troop is looking for donations of 5 turkeys (14-16lb each) and 13 bags of charcoal for the feast. Please contact Bobby Hill if you can provide something.
Patrick Conroy was promoted to Life
Cub Scouts still need Den Chiefs
Contact Ben Rhimes to help out.
2024 Annual Dues - DUE BY NOV 1st
BIG THANK YOU to those who have made their dues payments/selections on time! The few who haven't paid I will be sending an e-mail to. If you don't get paid and registered - re-registering next year triggers an extra $25 application fee and paperwork for you to fill out :0
Nov 6th meeting, Elections and bring Thanksgiving Feast permission slips and payment!
Nov 7th, 5:30pm PLC meeting
Patrick is cooking. If you have a position, please come to plan the Feast and meetings.
November 17-19, Thanksgiving Feast Weekend
Please mark your calendars and plan to come out for this yummy meal and fun camping time. Scouts working on their communication badge can fulfill some of the requirements planning for and presenting at the Court of Honor at this event. Please let the SPL know that you want to be involved. Scouts will cook the turkeys all day Saturday with the feast on the evening of November 18. Sign up sheet attached below. Bring forms and money to the Nov 6th meeting!
Mackinac Service camp - Hold the date(s)! Mackinac committee has published their best guess at dates for 2024 so troops and families can be planning ahead. Mackinac Camp is an outstanding opportunity for meaningful service, leadership development, and a fun time on Mackinac Island for a week. Questions on the program, talk to fellow scouts who attended last year.
- January 9th and 25th - 7pm First Congregational Church (2001 Niles Ave, St Joseph) - In-person camp info sessions and In-person applications (Further info sessions possible at troop meetings by request)
- January 31st - Deadline to turn in Applications for PLC and for all others to receive preferred application status
- Feb 29th - 2024 camp roster set (email confirmations will be sent to all selected scouts)
- April weekend TBD - Advanced Leadership Training for scouts honored with PLC responsibilities
- May 5th 5-7:30PM Mandatory Practice #1
- June 9th 5-7:30PM Mandatory Practice #2
- July 6-20th - Requested On-Island Service Dates (7 days in that range will be selected by State Parks by January)
Back by very popular demand from the Scouts - Climb Kalamazoo overnight! 5 hours of climbing, option for climbing merit badge as desired. PLC has selected a date of Friday Night, January 19th. Plan on leaving the church about 7pm Friday, return 10am Saturday. $55 per scout, fill out this waver to lock in your spot and commit to paying. Fuel and Food costs separate.
Klondike Derby Feb 9-11, 2024
More info coming soon. Make sure your cold weather gear still fits.
Philmont 2024 Crew
11 of the Philmont crew hiked 13 miles Saturday, and 4 more Sunday, packs loaded! Great experience living off what you can carry, exercising some new muscles and testing out gear. More weekend practice hikes will happen in the Spring. Until then, there will be day hikes, and as a crew we need to complete trek selections. Trek discussions will be happening at Monday night meetings - if you can't attend a meet be sure to ask others what was discussed!
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.