- Merit Badge work
- Klondike derby prep
-Merit Badge work
-Pack 623 Crossover event prep (at least 12 boys needed on 2/15)
PLEASE NOTE: Troop 623 still has popcorn inventory for sale. If you would like to help sell more popcorn, please contact Mrs. Essig for more information.
Merit Badge University in Elmhurst, Illinois has opened Scout registration on online. Please be sure to visit their website to see what is still available.
Registration closes on 2/15
*Scouts who wish to use their Scout Account will need to pay for registration and submit receipt to Mr. Hill for reimbursement.
They are also in need of help from our parents. If your Scout is going, please consider volunteering in
helping with:Security, registration, lunch prep, lunch serving, and lunch clean-up.
Contact Ann Essig at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping .
2/7/16 - 10am - KLONDIKE PARTICIPANTS should attend! packing the trailer (by the shed)
2/7/16- 2pm Ales/Owen Eagle Court of Honor
(See previous email for invite and more information)
2/12-2/14- Klondike Derby
(visit bsatroop623.com for more information and forms)
2/13/16 - Kalamazoo Air Zoo- Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Day - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Boy Scouts will complete all the requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge during this fun and engaging day of exploring the history and science behind flight. Investigate the forces of flight and the control surfaces of an airplane while touring the Air Zoo's amazing collection of aircraft and specialized wind tunnel. Make, fly, and modify your own take-home glider. Registrants may bring in a bag lunch or order lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe, prepaid at registration, for $6 each.
Early Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
Late Registration (add $3 per person): January 30 - February 12, 2016
Fee: $22/ Child |$11/adult
Limit: 150 participants
We will not do this as a troop, but scouts can individually register with the Air Zoo. See more information at http://www.airzoo.org/page.php?page_id=359
2/15/16 - NO MEETING
6pm Monday 2/15
Cub Scout Pack 623 -Blue & Gold Crossover event NEEDS YOU!
*CHANGE IN PLANS -Order of the Arrow Scouts will NOT be hosting the Arrow of Light ceremony
All interested Scouts are asked to attend to volunteer with this great annual event supporting the 5th Grade Webelos who will be earning their highest Cub Scout award- The Arrow of Light,.
Please let Mr. Shepard know if you are able to help with this event. Volunteers should arrive by 5:45pm
Scouts who help are invited to enjoy the pasta, salad dinner celebration as well. (and cake!)
Sign ups and prep work will take place on Monday, 2/8/16 during Troop meeting (12 Scouts minimum needed) any questions? email email@example.com
2/20/16 - Merit Badge University 2016- Illinois
(contact Mrs. Essig at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions)
2/21/16- Scout Sunday- please arrive by 9:30am, Scouts should plan to stay for church service
1st Congregational Church
(See attached for more information regarding our Troop and this event)
2/28/16- Merle/Burkhard/Sparkman Eagle Court of Honor- 2pm
(See previous email for invite and more details)
2/29/16- LAST DAY TO TURN IN MERIT BADGE AND ADVANCEMENT UPDATES to be recognized at 3/14 Court of Honor
3/14/16 - Spring COURT OF HONOR
3/16/16 -Lifesaving Merit Badge
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Andrews University Pool (Beaty Gym building, parking lot #12- see map )
Prerequisites- 2, 5, 6, 8, 15 (Best to complete these before 3/6- we will schedule time to work on these in meetings)
Other requirements: Because earning the Lifesaving merit badge requires swimming assists, the Scout is expected to have strong swimming skills before attempting the requirements. To ensure the Scout?s success in completing the in-pool requirements in the time available for instruction, Scouts must meet the following additional requirements before registering for this merit badge opportunity:
1. Be a strong swimmer
2. Have completed requirement 1a AND the swimming merit badge
3. Have reviewed all of the requirements of the merit badge and feel confident that you can do what is required
Registration was due by February 1st: See Mrs. Maynard or Mrs. Burrow to register, submit permission form and make payment. Contact: email@example.com
Permission form and Lifesaving MB worksheet are available on the Troop's website at bsatroop623.com
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