Scouts unloaded the trailer from summer camp at Gerber, talked about their experiences, discussed the upcoming trip to Mackinac and worked on advancements. Many scouts were assigned a tent to clean/air out from this week’s camp. Watch out for caterpillars/moths and kill them! They are eating fabric and need to be destroyed. Check your own chairs and gear that went to camp for caterpillars and damage.
Return all orange Marmot tents. We are missing 6!
No Meeting 7/18/2022 since many will be in Mackinac.
Mackinac Trip This Weekend!
Check with Mr. Walsh for carpool assignments. Check with drivers on departure time and place. Drivers, be aware of construction and limited ramp access near Mackinac.
Do not wear your class A uniform to travel. Keep it clean and all the pieces and your book put together. Change into it at the parking lot before the ferry ride. Everyone will get their temperature checked and wear a mask on the ferry because it will be very crowded. Label all your items! Bring more than 2 pairs of scout socks. Your laundry will be washed with everyone else’s. Remember money for spending during the week. Bring a “non-smart” watch to wear when on duty. Do not play on a smart watch while working. College kids will tell on you! Study your manual so you are ready to answer questions. Share the information from your packets with your family if they are traveling there too.
Have your medicine on top of your pack to easily turn in when you arrive.
If you have a bike, bring money to buy a bike pass and put tag on your bike.
Hang your uniform at the end of your bed. Don’t mess with anyone else’s stuff! Missing stuff will be put on the mantle. Get your items off the floor and shelf before cleaning time. Put it on your bed.
Have your family or friends sign up for the dinner if they are joining you. Cooks need a head count.
July 30, 2022 is the Church Concert at 5:30pm. Scouts will help with cooking food.
August 10, 2022 5-8:45pm at the Fraternal Order of Police on Niles, Scouts will wear Class A’s and serve food.
Tents and Parking
There are still some upcoming opportunities so check the link that was emailed periodically to sign up.
Merit Badge Counselors
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