Scouts unloaded the trailer and talked about how much fun they had at Mackinac and Summer Camp! They worked on advancements and got their books signed off for camping nights, service hours, and other accomplishments (always bring your Scout book to meetings!). Cleaned tents were turned in. If you still have a tent or other Troop equipment to return, please bring it to next week’s meeting. We have a few lost and found items. If you are missing something, please check next week. Attached is a picture of an award they got at Rotary.
Mackinac was great! We got lots of compliments and improved our scores over last year. One Scout who had gone with us and then with another troop said ours was the most fun! Great job!
Summer camp at Rotary was awesome! There were nice showers, wonderful staff, the best camp food Mr. Bacon has had, and ~95 merit badges completed!
Sunday August 6, 9:30am - 12 noon Service hours opportunity with changed hours
From Emmet: My eagle project was approved July 11th, and I'd like to start working at Upton middle school on August 6th, 9:30-12noon. I'll be picking up some other tools from the church shed. I will provide lunch and drinks for the people there, people will need to bring gloves and long pants, but I will have some extra. Some people will need to bring bush trimmers or loppers. Please call 269-759-0990 if anyone has questions and to sign up. Meet at the parking area near the tennis courts behind Upton.
Sunday August 6th 12 noon - ?
Mr. Dansfield needs 8ish scouts to help set up tents for the church’s concert later at 7pm.
Monday August 7th (regular meeting time at 7pm)
We will celebrate Nathan Sparkman’s Eagle Scout Ceremony! Wear your class A’s and join us! We will also be treated to some pizza by the ladies from Auxiliary for helping with their ice cream social.
Tuesday August 8th 5:30pm PLC meeting
If you are a member of the PLC, please come to help plan meetings.
Saturday Aug 12 South Bend Airport 9am - 1pm
Earn your Aviation Merit Badge! See details at the link below.
August 18, Park in grass for regular meeting
We will meet on the front lawn of the Church while the parking lot is resurfaced.
Sept 22 Order of the Arrow Ordeal weekend
There are several Ordeal Weekends to choose from. This one will have Mr. Hill attending. Please check your email for links to sign up.
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.