Scouts worked on advancements, played games, and practiced for the relay race for next week. Over the weekend some Scouts went to the Aviation Day at the South Bend Airport and got free airplane rides and earned the Aviation badge. Try to go next year if you missed this one! William Bacon, Jack Hirsch, and Nathan Sparkman got their street signs from the city council today!
The Troop needs branches and logs 3-4” thick and really long: up to and well over 6 feet for some pioneering projects. Please bring them to the shed if you have any at home.
Levi Leitert was promoted to Life
Matthew Svetlev was promoted to Life
August 17th 11:30-6:30pm Recruiting at Upton Middle School Start Up Day
Represent the Scout Troop at the start up day! Get new students interested in scouting! We will have a table in the gym. Wear your Class A.
August 21, 10am - 4pm Emmet Lorenz Eagle Scout project at Upton Middle School
I'm planning my second work day for the 21st of August. We will be mulching and raking the trails, and long pants and gloves might be needed again. I'm thinking 10-4 again, but we probably won't need that much time. There is mulch at the school, so people will need to bring rakes and wheelbarrows if they can fit in their cars. Otherwise, we'll just be mulching. I'd like as many people as possible to come, because the faster the better. There will be food and water as well. Meet at the tennis courts behind the school.
August 21, Park in grass for regular meeting
We will meet on the front lawn of the Church while the parking lot is resurfaced. All adults that are going to Philmont should attend for a Philmont meeting (details below). We will practice relay skills.
August 28th, Regular meeting
More practice of skills, specifically lashing
Sept 8-10 Merit Badge Madness
Attend this weekend event and get 1 or 2 merit badges completed! See attached link for details.
Sept 18, Regular meeting
Help build projects for climbing and catapult!
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. Contact Mr. Hill or Mr. Walsh if you need your Scout number for sign up.
Monday August 21st - Philmont Adults meeting 7:15PM in church parking lot (inside if rain). Adults and Youth meetings will follow (~8PM).
1st payment ($542.5) (following $150 the Deposit) must be in Philmonts hands Oct 1st, Make payments to the troop (hand to Orrin or Brett) starting August 21st.
We will start several practice hikes yet this fall. These will be mostly 'come with what you have' to learn what you will actually need/like, and a mix of day hikes, overnights, and add-ons to Troop campouts. Watch for updates - or better yet, come to the meeting on the 21st and help plan them!
Sept 21st Become a Den Chief for Cub Scouts
Sept 21, 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.