Sept 9-11, 2022 9/11
Day of Remembrance
Gerber Scout Reservation, Citizenship Merit Badge Weekend
Complete 3 eagle required badges in one weekend!
Please see attached flyer to get more info.
Bo Conroy is coordinating rides. If you can give or need a ride, please email him.
Thank you for signing up for the 9/11 Citizenship Merit Badge weekend. I have attached the prerequisites for the merit badges. The easiest way to document work on the prerequisites is to download the workbooks that go with each merit badge and record progress there. There will be counselors with us for the weekend and they will take the time to talk with each participant about what they have completed. They will also be available after the weekend to work with youth to complete anything that is not finished. Please bring a blue card with you.
Participants will be camping in campsites near to Centennial Dining Hall and will need to bring their own tents and personal gear. Be sure to have a Field Uniform for the salute on Sunday. We have enough adults registered to provide the leadership we need in each campsite. Check in will begin at 5pm at the Business Center/Health Lodge. Please bring a copy of your health form, parts A & B. We will begin at 7pm in the dining hall. Don't worry if you need to arrive later than that as it will be easy to join in the evening's activity when you arrive.
If you have dietary restrictions, please send me an email so that we can purchase the appropriate supplies to meet your needs. Dietary restrictions should be medical/allergy in nature and not just food preferences, please.
We will break camp on Sunday morning and travel to the USS LST 393 in Muskegon for the Scout Salute. We will take lunch with us and have the opportunity to meet and talk with several elected officials prior to taking part in the salute. It is not necessary to sign up for the salute, we are already a part of their plan for the day and they are excited to have us join them. Last year the museum on board the LST was open for us to see and I anticipate that it will be again this year. You will be free to leave from the LST when you are ready, it will be the last programmed part of the weekend. If you are dropping your Scout off for the weekend, please be at camp by 11am on Sunday to load their gear and transport them to the LST ... this is a family/community event so all are welcome to take part in the salute.
Again, we are excited to have you join us for this special weekend of learning and remembrance. See you soon!
Mary B. Stek | Program Specialist/Camp Director - Gerber Scout Reservation
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Michigan Crossroads Council
Gerber Scout Reservation
Sept 24-25 Sat - Sun
Hold the date for the Lawless Campout! Sept 23-25, further details and permission slip is attached, select fit to printable area if you have trouble getting it all in 1 page:
Lawless Park: Astronomy & Biking Campout
7 miles beginner trail biking, 10 miles purpose built Intermediate Mountain bike trails (Helmets required)
2 nights of Astronomy club @ an international dark sky park!
We plan to also spend time reclaiming some campsites from the forest, cook at camp, hike, and play games.
Many merit badge and rank advancement opportunities - bring your books and partial merit badges!
Excellent camp out for parents to join! Get a feel for Scout camping and how you can help!
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.