Scouts worked on advancements, practiced knot tying, and ate cake. Due to small attendance, elections will be Jan 8th. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Dec 16, Philmont treks released
Philmont Scouts: Look at the email with the link to treks, let your leader know which ones you want to do. If you have not paid your $26 for the last Philmont Shakedown, bring your payment to the next meeting!
Jan 8, 2024 6pm PLC Meeting
Please attend if you are a member of the PLC. Let SPL know if you can’t make it. Plan meetings and get ready for Klondike.
Jan 8, 2024 7pm First Regular meeting of the year!
Scouts will elect patrol leaders. Scouts wanting to be patrol leaders need to be at least 1st Class.
January 9th: First Mackinac Call-out & info night.
Remember that this is a program open to all SW Michigan, and if we get more than 54 applicants the selection criteria will be transparent and competitive. Rank is one of the selection criteria - do yourself a favor and rank up! Put in the work at meetings to check off those accomplishments and talk to a scout leader to get them signed off. Returning scouts check your email - you should have received the application so you can have it pre-filled for the call-out night. Contact Mr Lorenz firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
January 19th: After the holidays and back to school can be kind of a grind. Sign up for a fun break - Climb Kalamazoo overnight! Climbing, snacking, staying up late with friends. No climbing experience is needed - cost includes equipment, training, 4 hours of climbing. $55 will go to the climbing gym, carpools will be arranged closer to the date. Sign up and fill out this waver. Continue the sign up with the email you receive after this waver. Sign ups will close early January so commit now to a much needed post holiday break! Contact Mr. Lorenz email@example.com with any questions.
Feb 3, Polar Plunge in Stevensville
Help support the Special Olympics! Contact Mr. Peek for more details.
Klondike Derby Feb 9-11, 2024
See attached flyer. Make sure your cold weather gear still fits.
Scout Sunday at the Church! Feb 25th
Scouts should plan on helping Mr. Dansfield set up the displays on Saturday Feb 24th before Scout Sunday. On Sunday, Scout’s will wear Class A’s and help with the service and host the congregation after the service in the basement. More details to come!
July 6 - 13 is our Mackinac week!
We have big troops wanting to go with us, so do your best to get to 1st Class so you can attend. Selection criteria will be tougher if interest is high.
Summer Camp Preferences needed!
Now that we know our Mackinac week, we need to pick a summer camp location and week. Please let your Patrol Leader know when and where you would like to go to camp. Gerber only has 3 weeks this coming summer and the first one is our Mackinac week. Scroll down this link to see 2024 camp options. Week 1 at Rotary is already sold out!
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.