Moose Troop Update 4/21

News:
Thanks to everyone for helping out at the Steak Dinner last Saturday.  Thanks especially go to the adult volunteers who helped out.  The boys and scout leaders would not be able to do their jobs without the Troop Committee members and their organization.  The Fundraising Chairs, Roberta and Laurie, did a great in organizing, planning, and executing of the event.  We have an estimate of how much the boys earned and it may be our best year yet with the donations that were given back to the troop from the generosity of the attendees.  The Committee will be communicating the amount each scout earned soon so that you will be able to apply earnings to the dues and summer camp.

Next Event:
Camp 04/29 – 05/01 – We will be joining the Cub Scouts at Camp Manatoc on Friday night at 7pm back at the Gillwell Lodge.  We will be sleeping in Troop Tents.  For the newer scouts, you will need to make sure you are prepared for any weather.  If you don’t have these supplies already, let Steve know.  The Troop has extras:

  • Winter Rated Sleeping Bag – should be down to 0 degrees. (We have extras at the Moose Lodge if you need to borrow one.)
  • Sleeping Pad to separate your sleeping bag from the tent floor. (Again, we have wool pads at the Moose.)
  • Waterproof insulated boots – It is April, it will be raining and quite possibly snowing. Please not rubber boots.
  • Poncho or rain jacket
  • Synthetic socks, not Cotton – most socks nowadays are mostly synthetic. Please bring several pairs so they can be changed regularly and you will have dry socks.
  • Warm clothes that can be worn in layers.
  • You do NOT need any snacks.  But if you bring any snack, be sure there are no peanuts or tree nuts.
  • Flashlight

No phones, MP3 players or electronics.  It causes more issues than necessary.  Steve will have his cell phone with him at all times, please call him at 330 285-7990 if you need to call your son.

We need as many scouts to come as possible.  Jimmy has several activities planned for the Cub Scouts from morning til night that have to be supported by all the Boy Scouts.  If your scout can only participate on Saturday rather than camping overnight, Jimmy still needs them to come. 

Advancement Opportunities: We will be concentrating on working on advancement for the scouts working on rank up to 1st Class.  When the scouts are not helping the Cub Scouts, they will be helping each other with advancement at camp.

Summer Camp:
We will be attending Summer Camp  the week of 06/19.  Julie Cooper has been getting the short sizes and tee-shirt sizes from each of the boys going.  If you are planning on going but haven’t ordered these from Julie, please contact her as soon as possible.  The cost of camp this year is $220 and has to be turned in by Sunday 05/22.  We know that the Committee has just asked for $100 in dues and the timing is overlapping with the money for camp.  We want everyone to go to camp first and foremost.  If this total amount is difficult, please contact Steve or a committee member so that we can accommodate your needs.

Meetings:
Sunday 04/24 – No Meeting – Happy Easter
Sunday 05/01 – No Meeting – Getting back from Camp
Sunday 05/08 – No Meeting – Happy Mother’s Day
Sunday 05/15 – Next Meeting – Preparing for Merit Badges for Summer Camp
Sunday 05/22 – Meeting – Summer Camp Money Due

FUTURE UPCOMING EVENTS:
We are looking to arrange a Troop Trip to Mammoth Caves in Ky the weekend of 07/23 & 07/24.  If this trip is something that you would like to participate in, please let Ellen Batu at ellenbatu@gmail.com know so that we can include you.