Wishing everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! May we remember those who’ve paid the ultimate price on behalf of their country (and keep in mind those still serving far away from their families).
When: Saturday May 11 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
Time: 10:00 to 3:00 (setup at 9:00 for those assigned)
Where: Shen Methodist Hearth Room.
Who: Mandatory for Scouts 1st Class and Above, 2nd Class and above welcome.
What to Bring: Class “A” uniforms required.
Bring notepads and pens, Scouts may want to take notes.
The Troop will provide lunch (pizza).
What’s Happening: The ILST course is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troops — which should be all 1st Class and above Scouts — understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILST is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in more advanced leadership courses (i.e., National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)).
What merit badge should you do next? This article from “Scouting Life” senior editor, Bryan Wendell, breaks down all the merit badges earned last year and shows what was hot and what was not. Taking a look through the list, it’s amazing how many subjects are covered — there’s a merit badge for just about any interest!
The Troop 45 Garage Sale will be on Saturday, March 23, with setup occurring the day before on Friday. Help will be needed: the signup sheet will be at the Troop meeting.
Just a reminder sign up for 2013 Summer Camp!
Here’s a copy of Mr. Getman’s earlier email about summer camp this year:
Time to start looking at Summer Camp for 2013. Yes, I know that we just had a burst of winter here this weekend, but Summer Camp is right around the corner! Warn weather, swimming, great food and great scouting events!
Please read the attached document carefully and bring your questions to the next Troop Meeting. We will have a sign up at the next meeting at the Church. Please be sure to sign up!
Also we are encouraging Scouts to start saving or earning money at home to help your parents pay for camp.
Camp Dates: 7/7/2013 to 7/13/2013
Approximate cost (will provide a final cost when we can determine answers to our incentive questions): $350 *
Check the date on your annual physical form and ensure you have one that covers the week at camp. If not, be sure to get your annual physical.
More info here: Troop 45 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION 2013
* Twin Rivers Council provides limited Camperships for scouts who could not otherwise afford to go to summer camp. More info at http://www.trcscouting.org/News/campership2013 and the application form is also in the Library section of this website.
Reminder: This Saturday (2/23/13) is the Winter Carnival! The Winter Carnival will be held at the Clifton Park Elk’s Lodge. The Winter Carnival is held for cub scouts where they will participate in activities run by the Boy Scout troops.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am at Shen Methodist to pack up our gear for the day. The carnival ends at 2pm. We will need scouts to come help run our station and show off our troop to the cub scout packs. Along with our warm and fantastic campfire, Troop 45 will be hosting our famous snow snake event, if there is snow, or bocci ball if there is no snow. We may also build a useful camp gadget or two! In any case we always have a great time at this event.
Everyone should bring a water bottle and should dress appropriately for the weather. The troop typically cooks hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. We hope to see you Saturday.
– Mr. Lacey
Troop 45 Scouts,
Though there is no regular troop meeting this week, we are planning to have a meeting Wednesday for scouts that want to work on advancement. We are hoping to have some Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters available to help you.
Scouts, if you are interested, please send me an email as soon as possible to indicate what it is you are looking to work on.
We are double checking to make sure that we have the Fellowship Hall available on Wednesday. If there is an issue with that I will send an email cancelling this meeting. Otherwise it will be from 7:00-8:30pm.
– Mr. Lacey