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)).
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′s annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be on Saturday, March 9th, from 5:00-7:30pm. This is one of two major fundraisers for the troop, and participation is strongly encouraged. At the next three troop meetings there will be sign up sheets for scouts and adults. We will also be asking scouts to please bring either bread or a store bought cake (due to recent changes in health code we can’t use homemade bake goods). The troop will purchase the other fixings — sauce, meatballs, spaghetti and salad, etc. We will need many hands to make this a success, so please plan on helping.
Here’s a copy of the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent auction invitation flyer that has all the details, including costs for meals: Spaghetti Dinner Invitation 2013
Please pass the information on to family and friends and encourage them to attend. It’s a tasty and fun event for everyone — the food is great, you can’t beat the service (we even do take-out), and there are always fantastic values at the Silent Auction generously donated by individuals and local businesses.
Just a reminder that we will be meeting at the Edge in Halfmoon for tonight’s meeting instead of our normal meeting place at the church. Please remember to print out your permission form and have 15 dollars and a Class B. Please meet promptly at 6:40. Directions for the Edge can be found in the original announcement (copied below).
Thanks - Abe
Hi Troop 45,
For next week’s meeting, Feb.13, we don’t have our usual space at the church. Instead we will be meeting at the Edge Rock climbing center in Halfmoon. You will need to bring 15 dollars and the attached permission form to the Edge. Please have the permission form filled out completely and ready to be turned in. Please wear comfortable shoes (closed toe,running shoes) and a Class B. You might also want to bring a bottle of water. The 2 links are the directions and the permission form, which must be PRINTED OUT.
Time: 6:45-8:30. ( Please arrive a little earlier so we can organize.)
When: Wednesday 2/13/2013
Cost: $15 a person
Permission form (On the website it says not to print but an employee at the Edge says otherwise.)
Directions (The Edge is located across from the Halfmoon Walmart)
The 2013 Klondike Derby is Saturday February 2 at Camp Boyhaven.
The scouts who have signed up for the event will be putting their scouting skills to work in the field, demonstrating teamwork and Scout Spirit, and having fun outdoors. Patrols from troops around the district will be competing in fun and exciting events such as the sled race, fire building, and the challenging SNOW SNAKE event.
We will meet Saturday morning at Shen UMC at 7:00 AM and carpool up to Boyhaven. This will be a day event. Bring your packing list, signed permission slip and $15 payment on Saturday. The documents are attached.
Important: Scouts must plan to dress warmly but in layers for a winter day in the snow (even if the snow is a bit thin!).
Clothing will be checked by Klondike Staff at the event and those not properly equipped will be sent home. This requires:
- Insulated and Water Proof boots
- Warm hat that covers the ears
- Warm Mittens or Gloves
- Layer Style dress (dress in layers)
- NO COTTON OUTER CLOTHING – check the labels in clothing to be sure
A packing list and permission slip, an event map and the Klondike information packet are attached.
The closing ceremony and awards will take place between 4:10 and 4:30 PM at Boyhaven and we will drive back to Shen UMC to store our gear.
We look forward to seeing Troop 45 bring home the Klondike Gold!
– Mr. Lacey