This Week: Weekend Backpacking Trip, Signing Up for Summer Camp

Troop 45,

I hope everyone had a good spring break. We’re back to our regular troop meeting this week.

The packing list and permission slip for this weekend’s backpacking trip at Camp Wakpominee is attached here: Wakpominee Backpacking 2014-04-25 Packing List and Permission

Patrols will have to complete their food shopping lists this week. Patrols can shop on Friday after arrival at the church. All attendees must sign up at the troop meeting at the latest so that the patrol grubmasters can complete their shopping lists with correct quantities. $25 payment is also due. The signup sheets will be on the table in the back of the Fellowship Hall as usual.

If the troop does not have your current med form, we must have it for this week’s camping trip. Parts A & B minimum  ( ).
As a reminder, as per the summer camp instructions sent earlier, payment for summer camp is due this week.

We’ll see everyone Wednesday!

— Mr. Lacey

Happy Memorial Day

The image above is called “Coming Home” and is today’s banner. It was created by Sabrina Brady, a teenager from Wisconsin, who won Google’s “Best Day Ever” design contest (click on picture for the full story).

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).

Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Camp

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.

Important Info

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  and the application form is also in the Library section of this website. 

Advancement Meeting Wednesday

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