Our Theme this Month is: Government
Please note the following upcoming events. Refer to the 2016-2017 Program Plan for the complete year planning events. Note that the plan is subject to minor changes.
3. Activity this Month:
This month’s activity:
Vertical Adventures – Columbus, Ohio
Date: Dec. 10, 2016
Location: Columbus Ohio
Meet Saturday @ 11:15 AM
Return Saturday @ 2:45 PM
Permission slip must be filled out and returned by: 12/6/2016
4. Monthly Dues: “A Scout is Thrifty…”
Please keep up to date on your monthly dues. We collect $10.00 each month for troop operation. This can be paid or taken from your son’s Scout Account. Scout Accounts are funded by participation in fundraising activities, and also by Kroger Plus purchases. Use Kroger Plus Card for your family food purchases. A percent of your spending at Kroger on the Kroger Plus card will go into the Boy’s Scout Account. The Scout Account can be used to pay for Summer Camp fees, Monthly camp-out fees, Troop Dues, and Troop related expenses that are approved by the Scoutmaster. Please note that the purchase of Personal Gear is not an approved expense that your scout account will cover.
Please check with Jim Baughman on status of your son's Scout Account.
5. BSA Health Forms
HEALTH FORMS from Summer Camp are now on file. If you did not go to summer camp you should have at least Part A and Part B of the New Health Form submitted to the troop. [Part C is the visit to the Doctor’s office]. This is important information that we take on our outdoor outings in case of an emergency. Please help us by getting this information into the Troop. As any medications change please update Part A of your son’s form. Please keep a copy of this form for your records - and in case I misplace them.
6. December Outing – Vertical Adventures!
Our outing for December is a trip to Vertical Adventures here in Columbus. Those interested in learning to climb or a true “Monkey ” then this outing is for you! We will be going on December 10th. Cost is $20.00. Please make sure to fill out the Online Wavier that is needed to go. Link to this is wavier is on the permission slip.
7. Popcorn Sale Update
The popcorn sale is completed and you should have received your popcorn orders by now. If you have not, please get them at our next troop meeting. Plan to have the orders all out to your customers and money turned in by 12/06. Once your money has been turned in we will get you your popcorn prize that you requested.
8. Advancement Changes Coming in 2017
Just a reminder that on January 1, 2017 all rank advancement requirements will be update to the requirements that went into effect on January 1, 2016. This past year you have had the opportunity to phase into the new requirements. If you just joined this past spring, you have no worries. Others that have been in the troop for a while will have to look at the requirements needed now and update your book for them. Don’t be disappointed by the changes, just work on getting them done.
9. Kroger Rewards Program – Current Statement ready for disbursement.
We have received our quarterly statement from the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Please go on-line and retrieve your statement, then turn this information into Mr. Baughman. If you are not currently participating in this program and would like get started please let ask for details.
10. Snow campout Planning - Jan. 13-15
Our planning for the January outing has started. We will be going to Camp Manatoc in Peninsula Ohio for the weekend, leaving on Friday January 13th. We will be going to Brandy Wine for snow sport activities on Saturday, January 14th. This will include either snow skiing, snow boarding, or snow tubing. Costs will be approximate $40.00 for snow tubing and $70 for Snow skiing or snow boarding. More details as we get closer. I will have 25 spots in the cabin; any above this amount will be tent camping if they wish to go.