Our Theme this Month is: First Aid
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.
1. PLC: [Patrol Leader’s Council]
Jan8th - at 5:00-6:00 at the Church.
Senior Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader,
All Patrol Leader’s. & Asst. Patrol Leader’s and other members of the PLC including Scribe, Historian, Quartermaster are also encouraged to attend.
2. Troop Committee / Parent Meeting:
Next Meeting is Jan 8th at 6:00 PM at the Church.
All parents are invited to attend this meeting and learn what is up coming in the Troop activities.
3.Camp-out this Month:
Date: Jan 13-15, 2017
Location: Camp Manatoc - Brandywine
Leave Friday @ 6:00 PM
Return Sunday @ 1:00 PM
Cost: depending on which activity you do. See permission slip for details.
Permission slip must be filled out and returned by: 1/10/2017
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. The Scout Account can be used to pay for Summer Camp fees, Monthly camp-out fees, Troop Dues, Uniform expenses, and Troop related expenses that are approved by the Scoutmaster.
Please check with Jim Baughman on status of your son's Scout Account.
NEW Advancement Requirements for Rank Advancement PLEASE READ!
See complete list at www.meritbadge.com for all details on your particular rank. During this past year there has been a transition period that has been communicated to all about the new requirements now in effect.
As of January 1, 2017, all Scouts MUST use the new requirements for ALL rank Advancements.
4. BSA Health Forms
Health Forms from summer camp last year are now on file for the next 6 months. 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 have and are able to take on our outdoor outings in case of an emergency. Please help us by getting this information into the Troop. As any medications changes please update Part A of your son’s form. See the website for a link to the latest revision of this form.
5. NYLT – Looking for Scouts for Nagatamen!
The troop will be sponsoring 2 scouts again this year for the NYLT [National Youth Leadership Training]. It is the Nagatamen Program that will be held June 11-17th. This is a great opportunity for scout’s star rank and above to learn about being a leader within the troop. It is fully paid by the troop. If you are interested please let Kirk Bohanan know as a decision will be made of who will be attending later this spring. If more than 2 are interested in going there will be an interview process to decide who will go.
6. January Campout – Winter sports at Brandywine
The Troop will be traveling to Peninsula Ohio to have a weekend of snow sports. The options are snow skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing. It will be a cold weekend – so plan accordingly. See attached for cost details.
7. Winter Court of Honor January 31st
We will have our Winter Court of Honor on January 31st @ 6:30 PM at the Church. This Ceremony will be for awards that have been earned since the Fall Court of Honor. We will have a pot-luck dinner before the ceremony. Please contact your patrol leader to find out what dishes you are to bring. [You will bring a main dish and one side or dessert]. The troop will provide the table service and drinks. I hope you all will come and support the boys and watch them receive their awards.
8. FOS [Friends of Scouting] Campaign!
We will also hold our 2017 Friends of Scouting Pledge Drive. We will have our presentation on January 31st during the Court of Honor. This is the time when we as parents of Scouts can participate in the annual contribution campaign drive held by our Council. This is an important part of our Scouting organization, and I encourage all to come and participate in this campaign.
! University of Scouting
[For Scouts, Adults &
Leaders] will be held on Jan. 21st at Westland High School. This is a training
activity for adults and has a variety of topics that will be offered. Cost is $25.00 until 1/1382017; then it will
go to $35.00. If you are
interested. Sign up at http://www.skcscouts.org/universityofscouting/ For the scouts - there will be some merit
badges also offered at this the training event [American Business, Chess, and
Robotics]. University of Scouting
10. Cave camping in February
The February campout will be to the Marengo Cave in Indiana on Feb 17-19. This will be a great outing, Watch for more details on this outing later in January.
11. Summer Camp 2017 – Let’s start planning!
This year we will be to Camp Chief Logan in Jackson Ohio – July 2 - July 8th. Keep a look out for upcoming information in the months to come. Early bird camp fee is due on March 28th to the troop; we have to have into council by April 1st. Cost due at that time will be the total amount of $270.00. After that date is will be $290.00 if paid before June 1st; then it will be $310.00. Start to think about which Merit badges you will want to take NOW!
February’s Theme is: Caving