Upcoming Campout: February 20-22

Campout February 20-22

D-A Johnstone cabin – Troop only Klondike, sledding, hockey (broom ball), and maybe ice fishing.

Permission slip attached. Please turn in tomorrow night Tue Feb 10, no meeting Feb 17 due to Break.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, Feb 10: Troop Meeting 7 pm Hill School
Tuesday, Feb 17: NO MEETING – Mid-Winter Break for Troy Schools
Tuesday, Feb 24: Troop Meeting 7 pm Hill School
Tuesday, March 3, 10, 19, 24, 31: Troop Meeting 7 pm Hill School
Tuesday, April 7: NO MEETING – Spring Break for Troy Schools


Yours in scouting,
Mr. G


February 3rd Troop Meeting Cancelled

Troop Meeting Cancelled for Tuesday, February 3 due to the Troy Public Schools being closed because of large snowfall, Troy students enjoy your snow day!
I will send out the permission slip via email this week for February 20 -22 campout.
Hope to you see your scouts at our next meeting Tuesday, Feb 10, last meeting before our campout since the 17th will be winter break.
Mr. G

Troop meeting Schedule for December/ New Year

Troop Meetings: Tuesday, December 9 & 16

No meetings: December 22 & 29 due to Holiday break

First Troop Meeting of 2015: Tuesday, January 6

Wreath Across America, Saturday Dec 13, 11 am to 1 pm “Do a Good Turn Daily…”

Laying of wreaths on tombstones at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. Flyer and permission slip attached.

We will be meeting up at Hill School at 9:15 if you want to carpool

Adults – email Mr G if you can drive and how many can you take. Or meet us at the cemetery

ARRIVE BETWEEN 10:00-10:45





Troop Update

Fundraiser Product pick up

MONDAY, November 24, at WASS School. 6 pm to 7 pm.

NOTE: Day of Week and location is different than troop meetings.

This give you the opportunity to drop off your product on Monday and Tuesday night before the Holiday.


No Troop Meeting , Tuesday, November 25

Due to product pick up being MONDAY, November 24


Next Troop Meeting is Tuesday, December 2 at Hill School

Bring permission slip for sub campout, only if you had already signed up the sub in October. See permission slop attached. ***ONE OPENING***

Fundraiser money due at this meeting, please deliver fundraiser product and collect monies before the Holiday, and at the very latest before Dec 2.


Campout to Submarine, Saturday Dec 6 through Sunday, Dec 7


Meet in the Hill School parking Lot at 10:45 am , departing at 11 am.

We plan to stop in Lansing to have lunch (BYOL) and to visit the Michigan Historical Museum before driving to the submarine in Muskegon.


Wreath Across America, Saturday Dec 13, 11 am to 1 pm “Do a Good Turn Daily…”

Laying of wreaths on tombstones at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. Flyer linked below.

ARRIVE BETWEEN 10:00-10:45

HOLLY, MI 48442

You can also sponsor a wreath if you want. I will send out details the week of Dec 1.


Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for in the great community and Country.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. G.




2014-2015 Troop Newsletter / Calendar

Welcome back to the 2014 -2015 Scouting Year.

I hope all of you had a great summer. Fall newsletter is attached that describes all the details of what will be going on this year.

1) First Meeting of the 2014 – 2015 School year will be held Tuesday, Sept 9 at Jay Cee Park Pavilion (Hill is not available due to curriculum night)

The remaining Troop meetings will be held at Hill Elementary School in Troy.

2) The election for Senior Patrol Leader WILL BE HELD ON – TUESDAY, SEPT. 9 at the troop meeting. The following qualifications MUST be met for anyone running for the Senior Patrol Leader’s office:

 - Star or better in rank (if you are 1st Class, waiting for your BOR, you are eligible)
 - Maintain "better than average" attendance at all troop functions
 - Has read the Junior Leader Handbook and is prepared to accept all the duties and responsibilities of the office
 - Maintain a "C" or better average in school
 - Have the permission of the Scoutmaster
 - MUST attend a Troop JLT training session on Sept 20th.

All candidates for the job of Senior Patrol Leader are to contact Mr. Gustafson BEFORE August 29th.

BE PREPARED to personally meet with him for about 1 hour, to discuss with him your views, goals, choice of ASPL’s and expectations of the troop this year. BE PREPARED to discuss how you will perform your duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Junior Leader Handbook. Also, each candidate must be prepared at the Sept. 9th meeting to say to the Scouts in the troop WHY he feels qualified to be elected to the highest position of responsibility in the troop. This speech is not to be more than 2 minutes in length. Yes, this is YOUR campaign speech to the Troop. If you have any questions, give Mr. G a call.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. G.

2014-2015 Newsletter-Sept web


Believe It or Not!

WOW…. July is almost over… one month left for summer fun..

1) 2014 Sumer Camp is over. We had a FANTASTIC time!!!! Watch for the newsletter coming out in the next few weeks from Mr G.

2) Although I do not control the local businesses…. The “back to school” stuff is here.

For those who are willing… keep your eye on the paper folders WITH the middle prongs. We need about 70 of them each year for summer camp. Yes, this is the time we purchase them.
I am NOT asking all to purchase 70… if you see some cheep, pick up as many as u wish to donate… any color is OK.. just make sure they have pockets and middle prongs.

For those going to Philmont next year, I must have your initial deposit of $200 in NOW… because the next payment is due Sept 1. Please… I do not wish to cancel this trip… back in March, we had enough people to fill the crew. In fact I have more adults wanting to go than scouts. PLEASE do not put this off. If I do not get a full crew by August 22, I will cancel our slot. We have waited 5 years for a slot, we have one now… PLEASE do not put this off. Scouts —– get your crew members to get going on this. Put the check in my door, and I will get it to Mr Kohl for tracking. I am counting on your commitment you made back in March to make this happen.

Mr j

To: Scouts Attending Summer Camp and Their Parents

From: Mr. J., D-A Large

PLEASE READ – important info about camp follows!!!!!!

Summer camp is less than 1 DAY away and this is just a little reminder letter to Be Prepared for camp.

Remember to bring your Scout Handbook!!! You will need it for reference and to get requirements signed-off.

Practice setting up your tent at home with your tent partner before you get to camp.

Each Scout’s medical form will be reviewed by a parent or guardian when the scout arrives tomorrow. If you are car-pooling, make sure that an adult in the vehicle has the authority to speak for you AND sign in your parent’s place.

FYI… if you mail a letter to your son after camp starts, experience has shown us he will NOT receive it until after camp is over. As odd as it sounds, I suggest writing letters and mailing now; the address is in your Scout’s summer camp book.

MB Pre-Requisites:
Read the pre-requisites that were listed in your Summer Camp Folder for the merit badges (MB) you selected! Then, make sure to do them BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT CAMP

ALL waterfront MB’s: Bring long sleeved, button shirt, long pants, belt and shoes for clothes inflation requirements.

Shot Gun and Rifle: You must know the local laws and have the written requirements completed. NOT recommended for first year campers.

Woodcarving and Basketry: You can (if you wish) have your whittling, carving and weaving projects done at home, before coming to camp. Just bring the finished items to camp so your counselor can see them. Remember to check your information folder for cost of craft kits.
Note: for those who need Tot’n Chip card, a class will be held at camp.

The CPR requirement: For all waterfront MB’s the CPR requirement will be done at camp

All written work for MB’s must be completed in ink or printed by a computer.

GET the MB book. There you will find many detailed answers. Andrew Looka has the troop library. If we don’t have a book on your MB, get one at one of the council shops and consider donating it to the troop library when you are done. The copies in the Troy library should not be used. They are always far too out of date.

Remember to bring your mess kit
Remember, no refrigeration is available at camp s0… if you bring snacks, bring a cooler to keep food away from the “critters”.
Remember your WATER BOTTLE and swamp shoes. Closed toed shoes are required at all times in camp. Remember one pair of long pants; you will need them for conservation project and horse riding. If you are participating in “Duct Tape” event, bring a roll of duct tape.

Arrive in FULL – Class “A” uniform… it will be inspected first thing when you arrive. Come directly to Riverside campsite. Do NOT go to the Martin Building. Do NOT go to Jack Lord Building.. Do NOT Pass GO. Come to Riverside to check in.

Check your equipment list — then check it again….

Finally, please do not arrive before 2:30pm on Saturday. Many things happen at the site before you arrive and we need the time to prepare. Eat lunch BEFORE arriving to camp.

We have camp med-checks at 5pm…. A lot to do the first day……

You will get out of camp as many rewards as you prepare yourself for. If you don’t do the upfront work, do not expect to get the backend rewards.

The Leaders will Be Prepared to get the maximum out of camp…. WILL YOU????

See you on tomorrow at Riverside!
Questions??? Cal me 248-828-3870


Mr. J.,