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Reminder: Philmont Presentation Tonight

For those wanting to know more about Philmont. Please plan on attending troop Philmont_Scout_Ranch_bullmeeting tonight.

We MUST have deposit in very soon…

1) Philmont

TONIGHT, (during the troop meeting) I will be presenting a short video and presentation on Philmont. As you know, we have a slot available for 2015. The detailed information has already been sent home via filers earlier this month — BUT – it is attached again for your reference. We MUST give a deposit very soon in order to keep our slot. Signing up for this adventure must not be taken lightly. Training hikes and a shakedown weekend is required. Commitment to this MUST be given EQUAL priority in the Scout’s life. There is no compromise to the commitment and training required. That said, this is an experience that will never be forgotten. Hiking and doing activities in the Rocky Mountains is an unequalled opportunity. I have been 4 times to Philmont and it is truly “Scouting’s Paradise”. (http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/philmont.aspx

Thanks
Mr j

Troop Update: Philmont / Charcoal

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– next Tuesday, (during the troop meeting) I will be presenting a short video and presentation on Philmont. As you know, we have a slot available for 2015. The detailed information has already been sent home via filers earlier this month — BUT – it is attached again for your reference. We MUST give a deposit very soon in order to keep our slot. Signing up for this adventure must not be taken lightly. Training hikes and a shakedown weekend is required. Commitment to this MUST be given EQUAL priority in the Scout’s life. There is no compromise to the commitment and training required. That said, this is an experience that will never be forgotten. Hiking and doing activities in the Rocky Mountains is an unequalled opportunity. I have been 4 times to Philmont and it is truly “Scouting’s Paradise”.

More Information: http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/philmont.aspx

2) Charcoal…..

Our supply that we have had for the last 2 years is running low. IF anyone wishes to donate some bags, this is the week it is on sale. Just drop off on my front porch (no need to ring the bell) or bring to Tuesday troop meetings.

As you know, we use charcoal for our troop outings. We do not use propane in general for the patrols. It is this type of donation that keeps our costs down and our scouts cooking thru the year.

Thanks

Mr j

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Troop Update: May 12th

Thank you to all of the volunteers at D-A Scout Ranch Riverside campsite work day clean up.yellout

Adult and scout volunteers cleaned up the Riverside campsite on Saturday, May 10th. Volunteers spent the day on Saturday clearing leaves and tree debris from the camp site, placing wood chips on the path and in the fire pit area, trimming trail and road branches, fixing up ax yard and front gate and installing a view platform and stairs to the river.

Thank you for your time and talent for a job well done.

Troop Meeting Tuesday, May 13

  • Troop meeting to prepare for the May 16-18 Campout
  • Also for scouts to work on advancement.

Summer Camp Forms and payments Due

  • Please have your scouts turn in their camp forms in at the Troop meeting.
  • See Flier for forms and payment due dates.
  • You can always turn in forms and payments early.

YIS,
Mr. G

Reminder: Riverside Work day – Canoe Outing

1)  Riverside work day @ D-A Scout Ranch (Saturday, May 10, 7 am meet at Hill School or when you are available)portage

– Attached is perm slip and sign up sheet. NO COST !!!!!

– Sign up at troop meeting.

– This is a one-day event to get the site ready for the season and to do our good turn for the camp.

– This activity also counts for service time.

– Lunch provided – bring equipment as noted on perm slip.

2)  Canoe Outing (Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18)

– Canoe outing this year at BSA Camp — Cole Canoe Base (exit 202 I-75 north)

– Attached is info and perm slip.

Deadline is May 6 to sign up. Return perm slip AND Reservation form + money to sign up

Email questions to Mr J or Mr G.

Thanks

Mr G and Mr. J

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Riverside Work Day / Canoe Outing

Riverside work day is coming on fast.
– Attached is perm slip and sign up sheet. NO COST !!!!!
– Sign up starts tomorrow.
– This is a one-day event to get the site ready for the season and to do our good turn for the camp.
– This activity also counts for service time.
– Lunch provided – bring equipment as noted on perm slip.

Canoe Outing
– Canoe outing this year at BSA Camp — Cole Canoe Base (exit 202 I-75 north)
– Attached is info and perm slip.
– Deadline is May 6 to sign up. Return perm slip AND Reservation form + money to sign up
– Email questions to Mr J or Mr G.

Thanks
Mr j

 

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Troop Update

Upcoming Troop Meetings:

Tuesdays, April 15 and 22nd in preparation for April campout.

7 pm Hill School

Need Volunteers for Saturday, April 19, 9:30 am for Easter egg hunt

Serve as “egg hiders” for the Stoneridge II Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is on Saturday, April 19 in Cliffside Park.  Setup would be at 9:30 AM, with the hunt taking place at 10:30 AM. As in the past, the scouts would be able to share in the snacks and drinks provided.

Off of Cliffside (west side) between Highbury and Rutgers. Highbury is off of John R between Long Lake and Square lake.

Troop Campout for April

Friday, April 25, 5:45 through Sunday, April 27, noon.

Tent Camping at D-A

Permission slip attached.  Please submit at troop meeting on Tuesday, April 22 along with money.  ($10 to troop for reservation and $10 to patrol for food)

Troop Campout for May, Father/Son canoe trip (or Mother etc)

Friday, May 16  through Sunday, May 18

Tent Camping at Cole Canoe Base (near West Branch Michigan)

Each canoe must have one swimmer per canoe

Scouts who are 9th grade and older and first class and above with swimming merit badge also have the opportunity to go on an overnight canoe trip.

Details to follow

We are looking for an tentative headcount by next week April 22 to reserve canoes

Summer Camp July 12-19, D-A Scout Ranch

Booklets with camp information are available at troop meeting

Camp schedules are due April 29th

Check booklet for rest of due dates.

YIS,

Mr. G.

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February Camp out / Permission Slip

Troop February Campout: Feb 21-23, Covenant Hills cabin out

Permission slip attached. Please bring permission and $ to tomorrow night Troop meeting. All Permission due to me (4255 Greensboro by Tuesday, Feb 18 (no troop meeting next week on this day next week))

If you have snow tubes the troops can use for the campout please let me know

Thanks

Mr. G

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Summer Camp

Council has accelerated the payment of summer camp this year. The deadline for full payment is now May 2.

After May 2, a late payment fee of $30 is assessed.

The cost for this year = $320 per Scout. (this is an increase of $20 from last year)

This includes:
-8 days and 7 nights
-all food
-all camping fees
-a terrific program
-and a T-shirt

Scouting families who send more than one Scout to the same program at the same time will receive $25.00 off the second Scout and $25.00 off each additional Scout.

Please budget for this program.

There is some campership funds available through the Council. The forms and procedures are not yet published. We will get them to you as soon as they are known.

NO Scout should feel they cannot go to camp for the sole reason they do not have funds.

Please contact Mr G. if you need financial help.

Payments are ALWAYS OK…. Start making them now…. If you can make payments but not the full amount by May 2, contact Mr G to make arrangements.

Please —– start thinking and planning for this NOW…..

Thanks
Mr J