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Troop 1705 Newsletter

Welcome to another great year of scouting with Troop 1705.

Attached is our annual newsletter with a lot of information of what lies ahead for our troop this year.

I wanted to let you know of a significant change this year for our troop.

Our troop is currently chartered with the Wass School PTO and our troop had been meeting at Wass School for over 40 years. Due to reported issues from the custodial service and latch key program to the Wass School Principal, Mr. Matt Jansen, over the last two years, we have been asked not to meet at Wass School this year.

Our hope is that moving to a new location, it will send a message to the scouts that they lost a privilege to meet at Wass based on the issues over the last two years and that we need to make changes in how we behave as guests in our meeting location.

We are currently investigating several locations as an alternative meeting place including Hill School and area churches.

As part of this move we are also planning on moving our meeting night from Mondays to Tuesdays based on the availabilities of the meeting locations.

Our first troop meeting is planned for Tuesday, Sept 10 beginning at 7 pm. Until we determine the meeting location I ask that you check your email daily for an email to announce our meeting location.

I also ask that you do NOT approach the Wass School leadership on their decision not to have us meet at Wass. What is done, it done and let us move on in a new chapter for our troop.

Also the election for Senior Patrol Leader WILL BE HELD ON — Tuesday, SEPT.10 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 28th.

All candidates for the job of Senior Patrol Leader are to contact Mr. Gustafson BEFORE Sept 3rd
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. 10th 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.
Note: Call SOON for an appointment.

Stay tuned.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. G

2013-2014 Newsletter – 5

Troop Update

Scouts, only three more weeks of school until summer vacation! Yea!Scout Picnic

Here is what is happening with the troop over the next few weeks

1) Campout May 17-19
2) Sunday, May 19 Cross over for Pack 1718 ( for those who volunteered)
3) Troop Meeting, Monday, May 20, 7 pm

Rank advancement check up and Summer Camp Q&A

***Summer Camp T-shirt forms and Tent Partner forms due***

You may also turn in your medical forms if you have them

We have 34 scouts attending summer camp this year.

Scoutmaster conferences and Board of Reviews for those who have completed rank advancement

4) Troop Meeting, Monday, June 3, 7 pm
Fun & Game, Food, and Discussion of year in review of outings and discussing next year activities

Scoutmaster conferences and Board of Reviews for those who have completed rank advancement

5) Troop Picnic and Court of Honor, Monday, June 10, 6:30 pm, Jay Cee Park Pavilion (FLYER ATTACHED) (Last meeting of the year until Sept)
SCOUTS AND PARENTS are to attend, see attached flyer for what to bring

RSVP by June 6th to Jennifer Sharp

Court of Honor: to recognize any scout that has earned a new rank or merit badges since October

***Summer Camp Medical forms due***

6) Summer Camp @ D-A July 13-20

YIS,

Mr. G

Campout May 17 -19

Campout May 17 -19

Permission slip attached, forms and Money due Monday, May 13 at troop meeting.

Theme: Summer Sports including bicycling

Mr. Kohl will be guiding those scouts, who bring bikes, on a bike hike on a rail to trail bike path. I am encouraging older scouts to consider the bike hike, if they are able, as bicycling is one of the Eagle required merit badges as well biking is an opportunity to give them a physical challenge.

Scouts are NOT required to go biking on this campout. There will be plenty of other summer sports and scout activities to participate during the weekend beside the bicycling.

If scout is planning on bringing his bike for the bike hike he will need to bring his bike to the troop meeting for inspection, if you have not done so already. We ask if your son has a bike helmet that he bring it on the outing, this is a safe scouting requirement. If your scout is in need of a helmet please let me know.

Where: Simpson Park Camp, Romeo, MI — Tent Camping

Depart: Fall-In at Wass Elementary, Friday at 5:45 pm and leave immediately after!

Return: Approximately 11:30 am on Sunday. Drop off at Wass Elementary

PARENTS-PLEASE MAKE SURE SOMEONE IS AT SCHOOL TO RECEIVE SCOUT

Cost: $20 Cash

YIS,
Mr. G

2013-May-PERMISSION SLIP

Reminder!

Reminder: D-A Work Day Saturday May 11, clean up of Riverside campsite

So far I have Mr. Rotermund, Mr. Baker, Mr. Perkins, Mr. G and 6 scouts who have volunteered so far.

We could use some additional Scouts and Adult volunteers . Bring a signed permission slip that I passed out at the troop meeting/ I will have extras if needed

Our Troop has adopted this camp site and therefore we clean up every spring.

Bring water bottle, rake, work gloves, work clothes
7:45 am Meet at Wass

8:00 Depart for Riverside campsite, D-A
Work at campsite 9 am to noon
Lunch @ noon at campsite

Work 12:30 -3:30 (depending on adults/ drivers availability)
Return to Troy by 4:30

Please sign up at Troop meeting tonight or reply to this email that you can volunteer and / or drive
Thanks

Reminders: Scout Meeting Tonight, March 25th

Summer Camp Meeting is Monday, March 25th at 7 pm @ Big Beaver United

***NOTE: This meeting will take place at Big Beaver United Methodist Church, on John R Road between Big Beaver (16 Mile Rd) and Wattles (17 Mile Rd) on west side of road just north of Rain Tree Park.***

  • Please from the back side of the church. (door opposite the road or west side of building.)
  • We will discuss summer camp booklets and any changes since were last at D-A in 2011.
  •  Each Scout and a parent per family should attend.
  • Also we will have someone from District Office presenting Friends of Scouting
  • Also scouts will take some time to stuff Easter eggs for egg hunt

Easter Egg in Wass subdivision Saturday, March 31, in morning

  • Need volunteers (@least six)
  • Please sign up tonight.

No meeting Monday, April 1, Troy Schools Spring Break: 

 

Next Troop meeting Monday, April 8, @ Wass 7 pm: 

Attention Scouts

Eagle Scout Project Volunteers needed Sat, Feb 9, 10 @ Wass

Why:  Here is an opportunity to get service hours for your next rank or to just do your good turn for the day.

What: John M. needs your assistance to pick up returnables to raise money for his project.

When/ Where: Saturday, February 9, 10 am, Wass School

Please email John or call him to let him know you can help

Klondike Campout D-A, February 22-24

Great opportunity to camp in the snow (camping merit badge requirement) and possibly earn the polar bear patch.

Permission slip attached with all the details.

Need Scout Volunteers to help out at the upcoming Cub Scout Blue & Gold Ceremonies

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm, Wass Elementary, Pack 1708(Wass):

Need five scouts to help set up and take down props for Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies and read points of the scout law for the crossover ceremony

Friday, March 15, 6:30 pm, Big Beaver Methodist Church, Pack 1705 (Hill):

Need five scouts to help set up and take down props for Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies and read points of the scout law for the crossover ceremony

Sunday, March 24, Afternoon, First Methodist Church of Troy, Pack 1707(Troy Union):

Need Two scouts to receive new webelos during Crossover Ceremonies

TBD, Pack 269 (Sterling Heights):

Need five scouts to help set up and take down props for Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies and read points of the scout law for the crossover ceremony

Next meeting Monday, February 25 @ Wass

Pack 1708 Webelos from Wass will be visiting

Begins @ 6:45 set up and ice breaker game

Uniform raffle is back, Scout should wear their full (including green pants and neckerchief) class A uniforms to be able to participate in raffle

New Theme: Cinematography

March Campout

March 22-24

Silver Trails Scout Camp, near Port Huron

Cabin campout

Summer Camp

Monday, March 25, LOCATION TBD (Wass not available), 7 pm

Parents should also attend this meeting

 

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. G

News and Updates

Eagle Scout Project Volunteers needed Sat, Feb 9, 10 @ Wass   

Why:  Here is an opportunity to get service hours for your next rank or to just do your good turn for the day.

What: John Marchese needs your assistance to pick up returnables to raise money for his project.

When/Where: Saturday, February 9, 10 am, Wass School

 

Klondike Campout D-A, February 22-24

Great opportunity to camp in the snow (camping merit badge requirement) and possibly earn the polar bear patch.

Permission slip attached with all the details.

 

Need Scout Volunteers to help out at the upcoming Cub Scout Blue & Gold Ceremonies

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm, Wass Elementary, Pack 1708(Wass):

Need five scouts to help set up and take down props for Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies and read points of the scout law for the crossover ceremony

 

Friday, March 15, 6:30 pm, Big Beaver Methodist Church, Pack 1705 (Hill):

Need five scouts to help set up and take down props for Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies and read points of the scout law for the crossover ceremony

 

Sunday, March 17, Afternoon, First Methodist Church of Troy, Pack 1707(Troy Union):

Need Two scouts to receive new webelos during Crossover Ceremonies

 

TBD, Pack 269 (Sterling Heights):

Need five scouts to help set up and take down props for Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies and read points of the scout law for the crossover ceremony

 

2013-Feb-PERMISSION SLIP

Service Time Opportunity

Attention scouts

Why:  Here is an opportunity to get service hours for your next rank or to just do your good turn for the day.

What:  John Marchese needs your assistance to pass out flyer to houses in the Wass Neighbor.  The flyer is advertising a bottle drive to fund John’s Eagle Project.

When/Where:  Saturday, February 2, 10 am, Wass School

 

If you have any questions.  Please email John, see email in cc box.

 

Mr. G

Happy New Year!

Next Troop Meetingparty3

Monday, January, 7, 2013

7 pm, Wass Elementary School

Next Campout

January 18-20, 2013

Camp Rotary

Cabin Camping

Permission Slip attached

Scout Recruitment Day

January 27, 2013

2 pm – 4 pm, First United Methodist Church of Troy, (Livernois: Between Square Lake and South Blvd)

Next a few scouts to represent troop to promote scouts to webelos and other potential recruits

Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies

Need at least two scouts to be Akela (must memorize parts by February 11 Meeting) and other scouts to participate in ceremonies. Sign up begins Monday, Jan 7th. Script will be distributed at Monday’s Meeting.

Two Blue and Gold Banquets scheduled so far are:

Pack 1708 (Wass): Tuesday, March 11, 2013

Pack 1705 (Hill): Friday, March 15, 2013

Possibly two other packs to be scheduled.

2013-Jan-PERMISSION SLIP