Category: Troop News
The Apache council Camporee is taking place October 25-27 at Camp Grimes. If you plan on attending, we need you to email Joel D’Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Monday, October 14th will be the deadline to RSVP as we need to prepare for the event.
No troop meeting tonight, meetings resume October 14th.
PLC only will meet tonight at 7 p.m. All newly elected scout leadership should plan on being in attendance.
The troop will again be participating in the Operation Christmas Child community service project, to take place Saturday, November 30th from 7-10 p.m. at their Charlotte processing center. For those that did not participate last year, it truly was an enjoyable project to do. This date is the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, so please take note of this should you wish to volunteer.
Should your scout wish to help, please email Cindy at email@example.com and she will register you. Upon registration you will receive a link to sign an online waiver.
Participation is limited to those 13 years or older. If we do have open spots at the end of registration we will open those spots up to parents as well.
NOTE – MEETING TIME AT CHURCH HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 5:30, NOT 5:00 AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED. PARENTS, THERE WILL BE A BRIEF PARENT MEETING BEFORE DEPARTURE. PLEASE DON’T DROP YOUR SCOUT AND LEAVE BEFORE THE MEETING.
Scouts will travel in Class A uniforms. Please make sure you have $$ for dinner on the way.
Reminder to bring a flashlight/headlamp, mess kit and rain gear.
There is no regular troop meeting Monday, however there will be a PLC meeting for adult and scout leadership on Monday at 7 p.m.
Court of Honor tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Class A uniforms required, and all scout families are asked to be in attendance.
Kings Mountain Trip is Oct 4 – 6. Please bring $$ for dinner on the road Friday night. Email invoices have been sent for patrol food fees, we ask that you pay immediately. You may also pay tomorrow night in person at Court of Honor if you choose not to pay online.
Following is a gear list for the weekend:
Change of Clothes (bring at least one sweatshirt or jacket, plus extra socks)
Rain Gear if needed
Nalgene Type or Refillable Water Bottle
Battery lantern for tent (optional)
Day Pack for carrying lunch on Saturday
Scouts 1st Class or above may bring their own tent if they wish. All other ranks will use troop tents.
All participants going on the Kings Mountain trip have been email invoiced for patrol food. If you have not done so already, please make every effort to settle this charge as soon as possible as we are needing to purchase the food.
Sept. 23rd – Regular Troop meeting at 7.p.m
NOTE FOR SCOUT LEADERSHIP – All recently elected SPL, ASPL, patrol leader, and assistant patrol leader positions are asked to arrive for a brief 6:30 meeting prior to troop meting at 7 p.m.
Sept 28th – Community Service project, Rise Against Hunger, at HUMC. Meet at Hammill Hall, hours of service are 9 – 11 a.m. Wear your Class B shirt. All are asked to wear a baseball cap or head cover for sanitary reasons while working with food, if you do not bring a cap a hairnet will be provided for you. The following scouts/adults have signed up thus far:
If there are any scouts or parents who wish to assist, and are not listed, please email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be registered.
Sept 30th – Court of Honor, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Scout families are asked to be in attendance as we recognize rank advancements and award merit badges as well. We also hope to have a visual presentation of summer camp and Bahamas High Adventure trip highlights.
Oct 4 -6 – Kings Mountain Camping Trip. Details have been supplied in previous email however if you are interested please email Mr. Reeves at email@example.com, or let him know at Monday nights meeting. The final cut off for replying is Sept 27th as we need to make campsite reservations.
Here are details for our first camping trip for the new scout year. Dated of trip will be Friday Oct 6, leave approximately 5:30 p.m. to Sunday Oct 8.
Location: Kings Mountain State Park (Camping) and Kings Mountain National Military Park (Day/Night visits)
Dates: October 4 through October 6
Activities: Camping trip with visits to Kings Mountain National Battlefield Park camp reenactment. Actors will be on site to commemorate the Battle of Kings Mountain (actual dated October 7) with cooking, leatherwork, musket firing, and youth marching drills. We also plan to reserve spots for a candlelight tour of the battlefield on Saturday night. May include hike from Kings Mtn. State Park to Kings Mtn. National Military Park on Saturday October 5. Outdoor skills opportunities for scouts needing sign-offs.
RSVP: Please send an email to Mr. Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in attending. Sign-ups will also be available on Troopmaster website. Trip is currently limited to 18 (scouts and leaders) with 3 campsites (6 per campsite) reserved with first come first served reservation, but can be increased if enough interest.
RSVP Cutoff: Request that you RSVP as soon as possible with cutoff on Thursday, September 26.
The troop will meet for normal meetings Sept 16th and 23rd. Sept 30th will be our Court of Honor at 7 p.m. in the church Sanctuary. Scouts will be recognized for their rank advancements as well as merit badges earned. We ask that all scout families be in attendance for Court of Honor.
Note for those scouts that are selling the Attractions Book Fundraiser…money is due in tomorrow Sept. 16th, cash or check payable to the Troop.
Court of Honor – Monday 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Scout families are asked to be in attendance as we recognize rank advancements and award merit badges. Also, Scout Leadership will talk about troop code of conduct.
Requesting all scouts and at least one parent to attend the Court of Honor on Monday.
Reminder: Saturday 9/28 – Community Service project, Rise Against Hunger, at HUMC Hammill Hall
Hours of service: 9 – 11 AM
Wear Class B shirt. A baseball cap or head cover needed for sanitary reasons while working with food, if you do not bring a cap a hairnet will be provided.