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Summer Camp

We are not sure if our campsite at Daniel Boone has picnic tables available for seating. Please feel free to bring a camp chair if you wish.

SUMMER CAMP

We are not sure if scouts will be required to take a swim test at camp. All leaders and scouts should pack a bathing suit regardless of whether they are taking a water-based merit badge or not.

We will see all Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Summer Camp Reminders

We will meet at the church next Sunday, July 21st at 8:30 a.m. for camp departure.  Please bring cash for lunch on the way. Please also recall that the camp has a trading post for snacks and souvenirs, cash for that is optional and at parents discretion.

Full Class A uniforms are not only required for travel but are mandatory to be worn at dinner each evening.

If you scout routinely takes medication, including OTC such as Tylenol, allergy, etc., please bring them in a ziploc bag labeled with scout’s name and dosage information.  These will be collected by a leader prior to leaving the church.

While we prefer that all scouts leave their phones at home, with parental permission we will allow scouts to use their phones in the car on the way to camp, provided they have ear buds.  Once at camp ALL phones will be collected and locked up for the week by one of our leaders.  Phones will be returned as they exit the camp on the way home.  Please note that there are no hand held games or other types of technology allowed at any time at camp. If there is a true emergency and your scout needs to contact you, a leader will accompany him to the main office.

Make sure you bring your merit badge workbooks with your pre-requisities (if any)!

Our troop code of conduct will be enforced for the week.  Please relay to your scout the importance of adhering to instructions of both our adult leaders and scout leadership that will be with them for the week.  Our first priority is the health and safety of all scouts, in addition to having a great experience.

Fishing Trip Details

For those attending this upcoming weekend’s fishing trip, please arrive at the church at 4 p.m.  We will be taking the church bus, eat dinner on the road and anticipate getting to North Myrtle Beach later that evening.

Class B uniform only required for this trip.

We will be going on the deep sea fishing trip early Saturday and returning late on Saturday night (approximately midnight).  We will call parents in advance for pick up. 

Along with normal camping gear, please bring motion sickness medicine, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, rain gear, and day pack.  Scouts have been invoiced for the charter boat fees, so please check your email to settle the invoice promptly.

Scouts also need cash for 3 meals.. dinner Friday night, and Saturday breakfast and dinner. Sandwiches will be provided for lunch on Saturday.

Matthews Alive Sign-Ups

We have three slots still available for Matthews Alive,  Saturday 8/31 from 8 to 10:30 pm, Sunday 9/1 from 3:30 to 6 pm and Monday 9/2 from noon to 2:30 pm.

If you have NOT already selected a spot and wish to do participate, please select one of the remaining times.  Please do not sign up for a second slot at this time as we want to give all a chance to participate.

I need to have the roster in to the event organizers within the coming weeks, so please sign up when you can.  If you have any questions please contact Cindy at cschnall30@gmail.com.

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Summer Camp

For those that are attending summer camp (in 2 weeks!) we will be meeting at the church on July 21st at 8:30 a.m.  Scouts should arrive in full class A uniform, and have eaten breakfast at home.  We will stop on the way for lunch before we arrive at camp.  We will send another reminder prior to Sunday.

 

Troop Golf Outing

A reminder that our troop golf outing fundraiser is Friday August 23rd, at Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land.  We are in need of players, hole sponsorships, SWAG bag items, etc.

A player and hole sponsorship form is attached.  We need participation and support from all our scout families to help make the event a success.  Proceeds from the yearly event helps prevent dues increases and supports our overall scout program with purchasing new equipment, activity fees, etc.   If you have any questions, please email Cindy at cschnall30@gmail.com.

2019 BSA Troop 502 Golf Outing (1) (1)

 

BSA Troop 502 Golf Outing Sponsorship Form

Matthews Alive Sign-Up Link

Attached please find a sign-up genius link for those wishing to work Matthews Alive this year.  For those that are new to this fundraiser, Matthews Alive is a festival held in Matthews on Labor Day weekend.  Our troop has been assigned the Atomic Blaster game, see below for brief information, and we man this booth for the entire festival weekend. Scouts (including one adult or parent) work the booth in shifts. Please note that since the festival hours are extended this year, shifts range in time. Scouts are “paid” for the hours they work.  Typically, we garner anywhere from $80 to $110 per hour on a good weather weekend.  Money they earn is applied to their scout dues obligation, with the remainder on account for trip fees or summer camp fees. This is an excellent way to pay scout dues with a few hours of effort.  More details to come as to logistics of the weekend, however, please only sign up for one spot at this time until all have had a chance to take a slot if they wish. If there are available slots after that I will advise.  Also, please do not commit to a slot unless you are very certain that you can cover that shift.  We must man the booth at all times.  If you have further questions, please contact Cindy at cschnall30@gmail.com.

 

SIGN UP LINK:

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Summer Camp Drivers Needed

We are in great need for additional drivers for summer camp.  We need at least one driver with a van or similar or two drivers with sedan type car.

We need volunteers to drive to camp on Sunday (July 21st) and other volunteers to pick up the following Saturday (July 27th).  The camp is about 1/2 hour past Asheville in Canton, NC.

We will provide additional information in the next week or so regarding departure time on Sunday the 21st.

If you can assist, please email Cindy at cschnall30@gmail.com and also advise which day you are able to help.  Thank you!

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A Few High Adventure Trip Photos

Our High Adventure crew is returning back to the U.S. today from the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas, however we do have a sneak peek at some photos from their trip.  We will be able to hear about the entire experience plus view more photos at our next Court of Honor slated for when we return back to regular scout meetings.

 

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