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MEETINGS:

No meeting May 30th in observance of Memorial Day

Court of Honor will be Monday June 6th, and this will be our final gathering until departure for summer camp on June 26th. ALL troop parents and family are expected to attend Court of Honor. Regular troop meetings will resume late August/early September.

HIGH ADVENTURE 2023 TRIP PLANNING

We will have a brief parent/scout meeting immediately following Court of Honor on June 6th for those interested in attending our high adventure trip in Summer, 2023. Please come prepared with places YOU would like to visit as this is your trip. High Adventure trips are generally limited to those 1st class and above, however consideration can be made with lower ranks based upon the scout’s age, level of maturity and commitment within the scouting program.

MEDICAL FORMS

Upon first glance, many of the medical forms submitted last year are now expired. Scouts cannot attend summer camp without an updated form, with Parts A and B completed by a parent/guardian and Part C completed by a physician. A current medical card, front and back is also needed. Please make every effort to get your form completed now. If there are any concerns please email Mr. Rayapalli at rayapalli@gmail.com.

Troop Re-Charter Fees

All adult leaders, committee members and scouts had been invoiced in April for council re-charter fees. Thank you to those who have already paid their re-charter fee obligation, however, we still have some outstanding invoices. If you are not sure if you already paid, or if you need to be invoiced again, please reach out to Cindy at cschnall30@gmail.com and we can advise and send another invoice if needed.

Since the troop has already laid out funds on behalf of all that were re-chartered, we ask that this obligation be satisfied as soon as possible. Thank you!

Eagle Required Merit Badge Clinic

For those interested, there will be a merit badge clinic on Saturday, June 11th, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. There will be an offering of eight merit badge classes taught by a team of adult leaders, including a fire department captain and a professor of engineering. This is an individual opportunity, not a troop event. If you wish to attend, there is a registration link provided. You must register on your own as well as provide transportation to and from the class. The class fee is $20 with no lunch provided (bring your own) or $30 with pizza, drink and dessert. When registering, please check that there are no pre-requisites needed for your class. If you are attending and need a blue card, please see an adult leader at any upcoming meeting.

Classes offered are:

Communications

Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenship in the World

Emergency Preparedness

Engineering

Textiles

Scholarship/Reading (joint class)

Registration:https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/eagle-day-2022/2913227

No Troop or PLC meeting tonight

Please note that scouts will NOT be meeting tonight in order to allow leaders and scouts to regroup from the busy weekend. We will see everyone Monday March 23rd.

Parents please mark your calendars for our next court of honor on June 6th whereby we will acknowledge our scout’s merit badges earned, rank advancements, as well as have a final update before scouts leave for summer camp.

Canoe Trip Arrival Time

We will have multiple drivers leaving from the church starting at 4 p.m. While we realize that some scouts are still in school at that late time, we ask that you arrive as soon as possible after dismissal. We would like to leave no later than 4:30 for all drivers.

Please eat before you arrive, and of course travel is in Class A uniform. If there is any change to this schedule we will advise.

Canoe Trip Information

When: Friday May 13- Sunday May 15

Time: – Departure time TBD – return Sunday approximately 2 p.m.

Where: Lake James State Park

The troop will not be stopping for dinner, so please eat before arriving at the church.

As of today, forecast calls for light rain for the weekend. Be prepared with appropriate clothing.

We wear Class A for travel and Class B for canoeing.

Scout 10 Basic Essentials are required on all outdoor scout events (Handbook
pg. 268), except, we will be in bear country, so don’t carry snacks in your
personal gear this trip; pack all food and mess kits separately.  All food,
drinks, soap, scented toiletries, coolers, etc. must be stored inside one food
locker.

Pack light. Don’t overpack. Bring quick drying clothes, socks and shoes (no cotton this trip), light and
medium base layers (pants and tops), jacket and 30° sleeping bag and sleep
clothes.

We will have troop tents.  Hammocks are allowed on this trip.

Optional equipment: drybags, water shoes, small waterproof battery-operated
lantern, paddling gloves, swim shorts. Bring fishing gear if you have it and
want to fish. 

Lake James is a 6,800-acre reservoir with depths up to 120
feet. Largemouth and White Bass are favorite target species of sporting
anglers, while Walleye and Crappie are the focus of those hoping for fish
dinner. Large pike, muskie, catfish and stripers are also in the lake.

Scouts:

Januda

Braeden

Yasindu

Ben

Jack

John

Miles

Joel

Jathin

Anoop

Scouts not on list, please email sm@troop502.com if you also want to attend.

Leaders

Mr. Fisher

Mr. Kaiser

Mr. Hess

Mr. Govinda

Mr. V

Memorial Day Flag Event

On Saturday, May 28th, our troop will be participating in the Mecklenburg County Council’s flag distribution day. Flags will be placed at every Veteran’s gravesite, and the event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Flags are provided by the council.

We will be placing the flags at the Sharon Memorial Cemetery, 5716 Monroe Rd, Charlotte 28212

Parent drivers may be needed based upon the RSVP count from the scouts. Parents are also invited and encouraged to participate as well in this event.

If you wish to participate, please email spl@troop502.com and copy sm@troop502.com as well as we need to register with the council. RSVP date for this event is by Monday, May 9th.

Community Service hours will be given to all scouts that participate.

Summer Camp Meeting Reminder

A reminder that we will hold our parent summer camp information meeting tonight while scouts attend their regular meeting. Hope to see all there.

Summer Camp Parent Meeting

For parents of scouts attending summer camp, we will be having a brief informational meeting this Monday, May 2nd at 7:15 p.m. We will meet upstairs where scouts conduct their meetins. Logistics, camp gear needed, medical forms. and other items for the week will be discussed. This will be our only meeting regarding this, so please make every effort to attend.

Troop Meeting Update

Note that there is no regular troop meeting tonight. The PLC only will be meeting at 7 p.m.

Troop meetings will resume May 2nd.

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