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Scouting for Food

Thanks again to Mr. Kaiser, as well as scouts and parents who volunteered to help with Scouting for Food collection today. We appreciate your service to the community and those less fortunate!

SCOUTING FOR FOOD HELP NEEDED

An email was sent recently requesting scout and parent help with Scouting for Food collection this upcoming Saturday. To date, we have had no responses for volunteers, and urgently need parent help in assisting with this project. Scouts that participate will earn community service hours. Our leaders have been helping with the pack on weekends as well, so again, parents are urged to help. Please see below…

Each year all scout troops and packs participate in Scouting for Food, which benefits local food banks.

Yesterday, the pack placed flyers in the Edinburgh, Woodside Falls, Strathmore, and Danby neighborhoods, all located by the church.

Scouts AND parents are greatly needed to drive through these neighborhoods on Saturday February 4th (time TBD but most likely around 10 a.m.) and pick up donated food. The bags will be left on the curbs and doorsteps of homes and should be easily identifiable.

One volunteer will then take all collected food to Harris Teeter in the Arboretum where there will be a large tractor-trailer in the parking lot in which to drop the donations.

Neighborhood driving will take no more than 1/2 hour of your time, and we need volunteers in a bad way! Scouts will also earn community service hours for participation.

If you can help, please email Cindy at friendsof502finance@gmail.com so that we can coordinate.

We thank all parents for helping on this one!

MERIT BADGE OPPORTUNITIES

Following please find some registration links for two upcoming merit badge courses, Coin Collecting and Automotive Maintenance. This is not a troop event however is an individual opportunity. Scouts/parents are responsible for registration, any course fees, and transportation to and from the course.

https://www.mccscouting.org/MBCoinCollecting

https://www.mccscouting.org/content/107781/Merit-Badge—Automotive-Maintenance–Merit-Badge—Automotive-Maintenance

CAMP CARD FUNDRAISER

The BSA Meck County Council camp card fundraiser has begun! For those not familiar, camp cards are a coupon card with both one time use coupons as we all re-usable coupons good until 12/31/23.

Cost per card is $10, with the scout receiving $5 back to their scout account for each card sold. The proceeds can be used towards their yearly dues obligation, summer camp or the high adventure trip.

Cards will be available at our February 6th meeting and the sale will run for one month. No money is due at this time. Cards may be returned if not sold provided they are returned in the condition they were received in. Any unsold cards not returned by March 6th, or cards returned in a damaged condition, will be charged to the scout. Note that this fundraiser is optional, however we do encourage scouts to participate.

Payment for sold cards may be made in cash or check payable to Troop 502.

SCOUTING FOR FOOD

Each year all scout troops and packs participate in Scouting for Food, which benefits local food banks.

Yesterday, the pack placed flyers in the Edinburgh, Woodside Falls, Strathmore, and Danby neighborhoods, all located by the church.

Scouts, leaders AND parents are greatly needed to drive through these neighborhoods on Saturday February 4th (time TBD but most likely around 10 a.m.) and pick up donated food. The bags will be left on the curbs and doorsteps of homes and should be easily identifiable.

One volunteer will then take all collected food to Harris Teeter in the Arboretum where there will be a large tractor trailer in the parking lot in which to drop the donations.

Neighborhood driving will take no more than 1/2 hour of your time, and we need volunteers in a bad way! Scouts will also earn community service hours for participation.

If you can help, please email Cindy at friendsof502finance@gmail.com so that we can coordinate.

We thank all parents for helping on this one!

SCOUTING FOR FOOD

Each year all scout troops and packs participate in Scouting for Food, which benefits local food banks.

Yesterday, the pack placed flyers in the Edinburgh, Woodside Falls, Strathmore, and Danby neighborhoods, all located by the church.

Scouts, leaders AND parents are greatly needed to drive through these neighborhoods on Saturday February 4th (time TBD but most likely around 10 a.m.) and pick up donated food. The bags will be left on the curbs and doorsteps of homes and should be easily identifiable.

One volunteer will then take all collected food to Harris Teeter in the Arboretum where there will be a large tractor trailer in the parking lot in which to drop the donations.

Neighborhood driving will take no more than 1/2 hour of your time, and we need volunteers in a bad way! Scouts will also earn community service hours for participation.

If you can help, please email Cindy at friendsof502finance@gmail.com so that we can coordinate.

We thank all parents for helping on this one!

CAMP CARDS

The BSA Meck County Council camp card fundraiser has begun! For those not familiar, camp cards are a coupon card with both one time use coupons as we all re-usable coupons good until 12/31/23.

Cost per card is $10, with the scout receiving $5 back to their scout account for each card sold. The proceeds can be used towards their yearly dues obligation, summer camp or the high adventure trip.

Cards will be available at our February 6th meeting and the sale will run for one month. No money is due at this time. Cards may be returned if not sold provided they are returned in the condition they were received in. Any unsold cards not returned by March 6th, or cards returned in a damaged condition, will be charged to the scout. Note that this fundraiser is optional, however we do encourage scouts to participate.

Payment for sold cards may be made in cash or check payable to Troop 502.

SCOUTING FOR FOOD

Each year all scout troops and packs participate in Scouting for Food, which benefits local food banks.

Yesterday, the pack placed flyers in the Edinburgh, Woodside Falls, Strathmore, and Danby neighborhoods, all located by the church.

Scouts, leaders AND parents are greatly needed to drive through these neighborhoods on Saturday February 4th (time TBD but most likely around 10 a.m.) and pick up donated food. The bags will be left on the curbs and doorsteps of homes and should be easily identifiable.

One volunteer will then take all collected food to Harris Teeter in the Arboretum where there will be a large tractor trailer in the parking lot in which to drop the donations.

Neighborhood driving will take no more than 1/2 hour of your time, and we need volunteers in a bad way! Scouts will also earn community service hours for participation.

If you can help, please email Cindy at friendsof502finance@gmail.com so that we can coordinate.

We thank all parents for helping on this one!

Troop Update

There will be no troop or PLC meeting on Monday January 30th. We will see everyone back in the building on February 6th.

Pinewood Derby reminder

A reminder that scouts are invited to the Pack’s Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Jan 28th at 9:30 a.m.

Scouts that attend will earn community service hours by assisting cubs with their cars, helping with the race and helping with breakdown of the track, tables and chairs. Scouts may bring a car to race if they wish as well.

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