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Partners in the Rally for Unity

Posted by jaypullen on Dec 8 2016 - 8:38pm

Scouts and families of Troop 65.

Troop 65 has joined our state representative, Dan Miller as a partner in the Rally for Unity that he is putting together in response to, "several identity-based or hate-related incidents recently in and around our community".  The rally is being put together to bring the community of Mt Lebanon together and publicly show that these types of incidents will not be tolerated.  In Rep Miller's words, they..."need to be condemned for what they are- completely at odds with the shared values of inclusion and acceptance that so many of us cherish here in Mt. Lebanon."

The Rally will be held at the Mt Lebanon Main Park at 901 Cedar Ave. on Sunday, Dec 18th from 4:30 - 5:30.  I encourage everyone to attend.

I feel it's important that we as scouts show our support for our community because our values of being friendly, courteous, kind, as well as brave demand that we speak out and support our community as a whole, as well as the individuals within this community.  Our oath also states that we will..."help other people at all times", and adding our Troop's name as a partner to this small effort shows that we do not condone identity based and hate related violence whether it's physical or verbal.

 Jay Pullen

No Thurs Troop Mtg--Broomball on Friday!

Posted by jaypullen on Dec 5 2016 - 8:55pm
  • There is no troop meeting on Thursday, and instead we are getting together on Friday for our annual Broomball event at the Mt Lebo Rec Center.
  • Sign up on the website so we know how much pizza to get.  It's from 9pm - 10pm
  • Attention all scouts 14 and older!  The Lebo Venturing crew is having their annual rock climb at REI.  I asked them if our older guys could go and they said, "ABSOLUTELY!"  But they need to know how many by this Thursday.  So, you older guys talk amongst yourselves, get together and lets get a group to go.  Venturing is a great next step in your scouting career.  Its for males and females, 14-21.  They are very laid back.  Meet only twice a month, don't wear uniforms, and plan mostly high adventure outings.  You can have a duel membership in the Troop and the Crew.  But this is just a fun outing, so please email me by Thursday if you are interested in going so I can let them know.  jay.pullen@gmail.com  
  • For anyone who may be looking for Christmas gifts for your favorite scout, here is a website I really like with some suggestions for all kinds of gear.  https://scoutmastercg.com/outdoor-gear-scouts/  When I first got started with the Troop, I listened to all of Clarke Greene's podcasts.  His articles are informative and his advice is usually spot on.  If you want to learn more about the scouting movement, then this is a great website to waste a lot of time!

Board Game Night!!!

Posted by jaypullen on Nov 29 2016 - 6:39am
  • It's the annual Troop 65 board game night.  What does that mean, you ask????
    • Scouts come in your pajamas (or loungeware, or sweats, or whatever is comfy)  big, obnoxious slippers are encouraged!
    • Bring a board game to play.  Do you have a favorite board game you play at home that you could bring?  We'll have the whole hour and a half.  At any moment there will be 6 or 7 different games going on.
    • No electronics--this is old school.  The electronics camp is coming up in January, this is for board games.  (by the way, sign up now for the electronics camp!)
    • No flag ceremony, no announcements, no skills training...just games
  • Committee meeting for the adults at 7pm.   All parents welcome and encouraged to attend.  This is a chance to see what's going on with the troop, give input, or just listen.
  • Sign up for broomball now.  There will be no troop meeting Dec 8th, and instead we'll meet at the Mt Lebo rec center on Friday from 9pm-10pm for a rousing hour of broomball.
  • Court of Honor will be December 15th.  Make sure you finish up your rank requirements and ask for your scoutmaster's conference.

Troop Committee Meeting this Thursday evening @7pm. All parents welcome

Posted by gretchenriess on Nov 28 2016 - 6:43pm

*Troop Committee Meeting this Thursday eve, Dec 1st @ 7pm in the library (the room off from where the boys meet).

All committee meetings are open to all parents. Please stop in and see what goes on 'behind the scenes' of Troop 65.  It sounds much more exciting that what it is, but we welcome parents at any time to see what it's all about.  It's also a great opportunity to provide any feedback you may have and to get involved!

If you have any questions about the committee or about getting involved in any way please call.

Gretchen Riess

Troop Committee Chair

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by jaypullen on Nov 24 2016 - 2:13pm

To all the Troop 65 scouts and families, I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving!

Amongst the hustle and bustle...the beginning of the holiday season, now is a time to reflect on how blessed we are to have what we have.  Before sitting down to your Thanksgiving bounty, I would encourage each of us to take a moment and reflect upon all the things you have to be thankful for, and send out positive thoughts and prayers to all those around the world as well as in our own community that do not have the security of a home, or have to constantly worry about where their next meal is coming from.  I don't say that to make anyone feel guilty, but to feel thankful for what we have been blessed with while not forgetting that it is also our responsibility to be helpful and kind to those around us.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Mr Pullen

Last meeting before THANKSGIVING!

Posted by jaypullen on Nov 16 2016 - 7:23am
  • We'll talk about the characteristics of teams and ethics and values
  • Sign up now for Broomball at the Rec Ctr. on Friday, Nov 9th
  • No meeting next week...Happy Thanksgiving! (I know, right?!  Already!)
  • The following week is game night.  Show up in your PJ's and bring a board game.
  • Simon's Eagle project fundraiser. He's hosting a Thanksgiving dinner @ St. Paul's on Washington Rd. Families are welcome $10 per adult (14 and up) and one adult and one child $15.  Family of two adults and kids $25.  Or, you can also sign up to help serve.  Talk to Simon for details.