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E-call for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 11:15pm

Troop Meeting: 7:15 for Annual Mini-Golf Tournament.

  • Meet at the newly refurbished Cool Springs Minature Golf Course.
  • Cost is $8 per game; pay at Cool Springs.
  • Families invited.
  • Please arrive by 7:15 so we can start playing by 7:30.
  • Construction is ongoing, so the site is still a little rough, but safe. 


  • The PLC will meet this Tuesday. Call Max for time and location.
  • Alex T's Eagle Court is this Friday, August 22, at 7 pm at the Flag Retirement Circle in South Park (location "TT" on map). He would like some scouts to post the colors and participate in the candle ceremony. If you would like to help out, please contact Alex.
  • Parent meeting - Sept 4 at 7:30. All parents are encouraged to attend a parent meeting with the Troop Committe to discuss the 2014-15 program calendar and budget. Watch for details.
  • Elections will take place next month. Scouts interested in holding a leadership position should review the position descriptions and consider their goals and how they can help the troop. 
  • Shooting Campout - September 12-14. Mark your calendars; signups start this week.
  • Fishing Derby at Heritage Reservation - September 20. This will be a one-day event. $45 per person and $10 for boat rental. Find out more here
  • Community Service - We have two opportunities to help out in the community. Please let Billy know if you would be interested in the following:
    • Military appreciation night with Mt. Lebanon Football, Friday, September 5, at about 7 pm. If we have interest, we will contact the organizers to see how we could be involved.
    • Mt Lebanon Pumpkin Patch Parade, Saturday, Oct 25, at 11 am (follows Washington Road into Uptown Mt Lebanon).

E-call for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Posted on Jul 29 2014 - 8:32pm

Troop Meeting - 7:30

***We will meet in Findley Hall. Please do not go upstairs to Crystal Hall--the janitor is waxing the floors***

Interpatrol activity: Building traps and snares (Joe C)

  • Scouts should each bring 3 sticks all about 1-1/2 inches in diameter - 1 about 8 inches, 1 about 12 inches, and 1 about 16 inches.
  • Scouts who have their totin' chip should also bring a pocket knife.


  • If you still have troop/patrol gear from the last camp out, please bring return it to the QM.
  • Thank you to Mrs. Slocum for volunteering to be this year's Popcorn Kernel. Stay tuned for news about the popcorn fundraiser.

E-call for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Posted on Jul 16 2014 - 8:14am

Troop meeting - 7:30 at the church

We are starting a new theme: Science and engineering.


  • Adopt-a-Highway is THIS Saturday at 8:30 (meet at Castle Shannon T station). If this is your first time participating, please bring a signed release form.

E-call for Thursday, July 3, 2014

Posted on Jul 1 2014 - 10:55pm

NO TROOP MEETING this week because of the holiday. Happy 4th of July!


  • PLC next Thursday at 6 pm at Dormont pool. Regular meeting at Dormont pool--more details to follow.  
  • Rafting trip is July 11-13. Folks going on the trip should have received an email from Daniel C this week with additional information and consent forms.
  • Adopt-a-Highway is July 19.  

E-call for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 10:36pm
Troop Meeting - 7:30
  • Interpatrol Meeting: Finalize planning for Summer Camp
  • Patrol Meeting: Aquatics
Summer Camp-
  • All scouts going to summer camp should bring their gear to the meeting.
  • Scouts should bring their summer camp blue cards to give to Mr. Weissert.
  • Health Forms must be turned in for Summer Camp. If you do not have a Health Form, you will not be able to go to camp.
  • Be sure to complete all of your pre-requisites for your merit badges. Bring all equipment needed for your merit badges.
  • Be prepared for wet weather. Bring waterproof gear, especially boots or shoes (2 pairs recommended).
  • Class B uniforms will be available this Thursday.
  • If you intend to bring food with you, it can not stay in your tent. Be prepared to hang it from a tree.
  • Follow the gear checklist to ensure that you do not forget anything.
  • Mr. Pullen and Mr. Weissert will be leaving for Summer Camp with 4 scouts on Saturday to prepare the campsite.
  • Meet Sunday morning in the Howe School parking lot at 10:45 am to leave for Summer Camp. 
Other - 
  • Adopt-A-Highway has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 19th.

E-call for Thursday, June 5, 2014

Posted on Jun 4 2014 - 9:23pm

Court of Honor - 7:00

  • Families welcome!
  • Scouts, please arrive at 6:30 for set up.
  • Please bring a light snack or drink to share.
  • Wear Class A uniform.

Due this week:

  • Red, cotton t-shirt for Class B uniform. To be screen-printed with troop logo. Please write your name on the shirt/tag in Sharpie.
  • Preliminary sign-ups for July rafting trip. See flyer or talk to Dan C.


  • This Saturday, June 7, is the PLC annual planning meeting. Starts at 10 am in Findley Hall. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Should run 'til 4 pm.
  • June 14 is the next Adopt-a-Highway. Talk to Mr. Pullen if you have questions. New scouts and parents, please fill out a DOT release form.
  • Bring in blue cards for summer camp merit badges.
  • Thank you from the Blahut family for making last week's Eagle Court of Honor so special! If you took pictures at the event, the family would love if you'd share some good shots--please send them to Mrs. Blahut