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Troop Meeting, Thursday, October 23, 2014

Posted by carolecraft on Oct 21 2014 - 8:44am

Service Patrol - Dragon Patrol (Arrive at 7:15)

Troop meeting - 7:30

Due this week:

  • Preliminary sign-ups for Wilderness Survival campout (reminder: no grub money required) 

Reminder:

  • We're trying something new for the weekly e-blasts, to take better advantage of some features of the website and reduce duplication of effort.
  • The PLC and Mr. Pullen have developed agendas for upcoming meetings. Those are posted online for easy access. Rather than retyping/copying the content, we're simply going to link to the current agenda file (as above).
  • We will also start putting details about campouts and other events in the calendar, rather than including that info in the announcements. Upcoming and newly updated events appear automatically with each e-blast.
  • To access the agenda, calendar info, and other helpful materials, you'll need to log in to the website. Each scout and at least one of his parents has a user ID and password, which has been provided previously. If you need that info again, please contact Mrs. Craft at carolecraft@live.com

Service Patrols to Help with Set-up and Clean-up

Posted by carolecraft on Oct 20 2014 - 9:42pm

We have begun having a "service patrol" responsible for setting up the room before the meeting, staffing the color guard, then putting the room back in order after the meeting.  Last week Cool Runnings were on duty.  Each week, the service patrol will be included with the agenda in e-call.

The service patrol should arrive by 7:15 to ensure the room is ready and flags are retrieved from the QM.

$1 per Week Dues Begin November 6

Posted by carolecraft on Oct 20 2014 - 9:21pm

Starting November 6, scouts will need to bring in $1 to each troop meeting as part of their dues.

As previously noted, half of the weekly dues will help pay for troop expenses; the other half will be held in the scout's ISA account to be used for camp and scouting gear.

The $1 weekly scout dues will help teach accountability and saving. It will also provide additional responsibilities for patrol leaders and the scribe in collecting and accounting for the weekly monies.

Scouts who miss a week will be expected to bring the $1 for the week(s) missed when they return.

District has a new name!

Posted by carolecraft on Oct 10 2014 - 7:28am

Our new district (combining Conestoga with Steel Valley) now has a new name. We are now the Eagle Valley District

Sunset Hills UP Church Pancake Breakfast and Fall Festival

Posted by carolecraft on Oct 7 2014 - 10:42pm

Help support Pack 65 and our Charter Organization, SHUP, this Saturday at their annual Pancake Breakfast from 8am – noon. Pancakes, sausage & beverage for only $5 (12 and up) and $3 for kids.  Afterwards enjoy the Harvest Festival with games, music, and pumpkins.

E-call for Thursday, October 9, 2014

Posted by carolecraft on Oct 7 2014 - 10:30pm

PLC Meeting - 6:30

Troop Meeting - 7:30

  • Skills Instruction: Knots
  • Interpatrol: Pack trailer 
    • We need to ensure we get the required elements (see link below) for the camp. Mr. Neuhaus is leaving first thing Friday morning so the trailer needs to be ready to go before the meeting ends.
    • Those not assisting will go over how to make shelters.
  • Game: Tug of War

Post meeting – PLC will have a 5 minute recap after the meeting.

Announcements:

  • PLC at 6:30 – SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders and Scribe – attendance required.  We’ll plan the Wilderness Survival themed meetings (Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6) leading to the Wilderness Survival campout on Nov 7.  Be familiar with the Wilderness Survival program in the BSA program features guide prior to attending.  Page 105 of this pdf:  http://www.scouting.org/FILESTORE/pdf/33112_WEB.pdf . We also have them in the troop library.
  • Zombie Campout - For those attending this weekend’s camp, read the guide on our website at the bottom of this page: http://lebotroop65.com/taxonomy/term/4  Pay particular attention to what you HAVE to bring:  mess kit, personal first aid kit, water bottle WITH WATER, and a 4’ to 6’ walking stick with the troop number inscribed (if you don’t have one—start looking for sticks now and pull out your pocket knife!). Those going to camp should bring their packed bags to load on the trailer.
  • Input for District Events - The first ever District Senior Patrol Leader Idea Exchange meeting will be held on, Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Baldwin Community United Methodist Church to discuss new ideas for District Campouts, such as the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. If you have ideas for future District campouts, please share them with Billy.

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