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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

July Whitewater Rafting Trip

Posted on Jun 4 2014 - 9:22pm

Sign up this week for the Troop 65 Whitewater Rafting Trip, July 11-13!

Enjoy camping and 4-6 hours of rafting on the Youghiogheny River.

Because of age requirements of the outfitter, we'll split into two groups:

  • Top Lobsters & Camo Bearclaw will raft the Lower Yough. Cost $60 plus lodging.
  • Dragon Patrol & Cool Runnings will raft the Upper Yough. Cost $30 for <12; $35 12+ plus lodging.

Lodging costs are still being finalized, but it looks like it'll be about $15 per person.

On Sunday, before returning home, we'll hike to one of Ohiopyle's water falls.

In order to make final arrangements, we need to know this week who plans to go. Money will be due next week, June12.

See the flyer for more details, or talk to Dan C.

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