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E-call for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Posted on Sep 15 2014 - 2:22pm

Troop Meeting - 7:30

  • Elections
  • Skills session: Discuss activities for the Zombie Apocalypse Camporee (October 10-12)
  • Patrol meeting:
    • Preliminary signup for the campout 
    • Each patrol will perform one of the activities they discussed above
  • Game


  • Court of Honor - September 25 in Findley Hall.
    • We need scouts from all patrols to help with presentations at the Court (giving out merit badges, etc.). See Max O. to volunteer.
    • Families welcome! Scouts will receive merit badges earned at summer camp and throughout the summer.
    • Please bring a snack or drink to share. Scouts, please arrive at 6:30 for set-up.
  • Popcorn Sales - Keep selling! See Mrs. Slocum with any questions and to sign up for show-and-sells.

Popcorn Kernel Update

Posted on Sep 15 2014 - 2:18pm

Hey scouts...

Let’s keep up the popcorn sales this week. Only 4 weeks left to sell to your friends and neighbors!

See if mom or dad can take your sheet to work to sell a few items to co-workers. 

Your family members (grandparents and aunts/uncles) often love to help support you in scout fundraising. Contact Mrs. Slocum if you need to sell anything online to long distance relatives—she can get you into the online sales site.

The 4 tin variety pack (master of memories-$35) would be a great value for teacher’s gifts for the holidays...  Let your neighbors who have children in school know about this!

Remember the Steelers tin sale promotion:  If you sell 6 Steelers tins this week, your name will be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini!

We are planning some show-and-sell opportunities—make sure to check with Mrs. Slocum at the "popcorn table" at this week’s meeting.

Wear your Class A's for sales and remember the safety strategies that we went over at the kick-off meeting.

Popcorn will arrive for delivery between Nov 9 and 23.

Call or email with any questions. Thank you! 

E-call for Thursday, September 4, 2014

Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 8:25am
7:15 - Scout and Adult Leader's meeting
7:30 - Troop meeting
  • Nominations
    • Discuss position responsibilities
    • Nominate elected positions
  • Popcorn Sales
  • Interpatrol activity: Firearm Safety
  • Patrol activities
    • Signups for Shooting Campout and Adopt-A-Highway
    • Assign Grubmasters and make menus
    • Create Preliminary Duty Rosters
  • Game: Electric Chair
Due this week:
  • Final signups and payment for Shooting Campout, September 12-14. Cost will be $20 (shooting 22s only) and $25 (shooting 22s and shotguns).Grub money will be covered by the troop.
  • Popcorn Sales begin this week and end October 17. Sell popcorn to benefit the troop and yourself! Proceeds help to pay for gear, campouts, and summer camp.
  • A parents meeting will be held this Thursday in the church library at 7:30.
  • Merit Badge University - If you missed the deadline for signups last week, you have one last chance. Please see Ms. Riess for more info.
  • Adopt-A-Highway is this Saturday at 8:30 am. Meet in the Castle Shannon T Station parking lot. We need your help!
  • Officer Elections - September 18.
  • Court of Honor - September 25 at 7:00 in Findley Hall. Scouts are asked to arrive at 6:30 to help set up.
  • Fall Camporee (Zombie Apocalypse) - October 10-12 and will be held in Boyce Park. The troop needs a scout coordinator for this. Deadline for signups is October 2.

E-call for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 9:40am
7:15 - Scout and Adult Leaders meeting
7:30 - Troop meeting
  • Skills Instruction - Station to station:
    • Types of ammunition (Dan H)
    • How to aim a firearm (Billy R)
    • Gun safety (Max K)
  • Patrol Activities: 
    • Signups for Shooting Campout and Adopt-A-Highway
    • Assign grubmasters and make menus
    • Create preliminary duty rosters
  • Interpatrol Activity - Parts of a firearm (Dan H)
  • Game - Red Rover
  • Popcorn Sales will run September 4 to October 17. Get ready to sell for the troop and yourself! Proceeds help pay for gear, campouts, and summer camp!
  • Parent meeting - September 4, 7:30 pm, in the church library.
  • Adopt-A-Highway - September 6 at 8:30 am. Meet in the Castle Shannon "T" Station parking lot.
  • The Shooting Campout is September 12-14 at Heritage Reservation. Grub money will be covered by the troop. There will be a fee for ammunition--waiting to hear the amount from the camp.
  • Officer Elections - September 18.
  • Court of Honor - September 25, 7:00 pm, in Findley Hall. Families invited.
  • Fall Camporee (Zombie Apocalypse) - October 10-12 at Boyce Park. We need a scout coordinator for this event.

Important Request - Help Rename Our District

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 9:14am

The Conestoga and Steel City districts are being merged into one district to better deliver the Scouting program in our area.

The leaders need our help in naming the new district.

Each Pack, Troop, and Venturing Crew is asked to submit three names for the new district. Name submissions are due by October 1, 2014.

In addition, each Pack, Troop, and Venturing Crew is invited to send two scouts and two adults to the District Naming Summit, to be held at Baldwin Community Methodist Church prior to the October Roundtable, on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 6:15 pm.

Please be thinking about names. We’ll be talking about ideas in the weeks to come so we can submit three suggestions from Troop 65. Also, think about whether you'd like to participate in the District Naming Summit.

For more information about the process of merging the districts, please see the attached letter from the District Chairman, Frank Martin. 

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).

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