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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).

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.  

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