Under the Resources pages is the current newsletter and a couple of permission slips. Remember that tomorrow night we are meeting at the Badland's for Snow Tubing (details in Totem Pole) at 6:30. This is a family and friends event, so please recruit additional participants. The park is opening just for us, so the lines should be short and the weather forecast looks balmy!
Whether or not you are currently signed up, you have the opportunity to earn skiing merit badge this weekend - just show up!
We will meet at Afton Alps at 9:00 AM on Sunday, Feb. 16 in front of the Rental Building at the Alps Chalet. It is anticipated that the Merit Badge work will take 2-3 hours to complete. Lift tickets for the day are $27, and rental is $18 if you don't have your own equipment or pass. Of course, you are free to stay and ski on your own after the merit badge program is complete.
The weather forecast is looking very good for this event!
Thank you to all scouts and leaders that attended the Wolf Center trip this weekend for a great event! We did many fun activities and had some interesting experiences, such as calling for wolves. Many scouts and adult leaders had cameras when we were there, and I assume that plenty of pictures were taken. We would like to collect these pictures for use here on the website and in the slideshow later this year. If you took pictures of this event or any other one so far this year, please send your BEST pictures to email@example.com
or bring your camera or SD card to the Tuesday night meeting so that I can download them. Also, please remember that this Tuesday is a continuation of Emergency Prep Merit Badge and you should come, even if you are not doing this merit badge. The tubing and fencing permission slips are here on the website under the resources/forms
page, so please print them out and turn them in ASAP so that we know if you are planning on coming or not. The fencing waiver is not up yet though. Even though school is canceled on Monday and Tuesday, YES there IS still a troop meeting. I hope to see you all on Tuesday night. Keep warm!
Troop 113 will be starting Emergency Prep Merit Badge again during this week's troop meeting. This merit badge will be done over 4 weeks. The dates are:January 21st, January 28th, February 4th and March 4th (also OA elections). If you have not done this merit badge yet, you should show up and take part. It's fun AND it's required for eagle! To be prepared for it, print out the merit badge workbook below. If you have already done the merit badge, be there anyways, you may be able to help with it or help scouts working on rank advancement. If you are not there on Tuesday, please remember that the International Wolf Center trip to Ely, MN is this weekend and we will be leaving at 5 PM SHARP! There is more information available in your inbox or here
. The troop meeting will start at 6:30 PM. Don't forget to bring your book and wear your class A to earn scout bucks.
If you participated in the camporee, you are almost done with this merit badge. Your last requirement is: Complete the training for ICS-100, Introduction to Incident Command System. Print out the certificate of completion and show it to your counselor. Discuss with your counselor how the ICS compares with Scouting’s patrol method. The link for the on-line training is here: ICS-100 online training.
This is the e-mail sent out by Joe earlier this week with all the info you need about the trip:
We will be meeting at the Scout Building in Lakeside Park at 5:00 PM on Friday. I apologize for announcing the wrong time at the PLC. Duane will be driving us North in a school bus. It is about a 5 hour drive, so we want to get on the road as soon as we can after 5:00 PM. We will be stopping for dinner along the way.
Thank you to the parents who volunteered to drive. While we no longer need you to drive, we will still need your assistance monitoring the 19 Scouts behavior during the trip.
Please bring the following:
$20 for 2 meals on the road
A sleeping bag suitable for sleeping inside a building
A ground pad or cot (we are sleeping on the floor in the Wolf Center Saturday night)
Clothing suitable for both indoor and extended outdoor wear.
You will be outside for 1 hour twice on Saturday. Boots, snow pants, jacket, mittens and a hat are necessary.
Sleeping clothing suitable for sharing a bed with another Scout, Friday night at a motel.
We should be back at the Scout Building between 4:00 and 5:00 PM on Sunday
The following people are registered for the Wolf Center trip the weekend of 1/24 – 26/14:
Dominic S Duane S
Kenneth N Joe R
Nick C Jim F
Travis C Peggy F
Samuel N Scott T
Jack F Cristina T
William C Dave W
Steve F Chris N
If you have any questions please contact me either at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-303-6054
Yours in Scouting, Joe : - )
| The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.
The Nova Awards
There are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each award covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
- Cub Scout Nova awards: Science Everywhere, Tech Talk, Swing!, and 1-2-3 Go!
- Boy Scout Nova awards: Shoot!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh!, and Designed to Crunch
- Venturer Scout Nova awards: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On!, and Numbers Don't Lie
For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch. After that, a Scout can earn three more Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pi (π) pin-on device that attaches to the patch. The patch and the three devices represent each of the four STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The Supernova Awards
The Supernova awards
have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. The requirements and
activities were designed to motivate youth and recognize more in-depth,
advanced achievement in STEM-related activities.
For Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts:
Dr. Louis Alvarez Supernova Award
For Webelos Scouts:
Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award
For Boy Scouts:
Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Bronze Award
Thomas Edison Supernova Silver Award
Dr. Sally Ride Supernova Bronze Award
Wright Brothers Supernova Silver Award
Dr. Albert Einstein Supernova Gold Award
For earning the
Supernova award, Scouts receive a medal and certificate.
All requirements may be found in the Nova awards guidebooks, available through
local Scout shops—one for Cub Scouts, one for Boy Scouts, and one for
Venturers. The requirements can be completed with a parent or an adult leader
as the counselor (for the Nova awards) or mentor (for the Supernova awards).
Each guidebook includes a section for the counselor and mentor.
The Great Rivers District is holding a Merit Badge Day on January 21st. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn Energy, Citizenship in the Community, Nation, World, Camping, and Physical Fitness. The event runs from 9AM to 3PM, details are available at the District website: http://greatrivers.nsbsa.org/
With a very successful inaugural year by all accounts, the Second Sunday Supper program will continue in 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Every scout in Troop 113 is expected to serve twice during 2012. Be sure to sign up early and get the dates you want! . Once signed up, it is the boys’ responsibility to trade days with another scout if a conflict arises.
You can either sign up with Paul Vlasak at a troop meeting or email your preferred dates to email@example.com.
Second Sunday dates are on the Troop Calendar. Set-up begins at 4:30 PM, with clean-up being finished by 6:30 PM. Scouts are expected to serve in their Class A uniform.