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Announcements: June 16

posted Jun 16, 2019, 3:16 PM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

Our monthly Buck Night is THIS Tuesday, June 18 from 6-7:30 PM and we need you to please sign-up for food: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/xYjj6XWEJcM. Even if you cannot attend, we ask that you try to contribute what is needed, otherwise we do not have enough food for everyone. Food/drinks can be dropped off at 5:45 PM.

Fourth of July is almost here so that means Community Day in the main Forest Hills park. We need volunteers to help in the drink booth so the sign-up sheet is here: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/sNK8v5GnKUo. Also we need Scouts to arrive by 9 AM in Class A's to help set-up chairs and then raise the flag at 10 AM.

There is still a spot open to attend next summer's Philmont trip so if any Scout is interested in going. Please contact Mr. DeVito if interested. If no Scout is interested, then the spot will be given to an adult who wants to go.

Please see my dedicated email on Summer Camp readiness. All paperwork is due June 25! And remember that we need set-up help and drivers. See sign-up sheets on the website. If you did not take the swim test, you can do so at summer camp.

For Scouts planning Eagle projects, you must be aware of "BSA Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations or Excavations." You need to make sure that the Scouts you ask to volunteer are age appropriate for the tasks at hand. These guidelines are on the Troop website in the Document Library.

We have an opportunity to volunteer at the Wilmerding Community Center (former Wilmerding YMCA @ 1 Memorial Field, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania 15148) to help them prepare for their grand opening this summer. Our Scouts are needed to work outside, laying down new weedblocker, fixing the landscaping, and cleaning up around the grounds and parking lots. Scouts will earn SERVICE HOURS for helping. The clean up days will be Monday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 26. I've created a sign-up sheet for two shifts each of these two days.

Announcements: June 6

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:27 AM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

Mr. DeVito announced on Tuesday that a spot has opened up for next summer's Philmont trip so if any Scout is interested in going, please contact him ASAP. If no Scout is interested, then the spot will be given to an adult who wants to go.

Please see my dedicated email on Summer Camp readiness. All paperwork is due June 25! We will be conducting our swim test next Tuesday, June 11 at the Forest Hills pool from 5:30-7:15 PM. Even if you're not going to summer camp, it's still good to take the test so that you can participate in any future aquatics activity (both Scouts and adults). 

The June campout permission slip is due June 11. To help prepare for the museum tour, please visit the Air Force Museum website https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ to preview the exhibits and planes you may be seeing there. The more you know the more you will get out of our visit. 

For those going backpacking this coming weekend, please meet at FHPC on Saturday, June 8 at 7 AM SHARP. Plus Mr. Lessman created a "Packing Your Backpack for Philmont" which is on the website under Checklists.

The next Buck Night is Tuesday, June 18 from 6-7:30 PM. Here's is the sign-up sheet if you want to get first dibs: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/xYjj6XWEJcM

We have an opportunity to volunteer at the Wilmerding Community Center (former Wilmerding YMCA @ 1 Memorial Field, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania 15148) to help them prepare for their grand opening this summer. Our Scouts are needed to work outside, laying down new weedblocker, fixing the landscaping, and cleaning up around the grounds and parking lots.
Scouts will earn SERVICE HOURS for helping. The clean up days will be Monday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 26. I've created a sign-up sheet for two shifts each of these two days.

Announcements: June 3

posted Jun 3, 2019, 7:44 AM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

Class B's can now be worn again to Troop meetings unless otherwise informed.

Please see my dedicated email on Summer Camp readiness. All paperwork is due June 25! Plus I sent out the menu and how to inform the camp of any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

The June campout permission slip is here and due June 11. To help prepare for the museum tour, please visit the Air Force Museum website https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ to preview the exhibits and planes you may be seeing there. The more you know the more you will get out of our visit. 

For those going backpacking this coming weekend, please meet at FHPC on Saturday, June 8 at 7 AM SHARP.

The monthly PLC meeting is this Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at St. Maurice.

The next Buck Night is Tuesday, June 18 from 6-7:30 PM. Here's is the sign-up sheet if you want to get first dibs: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/xYjj6XWEJcM.

Announcements: May 30

posted May 30, 2019, 2:27 PM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

Troop 90,

Class B's can now be worn again to summer Troop meetings unless otherwise informed.

Please see my dedicated email on Summer Camp readiness. All paperwork is due June 25! Plus I sent out the menu and how to inform the camp of any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

The June campout permission slip is here! It's attached and online and due June 11. To help prepare for the museum tour, please visit the Air Force Museum website https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ to preview the exhibits and planes you may be seeing there. The more you know the more you will get out of our visit. 

The monthly PLC meeting is next Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at St. Maurice.

Adults: Our monthly Troop Committee meeting is this Sunday, June 2 at FHPC at 7:30 PM. All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

Announcements: May 27

posted May 27, 2019, 2:52 PM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

We will be celebrating Jerome Hall's Eagle Court of Honor at tomorrow's Troop meeting (May 28). All Scouts should come in their full Class A uniforms with merit badge sash. Then the week after you can go back to Class B's.

Please see my dedicated email on Summer Camp readiness sent yesterday.

The permission slip for the June 8-9 backpacking trip at Oil Creek State Park is due tomorrow, May 28. It will be a rigorous hike!

The June campout permission slip is coming soon, but in the meantime to help prepare for the museum tour, please visit the Air Force Museum website https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ to preview the exhibits and planes you may be seeing there. The more you know the more you will get out of our visit. 

The monthly PLC meeting is next Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at St. Maurice.

Adults: Our monthly Troop Committee meeting is next Sunday, June 2 at FHPC at 7:30 PM.

Summer Camp Readiness

posted May 27, 2019, 5:30 AM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

Many of the merit badges require the completion of prerequisites so please be sure you are aware of what they are and complete them. If you would like a list and schedule of the merit badges your Scout is signed up for, then please let me know.

Any Scouts (or adults) with a food allergy must alert me by June 4 so that I can inform the camp and start making proper accommodations. I will be asking you to complete and submit an online form to Laurel Highlands Council so that they are fully aware of your son's needs.

To get familiar with Heritage Reservation and what you need to get ready, I encourage you to visit the Troop website under Summer Camp 2019. There you will find:
  • Summer camp checklist (what to bring/not bring)
  • Heritage Reservation Guidebook (everything you want to know about camp)
  • Directions if you've never been
  • BSA Health/Medical form (Parts A-C)
  • LHC Supplemental Form

Tuesday, June 25 is a VERY important date! All Scouts and adults going to summer camp must submit to Mr. Seeman:
  • BSA Health and Medical Form (Parts A-B-C). Remember that Part C requires a physical examination by your doctor. (Adults: you only need Part C if you'll be staying in camp 72+ hours.)
  • LHC Supplemental Medical Form for both Scouts and adults.
  • BSA Youth Protection Training certificate (adults only)
  • PA Clearance (3) documents (adults only)
  • Copy of your insurance card (front and back) for both Scouts and adults.


A word on these forms...

Summer Camp Medical Forms

 

All Scouts and adults (even if you are staying at camp only part of the week) attending summer camp must submit a current and complete BSA medical form to Heritage. The medical form consists of parts A, B, and C.  In addition Heritage Reservation requires a supplemental form indicating what medications and over the counter medications may be administered.  The BSA medical forms and the supplemental form are available on the troop website

 

Some important reminders about the medical forms:

     Part A:  the signature of the Scout and the parent are required or just the adult if it is their own form

     Part B:  include dates for vaccinations (give approximate dates if necessary)

     Part C:   the physical exam must be signed and dated by the person giving the exam - the exam must be dated after July 15, 2018

    Please also Attach a copy of the front and back of the scout's or family's medical insurance card(s).

 

We cannot take a Scout to camp if any of the medical forms are missing or incomplete.  The staff at Heritage will not permit the Scout to stay at camp if any medical forms are missing or incomplete.  Again please turn in all medical forms by June 25 to Mr. Seeman.  If you will be unable to submit the forms by this date, please let me know when you will be able to give us the completed forms.


The Troop is staying in Camp Liberty in campsites Fort Moultrie and Plymouth; just list one site when you complete the LHC Supplemental Form since we do not know exactly which site each Scout will be in at this date.


Summer Camp Setup Crew

Scouts and adults are needed to go to Heritage Reservation a day early on Saturday, July 6th to help set-up for summer camp. Only Scouts 1st class and above are eligible. If you are interested in helping, then please sign-up here: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/W9hMC2MsAr0. PLEASE NOTE: Mrs. Brucker has final say on which Scouts go. This list is simply a way for Scouts to show their interest.


Swim Test

We will be conducting swim tests in advance of going to summer camp to help with the check-in process. We will conduct them at the Forest Hills Pool on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 - 7:15 PM. Scouts are not required to pay to get into the pool; tell the person at the gate that they are there to take a swim test for Boy Scouts. Please see this link for information about the test and what is required to pass it: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/BSA_Swim_Test.

 


Summer Camp Drivers

We need parents to sign-up to drive 45 Scouts to Summer Camp on Sunday, July 7th as well as parents to drive these Scouts home from Summer Camp on Saturday, July 13th.  Please sign-up on the via the sign-up sheet here: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/M+$KVwLjrHc.


We will meet in the parking lot of the Woodland Hills High School at 9AM on Sunday, July 7 as our departure point and time. We do NOT meet at FHPC.


Please let me know if you have any questions as we prepare to go to camp SIX weeks from today!

Announcements: May 23

posted May 25, 2019, 5:11 AM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

We will be celebrating Jerome Hall's Eagle Court of Honor at the next Troop meeting on May 28. All Scouts should come in their full Class A uniforms with merit badge sash. Then the week after you can go back to Class B's.

Troop 90 will be participating in the annual Memorial Day service at the Forest Hills Borough Building on Greensburg Pike on Monday, May 27. We need to help set-up chairs so please arrive at 10 AM in your Class A uniform. The service starts at 11 AM. We will participate in the flag raising ceremony. Lunch follows.

Summer Camp Reminders
  • Any Scouts (or adults) with a food allergy must alert me by June 4 so that I can inform the camp and start making proper accommodations.
  • All Scouts AND adults going to summer camp MUST submit their BSA Health and Medical Form (Parts A-B-C) to Mr. Bill Seeman by June 25 at the very latest. Remember that Part C requires a physical examination by your doctor. 
  • You need to submit the LHC Supplemental Medical Form by June 25 for both Scouts and adults.
  • Adults (including leaders) also need to submit a copy of your BSA Youth Protection certificate, plus copies of your three PA Clearance documents by June 25.
  • A copy of your insurance card (front and back) must also be submitted by June 25.
  • Many of the merit badges require the completion of prerequisites so please be sure you are aware of what they are and complete them.
  • We will be taking our swim tests at the Forest Hills pool on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30-7:15 PM.
The next backpacking trip will be June 8-9 at Oil Creek State Park. The permission slip is online and due May 28. It will be a rigorous hike!

The June campout permission slip is coming soon, but in the meantime to help prepare for the museum tour, please visit the Air Force Museum website https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ to preview the exhibits and planes you may be seeing there. The more you know the more you will get out of our visit. 

Announcements: May 20

posted May 20, 2019, 4:11 AM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

Thank you to those Scouts and families who helped at Saturday's work day for FHPC. Your help was MUCH appreciated!

Our first Buck Night is HERE this Tuesday, May 21 from 6-7:30 PM. It's important that every family sign up for at least ONE item (even if you cannot attend): http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/xYjj6XWEJcM. Right now we need LOTS of hot dogs and buns. Please consider inviting family and friends to join us.

Troop 90 has been asked by the Borough to participant in the annual Memorial Day service at the Borough Building on Monday, May 27. We need to help set-up chairs so please arrive at 10 AM in your Class A uniform. The service starts at 11 AM. We will participate in the flag raising ceremony. Lunch follows.

Summer Camp Reminders
  • All Scouts AND adults going to summer camp MUST submit their BSA Health and Medical Form (Parts A-B-C) to Mr. Bill Seeman by June 25 at the very latest. Remember that Part C requires a physical examination by your doctor. 
  • You need to submit the LHC Supplemental Medical Form by June 25 for both Scouts and adults.
  • Adults (including leaders) also need to submit a copy of your BSA Youth Protection certificate, plus copies of your three PA Clearance documents by June 25.
  • A copy of your insurance card (front and back) must also be submitted by June 25.
  • Scouts who signed up for Emergency Preparedness must have completed First Aid before summer camp so please contact Mr. Costello ASAP.
  • Many of the merit badges require the completion of prerequisites so please be sure you are aware of what they are and complete them.
The next backpacking trip will be June 8-9 at Oil Creek State Park. The permission slip is online and due May 28. It will be a rigorous hike!

A speaking of Philmont, for those going your monthly $200 payment is due at the next Troop meeting (May 21).

Watch for the permission slip for the June campout soon!

Announcements: May 15

posted May 15, 2019, 5:51 PM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

Thank you Scouts and adults for helping unload and sort the flowers yesterday. Your help was MUCH appreciated!

Our sponsoring organization (FHPC) is holding a workday THIS Saturday, May 18 from 8AM-12:30PM. They need help from the Scouts including cleaning the basement, clearing leaves and debris from the property, painting railings, etc. Again please consider volunteering some of your time on Saturday to help FHPC with their needs. We are VERY fortunate to have such a great sponsoring organization so let's show our appreciation! Please sign-up here so we know who to expect. You can come at any time! Siblings and parents are welcome to join! http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/YILOC5Sx1mE

A reminder that our first Buck Night of the year will be next Tuesday, May 21 from 6-7:30 PM. It's important that every family sign up for at least ONE item: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/xYjj6XWEJcM. If you're not familiar with Buck Night, the Troop sells a hot dog, bag of chips and drink for $1. The families donate the items we sell. Please join us and invite your friends and neighbors for a cheap dinner!

Troop 90 has been asked by the Borough to participant in the annual Memorial Day service at the Borough Building on Monday, May 27. We need to help set-up chairs so please arrive at 10 AM in your Class A uniform. The service starts at 11 AM. We will participate in the flag raising ceremony. Lunch follows.

Summer Camp Reminders
  • All Scouts AND adults going to summer camp MUST submit their BSA Health and Medical Form (Parts A-B-C) to Mr. Bill Seeman by June 25 at the very latest. Remember that Part C requires a physical examination by your doctor. 
  • You need to submit the LHC Supplemental Medical Form by June 25 for both Scouts and adults.
  • Adults (including leaders) also need to submit a copy of your BSA Youth Protection certificate, plus copies of your three PA Clearance documents by June 25.
  • A copy of your insurance card (front and back) must also be submitted by June 25.
  • Scouts who signed up for Emergency Preparedness must have completed First Aid before summer camp so please contact Mr. Costello ASAP.
  • Many of the merit badges require the completion of prerequisites so please be sure you are aware of what they are and complete them.
The next backpacking trip will be June 8-9 at Oil Creek State Park. The permission slip is online and due May 28. It will be a rigorous hike!

A speaking of Philmont, for those going your monthly $200 payment is due at the next Troop meeting (May 21).

Announcements: May 13

posted May 13, 2019, 3:40 AM by BSA Troop 90 Forest Hills, PA

We have 581 flats of flowers due to arrive at FHPC TOMORROW (May 14) at 3 PM and need HELP unloading and sorting them. Please sign-up if you're able to help: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/cwqgiJ+o$UU

Our first Buck Night of the year will be Tuesday, May 21 from 6-7:30 PM. It's important that every family sign up for at least ONE item: http://troop90.pleasebringit.com/public/xYjj6XWEJcM. If you're not familiar with Buck Night, the Troop sells a hot dog, bag of chips and drink for $1. The families donate the items we sell. Please join us and invite your friends and neighbors for a cheap dinner!

Our sponsoring organization (FHPC) is holding a workday on Saturday, May 18 from 8AM-12:30PM. They need help from the Scouts including cleaning the basement, clearing leaves and debris from the property, painting railings, etc. Again please consider volunteering some of your time on Saturday to help FHPC with their needs. We are VERY fortunate to have such a great sponsoring organization so let's show our appreciation!

Memorial Day is almost here and the Scouts of Troop 90 have been asked to participate in the annual Memorial Day service at the Borough Building on Monday, May 27. We need to help set-up chairs so please arrive at 10 AM in your Class A uniform. The service starts at 11 AM. We will participate in the flag raising ceremony. Lunch follows.

Summer Camp Reminders
  • All Scouts AND adults going to summer camp MUST submit their BSA Health and Medical Form (Parts A-B-C) to Mr. Bill Seeman by June 25 at the very latest. Remember that Part C requires a physical examination by your doctor. 
  • You need to submit the LHC Supplemental Medical Form by June 25 for both Scouts and adults.
  • Adults (including leaders) also need to submit a copy of your BSA Youth Protection certificate, plus copies of your three PA Clearance documents by June 25.
  • A copy of your insurance card (front and back) must also be submitted by June 25.
  • Scouts who signed up for Emergency Preparedness must have completed First Aid before summer camp so please contact Mr. Costello ASAP to let him know (emtp772@aol.com).
  • Many of the merit badges require the completion of prerequisites so please be sure you are aware of what they are and complete them.
The next backpacking trip will be June 8-9 at Oil Creek State Park. The permission slip is online and due May 28. It will be a rigorous hike!

Personal note...I will not be at the next two Troop meetings so please email me if you need an announcement to go out.

Yours in Scouting,
Ed Galloway

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