April 14

Post date: Apr 16, 2009 3:44:52 PM

This weekend we are camping and hiking in the Blue Ridge on the AT! Permission slips and directions are attached. Gather at the church at 5:30 for a 6:00 departure. Please remember appropriate clothing. It's typically about 10 degrees colder over in that part of the world than it is here, so if we're expecting lows in the 40's Friday and Saturday evening, we should be prepared for lows in the 30's. Roadrunners are responsible for their own lunches on Saturday, so they'll need to remember to bring that food with them. We’ll return to the church between 12:30 and 1:00 on Sunday.

New rules for Circle Time – Beginning next week Scouts and leaders planning to make announcements at circle time must clear their announcements with the SPL prior to the beginning of circle time.

Summer Camp is closer than you think - Make sure your med form is up to date. There is a new Med form that will be required soon, so you might want to get it done. It is available at: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34605_Letter.pdf

Kurt G’s Eagle Court of Honor is the 26th – Plan on attending, and practice is next week toward the end of the meeting.

Scout account totals are updated – see or contact Mr. Showalter if you want to know what is in your account.

Adult volunteer opportunities – The troop is looking for adult volunteers for two positions – Popcorn Kernel (the leader for the fall popcorn sale), and a new Troop Treasurer to begin in the fall. If you have any questions about what is involved please contact Mr. Showalter.

Advice from the Scoutmaster: All people have value, no matter what they look like on the outside!

Upcoming Events:

· 4/17-19 - AT Trip (rescheduled)

· 4/26 – 2:00 Kurt G.’s Eagle Court of Honor

· 5/3 - 4:00 - Stephen K’s Eagle Court of Honor

· 5/30 – Charles G’s Court of Honor

Please remember that Troop meetings start promptly at 7:30. Leaders are there from about 7:15 and Scouts can gather and take advantage of this time to talk to the leaders.