February 17

Post date: Feb 19, 2009 9:56:15 PM

Congratulation to Kurt - our newest Eagle Scout.

Plans took place for this Saturday's advancement day. Eric and Mikey are leading this but need the help of the older scouts and parents as well. There will be many opportunities in the areas of first aid, knot tying, plant & animal identification, lashing, cooking ...

If you need to cook an individual meal, please bring the ingredients for a hobo pack. If you don't need to cook, please pack a lunch. Make sure you dress for the weather. BRING YOUR HANDBOOK. This event will be from 10 AM to 3 PM.

White water - an email already went out on this. The leaders will meet tonight to discuss our options and will get back to you. If you haven't responded to the prior email and want to go, let me know ASAP.

Stew is coming up quickly - February 27 & 28 (Friday night through Saturday Morning) Final orders were due on the 17th, but we have some additional capacity. Don't stop selling, but give us the numbers as soon as possible. We need adults to get stew pots on Tuesday night at 7 PM. Meet at Shady Grove Methodist Church on the corner of Meadowbridge and Shady Grove - in the back of the church. We will also need a team to pick up the pot at the Ruritan. I plan to be at the Carson building around 6:45 so you can drop off the boys early. Also, on the Saturday of the stew, we will need people to return the pots starting around 8 AM. Of course we also need adults to pick chicken on Friday night and to pack it on Saturday morning.

Junior Leader Training - If you are interested, let me know. This is supplemental training, but is a great program run by our district. On March 7, there is an all-day meeting to give you the information necessary to carry out the weekend trip and much more. The weekend trip will be on March 20-22. This is fun and will train you as a leader.

OA Items:

For Conclave and NOAC information, please see Ben Ward.

March 13-15 OA Service weekend.

Jamboree information is available from Ben, and on-line.

2/21 - Advancement Day

2/27-28 - Spring Stew (Friday Night - Saturday morning)

3/21 - Stephen's Eagle Ceremony - details to come

3/27-29 - Hiking Weekend - pre-hike for the AT

4/4-4/9 - AT Hike

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.