Patrol Leader Council – 6:30 PM. All Senior Leadership and Patrol leaders, and/or the Assistant Patrol Leader for each patrol must attend. Being present for these meetings each month is an essential part of the leadership commitment! Mr Mick recommends that all boys in leadership now please have a Troop calendar (see below) or some other PAPER METHOD to keep track of dates and things discussed. Taking notes on their phones is not acceptable.
Advancement Night – Next week’s meeting is an advancement night. Pinetrees have a regular meeting. Senior leadership must stick around to be available to help younger scouts get ranks requirements signed off.
Calendars – As many of you saw last week, we have put together a calendar that has lots of pictures of the boys’ activities over the last year, and contains the dates for the activities and meetings in 2020. They are $20 and can be purchased at the kitchen window.
Reminder about Scout Activities – Mr Mick is going to be stressing to the boys that regular attendance at meetings is a required part of the Troop bylaws AND, important for rank advancement. We will be checking your son’s attendance records when they request a Board of Review from now on. In addition, it is critical that the boys attend most troop activities: This includes camp outs, and the mandatory events like Scouting for Food and Webelos Skills Day. We have much lower than normal participation in scheduled campouts last fall, and EXTREMELY LOW attendance for the Scouting for Food. Please encourage your boys to participate in as many events as they can, even in less than ideal weather! Learning to be in the outdoors in not just about blue skies.
Camping when conditions are challenging builds character, grows friendships, creates memories, and teaches the boys how to BE PREPARED!!! for all eventualities and conditions.
Ryan Casey Eagle Scout Project – Ryan is collecting used sports equipment, girls and boys, any age group. These will be delivered to kids in need through the schools for next years’ sports. You can bring anything you want to donate to meetings the through February. There will also be a bin at the Court of Honor. Thanks!
Court of Honor – January Court of Honor will be on the 28th beginning at 6:30. Eagles will do the set up at 6 PM. Panda’s are on clean up crew. Panda’s – Please plan to stay after to clean the Church.
Three Rivers Merit Badge College – Registration is open for this on the local council website. It will take place at Whitworth. The first weekend is January 25, 2020. Here is the link to register. https://scoutingevent.com/611-TR_MBC_2020
They are focusing on Eagle required badges, so this is a good chance to get some of the more dreaded ones done : Communications, Citizenships, etc.
Chewelah Peak – Sign up sheet will be in the kitchen. Date is Saturday February 1-2. Cost per person this year is $42. I have one bot who needs a ride up and back. Please email me if you are going and have an extra seat. email@example.com
Summer Camp – This year we are “in council” at Camp at Easton for the 100th Anniversary! It is expected to be a great deal of fun! Dates are June 21-27. Due to many factors, not the least of which is the departure of the LDS troops, the cost of camp has increased to $380 this year. If you would like your son to go to camp, please let me know. I can collect full payment at any time, but at the very least, please plan to pay the first deposit March 1, of $100.
Haven’t signed Zach up yet for Chewelah as I am trying to find a ride for him. My car has a blown exhaust valve and can’t make that trip, possibly. Could you include Zach in your email search for rides for kids?