There will be a hike at Fishtrap Lake this coming Sunday, 25 September. This is a 3-4 hour event. We will meet at Fishtrap Loop Trail south parking lot at 9am
The weather report looks promising. Please bring a compass if you can along with your 10 essentials for a day hike. I will have maps. If a scout needs a ride, please contact me asap. Please also RSVP so I know who to expect. Google says it is a 40 min drive. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Court of Honor September 27, Set up 6, Start of Meal 6:30 PM. We will have our normal potluck style event!!! I realize that there are many families that have not experienced this. Courts of Honor Pre-COVID were a potluck meal we all share, and then we have our awards handed out. So here is how we break this down:
Last names M- Z: Bring a Main Dish and Side to share. Last Names A-L: Bring A Dessert and a Side to share. Each family bring you own plates, utensils and beverages.
We also use this time to bless the church that hosts us. There will be a basket at the head of the food table that we call “Dime-A-Dip”. Any cash contributions that are put into the basket are donated to Hamblen Presbyterian. We are SO excited to bring back this favorite tradition!!!
N-Sid-Sen Camp and Conference Center (www.n-sid-sen.org) we are hosting an Action Camp, free to all ages. We will be re-routing hiking trails, pressure washing buildings, building a shelter at a Lookout point, and so much more. Please come enjoy some hard work, community projects, and soul food with Friends of N-Sid-Sen Sept. 29th-Oct. 2nd, starting at 4pm Thurs. and ending at 11am Sun.
Register Online at this link for lodging, dietary needs, and health forms. Covid Vaccines are required for this event. Volunteer/Service hours will be recorded for project participation. You can stay for a day, a few hours, or all weekend. Action Camp is a project-based camp, with lots of projects to wrap up for fall. Work gloves, outdoor clothing, and appropriate shoes are recommended as well as a hat, water bottle, and your favorite work tools. All are Welcome!
Action Camp Registration Link: https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=367&campCode=nss&idSession=369747
NEW EAGLE REQUIRED MERIT BADGE– Citizenship in Society begins October 4
Citizenship in the Community begins November 1
Keep saving and bringing your cans!
ADULT LEADERSHIP – We need a new advancement coordinator in January. Brad Schwartz has done an excellent job organizing and tracking the merit badges and rank advancement, but he needs to step away. We would love someone to volunteer now so Brad can train you before he leaves in January. This is one of the jobs in the troop that needs pretty regular attendance at meetings Please let Christell know if you can serve the troop in this way!
RECHARTER– 2023 dues: Although dues at the national level have steadily been increasing, due to our fundraising efforts, especially the can collection, we have been able to keep out troop dues the same for years. However, this year, we have decided we need to increase by just a bit to offset the costs. Dues this year will be $130. We will start collecting for that in October. Please let us know if your family needs assistance. WE WANT ALL SCOUTS TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE REGARDLESS OF FINANCIAL SITUATION.
REGISTERED ADULTS: PLEASE RENEW YOUR YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING