Hi all, several notes for parents:
Normally, we ask the boys to take responsibility for communication between the troop and parents. However, we realize that sometimes our boys ‘forget.’ :O)
So, we’re going to try to do a better job at posting weekly announcements on the website to assist (but not replace) the communication process. Here’s the latest …
April 11-12 Wilson Campout
The boys will be doing a quick training campout at Wilson Church, up by the barn, Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12, starting at 11 a.m. on that Saturday.
WE NEED TWO ADULT VOLUNTEERS TO ATTEND!
Right now, we don’t have adult coverage for the campout. If you have Youth Protection Training, you can attend the campout. Contact Keith Moore or Swanie if you can attend.
The boys are going to work on their Fire N’ Chit and Tote N’ Chip training to learn how to safely use fires, axes, knives, and saws for summer camp. We’re also going to work on some cooking skills.
2015 Summer Camp
We now have a web page for 2015 Summer Camp: http://www.bsatroop287.org/summer-camp-2015/
This page will be updated by ASM Sean Warner on a regular basis. There is also a link to this page at the top of the website in case you can’t remember the full link address. If you have questions, you can post a comment at the bottom of the page and we’ll try to reply as soon as we can. Everyone will be able to see the comments and replies.
PUT IN YOUR CALENDAR: MAY 5 – SWIM TEST.
Boys will be required to do a swim test before going to summer camp. We’ll be doing a swim test the first Tuesday in May, 5th. Location and cost: TBD.
On the summer camp page, there’s a medical form you can download and print. You need to have it completed by your family physician or nurse practitioner prior to going to summer camp. Your boy will not be allowed at camp without it.
2015 Canoe Trip
There is now a web page with information coming soon for the 2015 Canoe Trip to Green River, CO/UT: http://www.bsatroop287.org/canoe-trip-2015/
Right now, it looks like the adult leaders going on the trip will be Jon Ullmann and Chris Swanson (Swanie). In the next several months, we’ll be planning several parent meetings to go over trip details and logistics. By now, you would have needed to commit your first $50 down payment to go on the trip. We’ll be collecting the remainder at a later time.
PUT IN YOUR CALENDAR: MAY 5 – SWIM TEST & CANOE TRAINING.
Boys will be required to do a swim test before going to summer camp. We’ll be doing a swim test and canoe training the first Tuesday in May, 5th. Location: TBD.
On the canoe trip page, there’s a medical form you can download and print. You need to have it completed by your family physician or nurse practitioner prior to going to summer camp. Your boy will not be allowed at camp without it.
Assistant Scoutmasters Needed!
As you can imagine, we need adult leader volunteers to make the troop run. If you’re interested in being an assistant scoutmaster, we could really use your help. We have an influx of 12 new scouts over the past year, which is great, but we really need some new ASMs, too!
If you’re interested, we can get you going right away. There’s some good training provided by BSA to help you learn the ropes. Don’t feel like you had to have been in scouts before to be an ASM. You just need to be able to attend scout meetings and outing and provide adult leadership and guidance. The scout knowledge will come along, no problem.