Congratulations to N Bolding for earning his Eagle rank at his Eagle Board of Review tonight.
Congratulations again to the following Scouts for their recent rank advancement we mentioned Monday night at the meeting:
E Kidd Gold Palm
N Brown 2nd Class 11/18/2013 1st Class 02/24/2014
J Carter 1st and 2nd Class 11/22/2013
J DiNella Life 11/18/2013
M Jones 2nd Class 1/04/2014
B Chaney Life 12/01/201
C Thompson Life 12/01/2013
Thanks to Mr. WillIam Kok for serving as the guest speaker, covereing the second phase of the corporate security world as a career with this time explaining in details in locking mechanisms used in the industry on a daily basis....we also had a preview, thanks to Mr. Ian Thompson, about our guest speaker in May..Michael Thompson, a ranking PGA professional who attributes his success to his Eagle rank.
We announced that the Lions Hut in the Park above the Hut has been turned over to the Troop for storage and vending (at the annual Bluff Park Art show) ...we will be cleaning and refurbishing it to meet our needs and talking to it's use to generate funds.
March and April are going to be busy months:
Saturday March 8: If you have not registered, you may still do so with Mrs. Lewis , for the Second Annual Troop Yard Sale at the BPUMC. The fee is $25.00..the rest is the Scout's for coming expenses to help the family out..there will be drawings from all the local merchants and it is being advertised in the local papers. We will have tables available from the Hut and a crew will present Friday night to watch any early set ups...the event will start at 8:00AM and be complete at 2:00PM with pick up of all remaining you may wish to contribute
Monday March 10: Regular meeting, Guest Speaker is Mr. Jack Wright, President of the Hoover City Council. The Scouts will also plan their meals for the coming rappelling trip to Bucks Pocket State Park (March 14-16) The fee is $50.00 per person covering fuel, meals, park fees, and fees for rappelling expertise (Mr. Vander Hill and assistant(s).
As mentioned in a recent memo to the Troop today, Mrs. Brownbridge is representing the Troop for the sale of GAC Scout Cards recommend by the Council regarding their sale and purpose for the Troop.
Thursday, March 13....all troop and patrol quartermasters, patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders need to be present at 6:30 PM to gather and load gear for the trip. Uniform not required...this usually takes an hour or so.
Scouts should dress for the weather for the trip. Hiking boots or substantial shoes for rappelling with long pants or jeans....long sleeve shirt is preferable for rappelling and if cool weather. Travel is the khaki BSA shirt, Scout trousers, socks, and belt. We will meet at the Hut at 5:00PM on Friday March 14. He should eat before leaving or pack a dinner meal on the road..
We will make a fuel stop on the way up at a gas station and stop at a McDonalds on the return for lunch. We will be staying in the primitive BSA area...the Troop provides the Scouts w/tents...
Scouts/leaders may bring a hammock with the 1 inch or more enviro straps for the trees....leaders bringing personal tents should bring/use only the one-two person style, as is always the case on our trips, since space is limited on the site where we will be camping.....We should return to the Hut at about 2:00 PM or sooner on Sunday, March 16.
Monday, March 17 The Troop meets a the Hut at 6:45 PM for a bus trip to the Reid Crotty Fellowship Hall at the BPUMC for the WEBELO Cross over....Uniform is Class A w/Neckerchief and Sash to greet the new WEBELOs and their parents entering the Troop. Parents can pick the Scout up between 7:30 and 7:45 PM...the Troop's OA team will perform at the Cross over and the entire Troop will welcome the new WEBELOS and their parents in as members.
March 21-23 Order of the Arrow Pow Wow at Camp Comer...
Monday March 24 No meeting due to Spring Break
Monday, March 31 Patrol leaders, assistant patrol leaders, Troop quartermasters, patrol quartermasters meet at the Hut at 6:30 PM to take down and store camping gear from rappelling trip. Patrol leaders conference (PLC) starts at 7:00 PM...Troop Committee Meeting starts at 8:00PM Uniform not required.
Thursday, April 3 6:30 PM at the Hut..New Scout Orientation with WEBELOS and parents ( Make up on April 4 at 6:30 PM)
Saturday, April 5-6 New Scout Campout; Oak Mountain State Park..New Scouts w/parent(s) and Troop guides/leaders...There is usually about five or more Scouts attending with a parent/s ..as always , we will need Scouts and leaders to assist as guides with this trip.
We will meet on Saturday at 7:30 AM at the Hut, prepare and load camping gear, stop at the Piggly Wiggly for meals, camp at Oak Mountain primitive site with introduction to the Scout and Tenderfoot ranks and other, and pre-summer camp requirements.
Return to Hut at 9:00-10:00 AM on Sunday.
Monday, April 7 Regular meeting Back Packing preparation/demo/meal planning.
Thursday, April 10 meet at Hut for preparing/ loading back packing gear.
April 11-13 Back packing Location TBA at March 31 PLC
Monday, April 14 Back packing gear take down and storage. PLC and Troop Committee Meeting following at 7:00 and 8:00PM.
Monday, April 21 Order of the Arrow and Troop Elections
Monday, April 28 Troop Court of Honor at BPUMC Reid Crotty Fellowship Hall Details and agenda TBA at PLC.
YiS Dan s
"Delivering the Promise"