The August outing will be backpacking in Shenandoah National Park. Please let Mr. Kaufman know by Monday 7/23 if you are planning to attend.
When: Thursday 8/2 – Sunday 8/5
Where: Shenandoah National Park in Western Virginia
Cost: $130 per person – includes gas, tolls, park fees, & meals
We will plan to leave early on Thursday, approx. 7:00 AM, as this is a 7ish hour drive. Scouts will bring a sack lunch to eat on the way to Shenandoah.
Friday and Saturday we will be exploring the National Park via the Appalachian Trail and other side trails to overlook vistas, waterfalls, and possibly Hoover’s Rapidan Camp. We will also work to teach younger scouts the basics of backpacking. For example, how to properly pack your backpack, how to set up & bear proof camp, and cooking on backpacking stoves.
We will drive home on Sunday, arriving late afternoon.
The June outing for the Troop AND Crew is Canoeing & Kayaking on the Mohican River the weekend of June 1-3. The cost of $50 per participant includes camping, the river trip,
Note: All commitment forms will be due at the Monday meeting on May 21 2018
This is the 15 mile trip so lunches will need packed in waterproof bags or containers. Anything else you take on the river will need to be strapped on or strapped in or it may get washed down the river forever
Small bailing buckets and water fight toys are a good idea but BSA will not allow water guns.
THE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT ATTACHED TO THE EMAIL OR DOWNLOADABLE HERE MUST BE RETURNED WITH THE COMMITMENT FORM OR YOU WILL NOT LEAVE WITH US ON FRIDAY
If you are unable to attend the troop meeting this Monday the 21st, the permission form must be in ASM Peters’ hands or Gmail inbox no later than Thursday May 24 2018.
This is a huge scouting event that only happens once every 4 years: Thunderbase. And there are 10 discounted tickets remaining!
This is a camporee. A council wide event open to any cub scout, boy scout, venture scout – hundreds will be attending this year.
There is an opportunity for each scout and parent attending to receive a t-shirt. But for this to happen, you must register by March 31. Due to our meeting schedule in March we only have one more full meeting on March 19. Please print out the form sent via email and also available here for download and bring it and your check for $50 to the meeting on March 19 or make sure to email Mr. Steele your shirt size by March 31 so I can order you a shirt. This order must be in by March 31st.
Scouts are now preparing for our New Scout Field Days campout on April 20th – 22nd. Each Patrol has had a Skill Station assigned at the last PLC meeting. During the April 2nd and 16th Troop meetings, each patrol will need to finish up making their plans for New Scout Field Day.
These patrol meeting plans should include the following:
- Patrols need to have their New Scout Field Day Skill Stations plans firmed up and ready to go.
- Patrols need to plan their meals to include their New Scout guests for Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the short fundraiser informational meeting this Monday February 26th at 8 p.m. provided by Chris Sadlicki fundraiser director at Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse
Monday February 26th 2018 Kicks off our 3rd annual troop 843 Spring Mother’s Day flower sale Fundraiser campaign! Our goal this year is for each Scout to profit at least $300 to replenish your Scout accounts and be used for camps and activities throughout your scouting career. 100% of all profits are deposited directly into each selling Scouts account. In the past years we have had great success with many Scout being able to fully fund several monthly camps throughout the year and even pay for summer camp in full. (more…)