As of December 31, 2016, the grace period for finishing up ranks you were working on will end. As of January 1, 2017, you MUST do the requirements in the new scout book. Carn, Watermelons and Skywings, you are already doing new book requirements, so this doesn’t apply to you. All other patrols if you are mid rank, and you didn’t start that rank with the new requirements, you will be responsible for the new book reqs. Many of you have already done this as you came in for your Board of Reviews, and we provided the next rank info to you. You are not required to buy a new book. The pages you can print out and staple in existing book can be found at:
Don’t panic- if you have done all your requirements in 2016 and are simply waiting to do a SM conference and Board of Review, you won’t be penalized when these happen in early 2017. All other questions come see Traci, Kelly, or Shannon at a meeting. (Star, Life, and Eagle reqs didn’t change much, mostly wording was added. You will still need the new pages in your book)
Monday, Dec 19th is our last meeting for 2016, and that also means that we will be hosting our first annual Troop Holiday Party.
The doors to the church open tomorrow at 6:30 PM. We encourage everyone to bring a finger-food dessert type dish to share with the troop.
Around 7:00 PM, we will be starting a couple of games that scouts and families can participate in. These games were already organized at the previous PLC.
The PLC wants to keep this on the casual and fun side, so everyone can wear a fun, ugly holiday sweater to show their holiday spirit. If you do not have an ugly sweater, wear a class B uniform. Class A is NOT REQUIRED.
In keeping with Scout Morals, we have decided to take up a winter clothing drive. PLEASE BRING NEW HATS, MITTENS, GLOVES, SCARFS, LONG UNDERWEAR, or WINTER SOCKS to be donated tomorrow night. All donations must go into the boxes marked Troop 843 PIN clothing drive.
There will be a white elephant gift exchange starting at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary. Remember, in order to receive a gift, you must bring a gift.