Good News!! Our 2019 Buchwhack Campout has been rescheduled for March 29th to March 31st. We had hoped to do it a little earlier, but between our schedule and the camps schedule, this was our first opportunity.
I realize that this is during spring break for some of you, but we did not want to push it out any further.
You never know, the way the weather had been, we could have snow… maybe. As a matter of fact, we did have a blizzard on April 2, 2016 and the the cow “Jersey” blew off the sign at Young’s Dairy. This weekend is now called “Down Goes Jersey Weekend” and their milkshakes are on sale… so it all worked out…;-)
If you still plan to come, no action is needed. If you wish to cancel, please let me know by February 25, 2019 and your payment will be deposited in your scout account. If you couldn’t make it on the original date, but would like to attend now, please let me know by February 25, 2019. This is our next regular troop meeting.
Scout Sunday is this Sunday, Feburary 10. Scout and adult volunteers are still needed. Please check the troop email list and contact Mr. Ries if you are able to participate.
LC-UMC is our Charter Organization and this is the Troop’s opportunity to serve it. This is a very important opportunity to give back.
Thank you for signing up
Our Winter Court of Honor will be held on March 4th, normal meeting night at the Church at 7pm.
The due date for all blue cards and Board of Reviews is 2 weeks prior to allow time to put together ceremony and purchase awards. This deadline is Monday FEBRUARY 18th, 2019. This is President’s Day and there is not a normal troop meeting, but if there are scouts needing Board of Reviews, we will likely be doing these at an offsite venue that evening.
Please keep in mind having Feb 18th BORs means that you MUST have your scoutmaster conference done PRIOR to Feb 18th and have contacted us via email with your request to meet so we can assign times. We will do BORs at the Jan 28th and Feb 4th troop meetings if anyone is ready.
There are only 3 more weeks before this cutoff to do a scoutmaster conference: PLAN AHEAD!
It is the time of year to sign up for Summer Camp for 2019. This year we are traveling out of council to Ransburg Scout Reservation just south of Bloomington, Indiana. The camp is on the south side of Lake Monroe. The camp looks to be well run and has tons of opportunities (almost 80 merit badge offered). If you have never attended summer camp you should really think about making this be your first year to come.
Mr Wagaman will be taking permission forms and deposits. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required by 2/11/19. You are welcome to pay the full amount now instead ($345). Otherwise the balance for the early rate will be due 4/1/19. For summer camp all attendees will need to have full medical forms (A, B, and C) filled out and stamped by your doctor. We renew these on an annual basis, so if they are not current they will need to be updated. Med forms can be handed in in the spring of next year.
Remember, there are only two meetings left to turn in your deposit. January 28 and February 4!
Toop 843 invites all Webelos from our local Cub Scout Packs to come visit our Troop. Our Patrols will each put on skills stations to teach the Webelos a little about what it is to be a Boy Scout, giving you a great opportunity to show how awesome our Troop is! Our scouts will be demonstrating knots, lashings, cooking, first aid, axe yard, camping and fire building. All of the stations are going to be set up outside, so we will “Be Prepared” for whatever weather might be thrown at us. This event will be held at Lewis Center United Methodist Church at 1081 Lewis Center Rd in Lewis Center on Saturday, November 10th from 2pm to 4pm for Webelos; Troop members arrive at 1pm for setup.