Newsletter 2013-02-12

posted Feb 19, 2013, 5:10 AM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Mar 11, 2013, 4:37 AM ]
The troop survived its 33rd BroadCreek Father and Son camp-in the weekend of 2/1-2/3.  We had two cabins, both filled to capacity, 37 attendees in all.  The scouts spent the day Saturday tackling a number of outdoor challenges as patrols.  They were scored on participation, success, teamwork and enthusiasm. the events included matchless firebuilding, compass work, shelter building and a teamwork challenge.
both patrols scored well with only two points separating them at the end.  Each year we hope for snow and we got about an inch Saturday night.
 
Order of the Arrow Elections
The troop will hold its annual OA election this Thursday at the troop meeting.  The Order of the Arrow is the Honor Camping organization within the BSA and to qualify a scout must be First Class, have 15 nights of Camping, including one long term camp (minimum 6 nights), have Scoutmaster approval and receive at least 51 % of the vote.
 
Troop Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader Elections
The troop will also hold its semi-annual leadership elections the same evening as the OA elections. Everyone is needed at the meeting to make the election a success. 
 
There will be NO troop meeting on February 21st due to Parish Activities week at St. John's.  The regular meeting schedule will resume the following week.
 
The Ski Trip is a go for the weekend of March 1-2-3.
 
Service Project
The troop will be particpating in the Stop Hunger Now event being held at Colesville Presbyterian Church on Saturday March 9th from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.  We will be packing food bags as we have done before. it is a Class A uniform event and service hours can be earned.
 
Philmont High Adventure Preparations.
Mr Ingeholm will be conducting a number of training events over the next few months to get the crews ready to tackle the mountains in New Mexico this summer.
Schedule
Planning meeting  Feb 16 morning
Final payment due Feb 28   $335
3/9 Morning or Afternoon Hike
4/6-7 Overnight
4/20-21 Overnight
 
Summer Camp
Its not to soon to be talking about Summer Camp.  The troop will be going the week of JUly 7th thru the 13th to Camp Olmsted at Goshen Scout reservation in Virginia
A deposit of $ 50 before March 15th will get you a free Scout cap.
The fees are.
Scouts                                             Adults
Early Bird Payment - $290   by 4/25      $230
Regular Payment -    $330   by 5/30      $270
At Camp Payment -   $370                    $310
Payments are to be made to Troop 1441.
You can save a lot of $$ if you register early
the $50 Hat incentive will be considered part of your payment. 
 
Strawberry Festival
The Committee is meeting this week to determine if there will be a festival this year.  If there is Troop 1441 will manage the parking lot as we have done for the last 21 years.  More to come.
 
Merit Badge Day.
Merit badge day has become very popular and many of the classes filled up early.  Some of the classes you registered for may be filled.
If so, you can select another badge or get a refund.
Final lists will be available at the Thursday night meeting.
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