Newsletter 2016-04-20

Post date: Apr 24, 2016 10:40:19 PM

This is Camporee Weekend at Greenbelt National Park and wouldn't you know it, it will rain on Friday evening when we go out to set up. So, what else is new? We can handle it, this past Klondike Derby gave us the opportunity to train in real circumstances. Remember, you need to be prepared for the rain, hats, boots ponchos.

This year each Patrol will have its own independent site with their own equipment. Each Patrol will be competing as a separate unit against all of the other patrols in the District They will travel from challenge site to challenge site doing their best to score the highest. The Leaders, well, we will be around in our own campsite, enjoying the Park and chillin', yeah, right.

We will meet at the SJB parking lot in uniform, with all of our necessary gear. Don't forget anything, as you may have to got home to get it. A Scout is Prepared.

We will return from Greenbelt at !! AM Sunday Morning.

Parents are needed to drive the Scouts to and from the Campsite.

Each Patrol has prepared its own menu and hopefully done the shopping.

A Permission Slip is attached.

PATROL ORGANIZATION

A number of scouts have recently joined our troop and have been assigned to patrols. The following is a list Of each Patrol's membership. This is a fluid arrangement and there may still be some changes.

GRIFFINS FALCONS DRAGONS

TAWEEL, JACK (PL) KEEGAN, RYAN (PL) MASSIAH, MAX (PL)

DARBY, JACKSON AYELEWORK, NOLAWI BACKLUND, SAM

DAVIS, JUSTIN BAUER, MATT BARNES, JACK

HANSBERRY, MAX CRAVEN, CHANDLER BAUER, DAVID

KEPGANG,CEDRIC DAMIANO, NOCHOLAS CASHMORE, JOSHUA

MAGEE RENNER, PAUL GAMARRO, CHRIS KARERI, ANDREW

MEKUANENT, EZANA GARCIA, DAVID MAIR, DREW

NONO, WILFRED HUNDLEY, THOMAS SODERBERG, KEVIN

VANDEGRRIFF, LINCOLN METREY, ALEX VANDEGRIFF, JOHAN

VEGA, JESSE PAULTER, NICHOLAS

DAVID THOMAS SODERBERG, JOSH

SUDAT, MAHIR

COSTA, CHARLES

JACK HINO IS THE SENIOR PATROL LEADER

DANIEL KASSMAN IS THE ASSISTANT SENIOR PATROL LEADER

THESE SCOUTS ARE ATTACHED TO THE DRAGON PATROL FOR PATROL ACTIVIITES.

If any scouts have been missed, we will fix it.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN-UPS

All those who paid last week have been registered. Registrations are still open, the current rate is $400 per scout. Schedule/Merit Badge choices are now open.

PHILMONT HIGH ADVENTURE TREK PREPARATION.

In order to insure a successful trip a number of training events have been scheduled. it is very important that both adults and scouts attend these events to train, assess your readiness and ability to participate. It would be detrimental to the crews if one or more individuals could not cope with the situations that might arise. Compatibility is critical if you are out on the trail as a group for 9 or 10 days. The Scout Law is the guide we follow.

April 30 - May 1st Philmont Overnight

May 21 - 22 Philmont Overnight

June 3-4-5 Philmont two nighter

June 17-18-19 Philmont two nighter

June 24-25-26 Philmont two nighter

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TROOP ELECTIONS

The Troop will be holding its semi-annual leadership elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders

The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader the runner up in the SPL Election.

Pleas email me if you wish to run for office.

June 20 is MCPS last day

PLANNING MEETINGS.

Each year the Troop conducts annual planning meetings for the Scouts and leaders.

The Scouts will meet on Thursday May12th to discuss and select their activities for 2016-17.

The following Tuesday May 17, the leaders and interested adults will meet to discuss logistics, etc.

the results of these meetings will be our annual plan.

DISTRICT AWARDS DINNER TUESDAY MAY 24TH. COLESVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Scouter throughout the district at all levels will be recognized for their support of the scouting program throughout the year.