Troop 315 May Newsletter
Our troop makes me so happy. Our first meeting , back together, was a great moment . The whole gang met outside for a flag raising by our color guard. Announcement of upcoming program was met with great excitement and our newest scouts were all there ready to dive into this chapter of their scout lives. Boy; did we all miss it. I hope you are all ready for an amazing summer with the troop. Everything is in full swing, Fund raisers, High adventure, Summer camp, awards ceremonies and yes, a video game night . It’s like laying out the red carpet for our newbies so they see al the great stuff we do.
So what did the scout decide to do this summer; ALOT
Law Merit Badge May 8 –
Courthouse in BG for mock trial with Judge Reiger for Law Merit Badge. Meet at scout house in class A at 8:00am with your paperwork for the merit badge. Lunch will be provided and we should be done by 12:00pm
May 9 – Mothers Day, spend it with family and mom – No meeting
Armed Forces Details May 14 – 16
We will leave on Friday May 14 from scout house and go to Findlay’s Millstream Fairgrounds, camp and set up for the G.I. breakfast. This camp is free and includes all the Military displays, reenactments and swap meat. NOTE. Scouts have been known to buy items that cannot be brought to scout functions. If you do buy this stuff. We will hold onto it til after the camp and give back when parents pick you up. Also. Do not participate in any of the air soft wars that are staged by the re enactors. Lots of cool stuff there, knives, shooting stars, armor etc. Be ready for a leader to hold on to it til we get home. If it is a rainy weekend. we will pack up on Saturday evening.
May 23 & 30 Normal meetings. at 6pm
Memorial Day parade May 31
Line up at fire station at 8:30am, Step off at 9:00am Full Class A uniform, including any sashes , kneckerchiefs and extras you may have. We will train to march in patrols at the meetings and fall in behind the NB school marching band. Troop 343- Bradner and Troop 337, Bloomdale have been invited to also march along with Pack 372 and us. The hope is to have a very large scouting presence as a recruiting tool as well as to show N.B. how strong our program is. Looking and acting smartly really sets us off . Smartly ?
Smartly , a very old term adverb
in a manner showing quick-witted intelligence or skill.
“a smartly conceived menu”
in an attractively neat and stylish manner.
“he was dressed smartly in his suit”
Video Game Night. June 19-20
Scouts unanimously voted for this instead of Monsoon Lagoon. We will open scout house on Saturday at 2pm to set up games, We will leave at 3pm to go swimming in Blufton, eat at Stevie B’s for supper and return to scout house for the overnighter. Admission for pool and Stevie B;s should be around $13.00 per scout. On Sunday morning. We need to clean the scout house and be done by 8:00am. Leaders need their rest after this one 🙂 No meeting that Sunday
Summer Camp June 27 – July 3
We have 16 registered and paid scouts with 3 leaders going to camp. I do have most all merit badge sign ups . Physicals will need completed prior to March 10th.
Leaders attending : Joe White, Billy Trout, Jordan Kimmel & Shawn Benjamin : : Scouts – Josh F, Skyler L, Isaiah B, Jesse Noah Levi V. Jordan C, Aaron B, Cole C., Daniel H., Joe R., Rhys W., Jayden F., Cayden L.,Zack T.Chris J.,
If you’re still interested in going and you missed the early bird, we can register you at $332.00 for scouts
Elections July 11 & 18
Annually, The troop elects new leadership into its ranks, Each patrol has a patrol and Assistant patrol leader and the troop has a Senior patrol Leader, currently Jesse and his assistant Zack T. As a scout moves through his scouting life, they earn ranks , merit badges and take charge in different parts of the troop, There is a quartermaster, scribe, chaplains aid, historian, troop guide and so on. The scouts vote on this during these meetings so it’s important to attend since they all have a voice.
Awards picnic July 25
Time for all scouts to recieve patches, ranks, merit badges and office assignments, We usually meet a the park for a potluck and cook burgers and dogs on the grill. We invite the whole family out for food , scouting family time and awards.
Good Ole Summertime July 31
This is an all hands on deck fundraiser, It earns the troop and scouts alot for their accounts. We will have a sign up for scout and parent to work the food stand and trash patrol in 2 hour time slots, We are open from 10am to 9:30pm. Please consider helping since we need assistance in cooking, cashier, sandwich making. While we use the scouts for all this. It’s important to help and guide during the food handling process. The troop applies for a temporary food license and has to adhere to all local rules on food handling. Frank usually handles the kitchen along with volunteer parents. There is a setup Friday and clean up Saturday shift as well. We run 4 scouts and parents per 2 hr shift.
White Water Rafting August 5-7
Our troop has secured a reservation with Wilderness Voyagers for our white water rafting trip on August 5-7. I’ll need a head count of adults and scouts going. Cost is $105.00 per person. Includes camping, 5 meals and rafting. If you are a driver for the group, your cost is waived . Plans are as follows;
Bring spending money for 2 meals and souvenirs.
9:00am Meet as scouthouse and pack trailers
9:30am Depart to Pennsylvania
12:00pm lunch in travel
3 – 4pm arrive at Benners campsite
we will set up camp, cook supper, swim and settle in for the evening
8:00am Go to Cantina for breakfast
9:00am Rafting on Middle Yough , Lunch on the river
3:00pm return to base and sight see till supper
6:00pm supper at Cantina
7:00pm Back to camp
8:00am Breakfast at cantina
9:00am breakdown camp at Benners and depart
12:00pm lunch in travel
4:30ish should be back to N.B.
Committee and leadership of our Troop
Charter & Rep Dennis Miller – Rotary Club of N.B.
Committee Chair – Mike Julien
Unit Commissioner – John Bailey
Parent Coordinator – Frank Boes
Eagle coach – Larry Bateson
Treasurer – Tiffany Bowling
Committee members at large – Tammy Trout, James Bowling
Scoutmaster – Shawn Benjamin
Assistants – Billy Trout , Joseph White , Tim Brown
Quote from Lord Baden Powell
“Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.”